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  • In the aftermath of tornadoes: Practical affection is prayer in action

    A Christian Science perspective: We can find ways to embrace the needy in practical affection and humanity.
    05/02/2011 10:15 am

  • Top 5 books to turn your high-tech innovation into a successful business

    Technology's riff on the American dream runs something like this: Young people hang out in a garage, create a world-beating technology, and build a wildly successful company. It doesn't usually happen that way, of course. That last part about building a successful business is especially hard work that requires specific business skills that technology entrepreneurs often lack. Fortunately, there are thousands of books on the subject that can help garage entrepreneurs make the leap to successful executive. As someone who has been working in family businesses, starting and growing my own businesses, or teaching entrepreneurs for most of the past 40 years, I've read hundreds of these books – and written six of my own. Here are my picks for the Top 5 books every entrepreneur should own:
    04/19/2011 03:15 pm

  • The Entrepreneurial Mind Can you build a business from values?

    Many companies try to incorporate certain values into how they conduct business, but some businesses base their entire plan on values
    04/18/2011 05:35 pm

  • Sarah Palin's former aide to publish a tell-all book

    Former Palin aide Frank Bailey's book, "Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin," is scheduled for release next month.
    04/18/2011 11:37 am

  • Record Store Day: Five gems worth hunting for

    Saturday is Record Store Day, an occasion to give thanks to the socially challenged luddites and misfits who are bravely and somewhat foolishly keeping the big 12-inchers alive and rotating from coast to coast! Huzzah! And Gabba Gabba Hey, y'all! I confess without shame that, many years ago as an art student, I spent most of my tuition money at one such hot, dusty vinyl den, Aron Records on Melrose Ave. in Hollywood, Calif. It was in Aron's burgeoning bins of advance DJ copies (50 cents each) that I discovered a young, wildly talented Elton John, stumbled upon the great Ry Cooder and the criminally underrated Little Feat, fell hard for Dusty Springfield, and built my voluminous Monk collection. And that was just my first semester. As you might imagine, I've unearthed a few treasures over the years at Aron, Rhino Records, and other favorite haunts. Here are five gems that you'll never see warping in the sun at a garage sale at my house.
    04/15/2011 04:33 pm

  • Schools facing rise in homeless students

    Schools serving homeless children are seeing an increase in enrollment, straining their ability to serve the most vulnerable students.
    04/12/2011 05:00 pm

  • A book that brought God closer

    As The King James translation of the Bible marks its 400th anniversary, its deep influence and prominence are slipping.
    04/12/2011 01:00 pm

  • Top Picks: 'Bill Moyers: The Language of Life,' a funny Bob Dylan album, Joe Bonamassa's 'Dust Bowl,' and more

    Bill Moyers' DVD anthology on spoken poetry, live recordings of a Bob Dylan concert, Joe Bonamassa's latest album 'Dust Bowl', and more recommendations.
    04/06/2011 02:17 pm

  • Southwest Airlines cancels 300 flights, begins inspecting aircraft

    Southwest Airlines is inspecting 79 of its Boeing 737-300 jets after an incident Friday when a three-foot section of the overhead fuselage ripped open. The airline canceled 300 flights Sunday.
    04/03/2011 01:17 pm

  • The Entrepreneurial Mind Be patient with your business model

    There are multiple stages of starting a new business. It is important to be successful in the early stages before moving on to later steps in the process.
    03/28/2011 10:46 am

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Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

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