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How Most Startups Totally Ruin Their First Interactions With Customers

Here are four ways to avoid making promises you can’t keep to customers you don’t want.<p>The first interaction with a customer is hard, and sometimes pretty terrifying. You’ve got about six seconds to pique your customer’s interest, and to prove you understand something substantial about them. Six …

How to Work with People Who Aren’t Good at Working with People

Twenty five years after the term “emotional intelligence” was first introduced by academics, thousands of independent scientific studies have highlighted the importance of managing your own and others’ emotions in relation to career success, job performance, entrepreneurship, and leadership.<p>But …

Important Financial Indicators for Startups at Every Stage of Growth

Learning to read financial documents is one thing, but learning to <i>use them</i> as tools to guide the business and ultimately communicate clearly to 100+ …

Startups

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

Blue Ridge Mountains

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

The 10 best beaches in the world, according to travelers

With temperatures below freezing in much of the northern hemisphere, it's the perfect time to escape to one of the world's most beautiful beaches.<p>TripAdvisor has just released its 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards, which ranks the best beaches in the world based on millions of reviews from real …

Beaches

Visualizing Sun Tzu’s The Art of War

Jessica Hagy is a professional writer and illustrator well-known for her minimalist ink-on-index-card illustrations, which are found at her site Indexed. Hagy’s typical card is a venn diagram or x-y plot of a deceptively simple idea with a punchline. Like this:<p>One day, when Hagy was cleaning out …

Onsite Search – A Little-Known (Yet Powerful) Conversion Booster

Sadly, the potential of onsite search is often overlooked in the eCommerce industry. Meanwhile, a little search box can be an invaluable marketing …

GrowthHackers

Track Customer Value<p>Sustainable growth is a function of understanding, measuring, and improving the value your company delivers to customers.<p>Uncover …

5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

You can’t be a good leader without self-awareness.<p>It lies at the root of strong character, giving us the ability to lead with a sense of purpose, authenticity, openness, and trust. It explains our successes and our failures. And by giving us a better understanding of who we are, self-awareness lets …

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The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read, or Read Again, in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is perhaps the rarest and most coveted asset an entrepreneur has in their life. The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every entrepreneur’s to-do list. So when you take the time out of your hectic day …

Self-improvement

Your Guide to Travel + Leisure on Flipboard

When “Camera and Travel” became “Travel + Leisure” in 1971, it combined the renowned photography of the former with the most experienced travel …

How to Explain a Career That Looks Stalled

People hold on to jobs too long for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes it’s loyalty to co-workers at a company you’ve outgrown, or maybe you spent a long time thinking you were just about to get promoted… but never got the call. Or perhaps you simply had a lot going on in your personal life and your …

Looking for Inspiration? Take a Hike.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to generate new ideas? Throw on your walking shoes.<p>A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology by Stanford University researchers Marily Oppezzo, a doctoral student in education psychology, and Daniel Schwartz, …

Creativity

Everytime I See You

The Seinfeld Super Bowl Ad: A Marketing Lesson

A lesson from Jerry and George in brand awareness and the perils of expectations.<p>On Sunday night during halftime of the Super Bowl, something amazing happened. In what ultimately amounted to a commercial for his web series <i>Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee</i>, Jerry Seinfeld suddenly graced the screen, …

Search

Zimbabwean telecom tycoon (and the country’s only billionaire) Strive Masiyiwa has been called a “global business influential,” a “face of New Africa,” and the “Bill Gates of Africa.” He continues to live up to the reputation with a new venture that’s as bold as they come.<p>The founder and chairman …

Performance Anxiety Study Suggests Getting Excited Helps More Than Trying To Calm Down

Sweaty palms. Dry mouth. A throbbing heart. At some point, most of us have experienced these awful symptoms of stage fright. And we've all heard that deep-breathing and other techniques for calming down are best for reining in these symptoms.<p>But maybe that familiar advice is all wrong.<p>A provocative …

Apple Against Samsung Over Phones Turns on Who Copied Who

Apple Inc. hasn’t had much to show for its two years of effort to prove Samsung Electronics Co. “slavishly copied” its iPhone, as its top competitor …

A Book in 5 Minutes: The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy

<i>Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of “The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy” by Brian Solis and</i> …

How Your Company Can Help Build Tomorrow’s Sustainable Cities

By 2050 the number of people living in cities will have nearly doubled, from 3.6 billion in 2011 to more than 6 billion. Yet the world’s urban areas are already overcrowded and, particularly in developing countries, suffer from shortages of clean water, electricity, and other resources essential to …

Here's A Tool To See What Your Email Metadata Reveals About You

Earlier this week, Mike Masnick of Techdirt complained that anyone who dismisses the NSA’s collection of metadata around people’s phone calls and emails (as revealed in the Snowden Leaks) “because it’s ‘just metadata’ doesn’t know what metadata is.” The argument is that you can learn a lot about …

We Went To France To Find Out How Airbus Builds The World's Biggest Passenger Jet

It usually seats around 500 passengers, but can hold as many as 853 — making it the largest passenger aircraft on the planet.<p>After watching the behemoth perform at this year's Paris Air Show, we took a trip south to Toulouse, the French city where Airbus assembles many of its planes, to get an …

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.