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Must-Have Elements for a Dream Kitchen

A dream kitchen — it is probably at the top of any homeowner’s list of desires. Whether you are going to start from scratch and design a new kitchen …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

How to Ace the 50 Most Common Interview Questions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people’s biggest job-hunting fear is being put on the spot by oddball interview questions such as these (which are real):<p>“Describe the color yellow to someone who’s blind.” – <i>Spirit Airlines</i><p>“If you were asked to unload a 747 full of …

Employment

11 Qualities of Nice People Who Get Ahead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest predictors of success is personality. If you want to be more successful, take a good hard look at your personality. Those with likable personalities receive better treatment and more freedoms. When people enjoy being …

Self-improvement

10 Optimistic and Inspiring Quotes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Life is filled with difficulties. How we confront our challenges is precisely what makes us great. Nobody ever reached greatness on a silver platter. This is true in any aspect of life, including running a business.<p>In the midst of …

Motivation

Pitching Investors With Customer Motivations Won't Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When pitching to investors, entrepreneurs always seem to start with a customer pitch, then add a slide or two about the business. In reality, they need a separate pitch about the business, carrying over only a slide or two about the …

Small Business
Employment

4 Habits of Millionaires That Work for Everyone

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m humbled that my career as a penny stock trader has helped earn me the title “millionaire,” and I’m even more blown away to count two of my students among the ranks of this elite club.<p>Having worked my way up from a few thousand dollars …

Self-improvement

To Thrive You Need to Wake Up to These 5 Hard Truths

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship isn’t an easy journey, and we’re in uncertain times for sure. With overwhelming complexity, insurmountable change and big competition, it’s became more important than ever to be strategic and intentional.<p>I want to share a …

Self-improvement

Cultivate These 7 Attributes of Master Achievers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Master achievers are those people who have an unwavering commitment to happiness and success. They are the people who, despite the criticism and negativity thrown at them, achieve anyway. They are the people who never stop, no matter how …

Self-improvement

There's An Android Peeing On Apple On Google Maps

There’s something weird going on over on Google Maps today. A user on Hacker News spotted what appears to be the Android logo peeing on Apple in satellite view.<p>At these co-ordinates in Pakistan the odd image appears, depicting the famous picture of an Android logo relieving itself on Apple’s logo. …

How to Ask for a Raise

The best managers know when it’s time to increase your pay for a job well done. But what if your salary hasn’t gone up in a while? What if you think you deserve to be paid more? Asking for raise is always a tough conversation. How do you prepare for it? And how can you make it easier for your …

Business Administration

You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress at something that is personally meaningful. If your job involves leading others, the implications are clear: the most …

Creating Customers for Life: 50 Resources on Loyalty, Churn and Customer Retention

This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>Earning customer loyalty is an uphill battle, but it is always worth the effort.<p>You've seen the data: the Harvard Business School report that showcased how, on average, increasing customer retention rates by 5% increases profits by <b>25%-95%</b>.<p>Much to …

Customer Experience

Great CEOs Deal With 'Elephants' First

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most CEOs know that business is full of tough issues, hard decisions and bad news like a supplier shortage or a difficult personnel issue with a long-term employee. The things that are never fun to deal with are the very things that great …

Leadership

To Turn Potential Into Performance, You Need to Place Confidence in Others

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>CEOs and business owners often lament that “we just don’t have enough talent on our team,”or when they are hiring, “there isn’t a deep enough pool of talent to choose from.”<p>I couldn’t disagree more.<p>We don’t have a talent problem in our …

CEOs

Skip the Reluctant Customers. Start Resonating With the Right Crowd.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I was on a call with business strategist Tara Gentile, when she said something that hit home: “You don’t actually want those customers that you have to convince to trust you,” she said.<p>In a tough economic climate, it can …

Freebies

25 Books on Persuasion, Influence and Understanding Human Behavior

This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>Reading good books remains the supreme “life hack”-- knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in mere hours.<p>I can’t think of a single better way to empower your learning (and yourself) than that. And as a professional, executive, or …

Selling

No C Players in Leadership Positions, Please

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most great CEOs are constantly looking for talent, not to mention developing and retaining it. It is not at all unusual for CEOs to spend 65 percent to 75 percent of their time on these critical people-related issues.<p>Great CEOs interview …

Leadership

10 Quotes on Persistence to Help You Keep Going

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was originally published on July 29, 2014.</i><p>Entrepreneurship is a labor of love, and like any great love, that often means a lot of passion and a lot of persistence to reach your happily ever after. There are set-backs and …

Motivation

The Right Way To Subsidize Health Insurance

Although most of us think our health care system is predominantly a private system, government is heavily involved. Close to one in every two health care dollars is spent by government. And even spending that counts as private is heavily subsidized.<p>My back-of-the-envelope estimate puts federal …

Why Things Always Go Wrong

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Probably the most insightful adage I learned growing up was Murphy’s Law: Everything that can go wrong will go wrong.<p>The Peter Principle, which says that everyone eventually rises to the level of his own incompetence, is essentially …

To This Day

The 3 Cardinal Rules of Business I Didn't Learn in School

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Education doesn’t end after college graduation. There are scores of practical skills and lessons that I have absorbed years after leaving the classroom.<p>I learned a great deal about accounting and finance and honed my general business …

UC Berkeley

How to Disrupt an Industry in Three Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s one thing to invent something cool. It’s another matter entirely to turn inventions into real products people can use to make their lives easier or better.<p>Everyone tries to be different, but it’s a far greater challenge to make a …

Inventions

Stop Being So Laid-Back In the Workplace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Beware the pitfalls of being too laid-back in your workplace.<p>Recently, I had a relatively new employee tell me he wasn’t coming in twice within a two-week period, each time with a different excuse and each time less than an hour before he …

The Workplace

Small Talk Could Have Big Benefits for Your Career

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For some of us, making small talk is not only easy, but enjoyable. For others, it’s a torturous experience preferably avoided at all costs. Unfortunately for those in the latter camp, it is extremely important that you master the art of …

Business Strategy

3 Online Tools for Supercharging a Company's Culture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The modern workplace is mobile and virtual. While this presents tremendous opportunities for companies to scale without expanding offices or restricting their talent search to one region, it can also pose an existential challenge to a …

Employee Engagement

5 Tricks To Brainstorm Like It's Your Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your next business idea is just around the corner: You just don't know it yet. Many people I have talked to who want freedom from the cube farm say that the lack of an idea is the only thing holding them back. But why let that be the case.<p>…

Music Festivals

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one ever said being an entrepreneur would be easy. A million obstacles seem to stand in the way each and every day. The naysayers and budget woes can be enough for the average person to start waving the white flag.<p>But you are not an …

Entrepreneurship