This entrepreneur says team dynamics can make or break your company. That's why he hires the nice guy every time. Luis von Ahn, the co-founder of Captcha, never cared much about culture. But that was then. He tells Inc.'s Jeremy Quittner that in his new venture--Pittsburgh-based language teacher Duolingo--his priorities are very different. Show More Summary
Yahoo's $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr shines a lot on the elusive topic of planning an exit strategy.
Awe.sm founder Jonathan Strauss recalls the wrenching lead-up to his resignation. The decision to hire outside management for your growing business is never easy. Investors and owners are flooded with questions: Is now the right time?...Show More Summary
Modernize all you want, but reinventing the wheel is pointless, says Mario Batali.
We caught up with SOLARKIOSK to find out how they're coping with the task of bringing renewable energy – and business development opportunities – to rural Africa.
America's college towns are perfect spots for fresh ideas and innovation. Here are three incubators to watch. It shouldn't be surprising that 32 percent of all business incubators in North America have ties to a university. College towns...Show More Summary
Australia's Qantas airline has created a range of new fiction titles for its customers, written to correspond with flight times.
Only students with the right quiz answers are able to correctly fill out a QR code to apply for a place on the Kidum 700 course.
Try The World offers boxes of products sourced from a different corner of the world each month.
Hiring the first employee is a huge step for a small business. If your small business has reached the point where you need help because the assistance of family and friends no longer covers the gaps, you may have reached the point where you need bring paid staff on board. (A previous Small Biz Survival [...]
Ten years ago, it was enough for a business to create a website, cast it out into the wild and merely sit back while the traffic rolled in. But in today’s increasingly technical world with big data seamlessly flowing, it has become essential...Show More Summary
A step-by-step approach for building up your sales pipeline. For most companies, the ability to find potential customers is the difference between growth and bankruptcy. Here's a systematic approach, loosely based upon a conversation with Thomas Ray Crowel, author of the excellent book Simple Selling. Show More Summary
New funding platforms are eager to ply you with capital and other resources in exchange for a cut of your future success. See if these services are right for you.
The announcements that Google and Lockheed Martin have purchased quantum computers has led to a lot of recent coverage on the topic. Quantum computers are very, very fast. Instead of using the traditional approach of a string of 1's and...
Today we have an iStockphoto Promo to share with you like nothing we’ve ever seen before. A few weeks ago…
Links that got us thinking on Tuesday, May 21: Gawker has an Indiegogo campaign to raise $200,000 for alleged video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack.How realistic is Yahoo's promise that it won't screw up Tumblr?The why and how...Show More Summary
If Joan Rivers were starting her comedy career today, she wouldn't waste her time with the suits at the networks. "Right now, if you want to do it, you do it. All you need is a camera,"said Rivers in a talk at New York Internet Week....Show More Summary
Silicon Valley tech evangelist Robert Scoble is really good about sharing his toys. The prolific tech blogger and startup liaison for Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), the San Antonio cloud services company, spent at least half an hour just passing around Google Glass after giving a talk at co-working space Alley NYC just off of Times Square. Show More Summary
Monday's ruling by a New York judge affirms what some already suspected, that renting a private residence via Airbnb is against the law in the nation’s largest city. It brings into question Airbnb’s future in big cities like San Francisco,...Show More Summary
Not too ago we were having a meeting about sales activity and what a rep needed to do to have a healthy pipeline and this ended up on the white board. Essentially contact 50 prospects, reach 10 decision makers, send out 10 contracts and get 5 signatures. Show More Summary