Mr. Frost, my superb economics teacher in England, once shared the story of two people talking about a lecture given by the late Milton Friedman, the father of Monetarism. The first said, “Twenty years
You need zero square feet to grow food. I frequently nag friends, family, and strangers to start gardening. “I’d love to have a garden, but I don’t have a yard” is by far the most common excuse I hear.
Artwork: Mark Dorf, //_path/untitled 21, archival pigment print Most companies have elaborate procedures for managing capital. They require a compelling business case for any new investment. They set rates.
Managers who want to recognize employees for good work have many tools at their disposal. One of the more traditional ways to reward a top performer is to give her a promotion or raise or both. But how
Job-offer negotiations are rarely easy. Consider three typical scenarios: You’re in a third-round interview for a job at a company you like, but a firm you admire even more just invited you in. Suddenly
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The good, bad and the ugly. When it comes to getting feedback from your employees that’s how to ask for it. But that isn't usually what entrepreneurs
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people. Not only do they think differently; they act differently. They draw on personality traits, habits
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to describe exactly what you do to other adults, much less to your kids. We learned that the best way explain
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As organizations struggle to fill vital roles with qualified candidates, some of the greatest frustrations experienced by managers come from
Build a radical artificial intelligence lab and seat the world’s top AI researcher at the helm. Check. Dump $19 billion on viral chat sensation WhatsApp. Check. Gobble up Oculus VR for a cool $2 billion.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Work-life balance is a popular topic of discussion in professional circles today, especially among working mothers. These days, many mothers
Just over a year ago, managers at Kraft believed that their Velveeta brand had only moderate growth prospects. With the consumer migration toward natural and organic products, sales of Velveeta—a processed,
Everyone can relate to a day at work that just starts off on the wrong foot. Perhaps you have just had an argument with a spouse or loved one, or you’re late for an appointment even though you had a million
Robert wondered why he was always so stressed out when he was dealing with Lucas, the latest addition to his team. On the face of it, the new hire seemed very agreeable and supportive, but whatever interactions
As currencies and stock markets have tumbled in emerging markets, the business media has been dominated by cries of an “Emerging-Markets Crisis.” Corporate executives would be well served to turn off television.
Artwork detail: Liliana Porter, Man with String, 2009, string and pencil lines on paper, 12 3/4″ x 15 3/4″ Work/life balance is at best an elusive ideal and at worst a complete myth, today’s senior executives
People who referred to themselves as “you” or by their own names while silently talking to themselves in preparation for a five-minute speech were subsequently calmer and more confident and performed on
Mitch Barns, the new Nielsen CEO, recently recounted a story of how a young leader who asked him two pointed questions at a Q&A session. “Do you think the work we do has any redeeming social value? And
In 1978, my wife, Ginger, and I began daily 30- to 60-minute walks in our neighborhood in a weight-control effort. We found that we enjoy this activity together. It is the time when we talk about a full
As a manager, how can you cultivate a sense of career growth and development for your people, even when possibilities for promotion are limited or nonexistent? I posed this question to my human resource
Photography: Webb Chappell Over nearly four decades, Ellen Langer’s research on mindfulness has greatly influenced thinking across a range of fields, from behavioral economics to positive psychology. reveals