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The 3 Worst Things You May Be Doing When Setting Goals

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Jonathan Tzou, head of growth at Complete, co-wrote this article.</i><p>Setting a goal is simple. Just say what you plan on doing and everything else falls into place.<p>Right?<p>Wrong.<p>It turns out that some methods of setting goals are better than …

Push Past Procrastination - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

Time, or a lack of it, is one of the most common reasons people give for not being able to get “everything” done. While time can be an issue, …

6 Things You Think You Need to Start a Business--but Really Don't

You don't have to have a ton of money or even a fresh idea.<p>What does it take to start a successful business? It's not what you think. All the advice you've learned from experts, books, magazines, and websites like this one might be completely wrong.<p>At least that's the view from Brian D. Evans, and …

How to Build Credibility as a Young Entrepreneur

Any entrepreneur will tell you that startup life is not for the easily daunted. Rejection, product failures, and isolation are just a few of the tests that many entrepreneurs are put through on a routine basis. Add youth and inexperience to the list of things working against you—and you can see how …

How To Achieve Success Bigger Than You Are

<i>If you want it done right, you’ve got to do it yourself.</i> That’s why entrepreneurs struggle with delegating important responsibilities — too much is at stake, especially when starting something new. There is no room for error. Nonetheless, a resilient, mature organization incorporates many talents …

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan.<p>How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington State University created an infographic that provides 10 guidelines to help …

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How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1, 2009, digital<p>Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by …

Job hunting in the selfie era

After a year of talking to big recruiters, Emilie Cushman knows what they're up against. "You're recruiting thousands of students, or at least getting spammed with thousands of applications. The applicants all look exactly the same because they're all coming out of school," Cushman says. "And …

Carrick on money: Advice for the children of aging parents

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>Advice for the children of aging parents</b><br>As Patrick Quirke's parents got older and frailer, he found himself increasingly spending time and money looking after …

The Power of Thought : World's First Thought-Controlled Helicopter !!!

A team of neuroscience researchers performed the first flight of a mind-controlled helicopter. Using only their thoughts, they managed to fly and …

Rob Carrick's ultimate investing guide for Gen Y

The more money you have, the more attention you get from the investing industry.<p>Young investors are pretty much invisible to Bay Street, then. Bank branches will sell mutual funds to anyone with a pulse and $500 to spend, and investment advisers will often take their clients' kids on as a courtesy. …

Building Markets: Meet The Start-Up Bringing Investors To The Fastest-Growing Economies in the World

Social Entrepreneur Scott Gilmore, 42, who became frustrated with his job at the United Nations, decided to focus on entrepreneurship instead of aid as a sustainable poverty solution.<p><b>Mission:</b> Building Markets finds and verifies local businesses in six developing countries, including Liberia, and …

Don’t Start a Company with Your Business School Pals

If you’re thinking about co-founding a company with your B-school buddy, break it off right now.<p>This is the “Cool Kids Start Companies” syndrome. But for every Warby Parker or Rent the Runway, there are hundreds more that quietly combust in the background without fanfare or notice. And as I’ve …

Need cash and a career? Be a ‘micro entrepreneur’

Like many young people, Sara Aly found herself grappling with unemployment last spring after graduating with an advanced diploma in human resources from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont.<p>"After you graduate it takes a while to find a job, and in the process – it happens to everybody – you get …

King Tut’s mysterious death finally solved, film says

Archeologists think they have solved a number of mysteries surrounding the Egyptian boy pharaoh Tutankhamen, including the longstanding questions of …

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Five smart ways to reduce your tax burden as year-end looms

The world of social media has given tax authorities a new method of identifying tax cheaters. Consider the example of Florida resident Rashia Wilson, who was caught by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for tax fraud. According to Forbes, Ms. Wilson wrote a Facebook post that read: "I'm Rashia, the …

What Gets Measured in Education

The world over, the performance of colleges is under fire. It’s about time that happened, but there should also be serious concerns about the new report cards that are being fashioned for tertiary educational institutions.<p>The Obama Administration in the U.S., for instance, plans to create a new …

Freedom 42: My retirement math was wrong | The Star

Over the past two years the Toronto Star has followed my early retirement journey, which started as a dream to retire when I was 45. I’ve been …

Why you should pitch your business with Excel, not PowerPoint

For the founder who trembles at the thought of pitching to investors, a new workshop from Montreal-based FounderFuel and Real Ventures may help.<p>Their approach to the pitch is straightforward and sensible, but they don't play down the number of hours it takes to craft, refine and deliver it. Any …

Where Canada's next billion-dollar idea is being hatched

At the cafés in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I live, you get used to seeing older men dressed in business-casual taking meetings with younger men dressed in casual-casual. At one time, these younger men would have been seeking something—preferment, a reference, a job—from the elder. But as …

Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …

The No. 1 rule for good business writing? Get to the point

Ever waded through page after page of a business document until your eyes glazed over, but you couldn't figure out the point of it?<p>Yup, we've all been there, and probably done that.<p>None of us likes to spend time reading uninteresting or irrelevant content. So if we don't want to bore or annoy our …

Articles about modern high rise town house tel aviv on Dwell.com - Dwell

Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to...<p>How a Bay Area architect who toggles his time between the coasts found his home away from home in a modern Manhattan high-rise.<p>With their light, white house that owes …

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Fifteen basic tech skills all entrepreneurs should have

<b>1. Know how to wireframe.</b> Being able to wireframe a page is an incredible important skill for technology development. It's critical for being able to properly and ideally communicate with your technical and product teams. While not a coding skill per se, it requires understanding how sites or apps …

2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winners

The Marvin Windows and Doors’ Architect’s Challenge winners have been announced and this year, there are some really beautiful winning modern houses. …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week on Dwell.com - Dwell

From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from the week with these abodes from around the world.<p>John Pawson's minimal home and an experimental residence by …

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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …