Aekansh Chumber

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Why The Shape Of A Company’s Logo Matters

Welcome to a world in which curves are a good thing.<p>Think about the iconic brand names you know: Apple, Target, McDonald’s, Gap. What images come to mind? For many of us, probably their logos. That’s because whether it’s an apple or big golden arches, a logo is crucial to a company’s identity. Now, …

Earth is actually two planets, scientists conclude

The early Earth was mixed with a baby planet called Theia following a head on collision 4.5 billion years ago, scientists have found<p>Earth is actually made up from two planets which came together in a head-on collision that was so violent it formed the Moon, scientists have concluded.<p>Initially it …

How to Stop Your Negative Thoughts From Controlling You

Of all the things I have heard as a coach and a human being, nothing defeats us more than our own inner critic. Negative self-talk escapes no-one and I am convinced that if we actually listened to some of the things we tell ourselves, we would be horrified. If we were to tune into your mind for a …

Will Practicing A Skill In Your Head Make You Better At It?

Short answer: Only if you’re already good<p>When Carson Palmer, the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, hurt his elbow a few years ago, he took a week off from throwing the football. But in his head, Palmer practiced every day. “You stand right behind the center, and you see the …

Arizona Cardinals

Can’t get your startup funded? Maybe you suck

• Get domain experience by working as an employee at a startup in a similar space<br>• Get a degree in the field you want to start your company in<br>• Keep on working on your current startup for years, until you become an expert<p>Were you compelled by a particular personal pain point?<br>• Did you start a company to …

Venture Capital

5 Ways to Hack a Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're building gadgets, selling software or starting a nonprofit, your starting point is a vision, which gets turned into a plan of action. In business, your plan is the road map that will help you pinpoint the answers to some of …

Small Business

This cognitive bias explains why we constantly misunderstand other people

For example: Your coworker turns in a project late, and you assume he's a slacker. The next week, you turn in a project late, and you tell yourself it's because you were preoccupied with relationship issues.<p>Psychologists call this phenomenon the "fundamental attribution error" or the …

Psychology

The 5 Non-Negotiables for Thriving in Business and Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is easy. Millions of new businesses are started each year. However, you must do more than create an LLC to become a thriving entrepreneur. Unfortunately, simply starting a new business is all the farther that most get. …

Entrepreneurship

Create an Excel Dashboard - Excel Dashboards for Business Intelligence

Create Excel Dashboards<p>Excel Dashboard Design for Data Visualization and Business Intelligence, by <i>Jon Wittwer</i><p><b>Excel dashboards</b> have become a popular …

Data Visualization

8 Boulders You Need To Remove On Your Way To Success

Are you guilty of any of these 8 bad habits that are holding you back from success? This article explains these habits and how to beat them …

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Understand--and Improve--Your Brain

Your brain is the most important yet least understood organ in your whole body.<p>Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the most important and …

4 Mind Tricks You Can Use to Improve Your Focus

The game of tennis is a mental gauntlet, and performance psychologists have made a science out of converting anger into positive mental focus. In …

Self-help

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 …

Books

5 Subtle Ways Advertisers Use Psychology (and What You Can Learn From Them)

This is how advertisers get you to buy and you don't even know why.<p>Social proof, prices ending in 9 or 7, and happy, smiling people that we all want to be like. We think we know every advertising trick in the book right now.<p>But we are not even close.<p>Advertisers are masters of applied psychology, …

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job

About to ditch employed life for entrepreneurship? Get through this reading list first.<p>You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an …

Here's the Method Master Coaches Use to Create Trust

Today I was on a coaching call and I was scared. It was the first five minutes of the conversation and I had this feeling that I've had before: this feeling that I have no idea what I'm doing.<p>As I sat there I could feel the fear coursing through my body. I watched the thoughts rise and fall. I …

Meditation

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It's not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program …

One Thing You Have to Master to Succeed in Business and in Life

This may well be the most important factor in determining your professional and personal success.<p>One thing I've realized about the most successful people I've met is that whatever their varied personalities and idiosyncrasies, there is one attribute they consistently share: high "conversational …

Self-improvement

Train Your Mind to Win the Game of Entrepreneurship With These 4 Mental Exercises

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Taking the plunge from full-time employee to business owner is no small feat. To move from a stable job with a steady income to one where uncertainty is the flavor of the day every day takes courage, competence and confidence. Most of …

Entrepreneurship

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

While a lot of the entrepreneurs I’ve met and mentored in the past decade have been successful, I’ve probably met as many, if not more, unsuccessful …

Sometimes You Have To Be A Jerk

No one tells you this, but it’s true.<p>When you’re a leader, the one in charge, the big decision-maker, sometimes you have to be a jerk.<p>New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman knows this.<p>In 2010, Cashman met with Derek Jeter during a dispute over the terms of Jeter’s next contract. Prompted by …

There's No Such Thing As Luck: Three Lessons For Making The Most Out Of Opportunities

There are two things I’m sure of in this world. The first is that life is a journey, full of twists and turns. The second is that hardly anything goes according to plan. The fact that life is unpredictable isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes, the most unexpected events can change your personal …

10 Ways Smart People Start Conversations With Anyone

The symptoms of social anxiety can be misinterpreted as introversion but they are very different.<p>Social anxiety is self-induced while introversion is …

Psychology

6 Life-Changing Decisions Successful and Happy People Make

A true dedication to success and happiness takes much more than just hard work and a cheerful demeanor. Here's what you need to do.<p>While luck certainly plays a part, success is usually the result of making a number of smart choices.<p>And so is happiness.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an …

How Regular People Make Big Money Running Really Strange Businesses

Next time you're wondering whether your business idea is too crazy to work, remember these crazy ideas that led to insane profits.<p>Jealousy is probably the least attractive emotion in entrepreneurship. Ideally, we'd all like to be the kinds of people who put others first, who care about improving …

iPhone 5

6 Google Apps Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Be Using

Efficiency is your best friend if you are trying to squeeze as much productivity as you can out of a 24 hour day. When you are building a lean …

Google Apps

8 Personality Types And How To Manage Them

Getting the most out of everyone on your team can be a challenge. This can help.<p>Every team is made up of different personality types, and some demand more time and attention from the leaders who manage them than others. As every team leader knows, there’s no hard and fast management strategy that …

Avoiding Eye Contact

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

Success

A management consultant reveals the 5 business strategies every leader should understand

In fact, we will, on average, live longer than the corporations we work for.<p>Such is the complexity and pace of today's business environment.<p>Furthermore, the spread of results between winners and losers among today's corporations has never been wider.<p>If businesses want to survive and win, they had …

Management