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Creating multiple lighting setups in 14 steps

As a sketch/colour artist for Pixar, my job involves creating colour and textural design for sets and characters, and lighting designs for sequences …

100 Business Tools for Online Startups

A very effective way for making sure about the successful growth of your business is to use the right and the most suitable tools for business. …

9 Useful Apps for Product Managers

If you are a product manager, you know just how important great tools are for planning and managing your team’s progress on a daily basis. If you’re …

Product Management

Creating a Startup Pitch Deck? Start with this Easy-to-Use Template

If you are an entrepreneur, you are probably familiar with the 10–14 slides that comprise a typical investor pitch deck. But do you even know why you …

Product Management

Scientists Have Published a New Tree of Life

Charles Darwin famously imagined evolution as a tree full of branches, a metaphor that biologists have since used to depict how life is structured. …

3 Billion-Dollar Startups Founded By Successful Immigrants

Here are the success stories of three startups and the entrepreneurs, who dared to live up to their ambitions and showed once again that the American dream is worth trying.<p>The concept of the American dream is something that makes U.S. such a special place for immigrants. No matter how harsh the …

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

Six Habits of The Best Conversationalists

Becoming a good conversationalist requires having a certain set of skills in your communication toolbox.<p>Some people have the gift of gab, and can talk to anyone about anything. And some people struggle to make small talk. What separates the two isn’t knowing what to talk about; it’s polishing up …

22 Science Jokes Only Smart People Will Understand

Old statisticians never die. They just get broken down by age and sex.

To Recover Faster from Rejection, Shift Your Mindset

Everyone knows what rejection feels like. It’s a universal (and universally disliked) experience, but it’s one that we each experience differently. For the most part, people are pretty good at moving on with their lives — even better than they might guess. Sometimes, though, getting rejected hurts …

As a response to Gay Talese’s failure to name any inspirational female writers, we asked our readers to explain why and how these authors changed their lives<p>It is hard to believe that this piece is still necessary. We long for the day when we don’t have to single out authors – or anyone of any walk …

Books

The 8 Technical Skills Modern Entrepreneurs Should Pick Up

Today’s entrepreneurship environment is…complicated. Never before have you had such an extensive array of methods, techniques, tactics, strategies, and ideas for growing your business.<p>The landscape is bewildering in its variety and astonishing in its complexity. And in this brave new world of …

Marketing

8 Great Ways to Make Money Without a Degree

Entrepreneur and Marketer, Co-founder of Web Profits<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, only 46 percent of college students actually finish their degrees. Research also shows that college graduates …

The 11 minute guide to a bulletproof UX strategy

The heart of great UX strategy lies in thorough research. Unfortunately, UX research is usually a mess.<p>If you’re an outsider, you’re still getting to know everyone involved in the project at the same time you’re navigating which research activities to take on. If you’re an insider, it can be the …

10 TED Talks to Inspire the Stressed and Lonely Entrepreneur

A researcher who studies human connection, Brene Brown did a TED talk in 2010 about her findings in the areas of vulnerability. When it went crazy …

The Secret of Million-Dollar Brands Is Their Cult-Like Following

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you think about some of the world’s greatest brands and most successful entrepreneurs, they all have one thing in common -- a cult-like following. When Apple releases a new iPhone, there are people lined up for days outside of Apple …

Want to Start a Freelance Business? 12 Successful Freelancers Share Their Best Advice

Experience is a great teacher, but so is learning from people who have been there and done that -- extremely well.<p>You have the skills. You have the desire. You have the persistence, work ethic, and belief in yourself required to start your own business and become a successful freelancer.<p>But what …

5 Exceptionally Powerful Ways Millennials Succeed At Work | Inc.com

At just 28 years of age, Varun Mehta has already held key positions at Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson. Today he is a VP at the Clutch Group--leading the company's financial services practice.<p>If you ask him the secrets of building a wildly successfully career before the age of 30, Mehta …

Self-improvement

Seven books to read before you start writing your own

A first-time author shares her reading list as she was preparing to write her novel.<p>“I never read a novel till I was 18,” Sunjeev Sahota, author of</i> …

50 Must-Have Features for Small-Business Websites (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Websites are a necessity for businesses of all sizes today -- though, surprisingly almost half of small businesses don’t have websites. Still, there are so many design options to choose from and so many websites that it can be tough to …

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. Looking for answers, I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global …

20 Layered Styles for Every Hair Length

Most of us have had a layered haircut at least once in our lives, from the good to the bad to The Rachel. Layers are our go-to request when we want to switch things up without going full-on rainbow hair. Before you book your next salon appointment, nail down the ‘do that’ll serve your lifestyle and …

To Anyone Who Thinks They're Falling Behind

You don't need more motivation. You don't need to be inspired to action. You don't need to read any more lists and posts about how you're not doing …

Love

11 Life-Changing Books To Help You Build Better Habits

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first?<p>Did you hop in the shower, check your email, or grab a doughnut from the kitchen counter? Did …

How to Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Colleague

Your colleague says one thing in a meeting but then does another. He passes you in the hallway without saying hello and talks over you in meetings. But when you ask to speak with him about it, he insists that everything’s fine and the problem is all in your head. Argh! It’s so frustrating to work …