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Which Side Hustle Should You Try? (Infographic)

For a little extra spending money, find the right side hustle for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many of us, ditching your nine-to-five so you can pursue your entrepreneurial dreams is not an option. But that doesn’t mean you should forget about those pursuits …

5 Things Managers Should Know About Innovation (But Most Don't)

There is no one "true" path to innovation<p>Every business knows it needs to innovate. What isn't so clear is how to go about it. There is no shortage of pundits, blogs and conferences that preach the gospel of agility, disruptive innovation, open innovation, lean startups or whatever else is …

Innovation

The rise of 'rage rooms'

Loading<p>The desire to break things is proving popular. When Hunter opened his doors in 2016, he had “four or five” people coming by every other day. …

Heavy Metal

How Jeff Bezos makes the right decision 30 years in advance

Throughout the years, many people have doubted Jeff Bezos and Amazon.<p>He’s most famous today for being the richest person alive, and while his image in the media oscillates between both good and bad, one thing is for certain — no one doubts him anymore. Amazon is an absolute giant of a company.<p>That …

Management

This "I'm On Vacation" Auto-Reply Email Is Freaking Brilliant

Why should you be burdened with digging through two weeks of emails the moment you get back?<p>it's hard or even impossible to relax on vacation when you constantly have to answer emails. (Is that a vacation, really?) That's why most people set an "out of office" email response, promising that you'll …

Productivity

5 Steps To Closing The Gap Between Strategy And Execution

It’s a safe bet that many leaders are where they are because they have good ideas – visionaries, some of them, whose dream of what the company could and should be inspire the workforce. Then comes the execution part. And all too many great visions fall into that big black hole that yawns between …

Management

Exercising your emotions

Get emotional - it's for your own good.<p>For decades, emotional stability - that is, not being outwardly emotional - has been upheld as the pinnacle of …

Flickr

Dumb ways to kill the oceans and how gaming is coming to the rescue

Our goal is simply to reach as many people as possible on and around World Oceans Day and we are extremely grateful to all our partners who are …

Longevity

How tech is saving the environment

Environment

What are the top two skills for the future of work?

There are two things I am ‘not uncertain’ about ……<p>Firstly that current and future technology will transform the way we work and secondly that sense …

Emerging Technology

10 New Services That'll Make You Say, 'Why Didn't I Think of That?'

From on-demand translators to self-driving taxis in retirement communities, here are services you need to know about.<p>7 min read<p>This story appears in the June 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Remember when ride-hailing apps and on-demand streaming services felt revolutionary? Every day, …

Warby Parker

Your Best Opportunity For Growing Business: The Customer Experience

According to PwC, 73% of all people point to customer experience as an important factor in their purchasing decisions, just behind price and product quality. Yet only 49% of U.S. consumers say companies provide a good customer experience today. PwC’s most recent Consumer Intelligence Series: …

Customer Experience

Know the Difference between Customer Service and Customer Experience - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DISNEY INSTITUTE

<b>By Bruce Jones, Senior Programming Director, Disney Institute</b><p>The term “customer experience” is ubiquitous in business these days. In fact, focusing on the customer experience has become the single most important way for an organization to achieve success—often becoming its key differentiator and …

Customer Experience

4 Examples That Will Confirm You Were Born to Be a Leader

Do you have a natural bent for people and relationships? That's a good starting point.<p>Ever wonder if you're true leadership material? Perhaps you've been told you are, but the question is <i>by what standard</i>? Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to …

Leadership

26 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

You can't get to the top by behaving like everyone else.<p>Highly successful people don't rise to the top by behaving like everyone else. They understand that achieving great things means getting more done, taking excellent care of their bodies and thinking in ways which promote greatness. Here are …

The Digital Nomad Life: Combining Work and Travel

On a recent afternoon in Medellín, Colombia, a group of 22 out-of-towners gathered to brainstorm and then met up with locals.<p>They weren’t on vacation. Nor had they met by coincidence. They were participants in a program run by Unsettled, a new start-up that organizes 30-day co-working experiences …

The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

Debate has long surrounded the topic of whether managers differ from leaders and vice versa, and if so, how. Some companies try to train employees to …

Tony Hsieh Reveals The Secret To Zappos' Customer Service Success In One Word

Tony Hsieh is sporting a Mohawk, the first I’ve encountered atop a gainfully employed billionaire. I ask the Zappos CEO, who sold out to Amazon for $1.2 billion but continues to run his operation largely without interference, how the Mohawk got there.<p>“I try to do one uncomfortable thing every …

Customer Service

Follow These 9 Steps to Copy Zappos' Exceptional Customer Service Strategy

How Zappos creates a customer-obsessed culture -- and you can, too.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today more than ever, customer service <i>really</i> matters. Technology is starting to replace many conventional human interactions, but is that a good thing? We all know robot …

Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life

As I write this, I’m sitting on the back porch of the rural Vermont homestead I share with my husband and our daughter, gazing out on the 66 acres of forest, fruit trees, gardens, ponds, and streams that we feel incredibly lucky to call our own.<p>Just a few years ago, this seemed like an impossible …

Minimalism

The 18 new voices re-energising management

Brené Brown<p><b>Leaders must show their vulnerability</b><p>We live in uncertain, unsettling times. Having the courage to face that uncertainty with emotional …

Project Management

We Won’t Get Value-Based Health Care Until We Agree on What “Value” Means

Some health care leaders view with trepidation the new, disruptive health care alliance formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase. But I’m excited because disruption is all about delivering a new level of value for consumers. If this trio can disrupt the United States’ health care …

The Most Important Tech Trends Of 2018, According To Top VCs

From saving energy to helping humans help machines, this year’s investments will try to help startups make more progress in areas that already matter.<p>As venture capital investing goes, so go startups and the technologies that those young companies develop. And so asking VCs about the investment …

Digital Health

Want To Become A Multi-Millionaire? Do These 15 Things Immediately.

<b>“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a</b> …

Self-improvement

30 Insanely Useful Websites You Probably Don’t Know About

The Internet never ceases to amaze; it’s simultaneously the best resource for learning, the biggest tool for relieving boredom, and – ahem – the best …

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

Books

7 Games Every Leader Should Be Playing (Besides Chess)

The games aren't always serious, but the way they develop your brain and skills sure is.<p>Business requires all kinds of skills and abilities, but if you think mastering them requires hours of seminars, training, classes or a bunch of expensive technology, well, you missed the memo: Board and card …

How to buy a camera in 2018

Smartphones have replaced dedicated cameras for most folks, but weirdly, that's a good thing for photography lovers. With fewer boring point-and-shoots, manufacturers are focusing on building incredible cameras like Sony's RX100 Mark V compact, the Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless and Nikon's high-end, …

Cameras