Breon Jennings

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100 Incredible Resources For Tech Entrepreneurs And Startups

Note: Please support the creator of this article by viewing it on DailyTekk.com (where I originally published it)!<p>Dude. Startups are hard. But they …

Sizing up the startup studio model: A look at eFounders, a company that builds companies

For some people, building one company isn’t enough. Instead, they want to have their hands in building several companies – at once.<p>French serial …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

8 Steps to Turn Around an Underperforming Employee

Before you fire them, try these simple techniques for getting struggling employees back on track.<p>It's a moment every business leader dreads. You have an employee who's not performing well at his or her job. You may know that losing this job will cause your employee economic hardship. You may even …

Beyond the Logo: 5 Key Branding Elements

Your designer does not define your brand identity. Your true brand identity is the view your customers have of your company.<p>Your company has spent a lot of time defining and creating your brand and identity. You may have paid a design company to create a logo or a new name and a custom color scheme …

Graphic Design

10 Healthy Food Myths Debunked

From the editors of GoodHousekeeping.com, we set the record straight on common misconceptions about which foods are healthy for you.<p><b>1) Fresh is always better than frozen.</b><br>Freshly-shelled peas have more vitamins than frozen ones, right? Not exactly. "Fresh" produce often travels far distances and …

5 Ways to Market Yourself Visually

Visuals communicate complex ideas into something more digestible. Large amounts of text make it harder for our brains to find pertinent information in a timely manner. This problem can be remedied quite easily, by adding images and visuals into marketing yourself.<p>Visuals can help turn a complex …

Infographics

7 Peak Performance Must-Dos For Business And Life

“What did you do!” I yelled at my accounts manager. He was lying down tanning on the terracotta gravel roof of our building, oiled up with darkened Hawaiian Tropic, blasting ACDC out of a giant silver boombox. I was on the phone with the WWE about a televised national wrestling match. He’d arranged …

Work In Tech? Please Stop Using These Phrases

I’ve spent 10 years working with companies large and small to help them solve their business problems. Problems like how to improve customer service for electronics giants; imaginative ways to get Canadians to buy more rotisserie chicken; seamless ways to encourage loyalty program members to update …

Why would a successful entrepreneur hire a coach?

If you're already successful, why would you want to hire a coach?<p>It's not as if coaches have secret powers or have some deep-seated knowledge of your industry that could open the door to more success. Coaches are mere humans like you and me. However, good coaches can help you see what you're …

Kobe tops Jordan on NBA scoring list

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list Sunday and moved into third place behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar …

Here Are The Best Startup Pitches We've Ever Seen

TED Talks

Top 10 Business Trends That Will Drive Success In 2015

In 2015, you have an opportunity to take some risks, change how you market and sell, as well as define your niche in your market. Here are my predictions for ideas and trends that will shape sales and business development for top performing companies in 2015. You can also find my updated trends for …

This 3D printed plastic dress flows like fabric

Gallery: This 3D printed plastic dress flows like fabric<p>Gallery: This 3D printed plastic dress flows like fabric<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>The design studio Nervous …

The Evolution Of The Employee

This concept and the visual was taken from my new book which came out today called, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.<p>One of the things I have been writing about and have tried to make clear over the past few months is that work as …

7 Trends To Avoid On LinkedIn Right Now

The other day, I had coffee with a young early-stage startup founder interested in learning more about our accelerator program and getting feedback on his business. I took the meeting for a couple of reasons. One, he was wildly proactive about getting in front of me, agreeing to any time I had …

Consumers Are No Longer Brand Loyal

In today’s diverse new world of growing consumer demands, fueled by changing demographics and the cultural shift in the market, brands have some work to do to say the least. In the rush of business necessity and the desire to meet quarterly financial requirements from Wall Street, branding has …

Small business and politics: How did Graves do?

NEW YORK (AP) — Small companies were still reeling from the recession in 2011 when Sam Graves became chairman of the House Small Business Committee. …

100 Coaching Book Recommendations, Part 2: Life Skills, Productivity, Peak Performance, and Personal Finance

In my last post I shared book recommendations for entrepreneurship, leadership and management, sales and marketing, job search, career change, and biographies of business and career success. Here are more coaching book recommendations for general life skills:<p><b>Life Coaching</b><p><i>Awaken the Giant Within:</i> …

Why Angels Should Care About The SEC's Definition Of Who Can Invest

While many people consider government rules and regulations boring, angel investors should be aware that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is considering potential changes that could prevent many angels from investing. Even worse, it could reduce capital for startup companies that create …

Jacques Pépin’s Reverse Manhattan Is a Brilliant Low-Alcohol Drink

Jacques Pépin's favorite holiday cocktail is the perfect low-alcohol drink.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap beer</i> …

Every State Should Have Iowa's Driver's License App

The Hawkeye State lets its drivers carry a digital copy of their license or ID.<p>Many states now allow digital proof of insurance for motorists. Iowa is taking the next step, launching an app that will store a digital copy of a driver's license or state-issued ID.<p>The free app is set to launch …

9 Milk Punches to Try This Season

<i>Photo © Courtesy of Brennan's of Houston</i><p><i>By Chelsea Morse</i><p>Is Wednesday too early to start thinking about what we'll be eating and drinking next weekend? We think not. We have the decadent Southern cocktail milk punch on our minds. Here, nine amazing milk punches around the country to sip next Sunday …

Where to Move If You Want a Job, More Money, or Lots of Single People

A new Census tool reveals which large cities are the nation's leaders in earnings, unemployment, and unmarried young people.<p>Springfield, Massachusetts, is the most single. San Jose, California, is the most international (richest, too). Provo, Utah, is the youngest workforce in America, and McAllen, …

How to Develop Innovative Leaders at Every Level of Your Organization

At age 22, Jennifer Prosek started a public relations company. She was highly motivated and talented, and was able to start building a team of people to work with her. But the addition of new team members seemed to stall the growth of her company.<p>One day, Jennifer found herself complaining to a …

4 Ways Leaders Effectively Manage Employee Conflict

Conflict resolution is a daily occurrence at work that can either propel or disrupt the momentum for a leader, a team or the entire organization. The workplace can become a toxic environment when leaders allow conflict to fester rather than confront it head-on. Managing conflict can be a tricky …

5 Tips For Exceptional Leadership

What makes a good leader? Looking at my own personal growth at SAP, I have found that the Holy Grail of leadership today is engagement. It’s only through truly engaging customers that we’ve increased profitability, and only through employee engagement do we increase productivity. I have been lucky …

How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

Your employees are at work. Sure. But there’s a better than 50 percent chance that they aren’t getting real work done.<p>Employees say that they only spend 45 percent of their time at work actually completing their primary job duties, according to a survey of 2,000 office workers conducted by …

Employment