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8 Things All Executives Should Know about Marketing Technology in 2015

In the world of marketing technology, remember that tech is on your side. Explore it, use it and put it to work for you toward your goals.<p>Marketing technology gives you the tools and insights you need to optimize every part of your marketing strategy. It's what tells you what works, what doesn't …

Marketing

Complete Guide to Thanksgiving | The Art of Manliness

Thanksgiving is this week here in the United States. Over the years we’ve published a myriad of articles on how to make your Thanksgiving a holiday …

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

NBC News dismisses new executive in charge of 'Today' show

In a stunning turn of events for the beleaguered "Today" show, NBC News has parted ways with Jamie Horowitz, the executive who was put in charge of the program just two months ago.<p>Three people with direct knowledge of the situation called it a "firing." Horowitz did not respond to requests for …

How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)

By Bon Appétit<p>Learn the basics of braising and you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender, succulent masterpiece. Here's how to braise meat—no recipe necessary.<p>Real talk: You don't need a recipe to make the braise of your dreams. Not that there's anything wrong with following a …

Cooking

Scott Hanselman's Complete List of Productivity Tips - Scott Hanselman

March 27, '14 Comments [37] Posted in Productivity<p>Sponsored By<p><b>Note Scott Hanselman (me):</b> I had been meaning to write up my productivity tips for …

Productivity

How to Stop Sales Meetings From Being a Huge Time Suck

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Often, in startup environments, employees actually look forward to the weekly sales call. The team is small and super focused, meaning everyone knows what others are working on and no time is wasted. Instead, the team spends …

weeklysales

This Is The Quickest And Easiest Way To Uphold Your 'Workout More' Resolution

Originally envisioned by a personal trainer and an exercise physiologist, the 7-minute workout app builds on new research suggesting that short spurts of intense exercise can provide long lasting benefits comparable to longer, more grueling regimens.<p>Anyone can use the app — all it takes is a …

Stay-at-Home Mom Facing Divorce? Don't Expect Alimony

<i>An End to Alimony Would be Good for Women</i><p><i>“I Turned Down Alimony” — 3 Women’s Stories</i><p><i>Why Do So Few Men Get Alimony?</i><p>Getting divorced but you haven’t worked for 20 years?<p>Your skills are outdated and your kids still need you at home?<p>Devoted yourself to supporting your husband’s career?<p>Judges could care …

8 Keys to Being Identified as a Leader

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is an art, requiring a complex set of skills that need to be refined over the years. But before you’re ready to step up for the C-suite, you need to get your foot in the leadership door. I’ve observed the following …

Leadership

The Pretty Skin Diet

When it comes to having a gorgeous complexion, you truly are what you eat.<p>Maintaining a consistent skincare routine that utilizes a powerful mix of anti-agers to reverse as well as prevent future damage is key to having youthful, radiant skin. However, it's not the only link in the quest for …

Why Parents Inadvertently Hinder The Success Of Their Children

The current helicopter parent culture delivers immediate results such as better grades and extracurricular activities’ awards, but it may hinder the qualities most needed for entrepreneurship and more generally, for success in adulthood – adaptability, resourcefulness and creativity.<p>Today’s parents …

How to Use LinkedIn to Build Relationships and Generate Leads

Shares 5K<p>Are you using LinkedIn to your advantage?<p>Do you use LinkedIn marketing tactics to generate more leads?<p>Over the past year, LinkedIn has added …

How to Master the 4 Big Social-Media Platforms

Most people think of social media as distribution and use the same messaging on every platform. That's not fully exploiting the tools.<p>Think of how you act with your friends versus how you act with your clients. You behave differently based on your environment. Social media is the same thing. Every …

Social Media

Is blue ocean leadership really ‘new’ in essence?

First, traditional leadership development programs and theories normally look at the supply side and focus on who leaders need to be. Factors they …

Leadership

8 Mistakes New Leaders Make -- And How To Avoid Them

It’s not uncommon for new leaders to make mistakes, but I argue that some of these can be avoided.<p>Below are 8 of those mistakes and how to avoid them:<p><b>1. Thinking you need to make every decision</b><p>Trying to make every decision will only turn you into a micro-manager. Strong leaders know there are …

44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic)

1 min read<p>In today’s mobile landscape, where unfocused pedestrians regularly walk into walls and a majority of Americans prize their beloved gadgets above sex, smartphones have come to serve for many as dangerous agents of distraction. But when optimally harnessed, they can serve as powerful …

Apps

24 beautifully-designed web dashboards that data geeks will love

<b>We live in a world of big (and little) data, and many people have to make sense of numbers as part of their job. The trouble is that there can be a</b> …

Analytics

9 Tips on Investing From Mark Cuban

The success of Mark Cuban in his many business ventures is matched by his willingness to give budding investors advice on how to get there themselves.<p>As Mark Cuban's fame has grown in recent years, he's become a true icon of the business world. Whether he's doing commercials, talking about his NBA …

Entrepreneurship

Ford recalls 850K cars on short circuit concerns

NEW YORK (AP) — Ford is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs because of a problem that could stop the air bags from working in a crash.<p>The recalled …

How Your Spouse’s Personality Affects Your Success At Work

Turns out who you married could be the reason why you didn’t get that promotion.<p>Finding the right person to marry obviously has an affect on your happiness, but new research shows that it also has a lot to do with your career success.<p>According to new research from Washington University in St. …

10 Opening Phrases to Use in Your Next Email

Need to get someone's attention by email? Try leading with one of these phrases.<p>I process email for a living, or at least it seems that way most of the time.<p>Hundreds of new messages arrive on a daily basis, some of them so dull and uninformative they make me want to go find a pencil and jam it into …

Online Life

27 Successful People Reveal The Things They Can't Live Without

A huge chunk of successful executives' lives is spent traveling, in meetings, and trying to keep track of a massive list of priorities, so they have refined what they carry and how they work into an art.<p>LinkedIn asked 50+ of its influencers to name the "secret weapons" that they simply can't work …

Your Best Salesperson Could Be Your... Accountant?

Why Asking Your Employees to Pivot Is a Powerful Way to Build Your Business.<p>Last weekend, my quality check specialist went to a trade show--as a salesperson. A month ago, one of my order pickers interviewed new hires for the fulfillment team--after only being with the team herself for a short time. …

Employment

8 Things You Should Never, Ever Include in a Pitch Deck

You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling blocks you should be aware of.<p>We asked eight YEC what you should never, ever include on those slides (no matter how tempting).

Three Steps To Writing The Perfect LinkedIn Summary

If you read my Forbes article “Move Over, Resume, You’ve Been Replaced,” you understand why your bio (I call it a 3D brand bio) is the most powerful personal branding tool you have. And in the digital world, the most important version of your bio is your LinkedIn summary. This will likely be read …