Amy Lang

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4 short stories of our attempts to be lean at our startup

It’s no secret that I’ve personally been hugely impacted by Eric Ries’ work and the Lean Startup movement. Buffer would not be where it is today …

Product Management

How to Make Money by Blogging on LinkedIn | Inc.com

16 million.<p>That's how many people viewed my blog content on LinkedIn last year. Those 16 million page views led to 300,000 followers, thousands of sales leads and books sold and more than $1 million of revenue.<p>I'm super lucky. I've been part of the LinkedIn Influencer program and that's been a huge …

Marketing

6 Changes Organizations Should Make Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today's competitive landscape, companies need to be efficient or get left behind. That said, companies are often stuck in their ways, leaving opportunity for growth out cold. Here are some things I would do if I took over your business …

Management

How To Avoid Being Overwhelmed And Exhausted

As entrepreneurs, your business is incredibly important to you, and there is no official “off” switch. You get to decide when you are working and when you are not. In some ways, this is a double-edged sword. Brigid Schulte, an award-winning journalist and New York Times author of <i>Overwhelmed: Work,</i> …

9 Simple Ways You Can Show Appreciation

Want people to appreciate you? First show them the appreciation they deserve. Here's how.

7 Tips for Working With People Who Are Smarter Than You | Inc.com

It's entrepreneurship gospel--hire those who are smarter than you.<p>There's no mystery to this wisdom. Clever, skilled employees require less management, constantly teach you new things, and shore up your weaknesses. But while the rationale behind this oft-repeated tip is simple, executing it …

Self-improvement
Leadership
Boston Red Sox

6 Avoidable Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make | Inc.com

Being an entrepreneur is difficult enough without falling prey to easily avoidable problems, according to Jeff Busgang, who has started companies on his own and later funded them as a venture capitalist at<br>Flybridge Capital Partners.<p>Here are the six common errors he identified, along with …

Entrepreneurship

Body-Language Tricks to Make Anyone Instantly Like You

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>There's no question that body language is important.<p>And according to Leil Lowndes in her book "How To Talk To Anyone," you can capture — and hold — anyone's attention without saying a word.<p>We've selected the best body-language techniques from the …

Body Language

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

Motivation