Black Friday can be a great time for small business owners. A conversation with an entrepreneur across the pond got me thinking about discounting and selling longer plans for up-front payment. I write about the lessons learned from my Black Friday specials.
It's been 25 years since the Super Famicom -- better known to us Westerners as the Super Nintendo, or SNES -- launched to long lines and countrywide sell-outs in Japan. While the console enjoyed a healthy dominance in its homeland, it was a participant in an incredibly fierce marketing battle against Sega abroad -- the story of which has been turned into a hit book titled Console Wars and an upcoming movie of the same title.
Ever wondered how engineers check if their designs—from ships to wind turbines—will fair against an aggressive ocean? With something like this new facility at the University of Maine, which uses 32 fans and 16 paddles to simulate the most fierce of marine conditions.