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Getting to Si, Ja, Oui, Hai, and Da

Tim Carr, an American working for a defense company based in the midwestern United States, was about to enter a sensitive bargaining session with a high-level Saudi Arabian customer, but he wasn’t particularly concerned. Carr was an experienced negotiator and was well-trained in basic principles: …

TechCrunch Highlights Startups from Pejman Mar’s Demo Day

Though Silicon Valley-based VC Pejman Mar has only been around for two years, they’ve really been making a splash with the local startup community. …

How to Negotiate with Powerful Suppliers

In many industries the balance of power has dramatically shifted from buyers to suppliers. A classic example comes from the railway industry. In 1900 North America had 35 suppliers of cast rail wheels; railway builders could pick and choose among them. A century later no one looking to build a …

Management

A Framework for Strategists Assessing Emerging Markets

Steven Moore for HBR<p>Many companies start their search for global growth in an alphabet soup of emerging-market groupings such as the BRIC, CIVETS, MINT, Next 11, and so on. Is that smart?<p>Not really, suggests our analysis. There are several flaws in using such acronyms as the basis for entering …

How Sweden became the startup capital of Europe

Stockholm is the second most prolific tech hub in the world on a per capita basis, behind Silicon Valley. How did that happen and where does it go from here?<p>When Apple, the Silicon Valley veteran that revolutionised the music industry by unbundling the physical album and allowing individual digital …

Europe

5 Kick-Ass Gadgets That Will Help You Deliver Killer Presentations | Inc.com

I've been on the speaking circuit for 25 years. I've learned a lot in that time about what makes a keynote presentation great; not just good but <i>great</i>. My Inc.com article on Presenting Naked covered the techniques of delivering great presentations. In this post I'll share some of the tools I use to …

Public Speaking

How to save a business from insolvency in three months

<b>As SmartCompany revealed recently, there is no respite for businesses on the edge of insolvency as the ATO doubles its “pay up or wind up” orders.</b> …

The World’s Most-Spoken Languages In A Single Infographic

This fascinating infographic elegantly breaks down the world’s most popular languages and the countries in which they are spoken. Specifically, the …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

A Hidden House With Four Courtyards in Mexico City

Ambling around in the old town of Tacubaya in Mexico City, one might chance upon a 6-meter-high<p>Ambling around in the old town of Tacubaya in Mexico City, one might chance upon a 6-meter-high colonial-era perimeter wall that blends perfectly into its surroundings. Inside, however, is a different …

Mexico City

Brain-Powered Prosthetics Get Closer To Becoming An Everyday Reality

A friend growing up had a combination of prosthetic legs that replaced the limbs he’d been born without pretty admirably, using a combination of hydraulics and mechanical joints, but without any real smarts and so with considerably limitations (he drove using steering wheel-mounted controls rather …

Prosthetics

The formula to go from zero to VC-funded in seven slides

After last week’s Monday Note, “Three Slides Then Shut Up—The Art of The Pitch,” I was subjected to a bit of email ribbing. My honorable correspondents, many of them entrepreneurs themselves, questioned my rationality, insisting that it’s psychologically and emotionally impossible for entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

Get People to Listen to You When You’re Not Seen as an Expert

One of the most powerful forms of influence, according to psychologist Robert Cialdini’s famous analysis, is authority — often derived from perceived expertise. When a doctor advises us to exercise more, or a Nobel Laureate raises questions about a certain economic policy, we’re likely to pay much …

20 reasons good design [really] matters to your business – Learn

<i>Recently, we started asking businesses how much they valued design in their workplace.</i><p>And this is one of the most common answers we heard:<p>For the …

UI Design

OPPOSETHIS - A different kind of laptop Bags & Backpacks

Home of the Invisible backpacks. Modern and functional laptop backpacks kept simple and stylish. Free worldwide delivery.

Street Art with Google Art Project

All City Canvas 2013<p>Buenos Aires - a graffiti and street art capital<p>Wall\Therapy 2014<p>All Your Walls @ Hosier Lane<p>Artmossphere: city collection of …

Keurig accidentally created the perfect business model for hardware startups

It’s no secret that investors don’t like hardware businesses. Despite the eternal frustration of startup founders, investor distaste in physical …

Want to Wow a Crowd? Learn From These 8 Stars | Inc.com

Every businessperson wants and needs to be an effective public speaker. To accomplish that, however, you need role models in every category of public speaking. Here are the best of the best.<p>1. Product demos--Tony Stark<p>The purpose of a demonstration is to show how a customer's life or workplace will …

Public Speaking

How to Manage Equity in Your Startup | Inc.com

While the majority of your focus should be spent strengthening and growing your business, you also need to focus on equity. This is especially true as your startup matures and you begin bringing on investors.<p><b>Think Like an Investor</b><p>When building a startup, you have to think like an investor. In order …

Small Business

Inside Adobe’s Innovation Kit

Need to unleash innovation in your company? Trying raising an army of Kickboxers.<p>No, it’s not quite what you think.<p>Adobe Systems has recently launched a program to drive innovation from within, the Adobe Kickbox. The Kickbox is a small, red cardboard box containing everything an employee needs to …

The Discipline of Teams

Early in the 1980s, Bill Greenwood and a small band of rebel railroaders took on most of the top management of Burlington Northern and created a multibillion-dollar business in “piggybacking” rail services despite widespread resistance, even resentment, within the company. The Medical Products …

Skip the Boring Business Plan. Focus on This Strategy Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The concept of starting a business without a plan would send anyone running -- and for good reason. Every great business begins with a plan that outlines measurable goals and the methods for achieving them. Plans, done correctly, can be a …

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Military

The Biggest U.S. Health Care Challenges Are Management Challenges

Few health care leaders would disagree that the U.S. health care industry needs to drastically change. But do we have leaders in place who have the courage to raise their hand and lead the charge? In the classical theory of disruption, reform from within is almost impossible. It is hungry, …

How to Build a Meaningful Career

Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career but how do you actually do that? What practical steps can you take today or this month to make sure you’re not just toiling away at your desk but you’re doing something you genuinely care about?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Unfortunately, most of …

Want To Be Happier, More Productive and Achieve Greater Success? Learn From The Best | Inc.com

Type in the words "entrepreneur" and "original" into Google and you get 48.2 million hits.<p>Type in "entrepreneur" and "copying" and the number is 1.72 million.<p>No one is going to be surprised by that 28:1 disparity. Entrepreneurs are supposed to be original, right?<p>Well, I am here to tell you that …

Customers

24 Diagrams To Help You Eat Healthier

Including quick and easy dinner recipes, a Paleo shopping list, a guide to portion sizes, and more.

Healthy Eating

This is how professional designers create their logos

Yesterday we saw here that famous logos can have hidden meanings, almost like easter eggs designers use to enrich them. But how do those logos come …