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Original Apple Computer Could Fetch $600,000 at Upcoming Auction
Apple

Original Apple Computer Could Fetch $600,000 at Upcoming Auction

A fully operational computer that Steve Jobs sold out of his parents' garage in 1976 is about to hit the auction block.
How Competition Created an Industry That Changed the World
Winning Strategies

How Competition Created an Industry That Changed the World

The intense rivalry between NBC's David Sarnoff and CBS's William Paley propelled them to improve the quality of early radio.
Donald Miller
The 5 Most Powerful Economic Empires of All Time
Economic Conditions

The 5 Most Powerful Economic Empires of All Time

Over the course of human history, certain civilizations developed huge advantages against their rivals. In chronological order, here are the five most dominant economic empires the world has seen so far.
Chris Matthews
5 Gandhi Quotes to Inspire Taking on Your Mission
Inspiration

5 Gandhi Quotes to Inspire Taking on Your Mission

Have courage and blaze a trail with advice from the history-making activist on the anniversary of his birth.
Matthew Toren
The Founders' 5 Timeless Lessons for Entrepreneurs
Independence Day

The Founders' 5 Timeless Lessons for Entrepreneurs

We live in a nation that celebrates small business and encourages people to create an idea and make it their own.
Jim Joseph
This Business Has Been Fiercely Independent Since 1776
Independence Day

This Business Has Been Fiercely Independent Since 1776

The owners of Connecticut's Griswold Inn explain why staying family-owned is their plan for business -- for the next 100 years.
Jason Fell
This Company Makes Money by Letting Civilians Drive Military Vehicles
Business Unusual

This Company Makes Money by Letting Civilians Drive Military Vehicles

"We've crushed cars and motor homes. We've even driven tanks through barns," says founder Tony Borglum
Jason Ankeny
Google's First Server and a Crumpled Napkin Are About to Get Museum Treatment
Business of History

Google's First Server and a Crumpled Napkin Are About to Get Museum Treatment

The Smithsonian will launch an American Enterprise exhibit in 2015 that will run for at least the next two decades. Here's an inside look at some of the objects to be featured.
Geoff Weiss
Richard Branson on Why Creativity Grows With Experience
Creativity

Richard Branson on Why Creativity Grows With Experience

A lot of exciting ideas are nothing more than recycled old ones with a fresh twist.
Richard Branson
3 Ways to Master the Hashtag
Hashtags

3 Ways to Master the Hashtag

#amIdoingthisright?
Ann Handley
Mixed Blessings: 4 Ways Computers Forever Changed How We Work
Productivity

Mixed Blessings: 4 Ways Computers Forever Changed How We Work

On the 50th anniversary of IBM's iconic mainframe workhorse, we look at the revolutionary, lasting impact that computers, in all their many forms, have had on how we do (and sometimes don't) get work done.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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3 Lucky Traits Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From The Irish
Luck

3 Lucky Traits Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From The Irish

With St. Patrick's Day upon us, the 'luck of the Irish' is in full swing. Here are a few Irish disruptors and what you can learn from their journey.
Adam Toren
Buying a Franchise? What to Look for in a Company's History
Franchise

Buying a Franchise? What to Look for in a Company's History

The documents franchises offer tell part of the story, but franchisees need the full history before committing to anything.
Joe Prusha