John Michael Chacko

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5 Steps Toward Building Influence as a Great Thought Leader

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you have something to say about a topic you are well versed in? If so, you could become an influential thought leader in your field of expertise.<p>Thought leaders are CEOs, businesspeople, entrepreneurs and other individuals …

Leadership

5 Tips for Writing Faster and Better

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur doesn’t absolve you from having to write. Most small-business owners have a lot of writing to do. Whether it’s composing great content for social media, blog posts, books or client presentations, writing …

Writing

10 Truths About Self-Publishing for Entrepreneurs With a Book Idea

Research shows that 81 percent of people say they have at least one book in them, according to the New York Times. As an entrepreneur, a book is a great way to establish your authority in your industry.<p>It’s estimated that Amazon has earned $5.25 billion from eBooks so far this year, according to …

Writing

Full Week Hardcore Workout Plan

Firstly let me start off bytelling you this. If you want to workout, get big, stronger, or just morehealthy understand this: It is a long road to …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Cooking

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

TD Bank’s Automated Thanking Machine touched people’s lives

TD Canada had an idea. It wanted to demonstrated the power of gratitude and thank its loyal customers in the most unforgettable way ever. And so they …

TD Bank

Perfect Push Ups Workout Guide: 35+ Exercises | The Art of Manliness

The humble push-up. Used by militaries all over the world to get their soldiers in fighting condition and middle school P.E. teachers to punish punk …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

5 min read<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, especially in the cutthroat startup race, where half of …

Motivation

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Creativity

A Mobile Health Care Marketplace That Curates The Best Technologies

Quantified Care will offer mobile health devices and advice for doctors and patients.<p>To give someone a decent medical exam these days, all you need is a smartphone and a few hundred dollars. The standard equipment–electrocardiogram, otoscope, blood pressure monitor, and so on–is all available as …

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

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6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe

10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success in the gym, as with most things in life, comes down to mastering the basics.<p>With that in mind, here are 6 exercise tips, weightlifting basics, and training essentials that nobody wants to believe, but everyone should …

Self-improvement

How To Get The Best Deal On A New Car Without Being Taken For A Ride

While the Internet has certainly made the task of buying a new car or truck easier, the process is still pockmarked with pitfalls that can trip up even the savviest shoppers. As we’re smack in the middle of the summer car-buying season, it’s a good time to review our time-tested 10-step program for …

Writing a Novel: Even Making It Up Requires Research

You don’t research a novel, you research a world, and you better get it right, because today’s readers demand that even fiction writers be reliable …

3 Tools Your Startup Needs to Raise More Money

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The old saying, it takes money to make money, is especially true when it comes to technology startups. But I’d follow that up with a saying of my own: Taking money is a pain in the butt. Fundraising is simply tedious. It takes …

Venture Capital

Whatever You Do, Do NOT Screw Up an Intro

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I am a firm believer that the right intro can change your life. At AlleyNYC, one of my biggest value-adds is introducing the right people. However, one of my greatest pet peeves is when people screw that intro up. Here are the …

Entrepreneurship

Develop the Body Language of a Leader With These 5 Exercises

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Speech is habit, and through Vocal Awareness you will learn how to move from unconscious behavior to conscious behavior in every encounter so that you are always in charge of how you want to be known.<p>Our body language speaks …

Body Language

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8 Hot Startups That Want to Hire You

With ping pong tables and in-office kegs becoming increasingly synonymous with startup life, it's no wonder that recent graduates and seasoned job …

MIT iPhone App Makes You Intimate With A Stranger

Over 20 days, MIT’s new app gives you a peek into someone’s life. Caveat: You never speak.<p>20 Day Stranger, an iPhone app by MIT Media Lab’s Playful Systems group, wants to burst the sociographic bubble of our “friend” network.<p>Our social media world, after all, is highly curated–it’s filled with …

Stereotypes

PlayStation 4’s best 4 games for now; 4 for later

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is, so far, the leader in the gaming industry, thanks in large part to its outstanding design, affordable price tag, and appeal …

Seeing red? The mind-bending power of colour

One person sees a blue and black dress, another a white and gold one. Why? Once dismissed as hippyish, the science of colour is finally being taken seriously<p>If you give the patient one pill, he perks up. If you give him another pill, he calms down. That might not surprise you. What might, though, …

5 Must-Track Metrics to Keep Your Startup Alive

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your startup survives on very precarious ground. The resources it needs to survive and grow are in much shorter supply than your ambitions.<p>And if you’re a visionary entrepreneur, there’s a real danger that your passion for …

Customers

Mathematicians Create App To Beat Jet Lag

The solution is simpler than previously thought<p>How can you get over jet lag? There are hundreds of suggestions, but few of them have been rigorously tested. So some mathematicians from the University of Michigan created an app that can help you, which relies on new mathematical models and the …

Tips For a Weekend Road Trip | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jeff More.</i><p>Have you ever found yourself on a Wednesday afternoon at work wishing you could be camped out in …

40+ Passive Income Ideas and Ways to Make Extra Money

Do you want to earn $100, $1000 — or even more — on the side? You can start earning extra income today with the help of this list of ideas I’ve put …

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: America’s Anchors

I thought Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert might be a little nervous to meet with me. I was the real news commentator, after all, and they were the …

Comedy