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24 Fiction Books That Can Change Your Life

“Just because I work for a big corporation doesn’t mean I don’t like fiction books. In fact, fiction books is one of my favorite kinds of …

7 Books to Get You Through Travel Delays, Bad Company, and Other Holiday-Time Situations

November means travel. It means time with the family. And that means you need to get away (mentally, at least). The month’s best new books provide a solution to—or escape from—every holiday-time situation.

Most Anticipated: The Great 2015 Book Preview

Last year offered many treats for readers: hotly anticipated new books by <b>David Mitchell</b> and <b>Marilynne Robinson</b>; the emergence of our own <b>Emily St. John</b> …

Books

How to Deal with Criticism Well: 25 Reasons to Embrace It

<b>“Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~Aristotle</b><p>At the end of the day, when I feel …

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Creativity can seem like an abstract concept, but having a definition can give a learner the power to practice it on a regular basis.<br>[[ This is a …

Teaching

Creating Your Own Online Course? Avoid These Mistakes!

(Photo credit: Pixabay.com)<p>The Internet has made it possible for us to explore different options, learn new skills, and embark in new careers with the click of a mouse. In the online or digital entrepreneurial realm, everyone seems to be creating their own online courses and group coaching program …

Great Entrepreneurs Share These Six Traits - And Some May Surprise You

What does it take to be successful as an entrepreneur? It’s a frequently asked question. Common answers are passion, smarts, audacity—not to mention the ability to work 70-hour weeks with no end in sight.<p>However, there are other traits that can be just as advantageous but might not fit into our …

Entrepreneurship

5 Must-Dos Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Not everyone is cut out to be a successful business owner.<p>It requires a ton of time and effort, and many times -- investing your own capital. Sure, the idea of being your own boss is appealing, but how do you know whether entrepreneurship …

The 10 Most Fascinating Digital Marketing Stats of the Week

The 10 most intriguing numbers from digital marketing over the last week include new data on the explosion of legal marijuana marketing as well as …

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

Emotional Intelligence

Content MarketinG 2014: Top 200 Brands and Influencers

We’re back with content marketing! After our initial post on content marketing influencers in last March, we are back with an updated list with even …

Five Emerging Marketing Trends That Should Reshape Your Branding in 2015

We are barely at the end of Q1 and already several trends are emerging in the areas of branding and marketing that should impact your planning for …

Innovation

Why Our Kids Don't Have The Money Smarts To Live In The Real World

Shame on us for not teaching our kids to be financially literate. But, in fairness, how can you teach something that you, yourself don’t understand?<p>If you don’t believe our collective lack of knowledge, don’t take it from me. A 2014 survey conducted by The National Foundation for Credit Counseling …

Personal Finance

Why Do I Need Personas in My Content Marketing Strategy?

When presenting Content Marketing or Agile Marketing topics to marketing associations, I often ask two questions. The first question is, “How many …

4 Strategies for Less Stress and Worry at Work | Inc.com

The world of work can sometimes feel like a petri dish for the unexpected. Have you ever lost a client, gotten a bad review from your supervisor, or had the budget for your department slashed? Even if we've never been handed a pink slip or told we had to relocate halfway across the country if we …

Self-help

6 Questions for Startups to Ask Themselves Before Hiring Bootcamp Grads

Or for bootcamp grads to ask companies before joining their team<p>At Keen IO, we work with many bootcamps and have hired a good number of bootcamp …

The Female Orgasm: How it Works

That's what evolutionary biologists have been trying to figure out — with little success. <i>The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution</i> by Elisabeth Lloyd, Ph.D., a biology professor at Indiana University, shoots holes in virtually every theory that has ever attempted to pinpoint …

100-Plus Awesome Free Things for Salespeople and Marketers | Inc.com

One of Guy Kawasaki's "reality checks" for entrepreneurs is the question "What can we beg, borrow, or lease that we are buying?" However, as evidenced by Kawasaki's own new product Canva, the Web has lots of entirely free and free-to-try resources.<p>I built this list specifically for salespeople and …

Project Management

There Is No 'One Size Fits All' For Content Marketing

Here’s the truth: one of the worst pieces of advice for marketers is that there is a formula for successful content marketing. I know, for many of you out there, this doesn’t sound right and you might be preparing to personally slaughter me. But before you do that…hear me out.<p><b>Why Cookie Cutters</b> …

Marketing

The key to a successful job interview

You’ve cracked the nerves, now you have to impress your interviewer with knowledge, confidence and experience – becoming more than just a CV in a …

4 Lessons From the Most Purposeful Ads of 2014-2015

TeamWorks Media's March Adness competition celebrated ads that went beyond reaching for dollars. Here's what you can learn from them.

Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship

8 Great Nonprofit Marketing Resources

As every successful organization knows, you must always keep learning and growing. But the busier you get, the harder it can be! That just means it’s …

3 Super Simple Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success Each Morning (in Under 3 Minutes) | Inc.com

The alarm on your phone goes off. You let it go for a few seconds while you search desperately for the Snooze button. You hit Snooze and try to go back to sleep. You repeat this a few times.<p>You've finally had enough of the Snooze game. You are now awake, but you don't get right out of bed. You lay …

Mayo Clinic

This Single Mom Got Fired, Started a Gym, and Is on Track to a Billion in Revenue

Ellen Latham went from being a fired as a single mother to co-founding Orangetheory Fitness, a multi-million dollar company. Here's how she did it.

11 Inspiring People Who Followed Their Passions and Found Amazing Success | Inc.com

I was looking for inspiration when I began this column--trying to find examples of extremely successful entrepreneurs who had founded their companies while they were working for someone else.<p>It turns out these stories are fewer and farther between than many moonlighting, wanna-be entrepreneurs …

Princeton University

5 Powerful Speaking Secrets You Can Learn From Guy Kawasaki | Inc.com

If you want to up your public speaking game, there are few better teachers than Guy Kawasaki. Kawasaki is former chief evangelist at Apple and current chief evangelist at Canva. He's also an executive fellow at the Haas School of Business and sits on the board of trustees of the Wikimedia …

Self-improvement

How to Improve Your Email Marketing With Social Media

Shares 12K<p>Want to know how to grow your email list?<p>Are you using social media to support your email list growth?<p>If you’re thinking of marketing …