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Kanye West Says New Album is 80 Percent Done, Plots Surprise Release

This morning, Kanye West stopped by Power 105.1's Breakfast Club for an extensive interview. In addition to addressing his Grammy stage-storming (an incident West said was largely rooted in class issues), he blessed listeners with a few details regarding his highly anticipated <i>Yeezus</i> follow-up. …

How to Build Your Net Worth | The Art of Manliness

Do you feel like you’re not getting ahead with your finances? That no matter how hard you work or how much extra money you earn, you’re still in the …

How to Leverage a Personal Touch to Enhance Customer Service

We’ve all heard the following saying, <i>“A picture is worth a thousand words.”</i> The quote is attributed to Arthur Brisbane in an article published in the Syracuse Post Standard just over a century ago in 1911. The quote was part of a lecture given by Brisbane. It refers to the ability of images to …

This Traffic Generation Strategy Made $100,000 on Indiegogo

<i>Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.” This post originally appeared on Crowdfund Insider.</i><p>If there’s one big lesson about crowdfunding I’ve learnt in the past eight months, it is that pre-launch marketing can make or break your campaign. I’ve gone from knowing next to nothing about …

Make This Playlist and Have the Best Sex Ever

Seduce her with these sensual jams<p>Want to turn a late-night cocktail into an all-night encore? Concoct a sexy playlist. Let William "Fuzzy" West, director of special projects at streaming service Beats Music, show how it's done.<p><b>RELATED VIDEO:</b><p><b>1. Begin with Audio Foreplay</b><br>Start with a sexy bass …

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Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather - Ape to Gentleman

Inspired by the intense and unique leather notes of historical Tuscan tanneries; Colonia Leather, the new fragrance from Acqua di Parma journeys to …

Mazorin Skincare - Ape to Gentleman

There are a plethora or new brands entering the men’s grooming market, some good, some bad. Some are, for want of a better word, standard – whereas …

How to Improve Your Social Media Calls to Action

Shares 5K<p>Is your audience responding to your social activities?<p>Have you integrated the right calls to action into your social media strategy?<p>A call …

Warm Weather Scenarios: Drinks - Ape to Gentleman

What makes a warm weather drink? A good starting point is to consider the setting in which you’re planning to drink it. We’re talking outdoors …

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The Laws of Etiquette | The Art of Manliness

When Kate and I were in Vermont last summer, we stumbled upon a book called <i>Hill’s Manual of Social and Business Forms.</i> It was published in 1880. The …

Theodore Roosevelt's Reading List | The Libraries of Great Men | The Art of Manliness

Many men are quick to buy the newest book from their favorite business leader or sports hero. From the late Stephen Covey (a personal favorite of …

9 Shark Tank Business Lessons | The Art of Manliness

I don’t watch much television — with two small children and a business, I just don’t have time. But there’s one show that I DVR and watch without …

Best Drugstore Colognes: 6 Classic Male Fragrances | The Art of Manliness

Every time I stroll down the men’s grooming aisle at my local drugstore to pick up some deodorant or Brylcreem, I can’t help but notice the shelves …

20 Manly Aphorisms | The Art of Manliness

When I was a young man, I would scoff at well-intentioned adults who would sometimes offer up little aphorisms when I got in trouble or had a …

LISTEN: How to Make a Million Dollars Online

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>Ever wonder what it's like to make a million dollars?<p>I'm not gonna lie, the first million in sales my company did was kinda surreal.<p>Especially since I was broke, in debt, and sleeping on my sisters couch just two years prior.<p>And to be honest, as big of a …

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A Beginner's Guide to Starting and Marketing an App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building a mobile app for the first time? You no doubt have many questions: Is it worthwhile? Does it make sense? How will people know about it?<p>Having helped build more than a hundred apps from categories ranging from social networking, …

Want to Grow Your Business? Get to Know Your 'Vital Few' | Inc.com

In the 1940s, Joseph M. Juran coined the "80-20 rule," which posits that there are a "vital few and trivial many" or that 20 percent of the causes drive 80 percent of the results. He named his rule the “Pareto principle” after an Italian economist named Vilfredo Pareto, who observed that 20 percent …

9 Pro Tips for Entrepreneurs on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is more than a handy way to sort through connections and make introductions — it's also a powerful platform to supercharge your content …

Social Media Marketing: The Ultimate Guide (2017 Edition)

Perhaps one of the biggest human flaws is that we tend to be a bit impatient.<p>We speed date, eat fast food, use emojis instead of words, pay for …

Tidemark Raises $13 Million For Cloud-Based Analytics Platform With An Infographic Twist

Tidemark has raised $13 million for its cloud-based analytics platform. Tenaya Capital led the round with participation from existing investors Greylock Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and Redpoint Ventures. This latest round brings the total amount raised to more than $48 million.<p>The technology is …

10 reasons why taking early money from VCs is a worthwhile risk

Three years ago, I left the cushy big company worlds of Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo! to embark on my startup journey. I accepted an entrepreneur-in-residence position at a prestigious venture capital firm, which felt like a great, safe way to build a company from scratch. They provided seed …

Word mapping is one of the most valuable leadership tools I’ve ever seen. It causes people to think you read their minds, can be deeply seductive and …

Brand Your Best Customers To Create More Loyalty

What’s in a name? Creating a name for your biggest fans gives them a unique identity with recognizable behavioral or personal characteristics that everyone with that name shares. These fans self-identify as part of the group, or recognize that they are outside of the group. In essence, a name gives …

Seth's Blog

Earlier in this series, I wrote about the failure of <i>Survival</i> putting me at the end of my publishing rope, publisherless. Then I self-published Purple …

3 Ways Pinterest is Shaping Its Future

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Pinterest, once the purview of wedding planners and overachieving parents, has become one of the most popular social sharing networks, and has been taking steps to become more of a resource for businesses. And it has a plan for its growth …

Almost Two-Thirds of CEOs Don't Get Outside Business Advice

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's lonely at the top, as the saying goes. And, according to one new survey, most executives are not getting outside business advice despite wanting it.<p>Nearly two-thirds of CEOs and almost half of senior executives do not receive …

Startups Creating Fewer Jobs -- Not a Problem

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many policy makers and entrepreneurship advocates are worried. Startups are creating far fewer jobs than they used to, according to analysis of the Census Bureau's Business Dynamics database. New firms' share of employment fell by nearly …

10 Questions to Ask When Managing Your Company's Online Reputation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you Googled your company lately? If not, you probably should. What people are saying online about your brand -- the good, the bad and the oftentimes inaccurate -- makes all the difference when it comes to winning or losing customers, …

15 Tips for Improving Customer Loyalty

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>The marketing experts on Entrepreneur's Team Digital provide answers to your common questions about building an online presence. Got a question? Ask it in our comment section below or on Twitter using #TeamDigital. Each week, we'll</b> …