Jennifer Chang

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Space Fans, You Can Pioneer the Final Frontier

By Jennifer Chang | November 19, 2014

While most people can only dream of space travel, Kellie Gerardi aims to go where no man or woman has gone before. Gerardi is one of 700 astronaut candidates with Mars One, which seeks to send a manned mission to the red planet in 2025. When she’s not planning to become a Martian, Gerardi works…

Practice Yoga from Your Office Chair

By Jennifer Chang | November 10, 2014

As a former corporate lawyer, Laura Baron understands how long hours of desk work can increase tension and fatigue. To combat her bouts of back and neck pain, Baron began practicing simple yoga poses in her office. “The effects were ultimately so profound that I was compelled to leave a career I really enjoyed to…

Seeking a Billion Entrepreneurs

By Jennifer Chang | November 10, 2014

Rick Sapio is on a mission. The founder and CEO of the investment holding company Mutual Capital Alliance recently launched A Billion Entrepreneurs, a nonprofit organization aimed at inspiring a new kind of entrepreneurship around the world. The first step is creating a crowd-funded documentary that’ll feature entrepreneurs sharing their challenges and triumphs. A Billion…

‘I Sold My Startup—But I Didn’t Leave’

By Jennifer Chang | November 7, 2014

It might be because you realize you’re in over your head. Or you’re ready to retire. Or perhaps you feel like you’ve taken your startup as far as you can, on your own. For whatever reason, the decision to sell your business is never an easy one. How do you find the right buyer? And…

How to Stop a Startup

By Jennifer Chang | October 31, 2014

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is a business. Just ask Michael Conway, managing director of Clothes2Order.com. Conway, 42, launched the clothing company in 2002 and has continued to hone the business model to keep pace with changing economic trends and markets. Today the London-based online retailer is thriving, with clients that include…

Should You Take a Careercation?

By Jennifer Chang | October 24, 2014

It’s the nightmare that every business owner dreads. One day, out of the blue, a talented and hardworking employee hands you his two weeks’ notice. Still reeling from the shock, you go through stages of panicky self-reflection—How come I didn’t see this coming? Can I still convince him to stay? How am I  going to…

Wearable Tech: 3 Life-Changing Innovations

By Jennifer Chang | October 10, 2014

You might think of wearable technology as providing trendy productivity tools… or the potential for privacy invasion. But if you’re among a foresighted few, or you happen to have a disability, you might see these devices as potentially life-changing. Consider these examples: • The Lechal insole ($150, Lechal.com) emits vibrations that communicate directions to wearers,…

Tank Talk: A Q&A with ‘Shark Tank’ Star Daymond John

By Jennifer Chang | October 3, 2014

The newest and sixth season of the Emmy Award-winning show Shark Tank premiered last week, which means I’ll officially be glued to my television set every Friday night. If you can’t find me at home watching it tonight, go ahead and file a missing persons report because something is seriously amiss. If you aren’t familiar…

3 Apps to Organize Your Biz Documents

By Jennifer Chang | September 22, 2014

Doc Scan (Free) There’s no need to tote around a bulky scanner, Apple users. Capture, organize and send multipage documents, pamphlets or business cards to contacts new and old—with the app, you can even email files as PDFs or upload to Dropbox or Evernote. And there’s no need to worry about quality—Doc Scan removes shadows…

Leadership, ‘The Virgin Way’

By Jennifer Chang | September 8, 2014

Virgin Group founder and CEO Richard Branson has always been an unconventional entrepreneur, and in his newest book, The Virgin Way, he highlights his guiding leadership principles. Here are a few memorable excerpts: ›› “Like it or not, in the eyes of our customers, employees, friends, whoever, perception is very much reality…. We are all…