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The OODA Loop: A Tool for Better Decision-Making

How to Hone Your Mental Engines to Make Better Decisions<p>Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be …

Retirement Planning

8 Profound Principles of the Zen Samurai That Will Give You Strength During Hard Times

I think we can all agree that sometimes it’s difficult to live a life of virtue. We know that holding ourselves to high moral standards will be …

20 Enlightening Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …

Microsoft Rolls Out New Office 365 CRM App for Small Businesses

Microsoft is giving small to midsize businesses (SMBs) a new sales and marketing tool with the release of Outlook Customer Manager, a customer relationship management (CRM) application within the Microsoft Outlook email client. Available through the "Customer Manager" tab in the toolbar, Outlook …

11 advanced excel tricks that will help you get an instant raise at work

Massive swathes of the economy rely on the program, and becoming skilled at Excel has become a license to print money in business.<p>So while there are a lot of basic tricks that you have to know, there are also a few tricks that will set you head and shoulders above the competition.<p>If you want to …

13 psychological biases that explain why we make terrible financial decisions even though they 'feel' right

We all have these biases, yet most of us don't know how powerful they are. They frame information for us so that it "feels" like you're being rational. But they're leading you to make decisions that are completely wrong. That's why you end up making horrible decisions with your money.<p>You may have …

25 quotes that inspire action

Anyone can talk about being an entrepreneur or starting a business, but very few do. The difference is found in those that choose to take action.<p>Successful entrepreneurs and business owners know that success requires taking action. Don't talk about what needs to get done - get out there and start …

Motivation

X-Doria Defense Lux: Stylish, Military Grade iPhone Drop Protection

Protective cases for iPhones tend to offer a premium, stylish look; or, they offer solid protection from drops and bumps. Not just the little ones, but those panic-inducing moments when your iPhone inexplicably flies out of your hand, spins through the air and lands on a stone patio. Been there …

Secret iPhone codes you should know about

The iPhone has been on the market since 2007, yet it still hides many secrets. Want to obscure your number when calling someone? Just input a simple …

You Must Have This Characteristic to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The following excerpt is from Michael Glauser’s new book <i>Main Street Entrepreneur</i>. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Marti McMahon was one of the first entrepreneurs I interviewed nearly 20 years ago. As soon as I …

Entrepreneurship

15 Time Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here are 15 …

Self-improvement

5 Entrepreneurs Used This Platform to Make Million-Dollar Businesses

Most people view this social network as a way to connect with and keep in touch with friends, not a platform to make millions. But if you knew how to do it, would you?<p>It's no secret that Facebook is a powerful platform for marketing a business. But so few companies are using the platform to it's …

Social Media

3 Offbeat Ways to Grow Your Company

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You likely did a lot of research when you first began your business. Perhaps you even found a few influencers or advisors; maybe you scanned countless books, magazines and other sources.<p>The, after making large investments of …

Marketing

portfolio theory Is Wrong And Value Investing Works

Why portfolio theory is wrong<p><b>[Editor’s note: This letter was penned by Tim Price, London-based wealth manager and author of Price Value</b> …

This Experiment Suggests Intuition Is A Real Thing

You're probably making decisions based on information you don't even know you have.<p>Most of us have a general idea of what intuition is -- you might say we have an <i>intuitive</i> idea -- but there’s never really been a clear scientific definition of the term.<p>A team of researchers in Australia is trying to …

The List of Marketing Tools You Won’t Be Able to Live Without

Marketing tools streamline and speed up your everyday job and relieve the pain of time-consuming and draining tasks by automating them. They organize …

Is the future of business a company without workers, managers, or a CEO?

These days, it’s hardly surprising to hear that a hot new startup has received gobs of money from eager investors. But a new company called the DAO (short for “decentralized autonomous organization”) is not your average startup.<p>The DAO, designed to serve as a kind of venture capital fund for the …

Blockchain

How to use psychology to introduce people to new things

I'll admit, the bento box is an unlikely place to learn an important business lesson. But consider the California Roll — understanding the impact of …

7 Ways to Get Your Customers to Actively Promote Your Brand

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the startup realm, certain principles stand out as essential to lasting growth in a company. Customer retention, for instance, trumps customer acquisition in terms of overall value, and brand loyalty is one of the most …

Marketing

A former FBI hostage negotiator explains the psychology of negotiating using the example of a $3.50 mug

Take the same person, change one or two variables, and $100 can be a glorious victory or a vicious insult.<p>Recognizing this phenomenon lets you bend reality from insult to victory.<p>Let me give you an example. I have this coffee mug, red and white with the Swiss flag. No chips, but used. What would …

This Entrepreneur Built His Business Through Social Media (You Can Too)

When it comes to doing your own PR (particularly without overtly <i>promoting</i> yourself), author, business advisor and personal development/management coach Richie Norton is surely one of the best.<p>I became aware of Norton earlier this year in the midst of helping a client (Greg Pesci, CEO of Spera, Inc. …

3 Ways to Use Psychology in Your Social Media Marketing

Looking for ways to connect with fans on a deeper level? Have you thought about using psychology in your marketing? Implementing basic psychological …

6 Books That Will Transform Your Mindset About How to Grow Your Business

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful entrepreneurs are readers. They understand the value a book can provide at a fraction of the cost of traditional education. Today, you can walk around with an entire college course inside of your smartphone. Digital …

Self-improvement

The Single Most Important Principle of Good Leadership, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

Hint: It's all about doing.<p>For years, I wanted to be the leader.<p>Back in elementary school, I remember being part of a small group of close friends. Every recess, we stuck together. In a world where sticks, stones, <i>and</i> words have the ability to cause pain, there was strength in numbers.<p>And for some …

Leadership

A UPenn psychologist says 'grit' is key to success in life — here's how to become a grittier person

Your agreement or disagreement with 10 statements, including "I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one" and "I have overcome setbacks to conquer an important challenge," produces a total grit score, which reveals how much passion and perseverance you typically display. (You can …

Using buzz analytics to gain a product and marketing edge

By capturing and analyzing social-media conversations, companies can improve their offerings and margins.<p><b>Gaining even a slight edge</b> in today’s …

Social Media

Snapchat for marketers made simple

<i>This article was originally published on PR Daily in May 2016.</i> <br>Social media marketers are always after which Snapchat tricks and tips will help their …

Social Media

The loyalty funnel: 3 KPIs for measuring customer retention

How do you find customers and keep them coming back for more? Columnist Jordan Elkind outlines the multiple stages of a "loyalty funnel" and explains …