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Mega Man’s Creator Turns To Kickstarter To Fuel His New Game (Which Looks A Whole Lot Like Mega Man)

It’s becoming almost formulaic at this point: An iconic game designer, backed by a legion of dedicated fans, turns to Kickstarter to allow them to break out on their own. See: Tim Schafer (<i>Monkey Island</i>, <i>Grim Fandango</i>), who raised over $3M for his studio, DoubleFine, or Doug TenNapel (<i>Earthworm …

In business, it’s actually a bad thing to be called smart

When I was a budding entrepreneur, recently having earned my PhD in astrophysics, people would often introduce me as a rocket scientist. At first I enjoyed the praise.<p>In time I found being called intelligent didn’t help me in business. By “in business” I mean in business roles with leadership and …

Entrepreneurship

Citigroup reports surge in second quarter profits

<b>Citigroup has continued a strong second quarter for the biggest US banks.</b><p>It reported a net income of $4.2bn (£2.8bn) for the three months to the end of June, that's up 42% on the same period last year.<p>That comparison is flattered by a big, one-off charge taken by Citigroup in the second quarter of …

Oil Prices Are Tumbling

Oil prices are way down today.<p>Brent prices were off -1.9% to $100.27, while West Texas Intermediate declined -2.0% to $93.27.<p>Citi's Timothy Evans notes the US dollar index is 0.5% higher today, which has sparked more risk-off trade flows many commodity markets including oil.<p>"The price weakness in …

Sales Pitching: Identify Your Unique Selling Proposition | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: This article first appeared on Mark Suster's blog Both Sides of the Table.</i><p>In my first enterprise software company we developed a methodology for sales that we called PUCCKA, which I wrote about previously<p>Having a good sales methodology can help you ensure your company runs more …

Product Management

8 Things You Should Know About Electric Cars

Sometime in the next few weeks, the 100,000th plug-in electric car will be sold in the U.S.<p>But they're still mostly a mystery to the average new-car buyer, and there are a few key principles that get shared over and over again.<p>Here they are, boiled down for easy consumption: eight things you need …