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Bucket List: Private Luxury Tour, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

A last-minute trip to Vietnam during our slow travels through Asia lead us to the picturesque Ha Long Bay. During our trip we booked a private luxury …

Vietnam

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

Project Management

Here's what an effective LinkedIn profile looks like in 2018

Hate to break it to you, but if you're treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you're doing it wrong.<p>Nearly every industry uses LinkedIn to find and vet job candidates, and over 90% of recruiters rely on the site, according to data from the Society of Human Resource Management. So your …

Employment

Advice for women over 50 who want to change careers

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>If you’re a woman over 50 who, for decades, played by the career book rules, dutifully …

Career Development

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

A wonderful <i>New York Times</i> article from 2007 recounted the 20th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of …

New York City

The Best Christmas Markets in Europe

There's nothing in the world quite like Christmas in Europe—wooden chalets in historic towns dating to the 13th century, snow-covered cathedrals, and all the hot mulled wine you can drink. Here are 12 of the continent's can't-miss markets.<p>Old Town and Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czech Republic<p>Just …

European Travel

The Most Romantic Destination in Every State

1 of 51<p>Alabama — Cheaha State Park<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 51<p>Alaska — Mendenhall Ice Caves<p>3 of 51<p>Arizona — Emerald Cove<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 51<p>Arkansas — …

College Sports

5 Ways to Grow and Build Trust

Trust is built on good, reliable behavior over time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From your creditors to your employees, good business relationships are built on trust. Can the people who depend on you, confidently rely on you to treat them fairly? Once you have …

Customers

Design the Life of Your Dreams Using These Simple Tips

An Entrepreneur contributor outlines how to design your life the way an artist would.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Years ago, my father shared a simple bit of wisdom with me that you’ve probably heard before: <i>Life is too short,</i> he said<i>. T</i>oo short to do something you're …

Self-improvement

First time in Bali? Which area should I stay?

Bali, the number one holiday destination for 2017 (according to TripAdvisor), is attracting tourists from all over the world. And a question often …

Luxury Travel

18 Hard Things to Do If You Want to Be a Successful Leader | Inc.com

Nobody ever said that being a leader would be easy. If you've taken more than a couple of steps down the path, you know that leadership comes with challenges and complications at every stage.<p>Becoming a successful leader is synonymous with becoming the best version of yourself--it's that simple and …

Leadership

3 Really Dumb Things That Managers Should Never Do to Their Employees | Inc.com

Do you work with a Millennial? Shake his or her hand and say thank you.<p>Now that Millennials (the largest generation in U.S. history) make up the majority of the global work force, their influence on employers is dramatically shifting how companies and bosses connect with and engage all employees -- …

Employee Engagement

8 Success Habits Learned Building a 7-Figure Business by Age 17

There is no minimum age for starting on the path to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The stress of doing your schoolwork, playing a sport and finding time for family and friends is taxing enough during your teenage years. Throw in managing a business, and it gets …

Entrepreneurship

Video: What The Rise of Cognitive Tech Means for Travelers

We recently launched a Skift Video in partnership with IBM, <b>What The Rise of Cognitive Tech Means for Travelers</b>, which explores the travel industry’s …

Cognitive Computing

The 16 best travel apps for planning your next vacation

When it comes to traveling, the days of wrestling with massive paper maps and stuffing your fanny pack full of local museum brochures are long gone. …

Apps

12 Best Ways to Redeem Delta SkyMiles for Maximum Value [2018]

Delta SkyMiles are often called “Sky Pesos” because of their seemingly low value on many redemptions, but there are actually a bunch of great reward …

Delta Airlines

Preparing Your Sales Team to Go Global

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Small businesses aren’t all “mom and pop” shops anymore. Many are now internet-driven, global phenomena with customers all over the world. In fact, 58 percent of small businesses already have international customers, and 72 percent are …

Work-life Balance

Windows | Downloads

Welcome to the Slack Beta Program<p>It’s a beautiful day for a beta program, and you’re a beautiful person for being part of ours. As a member of …

How to Run a Successful Small Business on a Shoestring Budget

In the world of business, you need money to make money. For some, money is the key to open any door that stands on their way to success. It can be …

Small Business

Here's What My Upcoming Travel Looks Like

I started off 2016 with the goal of reviewing 16 new airline products this year, though I’m on track to greatly exceed that. For years I was flying …

Business Class

7 TED Talks on Happiness That Will Make You Smile From Ear to Ear

Fact: Bad days happen to good people. Even when you give up those old habits to be happier, switch up your morning routine, and do that one thing all …

7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2017

2016 was an amazing year for online marketing, but the industry never slows down. We haven’t quite hit the end of the year, but it’s time to start thinking about how the industry’s going to change in 2017—and how you can prepare accordingly.<p>Marketing is a field dominated by those with the foresight …

Marketing

Panic, Control, and Why I Love Being an Entrepreneur

You will panic at some point, and that's okay, as long as your panic motivates you.<p>About a year and a half ago I quit a six-figure job, gave up a pretty sweet office space and a lot of perks, and decided to make it on my own.<p>At points it's been terrifying.<p>But I can say, without a doubt, that if I …

Entrepreneurship

5 Important Habits Healthy Entrepreneurs Must Have

So let’s talk about your health.<p>I’ll start with a couple questions.<p>Are you as healthy as you should be? Are you focusing on making sure your body and mind are performing at the optimal levels?<p>If you’re like many of us, the answer is probably “not really.”<p>It makes sense. As entrepreneurs, we can get …

Mental Health

How the CIO of a $39 billion pharmaceutical company is quietly changing the tech-startup world

There were the companies that made the tech products. And there were the companies that bought the tech products. Today, that lined has blurred.<p>The buzzword for this is the "digital enterprise" or "digital transformation." IT professionals know it as DevOps, where "development" of tech is mashed …

Startups

Five Coaching Strengths that Produce Champions

This summer’s Olympics got us thinking: how do we as managers and leaders become coaches who elicit greatness in others? A study of the coach-athlete relationships that yield successful performance, released by the Canadian Olympic Committee in 2010, has some findings worth adapting to the coaching …

Six Steps To Grow Your Business With Referrals

Do you have enough customers? Here’s a better question: Do you have enough of the right kind of customers?<p>Do you agonize and strategize over the marketing plan you’ve designed to position offerings in front of your profile prospect? What’s the right message, platform, frequency, etc.? And do you …

Marketing

How LinkedIn's Head of B2B Marketing Sells on the Platform

LinkedIn's head of B2B Marketing shares what works (and what doesn't) when it comes to selling your products and services on the platform.<p>David Karel, LinkedIn's Head of B2B Marketing, recently shared some intriguing (and important) tips on the best ways to sell your products and services on the …

Marketing

The 2 Qualities That Make Every Entrepreneur Successful

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

Entrepreneurship