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The Latest – and Unlikeliest – Man to Reinvent Online Education

This pioneer in adult web content has idea to revolutionize education through virtual reality. And he might be on to something. Maybe.

Hack the Formula for Success With Better Decision Making

Paying dues doesn't always lead to career success, according to Shane Snow's new book.

5 Reasons Why Pivots Are Crucial to Today's Businesses

A change in focus can lead to great things by bringing in new customers or providing a much need kick in the pants.

4 Franchises That Pulled Off a Major Pivot

These companies revamped their models while staying true to their core values, gaining new generations of customers along the way.

5 Tips on Rebranding from a Billion-Dollar Expert

Rebranding is not for the faint of heart. After rebranding several billion-dollar companies, here are some lessons I have learned along the way.

Bravely Facing the Epic Decision of a Career Pivot

A serial entrepreneur shares how she came to leave the corporate fold and establish her first business.

Success Lessons From 2 Innovators Who Came Out Swinging

Case studies are everywhere, but check out these entrepreneurs who made crucial decisions on the one-way path to enviable success.

When Entrepreneurs Should Consider Stealth Mode

While many people may jump on the stealth-mode bandwagon, often they are doing so for the wrong reason. Here are the two times when founders should consider stealth mode.

Don't Want to Be Pigeonholed? Answer These 3 Questions.

If you want to move beyond others’ preconceived notions about you, ask yourself these questions.

Know Your Customers by Living a Day in Their Lives

Business products are generally purchased because they solve problems, so a deep understanding of the buyer is required.

EHarmony Wants to Find You a Job

The long-running dating site is reportedly launching a subsidiary that matches bosses and employees.

4 Reasons Why Your Startup May Never Be Successful

The high failure rate that occurs in the startup world can be attributed to many different factors, but often, it comes down to these four recurring problems.

How Much Can Your Startup Really Grow? Do Your Homework.

You must analyze the market and the opportunity to see if you should move forward, or pivot.

How a Family-Owned Firm Can Beat the Odds and Pivot

Use a leadership change as a catalyst for a shift in the business model to keep up with trends.

2 Risky Pivots You Probably Haven't Heard About

Steve Jobs wasn't right about everything. Sometimes, you really need to listen to what people want.

Controversial Reservation 'Scalping' Site Rethinks Its Mission

A startup that allows customers to pay for restaurant reservations is doing a 'soft pivot' following outrage from the restaurant industry.

Don't Execute Your Sales Strategy Until You Validate Your Idea

The only way to prove you have a winning concept is to get your product or service into customers' hands. But don't confuse that with selling.

Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

When do you stick with an idea, and when do you eliminate it altogether? As an entrepreneur, this can be a life-or-death decision for your startup.

3 Rules for Making a Successful Pivot

When the market is changing, you don't survive staying the same but how you adapt is just as important.

The 1 Thing That Can Save Your Sinking Startup

Getting off on a bad foot is not fatal for young companies. Serial-entrepreneur Steve Blank explains how a pivot can turn things around.

Best Practices for Businesses Using Facebook

Have a Facebook page but don't know what to do with it? Here are some tips from business owners who rely predominately on the social network to fuel their marketing efforts.

Got Conviction? Then You Can Drive Your Business to Success.

Having a coherent, clear and resolute execution of your company's strategy will help you set your firm apart from its competitors.

10 Insights from 10 Years Running a Business

If you aren't afraid to fail, quit your day job, hire people smarter than yourself or work very hard, you can succeed.

This Could Be Fab's Last Breath

The troubled ecommerce site will fire about a third of its staff in its latest round of layoffs and its founder's blog has disappeared.

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