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Six Questions That Yield Better Decisions

by Chip and Dan Heath<p>If you’re struggling with a decision, the following six questions can provide a useful jolt to your thinking. All of them rely …

Management

11 ways smart people deal with uncertainty

Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright …

Emotional Intelligence

5 things VC firms wish entrepreneurs knew about that first meeting

Over the course of 30 years as a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners, I’ve had the privilege of attending more than 5,000 introductory meetings with startups. Based on that experience, here are five tips to help founding teams prepare for their first big meeting with venture capital …

Venture Capital

Pitch Deck Template: Exactly What To Include

What exactly do startup entrepreneurs need to include in a pitch deck that leads to a successful fundraising round?<p>Throwing together a dozen slides with a couple of bullet points in exchange for landing millions of dollars in startup capital may not sound that challenging. Yet, with thousands of …

Investing

Contributors | The Next Web

All stories in Contributors<p>Why the future of share-worthy content is personal<p>It might seem counterintuitive but the key to wide reach and shares for your content is segmenting it to a granular level. ...<p>Pratik Dholakiya<p>How innovative design can help you capitalize when consumers ‘misuse’ your …

European Parliament

Unsuccessful people focus on “The Gap.” Here’s what successful people focus on

“The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.” — Dan Sullivan, THE GAIN AND THE GAP<p>Key concepts to …

Success

29 Motivational Quotes to Get Yourself Charged

Albert Einstein was a slow learner at school. He was expelled for his poor learning ability. Today we know him as the father of modern physics.<p>J. K. …

How To Make Your Brain Become Mentally Stronger

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Dean Yeong.</i><p>I don’t think mental toughness is something you are born with, and I strongly …

31 Free Entrepreneurship Courses Worth Taking in 2017

• 522shares<p>Do you want to launch a business this year? Or may be you need help to grow your business. You can now take excellent entrepreneurship …

Relationships Are What Leverages Hard Work Into Success

Building good connections with clients and employees is important for a business to grow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and</i> …

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>Whether it’s trying to figure out which job you should take, deciding to quit your job to start a business, move to a new …

The 7 Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p>Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p><b>Build blocks of</b> …

How to Respond To Low Valuation Offers - Small Business Trends

A couple of weeks ago, I met a local entrepreneur who is raising money for her new company. I connected her to a micro venture capitalist (VC) out in …

Real Healthcare Innovation Always Answers a Simple Question

Healthcare has always been synonymous with innovation. From ground-breaking pharmaceutical treatments and surgical procedures, to cutting edge …

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

The Three Rules Of Behavioral Economics That Can Lead To Success

Entrepreneurs know there’s little room in the startup process for error, and these three principles can help minimize it.<p>As just about every entrepreneur, business leader, or even ordinary job seeker knows, the success often comes with very thin margins of error. Look back on that big job you …

42 Inspiring Motivational And Self-Improvement Quotes From Dr. Wayne Dyer

Dr. Wayne Dyer ( Born May 10, 1940 ) in Detroit, Michigan, United States ( Died August 29, 2015 ) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States was an …

10 Ways to Achieve Success Without a Mentor

Looking for a mentor? This successful entrepreneur suggests you may actually be the best person to fill the role.<p>I often hear people lamenting that they would only be more successful if they could find the right mentor. And yet several successful people have questioned the actual value of having a …

How to Create the Perfect Cofounder Agreement with Your Business Partner

You’ve just conceived a brilliant billion dollar startup idea; you’ve defined the perfect value proposition for you company; and you just met the …

This is How Companies Like Facebook Hack Innovation

They don't wait for validation or permission, instead they tinker and hack their way to learnings.<p>One thing employees at high-impact organizations do really well that those at other companies don't do: learning how to learn through rapid tinkering.<p>Of course that doesn't necessarily mean the most …

10 Project & Task Management Tools To Try

a<p>If you find it difficult to manage your team and projects or find difficulty in keeping them at top productivity levels, then a project management …

5 Habits to Steal From Warren Buffett

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>When the Oracle of Omaha talks, people make pilgrimages. In fact, thousands of Berkshire Hathaway …

The Hardest Part of Networking

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

8 Leadership Practices That Will Make You Memorable

Almost every employee or team member can remember that one special boss in their career who was the role model of a leader, always commanded respect, and was able to get the most voluntarily from everyone all the time. Every entrepreneur and business executive I know wants to emulate that boss, but …

Virgin America

35 Outstanding Podcast Picks From Entrepreneurs Like You

These favorite podcasts were chosen by the real experts (a.k.a. the entrepreneurs who love to listen).<p>I thought it would be fun to create a list of popular podcasts, but download numbers can be skewed so who's to say what's popular? With that in mind I reached out to my list of peers, clients, and …

Secret #1: They focus on minutes, not hours.

Average performers default to hours and half-hour blocks on their calendar. Highly successful people know there are 1,440 minutes in every day and there is nothing more valuable than time. Money can be lost and made again, but time spent can never be reclaimed. As legendary Olympic gymnast Shannon …

Recommended Reading for Startup Founders, Part I

I frequently receive requests for recommendations on quality reading material for startup founders. Over the years I’ve put together a list of books …

Why You Should Eliminate Your Chief Innovation Officer

The whole premise behind a Chief Innovation Officer goes beyond useless to completely and utterly counterproductive. If one person is in charge of innovation, everyone else are not. And they must be. Anyone not innovating is falling behind those that are. Darwin taught us that that is a bad thing. …

Innovation

6 Strategies to Master the Mental Demands of Startup Life

It's about improving your strengths -- not harping on your weaknesses.<p><i>Andrew Thomas is the co-founder of SkyBell Video Doorbell, a smart home security company that is making homes and neighborhoods safer with a video doorbell that lets users answer their door from a smartphone. SkyBell has raised</i> …

How one man used a simple strategy from Toyota to fix a problem he faced every day

You can address the outward symptoms, but chances are the core issue won't disappear forever.<p>Fortunately, peeling back the layers of the problem at hand doesn't necessarily require years of psychotherapy. In fact, you can jumpstart the process of problem-solving by asking a simple question: …