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5 Bestselling Books From 2017 That Will Put You Ahead of the Competition In 2018

These bestselling books offer valuable communication and public-speaking tips for entrepreneurs and leaders.<p>I've read 75 nonfiction books published this year in a wide range of categories from history to business. Most of the books are bestsellers and offer actionable insights into leadership, …

The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2017

The must-read brain books of 2017 featured persuasion, compulsion, popularity, fear, technology, distraction, and the reasons why we’re capable of so much good and so much evil. The eight books on this list all reveal important, timely insights about who we are, what we do and why we do it.<p><b>The Fear</b> …

Books

Facebook's crackdown on "engagement bait" is long overdue

Facebook is cracking down on “engagement bait.” Even if you’re unfamiliar with the term (it’s nowhere near as ubiquitous as the now-meaningless “clickbait”), you’ve probably seen an “engagement bait-y” post in your timeline. They use phrases like:<p>“Like this if…”<br>• “Share if you…”<br>• “Vote to…”<br>• “Tag a …

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories

Here's how to grow your influence, boost your impression and make a powerful impact.<p>Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership …

Mozilla just launched an augmented reality app

Mozilla has launched its first ever augmented reality app for iOS. The company, best known for its Firefox browser, wants to create an avenue for developers to build augmented reality experiences using open web technologies, WebXR, and Apple’s ARKit framework.<p>This latest effort from Mozilla is …

AI creates fake celebrity porn for Redditors to fap to

Artificial intelligence is a game-changer. Never in the history of human existence has there existed a technology with the power to wipe out cancer, end traffic accidents, and perhaps even formulate an actionable plan to reverse climate change. And fortunately for us, some of the smartest people in …

Niantic’s first AR game Ingress is getting a massive overhaul in 2018

Ingress Prime will feature a new look, new story, and new tech<p>Niantic may be best-known for the massive hit <i>Pokémon Go</i>, but for its next major release the studio is going back to the beginning. Today the developer revealed that it’s working on a significant update to its debut augmented reality …

How Working Smarter -- Not Harder Drives Motivation

There is a lot of research that says we have a limited pool of cognitive resources<p>I'm sure you've come across that old business axiom that says "work smarter, not harder." Whether you're a freelancer, self employed, small business owner, or working nine to five, we're constantly on the lookout for …

Tim Ferriss Explains How to Scale Your Business in 3 Steps

It's only when you're clear on your destination that you can plan a scale strategy to get there.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This year, BestSelf.Co was among the winners of Shopify's first Build a BIGGER Business competition. Singled-out for our innovative marketing …

Business Strategy

Kids are more anxious than they've ever been — and it's because of an all-too common parenting habit

Anxiety has become an epidemic, now eclipsing depression as the most common health disorder, particularly among younger people.<p>While several hypotheses exist which try to point blame for the increasingly common condition, Norwegian researchers have found that the overprotection of children may have …

Parenting

Mercedes benchmarked and dismantled a Tesla Model X in the weirdest way ahead of launching its own electric SUV

It’s not rare for automakers to buy vehicles from competitors in order to reverse-engineer or benchmark them as part of their R&D effort, but Mercedes-Benz reportedly used a particularly strange and arguably shady way to do it for the Tesla Model X.<p>It makes sense for the German automaker to be …

10 startups that died in 2017 — despite $1.7 billion in funding

Where there's life, there's death, and Silicon Valley is no different.<p>For every thriving billion-dollar unicorn, there are endless numbers of start-ups that have passed onto the other side — laying off their engineers with their matching, branded t-shirts; closing down their game rooms filled with …

Startups

Anger and confusion as crypto traders lose thousands in 'flash crash' on $54 billion exchange

A "flash crash" on the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchange has left customers demanding answers and refunds, with many claiming to have lost thousands of dollars.<p>The price of cryptocurrencies NEO, OMG, and ETP crashed as much as 90% in minutes on the Bitfinex exchange on Wednesday before …

Cryptocurrency

Harold Evans Makes Himself Clear: No More Passive Voice

Harold Evans sees a lot of fog all around us: Murky words, qualifiers, and subordinate clauses that clog a sentence and route expression into obscurity. Puffed up phrases, passive voices, misused words and words with no meaning, verbs twisted into nouns, buzzwords and hackneyed terms that make the …

Language

How To Apply Psychology To Design An Optimized Landing Page

As a digital marketer, you know that landing pages are essential for creating great first impressions and generating leads for each marketing …

Build Your Marketing Team in the Order that People Buy Things

A strategic long-term approach to building out a marketing team should instead focus on the customer journey.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2013, I made the decision to bring aboard a content creator as my first marketing hire. Since bringing that employee aboard, …

Marketing

Today's Workout 40: The pushup variation circuit for a massive chest

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>It's chest day. And while you could just do your same old routine, we pretty much guarantee you're better off …

If you want to become a muscle-bound Goliath, start in the kitchen

I was a child of the eighties. Pop culture remembers money-hungry Wall Street executive as personification of the era but, for me, the ideal examples were found on TV sets and in movie theatres. He-Man, Hulk Hogan, Schwarzenegger, Stallone – in the eighties, muscle became mainstream. Most kids I …

3D printed from titanium, Stealth Keys are nearly impossible to duplicate

The idea that you might surreptitiously snap a photo of someone’s house key and build a duplicate from it to break into their home sounds like a …

The on-demand economy is a bubble—and it’s about to burst

Enjoy on-demand services while you can.<p>Whether it’s getting a lift whenever you want or ordering pad thai from the comfort of your couch, the rise of the on-demand economy has made a lot of people’s lives more convenient. But many of the services we know and love might not be around in a few years. …

Ridesharing

Warren Buffett's 1991 letter perfectly explains ESPN's troubles

The firings came after a long-term downtrend for ESPN's fortunes as a decline in subscribers and ratings have hit the company's bottom line.<p>The so-called "Worldwide Leader in Sports" has been struggling to navigate its future in a world with streaming services, readily available sports highlights, …

Basic Cable

How you can use the 5-hour rule to achieve your goals and improve your life

You try hard ever day, but never see any long-term improvement. You feel trapped where you are, unable to move forward or progress. You see other …

9 things bosses do that make great employees quit

It's pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about — few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.<p>Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the …

Employment

Genghis Khan's 3 Strategies For Success Could Change Your Life Immediately

Discover how one man became ruler of the largest empire in the world by applying a few simple strategies that can change your life forever.<p>If you want to continue to perform at peak levels, inspire others and become a thought leader in your field, you need to become a consummate learner. As soon as …

Hip Shooting & LCD Shooting for Street Photography

It’s a slightly controversial approach, and one that will have some purists up in arms, but I think hip shooting has an important role to play in …

Street Photography

Interior designer Tara Bernerd on how to do luxury with character

From black marble to colored glass<p>British interior designer Tara Bernerd knows a thing or two about luxury. Known for her work for posh boutique hotels like the Thompson Chicago and SIXTY SoHo, Bernerd operates on the opposite extreme of sterile-hotel stereotypes, creating instead warm spaces rich …

Need to Teach Something New without Boring Team Members to Tears? Use This Powerful Technique

Hint: It has absolutely nothing to do with making a presentation<p>You need to share your considerable wisdom with team members, so your first instinct is to open PowerPoint and create a presentation explaining precisely what you do. Step by step. On a lot of slides. In excruciating detail.<p>But here's …

Every Photographer Needs a Bag Full of These Photography Gadgets

Let's have a good ol' fireside chat, just you and I...I'm going to be very candid with you on a few items that I just absolutely love and think you …

Gear & Gadgets

Airbnb is a case study in why tech startups still aren’t going public

Airbnb’s latest funding haul has surpassed all expectations. The company was said last summer be seeking up to $850 million in a round that would value it at $30 billion. In September, a filing showed Airbnb had raised $555 million.<p>According to a new filing on March 9, Airbnb ultimately received …

Venture Capital

High-Tech Startups Need to Ditch the 'Engineers Rule' Mentality

Everyone is in the people business. Create a balance between ideas and execution to ensure the long-term success of your new company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The high-tech startup world is leaning a bit toward the overly hubris. I'm well aware it's a little …

Startups