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What Amazon and Uber Teach Us About the Disruptive Power of Convenience

Convenience is the next big thing in customer service. Tap into the mindset and watch sales soar.<p><i>Shep Hyken is an</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i> <i>member, award-winning keynote</i> <i>speaker and</i> New York Times <i>bestselling business author. As a customer service and experience expert, he knows the critical</i> …

Customer Service

How to Overhaul Your Career: Learn to Disrupt Yourself

The bestselling author of 'Build an A-Team' and 'Disrupt Yourself,' Whitney Johnson, chats with David Meltzer about the lessons she learned from her time on Wall Street.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of us feel stuck in a given role, without realizing that we …

Harvard Business School

A 15-Year Study of 5,000 Entrepreneurs Finally Answers the Question: Is It Better to Quit Your Day Job or Keep It?

Data doesn't lie.<p>There is a sexy image of an entrepreneur as someone toiling away in a garage, tinkering full time on their new venture, or joyously yet feverishly staying up until 3 a.m. working on their latest innovation or iteration of their product.<p>We love to celebrate these fantasy risk-takers …

Entrepreneurship

Five Things Soccer Analytics Teaches Us About Data Lakes

With the World Cup upon us, it’s an apt time to draw inspiration from soccer. In 1950, Charles Reep, an accountant, attended every game of the Swindon Town soccer team’s season, tracking events and recording statistics. He analyzed his data and concluded that long passes were the most effective way …

Big Data

The case for introducing rhinos to Australia

Rhinos in Australia might seem like an insane proposition – after all, we’ve had historically bad luck with introduced species. But on reflection …

The 7 Best Presentation Software Tools For Entrepreneurs

Having great ideas, knowing the facts you want to convey and presenting a pitch deck so successfully that you get funded can be very different things. Regardless of the stage of your company, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides.<p>This is something I was reminded when I covered the pitch …

Entrepreneurship

Saudi Aramco’s $2 Trillion Zombie IPO

It was the moment Saudi Arabia’s reforming young prince told the world he meant business. In early 2016, Mohammed bin Salman said he planned to sell …

Why Cooking the Perfect Steak Starts With Frozen Beef, According to Science

Don't thaw that raw!<p>At the end of a long, hard day, few things satisfy meat eaters more than a juicy, tender cut of steak — as long as they don’t …

How The Internet Of Things Impacts Supply Chain

Traditionally, companies have relied on third-party logistics contractors to ensure that goods get from one place to another. This was a reasonable solution, but certainly open to human error, considering that all shipping, tracking, receipt, etc. have been accomplished manually.<p>Today, however, we …

Internet of Things

These Brain Foods Have Been Found to Increase Your Focus, Help You Think More Clearly, and Give You a Longer Life

Eat walnuts, sardines, and salmon, and you're off to a fast start.<p>While drinking coffee is a necessary cultural norm that keeps us alert and productive throughout the day, a daily caffeinated fix can have spiraling effects that wreak havoc on the body.<p>Before lighting your torches and starting …

What Western Companies Need to Know About Partnering with Startups in India and China

There are two contemporary strategic imperatives, among others, that many executives are grappling with: (1) competing in emerging markets and (2) partnering with startups to gain exposure to novel ideas and opportunities. While each on its own is hard enough to accomplish, in concert these …

7 Things I Learned in Business School That Aren't True in 2018

Entrepreneurship becomes a lot harder when you're trying to follow obsolete rules.<p>Being an entrepreneur is hard. That is pretty much a universal truth. But it becomes exponentially harder when you operate under false assumptions, outdated conventions, and myths.<p>I graduated with my MBA in 1997 and …

Why Developing Right Content Should Come First For Start-up Branding

Investing in content has the same importance as enhancing the qualities of products/services.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Tinder profiles without a bio (description) are less likely …

Startups

How To Transform Marketing Into A Revenue-Generating Accountability Function

“It’s a wonderful time to be a CMO in the B2B world,” suggested Margaret Molloy, in a recent Forbes article. The role is rapidly changing and those marketers who can lead the change are poised to have significant impact. Prior to joining Optanix as CMO, Melissa Puls, as CMO of Progress, helped …

Marketing

The Death of Supply Chain Management

The supply chain is the heart of a company’s operations. To make the best decisions, managers need access to real-time data about their supply chain, but the limitations of legacy technologies can thwart the goal of end-to-end transparency. However, those days may soon be behind us. New digital …

Ada Chen Rekhi - Founder & COO at Notejoy

Great ideas are rarely born in a vacuum and I’m excited for the innovation that could arise from that.<p>Ada Chen Rekhi is founder & COO at Notejoy, a …

4 Tools for Perfecting Your B2B Sales Funnel

Cloudlead, GrooveJar, Stripe Checkout and Drip can help you customize your first-time visitor's journey, to 'customer.'<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The B2B customer journey from visitor, to lead, to customer, to promoter is often broken down into four steps: <b>attract,</b> …

Marketing

India's stoners have become shrewd entrepreneurs in a shadow industry

Kunaal Kapoor and Nikunj Ahuja, 20-year-old management graduates from Mumbai, were smoking marijuana in their hostel room when they had a brainwave. And it would have been just another stoner conversation if eight years later they weren’t running an e-commerce business selling smoking paraphernalia.<p>…

Cannabis

Understanding Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualization

Psychologist Abraham Maslow's theory of self-actualization contends that individuals are motivated to fulfill their potential in life. …

Travel Lens: Anthony Bourdain’s World

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Television host, author, and former executive chef <b>Anthony Bourdain</b> has licked his plate clean all over the world, from soup dumplings in Shanghai to piranhas in Peru.<p>The New York City native’s CNN show, <b>Parts Unknown</b>, heads to locales such as South Korea, Madagascar, and …

The Exact Script This 20-Something Founder Used to Successfully Cold Email the Biggest Names in Business

WayUp's Liz Wessel connected with business legends when she was still only a college student.<p>Liz Wessel, the 28-year-old CEO of Millennial job-hunting startup WayUp, clearly knows a few shortcuts to success. Before she's even passed her 30th birthday, Wessel has started a successful college …

Corporate debt will cause a repeat of the 2008 meltdown

It's time to address the elephant in the room: the high-yield bond market.<p>That's the polite name for "junk" bonds, issued by companies that can't earn an investment-grade rating even from our famously lenient bond rating agencies.<p>This is a two-layer threat.<p>First, many of these companies are so …

You'll be More Productive When You Stop Believing These 9 Productivity Myths

There is no shortcut, so just work through that list you should have.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being productive plays a huge role in your success. That’s probably why people spend hours and hours scouring the Internet for top-notch productivity tips, tricks, and …

Time Management

This Indian startup has a shot at becoming the Tesla of electric bikes

Launching a new automotive brand in India is no mean feat, and the challenge becomes even more difficult when you plan to exclusively offer electric vehicles. Bangalore-based Ather believes it’s up to the task, and it’s ready to test its faith with the launch of its first creations today.<p>At an …

Fast rail could turn Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle into 'mega region'

A fast train network connecting greater Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle as a "mega region" could create more than 10,000 new jobs, according to a …

‘At 30, I found myself in the midst of career depression. Here’s how I overcame it.’

Since primary school, I knew exactly what I wanted to do and who I wanted to be. I carefully selected my subjects and ticked all the right boxes …

Elon Musk Says Great Leaders Focus on This 1 Thing Before Everything Else

Without a strong foundation, leaders and their companies could crumble.<p>Anyone who's built a successful startup will tout their own magic recipe for how to grow a business, but what I've learned first-hand is it requires much more than having the right title, presenting the right ideas, or even …

12 surprising differences between Icelandic and American culture

1/<p>Iceland is ranked number one for gender equality, while the United States is ranked 49<p>Shutterstock<p>When it comes to gender equality, Iceland is …

Amazon.com will stop shipping to Australia from July 1

Amazon faces a backlash from Australian consumers after stopping online shoppers from importing products from its overseas e-commerce sites when the …