Aleksandar Damjanovic

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What This CEO Learned by Working in His Company's Call Center

Nothing has taught me more about running a company than simply picking up the phone and listening to my customers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you start your own business, you quickly find out that every day in the office offers valuable, if sometimes bruising, …

50 Deep Questions to Ask Yourself for Deep Insights

Years ago when I had no idea who I was and what I wanted to do with my life, I decided to ask myself a few deep questions. I decided to sit down with …

4 Ways to Keep a Work-Life Balance Even When You're Stressed

As a current startup CEO and former Microsoft exec, I frequently get asked how I maintain a healthy work-life balance.<p>The common definition of …

20 Profound Ways to Instantly Reduce Your Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

Self-help

Google's nit-picky interview process is a huge turnoff for some experienced coders

But in one important way, the company may have shot itself in the foot: its legendarily difficult interview process.<p>Google is right now being sued on allegations of age discrimination by a couple of job candidates who didn't get offered a job there. Google is fighting the suit and calls the …

Letter #24: The road to success is dangerous —here are 7 traps to avoid

I’m currently on my road to success. I don’t really know where it’s going, but from what I’m doing on a day-to-day basis, I’d like to think I’m …

Self-improvement

Why Apple and Google are moving into solar energy

Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are investing in renewable energy in a serious way – a sign, perhaps, of rapid changes in the energy market.<p>Most people think of Apple as a company that makes phones, computers and smart watches – not an energy provider. But in August all of that changed when the …

Renewable Energy

A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert

"All the world's a stage." — Shakespeare AP/John Lent<p>Shakespeare said that all the world’s a stage, but the sociologist Erving Goffman added that most of the interesting stuff lies behind the scenes, in what he called the “backstage” areas of everyday life.<p>Having spent the past eight years doing …