Giving Up The Driver’s Seat Over the years, research has shown a counterintuitive fact about human nature: That sometimes, having too much choice makes us less happy. This may even be true when it comes to medical treatment. Baba Shiv shares a fascinating study that measures why choice opens the door to doubt, and suggests [...]
What Our Language Habits Reveal In an exclusive preview of his book The Stuff of Thought, Steven Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds — and how the words we choose communicate much more than we realize. Linguist Steven Pinker questions the very nature of our thoughts — [...]
Almost 22% of adults own a tablet computer, double the 11% who had a tablet a year ago, and 64% of tablet owners say they use the device to access news at least weekly, according to a new study from Project for Excellence in Journalism and The Economist Group. Smartphone ownership was 44%, up from [...]
A cash-strapped math teacher named Tom Farber in Rancho Bernardo, California, raised money for the class and school by selling ads of sponsorship on coursework and tests. He charged $10 for a quiz and $30 for an ad on a final.
Zippo manufactures the iconic lighter in Bradford, Pennsylvania.
Ernie Rossi, Audit Partner at Sensiba San Filippo LLP, a leading Silicon Valley CPA and Consulting firm. Sensiba San Filippo LLPL works with many small to mid-size businesses to implement policies and prevent such scenarios. Below are Ernie’s top tips for instituting procedures to prevent internal fraud: 1. Leverage a third party to review the business [...]
Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., has initiated its 2nd Entrepreneurial Challenge, expanding on its inaugural challenge that was completed in the spring. The challenge is open to any small company with revenue under $5 million, including newly formed and pre-revenue entities. Submissions are due no later than 5 p.m. EDT [...]
Recently, the bipartisan Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act became law, transforming how entrepreneurs can raise the money to grow their business. The JOBS Act expands the pool of potential investors, makes investing in small businesses more attractive and lowers the regulatory burden for more mature business of “going public.” Savvy entrepreneurs should be aware of [...]
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” MAYA ANGELOU (1928 - ) American Poet, Historian, Activist
Bob Moore read a book about stone-grinding and was inspired to learn the art of milling. He started Bob’s Red Mill 34 years ago in Oregon and the business is flourishing. When Bob turned 81, he transferred ownership of the company to his employees.
The Evans table by Room & Board is manufactured in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The family-run metal fabricator Bell Manufacturing makes the steel bases. The process of machining, grinding and painting the table takes a day to complete. Room & Board then assembles the pieces.