Harout

28 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | @Harout5jba | Keep up with Harout on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Harout”

Can Your Financial Advisors, Attorneys & Accountants Build You A Unified Retirement Income Plan?

As you plan for retirement, you might find yourself with a whole army of advisors handling different aspects of your life, finances, and future. But are your attorneys, accountants, financial planners, investment brokers, money managers, insurance agents, and retirement advisors all on the same …

Why You Need to Ditch Lead Generation and Embrace Pipeline Marketing

Pipeline marketing is the next evolution of lead generation that focuses on connecting marketing and sales data to enable decision making based on …

Marketing

PwC suggests a check to see if you're an 'accidental American'

A leading accounting firm is taking the unusual step of urging Canadians to double-check their citizenship status, warning there may still be thousands of accidental Americans in Canada oblivious to their U.S. tax obligations.<p>PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP plans to issue an alert on the subject …

The 8 Myths About Emotions That Are Holding Us Back

As a society, we don’t talk much about emotions. Conversations tend to focus more on what we’re doing or what we’re thinking. In fact, most people find it easier to start sentences with, “I think…” instead of “I feel…” simply because it feels less awkward.<p>Most of us are never educated about …

Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

We all know the story. A team creates a groundbreaking new innovation only to see it mired in internal debates. When it is eventually launched in the market, there is an initial flurry of sales to early adopters, but then sales cycles become sluggish. Pilot customers are enthusiastic, but broader …

Leadership

CEO talks about leadership lessons from the rise and fall of Blackberry<p>CEO talks about leadership lessons from the rise and fall of Blackberry<p>Also, …

Leadership

Podium Power: 7 Steps To A Rock Solid Speech

Public speaking is often cited as the number one most common fear, even before death itself.<p>For some of us, high on the list of fears is the dread of listening to a speech that bores, patronizes, or otherwise wastes our time.<p>Whether your next speech is before the local school group or the United …

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 50-30-20 Rule Could Finally Fix Your Budget

So many things can distract you from achieving your goals — especially goals centered around saving money. Conflicting objectives like traveling more …

How to Write a Killer Sales Email

Customers are more likely to respond to emails that are short and sweet and get right to the point.<p>Most sales emails have a response rate of around 1 percent. In other words, if you send out an email to 100 potential customers, only one will get back to you. Let me explain how to write sales emails …

An Introduction to Data-Driven Decisions for Managers Who Don’t Like Math

Not a week goes by without us publishing something here at HBR about the value of data in business. Big data, small data, internal, external, experimental, observational — everywhere we look, information is being captured, quantified, and used to make business decisions.<p>Not everyone needs to become …

Those with the highest IQs grow up in the country and move to the city

There are obvious economic reasons why people move some places and not others: Maybe they want a higher-paying job, or maybe a lower rent or mortgage. There might be personality factors involved, too, hence American stereotypes about friendly Midwesterners or irritable Northeasterners. But what …

Demographics

Both Google co-founders reveal beliefs on rent, privacy, taxes, law, & future tech (in 7 quotes)

It’s rare to get one Google co-founder to speak publicly, let alone both at the same time. But noted venture capitalist and longtime friend Vinod Khosla managed to get both Google co-founders to reveal their thoughts on everything from novel government policies to the future of technology.<p>Here is …

5 reasons why U.S. economy is world beater

WASHINGTON (AP) — How does the U.S. economy do it?<p>Europe is floundering. China faces slower growth. Japan is struggling to sustain tentative gains.<p>Yet the U.S. job market is humming, and the pace of economic growth is steadily rising. Five full years after a devastating recession officially ended, …

How Apple and Microsoft Can Dominate The Next Big Thing

Down the coast in Cupertino, Calif., <b>Apple</b> (AAPL) is reported to introduce a smartwatch/wrist device, this fall, which may effortlessly connect to iOS …

4 Ways to Tie Events Into Your Content Marketing Plan

As a content marketer, you know better than anyone the perpetual cycle that forms your working day. Research, content creation, distribution, …

5 Bizarre Ways to Appear Smarter, Based on Science

Want to come across as brainy? Research offers several surprising suggestions.<p>Look around you and it's clear that geeks are in ascendance. The tech industry, with it's army of engineers and eggheads, is the most dynamic and chattered about sector around, so-called "quants" are the new media …

9 Things Really Productive People Refuse to Do

Being more productive isn't just about what you do--it's also about what you don't.<p>If you want to be more productive, don't start by taking on new habits and routines. Instead, do less. The most productive people know how to stay focused and how to say no--but most importantly, they know how to …

If This Guy Made $1M Wearing T-shirts and Selling his Name, What's Holding You Back?

If this guy can make over $1,000,000 wearing t-shirts, selling his last name, and writing a book, what's holding you back?<p>Jason SurfrApp (formerly Jason Headsetsdotcom and Jason Sadler) has been dubbed "the king of sponsorships." He's had everything sponsored from his t-shirt, his last name, a …

Why Is Yahoo Sinking Millions of Dollars Into Saving Community?

Yesterday’s news that <i>Community</i> has been saved (again) was obviously a wonderful surprise for the show’s small army of loyalists. But the announcement …

5 Steps to Building Quality LinkedIn Connections

Shares 3K<p>Are you trying to find quality leads for your business on LinkedIn?<p>Are you rising above the noise with quality engagement?<p>Using your …

4 Misconceptions about Dow Theory

• Posted by <b>DynamicHedge</b><br>• on July 3rd, 2014<p>Dow Theory is well known by most market technicians. Like most investing frameworks, people tend to cherry pick …

Burj Galactica

The Content Marketing Revolution

We are, at present, in the midst of a historic transformation for brands and companies everywhere — and it centers on content.<p>Nine out of ten organizations are now marketing with content – that is, going beyond the traditional sales pitches and instead enhancing brands by publishing (or passing …

7 Excellent Ways To Start A Presentation

When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience's attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc., and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."<p>If you waste those …

Public Speaking

How to Start a Business While Working a Full-Time Job

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt.com. His new book, Creativity For Sale, is an in-depth look at how to turn passion into profit.</i><p>The American dream used to be getting a secure job, working from 9-5, and retiring. For most of us, especially people born in the 80s and 90s, this is the …

Why Consultants Should Be Accountable For Results, Not Recommendations

When I recently asked a group of MBA students to define what it meant to them to be a consultant, they quickly rattled off phrases such as “trusted advisor,” “problem-solver,” “objective third party,” and “subject matter expert.” What was interesting was that none of their definitions mentioned the …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Productivity