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10 Ways You're Killing Your Credibility

Credibility is everything in the business world. It's hard to build but easy to destroy. And your success depends on it.<p>In the business world, your credibility is everything. It tells people whether they can count on you. It tells your customers, employees, bosses, and coworkers what they can …

Leadership

10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

<i>When you stop chasing the wrong things you give<br>the right things a chance to catch you.</i><p>As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a …

4 Lies You Tell Yourself About Being Productive

When it comes to productivity, you may think you have it mastered. You check tasks off your to-do list, multitask like the best of them, and stay insanely busy from morning until night. But it turns out, your so-called "productivity" may actually be a jumble of popular myths that make you think …

Time Management

Job Interviews Are A Uniquely Bad Way To Find Real Talent

I needed to hire a new salesperson, and one resume stood out like a sore thumb. The applicant, Ari, was a math major and built robots in his spare time—clearly not the right skill set for sales. But my boss thought Ari looked interesting, so I called him in for an interview. Sure enough, he bombed …

5 Reasons Leaders Become Followers

It’s hard to distinguish the leaders from the followers these days. So many leaders are playing it safe, holding themselves, their teams and their organizations back because they choose to follow instead of lead. Leadership is about taking risks, seeing opportunities others don’t see, unleashing …

5 Surprising Signs of Burnout

Long-term overwork doesn't just cause physical exhaustion and a short temper. Here are some less expected tells that you're on your last reserves.<p>Exhaustion isn’t just easy to identify, it’s actually pretty impossible to ignore. Fuzzy thinking, a short temper, drooping eyelids, and the need to …

3 Reasons Why 'No' Should Be An Entrepreneur's Favorite Word

Sorry might be the hardest word – at least according to Elton John – but no runs a close second. When you’re starting out as a fledgling entrepreneur, no can seem downright impossible. Who are you to turn down work or pass up opportunity? The fact is that saying no actually makes savvy business …

Marketing In The Moment: Five Ways To Target Millennials

It has never been more important for brands to market in the moment. The evolution of digital devices (tablets, smartphones) and social channels (Twitter, Reddit—take your pick) has made it essential for brands to create real-time content and deliver it with impact.<p>Marketing has evolved into a more …

5 Negotiation Tips From Steve Jobs

An old e-mail exchange between Steve Jobs and James Murdoch illustrates how savvy negotiation works.<p>A series of emails about ebook prices between Apple and HarperCollins, including ones written by Steve Jobs, were recently released as part of the Department of Justice price-fixing suit against …

Just Business Not Personal? IRS May Not Agree

When an employee makes a mistake and is sued, the employer will be sued too. If a delivery driver has an accident on his route, the company will be sued along with the driver. What if a supervisor sexually harasses an employee?<p>This conduct may be personal and outside the scope of the supervisor’s …

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …

The 15 Steps To 'Power SEO' (PR Is The New SEO)

I particularly enjoyed Jayson DeMers’ article on the 3 pillars of SEO in 2013 – and I especially add my vote of emphasis to his pillar #3 – Making Friends, Engaging and Sharing Content.<p>In fact, I would go so far as to maintain that public relations, in the form of quality content, is the New SEO. …

AWESOME PLACES TO WORK: These Startups Have Better Perks Than Free Food Or Beers On Tap

These days, lots of tech startups have adopted cultural perks like free food, pool table/games, and beers on tap.<p>But others have come up with new ways to make their companies great places to work. They've "hacked" their culture, according to this discussion thread on Quora.

7 Foods That Boost Your Brainpower

Making big decisions for your company? Add these foods to your regular diet to keep your mind sharp.<p>Most entrepreneurs are accustomed to long days and hectic schedules. But if you want to make smart decisions for your company, what you put in your body matters almost as much as how many hours you …

Living the 7 Entrepreneurial Virtues

We all strive to be our best. Here are seven traits to make your entrepreneurial journey heavenly.<p>Last month, I shared how to avoid the 7 deadly entrepreneurial sins so you could innovate without fear. But entrepreneurs, and those who are entrepreneurial in their roles, aspire to live life beyond …

Half Of Your Sales Pipeline Is Junk

John Wanamaker was an innovator, a merchandising and advertising genius. But when he made the statement, “<i>Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is I don’t know which half,</i>” he left a legacy that has haunted marketers ever since.<p>New research from CSO Insights suggests that the …

7 Tips From Entrepreneurs On How To Have A Fearless Career

But fears at work can be particularly debilitating. <i>What if I fail? What if I'm not good enough? What if the ground opens up and swallows my cubicle whole?</i><p>Letting fear get the best of you at your job can keep you from getting the recognition that you deserve—whether it hinders you from nabbing a …

Entrepreneurship

The Evolution Of Hacker News

The idea of a VC having its own news aggregator was a bit outlandish in 2007. But Y Combinator was in an unusual position in those days anyway. Startup incubators had been a highly visible part of the dot-com crash, and Silicon Valley was still skeptical of the concept nearly a decade later. So YC …

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The Top Ten Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Us

Three weeks ago, I wrote a post about the top ten lessons Steve Jobs could teach us.<p>I had a feeling – like I suspect many others – that he only had a few more days with us on this Earth.<p>He’s irreplaceable. We’ll never see anyone else like him. Edison, Einstein, Henry Ford… he has left an indelible …

Follow the money: AngelList has blown open early-stage investments

<i>This article was taken from the May 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

How to Have Better Conversations

Procter & Gamble's former CEO offers simple but useful tips for better discussions at work and elsewhere.<p>A great deal of our lives is spent talking to people. The proportion may go up for salespeople and down for introverts, but everyone could stand to have more productive conversations.<p>Maybe you …

N.Y.-based IT giant CA Technologies tops our list of the top 10 best companies for commission-based jobs. According to reports submitted by its salespeople, the average annual sales commission at CA Technologies is $90,326. http://bit.ly/18Qm8Bs

Calling All Flipboard Students

Inside Flipboard / May 15, 2013<p>Please join us for our first Skillshare class, called “Flip It! Make Magazines on Flipboard,” on May 28. Attendees …

The 99% Success Formula

Every success formula ever written or published boils down to these seven steps.<p>If you boil down every "success formula" that's ever been devised or published, you pretty much end up with the following:<p><b>1. Know where you're starting from. (A).</b><p>Every journey has a starting place. With the journey …

'True Grit': What It Takes To Succeed As An Entrepreneur

I was musing this week with writer and frequent collaborator Tom Lowery about what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. He noted that over the years, he’s asked multiple of his fellow entrepreneur friends what it takes to be a success in their various endeavors. His circle of friends, as mine, …

The 1 Thing a Business Leader Must Do to Succeed

Sadly, 25% of businesses fail within their first year and an astonishing 70% of businesses fail within ten years. So, if you're thinking about …