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4 Powerful Cognitive Biases That Could Transform Your Marketing

Use these tips to take advantage of people's biases to make more sales.<p>One of the most influential forces in marketing is the power of <i>psychology.</i><p>In recent years, neuroscience has changed the way in which we view marketing, approach customers, and run our businesses. A deeper understanding of the …

12 ways successful people boost their productivity

I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published …

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Become Truly Great

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lewis Howes has interviewed hundreds of top professionals for his podcast. In his new book, <i>The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy</i>, he’s distilled their insights into a roadmap for …

9 Phrases Smart People Never Use In Conversation

We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when you’ve planted your foot firmly into your mouth.<p>Verbal slip-ups often occur because we say things without knowledge of the subtle …

5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Get Your Boss to Love You

There are ways to make your boss act positively toward you. They are subtle.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Everyone's career is at the mercy of someone.<p>For many, the obstacle, the oracle, and receptacle of all that you hope for …

These 7 Daily Habits Will Make You Super Productive

These 7 daily habits have gotten a ton more productivity out of me, and increased my satisfaction.<p>I am just like you. I struggle with an abundance of tasks that I want to accomplish yet never get close to completing. But over the past year, things changed dramatically as I developed seven daily …

4 Success Secrets of Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Completely boost your success<p>While a bit of luck and maybe some prayer to the deity of your choice can't hurt, the most successful entrepreneurs have common traits that separate them from the wannabes.<p>There's no microwave-ready recipe for success, so these aren't five-minute fixes. But if you take …

12 Hackneyed Phrases to Delete From Your Emails

Most companies use email to contact potential customers. If those emails contain these trite phrases, they're less likely to get a response.<p>Despite the attention given to social media, most business communication takes place via email. There are three reasons why email dominates and will continue …

6 Things First-Time Entrepreneurs Need to Do Next

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So, you had a great idea that you managed to turn into a business. You have a few partners-in-crime, your product has launched and maybe you even raised some money. But now what?<p>If you are starting your first business, you may feel a …

8 Healthy Eating Rules That NFL Players Live By

Guys who play football for a living have realized what they put into their bodies drastically impacts their performance on the field. The days of …

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Secret bank accounts, income inequality—and why Luxembourg matters

Gabriel Zucman is on a mission.<p>The 28-year-old French economist, currently at the University of California, Berkeley, has built his career remarkably quickly, and in the process has made a place for himself among the most influential economists working today.<p>Zucman decided, in part, to pursue a …

Flip It Good — 10 Ways to Use Flipboard to Promote Your Business

I’ve mentioned it before: I love Flipboard. (And no, I don’t work for them.) It’s a little app that gives me a sleek interface to view all the articles, pictures, and links that I gather from around the web. Sure, it won’t replace the efficiency of a good RSS reader — and if you find one, I want to …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy …

Get To The Point: The Four-Sentence Email

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>We live in a world where everybody is rushed and pressed for time. People are on the clock, and they want to get things done as quickly as possible. …

5 Ways to Make an Amazing First Impression With Potential Clients

Use these research-backed tips to make the best first impression in a new business relationship.<p>The first impression someone has of you can make or break the rest of the relationship.<p>In fact, studies have shown that people begin to judge others 1/10 of a second after meeting them. This reaction is …

8 of the Biggest Business Mistakes in History

Your worst mistakes probably don't come close to these gigantic goof-ups.<p>It's a fact of life that people make mistakes. Even me, and I'm awesome. However, whenever we're facing a big screwup we've made or dealing with the repercussions of another's error, it's easy to forget that mistakes are a …

Increase Website Traffic From Social Media

Where do you get most of your traffic from?<p>Is it from Google searches, referrals from other websites, social media or somewhere else?<p>Each form of …

6 Qualities You Need as an Entrepreneur

<i>Building a company from the ground up can take its toll on you, but these six qualities will lead you to success.</i><p>They say entrepreneurship can't be taught, but it can be learned. That's because the best lessons in entrepreneurship are acquired through experience and personal development. Certain …

How to Stop Checking Your Phone Like an Addict

<i>Max Ogles is the author of Boost: Create Good Habits Using Psychology and Technology and he writes at MaxOgles.com about behavior change, psychology, and technology. Sign up to receive his free app guide, ‘117 Apps to Help You Create Good Habits,’ or receive free updates about his latest essays.</i><p>On …

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5 Mind-Blowing Lessons From the Most Popular TED Talks of All Time

The 20 most popular TED talks ever are likely to make you question just about everything.<p>What does it take to be happy? How do you motivate the people who work for you to do their best? How do you know what is and isn't real in the world around you?<p>You may think you know the answers to all these …

The 3 Biggest Obstacles to Entrepreneurial Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While many people dream of starting their own business, not everyone takes the plunge. Meanwhile, among those who do embark on an entrepreneurial pursuit, many face the difficult reality that 50 percent of new businesses will fail within …

11 Secrets for a Winning Cold Call

If you must cold call to build your business, here's how to do it right.<p>Cold calling is a labor-intensive way to get sales leads into your pipeline. In addition, people don't like to be cold called, so you're at a disadvantage from square one. If you can, build your business with referrals. Even …

6 Easy Moves to Make in Your 30s That Will Pay Off Huge Later On

You still have time on your side, so even small moves can make a huge difference in the long term.<p>If you’re in your thirties, odds are your financial …

10 Big Brand Facebook Tactics Any Business Can Use

Do you have big-brand Facebook page envy?<p>Do you, as a small business owner, want your page to be popular and engaging?<p>It’s easier than you think to …

Job hunting? 5 ways to outshine the competition

It happens after every recession.<p>A downturn keeps people in jobs they’ve outgrown (or never liked much in the first place). Then the economy revives, …

The Millennial Customer Has $200 Billion To Spend (But Wants A New Style Of Customer Service)

Here’s the story you already know. Millions of soldiers, sailors and airmen return from World War II to the embrace of millions of riveting Rosies, apparently <i>very</i> riveting, judging by the fruitful output of these couples during the postwar decades: 2.4 children per couple, the biggest generation …

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Elon Musk uses this ancient critical-thinking strategy to outsmart everybody else

Before he was a world-changing entrepreneur, Elon Musk was on track to become a physicist — even starting an applied physics Ph.D. at Stanford University.<p>But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it …

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