Karena Belin

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Motivation, Inspirational and Motivational

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Nepal earthquake expected, but infrastructure not ready

<b>(CNN) —</b> Saturday's deadly earthquake in Nepal was the "big one" experts have been expecting, based on the region's history and geology.<p>The magnitude-7.8 earthquake centered less than 50 miles from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, toppled homes and historic buildings, and killed more than 2,500 …

Hong Kong FinTech Startups To Watch

In the past month alone, Hong Kong has been hit with interesting FinTech news – with Bitcoin ATMs launching within hours of each other and investment …

How Sleep Deprivation Drives The High Failure Rates of Tech Startups

I work in my sleep now. I fall asleep most nights writing and rewriting opening lines and first paragraphs in my head. And every morning before I wake, I am somehow still writing sentences in my head, twisted into my sheets while comparing arguments and searching for counter-arguments that could …

5 Must-Have Skills of Intrapreneurs Inside Their Grown-Up Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people are hardwired with an entrepreneurial spirit, while others cultivate it over time. We all work diligently to nurture the skills and passion necessary to shoulder the risks of reimagining existing processes or bringing some …

What 10 things should you do every *week* to improve your life?

There are a number of other things research says we can do to make life better but we don’t need to do them every day:<p><b>1) Create new good habits, kill</b> …

Improve Your Life: 10 Things You Should Do Every Day

<b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Offer Your New Hires Training, Not Free Doughnuts

A recent survey finds that new employees aren't impressed by perks like free food and gym memberships, but care a lot about orientation programs, useful feedback, and opportunities to contribute quickly.<p>You might be taking the wrong tack when you're trying to sell your company to potential …

Employee Engagement

10 Skills You Need to Be the Next Great Entrepreneur

Every successful entrepreneur had to learn how to be a great manager along the line. These are the attributes that will earn you the chance to become management material.<p>If you're not deemed management material, you never get your shot at the big-time. Period. You never get the chance to learn or …

Leadership

15 Worst Excuses Not to Be an Entrepreneur

Think you don't have enough time? Nice try. Here are the most common reasons people don't take the plunge--and why they don't hold up.<p>It's likely that one of your excuses is that you don't have enough time--so let's get right to it:<p><b>1. I'm too scared.</b><p>Join the club. Every entrepreneur is scared.<p>So …

Every Startup Should Focus on These 4 Things

Take a note from this fast-growing startup and focus on the things that will make the biggest impact in your first few years of business.<p>If you want to change the world, your startup has to grow fast. So why not look into the growth strategy tips of a pair of Stanford MBAs whose startup has …

10 Rules To Build A Wildly Successful Business

Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff built Honest Tea from scratch into a $100 million enterprise.<p>In my recent article on Forbes, you get a few lessons and a compelling story of their journey.<p>But wait, because there’s one more thing. In fact, 10 more.<p>Goldman and Nalebuff share 10 must-follow rules on …

Why Are You Still Skeptical That Pinterest Can Work For You? - Copyblogger

Pinterest may bug you.<p>What with all the images of Italian sunsets and glamour pics of Ryan Gosling.<p>But so what?<p>Pinterest, with its 70 million users, …

Is being an entrepreneur a nightmare?

<b>Becoming an entrepreneur is a daydream for millions of people.</b><p>After all, starting your own company is an opportunity to become your own boss, chart your own destiny, and maybe make a fortune.<p>But is the reality always rosy, even if your business flourishes?<p>Here 10 successful entrepreneurs talk about …

How to Grow Without Losing What Makes You Great

Author Robert Sutton offers lessons from Starbucks, In-N-Out, Intuit, Facebook, and more on the delicate art of scaling a business.<p>"Do you smell anything?"<p>Robert Sutton sets his cappuccino on the table and thoughtfully inhales. I follow suit.<p>"I don't get much of an aroma in this one," says Sutton. …

5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn to Code

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the typical startup environment, small teams with a broad and complementary skill set come together to build a company. There are dozens of skills an entrepreneur must possess -- from accounting and managing a profit and loss statement …

Investment Bank Defectors Fuel Startup Scene in Hong Kong

On the fringes of Hong Kong’s Central financial district, 11 stories above the warren of streets stocked with Chinese medicine, shark fins and hairy …

5 Ways to Keep Unemployment From Plaguing Your Job Search

Some job seekers have been told that being unemployed will land their application in the trash. While a significant gap in your resume may raise some …

7 Early Stage Startups to Watch in 2014

Watching the skies, keeping our ears to the ground – paying attention to the newest, most exciting startups is a pretty big part of what we do here at The Next Web.<p>But now and again, we like to collaborate with other companies that share our focus. So, we teamed up with Beta List – a site that …

Best Reason to Have a Belly Laugh at Work

Laughter has been called the best medicine. Turns out, it's also a good productivity enhancer and business booster.<p>There's no shortage of tools and tactics available that supposedly to boost productivity in the workplace. But there's an often overlooked (and free) resource that can also prove to be …

Emotional Intelligence

HOW TO: Sign Up Users Even Before You Launch Your Startup

<i>Shane Snow is a Mashable contributor and co-founder of Contently.com, an “agile publishing” platform for brands and professional bloggers.</i><p>In April, …

How to Reinvent Your Career

There are so many reasons why you may need to reinvent your career. Maybe you’re looking to reenter the workforce after staying home raising your …

20 Twitter Resources for Job Hunters

Social media is becoming an increasingly viable hiring tool for major companies. LinkedIn may be the most obvious digital platform for job seekers, …

Top 5 Reasons People Love Their Jobs and How You Can Love Yours, Too

It’s pretty easy to guess why 40% of employees are not engaged at work. And in your own life, you’re either in the same boat or have heard the …

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Want to Work for a Startup? Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

“The ‘ideal’ startup hire should be one of two things: 1) a continuous learner, who understands that there’s no way any one person can know …

Confessions From Working Moms With Adult Kids: It Worked!

Applause broke out in the crowded classroom at Fudan University, Shanghai. We had just completed our panel advising young women MBA students on how to get ahead and thrive in business.<p>The floor opened up for questions. The first one out of the gate was not directed to me or one of the other …

Twitter is the new LinkedIn? 500K jobs posted monthly, will reach 2M/month in 2014

Fifteen new jobs are posted to Twitter every single minute, according to a new study by social recruiting company Gozaik, and that that number has grown by 32 percent in just the last six months.<p>That growth rate, Gozaik cofounder Joe Budzienski says, will make Twitter the “dominant channel” for …