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The Great Business Book Purge

I just dumped (and donated) 300 books. But the rest you'll have to pry from my cold, dead fingers.<p>Two weeks ago, I dumped more than 300 business books.<p>“Dumped” sounds harsh. The purge wasn’t as bloody as all that. Many were unbound galleys stamped with dire warnings not to quote, reproduce, or …

Leadership

10 Ways You're Killing Your Credibility

Credibility is everything in the business world. It's hard to build but easy to destroy. And your success depends on it.<p>In the business world, your credibility is everything. It tells people whether they can count on you. It tells your customers, employees, bosses, and coworkers what they can …

Leadership

Why Transparency Is Your Biggest Untapped Competitive Advantage

For Buffer’s Leo Widrich, it’s much more than a buzzword. So why isn’t everyone embracing it?<p>“Default to transparency” is one of our deepest values at Buffer and it’s been absolutely instrumental in our growth from making nothing just two years ago to making over $1 million a year today.<p>Employees …

Employee Engagement

How “Talent Clusters” Will Help You Win A Sustainable Future

The old systems are broken. The Internet changed everything. Looking forward, we need to cultivate fluid organizations, powered by innovative, multidimensional people.<p>I am a fan of Steve Denning, author of <i>Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century</i> (Jossey-Bass, 2010) and …

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

Fitstar, The Startup Looking To Reinvent The Home Workout From The iPad, Finally Launches

Fitstar, the Google Ventures and Floodgate-backed startup that’s aiming to disrupt Richard Simmons, is finally launching its home workout app with NFL player Tony Gonzalez.<p>Mike Maser, a longtime Digg and AOL executive, came up with the idea after a long sojourn through New Zealand on his own. He …

Your Guide To Agency Name Pronunciations And Origins

Have you ever looked at some of the alphabet-soup names of creative agencies and wondered whether one was meant to be read as an acronym or a string of letters? Well, if so, this short video is not the best way to figure it out.<p>“The Agency Pronunciation Guide” is a one-joke video, sure, but it’s a …

Sesame Street

Been to Apartment Hell and Back? A New Start-Up, Cozy, Wants to Simplify Renting.

If you’ve ever rented an apartment in certain metro areas, like New York and San Francisco, you’ve probably had a less-than-enjoyable experience. …

Housing

Treehouse launches job board for its 35K coding students

Learn-to-code company Treehouse is today launching a job board that aims to bring new opportunities and income to its student body of 35,000 coders of all kinds.<p>The jobs come from companies around the globe and include development and design positions, including mobile developers and junior-level …

12 Disruptive Technologies That Have the Potential to Change Your Business

Collectively and over the long term, these technologies could account for trillions of dollars of economic impact. That's why you need to watch them now.<p>Look at the history of entrepreneurship and you see a repeated story of technology disrupting industries. With the ever accelerating rate of …

Patents

A Great Idea Is Never Enough

Entrepreneur and VC Eric Paley explains why it takes a lot more than just a good idea to build a successful company.<p>Back in 1995, I purchased a used Mac laptop via auction on the Internet. The company that enabled that transaction doesn't exist today. That same year, eBay was founded and today is …

Entrepreneurship

3 Ways to Start Every Day Better

Great athletes put the odds in their favor by having a routine that helps them start each day right. Why don't you? Here are three tips to do just that.<p>Most top athletes go through a preparation routine before every game which starts long before they get on the field. The best ones usually start …

Tiger Woods

Mars-bound astronauts will print food & tools, NASA says

NASA will transport 3D printers to space so astronauts can print tools — and potentially even food.<p>NASA’s chief administrator Charles Bolden discussed the role of 3D printers during a recent press tour of the Ames Research Center. According to <i>ComputerWorld,</i> Bolden believes the technology could be …

In His Own Words: Why Steve Jobs Decided to Create the iPad

- May 31, 2013<p>Despite initial criticism (albeit brief) when the iPad was first released, there can be no doubt that the device has been insanely …

Does Drinking Beer Make You More Creative?

It worked for countless writers and artists, of course, but in business? Making a case that before “eureka,” comes “cheers.” (You’re welcome.)<p>“There are lots of famous drunk artists,” observes <i>Chicago Magazine</i> writer Whet Moser, “but no famous drunk accountants.”<p>Why is that? Because, as Mikael Cho …

Twitter’s Ev Williams: Startup Advice Is (Mostly) Wrong

Williams says doing, observing, and studying success is far more valuable than reading about it. Is he right?<p>Ev Williams, founder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium, has recently written a nonchalantly polemic post that, if entirely true, may put me out of a job.<p>It’s title: All the Startup Advice You …

Evan Williams

What Will It Really Be Like To Live In A Google Glass World?

From the moment Sergey Brin wandered past the author at this year’s TED conference, the author was smitten. But what will Glass truly change about our lives? One thought: everything.<p>From the moment that Sergey Brin wandered by me in the lobby at TED this year, I found myself in love.<p>Not with him, …

Governance: the Critical Factor Most Business Owners Get Wrong

At your company, is it crystal clear who makes what decisions, on what basis, and with what goal? Are you sure?<p>Success or failure, the creation of value or the lack of it all come down to one thing: good decision-making. The make-or-break decisions at your company tend to fall into three …

Management

How Xbox One Will Change Advertising Forever

The new Xbox One video game console promises to be a revolution in home entertainment when it launches, but I predict a bigger revolution following the launch. One that will take advantage of the key features of Xbox One – the cable integration, the Kinect, the multitasking, and the voice commands …

Amazon Is Working On A Plan To Deliver Your Groceries

Although Amazon Fresh has been around since 2007, it has never expanded beyond a few Seattle zip codes.<p>It's an experiment that hasn't gone any further.<p>And yet Amazon still appears to be working on a plan to roll out grocery delivery nationwide, according to a number of recent reports.<p>The logic …

Microsoft, Samsung to do glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Watch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.<p>Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in …

20 Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us At Graduation

So we decided to ask our editorial and senior staff here at Business Insider, "What do you wish someone had told you at graduation?"<p>Our colleagues had a lot to say, from how important it is to take care of your finances to not worrying about the first five years after graduation (you read that …

Young Entrepreneur on Twitter: "The Habits of Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic): http://t.co/n6U2pTOeNg by @CatClifford"

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Lessons in Persuasion From Apple CEO Tim Cook

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are good negotiators, and then there is Apple chief executive Tim Cook.<p>When Cook showed up for a Congressional hearing yesterday, the stage appeared to be set for him to take a beating over Apple's financial practices. …

Tim Cook

About - Zilla online magazine

<b>Who we are</b><br>Zilla is an online magazine dedicated to design, trends and inspiration. Its mission is to fuel your creativity and inspire you on a daily …

Pen Drawings by Joan Salo

Living the 7 Entrepreneurial Virtues

We all strive to be our best. Here are seven traits to make your entrepreneurial journey heavenly.<p>Last month, I shared how to avoid the 7 deadly entrepreneurial sins so you could innovate without fear. But entrepreneurs, and those who are entrepreneurial in their roles, aspire to live life beyond …

Entrepreneurship