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4 Keys to Crafting a Winning Startup Story
Engagement

4 Keys to Crafting a Winning Startup Story

Investment decisions are supposed to be based on rational analysis. But don't discount the power of a compelling narrative to engage a funder emotionally.
Peter S. Cohan
Soy Sauce Bottle Designer, Dead at 85, Was Inspired to Create in Destruction's Wake
Inventors

Soy Sauce Bottle Designer, Dead at 85, Was Inspired to Create in Destruction's Wake

Hiroshima native Kenji Ekuan processed the tragic bombings into a creative fuel that resulted in a long and illustrious industrial design career.
Geoff Weiss
Inventor's Block? Get Unstuck From Your Creative Rut.
Inventors

Inventor's Block? Get Unstuck From Your Creative Rut.

The flow of innovative ideas sometimes comes to a standstill. Here are five ways to find your spark again.
Louis Foreman
13 Critical Traits of Successful Inventors
Inventing

13 Critical Traits of Successful Inventors

To be successful in the business of your ideas, follow these observations from an industry veteran.
Stephen Key
Don't Let the Fear of Your Idea Being Stolen Hold You Back
Inventing

Don't Let the Fear of Your Idea Being Stolen Hold You Back

Instead, focus your efforts on protecting yourself with these seven strategies.
Stephen Key
Ecommerce Giant Amazon Wants to Woo the Inventor Entrepreneurs
Amazon

Ecommerce Giant Amazon Wants to Woo the Inventor Entrepreneurs

The Seattle-based tech company is hiring to build an 'end-to-end platform for startups.'
Catherine Clifford
Ralph Baer, Video-Game Pioneer, Dies at 92
Innovation

Ralph Baer, Video-Game Pioneer, Dies at 92

The man known as the 'father of video games' never stopped inventing.
Nina Zipkin
Encouragement Is Growing for Women Inventors
Inventors

Encouragement Is Growing for Women Inventors

Women filed about a third of all trademarks in recent years but fewer than a fifth of patents. There is help to get everybody's good ideas turned into products.
Kedma Ough
This Gizmo Wants to Make Your Shower 'Smart,' Cutting Your Water Use In Half
Crowdfunding

This Gizmo Wants to Make Your Shower 'Smart,' Cutting Your Water Use In Half

A crowdfunding campaign for the Eva Smart Shower launched on Indiegogo this week.
Catherine Clifford
Have a Quirky Idea? Submit It to This Quick-to-Market Website.
Inventions

Have a Quirky Idea? Submit It to This Quick-to-Market Website.

If you have a dream of a new product and fall into one of these three scenarios, Quirky might be a good platform for you.
Stephen Key
Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 4 Money Rules for New Entrepreneurs
Shark Tank

Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 4 Money Rules for New Entrepreneurs

Drive, passion and determination don't pay the bills; money does. Here are the wise ways the 'Queen of QVC' saved cash as an early entrepreneur and how you can, too.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
'Super Size Me' Filmmaker Is Producing a New Web Series on Entrepreneurship
Online Video

'Super Size Me' Filmmaker Is Producing a New Web Series on Entrepreneurship

Documentarian Morgan Spurlock is bringing his box-office acclaim to new media with a forthcoming online video channel called Smartish.
Geoff Weiss
Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner: I Never Think of Myself as a Female in Business
Shark Tank

Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner: I Never Think of Myself as a Female in Business

The 'Queen of QVC' says it doesn't matter if you're a king or queen in business. It just matters that you rule.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Shark Tank's Lori Greiner on the No. 1 Mistake to Avoid When Manufacturing Your Product Overseas
Shark Tank

Shark Tank's Lori Greiner on the No. 1 Mistake to Avoid When Manufacturing Your Product Overseas

Assembling your products outside of the U.S. can be a lot like driving blindfolded. But it doesn't have to be. Not if you steer clear of this all too common pitfall. Take it from the 'Queen of QVC.'
Kim Lachance Shandrow