Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer

Geoff Weiss is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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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'
Business News

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

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

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.
Twitter's Redesign Makes Photos the Focal Point
Social Media

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

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.
NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space
Business News

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

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

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

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

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.
Umami Burger Founder's Latest Dish? Chocolate Fried Chicken
Business News

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.
No Joke: Google's Groundbreaking Gmail Platform Turns 10 Today
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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.
Why This Teen Was Accepted Into All 8 Ivy League Universities
Lifestyle

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.
Meet the 25-Year-Old Wedding Photographer Who Became CEO of Lonely Planet
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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.
Remembering Hobie Alter, the Surfing Visionary Who Invented a Sport and a Culture
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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.
Is This the K-Cup's Fatal Flaw?
Lifestyle

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

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.
Which Colleges and Majors Yield the Most Lucrative Careers?
Lifestyle

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

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

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.

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