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Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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Think Your Job Sucks? New MTV Show Profiles Strange and Awesome Career Paths

Think Your Job Sucks? New MTV Show Profiles Strange and Awesome Career Paths

MTV's new series, which profiles snake venom milkers, beer keg inventors and junk food bloggers, represents the network’s first foray into business-centric content.
April 15, 2014 in The 'Treps
Ashton Kutcher: What Matters Is Entrepreneurial 'Grit'

Ashton Kutcher: What Matters Is Entrepreneurial 'Grit'

Big-name Silicon Valley investors and leaders participated in panel discussion on entrepreneurship -- as well as a 'Shark Tank' of sorts -- at Colgate University this weekend.
April 15, 2014 in Leadership
Man Covers His Naked Body in 460,000 Bees to Promote Honey Line

Man Covers His Naked Body in 460,000 Bees to Promote Honey Line

She Ping, a 34-year-old merchant from Chongqing, China, employed a practice known as ‘bee-bearding’ in order to generate buzz for his honey business.
April 14, 2014 in Grow Your Business
In the Face of Ruinous Online Reviews, Businesses Today Are Turning the Tables

In the Face of Ruinous Online Reviews, Businesses Today Are Turning the Tables

If the internet has created a space where consumers are free to sound off at will on sites like Yelp, to what extent do business owners have the right to respond?
April 14, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Why Amazon Pays Employees Up to $5,000 to Quit

Why Amazon Pays Employees Up to $5,000 to Quit

In a letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos revealed an interesting company policy that seeks to foster a passionate and dedicated workforce.
April 11, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Spinning Viral Stars Into One-Man Empires: The Rise of YouTube's Multi-Channel Networks

Spinning Viral Stars Into One-Man Empires: The Rise of YouTube's Multi-Channel Networks

MCNs have been called the movie studios of the future, but even Hollywood wants a slice of the YouTube pie.
April 11, 2014 in Social Media
Sriracha Factory Given 90-Day Ultimatum as Spicy Fumes Declared a 'Public Nuisance'

Sriracha Factory Given 90-Day Ultimatum as Spicy Fumes Declared a 'Public Nuisance'

With residents of Irwindale, Calif., complaining of a burning sensation in their eyes and throats, a Sriracha factory must clean up shop.
April 11, 2014 in Business News
Does a 6-Hour Workday Lead to Better Productivity? Sweden's About to Find Out.

Does a 6-Hour Workday Lead to Better Productivity? Sweden's About to Find Out.

An economic experiment set to be held in Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg, will see the hours of an average workday slashed in hopes of enhancing productivity.
April 10, 2014 in Lifestyle
Barbara Corcoran: I Used to Fire 25 Percent of My Sales Team Each Year

Barbara Corcoran: I Used to Fire 25 Percent of My Sales Team Each Year

The 'Shark Tank' star knows a thing or two about how to fire someone. After all, she made it an annual, company-wide practice at her real-estate firm.
April 9, 2014 in Leadership
Twitter's Redesign Makes Photos the Focal Point

Twitter's Redesign Makes Photos the Focal Point

Twitter is rolling out revamped profile layouts with broadened images and new features, like the automatic enlargement of top-performing content.
April 8, 2014 in Social Media
Ad-Hungry Yahoo Hopes to Strike Gold With an Original Comedy Series

Ad-Hungry Yahoo Hopes to Strike Gold With an Original Comedy Series

Taking a page from Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, Yahoo is reportedly entering the content production arena.
April 8, 2014 in Business News
NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space

NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space

When a Starbucks lease ends in May, the independently-owned Café Grumpy is slated to move into Grand Central Terminal.
April 7, 2014 in Business News
Google Offers Sneak Peek at Project Ara, Its Build-Your-Own Smartphone

Google Offers Sneak Peek at Project Ara, Its Build-Your-Own Smartphone

The tech titan has released a video introducing the team behind Project Ara and offering a glimpse into the project’s breaking developments.
April 4, 2014 in Technology
Lesson in Integrity: 72-Year-Old Retired Teacher Keeps a Decades-Long Promise to Students

Lesson in Integrity: 72-Year-Old Retired Teacher Keeps a Decades-Long Promise to Students

Bruce Farrer has gone to great lengths to prove that having a sense of commitment is important.
April 4, 2014 in Lifestyle
Imgur Finally Says Yes to VC Funding, Accepts $40 Million From Andreessen Horowitz

Imgur Finally Says Yes to VC Funding, Accepts $40 Million From Andreessen Horowitz

Imgur has never accepted outside money before, calling former petitions by other venture capitalists a poor fit.
April 3, 2014 in Business News
Changing Channels: With Fire TV, Amazon Enters the Blazing Set-Top Box Arena

Changing Channels: With Fire TV, Amazon Enters the Blazing Set-Top Box Arena

Amazon is looking to differentiate itself from competitors with a video-streaming device you can talk to.
April 3, 2014 in Technology
Umami Burger Founder's Latest Dish? Chocolate Fried Chicken

Umami Burger Founder's Latest Dish? Chocolate Fried Chicken

The founder of the LA burger joint-turned-national franchise is hoping to make similar magic with a new restaurant called ChocoChicken.
April 2, 2014 in Business News
No Joke: Google's Groundbreaking Gmail Platform Turns 10 Today

No Joke: Google's Groundbreaking Gmail Platform Turns 10 Today

On April Fools' Day in 2004, Google unveiled Gmail as an invite-only, beta rollout.
April 2, 2014 in Business News
Why This Teen Was Accepted Into All 8 Ivy League Universities

Why This Teen Was Accepted Into All 8 Ivy League Universities

Seventeen-year-old high school senior Kwasi Enin pulled off a collegiate hat trick several times over.
April 2, 2014 in Lifestyle
Meet the 25-Year-Old Wedding Photographer Who Became CEO of Lonely Planet

Meet the 25-Year-Old Wedding Photographer Who Became CEO of Lonely Planet

Daniel Houghton, a former wedding photographer with no prior executive experience, has been trying to turn around global travel guide company Lonely Planet.
April 2, 2014 in The 'Treps
Remembering Hobie Alter, the Surfing Visionary Who Invented a Sport and a Culture

Remembering Hobie Alter, the Surfing Visionary Who Invented a Sport and a Culture

Alter, who passed away on Saturday at age 80, was a self-taught engineer who invented the polyurethane foam surfboard.
April 1, 2014 in The 'Treps
Is This the K-Cup's Fatal Flaw?

Is This the K-Cup's Fatal Flaw?

If K-Cups are considered the future of coffee, new research is calling into question the future of the K-Cup.
April 1, 2014 in Lifestyle
In South Korea, Parents to Be Alerted When Kids Receive Texts With Curse Words

In South Korea, Parents to Be Alerted When Kids Receive Texts With Curse Words

Aiming to clamp down on cyber bullying, the South Korean government will introduce a service that notifies parents if their children receive a text containing foul language.
March 28, 2014 in Technology
Which Colleges and Majors Yield the Most Lucrative Careers?

Which Colleges and Majors Yield the Most Lucrative Careers?

A PayScale study aims to put a new kind of price tag on our nation's universities.
March 28, 2014 in Lifestyle
Fearful, Lazy or Just Plain Stuck? 29 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Gifts (Motiongraphic)

Fearful, Lazy or Just Plain Stuck? 29 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Gifts (Motiongraphic)

For those stuck in a creative rut, we've got just the thing.
March 28, 2014 in Lifestyle
Mario Batali's Eataly Forced to Close Wine Store for Six Months

Mario Batali's Eataly Forced to Close Wine Store for Six Months

Eataly violated a code that prohibits businesses from concurrently operating a wine store while importing or manufacturing one's own wines.
March 27, 2014 in Business News
Apple Engineer Provides Rare Glimpse Into iPhone Invention Secrets

Apple Engineer Provides Rare Glimpse Into iPhone Invention Secrets

As Apple prepares to wage yet another patent suit against Samsung, a key engineer is sharing insight into the enigmatic company's creative processes.
March 27, 2014 in Technology
The Skyscraping Cost of Bad Customer Service (Infographic)

The Skyscraping Cost of Bad Customer Service (Infographic)

The way you treat your customers is everything. Here's why.
March 27, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Coming Soon: Google Glass Ray-Bans

Coming Soon: Google Glass Ray-Bans

Google has inked a deal with the largest eyewear company in the world to develop Glass devices for Luxottica's Oakley and Ray-Ban brands.
March 26, 2014 in Technology
Disney Snags Leading YouTube Network for $500 Million

Disney Snags Leading YouTube Network for $500 Million

In a watershed moment for short-form online video, Disney has agreed to purchase the YouTube network Maker Studios in a deal that could total $950 million.
March 25, 2014 in Business News
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