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Why There Aren't More Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship

Why There Aren't More Entrepreneurs

If there's one thing every entrepreneur needs to be successful, it's the courage to confront the challenges that threaten to derail us and persevere.
Steve Tobak
Researchers Find Uber Use Leads to a Decrease in DUI Deaths
Uber

Researchers Find Uber Use Leads to a Decrease in DUI Deaths

A study of drunk-driving deaths shows Uber has a positive effect, provided the price is right.
Ray Hennessey
4 Ways Stock-Market Volatility Affects Every Business
Stocks

4 Ways Stock-Market Volatility Affects Every Business

Entrepreneurs and small-business owners need to pay attention to market swings, whether they like it or not.
Ray Hennessey
China Seeks to Control the Web and Your Business Is Caught in the Middle
China

China Seeks to Control the Web and Your Business Is Caught in the Middle

American businesses cannot stay neutral in what is clearly now an all-out war over the future of the worldwide Internet.
Ray Hennessey
Kim Kardashian Is a Lot of Things, But Not an Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship

Kim Kardashian Is a Lot of Things, But Not an Entrepreneur

It takes more to hold the title of entrepreneur than simple business success, no matter how big it is.
Ray Hennessey
Want True Equality for All? Support Entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship

Want True Equality for All? Support Entrepreneurship.

You are about to read the most offensive and insensitive piece we've ever written. And that's sad.
Ray Hennessey
Two California Farmers Just Stopped the Government From Stealing Your Products
Regulations

Two California Farmers Just Stopped the Government From Stealing Your Products

The Supreme Court's ruling over raisins means regulators need to think twice about taking private property.
Ray Hennessey
Breeding Puppies to Blow Up Kittens
Advertising

Breeding Puppies to Blow Up Kittens

The more we try not to offend in marketing, the more people we encounter who find offense to everything.
Ray Hennessey
No, Facebook Didn't 'Create' 4.5M Jobs. But Its Impact Can't Be Understated.
Facebook

No, Facebook Didn't 'Create' 4.5M Jobs. But Its Impact Can't Be Understated.

Facebook's hiring numbers are squishy, but the company continues to serve as a great example of how entrepreneurship can help the world.
Ray Hennessey
Ban on Cuban Cigars Goes Up in a Puff of Smoke
Free Markets

Ban on Cuban Cigars Goes Up in a Puff of Smoke

A new policy by President Obama means that importing up to $100 worth of Cuban tobacco products will be legal.
No, McDonald's Won't 'Ruin' Cuba
Capitalism

No, McDonald's Won't 'Ruin' Cuba

The lamentations of how McDonald's will somehow hurt Cuba are misplaced. You should be cheering on the Golden Arches.
Ray Hennessey
College Is Worth the Price. Just Not This Price.
College

College Is Worth the Price. Just Not This Price.

A college president says economic models don't apply to college tuition. That theory wouldn't pass Econ 101.
Ray Hennessey
The World Needs More of Richard Branson's 'Hubris'
Richard Branson

The World Needs More of Richard Branson's 'Hubris'

The criticism of Sir Richard Branson's role in the SpaceShipTwo crash is a knock on entrepreneurship itself.
Ray Hennessey
Tim Cook Is Wrong: You Really Can't Fire Someone For Being Gay
Free Markets

Tim Cook Is Wrong: You Really Can't Fire Someone For Being Gay

Tim Cook, in acknowledging his homosexuality, perpetuated a politically charged myth about gays in the workplace.
Ray Hennessey