Kris Hicks

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The Best Elevator Pitch: 17 Ways to Persuasively Tell Your Story

Maybe you're starting a company or managing an initiative in a large corporation.<p>Or you're promoting a product or service--or yourself.<p>Or you're formally presenting to a senior leader or hoping to grab a few minutes with venture capitalists at a conference.<p>In all these situations, you need an …

Elevator Pitches

Apple iOS 12 Has 25 Great Secret Features

Alongside the new iPhone XS (guide), iPhone XS Max (guide) and iPhone XR, Apple iOS 12 has landed. While it focuses primarily on performance and stability (with mixed success), it still hides many great secret features as well…<p>Let’s take a look 25 of the best hiding beneath the surface…<p><i>‘Great</i> …

iOS

The Big Lie About 'Excessive' CEO Pay

<b>Wages:</b> Last month a union-backed group claimed that the gap between CEO pay and average worker pay surged to 312-to-1 last year. But official …

CEOs

Meet the Shalennials: CEOs under 40 making millions in Texas Oil

John Sellers and Cody Campbell are holding court one hot August evening in the corner of an oil-themed dive bar in Midland, Texas. After flying in on …

Natural Gas

A Study Shows the Best Times of Day to Post to Social Media

U.S. companies are expected to spend more than $37 billion dollars on social media promotion annually each year by 2020, representing 24% of the economy’s total digital advertising spend. It’s an astounding number, given that the vast majority of social media managers charged with getting customers …

Social Media

Learn how to become a full-stack developer in less than 20 hours

If you want to immerse yourself in programming and thrive in tech, you don't really need to spend thousands of dollars on a degree. The Become A …

PHP

How Faking Videos Became Easy and Why That's So Scary

A minute-long video of Barack Obama has been seen more than 4.8 million times since April. It shows the former U.S. president seated, with the …

Jordan Peele

Incredible round-the-world cruises (that are still cheaper than renting a flat in London)

World cruise. Repeat: world cruise. Sounds exotic, right? At a time when many of us take frequent city breaks, when we no longer need the excuse of a honeymoon to visit the Maldives, and our holiday wish lists are effortlessly ticked, it is increasingly hard to find that little bit of “wow!” that …

San Francisco

Are Remote Workers More Productive Than In-Office Workers?

The productivity of remote workers has been in debate for longer than remote work became popular. In fact, the phrase “phoning it in,” is often used to accuse someone of an insincere or insufficient effort, and evolved in reference to workers transmitting messages by telephone, rather than in …

The Workplace

London's Best Chocolate Shops

London’s chocolate shops are world-class now. Even chocolate walking tours have become big business here. But this hasn't always been the case: …

12 of the Most Brilliant Storage Ideas for Small Kitchens

In a teeny-tiny kitchen, you've got to be smart when it comes to storage in order to find room for all of the tools you need to make dinner. …

Storage Ideas

10 Super Gut-Soothing Foods This Nutritionist Eats

A balanced gut microbiome is essential for optimal digestion, absorption of nutrients, and elimination. It also supports a healthy inflammatory …

Wellness

Working Remotely Can Be the Best Thing You've Ever Done for Your Health--If You Follow These 5 Tips | Inc.com

Working from home, from a health perspective, can be the biggest blessing or a total curse. On one hand, it creates tremendous potential for healthier meals, more exercise, and a better work-life balance. On the other hand, many remote workers feel chained to their home offices. Instead of using …

Productivity

33 Things That'll Make You Productive No Matter How Lazy You Feel

Because when you're productive, the day goes faster...which means you'll be back in your bed before you know it.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate</b> …

Shopping

10 Venture Capital Investors That Every Entrepreneur Should Be Pitching Right Now

The most important factor in a successful funding round and a prosperous investor relationship is knowing who to present your pitch deck to and when. In this regard, I recently covered the pitch deck template that was created by Silicon Valley legend and VC, Peter Thiel (see it here), where the …

Venture Capital

Seven Ways To Spot A Bully

Bullies have always been around. From schoolyard brutes to world leaders, they are unfortunately a fact of life. However, there is an increasing amount of research available to detect and deal with these dominant, self-focused types. In his new book, <i>Negotiating with a Bully: Take Charge and Turn</i> …

The 10 most important iPhone apps of all time

(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)<p>It took Apple a year after launching the original iPhone before it opened the App Store--and almost overnight it transformed a user-friendly-but-not-very-useful device into one of the great software platforms in history.<p>The App Store changed the way people get software, …

Term Sheet: Here Is Everything Entrepreneurs Must Know When Fundraising

As described in my book <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising</i>, term sheets can be really scary for new start-up founders. More than anything, it’s the fear of the unknown, or of making a mistake that founders may regret later, as the business grows. Term sheets are important, and can be complex, but they …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Know What Emotional Intelligence Is All About? We Can Sum It up in a Single Sentence

References to this concept are everywhere, but what does it really mean? Here's a simple, practical definition.<p>Nowadays, you find references to emotional intelligence everywhere, along with advice as to how sharpening your "EQ" (emotional quotient) can dramatically increase your chances of …

How to Drill Down Into Your Buyer Personas to Create Hyper-Targeted Content

Sometimes you intend to have your product appeal to one group; but then another group you hadn't expected loves it, too. Time to add to those buyer personas.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When my team and I built the corporate email look-up service Voila Norbert, we …

The World's Largest Oil & Gas Companies 2018: Royal Dutch Shell Surpasses Exxon As Top Dog

Royal Dutch Shell took the top spot among oil and gas companies on the <i>Forbes</i> Global 2000′s list of the biggest and most powerful public companies, surpassing last year’s leader Exxon Mobil Corp.<p>The Anglo-Dutch oil and gas giant ranked 11th among all companies on the list, up from 20th the previous …

Oil

Apple iOS 12 Features: What Will Be Included In The Update?

At the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, Apple announced updates for iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. This year, Apple revealed iOS 12 as the successor to last year’s iOS 11. iOS 12 seems to emphasize performance improvements for Apple’s devices rather than introducing …

Five Rules Entrepreneurs Should Follow To Achieve Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>As an ambitious entrepreneur, you want to see your business growing, whilst at a personal level it is essential to continually evolve. Still, there …

Bill's Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

"This is the BEST I have ever tasted, but not for the fat conscious."<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup sour cream<p>1 1/3 cups mayonnaise<p>1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce<p>…

How much the average person in 40 different countries takes home after taxes

The salary you negotiate isn't the amount you end up receiving in your paychecks. The primary reason: taxes.<p>It is well known that every country has a different corporate tax rate, but each one also has different tax rates for individuals. CapRelo published a study on tax rates and take home …

This Study Reveals Why Leaders Derail

There’s nothing worse than having the right person in the wrong role. I saw this problem often in the military: operators who were promoted to the next level only to become slugs on a wheel. They were great individual contributors, but not so great team leaders.<p>I see the same phenomena occur in …

Schadenfreude

Inside the World’s Most Elite (and Secret) Traders’ Club

In an industry where power and influence are measured in dollars and cents, this may be the most exclusive club in finance: The price of admission is …

Shell profit soars on higher oil prices, cash flow disappoints

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell reported on Thursday a 42 percent rise in first-quarter profit to its highest in more than three years on stronger oil prices and production, but its shares fell as the oil major’s cash flow missed forecasts.<p>Expectations are high for Shell to continue generating …

Rent a Mercedes for just £1 - the new scheme that's offering drivers incredible bargains with just one condition

There aren’t many things you can get these days for £1.<p>Even budget stores that base their whole selling point on flogging stock for £1 have had to …

Trello adds a handy news feed and vastly improved notifications

Trello is easily one of the most popular project management tools around. The Atlassian-owned app lets you break projects up into smaller tasks, assign responsibility and due-dates, and set priorities in a Kanban-style interface.<p>Now, it’s getting perhaps the biggest overhaul since the site was …