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How Jack Ma's 'Crazy' Management Style Built a Technology Empire

A former English teacher from Hangzhou, China, fashions one of the world's most valuable companies with an unorthodox philosophy in 15 years.

'Competition Is the Greatest Thing That Can Happen in Business'

The president of consumer-product invention company Quirky says startups should embrace competition, not ignore it.

Larry Ellison Is the George Lucas of Tech

Like the visionary who brought us the Star Wars trilogy and revolutionized film, Ellison's influence ranges far and is certain to persist.

The Main Reason Startups Don't Last

Innovate or fail? Which will be the path of your new entrepreneurial venture?

Magic and the CEO -- Applying Lessons Learned From the Stage

The art of being an entrepreneur owes much to performance.

Make Innovation Systematic and Never Again Ask 'Why Didn't We Think of That?'

The creation of innovative products and processes is much too important to companies and entire economies to be left to chance.

Startups Are Giving the Bedroom a Makeover

With traditional retailers merging and ecommerce startups growing quickly, this particular industry isn't getting much sleep these days.

Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats

Don't just look at the current best in your industry and do what they do. Try to be the best you, but feel free to borrow from unlikely sources.

Self-Healing Phones? Try Roads That Fix Themselves.

What if a road existed that never had a crack or a pothole? Science might have a solution.

Finding Clients Who Are Open to Innovation Even in Risk-Averse Markets

When the purchasing decision chain is full of doubters, these tips can help you woo more customers.

Trouble for Tesla? Stock Falls on Analyst Concerns.

Some suggest the electric car company's shares had risen for the wrong reasons.

Investors and Customers Aren't So Impressed By Shiny New Tech

Unless your product is truly disruptive or you have bags of cash, don't bother bringing it to market. Instead, solve a real-world problem.

Regulator-Innovator Tug-of-War: California Warns Uber, Lyft and Sidecar on Carpooling

The ride-hailing apps have been told that they are in violation of state law by offering carpooling services for money.

Want to Run Faster? This Old-School Concept Might Hold the Answer.

You have to see this new take on the traditional jetpack.

To Solve Big Problems, Assume Everything Is Wrong and Ask Dumb Questions

Rather than play the game youÂ’re expected to play, play a new one.

Patent Reform and the Future of Innovation

Many assert that patent trolls are costing the U.S. economy billions of dollars, inhibiting innovation. The solution, however, is not so clear.

3 Entrepreneurial Lessons to Learn From Kanye West

The innovators in music world are teaching young Americans some basics about breaking out on their own.

Apple May Scoop Up This Struggling Social Network

It has been reported that Apple is looking to give social another shot by acquiring this startup.

Sorry, the Apple Watch Is No Game Changer

It's something new, but don't put it in the same league with the iPod, iPhone or iPad.

How Customer Feedback Can Stymie Innovation

Empathetically observing customers use your product to solve their problem yields far better innovative ideas than simply asking for suggestions.

Create the Best Environment for Creative Employees With These 6 Principles

The efforts and breakthroughs of innovative workers result in great products and ultimately business success.

Furniture Made by Bacteria? This Futuristic Design Firm Says It Will Happen.

David Benjamin, the founder of a design firm called The Living, talks about his next-generation architecture projects.

3 Innovations From Ecommerce Market Leaders Ready for You to Adopt

Successful online marketers recognize Internet shopping is different from going to a store, even when customers are shopping for the same things.

Are You Playing to Win?

These four strategies can help an entrepreneur and the team pull out all the stops.

History's Inventive Minds Say You Don't Have to Be Original to Be Creative

An idea does not necessarily need to be unique or widely accepted. It just needs to be yours. Here are nine quotes to inspire you.
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