Entrepreneurship

Chef Mario Batali's Sweeping Business Empire Is Shaken By Sexual Harassment Allegations

Among food lovers, the name “Mario” means only one person: Mario Batali. And now, Batali joins the list of high profile men accused of sexual harassment.<p>Eater reported Monday that four women had accused Batali of inappropriate touching, in allegations that covered at least two decades.<p>In response, …

Business

4 Online Entrepreneurial Personas People Just Don't Find Believable

Social media allows you to present yourself however you want but, in the long run, people know who is authentic and who is not.<p>We live in the interconnected digital age. Technology and access to the world are available at our fingertips. The first thing you probably do when you wake up each morning …

Gary Vaynerchuk

The best 50 TV shows of 2017: No 7 The Deuce

David Simon’s drama about the birth of porn in 1970s New York is a clever tale of sex, commerce and the price of power<p>More on this best TV of 2017 More on the best culture of 2017<p>When David Simon announces he’s making a new TV series, even the most jaded of critics tend to take notice. Sure, not …

TV

Why Bitcoin Still Isn't Money

When Bitcoin futures started trading on the CBOE options exchange late Sunday, the crypto-currency joined the big leagues of financial instruments.<p>But, despite its name, it still isn’t money.<p>Economists have a strict definition of what counts as money.<p>For anything to be considered such, it must have …

Business

This Pop-Up Entrepreneur Is Saving 10,000 Christmases in Puerto Rico

Operation Toy Story will send a ship-load of toys to hurricane victims. And there's time to help!<p>Kevin Donnelly is a guy from Long Island who has been contemplating what to do with his life. A one-time entrepreneur, he is now thinking about a possible career change.<p>So I have been duly pitching him …

Puerto Rico

When You're an Entrepreneur on a Mission, Anything Is Possible

Episode 3 of 'Ambitious Adventures' is all about the mission.<p>Episode 3 of <i>Ambitious Adventures</i> is all about the mission. Why do entrepreneurs do what they do? Hosts Greg Rollett and Brandon T. Adams discover that a real entrepreneur's mission is bigger than doing something for yourself. A great …

Bitcoin Investors Hunt For Transfers That Aren't Taxable

With the stratospheric prices of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, there is understandable worry about diversification. Of course, diversifying without paying a big tax hit would be best if you can. Up until now, depending on how aggressive you were, and how you could orchestrate it, you could …

Business

3 Ways Human Resource Executives Can Help Their Organizations Transform And Grow

The following are actual snippets of phone calls with senior executives in human resources departments in the days following the post of my recent article 3 Reasons CEOs Should Lose Sleep Over The State Of Their Human Resources Departments.<p>Call #1:<p>“Glenn, I never thought about human resources as a …

Human Resources

Young ex-felon wins ‘Trailblazer’ award for at-risk youth outreach

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- A young man with a long rap sheet is now working to keep other kids away from jail. Now local organizations are celebrating his …

The Use and Misuse of Patent Data: Issues for Corporate Finance and Beyond

by Josh Lerner and Amit Seru<p>Overview — Corporate finance researchers who analyze patent data are at risk of making highly predictable errors. The …

Harvard Business School

How YouTube videos helped this severely dyslexic Bristol student to read, write and go to university

As a teenager, Joshua Greenidge never thought he would be sitting in a university lecturer theatre.<p>Having left school at 13 years old, Joshua had no …

Education

Who gets this ad online? She builds tech at Conversant that decides

<i>What's it really like to work at Chicago startups and tech companies? Blue Sky's Inside Job lets people on the ground tell us in their own words.</i><p><b>Neus Herranz, 39, Director of Decision Science at Conversant</b><p>Conversant is a tech company in the ad space. We leverage large amounts of data that we …

The Importance of Women in Artificial Intelligence

It was once only an idea that machines would be able to think like humans. With the rapid advancements of technology, however, it is now a reality. …

Artificial Intelligence

Student figures worm poop great pot fertilizer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An entrepreneurial student at Brigham Young University is generating buzz and earning accolades for his specialty organic …

Portland, OR

Protecting Your Business's Brand Starts With The Name

The most exciting part of starting a business or launching a new product is choosing a name.<p>You’ll be excited when you come up with that “perfect” name, but take a moment before you get business cards printed up. It’s worth it to take steps at the outset to establish your name properly, to reduce …

Small Business

Is college necessary?

December 11, 2017<p>My teenage daughter is a born academic who has excelled in both primary and secondary education in a state system that rewards the …

Tammy Duckworth

Gadget rental startup Lumoid shuts down, scuppering Best Buy partnership plan

There’s disappointing news for anyone who likes to like rent gadgets and gear before deciding whether to hand over the cash to make it their …

Technology

Is Alison The Answer To The World's Education Needs?

With nearly 12 million registered learners, 1.5 million graduates, and 1,000 free courses, the first ever massive open online course (MOOC) Alison has become one of the world’s largest players in online education – and one of the world’s largest certifiers of educational and skills attainment. …

Learning

Learn the easy way

We have talked in this column before about how entrepreneurs tend to be very confident people who are enamoured of their ideas. In one sense, it is a …

ABC’s Shark Tank is an entrepreneurs’ dream – a chance to pitch their business to an all-star panel of entrepreneurs and business titans like Mark Cuban, Daymond John and Lori Greiner. As we gear up for another Shark Tank Open Call at CES 2018, we had a chance to speak with a casting director for Shark Tank.

News > Blog<p>Shark Tank Casting Producer Talks Entrepreneurs and CES<p>December 07, 2017 <b><br>Kelsey Davis</b>, Manager, Digital Media, Consumer Technology …

Mark Cuban

Oswald Foundation Rebrands to Oswald Labs and Launches A11Y.co Web Accessibility Platform

From being a leader in disabled-friendly technology, Oswald Labs aims to use the same research and development goals in the next billion sector over …

Accessibility

How To Create An Effective Content Marketing Plan

When it comes to marketing in this day and age, one of the most important elements all businesses should be focused on, no matter the industry, is content creation. Content marketing, in the form of e-newsletters, blog posts, e-books, magazine articles, social media posts and videos, is key when it …

Digital Marketing

Facebook, Amazon & Microsoft to Mentor Pakistani Entrepreneurs at Momentum Pakistan 2018

Tech giants such as <b>Amazon</b>, <b>Facebook</b>, <b>IBM</b> and <b>Microsoft</b> will support Pakistani Entrepreneurs and startups at Momentum Pakistan 2018. <b>Momentum</b> <b>Pakistan</b> is a …

Amazon

Make Your Life Better Reading Howard Bloom

By any standards, Howard Bloom has achieved great things. Scientist, publicist, and author barely begin to describe it. His latest book, How I Accidentally Started The Sixties, adds mightily to the oeuvre. It also has some lessons for the rest of us.<p>So great is his body of work that it would be …

Business

Startup Lovepop Decorates Henri Bendel Store With 30,000 Butterflies

Lovepop, the greeting card company that made a splash on Shark Tank in 2015, is helping out department store Henri Bendel this holiday season.<p>The company creates intricate 3D paper sculptures using cutting edge software and then hand-crafted in the Asian art form of sliceform kirigami. Created by …

Startups

Trump, Mueller And The Ancient History Of Grants Of Immunity

As questions swirl over whether a sitting President can be indicted for a federal crime, the ancient and medieval history of providing political immunity to leaders, ambassadors, clerics and witnesses reveals a troubling past.<p>A growing debate in Washington and the rest of the country at the moment …

Business

The UK Royal Family Love Palace Weddings As Much As They Love Global Entrepreneurs

There’s nothing like a British Royal Wedding to cheer up the country and change the emphasis from the economy to the emotional.<p>As the confusion of Brexit continues, the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and his betrothed American Meghan Markle are a timely reminder of the Royal Court and how it …

Royal Family

Contagious Founder Paul Kemp Robertson On The Future of Advertising

Paul Kemp-Robertson is the Co-founder & Chief Brand Officer of Contagious Communications, a multi-platform marketing resource. He gave a masterclass as part of our Executive MBA program and we got a chance to pick his brains about the ever-changing landscape of advertising and consumer-company …

Leo Burnett

Top Ten Business Books for 2017

Just in time for the holidays, here is a list of 10 books, published this year, that you may want to consider putting under the corporate tree for your boss or colleague. While much of what I read is focused on customer service and customer experience, you’ll also find books listed here about …

Business

YouTube advertising crackdown puts some creators out of work

YouTube's crackdown on inappropriate material is inadvertently depriving some creators of as much as 80 percent of their monthly sales, a blow to the very people who helped make the site the most popular place to watch video online.<p>The swift drop in revenue, a side effect of YouTube's attempt to …

Susan Wojcicki