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Don’t Sell Products or Services, Sell Experiences and Outcomes

There is a lot of talk around the term “digital disruption” today.<p>The vast majority of it centers around the latest and greatest technology. And …

10 Mind-Blowing Videos Every Entrepreneur Must Watch | Inc.com

When executed well, inspirational, educational, and motivational lectures and lessons are extremely powerful. Why? Because they express what we know, recognize, feel, believe, think, accept, imagine, hope, fear, desire, acknowledge, and/or have experienced as a life truth. They help us to …

How To Change Your Life With Mini Habits | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”<p>~ Sun Tzu<p>Imagine you’re at a New …

How 'Internet of Things' Startup Jasper Became A $1.4 Billion Company

One of the hottest topics in today's tech industry is the "Internet of Things (IoT)."<p>The IoT is a term used to describe a fully-connected world, where physical objects like refrigerators and cars - or even beer kegs - are linked to the Internet. That doesn't simply mean browsing the Internet …

Positive Intelligence

• <b>Author:</b> Shirzad Chamine<p>In his popular Stanford University lectures, New York Times bestselling author Shirzad Chamine reveals how to achieve one’s true potential for both professional success and personal fulfillment. His groundbreaking research exposes ten well-disguised mental Saboteurs. Nearly …

Students Can Take Studying Paperless With These Apps and Gadgets

The diligent student may often be pictured with a pencil behind her ear, her chicken scratches adorning countless spiral notebooks — but these days she's just as likely to be organizing a study group on her smartphone while reviewing a lecture on her tablet. Here are a few gadgets and apps that …

Avoid These 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Raking in $102,824 on Indiegogo in a campaign that ended July 3, the start-up Ambronite, maker of a drinkable organic "supermeal," achieved a goal that most crowdfunders would envy: It exceeded its $50,000 target by more than 100 percent.<p>"It was really exciting …

3 Books That Will Help Change The Way You Think About Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What is it about the word sales that makes some of us so uncomfortable? As entrepreneurs, especially in startup mode, you’re going to need to get a handle on selling.<p>The truth is you’re constantly selling yourself and your business, so …

3 Reasons Why Web Design Is the Domain of Your Entire Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your website is the central hub of the digital presence of your company, yet many companies delegate web design to the marketing department, expecting a small, highly specialized group to present the collective capital of the company in a …

4 Reasons The Big Picture is Hurting Your Goals (and what you should do about it) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’re motivated.<p>You know exactly what you need to do, you’ve got it all planned out and all you need to do is stick with it. What could go wrong?<p>Day …

Motivation

5 Habits That Guarantee You're Living The Life You Really Want | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Each day you get up and wonder, “Am I living the life I want?”<p>It’s a good question, possibly the best question you could ask yourself. After all, you …

7 Ways Successful People Remain Calm When Life Gets Out Of Control

Every now and again life doesn’t throw us a curve, it aims a quiver full of arrows. When this happens we don’t know which way to turn or what to …

Podium Power: 7 Steps To A Rock Solid Speech

Public speaking is often cited as the number one most common fear, even before death itself.<p>For some of us, high on the list of fears is the dread of listening to a speech that bores, patronizes, or otherwise wastes our time.<p>Whether your next speech is before the local school group or the United …

The secret to the best grilled chicken is...a brick? Here's how you do it

Want a foolproof grilling recipe that will blow your friends away this Fourth of July, even if you’re a novice at the grill? All you need are a few bricks (yes, bricks!) and some basic ingredients to make the juiciest, most crisp-skinned grilled chicken you've ever tasted.<p>“I love grilling chicken …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Washington's Cyber-Espionage Indictment Escalates Tense Sino-American Relationship

Monday’s Department of Justice indictment of five Chinese officials accused of cyber-espionage against the United States, announced at a press …

Grow your mind: 5 daily easy exercises

The Mind is where human being life started from. The reason is because, all of our actions are determined by the nature of the thoughts we hold in …

10 Causes of Brain Fog and Ways to Gain Clarity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Brain fog can be described as lack of mental clarity.<p>It’s as though you’re looking at the world through a stained glass. You know the stain is there, …

21 Inspirational Quotes to Help You Crush Your Fear of Failure

Imagine being able to stare your fear of failure in the face, and still have the confidence to take action? What would that do for your life? What …

15 Tactics That Will Double Your Productivity In No Time | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want to learn how to double your productivity right away? This is going to be the right place, so stay with me and learn these 15 tactics that will …

Finally: Alibaba Files for IPO

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group filed for a nominal $1 billion initial public offering on Tuesday after weeks of anticipation.<p>The company's filing offers a peek inside the business that controls roughly 80 percent of China's online commerce market.<p>The $1 …

How To Set Goals For The Life You Actually Want

It’s time to stop setting the wrong goals and start using goals to determine the journey, not the destination.<p>It’s a commonly accepted sentiment that setting goals will lead you to success.<p>Many of us believe life will be better by reaching those goals, so we make our plans, put our nose to the …

The Power of Dignity in the Workplace

Imagine that you’ve been working in your job for a while. You enjoy your work, know how to do it well, and take pride in the results you produce. And then one day things change. Perhaps a new boss is hired from the outside, who doesn’t talk to you or your colleagues in sufficient depth to …

When Your Boss Is Too Nice

Yes, it can be pleasant to work for someone who is kind and thoughtful but there’s a difference between bosses who are pleasant to work for and those who avoid conflict at all costs. Managers in the latter category don’t give tough feedback, shy away from going to bat for their teams, and give in …

7 Things You Are Doing That Are Definitely Making You Average | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’ve come to realize lately that there is a fine line between being normal, and being average.<p>Being a normal person is good of course. To me, it …

Outsourcing

4 Alternatives to Aggressive Behavior That Can Lead to a Better and Happier You | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Why do you always end up resenting making tantrums, sounding like a bitch, losing your patience or blowing your top? Is it because you really were …

Self-help

Presentation Tools That Go Beyond “Next Slide Please”

Data visualization luminary and Yale professor Edward Tufte famously suggested that PowerPoint would have been a presentation medium well-suited to a communist dictator. The program’s linear nature, its tendency to discourage interactivity, its inability to easily share the information it contains, …

6 Tips for Reluctant Negotiators

I had been hired to do 1-on-1 speed-coaching sessions at the Summit Series at Powder Mountain, and I was confident I could help one person, in particular, to take his career to the next level. Once back in the office, I pinged him: “I would love to coach you. Any interest in exploring?” He …

The Indispensable Power of Story

Some people have a way of making the complex clear. They know who they are, why they do what they do, and where they want to go. Because they have internalized all this, they are able to sharply crystallize ideas and vision. They speak in simple, relatable terms. And they can get a <i>lot</i> …

To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority

Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority. Then they can make things happen and create the change that they believe in. Senior executives, on the other hand, are often frustrated by how little power they actually have.<p>The problem is that, while authority can …