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Life after fire

Shrimp Ceviche-Stuffed Avocados Make a Classy Cinco de Mayo Dish

<i>The following is an excerpt from a post that was originally featured on HeatherChristo.com and written by Heather Christo, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>We are officially in Spring now, and I am ready to lighten things up today. How 'bout we do it with these gorgeous shrimp ceviche-stuffed …

Recipes

5 Ways Smart Leaders Overcome Their Greatest Weaknesses

We usually focus on our strengths. Try focusing on weaknesses instead.<p>What are your biggest weaknesses?<p>We all have them, but as successful people, we've trained ourselves to look away from them. We focus on our strengths. We conceal or work around our weak spots. We admit to as few personal …

Self-improvement

8 Psychological Tricks of Restaurant Menus

A restaurant’s menu is more than just a random list of dishes. It has likely been strategically tailored at the hands of a menu engineer or …

5 tips for getting customers to stay loyal to your brand

I make no apologies for using the well-used analogy of comparing a brand's relationship with its customers to that of a budding romance between two …

Influence is about Community and Relationships via @iSocialFanz

When brands think of influence they often think about an individual or about the actual act of driving someone to make an action or decision. The …

Public Relations

Sorry, but it's not a 'law of capitalism' that you pay people as little as possible — it's an excuse

Consumers account for ~70% of the spending in our economy, so when they're hurting, we're all hurting.<p>The reason average consumers are strapped is that, for the past 35 years, we have increasingly told ourselves that the only thing companies are supposed to do is "maximize profit." We have …

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The controversy surrounding the Vancouver Art Gallery’s J.E.H. MacDonald donation

In January, the Vancouver Art Gallery issued a news release announcing an astonishing donation: Ten “newly discovered and never-before-displayed oil paintings” by Group of Seven co-founder J.E.H. MacDonald. The VAG explained they had been buried in a yard north of Toronto for more than 40 years and …

Blood Orange Pound Cake with an Orange Zest Icing

This blood orange pound cake is incredible. I don’t use that word often, but I really do think this pound cake deserve the praise. I’ll even say it …

Dessert

The Evolution Of Organizations Part 2

This concept and visual was taken from my new book, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.<p>A few days ago I introduced part 1 of The Evolution of Organizations so if you haven’t read/seen that post yet then I highly recommend you check it …

5 Powerful Habits That Drive Every Great Leader To Success

If you take a look inside most any management textbook, you'll find that there are four classic functions of management that have been written about for decades: plan, organize, lead, and control.<p>While I personally believe that these functions still do have their place in business, they don't …

15 Logos You Might Recognize But Had No Idea Had A Hidden Symbol

Creating the face of a brand that will hopefully become well-known and recognized takes hours and hours of creative processes and thoughtful …

Why 'Jack Of All Trades' Is The Worst Personal Brand

“Why can’t I get a job?” Tina wondered. “I’m good at so many things!” Tina asked her question on a webinar I was presenting on the topic of personal branding. Here’s what I told Tina:<p>When you have a problem, your problem is specific. When you have a toothache, you want something to relieve your …

careermanagement

How to Motivate Someone You Don’t Like

The odds are pretty low that you’ll like <i>everyone</i> you have to manage. And while you may think that disliking an employee or two isn’t something to be concerned about (after all, making friends isn’t the point of being a manager), it can actually interfere with your job. A caring manager is key to …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley12 hours …

Stream OG Maco's Explosive New Self-Titled EP To Help Wash Away Your Frustration on Black Friday

OG Maco's fiery delivery, available now on 15 new tracks<p>In case you need a soundtrack to the madness of Black Friday going on today, make sure and check out the explosive <b>OG Maco</b>'s 15-track self-titled EP streaming in full now below. The EP from this ultra-hot Atlanta rapper follows his massive hit …

So What Is an Entrepreneur, Anyway?

The word 'entrepreneur' means different things to different people. Here are some of their thoughts.<p>A few weeks ago, I read a great piece by Phil Friedman on what he learned about entrepreneurship through his experiences with Andrew J. Mckelvey, founding chairman and former CEO of Monster.com. …

Entrepreneurship

4 Ways Leaders Effectively Manage Employee Conflict

Conflict resolution is a daily occurrence at work that can either propel or disrupt the momentum for a leader, a team or the entire organization. The workplace can become a toxic environment when leaders allow conflict to fester rather than confront it head-on. Managing conflict can be a tricky …

10 Top Things to Do to Make You Successful

Success is something all of us aspire to. It does not come easy, unfortunately, and it will not just occur overnight. It'll take hard work, perseverance, and time. To become successful, one has to mirror the typical practices of individuals who already are successful and follow their …

Motivation

10 Famous Entrepreneurs With a Surprising Past

Most of the famous entrepreneurs we idolize had a modest success (or failure) before they started the businesses that made them famous. So why are so many of us clinging to our first business like it is our life's work?<p>If we can agree that starting a business is a creative process, why do so many …

Entrepreneurship

How to Stop Making the Most Common Leadership Mistakes

The most horrendous leaders all seem to exhibit these traits, but they are mistakes you can avoid.<p>A bad leader sticks out like a sore thumb, throbbing red from all the yelling and trying to get people to cooperate. From a distance, it looks like someone trying to herd elephants with a fly swatter. …

Leadership

Did You Notice These 15 Companies Changed Their Logos This Year?

While Viagra didn't change its logo worldwide this year, a number of other prominent brands did.<p>Some organizations, like Airbnb and Netflix, used the opportunity to communicate an entirely new vision. Others, like Volvo and Florida State University, made only small tweaks to update the logos they …

The 5 Most Underwhelming Realities of Being a First-Time Entrepreneur

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You often hear entrepreneurs say that owning their own business is the most rewarding thing they've ever done - that it somehow fulfills their independent spirit. After four years of running my first startup company, I …

Entrepreneurship

10 Steps for Success as an Entrepreneur

Want to start a business? Master these skills.<p>What abilities do you need to do to run your own company? There are many different ways to be successful, but Fred Mouawad has some concrete advice that will help no matter what kind of business you're in.<p>Mouawad has started seven different …

Business Strategy

Want To Be A Millionaire In Retirement? Start Saving 10% Of Your Salary In Your 20s.

You don’t need to be rich or luck into an inheritance to become a millionaire in your retirement years. The only things you need are a miniscule portion of your paycheck, a level head and patience.<p>The most important thing you can do for your future is invest as early as possible. Getting started …

Help Your Employees Be Themselves at Work

How can managers create workplace environments where people feel comfortable being themselves? Research has shown that hiding our true identities can cripple professional performance. For instance, closeted LGBT employees feel much more isolated at work than their openly gay peers, and 52% of …

How to Get PR for Your Startup

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting PR for your startup is one of the best ways to get yourself out there and increase your customer base but how to do it has baffled many founders. Knowing how to code a great iPhone app teaches you nothing about getting …

Public Relations

Wealth inequality in America: It's worse than you think

For the true believers in laissez faire economic policy, the recent and ongoing national discussion over income and wealth inequality probably seems …