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8 Important Business Skills You Can't Learn in School

These traits can be caught, but not taught.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business school and formal education can be great for some people. But, whether you dropped out of high school or graduated from Harvard Business School, there are some things you just can't …

Harvard Business School

Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

As technology professionals, we have been stuck at metaphorical basecamp for years. We’ve looked at the summit, attempted the various routes other …

Product Management

7 Tools That Startups Should Know About Right Now

Bootstrapped startups and the entrepreneurs who run them need software and applications that help them do heavy lifting without having to hire large teams.<p>Being an entrepreneur is no easy task, and while patience and perseverance are desirable qualities, having a few tools of the trade puts the …

Are These The 7 Real Reasons Why Tech Projects Fail?

According to reports, 25 percent of technology projects fail outright; 20 to 25 percent don’t show any return on investment; and as much as 50 percent need massive reworking by the time they’re finished.<p>But the question is why: Why do so many technology projects fail — and fail so miserably? From …

Project Management

Why Google Canceled Project Ara

It was uncovered this week by Reuters that Google has discontinued Project Ara, its effort to build a modular smartphone. Ara captured many tech …

What Every Boss Can Do To Inspire Innovation

<i>Dov Seidman is the chief executive of LRN, a company that helps corporations develop values-based cultures and leadership, and strengthen their</i> …

10 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Know and Live By

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do entrepreneurs need more than anything else? Brain fuel. The creative brain is one that is constantly fed.<p>So why not learn from giants of entrepreneurial thinking. Consider re-writing one of these 10 powerful quotes and posting it …

Motivation

How to Find and Engage Authentic Informal Leaders

The most important influencers of corporate behavior may not have a lofty title or an elevated slot in the organizational chart.

Behavior

A Dozen Things I Learned Being Involved in one of the Most Ambitious Startups Ever Conceived (Teledesic)

<b></b> I’ve decided to write this blog post about one of the more interesting business stories that has never really been told accurately. The story …

Jeff Bezos

9 signs you're successful — even if it doesn't feel like it

We live in a world that reinforces this feeling. Though most people won't admit it — other than the guy with the 'He who dies with the most toys wins' bumper sticker — in the back of our minds, we equate material possessions with success.<p>It's a shame we fall prey to materialistic thinking because …

Self-improvement

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

Design Sprints — the Secret to Rapidly Developing Products Customers Actually Want

This post will teach you the process of running a <b>design sprint</b> — a method developed by Jake Knapp, a partner at Google Ventures — to solve big …

Four Key Ingredients Startups Need to Get Right (Hint: They're All About Culture)

If you want to create a successful, hyper-growth company, you’ve got to focus on creating the right <b>culture</b> and <b>learning</b> how to rapidly experiment.<p>In …

This Neuroscientist Is Figuring Out How to Harness The Enormous Potential of The Unconscious Mind

You've literally never even thought about it.<p>Our brains are wonderful things, capable of storing as much information as the entire Internet and …

Why The Future Of Work Will Look A Lot Like Hollywood

The studio system collapsed a long time ago. Is something similar happening outside the film industry?<p>Last night, millions of people tuned into the Academy Awards to find out who wore what, who sat next to whom, and which stars walked away with little gold statuettes.<p>But there was another reason to …

The Small Psychological Change That Will Make You Much More Successful

This little tweak to how you think will make you not only more successful but also happier.<p>Success, most of us have heard, is hard. We've read about Bill Gates's insane hours when starting Microsoft, gossiped about Elon Musk's divorces (and plenty of other founders' rocky personal lives), and …

Remaking The BMW R nineT, Paris Style

The BMW R nineT ranks as one of our favorite modern motorcycles. But although it’s classy, it’s also laden with components all vying for attention.<p>This new build from Paris’ Clutch Custom Motorcycles is less fussy, and more chic. It’s as though the BMW’s ready-to-wear outfit has been swapped for an …

Stainless Steel

10 Secret Mindsets of Multi-Millionaires

I have a ton of rich friends who’ve wanted me to write this for a long time.<p>Yesterday, I was chatting with future billionaire, Josh McAfee (Founder …

What You Never Thought They would Teach You at the Harvard Business School.

<b>Part 2: Authenticity, Teams, and Defining Success.</b><p>On a daily basis I’m fortunate, and privileged, to meet and discuss topics with a variety of …

How To Manage Distractions And Keep Your Mind From Wandering

Constant interruptions derail even the most well-planned day, here’s how to combat information overload.<p>Managing your time won’t do you much good if you’re not able to manage where your mind wanders. And these days, there’s so much distraction flashing in our faces that if we don’t take an active …

10 Videos That Will Make You Smarter for 2016

From Mark Cuban to Russell Simmons, Inc.'s most popular videos of 2015 will give you the tips and inspiration you need right now.<p>As ZinePak co-founder Kim Kaupe explains, the most successful entrepreneurs tend to be supported by great mentors. Until you find one or two to work with, however, we've …

7 Short Books Worth More Than an MBA

You can spend $250,000 to get an MBA or spend a weekend reading these classics. Your choice.<p>Over the past few decades, the value of an MBA has declined, probably because the academic world can't keep up with the rapid pace of change in the business world.<p>Relatively few entrepreneurs have MBAs, but …

The Three New Rules Of Growth Hacking

How do the classic “7Ps” of marketing stack up in the era of social media?<p>Back in the 1960s, marketing guru E. Jerome McCarthy introduced the “4Ps” of marketing to drive revenue growth: product, price, promotion, and place. That formula was later expanded to “7Ps,” and while they remain a sound …

20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …

Self-improvement

Google is now sharing its best internal HR and management advice with the world

From the food it puts in the cafeteria to increasing maternity leave, Google seems to always be one step ahead of its competitors when it comes to its management policies. In a bid to “make work better,” the search giant is sharing its data-focused approach to HR and management with new guides and …

6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

9 Habits to Master Before Turning 30

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Hábitos para niños

5 mistakes standing between you and your first million

The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 million in 2013, but has topped 10.2 million already in 2015.<p>With the technology, resources, mentorship, research, and information available, it's becoming easier than it has in the past. Sadly, most still won't reach the seven-figure annual …

Self-improvement