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How to enjoy Hong Kong on a budget

Hong Kong’s skyline filled with endless skyscrapers may make you think you need to spend a fortune to enjoy the city. But there are many ways to make …

Hong Kong

Tokyo on a budget: Where to stay, how to get around and what to eat

Tokyo has a reputation for being one of the world’s most expensive cities. Sure, the sushi and sights can be extortionate, but it is possible to …

Japan

Wall Street Journal Critic Mixes Up Dev Patel and Kal Penn in Lion Review

If you head out to the movie theaters this weekend to see Dev Patel and his beautiful hair in <i>Lion,</i> please remember that you’re indeed seeing Patel on …

A Complete Guide to eCommerce Conversion Optimization

No matter what type of product you sell, every e-commerce merchant has one key goal: sell more of it.<p>Conversions are the most important metric for …

A Definitive Guide to the Brexit Negotiations

After a heated political campaign, voters in the United Kingdom decided by a slim margin, on June 23, to exit the European Union, leading to a change in government. Now that a new prime minister has taken over, the next big question looms: How will the UK and EU negotiate their split?<p>I have spent …

Using Covey’s Matrix to tame your Time Management Woes

Good time management is something that often sounds easy in theory but in practice can often prove elusive. For managers, the difficulty comes from …

Vacation like the locals do in Japan

You’ve cruised the neon streets of Tokyo, snapped photos of the cherry blossoms in Kyoto and snarfed down a whole lot of sushi. Great. But have you …

Juno bills itself as the 'Anti-Uber' -- Here's why it'll fail

Uber, one of the highest-valued companies in Silicon Valley history has had a turbulent ride to the top. Since inception, the company has lived in a near-constant state of backlash for some slight, either real or perceived.<p>In recent months, Uber has come under fire for failing to protect sensitive …

How Storytelling Can Grow a Business

The business world is always looking for that great new idea, but what if the “next big thing” was something as old as humanity? That's the case with …

Wharton School

Leaders Like Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer Do Not Deserve the Fortunes They Make While Their Companies Crash and Burn

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Call me crazy -- you wouldn’t be the first -- but the annual salaries of CEOs rank near the top of “the ridiculous list.” In fact, one study cites the average pay of a CEO as 300-times higher than that of the typical worker. This is not …

Know the Difference between Customer Service and Customer Experience - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DISNEY INSTITUTE

<b>By Bruce Jones, Senior Programming Director, Disney Institute</b><p>The term “customer experience” is ubiquitous in business these days. In fact, focusing on the customer experience has become the single most important way for an organization to achieve success—often becoming its key differentiator and …

Customer Experience

You'll Never Become a Successful Entrepreneur Until You Stop Doing These 8 Things | Inc.com

In every situation, every game, every event, you're bound to have winners and losers--and business is no exception. In fact, nine out of 10 startups fail to gain traction and end up closing their doors. It's competitive out there, and if you want to count your startup among the few that survive, …

Entrepreneurship

9 sneaky psychology tricks companies use to get you to buy stuff

And marketers may not be scientists, but they've mastered the art of using your psychology against you. By exploiting your vulnerability to different style of propaganda, companies can trick you into buying more stuff and paying more for it.<p>We've scoured the research on some of the strategies …

Want A High Performance Small Biz Sales Team? Learn Analytics Now

• 33% of high-performing small business service teams are already using predictive analytics.<br>• 34% percent of small business marketers identify as heavy tech adopters.<br>• Small business sales teams’ mobile app use will grow by 140% in the next two years.<br>• Growth in marketing automation among small businesses …

Small Business

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

European Travel

Your Heart Will Melt When You See “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Characters As “Calvin And Hobbes”

"It's a magical universe, BB-8, ol' buddy. Let's go exploring!"<p>"It struck me that she probably did that as a child and that's when the Calvin and Hobbes image flashed in my head," Kesinger said.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Why one critic thinks the Fed 'did this to themselves' and will be forced to raise rates next week

Most economists, analysts, and market players expect the long-awaited increase to happen.<p>Some say that the Fed has even waited too long to do it.<p>But Lindsey Piegza, the chief economist at Stifel, is not among those who believe the Fed has been too cautious.<p>Piegza long remained adamant that the Fed …

Activities in Southeast Asia

South-east Asia

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p><b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they …

Self-help

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know …

Team Building in the Cafeteria

Anders Wenngren<p>Some companies go to extraordinary lengths to build bonds among workers. At disk-drive maker Seagate Technology, for example, former CEO Bill Watkins used to take groups of 200 employees on a 40-kilometer adventure race through the middle of New Zealand. Fortune’s Jeffrey O’Brien …

7 Habits of Highly Motivating Leaders | Inc.com

Motivating leaders are dynamic people who can flex their leadership style to match each person's needs. These leaders are often relationship builders. They are more interested in finding what motivates each employee to reach high levels of performance. Motivating leaders care about the whole person …

Employee Engagement

Seven Books Every MBA Student Needs to Read

The MBA Startup Reading List<p>I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have spent my summer in Palo Alto, California, interning on the data science …

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Always Make

There are reasons why so many entrepreneurs fail. Here are five of the most surprisingly common.<p>Entrepreneurship is fun, exciting, frustrating, challenging, satisfying, and energizing. Sometimes its even financially rewarding. Many would-be entrepreneurs think they have achieved success the moment …

The best burger recipes to try at home

Meat, cheese and bread. With ingredients like these at its core, it's no wonder the burger is so beloved.<p>Over the past few years, the burger has undergone a makeover, with new burger bars springing up all the time, offering all kinds of weird and wonderful twists on the classic American treat.<p>But …

Food

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

21 New Updates from iOS 9 That Will Transform Your iPhone

Ever since WWDC 2015 teased us about the upcoming iOS update last month, we’ve been itching to try it. Apple pre-released the third iOS 9 beta to developers yesterday and the public beta today. We managed to get our (super excited!) hands on it and wanted to share all of the good, the awesome + the …

The 25 funniest quotes from Airplane!

Robert Hays and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - two of the stars of Airplane! - have reprised their roles for a Wisconsin tourism advert. Here we recall 25 of the funniest quotes from the film.<p>1. Rumack: What was it we had for dinner tonight?<br>Elaine Dickinson: Well, we had a choice of steak or fish.<br>Rumack: …