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Eureka -- a New Product Idea! Now Ask These 5 Questions.
Innovation

Eureka -- a New Product Idea! Now Ask These 5 Questions.

Before you quit your job and cash in your 401(k), take a step back and evaluate.
Louis Foreman
Was Apple's Beats Acquisition Smart or Desperate?
Apple

Was Apple's Beats Acquisition Smart or Desperate?

The tech giant has always been known for its innovation, but its latest move is leading some to question whether it's losing its edge.
Nina Zipkin
7 Life Lessons From My Entrepreneurship Journey
Entrepreneurs

7 Life Lessons From My Entrepreneurship Journey

Starting a business is tough and challenging on all fronts. Here's some wisdom that may ease your load as you navigate new terrain.
John Rampton
Facing Startup Uncertainty? Try 2 Different Ways to Plan for the Future.
business Planning

Facing Startup Uncertainty? Try 2 Different Ways to Plan for the Future.

New business owners often rely on prediction or creation logic -- and sometimes use both.
Peter S. Cohan
No Wizard Needed -- 3 Ways to Give Employees Courage
Innovation

No Wizard Needed -- 3 Ways to Give Employees Courage

When people fall back on the same tired ideas, your company can stagnate. Do these things to strengthen their backbones.
Bill Treasurer
4 Reasons Why Leaders Need More Wave Makers
Innovation

4 Reasons Why Leaders Need More Wave Makers

These innovators jump in and ask, “What can I do?” and initiate changes that can bring huge payoffs to an entrepreneurial operation.
Patti Johnson
Budgeting Time for Play is Good Business
knowledge economy

Budgeting Time for Play is Good Business

Hard work is crucial to success but a single minded focus is overrated. Cultivating new skills like playing an instrument or working with our hands has serendipitous benefits for problem solving at work.
Jack Flanagan
From Glow-In-The-Dark Highways to 'Smog Diamonds,' One Man's Vision of a More Beautiful, Sustainable World
Design

From Glow-In-The-Dark Highways to 'Smog Diamonds,' One Man's Vision of a More Beautiful, Sustainable World

Social designer Daan Roosegaarde has built a career applying technology to the world that exists outside our screens.
Laura Entis
Don't Process Entrepreneurship Out of Your Startup
Innovation

Don't Process Entrepreneurship Out of Your Startup

Growth and success are great until, without knowing how it happened, the character of your startup has completely changed.
Joel Basgall
Is America Too 'Safe' for Innovation? Or Will Driverless Cars Ever Have Their Day?
Innovation

Is America Too 'Safe' for Innovation? Or Will Driverless Cars Ever Have Their Day?

The new technology could make auto accidents history and lower insurance bills. Yet lobbyists and politicians may champion individualism and resist a ban of traditional vehicles.
Charles Rich
 Smart Leaders Keep Their Ego in Check and Listen In
Leadership Qualities

Smart Leaders Keep Their Ego in Check and Listen In

The more successful you become, the more your confidence may swell. Practice these tips to take full advantage of the wealth of ideas from your team.
Shirley Engelmeier
Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear
Technology

Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Jason Fell
 Don't Let Your Big Personality Stand in the Way of the Startup's Success
Delegation

Don't Let Your Big Personality Stand in the Way of the Startup's Success

Instead of delegating tasks and mentoring staff, some entrepreneurs forget to train. Innovation and success are stifled.
Tom Sult
Richard Branson on Starting Up Despite the Red Tape
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Starting Up Despite the Red Tape

The biggest way to fight bad regulations is to maintain your company's spirit of curiosity.
Richard Branson