Joshua Guerra Chahud

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Embracing Failure: Lessons From History's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>In the Middle East, failure is a taboo subject. We don’t like to talk about the startups that have failed, or the people that have sacrificed every …

Motivation

The best music to listen to for optimal productivity, according to science

Luckily, music can help put us back on a more productive track.<p>Studies out of the University of Birmingham, England, show that music is effective in raising efficiency in repetitive work — so if you're mindlessly checking email or filling out a spreadsheet, adding some tunes will make your task go …

University of Pennsylvania

The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

Economics

Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many of the devicIes that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.<p>It's a tough world to keep up in.<p>Concerned about what they argue is a lack of funding and appreciation in the US for …

University of Washington

To Increase Your Productivity up to 200 Percent, Ask These 3 Questions | Inc.com

As I continue my personal transformation via Tony Robbins, I'm totally digging his Time of Your Life Rapid Planning Method. There are several themes from this work that I would like to share with you, my fellow entrepreneurs. These ideas are simple, powerful, and can increase your productivity …

Self-improvement

3 ways Warren Buffett wants you to think bigger

Adam Xavier, cofounder and CEO of motorcycle security company RoadLok, is one such entrepreneur. RoadLok's flagship product is a bike "immobilizer" that locks wheels in place, making it harder for motorcycles to be stolen. The device also acts as a safer alternative to wheel lock systems that can …

Auto Insurance

You don’t need a business plan

<i>[This post is based on an excerpt from Dan Shapiro’s new book</i> Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook<i>, just released as an ebook and due out in hard copy June 1 from O’Reilly Media.]</i><p>You’re ready to meet with VCs. You’ve created a slide deck, honed your pitch, and mastered your numbers. But what about a …

The Pros And Cons Of Globalization

A story in the Washington Post said “20 years ago globalization was pitched as a strategy that would raise all boats in poor and rich countries alike. In the U.S. and Europe consumers would have their pick of inexpensive items made by people thousands of miles away whose pay was much lower than …

Economics
Small Business

How Slavery Gave Capitalism Its Start

Capitalism in the U.S. owes much of its start to slavery, which in turn owed much of its success to government handouts.<p>Perhaps the most durable myth …

5 Habits of Money-Savvy Twentysomethings

Even when you're in your 20s, burdened with student-loan debt and earning an entry-level salary, it's still possible to make savvy financial decisions that will positively affect the rest of your life. Katie Kiihnl, an associate with Atlanta-based law firm Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle, is proof.<p>As …

Tips to Properly Price Your Product or Service

You have successfully developed a great product or service, and now you need to figure out how to price it. This scenario might sound familiar, in part because so many CEOs have been there. When Varsity Tutors first launched, for example, we too had to determine the proper price points to deliver …

Product Management

'The Art of War' in 8 charts

<i>The Art of War</i> may be one of the most adaptable books of the past two millennia. There's an <i>Art of War</i> for small businesses. There's an <i>Art of War</i> for dating. There's even an <i>Art of War</i> for librarians.<p>According to Jessica Hagy, author of the newest version, <i>The Art of War Visualized</i>, the book has …

Acquainted

How to Debug Your Brain and Build Better Habits

Wouldn't it be great if you could debug your brain as though it were bad code? We might not be able to reprogram ourselves, but we can use the …

When to Say No: Do a Couple Things Well Instead of Everything Poorly

Do you sometimes (or always) feel like you have too much to do and too little time to do it? Regardless of how well we manage our time, eventually we …

How to Make the Most of Your Momentum When Getting Things Done

Momentum is a key force to your productivity. It's the reason that sometimes you can work effortlessly, and at other times it feels like pulling …

Time Management

Switzerland becomes first country to sell 10-year debt at negative yield

Quantitative easing and deflation fears have pushed up bond prices to the extent that the Swiss government was able to auction 10-year debt at a negative yield<p>The Swiss government became the first ever to auction off 10-year debt at a negative yield on Wednesday, as quantitative easing and …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts | Inc.com

Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even an informal business plan.<p>But the chances are more likely that those entrepreneurs fail.<p>Will a …

Small Business

Why You Should Never Start Just One Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two types of entrepreneurs: Those who start one company and those who start lots of companies.<p>Those who start lots of companies like to describe themselves as “serial entrepreneurs,” which may or may not be slightly fatuous. …

Entrepreneurship

Can't Kick a Bad Habit? You're Doing It Wrong | Inc.com

I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, "You teach how to create habits, but that's not my problem. I'm fat!" The frustration in her voice echoed throughout the room. "My problem is stopping bad habits. That's why I'm fat. Where does that leave …

Self-improvement

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Productivity 101: A Primer to The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique can help you power through distractions, hyper-focus, and get things done in short bursts, while taking frequent breaks to …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Time Management

Germanwings Crash: Co-Pilot Was Treated For Suicidal Tendencies

<i>Updated at 10:05 a.m. ET.</i><p>Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps last week with 150 passengers on board, received treatment for suicidal tendencies for several years before he became a pilot, a German prosecutor says.<p>Christoph Kumpa, a spokesman for …

Airplanes