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The Best Business Advice From The Past 30 Years

<i>An edited version of this post first appeared on Blinkist.</i><p>Each year brings with it scores of new business books filled with secrets. <i>Become a better leader! Start a million dollar company! Be your best at work!</i> They tell you, <i>we’ll show you how!</i> Even if you maxed out on vacation days, it would be …

When an Employee Quits and You Didn’t See It Coming

It’s Friday afternoon and one of your employees asks for a private meeting. Before you even close the door, she tells you she’s found another job and is leaving the company. Once you get over the shock, how should you respond? How do you cover her responsibilities? And how do you make sure that the …

Best Android apps for saving content to read later [March 2015]

There’s no shortage of news on the internet no matter what topics or hobbies you’re into, and sometimes it can be tough to stay on top of keeping up …

Watch people code in real time with Livecoding.tv

There are plenty of decent options to learn basic code — such as Codeacademy or Coursera — but what about people who want to take it a step …

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How To Change User Habits With Interaction Design

As Duhigg suggests, here’s a simple framework for designing new habits:<p>Find the cue and the reward<br>• Don’t modify the cue or reward. Create a new routine.<p>For example, let’s look at Groupon as an example. Before the company came along, if users saw a product they liked (cue), they would need to scour …

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8 Team tools for remote work

<i>10,000ft is a project management tool that provides a big picture view.</i><p>Whether you call it remote work, telecommuting, or having a distributed …

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Emotional intelligence is responsible for 58 percent of your performance, so what are you doing to improve yours?<p>When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest …

This Serial Entrepreneur Keeps On Innovating

He has eliminated nearly every obstacle between dreaming up his ideas and making them happen. But how long can his magic last?<p>The United Nations delegation filed into Edo Segal's office, took their seats on the black leather couches, and got down to the business of the day: They needed …

How to License an Idea Without a Patent

Despite what you may have heard, having one is not essential.<p>Most products available on the market today are not protected by intellectual property. In other words, they aren't patented. That makes sense. It takes years--easily as many as four--for an idea to work its way through the patent …

What The Best Managers Do Differently

Could your manager name your top five strengths – you know those things you’re good at and actually enjoy doing at work? And if yes, have they sat down with you recently and had a conversation about how you can build on your strengths as you go about your job?<p>If you’re shaking your head, you’re not …

6 Surprising Reasons Why Thinking Like a Child Makes You a Better Leader

Feeling bored, frustrated, or stuck? Try turning into a five-year-old.<p>Ever feel sick of your job? Frustrated with your employees, ignored by your customers, overworked, over-tired, or overwhelmed? Try this simple mental adjustment: Take yourself back to about five years old. If you have an actual …

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10 Ways to Prove Your Superior Intelligence in Any Business Situation

Because every businessperson needs an arsenal of catchphrases to save meetings--and save face.<p>Tired of colleagues rolling their eyes impatiently while you speak during meetings?<p>Always feel like you're saying the wrong thing or have nothing valuable to contribute?<p>Fear not! What you need is a pocket …

Five Signs Your CEO Is Incompetent

The longer you stay in the business world the sharper your instincts get, especially if you survive a snakebite or two. Once a particular snakes bites you, you’re unlikely to get bitten by the same type of snake again.<p>On a job search, a young person focuses his or her energy on pleasing the …

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15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

by Saga Briggs<p>What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless …

16 Entrepreneurial Books Successful CEOs Swear By

Browse through the business section at your local bookstore or favorite e-commerce site, and you’re sure to become inundated with a variety of …

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start …

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

14 Powerful Motivational Quotes You Have Never Heard (but Should)

A very different collection of inspirational quotes, plus the reasons why they can actually make a difference in your life.<p>I once despised motivational quotes, probably because my wrestling coach liked to say, "If you're not puking or passing out, then you're not trying hard enough."<p>(Feel free to …

Visual Storytelling with HR: Data Visualizations

You see them everywhere. Infographics are a hot visual trend in the world of information sharing.<p>But, while they can make complex topics easy to …

6 Apps That Help You Stick to Your Goals

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on Feb. 21, 2015.</i><p>We all know the importance of setting goals – they hold you accountable, tell you what you truly want and help propel you forward. Whether you strive to get started on that new project, …

7 Tips to Make Killer Sales Calls (Even if You Dread Them)

You can--and should--conquer your fear of pitching total strangers. This process will help you do it.<p>"Do you have sales-call reluctance?" Connie Kadansky asks me point-blank.<p>"Um..." I trail off. She's a sales coach at Sales Call Reluctance with 20 years' experience. <i>I'm</i> supposed to be interviewing</i> …

7 Simple Changes to Make Your Press Release Soar

Ninety-nine percent of press releases are utter crap. Make yours good and get some attention.<p>PR people are sometimes surprised when I tell them that I immediately toss more than 99 percent of all releases I get. Literally, many hundreds come in a week. If I do something with two, it's unusual. …

The 1 Email That Every Salesperson Must Master

A simple template that can help you close millions of dollars of business deals throughout your career.<p>In "How to Write a Killer Sales Email," I explained how to use email to start up an email dialogue with a potential customer. This post describes the other end of that sales process--the email you …

3 Ways To Get What You Want

Want to be more persuasive? Try these simple strategies.<p>Getting what you want is tough. This is especially true when you are dealing with people who are stubborn. I can't tell you how many times I've gone into a sales meeting and been told, "I'll tell you right now we're not buying." Talk about a …

15 Personality Traits of the Most Successful People

There's no single formula for success but these traits are the core DNA of every successful person.<p>We all have our own definition of success. For many of us it's measured primarily in terms of money and wealth, but there are clearly other important aspects of success. Some people value the freedom …

The Reason Why Google Glass, Amazon Fire Phone and Segway All Failed

Despite huge fanfare at launch, after a few brief months Google Glass is no longer on the market. The Amazon FirePhone was also launched to great hype, yet sales flopped and the company recently took a $170M write off on inventory.<p><b>Do you blame the CEO?</b><p><i>Fortune</i> mercilessly blamed Fire Phone’s failure …

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