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    1. Guy Kawasaki: Advice for Entrepreneurs Who Tweet

      Guy Kawasaki: Advice for Entrepreneurs Who Tweet

      High tech's favorite pundit weighs in on entrepreneurs, tweeting, and why William Shatner is his role model.

      Social media is more than just a way to communicate; it's an art form. Twitter, for example, forces people to encapsulate a thought in such a way that it piques the reader's interest and hopefully causes the reader to pass the tweet along.

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      Mentions: Boston Guy Kawasaki
    2. The 5 Major Risks of Buying an Online Business

      The 5 Major Risks of Buying an Online Business

      Make sure you've evaluated these hazards before signing on the dotted line.

      Do you shop online? According to a 2013 report by Forrester, e-commerce will outpace U.S. brick-and-mortar over the next five years, reaching a total of $370 billion in annual sales by 2017. The robust growth outlook has not gone unnoticed by small business buyers.

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    3. Staycations: 6 Ideas for Relaxing and Recharging at Home

      Staycations: 6 Ideas for Relaxing and Recharging at Home

      By definition, entrepreneurs are hard-working and driven. Unfortunately, that often means they avoid taking much-needed breaks and vacations. Or they’re unwilling to spend money on elaborate trips, preferring instead to invest their cash in their businesses.

      While all of that makes sense, the fact is, the most successful entrepreneurs are those who take time off from their hectic daily lives to think, rest and recover.

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    4. A Friendly, Approachable Health Insurance Company? Yes, It Exists

      A Friendly, Approachable Health Insurance Company? Yes, It Exists

      Oscar promises to be the insurance company you always wanted, but could never find. That is, if it can overcome all the hurdles that keep traditional insurers tangled up in red tape.

      "This is not Tumblr. This is not Spotify. This is not Square. This is a really complicated business," says Josh Kushner of his new startup Oscar. "It's a real business."

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    5. The Goal? Oh, Just to Be the World's Biggest Location Database

      The Goal? Oh, Just to Be the World's Biggest Location Database

      Factual, the biggest behind-the-scenes startup you've never heard of, has already amassed data on 70 million locations around the world (and counting).

      The goal of Factual is at once hugely ambitious and unexpectedly humble: to be the steward of the world's information. That means amassing data on subjects about which people need data, standardizing it and making it accurate.

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      Mentions: Google
    6. Training the Best Damn Fry Cooks (and Future Leaders) in the U.S.

      Training the Best Damn Fry Cooks (and Future Leaders) in the U.S.

      Can a fast-food joint pass on the skills and character necessary for the most-demanding professions? That's part of the mission at Pal's Sudden Service.

      On a recent Monday, Thomas Crosby demonstrated for an employee the best way to get French fries to stand up straight in a bag. Crosby is CEO of Pal's Sudden Service, a drive-thru dog-and-burger chain based in Kingsport, Tennessee, with 26 restaurants; and the fry demonstration was part of his mentoring duties.

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      Mentions: Tennessee Texas
    7. The Future of Wi-Fi Is Here--And It Looks Pretty Cool

      The Future of Wi-Fi Is Here--And It Looks Pretty Cool

      Imagine never having to worry about a wi-fi signal ever again. Steve Perlman, founder of Artemis Networks, has a plan to make that dream a reality.

      When Steve Perlman first began developing the pWave in 2002, YouTube didn't exist, the iPhone was still a few years away, and there was no such thing as Netflix streaming. And yet Perlman predicted that within a decade, personal data usage would lead to a massive wireless capacity issue. He was right.

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      Mentions: Skype
    8. Putting People Before the Bottom Line (and Still Making Money)

      Putting People Before the Bottom Line (and Still Making Money)

      Bob Chapman, CEO of the $1.7 billion manufacturing company Barry-Wehmiller, is on a mission to change the way businesses treat their employees.

      "The usual corporate-culture buzzwords, like engagement, productivity, and performance, are self-serving to companies," says Bob Chapman. "We want to release human potential.

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    9. The Tech Company That's Hard-Coded to Put People First

      The Tech Company That's Hard-Coded to Put People First

      At SPARC, employees aren't allowed to have two bad days in a row. Here's how a little homegrown technology helps make sure it doesn't happen.

      "No two bad days in a row" is among the slogans shaping the culture at SPARC, which makes software for industries including green energy and human resources. CEO Eric Bowman knows he can't guarantee his people will never experience a bad patch. But his team's goal is to make employees feel happy and empowered.

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    10. 5 Brilliantly Designed Products We Admire

      5 Brilliantly Designed Products We Admire

      In the design category for this year's Most Audacious Companies list, we found elegant and beautiful products in some unlikely places.

      An airplane that can take off from and land on water. A sleek device that could put cell towers out of business. Toothpaste like you've never seen (or tasted) before. When we went searching for this year's selection of most audacious design companies, we looked for elegance and simplicity--and we found it in a very diverse set of objects.

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    11. How to Build an Audacious Company, According to Mark Cuban

      How to Build an Audacious Company, According to Mark Cuban

      Heroic. Inventive. Bold. Audacious companies are over the top--but in very smart ways. The 'Shark Tank' star and Dallas Mavericks owner explains how it's done.

      What is an audacious company?

      Some transform waste products into energy; others battle diseases or make scary donuts. They inform, entertain, and educate.

      "You have to know how, where, and when to be over the top."
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      Mentions: Dallas
    12. 25 Companies That Are Changing the World

      25 Companies That Are Changing the World

      Big, crazy ideas? Check. Lots of risks? Check. Fearlessness? Oh, yeah. Welcome to Inc.'s annual list of the Most Audacious Companies.

      What's an "audacious" company? It's a superlative we chose very carefully. On the one hand, such companies are defined as bold, courageous, even heroic. Yet, on the other, they are defiant, presumptuous, irreverent, and even cocky.

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    13. Where Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur, With None of the Risk

      Where Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur, With None of the Risk

      At DEG digital consultancy, if you pitch a big idea, you build it from the ground up. It's not just a nice perk--it's good for the business.

      Plenty of companies reward employees who suggest ideas for new businesses. A little gratitude. Maybe a bonus. Perhaps a role on a new team. At digital consultancy DEG, CEO Neal Sharma goes further: You suggest it, you build it from the ground up.

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    14. Who Needs a Happy Work Force? This Works Better

      Who Needs a Happy Work Force? This Works Better

      As Eventbrite faced missing its projections for the first time, co-founder Julia Hartz realized something key: A happy company is not always a high-performing company.

      For co-founder Julia Hartz, the pivotal moment for Eventbrite came in 2011 in the form of a dream. She dreamed that an investor came up to her and announced: "Congratulations. You've created the happiest, most mediocre company in the world."

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      Mentions: San Francisco
    15. How Dr. Dre's Headphones Company Became a Billion-Dollar Business

      How Dr. Dre's Headphones Company Became a Billion-Dollar Business

      Beats controls some 70 percent of the headphones market, thanks to lightning-fast marketing and a smart grasp of pop culture.

      Find the Golden Niche Ignore the Critics Assemble an All-Star Focus Group What Are Consumers Thinking About? Make That Trust Your Gut and Double Down Move Pop-Star Fast Stand on the Shoulders of Giants Hide the Gold Records in the Basement
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    16. The Bold Startup Indexing Every Inch of Planet Earth

      The Bold Startup Indexing Every Inch of Planet Earth

      Skybox Imaging doesn't want to just change the way you do business. Its tiny satellites will radically change how you see the world.

      Skybox Imaging CEO Ching-Yu Hu has a bold goal for her company: "To index the earth the way Google indexes the Internet. " Doing so requires rocket power. Skybox has that covered: The company launched its first minibar-sized satellite, SkySat-1, into orbit last November aboard a Russian Dnepr rocket. By the end of 2015, the company plans to launch eight more.

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      Mentions: Google Stanford
    17. Most Audacious Companies: Meet the Panel of Experts

      Most Audacious Companies: Meet the Panel of Experts

      In our search for 25 companies that could change the world, we asked five experts to weigh in on what audacity means to them.

      Though it doesn't guarantee success, audacity has long been a key ingredient behind the most inspiring entrepreneurial ventures. It is certainly represented in the individuals below. As we searched for our list of 25 companies that could change the world, we asked a panel of experts to define what audacious means to them, in their particular area of expertise.

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