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The Life Out Loud: Wall Street Health Warriors

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Hedge fund managers Nick Morris and Dan Gluck began obsessively investigating chia, reading whatever research they could find on its nutritional properties. They discovered that chia is an "off-the-charts superfood."

The 5 P's of Social Entrepreneurship

Monika Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Monika Mitchell

Despite these challenges, the rugged, innovative, and creatively resourceful world of social entrepreneurship is growing by leaps and bounds. Righting the world's wrongs is enough motivation to fuel the engines of thousands of entrepreneurial pioneers.

Redefining Success. Putting Money Back In Its Place.

John Hope Bryant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
John Hope Bryant

For 100 years the world has been on a fairly consistent march towards more and more free enterprise, and deeper and more sharp edged caverns of capitalism. And for approximately 80 of those years, most of the developed world was not on a bad path.

Why You Should Have Serious Relationships In Your 20s

Elizabeth Spiers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Spiers

As with coding and management and matters of finance and marketing, relationships have a learning curve. You learn the basics of "relationshiptiva" (yes, I made up that word): How to deal with sexual etiquette, mundane everyday things, scheduling, and appropriate meetings with close friends, and some equitable plan for who's supposed to pay for dinner or wash the dishes this time. These are basics. And if you're learning them in your thirties, it's going to be much harder.

The Art of Using Humor in Business Language

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 12.08.2013 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

Most people cringe when their bosses attempt to pepper a meeting with comedy, but Schoch knows that a well-timed joke can really engage clients.

Before You Consider Crowdfunding: What to Look For in an Investor

Panos Panay | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

Obama's new startup initiative, cleverly titled The JOBS Act, is aimed at boosting the entrepreneurial ecosystem by making startup investing easier. The concern that I have is that in the process it may push too many founders to either seek capital prematurely, or to take money from all comers.

Why Is Doing Good So Hard?

C. Ugent | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
C. Ugent

Necessity is the Mother From the hospital, I called a patent attorney. I didn't have much else to do, and I was tired of hearing myself complain. ...

How Naval Ravikant Risked It All To Pull The Veil Back on Venture Capital

Ondi Timoner | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
Ondi Timoner

Most young startups with an innovative platform or disruptive idea face the same challenge on their path to success: Navigating the murky waters of S...

The F-Word [Failure] Comes to the World Economic Forum

Pro Journo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Pro Journo

By Adam Byrnes, MBA/MS candidate at Erb Institute, University of Michigan DALIAN, China - Let's face it, failure sucks. Failing is neither particul...

Having a Hard Time Taking Time Off? Learn From Mindy the Monk Seal

Anna Sabino | Posted 12.04.2013 | Hawaii
Anna Sabino

Watching Mindy the Monk Seal made me think that once in a while we should all just throw ourselves into our favorite relaxing activity with no time limitations or rules. Let's let the waves take us and let's enjoy the blissful ride of pure relaxation. Our minds and bodies will thank us.

Restaurant Miscues -- The Night When I Was the Biggest Problem

Steve DiFillippo | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business
Steve DiFillippo

In restaurants it really is all about the guest. Among many other things, it's about spending time with guests, getting to know them, keeping track of what they like and don't like, helping them to feel special.

The Right Space for the Right Time: Startups and Office Space

David Mandell | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business
David Mandell

A big challenge most startup founders face is simply trying to figure out where to put their business. It seems almost trivial since it's not a core value for the business, but it can often be a huge distraction of both focus and funds. The right answer is -- there is no right answer

The Millennial Trains Project: An Education on Rails

Smita Satiani | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact
Smita Satiani

The Millennial Trains Project (MTP) is an experiment in innovation education: How do you produce an entrepreneurial generation? On the rails, says Patrick Dowd, founder of MTP.

Entrepreneurship for All -- A New Approach to Youth Development

Bill Reese | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Bill Reese

Over the past few years, it has become clear that the private sector simply cannot create enough jobs to keep pace with the vast numbers of young people entering into the job market every year.

Part II, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Of the 35 business plans to be displayed on that evening, six of them come to us from the west coast programs in Los Angeles, Fresno and San Francisco. In fact, NFTE Los Angeles has bred three of the past seven winners!

Forget the War on Women: Let's Declare a War FOR Women

Linda McMahon | Posted 11.26.2013 | Women
Linda McMahon

Women are earning the degrees, earning the money, and making the spending decisions. We have a collective strength that is truly unprecedented. Let's use that power.

The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3rd

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

On October 3rd, at The Times Center in New York City, 39 students representing 35 businesses from around the country will contend for top honors and for the chance to win over $25,000 in cash and prizes to help bring their business ideas to life or advance their education.

How Big Is Something That Doesn't Exist?

Amy Radin | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Amy Radin

Innovators, especially in established organizations, need complementary characters around them, people who can help sustain commitment and who have the tolerance for ambiguity that allows innovators to work through the messy process of building the next great thing.

4 Ways First to File Changes the Patent System

John Dearborn | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
John Dearborn

The jury is still out about how the new system is affecting companies with potentially novel inventions. But one thing is for sure: First to file is forcing inventors to be smarter and quicker about how they approach their intellectual property.

Three Problems of Being Self-Employed

Laurie Gerber | Posted 11.24.2013 | Small Business
Laurie Gerber

In many ways, self-employment rocks! Doesn't it? Technically, I'm not self-employed, but I was for years and I still act like I am. I know the perks. It's awesome to be able to wear what you want more often, work from where you want, set your own deadlines and answer to yourself.

Best Colleges For Entrepreneurship Programs

Posted 09.23.2013 | College

It seems like everyone's watching college students for what business they're going to start next. The founders of Google met at Stanford Universit...

5 Things Nobody Tells a Start Up

Elaine Thompson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Elaine Thompson

I have been in the start up scene for around five years and listened to over 500 pitches in this time. These are my observations.

The Middle Class Problem Is Now an Emergency: Entrepreneurs, We Need You!

Jack Nadel | Posted 11.23.2013 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

If our nation's workforce is just barely scraping by, then who will buy our goods and services? Our GDP is bound to shrink unless we act swiftly to restore our middle class.

Bluesmiths: Maui's Waterwear Craftsmen

Jason Rushin | Posted 11.20.2013 | Hawaii
Jason Rushin

Most of Hawaii's startup scene is focused on web, smartphone and other digital technologies. But Hawaii is also a great crucible for analog startups, and in the case of Bluesmiths, it's technology for people who spend more time surfing the waves than the Internet.

The Practical Bible for Venture Capital: Book Review and Interview With Andrew Romans

James Grundvig | Posted 11.18.2013 | Small Business
James Grundvig

If the founders of a company are diluted too heavily upfront, one day they will wake up and see the investors get rich off of their hard work, IP, and ingenuity. Once that happens, the spirit will be sucked out of them and their company will falter. And then what?