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How to turn great iOS app ideas into something real

My friends, family and even complete strangers are constantly asking me how to get their million-dollar app idea in the App Store.<p>This is always a shocker for me because, after countless hours of hard work over the past two years, my app is barely breaking even.<p>But I can offer one solid piece of …

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5 Ways to Innovate With the Power of Fashion

This Fashion Thinking framework will unleash all kinds of ways to anticipate the new and remix the old.<p>As Coco Chanel famously remarked, "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is …

5 Easy Ways to Get More Done Every Day

Cranking out more work is just a matter of implementing a few little tweaks to your day.<p>Look for advice on increasing your productivity and you'll find plenty of tips on how to stop procrastinating and nix interruptions, and hints about cool tools that make work easier as well as evidence that …

The Secret to Rocking Your Next Presentation

An expert on public speaking explains how to become a more compelling--and confident--presenter by asking, not telling in the right situations.<p>Of all the tools and techniques a speaker can use to make a presentation more effective, the simple question is the most versatile. Think of it as the Swiss …

Why You Should Applaud Dissent, Not Fire It

Carmen Segarra was fired after she pushed back against the New York Federal Reserve and Goldman Sachs for its irregularities in deal-making. Here's why dissent is important at your company too.<p>Startups and small businesses have a lot of things going for them, namely their potential to be open, to …

What Is Innovation?

What Is Innovation? You Might Not Know it When You See It<p>When asked to define the legal definition for obscenity, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously quipped "I know it when I see it." For most of us the same applies to a working definition for innovation. We have a general sense of what …

5 Important Things to Know About Net Neutrality

With the FCC still debating net neutrality, here's what you need to know.<p>The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster.<p>It's a topic that has attracted …

Separating Your Personal and Professional Life

So you think you're at the heart of the office gossip? Maybe you are, but are you savvy to the fact that as many as four in five people in the workplace have admitted to having had a fling with a fellow member of staff?<p>A revealing new survey from entertainments company Eventa has revealed several …

3 Systems that are Crucial to Your Success

Your business should support the lifestyle you want; the proper systems can help it do that.<p>The best way to have your business support your lifestyle (and build a sellable business) is to have systems in place to control your product/ service quality, manage your time, and automate your income. But …

35 Quotes About Perseverance and Never Giving Up

Sometimes just reminding yourself of the temporality of failure enables you to forge ahead.<p>The temptation to give up is a common one, and nobody is exempt. Failure isn't something many of us can handle gracefully. And even though we know it's a common human condition, we're somehow always surprised …

Talk Is Cheap: How to 'Walk the Walk' as a Mission-Driven Company

To be perceived as a credible media outlet, your company must walk the walk to show customers and stakeholders that it's dedicated to its mission.<p>"Walking the walk" as an entrepreneur can be as challenging as staying upright on a balance beam when the ground is shaking all around you. You start …

Best Practices in Positioning: Tell Your Story, Your Way

DOWNLOAD NOW<p><b>1. Introduction: Success Rooted in Storytelling</b><p>In recent years, many companies responded to the challenging economy by approaching competition from a financial perspective. Business owners strove to keep their organizations as lean as possible, to optimize efficiency, and minimize the …

Become a Master Negotiator in 4 Easy Steps

Learning to negotiate is one of the most important business skills you can have.<p>"What's уоur best price?"<p>"That's tоо expensive."<p>"Your competitor is selling thе sаmе thing for … $X."<p>Most salespeople аnd business owners hear statements likе this еvеrу day. Тhаt mеаns it's imроrtаnt …

One Leadership Technique Every Introvert Should Try

Introverts, try this one technique in your meetings and work relationships.<p>One of the problems with being an introverted leader is that it's too easy to be driven only by the facts. If there's a goal or a target, an introvert excels because it is a concrete task. Throw in something social or …