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UX Mapping Methods Compared: A Cheat Sheet

<b>Summary:</b> Empathy maps, customer journey maps, experience maps, and service blueprints depict different processes and have different goals, yet they …

UX Design

30 Top Podcasts for Influential Entrepreneurs

Listening to podcasts is the easiest way to learn from the influencers you most respect.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. If you want to be a top influencer and get paid to speak, land book deals, get …

Marketing

10 Books Tim Ferriss Thinks Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Check out these titles curated by the productivity expert and podcast host.<p>Tim Ferriss, the productivity expert,author and inspirational speaker, is an avid reader, and has highlighted many books on his show and through his blog, seeking to share some of the same wisdom that inspires him.<p>From …

Self-improvement

The Complete, 12-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.<p>There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you …

Small Business

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch

Here's a blueprint for a successful social media marketing plan.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that …

Marketing

8 Design Principles To Live And Die By, According To Facebook, IBM, Pentagram, And More

Buck the trend and never be mediocre.<p>Most designers have a set of principles upon which they loosely base their work. Dieter Rams, famously, had 10. But how often do you satisfy all of these tenets of your practice at once? Once in a while, if you’re lucky.<p>So we asked eight prominent designers who …

Design

How To Do A UX Competitor Analysis: A Step By Step Guide

Getting to grips with the ins and outs of a UX competitor analysis can help you know your market, product and goals better. You will also understand …

UX Design

8 body-language tricks that are hard to master but will pay off forever

As Ursula the sea witch famously said, "Don't underestimate the importance of body language."<p>Some tricks, like remembering to smile, are easy to …

Body Language

9 Powerful Tony Robbins Quotes That Will Redefine Your Quest for Success

Check out the fire walker's words of wisdom to help you realize your potential, both in the office and throughout your life.<p>Motivational mogul Tony Robbins grew up understanding the difficulty of making ends meet, his family often unable to afford Thanksgiving feasts or Christmas presents. Yet, a …

Motivation

12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got promoted faster.<p>While EQ has been hotly debated …

Leadership

3 TED Talks you should watch if you want to be successful

Success is what motivates us. We go to college, attain jobs and network with our peers with the hopes of achieving our goals in life.<p>But how do you …

Arianna Huffington

According to Science, This Is the Best Way to Gain Power and Influence Others | Inc.com

One sure path to power is through such means as coercion, deception, force, and disregard for people. It is how many organizations operate, and, yes, they prove to be profitable. But we've entered a new era of power that demands attention.<p>Mark C. Crowley, leadership expert and author of <i>Lead From</i> …

UC Berkeley

How to Know When a Business Idea Is Worth Pursuing

Finding a winning idea, and building a company with that idea in mind, is always a struggle.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a stat that every entrepreneur has heard at least once -- nine out of 10 business ideas will fail.<p>Entrepreneurship is a gamble. And with …

Entrepreneurship

The Minute You Stop Chasing Trends Is When You Will Start Building a Real Business

Being the first to hop on the latest thing gets you nowhere unless you have a plan.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you've been paying attention to the entrepreneur space, you may have noticed something in the last three months. It's a common trend that's not so …

Marketing