Aws Alshamsan

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7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

Self-improvement

20 College Towns To Visit

Berkeley and Cambridge readily come to mind when thinking about outstanding college towns, but the truth is there are countless student hubs worth visiting all over the country, from coast to coast. With vibrant art scenes, top-notch restaurants, charming eccentricities, historic sights, and …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding to Retire

<i>By Cameron Huddleston</i><p>Few Americans save enough for retirement. Whether due to financial issues or a lack of foresight, a lot of people either don't give much thought to retirement or are unable to save up enough to help them fund their elder years.<p>In fact, only 13 percent of people who haven't …

Why Product Hunt Is the New Must-Read for Entrepreneurs

A successful launch isn't about making headlines. It's about being at the center of a conversation.<p>Product Hunt. It seems out of nowhere it has become the go-to website for startup companies launching their new products or businesses.<p>It reminds me a lot of how <i>TechCrunch</i> felt in 2006. It was the …

Social Media

Here’s How You Organize Your Business Plan Into a Neat, Concise Statement

While a single sentence may convey the direction of your plan, you may also need an elevator pitch.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How do you organize your business plan into a neat and concise statement?</i><p><i>Answer by Peter Baskerville, Started 13 businesses with over 30 outlets in total</i> …

Small Business

6 Simple Ways to Build Trust With Employees

No leader can gain success without the trust of their team. Check here to see if you are doing all you can to earn it.<p>Right or wrong, there is a natural, adversarial relationship between employees and the boss. Often this comes from a lack of trust. Many employees believe they are there to be …

Employment

Don't Screw Up a Meeting By Making One of These 7 Mistakes

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Relationships are the key to survival and success for entrepreneurs, and first impressions usually turn into lasting impressions. As an advisor to many early-stage entrepreneurs, I caution them to always be prepared for that …

Entrepreneurship

Why can’t we read anymore?

Or, can books save us from what digital does to our brains?<p>Last year, I read four books.<p>The reasons for that low number are, I guess, the same as …

7 Mammoth Marketing Mistakes And What To Learn From Them

Marketing is as old as beer – or at least as old as the Stella Artois brand, which goes back to 1366. Beer aside, there is nothing frothy about the marketing of brands, products and services in today’s business world, especially in the digital marketing world where it’s now possible to market your …

Startup founder: I want to be a horse, not a unicorn so I won't take VC money

It was 2011 and I was at a roundtable event at Grow Conference, an annual gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and wantrepreneurs alike. I'd just finished telling my table that I didn't want to raise venture money and had decided to bootstrap Flow, which we had launched a couple months …

How Europe is producing ‘super startups’

“They do things bigger and better in America.” Whether referring to automobiles, movies, homes, skyscrapers, or fast food menus, this is a familiar refrain in Europe.<p>The digital era has been no different, with Silicon Valley held up as the touchstone against which to measure all tech startups.<p>Yet a …

Is this the end of the banana?

The spread of Fusarium wilt, commonly known as Panama disease, has caused international concern over the fate of the Cavendish banana<p>Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in Britain, but a rapidly-spreading fungus could endanger our future supplies.<p>The fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense …

10 Smart New Uses for Your Old iPhone

Don't let it take up space in a landfill or gather dust in a desk drawer. With a few free or cheap apps, you can give your old iPhone a second …

iPhone 5

Startup Wars: UC Santa Barbara Beats Wharton And Harvard

Want to be an entrepreneur? Don’t go to Wharton or Harvard. Instead, grab your surfboard and head to UC Santa Barbara.<p>According to a recent Forbes article, UC Santa Barbara’s Technology Management Program offers students a superior startup education over the University of Pennsylvania (home of …

10 Secrets of What Great Leaders Know and Do

Ten years ago Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller shared <i>The Secret</i>. The book was a business fable told through the eyes of Debbie Brewster. Through her journey of transformation, she learns the answer to a simple question,<p>“<i>What’s the secret of great leaders</i>?”<p>It’s a compelling short read. <i>The Secret</i> has …

So You've Validated Your Startup Idea. What Next?

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to provide instant technical support and shopping advice from reliable and vetted experts.</i><p>Working on startups for the last 10 years, I had some successes and some failures. Six months ago, I pulled the curtains on a startup I had …

4 Surprising Skills All Successful People Require

There are all sorts of skills that can contribute to success. But these 4 are critical. Without them, you'll never make it.<p>Want to be successful? You have to start with you. So much is written about generosity and empathy being important skills for success, and they are. But these outward-facing …

personaldevelopment

20 Essential Life Lessons For Happiness And Success

A recent birthday got me reflecting on my journey to this age, and I’m happy to say that, compared with the younger me, I’m much more at peace with myself, content with my life, confident of what I want and sure of how to get there.<p>I often write about how to attain career and money success, and …

7 Devastating Startup Mistakes to Avoid

Don't let your business end as just another sad statistic. Avoid these common start up mistakes and join the ranks of winners.<p>The number of new businesses launched each year is steadily growing, yet the five-year survival rate is dismal. With 12 years of coaching entrepreneurs under my belt, I can …

Entrepreneurship

An Unstoppable Killer: New Research Suggests Cancer Can't Be Eradicated

Since Richard Nixon declared war on cancer in 1971, the National Cancer Institute has poured some $90 billion into research and treatments. Yet a cure remains elusive. Experts have plenty of targets for blame, including a flawed emphasis on treatment over prevention, and Big Pharma betting on …

These cute, tiny sensors will soon be watching you everywhere

One of the promises of the “internet of things” is that it will connect the real-world with the virtual. Low-energy Bluetooth beacons are emerging as one of its stronger early technologies.<p>Here’s a quick look at where beacon technology stands today: Estimote, one of the leading beacon startups, …

Internet of Things

The 25 Most Enjoyable Companies To Work For

And they want their workplaces to be fun, not miserably stressful, given how many hours of their lives they will spend there.<p>To that end, job hunting site Glassdoor.com sifted through its enormous database of employee reviews to come up with its 2014 list of the 25 companies that employees say have …

Corporate Culture

It's Official: Micromanaging Kills Productivity

New research suggests the more you try to dictate how and when employees work, the less they will accomplish.<p>Ever wonder what really makes employees work harder?<p>Let's start with what doesn't. Contrary to the instinct of micromanagers everywhere, watching over your employees' shoulders and dictating …

Employment

8 Lessons That Can Make You a Better Leader

<i>Answer by Garrett Reisman, former NASA astronaut, for Quora</i><p>I’ve been meaning to post about leadership for a while now, thanks for asking the question …

Space Shuttle

River Road House by Hughes Umbanhowar Architects

Hughes Umbanhowar Architects have designed the River Road house in Sewall’s Point, Florida.<p>Project description<p>When morning breaks in the small …

11 Weight Loss Tricks for Newbies

Beginners, here's your guide to shedding pounds<p><i>By Jenny Sugar for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>The jeans don't lie. You knew you let yourself go a little bit, and after throwing the stupid bathroom scale away because it said you were (insert red-flag number here), you went for the true test — slipping on last …

Can Doctors Teach the Body to Cure Cancer?

Increasingly, doctors are using their patients' own immune systems as valuable weapons against the disease.<p>What if the path to curing cancer has been part of the body all along?<p>For generations the three pillars of cancer treatment have been surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But both …

The Best Driving Roads in Europe

From highways that swerve around the contours of Norway’s wild fjordscapes to iconic routes traveled by Napoleon through the French hinterlands, …

European Travel