Brandon Fong

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Instant Authority: 5 Strategies for Launching a Personal Brand from Nothing

Building a good reputation and personal brand doesn’t happen overnight. People like Seth Godin, Brian Solis, and Neil Patel didn’t suddenly find …

5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Teen Depression

<i>Jill Suttie</i><p>Parents are understandably worried about their teens. Last year's spate of teen suicides in Palo Alto, coupled with high rates of teen depression, make parents wonder what they could be doing to better help their kids navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of their adolescent …

5 Rare Public Speaking Tricks the Best Presenters Use

Your audience is savvy. Be warned–don't fall into the trap of the usual "public speaking" tips and tricks.<p>When you're giving a speech, you need to be different, like Mary Meeker was when she recently delivered her presentation at the 2016 Code Conference.<p>She challenged the trend of using an …

Public Speaking

How These U.S. High School Students Hit the Big Time

<b>Teens awarded more than $1 million for scientific innovations at the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search, and for the first time in the event’s 75-year</b> …

10 Success lessons from Reid Hoffman - “Co-Founder of LinkedIn” for entrepreneurs

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share30<p>+14<p>Shares 57<p>Microsoft announced its plan to acquire LinkedIn this year for $26.2 Billion, making it by far the biggest acquisition …

5 Universal Success Principles That Have Nothing to Do With Motivation

<b>Most of the success advice you read is crap because it mistakes correlation for causation.</b><p>“Eighty percent of successful CEOs wake up at 5 a.m.—follow …

Motivation

4 things you can learn from stand up comedians about public speaking

Comedians know how to keep their audience engaged, which means you can learn a lot from these funny people about public speaking.

7 Ways To Practice Entrepreneurship -- Without Starting A Venture

Entrepreneurship is a contact sport. It cannot be learned from a book or in a classroom. The skills which underlie entrepreneurship are largely learned first-hand, through trial and error.<p>However, you do not need to start a business to begin exercising your entrepreneurial muscles. There are a …

This is what’s going on in your brain when you read

Neuroscientists have for the first time have come up with a way to observe brain activity during “natural reading,” the reading of actual text and …

Eye Tracking

A man who spent 5 years studying millionaires found one of their most important wealth-building habits starts first thing in the morning

They also wake up really early.<p>Take Richard Branson, self-made billionaire and founder of the Virgin Group, who wakes up at 5:45 a.m. to exercise before starting his work day. Or Square CEO Jack Dorsey, who wakes up at 5:30 a.m. to meditate and go for a 6-mile jog.<p>Branson and Dorsey aren't the only …

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Make Side Income While Growing Their Business

I know a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. The realization that, hey, I'm going to start my own business, be my own boss, is such an exciting feeling.<p>That thrill of being the one to call the shots and making your own hours cannot be compared -- at all -- to the life of the cubicle …

A self-made millionaire who studied 1,200 wealthy people found they're willing to admit an uncomfortable fact about money

In his research, he found that rich people are willing to admit something about money that makes many of us uncomfortable: <b>It can solve most problems.</b><p>It can be uncomfortable to accept that money, rather than being the corrupting force it is often portrayed, can serve as a useful tool that creates …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It's not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program …

Self-improvement

5 mistakes standing between you and your first million

The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 million in 2013, but has topped 10.2 million already in 2015.<p>With the technology, resources, mentorship, research, and information available, it's becoming easier than it has in the past. Sadly, most still won't reach the seven-figure annual …

5 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Start Blogging

If you’re an entrepreneur, you might think blogging is waste of time. Here’s why you’d be wrong.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur–or an aspiring one–you may think blogging is the last thing you’ve got time for. And you might be right. After all, there’s no immediate business value to be drawn from writing …

Entrepreneurship

10 Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs - Small Business Trends

There are so many different things that go into running a business – it can be easy to get distracted. So sometimes it can help to get back to …

Small Business

7 Cheap Ways To Generate Buzz For Your Business

Ah, the elusive “buzz.” As business owners, we chase after it, hoping it will drive traffic and sales. But word of mouth marketing isn’t something you can force; there is no surefire strategy you can use to get people to talk (positively) about your business.<p>Of course, the best way to generate …

How To Future Proof Your Brand On Mobile & Beyond

<i>This essay is part of a series written by speakers featuring at our upcoming 10th anniversary TNW Conference Europe. Brian is both CEO and Co-Founder of mobile advertising network Kiip.</i><p>Staying relevant in a constantly changing arena. This is the number one concern I hear from brands.<p>As the CEO of …

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

6 Exercises from Positive Psychology to Boost Your Happiness

<b>“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” ~William Penn</b><p>A friend recently asked me, “What’s the …

Happiness

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

by Saga Briggs<p>What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless …

16 Entrepreneurial Books Successful CEOs Swear By

Browse through the business section at your local bookstore or favorite e-commerce site, and you’re sure to become inundated with a variety of …

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

8 Places With Always-Perfect Weather

<i>By Kelsie Ozamiz for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Think of all the things you'd talk about if you went to a place where weather was never the topic of conversation.<p>San Diego<p><b>San Diego</b><p>Let's get this one out of the way. San Diego is the textbook example of beautiful year-round climate. It's never too hot and …

Four Words That Every Entrepreneur Succeeds Or Fails By

This year our company, Fishbowl, is putting it all on the line for four magic words: Mind Your Own Business!<p>Minding your own business can be compared to driving a state-of-the-art sports car. Why own a Lamborghini if you can’t open the doors and shift it out of first gear? Operating a successful …

Entrepreneurship

Unleash Your Hidden Productivity: Give Yourself ‘Think Time’

For most of us, the idea of "wasting time" for 15 or 20 percent of our day seems pretty unrealistic. But that's precisely what makes you more productive.<p>Vivienne tells me that her favorite part of the day is <i>Choice Time</i>. This is when she's at her most creative and enjoys herself the most.<p>Vivienne is …

Time Management