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How to Respond Effectively When Buyers Resort to These 5 Obnoxious Negotiating Tactics

Get over the shock, figure out what's really going on and respond calmly.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve been working with a buyer for months. You’ve had multiple meetings, developed a great relationship, answered their objections and now, you’re hoping it will …

How to Win Every Argument

In his 1936 work <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, now one of the bestselling books of all time, Dale Carnegie wrote: “I have come to the …

How footballers have managed to cheat at the World Cup

It has been called the 'beautiful game' but instances of cheating have marred football's biggest event.<p>Brazil may have beaten Costa Rica 2-0 in their group match but instead of being remembered for the drama of two late goals, all everyone could talk about was Neymar's infamous dive.<p>With the match …

Costa Rica

How to Assess a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

Investors seeking to estimate the value of a real estate investment trust (REIT) will find that traditional metrics such as earnings-per-share (EPS) …

Real Estate

How to Be More Assertive (Without Being a Jerk)

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanLearning how to be more assertive can massively improve your quality of life.All of …

Self-help

200,000 Cisco Network Switches Reportedly Hacked

What Remediation Steps Should Be Taken? Geetha Nandikotkur (AsiaSecEditor) • April 9, 2018<p>Over 200,000 Cisco network switches worldwide were hacked …

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know About Negotiation

<b>In Life, everything is a negotiation.</b><p>Your Job.<p>Your Bonus.<p>Your Promotion.<p>Your Project.<p>Your Deadline.<p>And the negotiation doesn’t stop when you get home …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

10 trending tech gadgets on Amazon that are actually really useful

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Pictured: Anker SoundCore mini Bluetooth Speaker, $16.99 Amazon<p>Amazon's Movers and Shakers page tracks the biggest gainers in sales rank …

Gear & Gadgets

Want to Be a Better Leader? Try Staying Quiet

Staying quiet doesn't mean you have become passive or overstepped, it means you've created space for impact.<p>There's a quote by Plato that has always stuck with me: "Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools speak because they have to say something."<p>It's a saying that has helped my …

What Really is 5G? A Platform for Disruption with Cisco Services

Recently I’ve had the (very fortunate) opportunity to participate in many 5G planning meetings, involving customers, academia and public sector organizations. Believe it or not, even among such distinguished company, a recurring theme among the participants is <i>“What really is 5G?”</i><p>The Road to 5G – …

Innovation

9 habits of unsuccessful people

<b>• Nobody's perfect — most of us have picked up a bad habit or two at some point.</b><p><b>• Most of the time, a bad habit won't wreck your whole life.</b><p><b>• Still, it's probably best to avoid these success-sabotaging tendencies.</b><p>Bad habits may not seem like a big deal on their own, but sometimes they can seriously …

Middle School

4 Nighttime Habits That Will Keep You More Rested, Motivated, and Productive (and They Only Take 5 Minutes)

Neglecting your nighttime habits leaves a lot of success and growth on the table.<p>You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table, along with quality sleep. …

Cisco.com Worldwide

Case Study: Domino’s<p>Domino's digital experience delivers sales<p>Domino’s embraces technology to differentiate itself in an ultra-competitive market. With Cisco Global UCS infrastructure, the pizza pioneer is reigniting sales and innovating its digital ordering system to make Domino’s the “easiest …

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

San Francisco Security Robot Fired After Public Outcry

A San Francisco animal shelter has announced it will no longer use a Knightscope security robot to patrol its office, after a widely-circulated …

How to digitize your handwritten notes

Make your scribbles searchable.<p>Computers and phones may be more ubiquitous than ever, but many people still prefer the traditional feeling of writing with ink on paper. After all, this method served us well for hundreds of years of human history. The problem is that you can't organize and search …

Apps

Jeff Bezos, Julia Child, and 17 more highly successful people who changed careers after age 30

But as some of the most successful people prove, you don't have to have it all figured out from the start.<p>Plenty of highly successful people chose to make major career changes, some even many years into their adult lives.<p>Here are 19 highly successful people who prove it's never too late to change …

Success

Three Things You Need To Know About The Brain To Build Great Teams

Ellen Leanse is the author of a new book, <i>The Happiness Hack</i>, and she explains how to exercise your brain like fitness pros explain how to exercise your muscles. The book is full of insights synthesized from extensive research. We focused on three key understandings of the brain that founders, CEOs …

Power Tools

These Five Things Trap Us in Unhappiness (Here's How to Overcome Each)

Happiness can be tricky enough to lasso. Why make it harder for ourselves by getting caught in these traps?<p>In this column, I've written about the Happiness Equation (Happiness = Reality - Expectations) and the importance of working/living with a sense of autonomy for true happiness.<p>An exclusive …

How To Increase Your Performance By Finding Your Purpose

<i>This piece was co-written with Vincenzo Ciampi, executive director, Innovation and Strategic Projects at Sandoz.</i><p>We have come to strongly believe that you simply cannot drive sustained performance and high levels of achievement in one’s job and career without being fully engaged and feeling a strong …

29 highly successful people share their best career advice for people in their 20s

From "Don't work too hard" to "Relax," here's some often unconventional career advice from some really successful people:

Success

Base CRM: The Enterprise Startup On A Mission To Overthrow Salesforce

In 2017, spending on enterprise software is projected to reach $351 billion globally, and is expected to hit $462 billion by 2021.<p>Although CRM giants like Salesforce have stood as the industry standard for nearly two decades, the enterprise software industry is a fertile ground for innovation. With …

iOS 11 will change how you'll use your iPad forever

As simple as possible, but no simpler<p>iOS 11 is the most ambitious software update from Apple in a very, very long time. It’s ambitious because it’s packed with so many new features and technologies that it will be impossible for me to cover them all here. It’s ambitious because those new features …

Cisco thinks it’s solved an “unsolvable” encryption security challenge

Cisco has come up with a whole new way to fight malware.<p>On Tuesday, the company unveiled a new smart network system. Using machine learning, the network's Encrypted Traffic Analytics software can sort through internet data to look for telltale signs of malicious software.<p>The service is specifically …

Encryption

Cisco hops on machine learning bandwagon with new switches

Switchzilla wants to make 'intuitive' switches that charge you by the monthCisco is once again making a push to tie its networking hardware deeper …

Amazon Web Services users are carelessly leaking tons of sensitive data

Personal credentials, proprietary source code, confidential employee contracts, even human genome sequences – these are just a few examples of sensitive data picked up by a security firm looking into a feature of Amazon’s Web Services.<p>“We were very surprised with both the amount and the sensitivity …

Amazon Web Services

How to Build a Startup Business From Scratch in 2017

You don't need to be rich to build your first business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm often asked about how I started as an entrepreneur, and I normally say it's easy. I say this to be encouraging -- the idea of starting an online business scares a lot of …

6 Things You'll Find the Smartest People Doing Every Day

You can be brainy and an intellectual, but that doesn't mean you're smart, like these people are.<p>You can be popular, talented, and brainy, but that doesn't mean you're smart (in an emotionally-intelligent sense). Ultimately, you'll find that smart people have keen insight into situations and …

Don't Quit Your Day Job To Pursue Your Passion -- Here's What You Do Instead

If there’s one question that every aspiring entrepreneur asks themselves at some point (or many points) along their journey, it is whether or not they should quit their day job to pursue their passion full time.<p>In the last 16 years of my career, I’ve worked for large multinational institutions, …