Ray Hennessey

Ray Hennessey

Ray Hennessey is Editorial Director of Entrepreneur.com.

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Transportation Department Wants to Ban In-Flight Calls
Mobile

Transportation Department Wants to Ban In-Flight Calls

Yes, cellphone use on planes would be annoying. But is that annoyance worth a whole new set of rules and regulations?
How WestJet Won Christmas With the Best Publicity Stunt Ever
Marketing

How WestJet Won Christmas With the Best Publicity Stunt Ever

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And he apparently is pretty good at getting people to feel good about a Canadian airline.
The Moz CEO's Wonderfully Refreshing Reason for Stepping Down
Business Management

The Moz CEO's Wonderfully Refreshing Reason for Stepping Down

Rand Fishkin loves his company and has passion by the boatload. But he has come to hate his job.
Why Bitcoin Is Better Than Other Currencies
News and Trends

Why Bitcoin Is Better Than Other Currencies

Judging by the properties a currency needs to thrive, Bitcoin stacks up well against its rivals.
Major Health Insurer Says It Won't Renew Policies Due to Obamacare Changes
Insurance

Major Health Insurer Says It Won't Renew Policies Due to Obamacare Changes

The roughly 500,000 people who have individual and small-group plans with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will have to seek different coverage.
Tech Giants Form Group to Pressure U.S. Over Surveillance
News and Trends

Tech Giants Form Group to Pressure U.S. Over Surveillance

Amid NSA snooping, the biggest American Internet companies are taking a list of demands to Washington.
U.S. Businesses Could Have Been Mandela's Best Ally
Leadership

U.S. Businesses Could Have Been Mandela's Best Ally

Amid the justified praise of Nelson Mandela, it is proper time to question whether a pro-business approach could have created a greater South Africa.
The Scary Thing About the Massive Surge in GDP
Business Management

The Scary Thing About the Massive Surge in GDP

Economic activity in the third quarter rose by a stunning 3.6 percent, but it's hardly the great news it seems -- particularly for business owners.
What Role Should Religious Values Play in Business?
Hiring Center

What Role Should Religious Values Play in Business?

The Supreme Court will soon take on the thorny issue of whether companies should have the same right to religious expression that they have to free speech.
In Taking Aim at 23andMe, Regulators Missed the Mark
Health & Fitness

In Taking Aim at 23andMe, Regulators Missed the Mark

The controversy over genetic-testing company 23andMe begs the question: Is knowledge really that dangerous?
The Ridiculous Thing One Congressman Said About Self-Driving Cars
News and Trends

The Ridiculous Thing One Congressman Said About Self-Driving Cars

Recent comments from a congressman in New Jersey are an example of how some regulatory schemes are downright scary.
Was the Ban on Cell Phones in Flight Ever Necessary? Nope.
Mobile

Was the Ban on Cell Phones in Flight Ever Necessary? Nope.

Regulators never had any data to suggest that cell phone use in flight was in any way a danger to passengers.
In Defense of the Selfie
Social Media

In Defense of the Selfie

The picture everyone loves to hate (and take) has earned philological status. Let's celebrate the selfie.
Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet
Motivation and Retention

Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet

The claim that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would slash poverty rates in half is overly simplistic.
People Are Leaving the Workforce in Droves: What it Means for Businesses
Hiring Center

People Are Leaving the Workforce in Droves: What it Means for Businesses

If current employment trends continue, the number of people out of the labor force will surpass the number of working Americans in about four years.
Twitter IPO Deserves the Hype, If Not the Investment
Social Media

Twitter IPO Deserves the Hype, If Not the Investment

Twitter is the poster child for entrepreneurial determination and free-market opportunities. Believe that hype.
Why ENDA Is Actually Bad for Business
Hiring Center

Why ENDA Is Actually Bad for Business

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, would add costs and complications to businesses that have already shown they are far more enlightened than the government, writes Ray Hennessey.
Startup Entrepreneurs Have Confidence. Duh.
Leadership

Startup Entrepreneurs Have Confidence. Duh.

Of all the surveys conducted, the Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index is taking the prize for the most obvious.
Biggest Tech Companies Team Up to Object to Government Spying
News and Trends

Biggest Tech Companies Team Up to Object to Government Spying

Caught in the controversy over government surveillance, the biggest technology companies ally to get Congress to rein in spying.
In Google Glass Case, Laws Again Lag Innovations
News and Trends

In Google Glass Case, Laws Again Lag Innovations

A California woman was issued a summons for driving while wearing Google Glass. Is it really akin to a television strapped to your head?
5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Business Management

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, and other words of wisdom for entrepreneurs.
Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It
Management & Operations

Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It

The disparity between those losing coverage and those gaining demonstrates the private sector is, and always will be, better at managing events than the government.
Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low
Financing

Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low

The eye-popping price tags of companies such as Fab, Pinterest and Snapchat have raised concerns that valuations have gotten out of whack. The reality is there's no such thing as being overvalued or u
Latest Employment Report Shows College Still Counts
Hiring Center

Latest Employment Report Shows College Still Counts

There's always attention on billionaires like Bill Gates who dropped out of college and made it big. But, as the monthly employment report shows, those who graduate face a much better job market.
Do Digital Ads Work? Who Knows.
Advertising

Do Digital Ads Work? Who Knows.

With all the data available and all the money being spent on digital ads, it should be easy to decide how effective they are. Only, it isn't.
Mobile

BlackBerry Says, 'Remain Calm. All is Well.'

In a letter to investors and customers, the fallen smartphone maker channels its inner Chip Diller.
Because Twitter Isn't a Bank, Big Pay Packages Are OK
News and Trends

Because Twitter Isn't a Bank, Big Pay Packages Are OK

All equal pay fights are created equal, but some are more equal than others.
Starbucks' Free Coffee Promotion Isn't Actually About Ending the Government Shutdown
Customer Loyalty and Retention

Starbucks' Free Coffee Promotion Isn't Actually About Ending the Government Shutdown

Starbucks appears to be sending a message about cooperation to lawmakers in Washington, but it's really just getting more customers into its stores.
Supreme Court Could Give Businesses Weapon Against Patent Trolls
Innovation

Supreme Court Could Give Businesses Weapon Against Patent Trolls

On the Supreme Court's slate for this term is a decision on whether companies who prevail against patent trolls can be reimbursed for legal expenses.
What Twitter's Board Really Needs
Management & Operations

What Twitter's Board Really Needs

Twitter needs diversity on its board, but not in the way you might think.

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