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Here's why Microsoft's new mobile strategy will help it overtake Apple in 3 years: http://onforb.es/1d1gNay

How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

“100mph Bike”

<b>May 09.13 – “100mph bike”</b><p>The 100mph bike, speed bike or any one of the working titles that has been used for this project by the people involved. Its …

3 steps to successful digital marketing

With the onset of the Internet era, consumers are turning to the web for product and service information, reviews of like-minded people and user …

The Complete Story Of How Brazilian Tycoon Eike Batista Lost 99% Of His $34.5 Billion Fortune

And from there it was a life worthy of the silver screen — he married a Playboy model, entered speedboat contests, and amassed a fortune of $34.5 billion. Batista told everyone who would listen that he would soon be the richest man in the world.<p>That was the spring of 2012. Since then Batista has …

"Screw it, just get on and do it." --Richard Branson. A new book is packed full of great advice from Branson. Here are some of the gems: http://f-st.co/zDcu2VX

16 Things You Should Do At The Start Of Every Work Day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success.<p>“Having a good start to the day where you have greater control is critical in achieving better results, …

The Innovations of Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison

17 Startup Founders Give Advice On How To Become Insanely Successful

Despite the fact that thousands have done it all before, it can be daunting to take your first step without a mentor as a guide.<p>Thankfully, the social question-and-answer site Quora has a Startup Advice and Strategy section, which is full of awesome entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who want to …

Startups

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …

Marketing

Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees)

<i>This story appears in the April 9th issue of Forbes magazine.</i><p>At a Google-run competition in ­Vancouver last month, the search giant’s famously secure Chrome Web browser fell to hackers twice. Both of the new methods used a rigged ­website to bypass Chrome’s security protections and completely …

Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy

On paper, Frederic Larson is just one data point in five years of U.S. government statistics showing underemployment in dozens of industries and stagnant income growth across the board. The 63-year-old photographer with two children in college was downsized by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2009. …

Foundation: Evan Williams on Hatching Big Ideas

In today’s episode of my Foundation series, serial entrepreneur Evan Williams talks candidly about his experiences building Blogger, Twitter, and his latest project, Medium. Ev recounts the early days of Twitter, shares what he’s learned about how to scale fast-growth products, and explains his …

33 Startups That Died Reveal Why They Failed

However, this survivorship bias is problematic. Jason Cohen of Smart Bear Software does a nice job articulating this issue stating:<p>Luckily, the startup community often courageously shares their stories — even when things don't end well.<p><i>This list was compiled by ChubbyBrain and was suggested by</i> …

Shifting sands

In a week in which the Premier League fixtures were revealed, which of the sides at the top of the Premier League has the edge? As Daniel Storey …

Soccer

10 Business Apps You Can't Live Without

Sick of the daily grind? Streamline everything from your schedule to your expenses.<p>Though there's an app for almost everything, the app marketplace is so crowded you might not know which are the best fit for you. Here are 10 apps that will make running a business much, much easier.<p><b>1. Evernote.</b> One …

Apps

The 10 Fitness Apps That Could Make Gyms Obsolete

The good news is if you have a smartphone you may not need the gym at all!<p>Owning a smartphone gives you access to thousands of amazing apps, but there are also a wide variety of fitness apps available that can help you get in shape, while saving money on an expensive fitness membership.

Aaron Swartz: hacker, genius… martyr? http://gu.com/p/3g75v Photograph: Chris Stewart/San Francisco Chronicle/Corbis

Forbes Greatest Hits: The world's youngest billionaires: 29 under 40 http://bit.ly/1114zes

Meet Magura's eLECT, an electronic suspension fork for tech-savvy cyclists

If you're looking to trick out your bike, Magura's eLECT might be the electronic suspension system you crave -- if you're willing to sacrifice optimal reaction time. Using a 3D accelerometer, the eLECT analyzes terrain with a 0.2 second window to adjust to how bumpy or smooth your ride is. At first …

Forbes Greatest Hits: 14 things successful people do on weekends: http://bit.ly/16ykMMT 2. Exercise. It's the perfect opportunity to clear you mind and create fresh ideas.

The new gig for the question-answering supercomputer Watson is a bit of a step down from its previous role of fighting cancer, but IBM has a plan. U.S. organizations spend $112 billion on call center labor and software, yet half of the 270 billion customer-service calls go unresolved each year, presenting a fairly sizable opening for an enhanced cognitive computer. http://bit.ly/11Wm2bg