Garry Fisher

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Digital Marketing Requires Mastery of Multiple Skills

Digital marketing has really come a long way in the last decade. Once, it was merely banner advertising and social media, digital marketing is now an …

Marketing

Starting a New Job? Take Control of Your Onboarding

When Liz was offered a job as a product manager at a growing biotech firm, she was ecstatic. She had spent considerable time on her job search, found a company and a position that felt like a perfect fit, nailed her interviews, and negotiated smartly. But once Liz had both feet in the door and …

16 Epic Places in Germany Even Germans Don't Know About

Whether or not most people realize it, Germany is a country filled with spellbinding scenery and marvelous historical buildings, towns, and villages. …

Rhine or Danube: which river cruise should you pick?

How are the Rhine and Danube rivers similar?<p>Both flow through some of Europe’s finest scenery, passing castles, cathedrals and gorges, with calls to pretty villages. Magnificent cities lie along their banks and the Danube is a gateway to four capitals – Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava and Belgrade – …

European Travel

IDG Contributor Network: Project managers need to be warriors, not bookkeepers – or your projects are doomed

There is a trend in the IT industry that I find disturbing: more often than not companies are recruiting for project managers only those that are PMP …

Project Management

After Asking Hundreds of Successful People How to Be Successful, 1 Word Stood Out

This word came up over and over in almost every single interview.<p>I've had the pleasure of interviewing some amazingly successful people. From the CIO at Boeing, Chief Digital Officer at McDonald's and the former CMO of Burger King to the founders of successful multi-million dollar businesses like …

Success

4 Ways Your Head Trash Is Stopping You From Making More Money

Are you your own worst enemy?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I had just finished speaking at an industry conference for 500 entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. As I was leaving the stage, a man from the audience rushed up and said that he wanted to hire me as his executive …

Self-improvement

If Your Sales Pitch Is Missing This Step, You May Miss Out on the Sale

Here's the one thing you can do to move beyond a quick sale and into a long-term partnership.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Throughout my career, I have been on both sides of the sales process, as a buyer and as a seller. As a buyer, I've observed that salespeople whom …

Customers

This Boeing Executive Says That as a Leader, You Shouldn't Try to Change the World. Instead, Focus on These 5 Things

Boeing CIO Ted Colbert teaches entrepreneurs how to do innovation the right way.<p>Ted Colbert, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Senior Vice President (SVP) at Boeing has a morning routine that isn't for everyone.<p>First, he wakes up at 4 a.m., every morning.<p>He works out, every morning.<p>And he reads, …

Entrepreneurship

Here's where you can retire nicely on just $30,000 a year

If you've been racking your brain about where to retire on a budget, it might be time to think outside the U.S.<p>A new report by International Living, …

Retirement

The American Revolution Was Just One Battlefront in a Huge World War

When Americans think of world wars, they picture 20th-century scenes—the blood-drenched trenches at the Battle of the Somme where a million men were …

Too Much Team Harmony Can Kill Creativity

William Wrigley Jr., the American chewing gum tycoon, once noted that business is built by men who disagree, and that “When two men always agree, one of them is unnecessary.” Indeed, not just in business but also in politics, sports, and the arts, there is no shortage of real-world examples of …

Amazon Is Recruiting People to Start Delivery Businesses. Here's Why I Think Some People Could Get Rich

There's risk in any business. But if you asked me to invest in a business with these built-in advantages, I'd certainly listen.<p>I know a lot of people who have made a ton of money on Amazon.<p>Now, Amazon says it wants to recruit entrepreneurs to build a national network of small, independent delivery …

4 Must Dos for Making the Transition from Work to Retirement

You may find it hard to believe but retirement can mess with your mind. The transition out of working life to our hard-won retirement freedom can be …

18 Beautiful Villages And Towns In Spain To Visit

Spain is one of those countries that’s totally different depending on which region you visit. I mean, it’s pretty vast (by European standards, at …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

Behavioral Sciences

You CAN Write a Publishable First Novel: 10 Do's and Don'ts

<i>Not every first novel is a practice novel.</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>It’s a sad truth that most first novels never see print. Editors call them “practice …

11 Surprising Signs That You May Be Way Smarter Than Most People

For one thing, if you're a musician, you're already ahead of the game.<p>If you've been called smart or intelligent your whole life, it may be for any of the reasons listed below. That's according to science, of course.<p>And if the verdict is still out on whether you're truly smart or not, this may just …

15 Killer Project Management Best Practices to Make You a Better Manager

If you’re a project manager, developing and adopting project management best practices is likely one of your top priorities. This article will share …

Project Management

Employees Are 32 Percent Less Likely to Quit if They Get This 1 Thing From Their Boss (It's Not Pop Chips)

It isn't unlimited coconut water, and it isn't a raise.<p>There are a lot of reasons to hate a job: annoying co-workers; bad working conditions; long hours for too little pay; the stress level; and more.<p>But one of the worst things -- arguably <i>the</i> worst -- is having a bad boss.<p>When you don't feel seen, …

What is a project manager responsible for? Here's everything you need to know

In the next few years, you may find yourself either working with a project manager, or taking on a role in this growing field. This quick guide will …

Doing These 9 Things Make You Look Noticeably Insecure. Here's How to Stop

Job security as a leader is evasive enough--why would you chase away goodwill with insecurity? Here's how to avoid it.<p>Researchers at the University of Melbourne are one of many groups to have proven a very direct link between self-confidence and success. So why on earth would you broadcast to your …

Leadership

8 Things You Can Do Daily That Will Boost Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement Is The Difference Between Success And Failure<p>Employee engagement is running at around 32%. Which means that a staggering 68% of staff, potentially your staff, are either disengaged or even worse actively disengaged. According to Gallup, this costs the US economy anywhere between …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

The Science Behind Why Some Employees Have the 'Halo Effect'--and Others Don't

If you have ever wondered why some employees can seemingly do no wrong (even when they do actually do things wrong), there is actually some science behind it. Here's the science and how to benefit from it yourself.<p>Anyone who has worked in the business world for any period of time has had their fair …

How to Stop 5 Types of Emotional Vampires from Destroying Your Career

Slow, rational thought is the key to protecting yourself.<p>Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major …

How Retirees Can Stay in the 15% Tax Bracket

If you want to minimize your tax bill, staying in or below the 15% income tax bracket is the way to go. What's more, you can do so while still …

Retirement

How and Where You Can Make Money Testing Websites

In a world of illegitimate online job opportunities, it’s nice to know there are a few honest internet side hustles you can tackle to earn a healthy …

Living Rooms

The Most Effective Teams Answer Yes to These 5 Questions

A massive internal research project at Google has uncovered the secrets of high-performing teams.<p>Google doesn't leave anything to chance. That's why the search giant recently spent two years studying 180 teams in depth to discover what sets groups that achieve great things apart from those that …

A Sign of Great Leadership? It's Not About Correcting Mistakes, It's About This One Trait

Letting other people fail? Sure, and you can start by accepting that you are prone to fail as well.<p>Are you known as a <i>fixer</i> at your company? If so, here's a tough lesson to learn. That's only half the battle when it comes to leading others. Fixing problems and addressing your own mistakes puts you …