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Think like a bank when it comes to finance

Whether you’re setting up a coffee shop, or a florist with tycoon ambitions, a good finance team is a must-have. Regardless of how entrepreneurial or …

AppNexus CEO Brian O'Kelley came up with a killer Web ad platform. All that stands between him and a giant payday are Google, mobile and his volatile personality. http://bit.ly/17mWPp3

Intense Secrecy Isn't The Best Strategy For Corporations

Ever since GE built the first industrial lab in 1900, research and development has been a highly secretive affair. Security protocols have been regarded almost as important as scientific ones. Industrial espionage has been pursued as zealously as the political kind.<p>Apple, arguably the world's most …

Toby Keith, Cowboy Capitalist: Country's $500 Million Man

With 70,000 fans awaiting him at the Houston Rodeo, the world’s largest, Toby Keith sits in his tour bus, as relaxed as the denim on his legs. He’s holding court with his usual crew–business partners, not groupies–and he’s mischievously daring me to eat the worm.<p>Half the size of a golf tee, the …

Acne: 10 things you should know about the hot fashion brand

<b>The name</b><p>Up until 1996, the word "acne" wasn't very fashion. Since Acne – which actually stands for Ambition to Create Novel Expressions – began, …

What’s The Best Career Advice You Ever Got?

Yesterday, with delight, you shared with us your worst interview mistakes (and those you’ve witnessed).<p>Boy, were you guys excited! We promise to never cry (or show up drunk) at our next interview.<p>That went so well, we decided to give it another shot. For today’s question, though, we took a more …

Yes dear, I am eyeing her up… it’s in my genes: Scientists offer explanation for why men ogle women

If you catch your man’s eyes wandering when a beautiful stranger walks past, don’t blame him – it’s all the fault of evolution.<p>Chaps are naturally …

The Simple Question That Helps You Use LinkedIn Better

LinkedIn can accelerate your career–if you understand this key to the site.<p>For its founder Reid Hoffman, launching LinkedIn ten years ago was like jumping off a cliff and building an airplane on the way down–but what vehicle hath he wrought upon the working world?<p>Writing at <i>HBR</i>, social media …

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A Genius Slab Pie Template, for Any Fruit Growing Near You

<i>With Genius Recipes correspondent</i> <i>Kristen</i> <i>off in a dark, cookie-filled cave somewhere finishing up the Genius Desserts cookbook manuscript, we're re-running our best ever Genius summer desserts. Wish her luck! And make this pie.</i><p>There are a lot of ways to make a slab pie, and Martha Stewart, bless …