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The Key Management Skill for the 21st Century: Leading Remote Teams

As a manager, understanding how to lead a remote team and doing so effectively will likely be critical to your future career potential.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The future of work was a major topic at SXSW this year, where I participated on a panel on the topic. …

After my diagnosis, I faced the stigma of a condition wrongly associated with serial killers and film villains. But understanding psychosis helped me manage it<p>I was sitting in my living room along with a social worker, mental health nurse and my baffled parents the day the doctor told me I was …

Mental Health

Well-Behaved and Not So Much: Stories of Girls and Women Who Made History

Since the first “International Women’s Day” in 1911, the contributions of women and girls in every aspect of life have demanded attention. Every …

Finding Wisdom in the Letters of Aging Writers

The epistolary collections of authors such as Samuel Beckett, Saul Bellow, and Elizabeth Bishop suggest that old-fashioned communication can offer invaluable insight into the process of growing older.<p>In 1975, a 63-year-old Elizabeth Bishop wrote to her long-time friend and fellow poet Robert …

Literature

Why Would a Poor Kid Want to Work in Academia?

My colleague Ed wrote a piece last week examining the relative dearth of science professors who are not Asian or white (“Science’s Minority Talent Pool Is Growing—but Draining Away”). He quoted many experts, primarily Kenneth Gibbs Jr., an immunologist and science-policy expert at the National …

9 Top Marketing Podcasts for 2016

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The podcast listener base continues to grow, showing a strong 23 percent increase from 2015 to 2016. With an estimated 57 million Americans now regularly tuning in, podcasts increasingly are a popular method for obtaining information on a …

Las Alegrías of Bilingual Books: Juana Martinez-Neal on Raising Kids to Be Compassionate World Citizens

<i>Think you know nursery rhymes backwards and forwards? Think again! The classic poems you grew up with have received a bilingual makeover in the form</i> …

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Salmon

This guide was produced for Serious Eats as part of our partnership with Anova, the makers of the Anova Precision Cooker. You can download the Anova Precision Cooker App (it's free) to grab all this information right off your phone or tablet while you're cooking. And, if you've got an Anova …

Seafood

7 Podcasts for Busy Parents Trying to Juggle It All

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was a veteran of several startups long before I became a parent. And I continued to invest in and found startups after I became a mother.<p>It’s a different juggle now. Before I had kids, I could literally work nearly round the clock, …

Late Summer Reading List for Entrepreneurs, Disruptors and Innovators

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Summer is in full swing and naturally a perfect time to catch up on some reading. In business, regardless of vertical, you must read to maximize success as a leader. According to researc the heavy-hitting CEO’s all habitually read. For …

Your Team Can't See the Big Picture if Your Don't Show Them

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My good friend Simon, an investment banker, and I recently had brunch on a <i>rare</i> mutually free Sunday. The topic of work ethic quickly became the theme of the discussion. I always credit Simon immensely for his seemingly insatiable appetite …

From Washing Cars to Running a Multi-Million Dollar Empire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes you have to be willing to get your hands dirty. It was a lesson I learned early in life.<p>At 12 years old, I was washing cars at my father’s car dealership. My brother and sister were there too, lending a hand in an effort to keep …

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working as a senior vice president for a Fortune 100 company and running IT Services for 48,000 end-users on a global scale was a tough job. It was long hours, lots of pressure and difficult customers. But, even so it was nothing compared …

People Are Surprised What My English Degree Got Me

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“An English major?” I can still hear the disdain in my father’s voice. “I thought you were going to be a doctor?”<p>His words fell on deaf ears. I was 19, and I didn’t care that, on average, English majors earned significantly <i>less</i> than the …

3 Reasons Why You Can't Afford to Feel Bad Charging What You're Worth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Hi Jonathan,</i><p><i>We are very excited about the possibility of working with you, but we would need you to heavily discount your consulting rate. Is that something you would consider?”</i><p>That’s an email I received the other day after going …

6 Tips for Registering a Trademark Overseas

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), on average, approximately four million trademark applications are filed every year worldwide.<p>As more businesses and brands continue to expand their presence overseas, it is …

How a Stay-at-Home-Dad Built a 7-Figure Business on Amazon in Just 2 Years

This stay-at-home dad used Amazon to build a 7-figure business in less than 24 months. Here's how you can do the same - even if you're not an author.<p>As a proud American, it's embarrassing to concede, given the whole Revolutionary War, Mr. Bean and everything else, but I have to admit - sometimes …

The Golden Age of News Editing with Terry McDonell

When Jim Harrison was being edited by Terry McDonell, the peripatetic editor whose nearly forty-year career has seen stops on the masthead of <i>Outside, Esquire, Us Weekly,</i> and <i>Sports Illustrated,</i> Harrison took a moment to inform McDonell that editors were not writers. It was a view McDonell himself …

Conservatives mad at Hilton for showing gay couple in ad

The anti-gay AFA flips out, again<p>Damn, it just never gets old, watching the bigots on the wrong side of history flail around while the functioning adult world pays them no mind. Don't ever change, American Family Association, because you are so, so entertaining.<p>The latest source of the …

Until You Have Productivity Skills, Productivity Tools Are Useless

Back in the days of paper based planners, I depended on mine to help me stay on top of my to-do list and commitments. Making the switch to electronic tools was difficult and disruptive, and initially I didn’t want to do it. But once I had, I realized how much the software and gadgets helped me to …

The Crisis of Political Islam

First Egypt and now Turkey show the perils of ideological religious parties (and strongman rule), but other Muslim countries are faring better with democracy<p>In 1999, a former mayor of Istanbul named Recep Tayyip Erdogan was imprisoned and banned from politics for life for reciting a poem. “Our …

How Resilience Works

When I began my career in journalism—I was a reporter at a national magazine in those days—there was a man I’ll call Claus Schmidt. He was in his mid-fifties, and to my impressionable eyes, he was the quintessential newsman: cynical at times, but unrelentingly curious and full of life, and often …

The Long-Term Effects of Tracking Employee Behavior

How do you get people to do what they’re supposed to do, particularly when it comes to following standard processes that are essential to getting their job done successfully? And does employee monitoring help or hinder these efforts?<p>These aren’t new questions, as anyone who’s heard of Frederick …

If You’re Not Helping Employees Learn, You’re Not Doing Your Job

When Frederick Taylor published his pioneering principles of scientific management in 1912, the repetitive and mundane nature of most jobs required employees to think as little as possible. Breaking down each task into basic components and standardizing workers’ behaviors to eliminate choice and …

104 of the Best Free Data Sources for Your Next Infographic

The best way to make a great infographic? Make sure it has great data. It’s the key to telling a good story and—when properly visualized—makes that …

What Great Listeners Actually Do

Chances are you think you’re a good listener. People’s appraisal of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills, in that the great bulk of adults think they’re above average.<p>In our experience, most people think good listening comes down to doing three things:<p>Not …

Public Speaking

You can use it as a reprimand, an insult, or a term of endearment; a noun, an adjective or a verb. Or to refer to the Central line<p>At the risk of sounding like a right “CU Next Tuesday”, I think it’s high time we had a frank discussion about the use of the C-word in modern British English and how …

Linguistics

Bad Email Grammar Ain't Good for Getting You a Job or a Date

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter the position or industry that you’re involved with, writing has become a requirement for almost each and every one of us. Whether it’s a text, social media update, blog post, or email, we rely on written messages to communicate …

The 7 Best Freelance Sites to Find Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This time last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that 15.5 million people in the United States were self-employed. By 2020, that number is expected to shoot to roughly 60 million, or more than 40 percent of our nation’s …

5 Opportunities Born of Creating Content for Free

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Writing for large publications can sometimes be disheartening, reducing your motivation and making you feel like you’re not getting anywhere with your content. Think about it, you’re taking time out of your busy day to write a piece of …