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25 Cool and Useful Podcasts, Books and Other Resources for Entrepreneurs in 2018

Ever hear of Shopify's Business Name Generator? Or Rand Fishkin's new book, 'Lost and Founder'? Here are resources you need to know about.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A staggering 50 percent of all startups will fail within the first three years, according …

Army Researchers Just Figured Out Exactly How Much Caffeine You Need for Maximum Performance

The tool makes it easy to figure out how much coffee to gulp and when.<p>If you regularly reach for that morning (or afternoon) cup of coffee, you're probably after one thing--a glorious jolt that lets you whiz through tasks, get the creative juices flowing, or focus. There's no cookie-cutter …

Space

How to Look Like the Smartest Person in Every Meeting

Try these great tips to stand out in your next meeting.<p>My work as an executive leadership coach often has me shadowing the people I'm coaching. And that means sitting in a lot of meetings--as many as seven or eight a day. And I've come to realize that there's always one person who stands out, who …

Communicate

How to Leverage the Neuroscience of Leadership for Success

The strategies that got us where we are won't always take us where we want to go.<p><i>Tanya Chernova, a strategic business coach, author and professional speaker, was a recent guest on</i> <i>EO Wonder</i><i>, a podcast by</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i><i>. Chernova is renown for inspiring and empowering business</i> …

Leadership

Amishi Jha: How Can We Pay Better Attention To Our Attention?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Attention Please<i>.</i><p><b>About Amishi Jha's TED Talk</b><p>What exactly is attention, and how can we reclaim it? Neuroscientist Amishi Jha says there's a powerful link between mindfulness, meditation and attention.<p><b>About Amishi Jha</b><p>Amishi Jha is a neuroscientist whose research …

Mindfulness

5 TEDx Talks That Will Help You Learn How to Focus

These TEDx talks teach the power of mindfulness and how it can help overcome common obstacles in your business and your life.<p>Although we know it's best to be fully present in everything we do throughout the day--it's tough to do this without practice and guidance on how to stay focused.<p>When we are …

Mindfulness

Comment ne rien foutre en open space

Sans que ça se voie, bien sûr.<p>Si l’Enfer existait, ce serait un open space. Avec la salle d’attente d’un cabinet de dentiste, c’est l’endroit dans lequel je me sens le plus triste. Comme un tiers des travailleurs français, c’est au milieu de ce « plateau » qui ressemble au centre des examens de …

Sweat Equity

A fellow psychiatry professor came in for treatment after overhearing me talk about an ADHD case study at a party. “I think you described me,” he …

Long-Term Success Depends on Learning These 6 Lessons Early in Your Career

From doing what you love to seeking out mentors to continuous learning, the path to success has left many clues for you to follow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started my career when I was 18 years old. I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur. So, I went out and tried …

James Dyson on batteries, electric cars and the future of design

Have you ever wanted to know if Sir James Dyson has been on Dragons' Den? Apparently, this is one of the most requested queries on Google concerning …

Electric Vehicles

Use Science (Not Surgery) to Create Your Best Selfie

Around 2013, plastic surgeons like Boris Paskhover started to notice a bizarre trend in their doctor’s offices. More and more young patients—under …

Mobile Photography

4 Things You Need to Accept About Millennials in the Workplace

2018 is the year of working smarter, not harder.<p>If I had a dollar every time an older person said something disparaging about a Millennial, I'd be talking to you from my own private island. What I have found, is that working with them (or managing them) can be rewarding as long as you treat them …

Demographics

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

9 Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Focus

If you are an adult with ADHD, beaten numb by the challenges of your condition, you could be in the same rut I was in a few years ago. Every morning …

Self-help

This Is How You Protect Your Productivity and Eliminate Distractions

Stay mindful of these things and perform at your peak.<p>Like the development stages of a child, there are various phases we go through when bringing new ideas to life.<p>Nearly 100 years ago, social psychologist Graham Wallas proposed that the creative process adhered to a four-stage cycle: <i>Preparation</i> …

Self-awareness

5 Ways Adventure Travel Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

Exploring new places and dealing with challenges in the moment teach resilience and confidence.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the 15 years I’ve worked for myself, the last decade has been much more profitable than the first few years. Though several …

Adventure Travel

10 Medication Fallacies Even Doctors Believe

Janet recalls with a shudder the first time she took medication as a treatment for attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). “I was glued to the …

Research Says These 6 Habits Improve Future Brain Health

Doctors claim the secret to a healthy brain in years to come is to S.H.I.E.L.D. it.<p>Many of us hope to live a long life, which includes being of sound mind and body. While there's lots of education and emphasis on physical health as a way to live longer--maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, …

brainhealth

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of leadership.<p>Since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and …

Leadership

Aspiring Entrepreneur? Consider Perfecting Something That's Already Built

A franchise is the fast track to business ownership.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some entrepreneurs are interested in building a business from the ground up, maintaining control and determining the direction of the business. Other entrepreneurs prefer to …

Small Business

I Worked for a Thief and Learned 4 Crucial Lessons About Company Values

Early in my career, I worked for an unscrupulous family. If nothing more, it taught me the importance of honor in business.<p>In my twenties, I rose to a point where I was running 26 food stores for a public company. I also didn't know what I didn't know.<p>My company was struggling financially, and my …

Leadership

13 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Made All the Difference in His Life

A short passage from a Steve Jobs commencement address teaches an important lesson.<p>Steve Jobs was famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for his "reality distortion field," his ability to make other people believe the seemingly impossible was actually possible.<p>But the first person he …

Motivation

If You Want to Become a Multi-Millionaire, These Are the Top 3 Things You Must Sacrifice

You don't need to sacrifice everything, but these three actions will accelerate your success.<p>Over the years, I have learned the true meaning of sacrifice in order to achieve unbelievable wins for the growth of my company: You must be willing to be uncomfortable today in order to live a life of …

Self-improvement

8 Ways to Pack More Productivity into Each Work Day

If your job is sedentary, lacks social interaction, or involves mindless tasks, chances are it bores you — even if you love what you do. Tedious, …

ADHD – The Reality

Here’s a question that really bothers me. Is ADHD really real?<p>And the reason it bothers me is that the answer, from someone with ADHD, is often, “I …

What Vogue Magazine Can Teach You About Content Marketing

Learn from a fashion icon to maximize your content's reach<p>Everyone wants their content to be seen, but with marketing messages competing for attention more than ever, the truth is that even great content goes unnoticed. No matter how valuable your content may be, your audience is spending a …

Marketing

Are Apple Park Employees Desperate to Escape?

911 call transcripts suggest that the much-touted open plan design has some unintended consequences.<p>Several Apple employees have reportedly called 911 after running into glass walls or doors at the new Apple Park facility. Here are some relevant quotes from the calls, as reported in Ars Technica:<p>"I …

Employment

10 Tech Tools That Will Help You Get Instagram Followers

Build your audience with these 10 tips.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any business serious about long-term success needs to focus on increasing its brand visibility through social media. However, with so much competition, many struggle to navigate through the …

Social Media