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This Anti-Luxe Lodging Startup Will Put You Up in a Half-Built Treehouse For $19

A new online service aims to find accommodations for brave, broke college students who are traveling.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Inside 'Operation SLOG,' Uber's Plan for Crushing Competitors
Competition

Inside 'Operation SLOG,' Uber's Plan for Crushing Competitors

While the company's penchant for cancelling rides has been well-documented, the practice -- until now -- has remained largely misunderstood.
Geoff Weiss
5 Steps the 'Smart' Home Industry Must Take to Develop a Consumer Market
Internet of Things

5 Steps the 'Smart' Home Industry Must Take to Develop a Consumer Market

Consumers are, so far, unmoved by the prospect of the hyper-connected home and won't be until the technology is as easily used as a smart phone.
Scott Ford
7 Signs a Great Employee Might Be a Bad Boss
Employee Management

7 Signs a Great Employee Might Be a Bad Boss

The quickest line producers might fall short in mastering the skills required of a manager. Here's a checklist of warning signs to watch out for.
Heather R. Huhman
Social Entrepreneurship Has Unexpected Benefits for the Bottom Line
Social Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurship Has Unexpected Benefits for the Bottom Line

Call it entrepreneurial serendipity, but businesses that embrace worthy causes are finding charitable giving is a powerful brand enhancer.
Sujan Patel
8 Inappropriate Things You Might Be Doing at Work
Office Etiquette

8 Inappropriate Things You Might Be Doing at Work

The workplace can be a difficult space to operate from a social perspective. Here are some things you'll definitely want to avoid.
Aaron Taube
5 Powerful Poker Tips That Shaped an Engineer Turned Executive
Leadership Qualities

5 Powerful Poker Tips That Shaped an Engineer Turned Executive

A tech professional was not picking up on essential people cues. Playing cards cured him.
Peter S. Cohan
7 Secrets From the Man Who Turned a Kickstarter Flop Into the Most Successful Campaign Ever
Crowdfunding

7 Secrets From the Man Who Turned a Kickstarter Flop Into the Most Successful Campaign Ever

The first time Ryan Grepper took his tricked-out cooler idea to Kickstarter, he failed to make his $125,000 goal. The second time, his cooler became the most funded project in Kickstarter history. Here’s what he learned.
Catherine Clifford
Demographics Alone Are Not Enough to Position a Brand
Marketing

Demographics Alone Are Not Enough to Position a Brand

Marketers really need to know their customers, or risk coming off flat and factual. Build up the psychographics of your potential base.
Jim Joseph
Snapchat Valuation Skyrockets to $10 Billion Following New Funding
Valuations

Snapchat Valuation Skyrockets to $10 Billion Following New Funding

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers tendered a $20 million investment in the as-yet-unprofitable ephemeral messaging app last May.
Geoff Weiss
Ask Your Employees These 4 Simple Questions to Elicit Productive Feedback
Employee feedback

Ask Your Employees These 4 Simple Questions to Elicit Productive Feedback

To improve employee engagement and make positive changes in the workplace, leaders should be asking employees for their honest opinion about what is working -- or not working -- in the organization.
Susan Steinbrecher
After Reportedly Blowing Up iPhones, Apple Plans to Make a Bigger iPad
Apple

After Reportedly Blowing Up iPhones, Apple Plans to Make a Bigger iPad

The new tablet will have a 12.9-inch display and could go into production as early as next year.
Benjamin Kabin
4 Simple Steps to Plan a Successful Tweetup
Networking

4 Simple Steps to Plan a Successful Tweetup

For those people constantly on Twitter, planning a tweetup can help bring online relationships offline. Not only does it help with networking but also building your personal brand.
Ann Tran
How A Brooklyn Co-Working Space Is Looking to Compete on the Global-Manufacturing Stage
Trep Talk

How A Brooklyn Co-Working Space Is Looking to Compete on the Global-Manufacturing Stage

Marcel Botha, an entrepreneur working out of an innovative co-working space in Brooklyn, talks about how he was able to rapidly prototype an ergonomically designed baby spoon thanks to 3-D printing technology.
Catherine Clifford