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If You Love Your Idea, Here's Why You Need to Kill It

The most important thing you can do with your brilliant idea is to try to kill it.<p><i>This series of articles explores the connections between entrepreneurship and the history of philosophy and literature. Each article traces the influence of a specific thinker or school of thought upon the development</i> …

Startups

President Pranab Mukherjee lauds ISRO for successful test of ‘futuristic’ scramjet engine

President Pranab Mukherjee tweeted about the successful launch. (Source: File Photo)<p>President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday lauded the Indian Space …

Space Exploration

Scorpene leak has the whole world sweating, not just India

OPEN TO OPINION<p>France, Brazil, Australia, Russia... all are in the thick of it.<p>POLITICS<p>| 5-minute read | 24-08-2016<p>Sunil Rajguru @sunilrajguru<p>Total …

6 Steps to Uncover Your Inner Greatness

Have you ever wondered how another highly successful person can help you channel your inner greatness to phenomenal success? Do you want to get more …

Before You Quit Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur, Read This

Identify the right reasons for starting your business and you're all set to take the first steps into entrepreneurship.<p>You could be sitting on the fence with an idea or a desire to start your own business. Inspiration comes through many different sources and not all reasons are valid enough to …

Entrepreneurship

Delivering World-Class Service on a Startup Budget

CEO and Co-Founder of Combatant Gentlemen<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The late Maya Angelou once said “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This is as true in …

Customer Experience

The 6 Kinds of Capital Your Business Can't Survive Without

Sustainability consultant Mark McElroy advocates a multicapitalist approach to managing growth.<p>Ever since Adam Smith, capitalism hasn't just been about financial capital. Whether or not people are aware of it, companies deal every day with different kinds of capital. Besides money, we rely on human …

5 Ways to Inspire Your Next Idea

Coming up with great ideas isn't only for inventors and entrepreneurs.<p>Are you ready to change the world for the better? Do you watch Shark Tank's inventors and entrepreneurs and think, "I could do that"?<p>You're right. You can. Coming up with great ideas isn't only for inventors and entrepreneurs. …

How to Convince Your Boss of the Value (R.O.I.) of Social Media

Throughout the last 8 years of my career in social media marketing, the biggest buzzword I've heard repeated constantly is "R.O.I." Many businesses still feel confused and frustrated about the value and R.O.I. of social media marketing, even though social media platforms have existed for more than …

Will a Specific Color Change the Behavior of Your Website Visitors?

Color is shown to be a significant determinant for both website trust and satisfaction.<p>Color has the potential to communicate meaning to the user and influence their perception through the priming effect, how the exposure to one stimulus influences the way we will respond to another stimulus. In …

Advice For Marketing Leaders From CEOs And Other Experts

As marketing leaders are preparing for the new year, I asked a variety of leaders to provide advice. Below are a few of the best tips that span innovation, data management, consumer insight, and social media.<p><b>Tip #1: Innovation – “Marketers need a Systematic Approach to Innovate New Marketing</b> …

Employment

How to Maximize the Impact of Your Presentation

You're already giving presentations every day. Here's how you can make the most of them.<p>Pitching to potential investors. Onboarding new employees. Relaying last year's key metrics. Most of us deliver presentations every day.<p>So why does 'public speaking' get such a bad rap? For every cool and …

Public Speaking

My Startup Grew from 30 to 300 Employees in a Year: What I Learned Along the Way

A steep growth curve requires an even steeper learning curve. Here is what I learned growing my startup 10x in a calendar year.<p>Once you've figured out the math behind what it takes to grow your business and you are ready to hire world-class, how do you speed scale your startup so you can grow and …

Business Strategy

An Exercise to Get Your Team Thinking Differently About the Future

Thinking about the future is hard, mainly because we are glued to the present. Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist and author of <i>Thinking, Fast and Slow</i>, observed that decision makers get stuck in a memory loop and can only predict the future as a reflection of the past. He labels …

When to Sell with Facts and Figures, and When to Appeal to Emotions

When should salespeople sell with facts and figures, and when should we try to speak to the buyer’s emotional subconscious, instead? When do you talk to Mr. Intuitive, and when to Mr. Rational?<p>I’d argue that too often, selling to Mr. Rational leads to analysis paralysis, especially for complex …

The 5 New Rules of Employee Engagement

What really keeps your workers motivated? These true tales reveal the surprising answers.<p>It's the furtive glances as you approach, the crowd at the water cooler suddenly dispersing. Whispers and snickers during meetings. The staring at the floor as you pass in the hallway, the forced smiles. Is it …

Employee Engagement

Increase Your Productivity: Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs must be self-motivated in order to succeed. In any given day, there are a range of tasks to be completed — those that make money, those …

10 Ways to Say 'No' That Won't Damage Business or Relationships

Every entrepreneur I know can’t find enough hours in a day to do the good things they want, and yet they often find themselves saying yes to new requests. Perhaps because they are optimists by nature, or they just hate to disappoint others, they end up hurting their health, credibility and …

How To Create Ambition in Your Company (3 Tips From Chinese Leaders)

Is ambition something you’re born with? Or is it something you acquire?<p>The question has long troubled psychologists and leaders alike. If ambition is something that is hardwired into your nature, then creating an ambitious, driven organization is easy: All you have to do is get HR and your …

Leadership

Why Are So Many Silicon Valley Companies Valued in the Billions?

WhatsApp, Oculus, Instagram, Tumblr: These are just some of the technology companies recently valued at $1 billion or more. Whether we’re in a …

Five Apps That Will Change How You Run Your Small Business

Mobile devices are for more than just calling, email, social media and selfies. There are some truly remarkable apps that allow you to operate your …

The 5 C's That Every Great Leader Needs to Succeed

The third letter of the alphabet is an excellent guide to some of the simple habits of today's best leaders.<p>What is it that separates leaders who are just getting along from those who are truly great? Great leaders have a tremendously positive impact on the companies they work for--and on the …

Leadership

Snapdeal founders inspire budding entrepreneurs

Even as their venture Snapdeal is clocking rapid growth, Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal are mentoring young entrepreneurs, not only by investing in …

The 'Airbrushed Reality' of Entrepreneurship

Popular media images present an escapist, unrealistic version of starting a business.<p>There is an increasingly disturbing trend in the media of idealizing entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur. Everyone seems to want to be an entrepreneur these days. Entrepreneurs make good media subjects. There is …

Rather Than Trying to Reinvent the Wheel, Be Inspired by These 5 Books

The five books are must reads for those looking to change their life and path to success.<p>Founder of Thrive15.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To not run a venture into the ground, entrepreneurs need to learn what it takes to succeed. Often this just comes from not …

Entrepreneurship

The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan may sound difficult and dull -- and by “may,” we mean “definitely” -- but it doesn’t have to be. Yes, we know you’re eager to dive right in on that world-changing business idea, but having your strategy on paper is critical.<p>In many ways, your business plan can act as a map …

Tips For Finding And Working With Creative Freelancers

Everyone with a creative job has probably had to consider the idea of outsourcing specific parts of a project in order to make their workload a bit lighter. We try to avoid outsourcing creative work at my company for a number of reasons, but there have been times when we simply had to do it.<p>We’ve …

Employment

How to Stay Innovative While Growing Your Team

by Charlotte Ritter<p><b>Maximize Innovation while Growing Your Team</b><p>Innovators, by definition, are unconventional. Apple, Amazon, GE – they’re all famously …