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Publicity Stunt Du Jour: Spend the Night at IKEA Thanks to Airbnb — This isn't the Airbnb rental you were expecting to book. The accommodation-rental site has partnered with IKEA to offer three "unique" rental opportunities -- at an IKEA store in Australia. In other words, if you've ever walked the aisles at IKEA and wondered what it'd be like to spend the night curled up in one of those cozy bedroom displays, then this is your chance.
Aug 22, 2014

Staying the night at IKEA thru @Airbnb seems like camping, but with more allen wrenches and meatballs via @LauraEntis

Aug 22, 2014

Score one for Airbnb and IKEA for an unconventional marketing stunt no one saw coming. by @lauraentis

Meet the Newest Member of Kickstarter's Million-Dollar Club — If you still have the idea that crowdfunding is reserved territory for artists to raise a few hundred dollars to fund their next project, then you need to think again. On Kickstarter, 80 campaigns have raised more than $1 million. The newest product to enter Kickstarter's million-dollar club is a sleep and bedroom condition tracker called Sense.
Aug 22, 2014

Crowdfunding is increasingly a big $$$ game. On @kickstarter, 80 campaigns have raised more than $1 million.

It's Official: You Can't Copyright a Selfie Taken By a Monkey — We all take pictures. Many of us share those pictures with friends and loved ones and colleagues countless other types of connections via social media. But what happens when a nature photographer goes into the jungle, and his camera is hijacked by a macaque that uses it to snap a selfie which the photographer shares on social media.
Aug 22, 2014

If a monkey takes a #selfie with your camera, you don't own the rights. Same thing applies for aliens/ghosts:

When Company Culture Becomes Discrimination — There's a lot of chatter about culture today, with Glassdoor releasing its rankings of "best" company culture. Indeed, culture is an important part of leadership. As a manager, you need to set a tone and direction for your employees, give them a sense of purpose and community, and make that tangible enough for your customers and business partners to feel, as well.

The Foundation for Success Is Learning From Our Failures — Each day we are provided with list of things we can do to be successful as entrepreneurs. We are given examples of very successful entrepreneurs who exemplify these traits. Then why is it that most people who embark on an entrepreneurial path don't succeed? We ignore how we learn as humans.
Aug 22, 2014

"If someone says theys are a successful entrepreneur and has never failed, you know they're lying." @ProfoundlySmple

Aug 22, 2014

RT @PKennedyPage: The Foundation for Success Is Learning From Our Failures Learn from others failures, teach from your own.

Bright Idea: Startup Finds Unexpected Use for Solar-Powered Lights — Keeping hungry lions from attacking farm animals in rural Africa -- or anywhere -- is no easy feat, especially in the dark. Bright light helps keep the fierce predators at bay, something that's hard to come by after the sun goes down and you live way off the grid.
Aug 22, 2014

Check out this unlikely tool for stopping hungry lions from attacking farm animals in rural Africa. #BrightIdea

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How to Know When to Bring Software Development In House — Cash-strapped startups often choose to outsource software development. However, these independent development firms interact with dozens of clients, which means that your business receives just a portion of their creativity. Innovation is throttled as your company's growth becomes reliant on people outside your management.

Ignoring Employee Morale Will Cost You. Here's the Solution. — Most entrepreneurs start their company trying to serve the best steak in town, offer the best massage or build the best product they can. That's where their heart and passion is. But then they quickly realize that they have to recruit complementary talent to help turn that dream into reality.
Aug 22, 2014

"Ignoring the cultivation of employee morale is 1 of the costliest mistakes an entrepreneur can make." @DavidNilssen

8 Essentials to Get the Most Out of Working From Home — Working from home isn't for everyone. To be successful, you must be disciplined, motivated, and -- above all else -- a self-starter. It's been relatively easy for me, because I'm motivated by the reality that my success or failure rests directly on my shoulders.

Tech Entrepreneurs Should Remember Investors Don't Speak Their Language — Young entrepreneurs often are so excited by new technology or their latest invention that they forget to translate it into a value proposition that their customers or potential investors can understand. They can become frustrated with investors, senior executives and even customers who don't seem to "get it," with the result that everyone loses.