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4 Signs You Retired Too Early

Here's how to know if you jumped the gun on retirement -- and what to do about it.<p>Many workers dream of retiring early and getting to escape the …

Retirement

Your Product Demo Sucks Because It's Focused on Your Product

<b>“There will be haters. There will be doubters. And then there will be you proving them wrong.”</b><p>This is how Robert Falcone thinks about product demos …

Product Management

This robot will draw and erase anything on your walls

Scribit is a drawing robot that can turn your walls into a work of art. The little bot raised over $1.6 million on Kickstarter, crushing the …

Robotics

Does Cold-Calling Still Work?

In my last article I ranked cold calling at the bottom of the list as far as prospecting activities were concerned.<br>This caused a number of comments …

Is Cold Calling Dead? 17 New Prospecting Strategies Salespeople Should Use

Is Cold Calling Dead?Not really. Cold calling is a traditional sales technique that involves calling people with whom you have no existing …

A Better Way to Read

In the era of attention deficits, the new text will not be black and white.<p>It’s rare to think about it, but moving your eyes back and forth over lines of text is one of the most commonly performed bodily motions.<p>When reading, your eyes go from word to word, left to right, one after another. When …

Mobile Devices

Here's How Much Money You Save By Cooking At Home

Intuitively, we all know there are benefits to cooking at home. You can use healthier ingredients, set portions to a reasonable size, avoid food allergies, and of course you can save money compared to ordering restaurant delivery or using a meal kit service.<p>But just how much money do you save by …

Cooking

It's been 2 years since I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are some of the biggest challenges of early retirement

<i>Please welcome back to the site today, John, aka "ESI," from ESI Money and Rockstar Finance! We've lured him back after two years of retirement to share the negative sides of the early retirement coin (big thanks to reader Bill who prompted this!), and we hope this gives you a more fuller</i> …

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

Next time you buy a TV at Best Buy, you may be also offered health care

Best Buy is expanding its tech support options with an eye toward keeping its older customers healthy.<p>On the retailer's earnings call this week, …

The best home security system

<i>By Rachel Cericola and Grant Clauser</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending more than 40 hours researching and …

Printing pictures on pints creating buzz for Louisville bar

A local bar is printing pictures on the foam of beers, creating drinkable art that's causing a buzz online.

John McAfee Says Blockchain Will Upend Business as We Know It in 5 Years (Hint: No Bosses, Banks or Retirement)

"You have to unlearn everything about 'I'm the boss, I make the rules.' In the blockchain world, nobody makes the rules," he says.<p>Politics, race and religion could all be fair game for dinnertime conversation with John McAfee, but if you’re a blockchain skeptic, you might want to keep your mouth …

Blockchain

Why Is It So Important to Print Your Own Work?

There's nothing quite like holding a high-quality print of your own work in your hands. Except, maybe when it's something that you've printed …

A woman left a restaurant a 3-star Yelp review—and then things got weird

When a woman in Sterling, Virginia reviewed an Italian restaurant on Yelp in late April, she had no idea the rating would lead to a nightmare …

Yelp

Millennials, Small Business Owners Favor Professionally Printed Materials

A new survey released by FedEx Office shows that consumers and small business owners find comfort in and prefer tangible, printed materials, despite …

12 Ways You Can Absolutely Make Money Online

For many people, making money online would be an absolute dream come true. If they could find a way to make money with a website or some other online venture, they could quit their job to focus on entrepreneurship, spend more time with their family, and finally take back control of their time and …

Marketing

How The Printing Industry Can Grow With Optimum Resources

The first step towards evolving your print business is reassuring your presence among present and potential customers<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Printing industry is changing, while …

Dutch uni spinout gets $1.2M for its zero ink printing tech

Tocano, a spinout from Delft Technology University in the Netherlands which is working on an inkless printing technology, has closed a €1 million angel round to fund the next stage of its tech development and move a step closer to building its first commercial product.<p>The startup began as the …

Looking for Chicago’s Printers Row? It’s on Ravenswood

Scrappy letterpress operators and screenprinters are carving out an analog niche<p>In January, the announced sale of the Palmer Printing plant at 739 S. Clark Street made official what has long felt like an inevitability: there are no more printers in Printer’s Row.<p>Once one of the nation’s liveliest …

Outsourced: Canon takes over printing, postal services

<b>By Joseph Lyell —</b>As the university continues to outsource operations, 19 employees of print, design and postal services got pink slips April 5. On …

Employment

Direct digital printing on rigid containers

German ingredient maker Döhler was among the first to take advantage of direct digital print on both glass and PET bottles. New technology now …

Customers

Resurrecting the art of China's dragon scale bookbinding

<b>(CNN) —</b> At his studio in Beijing, artist Zhang Xiaodong layers hundreds of sheets of thin paper on top of one another until they form a complete and impeccable image. When the chapters of his elaborate books are unfolded, the pages move like the bellows of an accordion.<p>This ancient Chinese art, …

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Siblings

Has Marketing Gone Too Digital?

The marketing industry has been focused — and somewhat obsessed — with digital for the better part of the last decade. The result is a massive shift …

Looking Back: Radio Shack soared, with several stores in Sioux Falls

The first Radio Shack store came into existence in Boston in 1921. It was established by Theodore and Milton Deutschmann as a retail outlet for …

How To Turn Your Biggest Goals Into Monthly, Weekly, And Daily To-Dos

You can’t eat an elephant in one sitting. But you can build your appetite for planning–and take small bites out of your biggest goals every single day.<p>You’ve heard the cliché that achieving a long-term goal is kind of like eating an elephant: You’ve got to do it one bite at a time. But most of us …

Woman Tattooed With ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ Isn’t What It Seems to Be

What appears to be a photograph of a girl showing off her Hieronymus Bosch-inspired tattoo isn't a photo at all. It's actually an incredible oil painting by Polish artist Agnieszka Nienartowicz. Graduating just two years ago from the Fine Arts Academy of Gdańsk, she demonstrates incredible skill at …

Art

This video claiming ink cartridges are a scam is going massively viral

It's a well known fact that printers are probably the most annoying piece of technology in the world.<p>No one likes them. They're confusing, they go …

This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

Printed by Vulcans on planet Earth<p>Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its …