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The Top 10 Lessons Learned in the Trenches of Startup Year 1

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here are the top 10 things I learned in my first year of running Cladwell, my Cincinnati startup.<p>After a year, I'm more ready to admit how little I know. I hope that some of what I've learned so far can help you:<p><b>1. Large pitches don't</b> …

How to Pester Someone Without Being Annoying

One founder offers the exact words you can use to send a series of reminder emails that won't annoy the recipient.<p>Ask any journalist and they'll tell you that there are lots and lots of folks out there who are terrible at sending follow-up emails. As a profession, we're bombarded with nudging notes …

The Philosophical Guide to Turning Trials Into Triumph

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>Philosophy used to be something boring and heavy I had to study in school.<p>Only a few times when I saw an inspirational quote I recognized did I perk up in my desk and show interest during class.<p>What if you could learn philosophy in a way that is actually …

Ancient Philosophy

Win Any Fight at Work!

Beat your office adversary with this smart plan of attack<p>If evolution favors the strongest, then so, too, does the office. Want to keep growing your career? Then you’ll need to occasionally best your coworkers—with tact in place of fists, of course. Here’s the good, clean way to win every office …

The Best of TED 2014: Lessons for Your Next Presentation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The famous TED conference celebrated its 30th anniversary in March with its usual schedule of famous and not-so-famous speakers who delivered the presentation of their lives in 18 minutes or less.<p>Here are examples from five of the best …

Do You Have the Body Language of a Champion?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The NCAA Tournament is winding down to the Final Four, and even if you’re not a basketball fan you can benefit from doing the little experiment I’m about to suggest. Turn your television on and watch one of the semifinal games for a few …

7 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was just reading 7 Things You Should Never Say to Your Employees, and it occurred to me that most employees have no idea how to speak to their boss. They tend to fall into one of two general camps. Some are afraid to assert themselves …

Want to Punch Up Your Presentation With Visuals? Here Are 5 Ways.

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Few things in this world are more boring than sitting through a bad presentation.<p>While a big portion of a presentation’s quality is up to the presenter, the quality of the visuals augmenting the presentation play a bigger role than most people think.<p>The …

Dealing With Feelings: How to Be an Emotionally-Aware Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leaders fall too easily into the trap of seeing the people who work for them as employees first and people second. Yet, it’s <i>the people</i> who determines whether or not your company will be successful.<p>How can leaders better understand what …

How to Beat Those Awful Monday Blues

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you wake up on Monday morning with a groan and struggle to get on with the workday, you may have a case of the Monday blues. There's no wondering why we hate Mondays -- it always seems to sneak up on us, just as we're starting to relax …

Time Management

3 Ridiculously Easy Tips to Defeat Perfectionism

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p><i>If you are like most of us, you are doing more with less</i>. Most businesses take pride in the ever increasing productivity of workers. Bosses often pile on too much work to too few people. Solo-entrepreneurs over-commit themselves. And, pretty …