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From Marco Polo to Mark Zuckerberg: The Evolution of the Entrepreneur (Infographic)
Infographics

From Marco Polo to Mark Zuckerberg: The Evolution of the Entrepreneur (Infographic)

Adaptability, courage, drive and grit have been the hallmarks of the best entrepreneurs throughout the ages.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Want to Buy a European Castle? Now's Your Chance.
Real estate

Want to Buy a European Castle? Now's Your Chance.

Brokers say prices for high-end properties across Europe for American buyers are down 25 to 40 percent from a year ago.
Robert Frank
Lobster Went From Prison Food to Delicacy. Your Product Can, Too. (Infographic)
Infographics

Lobster Went From Prison Food to Delicacy. Your Product Can, Too. (Infographic)

The 'cockroach of the sea' wasn't always so swanky. It was cleverly rebranded. Dig into the creature's remarkable tale to learn how you can boost perception of your product's value.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Historic Papers From This Famous Scientist Were Hidden...Where?
Innovation

Historic Papers From This Famous Scientist Were Hidden...Where?

Sometimes even the smartest people do the darndest things.
Nina Zipkin
How History and Adversity Pushed an Entrepreneur to Shark Tank Success
Creativity

How History and Adversity Pushed an Entrepreneur to Shark Tank Success

The creator of a tool that teaches people to play guitar took advantage of a moment of creativity that resulted from hard circumstances.
John Brubaker
7 Innovators That Changed Retail Forever
Retail Businesses

7 Innovators That Changed Retail Forever

These visionaries led their companies against the grain and redefined consumer culture as we know it.
David Rekuc
A Family Legacy: Tennessee Brothers Seek to Revive Fallen Whiskey Empire
Family Businesses

A Family Legacy: Tennessee Brothers Seek to Revive Fallen Whiskey Empire

The Nelson brothers were staggered to discover on a country drive one day that their great-great-great grandfather owned and operated one of the largest whiskey distilleries in pre-Prohibition America.
Geoff Weiss
Now That Your Public Tweets Are Searchable, Here's How to Delete the Embarrassing Ones
Personal Branding

Now That Your Public Tweets Are Searchable, Here's How to Delete the Embarrassing Ones

While the Library of Congress is keeping the official record, Twitter users now have an easier way erasing their old, awkward tweets.
Nina Zipkin
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