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Why 'Thinking Like a Freak' Is the Best Way to Change Up Your Marketing Program

If you haven't heard of Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt, you might need to spend some time rethinking your... well, thinking. As the co-author of <i>Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything</i> and its sequel <i>SuperFreakonomics</i>, co-authors Dubner and Levitt have learned their …

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How U.S. Teens Rank in Financial Literacy

There’s room for improvement compared to other teens across the globe, according to a new international study.<p>Results of an international study of …

11 Habits Of Extremely Boring People

One example: In a recent University of Virginia study, participants gave themselves electrical shocks instead of having to sit with their thoughts for 15 minutes.<p>In a recent Quora thread, users discussed what makes people boring. Here are the highlights, so that you can identify the bores in your …

15 Signs You're an Entrepreneur

This story appears in the August 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Pressed to describe the stereotypical entrepreneur, which words would you use? Passionate? Dedicated? Optimistic? Sure, those apply. But insecure and troublemaker are more accurate, according to 'treps who know a success when …

How To Rediscover Your Motivation

Changing the way you think and adding a few key habits can help you get back the motivation that you lost somewhere along the way.<p>Companies spend a lot of time and money trying to motivate their employees.<p>But when was the last time a mug with your company’s logo or a coffee shop gift card made you …

7 Crucial Steps to Building a Champion Sales Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Joe runs a company with 19 salespeople, a mix of veterans and newcomers. Sales have been flat for the past 18 months even though the economy has improved. He is constantly making futile attempts to get his team to prospect more. Joe tries …

9 Things Exceptionally Smart Entrepreneurs Do to Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the words of Winston Churchill, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts". And this couldn't be truer for founders.<p>Every entrepreneur strives to be successful but the sad truth is that most …

Reinventing the Chief Marketing Officer: An Interview with Unilever CMO Keith Weed

<i>A marketing revolution is under way and nowhere is that more visible than in the CMO’s transforming role. Unilever CMO Keith Weed embodies this new order as an architect and leader of the firm’s plan to double revenue while halving its environmental impact. In this edited interview, Weed describes</i> …

9 Tricks For Waking Up Earlier

"We don't know why this is, but there are a few potential explanations," writes researcher Renee Biss in a study conducted by the University of Toronto. "Evening people may be more prone to social jet lag; this means that their biological clock is out of sync with the social clock."<p>While there's a …

10 Ways to Establish Yourself (or Your Brand) as a Thought Leader

Being known as an expert in a particular industry can be the best way to find new customers online.<p>The more your target market is exposed to your brand, the more the people in that market will recognize you as a thought leader, feel a connection, and buy from you. Here are a few tried-and-true …

How To Achieve The 'Right' Amount Of Stress

Think about it — a certain amount of anxiety about getting the job done is often the motivating factor that actually gets college students to buckle down and study for exams, or gets journalists to finally send something to their editor. Stress, with the increased focus that it brings, gives a …

The One Word You Need to Get Rid of for a Better Life

Do you want to start living a better life today? I mean, right this very moment?<p>Then stop saying "<i>should</i>." That's it.<p>Don't just stop saying it out …

5 Steps to Gain Financial Independence

Achieving financial independence is an elusive goal for most people, but it can be an especially slippery proposition for young adults today. The …

The US Decides Everything Digital Is Not Protected By The Fourth Amendment

The government issued the statement in briefs filed last week as a part of an ongoing conversation between the U.S. and Microsoft about what sort of data is protected and where.<p>Ealier this year a New York judge ruled that U.S. search warrants are good on all digital information, even if that data …

Try This Simple Trick to Double Your Sales

All it takes to write a compelling sales message is this absurdly easy mental trick.<p>The first step in selling anything is getting people interested in what you've got to sell. Unfortunately, many companies have sales messages that are either confusing or boring (or both). Potential customers tune …