Dahlia Wafai

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Want to Beat Your Competitors? Take This 1 Important Tip From Steve Jobs (You're Probably Doing the Opposite)

Steve Jobs ignored competitors when creating the iPhone. Learn why this is so important if you want to revolutionize your business.<p>Every business has competitors. If you don't yet, you will. That's the nature of business. And well-accepted that the best way to beat the competition is to out-compete …

Roger Bannister

There's a major dark side of success, according to the former CEO of Apple

The more successful you are, the harder you fall.<p>And, according to John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple and Pepsi, success often drives one specific form of failure.<p>In an interview with Business Insider, he cited Kodak as an example of this phenomenon.<p>The one-time tech giant ultimately filed for …

According to Tim Ferriss This 1 Book Will Transform Your Business

Struggling to scrape your way to 'the top' as an entrepreneur? This book written over 70 years ago could hold all the answers you need.<p>On his podcast, Tim Ferriss (serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, investor, and Grade A badass) has interviewed hundreds and hundreds of world-class performers …

Self-improvement

3 Real-World Tactics Entrepreneurs Should Take Advantage of During (and After) College

Aspiring entrepreneurs can enroll in the new business programs. Seasoned veterans can pursue continuing education and learn on the job.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A college education is a wonderful thing. Unfortunately for entrepreneurs, attending a …

Entrepreneurship

These Are the Best Cities to Be Your Own Boss

A new study looks at the ideal locations to be self-employed -- and Silicon Valley isn't one of them.<p>2 min read<p>Launching a business is never easy. From startup costs, hiring the right team to growing a customer base, at every stage of the game, you’ll be met with new challenges.<p>What you you may not …

Silicon Valley

5 Business Fundamentals That Helped Me Turn a Company Near Bankruptcy Into One Generating $160 Million in Sales

Using them will make your journey to greatness far less volatile than it needs to be.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm not looking to impress anyone with the cutting-edge technological complexity of my company. Despite only being 34 years old, I believe in …

Entrepreneurship

Top 5 Ways to Go Into Business for Yourself

Research your target, time it right and then it's all about follow through.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business makes the world go around. You can either work for one or make your own. I’ve always believed that it’s better to control your own destiny, …

Entrepreneurship

4 Tips To Become A Consultant For Your Second Career

<i>(The following is adapted from</i> The Consulting Economy: How to Manage Your Career in the Coming Workforce Revolution <i>by Jonathan Dison, published by Lioncrest.com.)</i><p>I’ve had the same conversation hundreds of times with different professionals. It’s the one in which I convince them that not only are …

Small Business

The Secret to Happiness? Spend Money on Experiences, Not Things

We like buying things, at least we think we do. It’s bred into us. Life in the 21st century is a fast paced, consumer oriented experience where media surrounds us at all times enforcing the idea that happiness is a matter of buying the perfect house, driving the best car, wearing the trendiest …

Personal Finance