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Dove Pulls NJ 'Armpit' Billboard in Wake of Criticism

Unilever made the call to drop a Dove ad that called New Jersey 'the Armpit of America.'

Cheezburger Founder Ben Huh and the Importance of Making Smaller Bets

The founder and CEO of Cheezburger talks to Entrepreneur.com about rebounding and lessons learned.

How an Email Snafu Led to 61,000 People Storming an Employment Office

When an email for a recruitment meeting was accidentally sent to every registered job seeker in the city of Stockholm, chaos ensued.

Soar Above, Rather Than Survive, a Product Recall

Fitbit is the latest company that instituted a recall. Did it do it right? Also, seven steps to implement a recall program in your business.

Sochi Organizers Did a Terrible Job Stocking Olympic Souvenirs

Olympic spectators are grumbling that Sochi merchandise is both hard to come by and severely overpriced at this year’s Games.

Richard Branson on Pursuing What Makes You Happy

You have one life, so spend it doing something you love.

How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

For our series The Grind, the founder of Practice Makes Perfect discusses how pivoting helped him not fall into the category of failures.

How To Win When You Fail

The way you react to screw ups is a critical factor in determining how successful you will be in business.

5 Rookie Networking Fails and How to Avoid Them

When you're trying to meet people in person, here are things you shouldn't do.

How OfficeMax Failed on the PR Front...Twice

OfficeMax's insensitive letter to 'Daughter Killed in Car Crash' is being blamed on Big Data. But all the blame rests with the company.

15 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They'd Known When They First Started Up

We all wish we could get everything right the first time. That, of course, isn't the case. Here's what some business owners wish they new from the start.

Downton Abbey: Lord Grantham's 5 Worst Management Mistakes

What the world of butlers, footmen and lady's maids can teach you about management.

At Yahoo, a $42 Million Change of Heart

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer has given the boot to her second in command, Henrique de Castro, just a little over a year after pilfering the exec from rival Google.

No Apologies: On Hack, Snapchat Founder Says 'We Thought We Had Done Enough'

On the 'Today' show, the 23-year-old discussed the inevitabilities of hacking while reassuring users.

McDonald's Kills Employee Resource Site After Another Gaffe

Another piece of misguided advice on McDonald's employee McResource Line has landed the fast-food chain in hot water.

The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014

What is the one sure thing to turn away modern customers?

Real Entrepreneurs, Real Shipping Lessons

These entrepreneurs are using hard-won experience – as well as some old-fashioned ingenuity -- to improve their shipping processes.

Why Leaders Don't Behave the Way They Should

We are creatures of evolution. That's why taking a calm, measured approach to management is always easier said than done.

How to Save Any Presentation From a Technology Meltdown

Don't let a technology glitch or mistake ruin your next presentation. Here are four ways to save any presentation from disaster.

Manufacturer Thinks 'Lean' to Cut Waste, Boost Efficiency

This printing company used methods from Toyota to reduce errors and inefficiencies.

HealthCare.gov: Your Reminder Not To Skimp on Quality Assurance

You might be tempted to cut time for QA, but it could doom your next project. We explore the site’s sober takeaways for any digital entrepreneur.

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, and other words of wisdom for entrepreneurs.

The 16 Biggest Tech Intern Fails

From being rude to Mark Zuckerberg's wife, to burning down an office building, to inadvertently disabling the internet across large stretches of the Ukraine, these interns messed up in style.

The Worst Business Plan Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

If you think you can just hire someone else to do the dirty work of writing your business plan, think again.

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