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Ad of the Day: Heineken Found the Perfect Victim for This Hilarious Soccer Prank

Yeah, pranks are a bit passé. But a good one is still plenty entertaining, and this Heineken stunt from Publicis Italy is worth it—because the …

8 Most Overlooked Ways to Lose Weight

His theory, known today as Occum’s Razor, basically says that the simplest path forward is usually the best. And while we’ll never know if William …

Bill Gates' Summer Reading List Is Heavy on Nerd, Light on Non-Nerd

Would you believe the Microsoft founder has a soft spot for comics?<p>You're likely still thumbing through the books on our summer reading list, so forgive Bill Gates for piling on. The Microsoft founder and noted philanthropist has shared a list of the six "beach reads" he's hoping you'll tackle this …

5 Marketing Tips For The Entrepreneur Without Marketing Experience

Gresham Harkless, Jr., the Blogger-in-Chief at CEO Blog Nation, gives some advice to new entrepreneurs who are wondering about how to market their brand. He says, “I use several methods to market my business – all the methods I’ve chosen to adopt are ones that work for me and my personality.<p>When …

Marketing

Watch the moon wobble its way through all of 2015 in this NASA video

As the moon orbits Earth, it keeps the same face oriented toward our planet—almost. From our view, this slight variance—known as libration—looks like a wobble that slowly changes our view of the Moon.<p>Thanks to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a satellite that has orbited the moon since 2009, we …

Astronomy

The Right - A Short Film of Wave Slab Fury from Oz

For A Perfect Work/Life Balance, Quiksilver Now Makes A Business Suit You Can Surf In

You’re a busy businessman with busy businessman things to do. Meetings, phone calls, emails, Vines, steak dinners, and the finest wines available to humanity, buy, sell, buy, sell.<p>But it all doesn’t leave that much time for recreation. Quiksilver in Japan and agency TBWA\HAKUHODO decided to do …

Work Style

Minipreneurship: Proving That Entrepreneurship Is Accessible At Any Age

Let's face it, it is no longer uncommon to see millennials go out on a limb, take the road less traveled, and make a positive impact through entrepreneurship.<p><b>But 7-year-old entrepreneurs</b>... Are we ready for that? Just wait until you read this interview.<p>Our work at The Global Good Fund focuses on …

Motivational Quotes | Runner's World

The 26.2-mile distance has inspired some wise words throughout the ages.​<p>Motivational sayings from the iconic American runner.​<p>The iconic race has sparked some inspirational sayings throughout the years.​<p>Illustrations By Megan Hetzel<p>A champion is made when you look at the time spent …

Angel Investors Invest $27 Million In African Startups Listed On VC4Africa

VC4Africa is the largest online community of venture capitalists, angels and entrepreneurs dedicated to building businesses in Africa. The platform, which was founded in 2008, connects Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs with the resources (knowledge, network and capital) they need to realize …

Venture Capital

The Random Events That Sparked 8 Of The World's Biggest Startups

These household names began as less-than-glamourous solutions to problems.<p>Light-bulb moments don’t happen on command, and brainstorming sessions rarely produce extraordinary results. More often it’s a random remark, event, or memory that sends an entrepreneur down the rabbit hole of innovation. …

Liquid Courage: Hint Water CEO Kara Goldin Takes On The World

Why would a successful technology executive leave a lucrative career to start a beverage company? This is what I wanted to know when I sat down with Kara Goldin, CEO and Founder of Hint Water. Today Hint Water is a $30 million business with presence in stores across the Unites States, it has won …

Multimedia

10 Recommendations To Help Reduce Youth Unemployment Through Entrepreneurship

Youth unemployment remains stubbornly high at 16% across the G20 nations. Encouraging entrepreneurship is widely seen as one of the solutions to the problem, thanks to the jobs a vibrant entrepreneurial organization can create and the path to employment that starting a business provides.<p>All is not …

Entrepreneurship Education Not Just for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is enjoying tremendous growth at our colleges and universities. Courses and programs are now common at institutions large and small, numbering in the hundreds.<p>But let's be honest: The vast majority of students who enroll in these programs will not become entrepreneurs per se. Only …

Entrepreneurship Requires Practice: The Practice Of Play

Welcome back to our mini blog series, Entrepreneurship Requires Practice, teaching how to be entrepreneurial through a set of organizational practices based on actually doing something. My colleague (and occasional golf buddy), Heidi Neck, started us off by laying out the five core practices for …

Meet The PayPal Mafia, The Richest Group Of Men In Silicon Valley

The company founded by Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Max Levchin has spawned three billionaires, many, many millionaires, and generation-defining companies. Here, we break down the key players from the most notorious group in Silicon Valley.<p>The picture above features some of the most poorly dressed …

The boer and the fossil fish – a tribute to Peter Timm

Peter Timm grew up in the farmlands of the landlocked Free State province. When I met him for the first time a few months ago at Sodwana Bay on the …

The Takeaway: Phil the Thrill, Part 2?

Hawaii's spectacular ocean waves – in pictures

Hawaiian photographer Clark Little gets to the heart of the action and shoots ocean waves in Oahu as they roll over him

How I held my breath for 17 minutes | David Blaine

Try something new for 30 days | Matt Cutts

How to succeed? Get more sleep | Arianna Huffington

David Attenborough Narrates An Olympic Curling Match

This is a video of everybody's favorite nature documentary host David Attenborough narrating a women's Olympic curling match. You know, David …

Don’t look down while watching Alex Honnold conquer this mountain

I’M NOT AFRAID of heights, but the idea of free climbing the side of a mountain sort of makes my mind explode. Alex Honnold is <i>the</i> expert in free …

Meet The First Carbon-Neutral Hotel Group In The World, And Why Your Business Should Take Notice

In an interview with Kirsten Brøchner of the Arthur Hotel Group in Copenhagen, Denmark, we discussed their journey to become the first carbon-neutral hotel group in the world, and how their 5-point climate action plan is not only good for the planet, but good for business.<p><b>Rahim Kanani:</b> Tell me a …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

The 2014 Chevrolet SS is a four-door Corvette

The rear-drive, moonlights-as-a-cop-car, zombie-Pontiac rock star.<p>The new Chevy SS is sharp, tactile, a joy to abuse, and the most rewarding Chevy sedan we've ever driven. It's also a bit of an oddball, a performance cardoing its best not to look like one.<p>We've been waiting for the SS ever since GM …

31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.