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Apple calls DOJ's most recent response to San Bernardino case 'a cheap shot'

Tensions between Apple and the FBI flared up Thursday after the U.S. Department of Justice filed its latest response in the San Bernardino iPhone …

San Bernardino

Online Sales Leading Toward Smaller, Urban Warehouses

CBRE Inc. says retailers are looking at distribution centers close to e-commerce consumers, spurring demand for warehouses in urban areas<p>By<p>Erica E. Phillips<p>Erica E. Phillips<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@eephillips_wsj<p>Erica.Phillips@wsj.com<p>E-commerce retailers are starting to add smaller, urban …

Real Estate

Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?” he wanted to know.<p>I didn’t have a ready answer and it’s a …

Bandoozi Keeps The Record Store Dream Alive

If you’re not an active musician, you probably haven’t heard of Bandoozi. For that matter, even if you are an active musician, you probably haven’t heard of it either. That’s because it’s a tiny bootstrap operation based out of Towson, being run by a young entrepreneur named Blake Silcott.<p>Though …

The Guardian

Five Ways to Innovate Faster

One of the most common complaints senior executives have about disruptive innovation is its seemingly snail-like pace. How is it, they wonder, that it takes us forever to pursue ideas that promise to create new markets when the world seems to be innovating at a dizzying pace?<p>This frustration is …

Three Qualities Every Leader Needs to Succeed on a Team

“I want your help developing my direct reports into stronger leaders,” John* the new CEO of Fasseni, a $350 million technology company, told me several years ago.<p>Initially, I approached the request like any consultant might.<p>First, I asked John why he wanted my help. He told me that Fasseni had …

America's Top Colleges 2013

<i>Do college rankings matter? With the price of a four-year education approaching a quarter million dollars, it’s worth paying attention.</i><p>When future historians of U.S. higher education look back to when the ground really began to shake, they may well pinpoint 2013. They’ll see disruption in …

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 …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

Use Customer Cash to Finance Your Start-Up

Airbnb is one of the most celebrated start-ups of the past decade, and its creation story is well-known: In 2007 two design school graduates dusted off some air mattresses and rented out space in their San Francisco apartment to conference attendees who couldn’t find hotel rooms, netting $1,000. A …

Coping With Change in Emerging Markets

In 2000, Chrysler’s then president, James Holden, traveled to India to study the market. Upon returning to Detroit, he summarized his visit with the remark: “Call me when (India has) built some roads,” according to <i>Forbes</i> correspondent Robyn Meredith in her 2007 book <i>The Elephant and the …

Connect, Then Lead

<b>Is it better to be loved or feared?</b><p>Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be both,” he acknowledged, “but because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”<p>Now …