Jason Boyles

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Improve Your Résumé by Turning Bullet Points into Stories

You’re searching for a new job. Updating your LinkedIn profile and résumé. Describing your accomplishments in two- to three-line bullet points that start with powerful action verbs and end with quantifiable results.<p>You know the standard advice. But for the most part, recruiters aren’t calling. And …

5 Steps to Generating More Than $1 Billion in Sales Through Facebook Advertising

Here are some key marketing insights from a Facebook Advertising wizard.<p>Those developing a business plan are forced to ask themselves the same basic question over and over again: <i>who is my target customer?</i><p>This question haunts the dreams of many savvy entrepreneurs, who pore over data to better …

8 Reasons to Quit Dreaming and Start Your Company Today

Freedom to live life on your terms starting right now.<p>I had a dream that I went to a corporate picnic and I had to tell my kids to please be on their best behavior so it wouldn't limit my career. Actually, this wasn't a dream; it was a nightmare. If I had to create a title for my nightmare, it …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Commuting

7 Ways to Keep Your Focus on Execution After the Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every startup begins with an idea, but from that point forward, it’s all about execution. Founders soon learn that customers only spend real money for solutions rather than ideas. Investors have also learned not to invest in ideas but …

Entrepreneurship

The 5 Lies Prospective Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves

<i>If you want to be an entrepreneur, what's really stopping you?</i><p>Most people have wanted, or have at least considered being an entrepreneur. It's an appealing lifestyle--you get to make your own hours, hire your own people, build something new, and hopefully, reap the profits of the endeavor. …

This Tiny Glass Disc Can Store 360TB of Data For 13.8 Billion Years

Our knowledge will live on.<p>It's estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray discs' worth of data every single day - and …

Human Rights

The Best Way to Impress Smart Investors

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Leaving Corporate America for a Startup: The Best Decision I Ever Made

A few years ago, I found myself at a giant conference in New Zealand filled with hundreds of educated and well-paid people, cheering at the top of …

The Purpose Of A Brand Framework

Think about NASA. When I say NASA you might think exploration, innovation, ingenuity. NASA means something. It’s not just what NASA does that provides associations—it’s what NASA stands for, what it means. It meant something when we put a man on the moon. It meant something for people who had no …

Customers

Product Manager’s Library

Essential reading for product managers.<p>I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. ~Abraham</b> …

These Secret Netflix Codes Will Unlock Thousands Of Hidden Genres

No matter where you go in the world (as long as it’s not China), you can stream <i>BoJack Horseman</i>. Netflix is now available in most countries, 190 to be exact, including Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. But what happens when you’re sick of</i> …

Use Of MOOCs And Online Education Is Exploding: Here's Why

The folks at Class Central just released their data on the growth of online courses (MOOCs) in 2015 and the data is amazing.<p>More than 35 million people have enrolled in online courses in the last four years, and 2015 enrollments doubled from 2014. <i>(That’s equal to one out of five working</i> …

Online Education

Young & Entrepreneurial: How This Harvard Student Built a $18M Fintech Startup to Solve His Own Payments Problem

<i>This article is part of the Young & Entrepreneurial series that features young startup founders and entrepreneurs. You can see past features here. To stay up to date with future posts, sign-up here.</i><p>A lot of people say that in order to start a company, you must be knowledgeable in the space that …

Entrepreneurship

Perseverance, Traction, and the “Why” of What We Do at WorkHound

<b>Perseverance</b><p>“Success is getting up one more time than you get knocked down.”<p>It takes a lot of no’s to get to a few yes’s. Finding the innovators in a …

Let’s talk about Product Management

I spent over a decade as a product manager at a number of different companies. One thing I realized was how little we talked about the job of product …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

12 Books on Every Aspect of Launching and Running a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To expand my knowledge and skills, I read. To source inspiration for innovative ideas and to develop a better understanding of the ever-changing world that we live in, I carefully absorb information from books. Over the years, I’ve read …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Financial Ratios Every Entrepreneur Should Know

You don't truly know how well your company is doing until you delve into specific financial stats that reveal the whole picture.<p>Stories about entrepreneurs always focus on their big ideas, but building a successful business is as much about the details as it is about the central concept. Successful …

Small Business

Career Value Curves

Armed with a dual degree in Law and Finance, Jason joined the legal department of a corporate bank as a legal assistant. Thanks to his strong work ethic and self-discipline, he had done reasonably well throughout school and college. His parents had taught him the value of sincere hard work, and …

Why 'Grit' May Be Everything for Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So many things go into making a successful entrepreneur, it can be a fool’s errand to attempt to figure out what is, or is not, essential.<p>That’s because so few entrepreneurial paths overlap. Some high-achieving entrepreneurs have multiple …

Entrepreneurship

6 Incredible Entrepreneurs and Their Journeys to Success

These 6 revealing videos of Elon Musk, Angela Ahrends, Steve Jobs, Daymond John, Reid Hoffman, and Arianna Huffington will Inspire your entrepreneurial journey.<p><b>“Pessimists spend a lifetime waiting for perfection while finding imperfections in everything. Entrepreneurs commit to something imperfect</b> …

9 Best Ways to Stay (Mostly) Unruffled With Toddlers

Toddlers are experts at ruffling our feathers, but these tiny people mean no disrespect. Testing our limits (and patience) is impulsive behavior on …

Improve Your Writing to Improve Your Credibility

People jump to all kinds of conclusions about you when they read documents you have written. They decide, for instance, how smart, how creative, how well organized, how trustworthy, and how considerate you are. And once they have made up their minds, it is hard to get them to see you differently. …

Turn your smartphone into a hologram projector using everyday items

Using cheap items you may already have in your home, you can build your own 3D smartphone projector.<p>Technically, this simple DIY project doesn’t …

How to Run a Lean Product Team

A lean product team will run circles around a want to be visionary.<p>Not finding out what your customers want kills your startup. It's the single most important thing our team needs to be focusing on. And it is your job as the CEO, to lead the way in discovering how you're going to find …

The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

You, like me, probably rattle off emails quickly, all day (and sometimes all night) long. And that means the people receiving your emails are doing exactly the same thing. Whether this is good or bad for us, generally speaking, is an open question. But until we all get better at dealing with email …

Important Skills to Develop in Product Management

More segments from our conversation with Ladislav Bartos — and shedding some light onto just exactly what makes Ladislav truly <b>The Best Product Person</b> …

Product Management