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5 Effective Ways to Master the 'Monster' Inside Your Head

Writer & Editor: TheUtopianLife.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We tend to assume that the most successful people are also the most confident ones. In reality, though, they're the ones most likely to question their own competency. The great writer and poet Maya …

Self-improvement

3 Qualities More Important Than IQ for Success

Writer & Editor: TheUtopianLife.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to what determines success, many would put their money a high intelligence quotient. There’s no doubt IQ plays a role in academic achievement, but acceptance into an Ivy League school far …

Self-improvement

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

A Former CIA Executive’s Advice On How To Make Hard Decisions

A five-step decision-making process from a man who spent 25 years making life-and-death decisions.<p>Each day we make thousands of decisions. Most are fairly insignificant, such as what to have for lunch or what to wear. Others carry weight and consequences. Complicating things is our access to …

16 Wild Materials You May Find in Future Products

The Technology Hunters at Inventables, a Chicago-based firm, collect and sift through thousands of unique materials, products and gizmos every year. Here are 16 of the best, brightest and quirkiest...

Why equality makes cold, hard economic sense

In 1950, the world’s population was 2.5 billion people. Today, it is over 7 billion. By 2050, it will be nearly 10 billion.<p>This explosive growth has …

Fortune.com

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Learn How to Build iOS Apps from Scratch

Have you always wanted to build an iOS app, but lacked the knowledge and skills? Have you ever signed up for an online course on creating iOS apps, only to feel frustrated because the content was out of date or not comprehensive enough? Are you dying to learn more about Swift and programming for …

iOS

Navigating The Entrepreneur’s Path

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tim Chen is the CEO and co-founder of NerdWallet, which helps consumers make financial decisions.</i><p>The mystique around starting your own business is thick. The romanticized view of founders slaving away in garages ready to unleash their “great idea” upon an adoring public and fawning …

Secrets Of A Frustration-Free Customer Service Experience

Are you driving your customers crazy with a clunky customer experience and antiquated approach to customer service? Here are three ways to combat this, ideas I suggest as a customer experience and customer service consultant to my clients when they sense growing frustration levels among their …

Hackvard takes a new approach to learning code

If you want to learn a programming language, there are several ways to go about that. You can go to school, studying at a proper four-year …

Researchers discover a way to tease oxygen molecules from carbon dioxide

(Phys.org) —A small team of researchers with the University of California has found a way break apart carbon dioxide molecules and get carbon atoms …

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting -- and most controversial -- aspects of marketing.<p><b>The reason:</b> Most of today's conversations on colors and persuasion consist of hunches, anecdotal evidence and advertisers blowing smoke about "colors and the mind."<p>To …

California Sends in the Sex Police

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Why Companies Have to Listen to Carl Icahn

Apple's noisiest shareholder is often called an "activist investor." What does that actually mean?<p><i>Updated: October 9</i><p>Investors have been pushing …

A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch

<i>How Apple’s under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.</i><p>I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter’s pants, in conversation, nodding. The head Apple designer, who brought you the iMac and the iPad and …

Product Design
Ireland

The single, best way to tell whether stocks are worth it

Investors have come down with a case of the jitters, and for a good reason.<p>Since September 22, the Dow has careened through three days of 100 …

People Who Make a Lot of Money Do These 11 Things — Do You?

There's not necessarily a trick to earning a lot.<p>Despite what a number of scam artists and sketchy emails would lead you to believe, accumulating …

Motivation

33 Thought-Provoking Quotes to Awaken Your Inner Innovator

We are all builders. We are all innovators. Here are 33 quotes that will inspire your inner entrepreneur.<p>"Throughout history, people with new ideas--who think differently and try to change things--have always been called troublemakers."--Richelle Mead<br>• "There are no old roads to new directions."--The …

Innovation

Becoming Financially Independent: Creating Extra Cash Flow

Fall has officially kicked off, school has started and for many, it is time to put the nose to the grindstone at work. The next few months are the perfect time to reset your wallet and focus on the long-term financial goals that you want ahead of the holiday season, when restraint and moderation …

The New Wave of Sales Acceleration Technology

CEO and Founder, RingDNA.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine that you’re managing an inside sales team. You see that the reps on your team, even the ones who were once top performers, aren’t quite hitting their numbers. Upon investigation you see that your reps …

Microsoft Outlook

9 Ways to Show More Confidence in Business

Author, Business Etiquette Expert and Founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many entrepreneurs share specific qualities that are vital for starting and growing a business. They are passionate, resilient, focused on opportunities and …

Self-improvement

The 6 Essential Elements of a Powerful Unique Selling Proposition

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In their book Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords, online advertising and Google AdWords experts Perry Marshall, Mike Rhodes and Bryan Todd offer information that</i> <i>will help you get more clicks from Google for less money, convert more visitors</i> …

Business Strategy

Google HR Boss Says This Is The Key To A Perfect Résumé

And yet you're <i>still</i> not hearing back from the dozens of job postings to which you've applied.<p>The likely problem: Your accomplishments fail to stand out because you haven't provided a concrete measure of your previous work, writes Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google, in …

Employment

6 Ways To Differentiate Yourself To Beat Your Competitor

We all know that unless we’re different from our competitor, we can never expect the price we get to be more than what they get. We also know unless we show customers what makes us different, there is little reason for them to buy from us.<p>Your challenge is to differentiate yourself to ensure you …

Those Nude Photos You Take With Your Phone? The NSA Has Been Passing Them Around The Office For Years.

We’re a little surprised it took this long to come up, but somebody finally asked Edward Snowden what the NSA did with what has to be the largest repository of nude photos on Earth. The answer is… well, pretty much absolutely unsurprising.<p>The Guardian, as part of a far-reaching interview out …

Bill Gates' Guru: 'I'm Not Impressed With Silicon Valley.' 'I Don't Have a Cell Phone.' 'I Never Blog.'

Bill Gates often invokes Vaclav Smil as his "favorite thinker." Indeed, Smil is one of the deeper, more original and independent big minds out there today. His book titles range from "The Bad Earth" and "The Cycles of Life" to "Harvesting the Biosphere."<p>Recently, I talked with Smil, professor …

7 Body-Language Tricks To Make Anyone Instantly Like You

And according to Leil Lowndes in her book "How To Talk To Anyone," you can capture — and hold — anyone's attention without saying a word.<p>We've selected the best body-language techniques from the book and shared them below.<p>"Don't flash an immediate smile when you greet someone," says Lowndes. If you …

Self-help

Watch Dogs’ scary app puts the power of the NSA in your browser

If you think that the conceit behind Ubisoft’s hacker-themed video game <i>Watch Dogs</i> isn’t real enough, be sure to take a look at this website.<p>Watch_Dogs We Are Data takes real world, publicly-accessible location-based data and parses it into a display ripped directly from the video game of the same …

National Security Agency (NSA)