Ziad Debbas

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16 mental models for founders and leaders

Think of mental models as the operating systems (OS) that run in the background of your brain. They’re always running—and you’ve put them together, either consciously or subconsciously, from your experiences and information.<p>Mental models give you a perspective or a frame of mind with which to view …

Keynesian Economics

The 4 Investments That Pulled Me Out of Nearly a Million Dollars in Debt -- and That Cost Nothing

If you feel something is lacking in your life, it may be because you're not investing in one or more of these four things.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Four years ago, I was $726,000 in debt. I had my back against the wall, and I didn't know how to escape the ditch …

The One Email Every Founder Should Know How To Write To Investors

You have to keep your investors in the loop, even when you aren’t fundraising. Here’s how.<p>So you raised your first round of funding. Good for you! Seriously, it takes a tremendous amount of work to close a round, so you should feel great about that. But regardless of the size of your round or the …

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here’s why.<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as <i>the</i> dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

Prefab homes for sophisticated tastes

Prefab housing might call to mind mega-builders who crank out staid, cookie-cutter design lines: the Mayberry I-III or the Homestead I-IV.<p>When they were first introduced, prefabricated homes were known mainly for being manufactured off-site, typically in easy-to-ship-and-assemble sections.<p>That’s …

11 Fascinating Books on Harvard Business School’s Required Reading List

<i>Editor’s Note: This</i> <i>post</i> <i>originally appeared on</i> <i>HubSpot’s Marketing Blog</i><i>.</i><p>There’s no better time to revamp your reading list than summer. The question is …

The Healthiest (And Unhealthiest) Ways to Eat Chicken

Chicken is a staple of nearly every athlete's diet. It's high in protein, affordable and simple to prepare. Those are some of the reasons why chicken …

6 Ways to Break Free From Boring Push-Ups

I've always been a believer in mastering the basics: perfect squats, killer lunges and your best push-ups. Once mastered, a perfect push-up is your …

Workouts

If Your Business Flops, It's Probably Due to One of These 7 Causes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Businesses fail every day. In fact, statistics show that the majority of new companies will fold within a few years. Why is that? What are the most common reasons for these flops?<p>Naturally, interested parties have generated a variety of …

ShowLED Hybrid - ShowLED Creative LED Solutions

ShowLED Animation Hybrid<p>A new member of the ShowLED Animation family is the Hybrid. Certified waterproof, UV protected, extra powerful, energy …

Animation

65 Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Startups

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs need to be prepared in pitching their startup companies to a venture capitalist by …

The Pyramid Of Gains Calisthenics Workout

Some of the most enduring architectural structures in the world are pyramids. The great pyramids of Giza are more than 4500 years old and still going …

Seven Reasons Why You Should Lift Heavy Weights | Poliquin Article

"If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would astound ourselves.”<p>Lifting heavy weights is arguably the most effective physical endeavor …

31 Things That Will Happen When You Finally Decide to Live Your Dreams

You’ve been thinking about this for a long time, haven’t you?<p>You’ve reveled in shallow friendships, numbed yourself in trivial distractions, and …

17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People | Inc.com

We all know a few people--probably just a few, actually--who win over everyone they meet. Their charisma is hard to quantify, and yet it makes others feel at ease and drawn to them.<p>How do they do it? One of two ways: either they're born with an instinct, or else they study what works best and …

The Glycemic Index Explained

What the heck do those numbers mean anyway?<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>139<p>139<p>SHARES<p>The glycemic index (GI) is a scale that rates …

Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is …

The 7 Attributes of the Most Effective Sales Leaders

Every salesperson knows the quality of their sales manager will have a profound impact on their own success. A recent study I conducted proves this point. Sixty-nine percent of salespeople who exceeded their annual quota rated their sales manager as being excellent or above average. In addition, …

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Review: The popSLATE Is a Second Screen for Your iPhone

The popSLATE case is a second screen for your iPhone. Use it for grocery lists, gym schedule, workout routines, or to display your favorite pictures. When the folks at popSLATE sent over the case a few weeks ago, I had no idea how useful I would find it! I've found a ton of uses for it, and I'm …

The 20-Minute Killer Core Workout

Your core muscles are involved in almost every movement of the human body. So it's safe to say that core training is an important part of any …

Specialization vs Generalization: A Study on Business Strategy

It’s a question that’s been around for a very long time: which is better to focus on, specialization or generalization? Many people have to ask …

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The one trick to getting the response you want from an email

On one hand, I love that I just need to waggle my fingers to get pretty much anything I want.<p>In fact, my livelihood depends on email, and if I wield my powers of persuasion correctly, life becomes much more efficient, whether I'm requesting a client's approval on a project or asking my roommates to …

5 secrets from one man’s 30-pound weight loss success

A year ago, Jonathan Montgomery, a 37-year-old firefighter with the Hillsborough County Florida Fire Rescue, was overworked, overweight, and sluggish. “I was strong, but slow and fat,” he said.<p>Fast-forward to today, and Montgomery is a physical specimen. See the photo above as evidence. He lost 30 …

3 Fat Burning Tips For Teens For Quick Fat Loss

Realize this fact - obesity plus the related diseases has raked in victims and was known to be a vicious silent killer surpassed only by …

7 Leadership Habits That Will Improve Your Company's Culture | Inc.com

Here are seven steps you can take as a business leader that will help you achieve culture change and ensure organizational and customer experience excellence. Time after time, as a culture change consultant, I find this to be what works. Very little of this is easy, but all of it is worthwhile.<p><b>1)</b> …

Employment

The Daily Habits of 35 People at the Top of Their Game | Inc.com

When it comes to achieving success, actions speak louder than words, connections, or opportunities. Think about the importance of your daily habits, for example. Do you run five miles every morning because you value being fit and healthy? Or is it your regular routine to watch three hours of …