Olivier Bousette

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It’s a “great shame,” says Silicon Valley insider Jaron Lanier, that so much of big tech’s AI has been aimed at manipulating you.<p>Critiquing social media these days is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. Singling out the almost mindless narcissism is an easy target, as is pointing to the social …

Social Media

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Give small business a break, New York

It’s a tough time for small businesses in New York; many proprietors and entrepreneurs do not feel that the government has their back. In fact, city …

Small Business

These are the self-improvement journals you'll actually use

Productivity and self-improvement apps are basically shoved down your throat the minute you open the app store, but for a lot of people, nothing …

Productivity

The More Miserable You Are, the Happier Your Social-Media Posts, and This Twitter Thread Proves It

A huge online discussion shows why you should never be envious of other people's glamorous online lives.<p>Of all the ways social media can be bad for you, one of the worst, according to science, is the ability of Facebook and the like to induce envy. You see your friends posting smiling selfies at …

Social Media

Planagram Lets You Schedule Instagram Posts To Help Your Small Business Grow Online

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms today, with 800 million users, which means it’s essential for any business or brand to …

Social Media

The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories …

Small Business

How to Say 'No' More Often: Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a 'To-Don't' List

Anyone can make a to-do list. The smart entrepreneur will make -- and follow -- a list of things you should never do.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many entrepreneurs rush headlong into the business world armed with a to-do list and a host of …

Entrepreneurship

How to Pitch Your Business, Product or Idea to Industry Experts

I say no to almost all of the pitches that come my way, but the few "yeses" really stand out.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever its possible, I tell first-time entrepreneurs to bootstrap their own business ideas. If you want to be an entrepreneur, create …

Entrepreneurship

WeWork Opens a Retail Operation, Highlighting Products Made by Its Members

WeMRKT features food, beverages and other items created by businesses that call the coworking space home.<p>4 min read<p>WeWork, the coworking space company valued at $21 billion, is not content just providing its members with a place to work, live and even work out. It's now an incubator of and merchant …

eCommerce

Three Canadian companies partner to build fibre cable from Toronto to Montréal

Metro Optic, Crosslake Fibre and Utilities Kingston announced plans to build a new fibre-optic cable system from Montréal to Toronto.A joint venture …

Toronto

This 10-minute routine will increase your memory and creativity

Memory and imagination are inextricably connected. In fact, your memory is imagined. It’s not concrete nor objective fact. But rather, your memory is …

Creativity

Here’s how many people can be in a meeting before it’s unproductive, according to Harvard

Meetings are at peak production level when there are fewer people involved — specifically, no more than eight, according to Harvard Business …

Management

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

The Business of Good: Social Entrepreneurship and the New Bottom Line

Overview<p>The Business of Good: Social Entrepreneurship and the New Bottom Line by Jason Haber<p><i>The Business of Good</i> narrates the story behind social …

Entrepreneurship

Office napping climbs out from under the desk and into high-tech pods

Sleeping on the job has long been frowned upon, but office napping may finally be climbing out from under the desk.<p>A small but growing number of businesses are encouraging sleep-deprived employees to grab 40 winks during the workday, providing rooms — or, in some cases, high-tech napping pods — to …

Sleep

The 1 Item You Need to Stop Checking Off Your To-Do List Starting Right Now

It's so much more important for you to focus on the real work that needs to be done in order to increase your productivity.<p>Have you ever checked everything off your to-do list?<p>Whether you're an employer or the employed, it is likely that you have a task item list to help you keep your productivity …

Time Management

Getting Into Miami’s Latest Hot Club Will Cost $350,000

Miami, a city famous for its mind-numbing traffic and slow-cruise culture, is lately looking like the best city for cars in America.<p>Soon after …

Real Estate

7 steps to rebrand yourself for a career change

Just because you don’t have experience in a new field doesn’t mean your skills aren’t valuable in that field. Here’s what to do before you make a move.<p>Ready for a career change, but worried you don’t have the experience or skills to land a job in your desired field? Filling your resume with your …

Employment

This HQ 70mm Footage of the 1962 Monaco Grand Prix is Incredible

Unbelievable high quality 70mm footage of the 1962 Monaco Grand Prize from the 1962 German documentary, <i>Flying Clipper</i> aka Mediterranean Holiday.

Monaco Grand Prix

Why middle-aged entrepreneurs are better than young ones

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg are three of the biggest role models for entrepreneurs. They are all famous for starting their companies …

Entrepreneurship

No More Wasted Time: Tools To Transform Yourself Into A Productivity Powerhouse

The Rolling Stones had a major hit singing, “Time, time, time, it’s on my side—yes it is!” How many small business owners or ambitious professionals could sing those words today and agree with the message they send?<p>Not too many, I think. Time seems to be the ubiquitous enemy of getting things done, …

Apps

Want More Instagram Followers? Here Are 12 Proven And Successful Organic Strategies

Instagram is the star child of the social media scene at the moment. Its popularity is on a continuous rise, and the implementation of Instagram Stories mid last year has only amplified that fact. This week— they announced the addition of their latest feature, IGTV; adding long-form video to the …

Social Media

Women-only space gives senior-level men their moment post-#MeToo

Sun streams through the oversize windows looking south, and inspiration bounces off the walls.<p>A neon “Fuel Your Passion” sign glows against a backdrop of bright green faux leaves. Cheerful, hand-drawn paintings of women working, dancing, reading and posing cover a wall to the east. Midcentury …

Me Too movement

Why Your Salespeople Need to Spend Time in Customer Service

You'll never learn more about what people want than you will by really, really listening to them.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I started running my own business, I did everything myself. I was in charge of sales, marketing, accounting, HR, customer …

Customer Experience

Top Rules For Designing A Business Card.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) You may think that creating a good business card means simply listing your name, phone number, and e-mail address on a small card …

Graphic Design

4 New Business Books You Should Read Before the End of Summer

These summer reads will help you become a better leader, gain new skills, and think twice about faking it till you make it.<p>Want to know some of the great business books you should read before the summer ends? Some have already been published; others will be released in the next couple of months.<p>(If …

Emotional Intelligence

Think Hoodies Are the Uniform of Entrepreneurs? According to This Yale Study, Your Wardrobe Needs an Upgrade

Think hoodies and suits are interchangeable? According to a Yale University study, dressing well can have tangible impacts on your business.<p>As an entrepreneur, chances are high that you've got a lot on your plate, and adding to that laundry list with dressing well may seem like yet another …

Entrepreneurship

3 Ways to Overcome a Bad Procrastination Habit

The early bird gets both the worm and a pat on the back.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are certain times in your life that you will never forget: your first sale, your first customer review, and sometimes even the day you landed the client of your dreams.<p>They're just like those small moments you …

Procrastination

A New Study Examines How Successful CEOs Use Their Time--and Entrepreneurs Should Take Notice

A recent in-depth, 12-year study from Harvard University demonstrates how CEOs manage the most significant resource we all have in common--time.<p>News flash: Running a business is hard.<p>In addition to the challenges of finding and acting on inspiration and developing your company's four S's, …

CEOs