Ben Knutsen

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How to win an argument, even when you're wrong

I taught him a technique that I have found incredibly powerful. So powerful, you can even use it to great effect, with evil intent.<p>I'm not suggesting that you'd do this, but I do love a good debate. It's possible there may have been times, at a dinner party or two, where I've used this approach to …

Recruitment

Technology is destroying the most important asset in your life

<i>“Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.”</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Think organic food is better for you, animals, and the planet? Think again

What we eat is seen as more important than ever. And everywhere we are urged to go organic: we are told it is more nutritious, it improves animal welfare and helps the environment. In reality, that is mostly marketing hype.<p>In 2012 Stanford University’s Centre for Health Policy did the biggest …

If You’re Building A Startup You Need To Move To Phoenix (Not Silicon Valley)

This is not the essay we thought we’d be writing.<p>In fact, when we first met and decided to create a company, it was in the beating heart of Silicon …

Silicon Valley

7 Maps That Will Change How You Think About Global Politics

The ways we look at geopolitics are hopelessly out of date. Military might and the power of nation-states aren’t what they used to be. Now it’s all about who’s the most connected.<p>Power in the 21st century means something very different than it did even a few decades ago. Military might, territory, …

3 Lessons Learned From the Sharing Economy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are all familiar with the Uber’s and Airbnb’s of the world that make up the “sharing economy,” better defined as the socio-economic system built around the sharing of human and physical resources. These companies have created a shift …

Business Strategy

This Chart Shows Why Your Company Probably Needs Better Leadership Training

About 50% of employees say their leader rarely or never takes an active role in helping them to grow and develop. Think about that: Why do we have leaders if not to help employees grow and develop? And yet, leader directed employee growth and development is rarely or never happening for half of our …

Leadership

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

Time Management

The New Rules of Travel

We’ve come a long way from 2011’s Tarmacgate, when 100-odd JetBlue passengers were stranded for seven hours on the runway. Delays are down, airlines are investing in posh new terminals, and the app revolution and sharing economy mean that there are more options than ever when it comes to flights, …

Fort Lauderdale

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