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Five approaches to using a strategy palette

Setting strategy is an art. Perhaps you could use a palette.<p>Three management experts from Boston Consulting Group have developed one, intended to show the various ways you can approach strategy in this complicated, turbulent world.<p>"It's not that we lack powerful ways to approach strategy; it's that …

5 Ways to Simplify Your Business Plan and Almost Anything Else

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Complicating things is always a bad idea. If you complicate your business plan, you’ll go in too many different directions and you’ll never specialize in one key area. If you complicate your sales strategy, your sales force will operate …

How To Win Like PayPal Cofounder Peter Thiel: Six Of His Rules For Business Success

Peter Thiel cofounded internet payments pioneer PayPal and big data consultancy Palantir Technologies and was an early investor in Facebook, in which he once held a 10% stake.<p>Still a Facebook director, he is also president of hedge fund Clarium Capital, while his venture capital firms include …

Entrepreneurship

16 Hobbies That Will Improve Your Quality of Life

Having a hobby is not just a way to pass the time; it can also improve the quality of your life. A hobby is something that you do for fun or …

13 Key Strategies to Get Right in Your Marketing Plan

Whether your company has been in business for 2 months, 2 years, or 2 decades, developing the right marketing plan can have a large impact on the …

4 Productivity Books That Can Help You Get More Done

From proper procrastination to better distractions, these books will teach you how to be more efficient.<p>If you’ve ever felt like, despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to get to the bottom of that daily to-do list—join the club.<p>But just because being a productivity ninja seems like a farfetched …

How to run Android apps on any laptop or desktop

Android has a large, vibrant ecosystem of applications. From Heartstone to Plex to Twitter, Google Play is home to over 1.5 million mobile apps, …

Turn your paper clutter into digital files with Microsoft’s Office Lens iOS and Android app

Microsoft is continuing to embrace other platforms outside of its own. The computing giant, which recently migrated its Office suite and launched an …

Apps

How to Build a Content Calendar for the Next Three Months (Even in Boring Businesses)

There shouldn't be anything arbitrary about your company's content calendar. In fact, you should be planning 3 months ahead (at a minimum!). There …

The Best 8 Project Management Apps

Project management doesn’t need to be a complicated thing, not if you have apps that make things a whole lot simpler. When you have project …

8 Steps to Crushing Ridiculous Goals

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>ridiculous<p><b>adjective</b> <br>1. causing or worthy of ridicule or derision; absurd; preposterous; laughable: “<i>a ridiculous plan.</i>”<p>Think of the most notable entrepreneurs -- the Richard Bransons and the Elon Musks. Do you think there were people that …

Leadership Lessons From Monica Lewinsky

Leaders aren’t ruined by their mistakes. More often, they’re ruined by their response to their mistakes.<p>Monica Lewinsky’s recent TED talk, “The Price of Shame” illustrates how the right words with the right tone can reframe even the most demoralizing of situations. In 22 short minutes Lewinsky …

Leadership

Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It

Since Michael Porter’s seminal work in the 1980s we have had a clear and widely accepted definition of what strategy is—but we know a lot less about translating a strategy into results. Books and articles on strategy outnumber those on execution by an order of magnitude. And what little has been …

How Mr. Potato Head Can Teach Baby Boomers, Millennials, and Today's Children About Entrepreneurship

Baby Boomers and Millennials alike hear lots about entrepreneurship and how sexy it is. With personalities like Mark Zuckerberg and even Lady Gaga (an amazing entrepreneur, by the way) eliciting squeals of joy at the mention of their names, entrepreneurs are undoubtedly this generation’s rock …

Entrepreneurship

3 Reasons Difficult Customers Are Good for Business

Like it or not, difficult customers are bound to appear in your life every now and again. Whether they are unreasonable or rightfully upset, dealing with difficult customers is never fun. That said, a business reality you can’t ignore is that customers are the livelihood of your business, and …

Business Strategy

The Best 5 Business Hacks You've Never Heard of That Will Change Your Game

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the same old business tips time and time again. Don’t check your email first thing in the morning; set realistic goals; and always be closing. We know these rules, and we know that they don’t work in the real world.<p>So we …

3 Ways For Us To Always Stay Grateful | Inc.com

This past week, I literally felt like I was on the brink of exhaustion. A crazy week of start-up life, I started to feel like I was hitting my edge.<p>We've all been in these situations. Being in a startup is like riding a roller coaster. One minute you're flying up and the next you're soaring down. …

Happiness

The not-so-secret weapon to business success

All of us want to be successful. Throughout my travels, I've never met someone that didn't want to achieve some form of success. Many of us have different versions of what success looks like. Some want to earn a certain income; others want to own a certain house, while others want a balanced …

Can We Give Up Procrastination In One Month?

This month we’ll identify our most important task, master getting started, and learn to refocus when procrastination tries to creep in.<p>Like many people, I’m skilled in the art of procrastination. The excuses I give myself range from, “There’s not enough time to finish” to “I really don’t want to …

7 Ways to Build a Focused Team | Inc.com

Buzzing about which new startups will prosper and which will flop is a favorite pastime in Silicon Valley. But a new company's prospects aren't based on just what the company creates, says Stanford professor Lindred Greer. They're also based on the people creating it and, more important, how they …

8 Team tools for remote work

By Michelle Nickolaisen<p><i>10,000ft is a project management tool that provides a big picture view.</i><p>Whether you call it remote work, telecommuting, or …

Use Buyer Personas To Align Marketing With Business Growth Strategies

On the minds of many CEOs for this year and beyond is making business growth a top priority. From the likes of surveys by IBM and Gartner to surveys …

Making Excuses: Two Tales of Hardship Illustrate the Science of Success

Little 11-year-old James had a big, impractical idea. He was going to graduate from high school. Before you dismiss what would seem a pretty average accomplishment for most, consider his story.<p>James lived in rural, war-torn Uganda. He lost his entire family to disease by the time he was six and was …

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The Best Way to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Workday | Inc.com

How you deal with the initial 10 minutes of the workday largely can determine how effective and productive you will be the remainder of the day.<p>Below is a list of 10 things the most successful individuals do within the initial 10 minutes of the workday:<p>1. They reflect.<p>Accomplishing your top goals …

How the Technology of the Collaborative Economy all Works Together

If you’ve used Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, oDesk, Kickstarter, or Lending Club, you’ve participated in the Collaborative Economy, ever wondered what’s …