Jon Ocklind

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How to Impress Anyone in 30 Seconds or Less

Few things in life will help you more than knowing how to make an immediate great impression. Make note of these impressive habits.<p>Some experts estimate that 85 percent of your financial success comes not from your skills or knowledge but from your ability to connect with other people and engender …

7 ways to retrain your brain so you are more productive

Evolution is a slow process. In the timeline of our species, we’re not far removed from our days of living in small clan groups, hunting and …

Understanding Cash Flow Is Critical

The real poverty of typical families is found neither in their low income nor in costly essential expenses but rather in not understanding their own cash flow.<p>Regardless of income level, overspending causes poverty. Saving and budgeting produces wealth.<p>A person may be making millions and live on a …

Meet the 27-year-old inventor backed by Bill Gates and Peter Thiel

Scientist Danielle Fong, 27, has been running her company LightSail Energy for six years and has yet to bring a product to market. In fairness, she …

Depression, the secret we share

"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." In a talk equal …

The 4 Habits You Need to Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful people in this world maintain and master good habits. They realize what they do on a daily basis and where they direct their energy deeply matters when it comes to reaching their goals.<p>The habits you have picked up …

Self-improvement

Why Multi-Tasking Is Worse Than Marijuana For Your IQ

What makes you more stupid – smoking marijuana, emailing while talking on the phone or losing a night’s sleep?<p>Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry at the University of London studied 1,100 workers at a British company and found that multitasking with electronic media caused a greater decrease …

How to Build New Habits: This is Your Strategy Guide

According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day. 1 Understanding how to build new …

Will Power

Gates’s and Buffett’s favorite business book is out of print

Not long after I first met Warren Buffett back in 1991, I asked him to recommend his favorite book about business. He didn’t miss a beat: “It’s …

Warren Buffett’s Best Money Advice

Warren Buffett is a hugely successful investor, and his tips for investing are surprisingly accessible. Most of his methods are simple, …

It’s not the Baja Bug, but it is a Dune Beetle

Slide 1 of 12<p>The Volkswagen Beetle Dune is a high-riding version of the new Beetle, a toughened-up two-door hatchback now under development and …

An Introvert's Guide to Networking

<i>Andrea Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Once I was making oatmeal in the microwave in my dorm and two of my other flatmates came in…<p>I never cooked …

Working from home

I’ve been working from home full-time for more than seven years, and running my own business for the same amount of time. Many of us at least have …

15 Things Highly Focused People Don’t Do

Focus is key to success and happiness in life. Highly focused people are mindful. They don’t do many things that many of us are prone to do.

When The Sun Comes Out, This Synthetic Cloud Self-Inflates

The shape of the umbrella was also inspired by nature. “The power of solar energy inspired us to design this synthetic cloud,” Widdershoven says. The form is aerodynamic, so the umbrella won’t blow over in strong winds, and the fabric is waterproof, so it can last as long as possible.

How I Learned to Stop Procrastinating, & Love Letting Go

‘People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.’ <b>~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>The end …

Becoming Antifragile: Beyond "Sissy" Resilience | The Art of Manliness

What’s the opposite of a person or organization that’s fragile?<p>If you ask most people this question, they’ll likely say “robust” or “resilient.” But …

365 Ways To Get Rich

<b>From the Forbes 2014 Investment Guide, wealth building tips to last you through the year. (For more detailed advice, click on the link in each tip.)</b><p>#1<br>Sir John Templeton: “Invest at the point of maximum pessimism.”<p>#2<br>Don’t mistake a low P/E ratio for a value stock.<p>#3 <br>Benjamin Graham: “Patience is the …

40 Years of Fossil Fuel Consequences

SOL-Brene Brown