Simon Scriven

52 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | 2 Following | @SimonScriven | Keep up with Simon Scriven on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Simon Scriven”

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Dream It, Become It: 10 Lifehacks To Become A Millennial Millionaire

So you are young, ambitious, confident and you want to be a millionaire?<p>Or maybe, you’re ready to take things up a notch and finally start that …

Here's How to Download and Delete Your Facebook Data

Facebook just announced that managing your data will soon get even easier. In the meantime, here's a step-by-step guide to finding and erasing it.<p>Recent news of a massive data breach has made some Facebook users wonder: What does Facebook know about me, and how can I control it?<p>In 2013, a …

Make Sure Your Meetings Don't Waste Everyone's Time by Doing These 10 Things

Participants will get more out of meetings if you follow these techniques.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Meetings are a necessary part of professional life -- sales meetings, board meetings, team meetings, project meetings. The list is never ending. According to <i>The</i> …

Here's What Happened When I Started Running My Life Like a Business

Building systems into your day-to-day can change your life.<p>I wear the same thing every day. My banking is 100% automated. Once a year, I go to Costco and stock up on an entire year's worth of essentials. My wife thinks I'm a little OCD (and you probably do too!) ... but I firmly believe …

The Secret To Hiring Top Talent? Look Beyond Hard Skills For High Character

When hiring managers look exclusively at hard skills, like academic background, technical skills and accomplishments, they risk hiring someone who is difficult to work with or has trouble adapting to other ways of doing things. That’s why hiring managers need to assess prospective new hires based …

Lessons Every Leader Can Learn From a Dying Woman's Letter to the World

A young Australian woman's reflection on mortality has a lot to teach us about the right way to live, both at work and away from it.<p>Today started off as a typical day. I was woken up by my 4-year-old talking in my ear about how it was time for her to watch "PAW Patrol." As I turned on the porch TV, …

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018

Want to know what to read in the new year? Here are six books that will help you gain new skills, build better teams... and become an even better you.<p>Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are …

10 Amazing Foods for Muscle Growth Nutritionists Swear By: Body Building — COOL STUFF

By now, most men understand the importance of protein in building muscle. When working out, the stress of weight lifting damages muscle fibers. This …

How Working Smarter -- Not Harder Drives Motivation

There is a lot of research that says we have a limited pool of cognitive resources<p>I'm sure you've come across that old business axiom that says "work smarter, not harder." Whether you're a freelancer, self employed, small business owner, or working nine to five, we're constantly on the lookout for …

How to Make Hexaflexagons with Vi Hart

The amazing, the brilliant, the ridiculously talented Vi Hart strikes again, this time giving us the skinny on how she creates hexaflexagons. She also offers PDF templates to make these geometric paper models easier for you to accurately fold.<p>Among the PDF files, Vi even includes a fidget spinner …

This Week in Making: Holiday Gift Guide, DIY Tesla Coil, and One Big Crossbow

Holiday Gift Guide<p>With Thanksgiving over, and the remaining winter holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you might want to give to that special maker in your life. At a loss? Not to fear! We have plenty of possible gift options listed on our 2017 <i>Make:</i> Holiday Gift …

Gift Guides

How to Take Risks That Win (Almost) Every Time

Knowing which risks to take, and how to take them, can be extremely helpful in stacking the odds in your favor.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Looking 13,000 feet down out of an airplane, parachute pack secured, your heart beating in your throat, must be one of the most …

Self-improvement

Only 1 in 10 People Has the Right Skills to Manage. Here Are 5 Things That Person Does to Succeed (the Other 9 Rarely Will)

Research by Gallup has determined that managers with these skills frequently realize 48 percent greater profitability and 22 percent greater productivity.<p>According to extensive Gallup studies over two decades, one of the most important decisions any organization will ever make is whom to hire or to …

How To Quit the Toxic Behavior of Saying but Not Doing

You've made a big decision, whether it's to attend law school, run a marathon, finally start your own business or to buy a house, and you're proud of yourself. In your mind, you've already passed the bar exam, crossed the finish line, and have moved the furniture into your new condo. You've shared …

Law School

Looking At Failures And Setbacks This Way Has Increased My Success

Our minds can work irrationally at times, here's what you need to know.<p>Just today I received some news that one of my personal projects (not business related) was at the risk of not succeeding. This personal project was something that I had poured 100s of hours into (not to mention all the money I …

The Most Successful People Stop Doing These 5 Things

Researchers say to build better habits you absolutely need to stop doing these few things.<p>According to researchers at Duke University, up to 40% of our behaviors on any given day are driven by habit.<p>That's half your life spent on autopilot. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you've put in the …

Success

Our 6 Must Reads for First-Time Managers to Hit the Ground Running

Becoming a manager is like no other professional experience. It requires gaining a whole new skillset incredibly fast. This list will help you nail …

21 Side Projects That Became Million-Dollar Startups (and How Yours Can, Too)

Side projects and side hustles can become million-dollar businesses. Just ask these folks.<p>Maybe you want to start a business. Or maybe you want to expand your business into a new area. Or maybe you don't want to quit your full-time job--at least not yet. You're trying to find a side hustle. Should …

5 Ways to Lead Even if You're Not an Executive

Here's how you can effect change in your organization even when you're not in charge<p>As an entrepreneur, there has been a constant thought running through my mind. It's about choice. Specifically, what choices do we make and why do we make them?<p>We are always making a choice, no matter what. Not only …

Customers

This 5-Minute Rule Is Proven to Make Your Meetings More Productive

A new meeting trend promises to increase efficiency and productivity.<p>Imagine you're tasked with updating the team on an important work issue that needs their buy-in. You've prepped and now you start delivering on all the points they need to hear. Sixty seconds into your polished presentation, your …

CEOs have strikingly similar résumés — here's how to make yours look more like theirs

<b>• CEOs tend to have certain things in common when it comes to their résumés.</b><p><b>• Job site Zippia recently looked through 7 million résumés to get a sense of the top skills CEOs tend to emphasize.</b><p><b>• Many CEOs major in some business-related field, among other findings.</b><p>Want to give your résumé a boost?<p>Try …

Résumés

8 Questions That Will Tell You Whether or Not You're in the Right Job

The more someone feels comfortable in their work environment, the more they can contribute and have impact.<p><i>How do you determine if you are in the right job or not? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …

2 Simple Linux Tricks to Code Like a Pro

Linux is a powerful open source operating system that has been around for many years and is widely used for running servers and websites. But most students and makers encounter it for the first time when they are working on projects with their Raspberry Pi or similar single-board computers (SBCs) …

Weekend Watch: Design and Making with Guido Vrola

This week I had the pleasure of watching the YouTube channel of Guido Vrola. Guido is an Italian industrial designer and maker who confidently covers both of these domains in his videos.<p>In the 20 videos that he’s produced over the past two years, Guido has covered design and sketching basics, …

Industrial Designer

The 4-Step Process That Mentally Strong People Use to Make Quick Decisions

Become a better decision maker today by learning more about your own psychology.<p>Whether it's from fear, slow to take action or a multitude of other potential causes, indecision is the kryptonite to growth.<p>It's better to make a decision and it is the wrong one than to not make a decision for fear of …

This is the Mindset to Stick by When You're Feeling Defeated in Your Business

Toxic negative thinking is the toughest barrier facing many entrepreneurs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any online entrepreneur will tell you that launching a business is easy -- it’s sustaining and growing the business that’s the real challenge. In the age of nonstop …

Ask yourself these 3 questions to test your small business idea

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Building a successful business is no sure thing. About half of all new businesses fail within …

#29 Business and Life Lessons I Learnt While Building My Company

Consistency is the shortest way to success<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>An entrepreneur’s journey is filled with ups and downs. From starting up to scaling up, you fail many times but …

Learn to build for your user with this UI & UX Design Bootcamp for $39

You’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase “can’t see the forest for the trees.” It’s all about losing sight of the big picture while you’re focusing on details. Unfortunately, that’s a malady that infects many web designers. While many work to dazzle users with visual glitz, that flair can often come at …