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How Patents Proliferated in the U.S. and Around the Globe (Infographic)
Patents

How Patents Proliferated in the U.S. and Around the Globe (Infographic)

Our nation's advanced patent system is very different the one adopted in 1790.
Laura Entis
5 Ancient Public Relations Secrets
Marketing Basics

5 Ancient Public Relations Secrets

The practice of public relations is not what it used to be, but history can teach us some important lessons.
Lessons for the New CEO From 5 Great Leaders of History
Leadership

Lessons for the New CEO From 5 Great Leaders of History

From a revolutionary who began life as a slave, to the hero who led South Africa out of apartheid: Learn from the past.
Holger Seim
The History of Shark Tank (Infographic)
Shark Tank

The History of Shark Tank (Infographic)

Before there were sharks, there were dragons and tigers.
Carly Okyle
The Model for Norman Rockwell's Iconic 'Rosie the Riveter' Painting Has Died
Obituaries

The Model for Norman Rockwell's Iconic 'Rosie the Riveter' Painting Has Died

The character, which represents the American women who entered the workforce in droves during World War II, has become a symbol of female empowerment.
Geoff Weiss
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