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9 mistakes parents make that can hurt their kids

Parents want their kids to be healthy and happy, and they do everything they can to keep their little ones out of harm's way. But even the most attentive parents could be relying on habits that aren't totally safe or expert-approved.<p>Some things that seem perfect for kids — like playground slides …

Parenting

3 Things Great Leaders Do That Achieve Amazing Results

How engaged, excited and empowered is your team?<p>When it comes to leadership, it's good if you have great personal qualities such as authenticity, integrity, humility, etc., but at some point, you have to achieve results.<p>Results are the benchmark of success and to do that you have to be able to …

Practical automation guide and tools for busy bloggers

Credit: Tomas Laurinavicius<p>Bill Gates is famous for saying, “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”<p>However shocking that sounds, putting more work and hours into something doesn’t always yield better results. And today’s fast-paced online …

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Can Civility In The Workplace Save You Time And Money?

What is the leadership behavior that’s most important to employees?<p>We’ve all had moments at work when the stress of a deadline or the pressure of a project got the better of us. Suddenly you snap at an employee or a teammate. And before you know it, the pressure shifts, engulfing the whole office. …

Employment

25 Interesting CMOs Worth Following on Twitter

Get your daily dose of inspiration and information from these leading chief marketing officers.<p>It's really surprising that more chief marketing officers (CMOs) aren't on Twitter.<p>Don't get me wrong - some CMOs totally get it. In fact, this article highlights 25 CMOs that you absolutely should follow …

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There’s no escape from mindfulness

I don’t know what it is exactly — no one does — but even my GP tells me I’d benefit from it<p>And so, as it must, the pilgrimage to find a local GP surgery begins. This is a great British tradition, and I have been honoured in my lifetime to have taken part in many and varied official registerings at …

5 essential attributes of successful public speakers

Five key factors determine success or struggle for a public speaker.<p>Here they are:<p><b>1.</b> <b>Emotional resilience.</b> Not every audience is going to love you, …

The 28 best books for someone just starting out in their career

Leaving school and entering the workforce can feel overwhelming.<p>Chances are, your college didn't offer classes on how to negotiate your salary, deal with a micromanaging boss, or confront annoying coworkers.<p>But there's still something you can do to prepare yourself for the tricky world of work: …

Humanium Metal Initiative Wins Cannes Lions Innovation Grand Prix

Whenever there’s a big illegal weapons bust and the authorities talk about destroying the firearms, what does that mean? Where do the guns go?<p>The Humanium Initiative, by Stockholm-based agencies Great Works and Akestam Holst, recycles metal from weapons destruction programs and makes it available …

How To Bypass Bureaucracy When Scaling Your Startup

Growing from a small team to a larger one poses several challenges for an organization. Young companies are able to change and adapt to the environment quickly as opportunities or threats arise. As companies mature, many lose this agility and ability to be flexible. This raises a key question for a …

Management

How Leaders Can Embrace Remote Work Culture

As soon as the world went digital, office cubicles started to seem separated than the two-way conference calls happening across the globe. A recent …

Unlock Women Entrepreneurs' Amazing Secrets To Success

With the recent uproar around Uber and its culture, and the much-reported difficult business environment for women in Silicon Valley, I have recently been interviewing women entrepreneurs who have built successful companies. Interestingly, when we have spoken, they haven’t mentioned gender …

This Startup Will Let You Write A Song With Your Favorite Musician

Songwriting can be one of the most personal things an artist can do in the process of creating a track, but over the years, it has become a much more collaborative experience, especially when big names are involved. Very few songs that make any impact on the charts are penned by one person, and …

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South Korea teams up with a Hyperloop startup to build ultra-fast trains

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) said on Tuesday that it has signed a licensing deal with a handful of South Korean organizations to …

How Smart VC Firms Manage Their Money

Maximize returns, maximize fees, or simply stay alive.<p><i>What are the common VC fund management strategies? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Jason M. Lemkin, Partner @ SaaStr Ventures,</b> …

Maine's Startup Certify Acquired by K1 Investment Management in $100M Deal

Certify LLC, the Portland company founded in 2008 that offers cloud-based expense management software, has been acquired by <b>K1 Investment Management</b>, …

4 Toxic Habits that Keep 'Wantrepreneurs' Down

Most never make the leap. Are you different?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’re all familiar with the term <i>entrepreneur</i>, that self-driven business owner who spits in the face of fear and risk. Lately, you may have also been hearing the word <i>wantrepreneur</i>, which has a …

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Beach Reading? 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should PeruseThis Summer.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Part of entrepreneurship is being able to continue your own education. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur still sitting in a 9-to-5, or a full-fledged founder knee-deep in the process, self-education is one of the primary pillars of …

Entrepreneurship

The law firm Cooley is updating its packet of startup tips and financing documents

The law firm Cooley is putting out a new package of seed investment documents for public viewing on its “GO” microsite, the firm said today.<p>It’s a way for entrepreneurs and early-stage investors and business owners to access what the firm considers to be best practices for early-stage investment …

How to Determine What Your Company's Burn Rate Should Be

Use these pointers to know your risk tolerance.<p>One of the hardest decisions entrepreneurs make when they start a company and raise outside capital is figuring out what an acceptable "burn rate" is. That is, how much should your company be willing to lose in cash every month as you make investments …

4 Ways Leaders Can Lead By Example

How does a leader best become the example for change?<p>"Be the change you want to see in the world" is an often-heard quote attributed to many different people including Ghandi. However, the actual quote from Ghandi is a bit more complex: "We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the …

Leadership

25 Ways to Save $250 (or More) Monthly That Most Business Owners Are Ignoring

The fastest way to fatten the bottom line is to shrink pointless expenses.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I get it -- money is tight. So, how does saving $250 a month sound? There are tons of ways business owners can save hundreds of dollars (or more) each month. Sadly, …

Personal Finance

Make $50,000 Per Month Through Facebook Advertising With These Top Tips

Develop a strategy that can propel your business forward.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's nothing more rewarding than smashing through sales plateaus, and Facebook ads can help push your business to new heights. However, throwing money at the platform or creating …

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Google Employees Weighed In on What Makes a Highly Effective Manager (Technical Expertise Came in Last)

Is it possible to engineer the perfect boss? Google was up to the task, and found data that will forever change the keys to getting promoted.<p>Google is widely known as an advocate of data-based decision making. So, it came as no surprise when it looked to its statisticians to help decode the secret …

Employment