Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer

Geoff Weiss is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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One of the Nation's Top-Paid CEOs Leads an Unprofitable, Largely Unknown Company
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One of the Nation's Top-Paid CEOs Leads an Unprofitable, Largely Unknown Company

Charif Souki of Cheniere Energy, a Houston-based enterprise hoping to one day capitalize on the fracking boom, raked in a whopping $142 million last year.
Cutting the Cord: How One Woman Tried to Hide Her Pregnancy From the Internet
Technology

Cutting the Cord: How One Woman Tried to Hide Her Pregnancy From the Internet

In a world where digital patterns are meticulously and surreptitiously tracked by marketers, Janet Vertesi sought to conceal her pregnancy from the ever-watchful glare of big data.
How to Fire Someone Without Getting Sued (Infographic)
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How to Fire Someone Without Getting Sued (Infographic)

Dismissals can sometimes backfire, leading to taxing legal clashes. That’s why it's crucial to have your bases covered.
City-Specific Domain Names to Be a Boon for Local Business Owners
Technology

City-Specific Domain Names to Be a Boon for Local Business Owners

New web addresses with endings such as .london and .nyc will amplify the online presence of local businesses.
The Gospel of Guy Kawasaki: 4 Startup Secrets to Getting Growth Right
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The Gospel of Guy Kawasaki: 4 Startup Secrets to Getting Growth Right

The noted tech evangelist shares why entrepreneurs should imbue their businesses with deeper meaning, and how the venture capital funding paradigm has radically shifted.
Square Unveils 'Offline Mode' and Inventory Tracking Features
Technology

Square Unveils 'Offline Mode' and Inventory Tracking Features

The mobile payments company announced today an offline function, an inventory tracker and a pre-order tool.
School Cancels Kindergarten Show to Prepare Kids for 'College and Careers'
Lifestyle

School Cancels Kindergarten Show to Prepare Kids for 'College and Careers'

An elementary school in Elwood, N.Y., has cancelled its year-end kindergarten play in order to better equip its five and six-year-old students with real-world skills.
A Family Legacy: Tennessee Brothers Seek to Revive Fallen Whiskey Empire
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A Family Legacy: Tennessee Brothers Seek to Revive Fallen Whiskey Empire

The Nelson brothers were staggered to discover on a country drive one day that their great-great-great grandfather owned and operated one of the largest whiskey distilleries in pre-Prohibition America
Report: Tech Giants to Pay $324 Million to Settle No-Hiring Lawsuit
Business News

Report: Tech Giants to Pay $324 Million to Settle No-Hiring Lawsuit

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe have settled a suit that accused the firms of conspiring not to hire one another’s engineers.
What Pinterest's New 'Guided Search' Feature Actually Does
Technology

What Pinterest's New 'Guided Search' Feature Actually Does

Pinterest has released a new mobile search feature that works loosely akin to a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' novel.
Etsy Just Bought an Electronics E-Tailer Called Grand St. Here's Why.
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Etsy Just Bought an Electronics E-Tailer Called Grand St. Here's Why.

In a deal rumored to be worth just under $10 million, Etsy has acquired Grand St., an online marketplace where indie hardware makers vend cutting-edge tech.
How Do You Take Your Eggs? This Startup Likes Them 'Golden'
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How Do You Take Your Eggs? This Startup Likes Them 'Golden'

The Golden Goose, a kitchen gadget that scrambles raw eggs within their shells, has nearly surpassed its $34,500 Kickstarter goal in one week.
CrowdRise, Ed Norton's Charitable Social Network, Raises $23 Million
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CrowdRise, Ed Norton's Charitable Social Network, Raises $23 Million

CrowdRise, a for-profit site founded by the 'Fight Club' star that fuses social networking with charitable activism, raised $23 million in its latest fundraising round.
Huh? IRS Awarded $1 Million in Bonuses to Employees Who Owed Back Taxes
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Huh? IRS Awarded $1 Million in Bonuses to Employees Who Owed Back Taxes

While many of us scramble to file on time and avoid penalties, an internal investigation has revealed that IRS workers who owed back taxes were actually given bonuses.
A Digital Marketing First? Burt's Bees Wants to Pollinate Your Electronic Calendar
Technology

A Digital Marketing First? Burt's Bees Wants to Pollinate Your Electronic Calendar

Consumers must opt into the advertising initiative that adds weekly events to their electronic calendars via Apple, Microsoft, Google and Yahoo.
This Startup Aims to Be the Tesla of Mattresses
Starting a Business

This Startup Aims to Be the Tesla of Mattresses

New York-based startup Casper is looking to bring some transparency -- as well as vertical integration -- to the $13 billion mattress industry.
This Famous Book Is Now Available in a Crazy New Format Designed to Help You Read Faster
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This Famous Book Is Now Available in a Crazy New Format Designed to Help You Read Faster

E-reader company Oyster has released a classic business best seller in a new pulsating format created by startup Spritz.
Branson's Latest Bet: Will 2014 Be the Year of Virgin Hotels?
The 'Treps

Branson's Latest Bet: Will 2014 Be the Year of Virgin Hotels?

The billionaire has announced plans for a 240-room hotel in trendy Nashville, Tenn., following additional slated properties in Chicago and New York.
Office Design Strategies From the Guy Who Dreamed Up Twitter's Headquarters
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Office Design Strategies From the Guy Who Dreamed Up Twitter's Headquarters

Olle Lundberg, founder of Lundberg Design and the man behind Twitter's birdhouse-themed San Francisco headquarters, shares tips for improving office productivity and morale.
This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments
Technology

This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments

A device called the MIDI Sprout, which transforms plant biorhythms into a sort of music, is sowing major seed funding on Kickstarter -- to the tune of over $27,000.
Business-Savvy Teens Tap Dynamic New Collector's Market: Designer Sneakers
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Business-Savvy Teens Tap Dynamic New Collector's Market: Designer Sneakers

Much-coveted shoes are being bartered and sold by high schoolers at sneaker conventions across the country at eye-opening prices, The New York Times reports.
Microsoft's Nadella Envisions Cultural Shift Where Data Is King
Technology

Microsoft's Nadella Envisions Cultural Shift Where Data Is King

In a blog post, Microsoft chief Satya Nadella discusses the importance of developing a 'data culture,' where information is dynamically aggregated across every level of the company.
Come August, Etsy Merchants Can Sell Directly to Retailers
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Come August, Etsy Merchants Can Sell Directly to Retailers

Etsy Wholesale, which debuts in August, will enable makers to sell their creations directly to major retailers -- including Nordstrom and West Elm.
Think Your Job Sucks? New MTV Show Profiles Strange and Awesome Career Paths
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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.
Ashton Kutcher: What Matters Is Entrepreneurial 'Grit'
Leadership

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.
Man Covers His Naked Body in 460,000 Bees to Promote Honey Line
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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.
In the Face of Ruinous Online Reviews, Businesses Today Are Turning the Tables
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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?
Why Amazon Pays Employees Up to $5,000 to Quit
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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.
Spinning Viral Stars Into One-Man Empires: The Rise of YouTube's Multi-Channel Networks
Social Media

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

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