Daniel Geddis

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Oprah Winfrey Uses the Same 3 Sentences to Get Every Meeting Off to the Perfect Start

Many meetings limp to a start. The group sits waiting for people to straggle in late. Others want to keep chatting about "important" but unrelated topics: The dreaded "since I have you here" move that turns the group's agenda into a personal one. Still others keep texting and emailing while the …

Oprah Winfrey

The top 5 things that will significantly improve your productivity today

In today’s distracted world — filled with overflowing emails, mobile phone and social media notifications — it’s harder than ever to focus on our …

Snap is launching an accelerator to try and invest in the next big media business

Snap’s executives, including CEO Evan Spiegel, will help the program’s founders.<p>Snap wants to find the next big media business, so it’s launching a seed accelerator to invest in startups or creators that want to build media projects for mobile devices.<p>The new accelerator, which Snap has named …

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Is Your Workplace Toxic? Here's How to Avoid Being Part of the Problem

Shift your negative energy by seeing what's possible.<p>Last week, I was invited to do a Facebook Live session. Arriving at the studio I felt a bit intimidated with all the cameras and lights and action of a live set. The purpose of the session was to promote my new book called <i>Match In The Root</i> …

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

How successful people make their to-do lists

But it's easy to get caught up in which fancy app or system you should use for your list. Lots of (very nerdy) internet arguments center around the right approach. Should you stick to pencil and paper? An iPhone app?<p>"I'm a firm believer in David Allen's <i>Getting Things Done</i> philosophy — that 'your …

A former banker taught herself how to code and is now a top exec at a $700 million startup

Then the 2008 financial crisis struck and Lehman Brothers collapsed.<p>Lachs left Wall Street to get an MBA, hoping that some magical moment would strike where she would know what else to do with her life.<p>"I thought that I'd be sitting in a class and just have this moment of inspiration and I'd be …

The Real Costs of Building a Mobile App for iOS and Android

Find out which type of app might be right for your business and learn about what goes into development.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a world that has grown increasingly dependent on mobile technology, you should consider having a customized mobile application for …

This Breathing Exercise Will Help You Keep Calm and Carry On

Necessary reading for that non-stop year's end hustle.<p>Thanks to this recent election cycle, there's no shortage of upsetting daily news items—coupled with end-of-year deadlines, pending travel plans, oh, and that December expense report—that have the potential to overwhelm a perfectly productive …

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How to Start a Tech Company When You Have No Tech Experience

It’s the norm for aspiring entrepreneurs these days to want to build a tech-based business, be it a mobile app, a cloud-based service or a social …

15 Bulletproof Strategies for Achieving Your Goals

Mom used to tell me I could do anything I set my mind to. Mom was right.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone has goals in life. We all want to achieve something, big or small, no matter who we are. Yet, we don't always have the wherewithal to see things through. We …

5 Social Media Tips You Aren't Using That Can Lead to More Distribution

Finding ways to create engaging content and get that content in front of the right eyes are important objectives for any business.<p>Last week, my marketing team returned from HubSpot's annual INBOUND conference where they not only got to see Anna Kendrick, Trevor Noah, and Alec Baldwin, but they also …

Hexagonal Tiles and Hardwood Make the Most Beautiful Flooring Combination

This trend is dominating Pinterest right now.<p>Traditionally, flooring treatments have been separated by "transition strips" — narrow boards that neatly cut off wood or carpeted sections of a room — but now, homeowners and designers are doing away with the defined separation in favor of something far …

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10 Garden Ideas to Steal from the High Line in New York City

A New York itinerary essential is an afternoon walking the High Line, a public park on Manhattan’s West Side built around a defunct elevated …

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We are already seeing how computing, sensors, artificial intelligence, and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we undergo this rapid …

Five years of your life on email? Time to try some inbox management | Jocelyn Glei

Those who check their email frequently are less happy than those who do it two or three times a day. You can learn to change your behaviour<p>Forty-seven thousand hours: that’s how much time you could potentially waste on email over the course of your working life, according to a recent Washington …

What You Should Know About The App Design Process

16 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here’s why.<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as <i>the</i> dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

101 Businesses You Can Start With Less Than $100

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? If so, what’s holding you back? If not having enough money to get started, then I’ve got some excellent news for you. You can start countless businesses for under a $100.<p>Over they years I've done many odd jobs to pay bills. While it's not always …

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …

6 Stoic Rituals That Will Make You Happy

<i>This post originally appeared on bakadesuyo.com</i><p>People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more …

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

27 books that can change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

5 Tips to Get Rid of Mental Clutter and Negative Self Talk

I'm a worrier.<p>It's inherited. Or more likely, it's ingrained.<p>My grandfather worried. My mother worried. I worry.<p>About really dumb things. I'm talking about things that no one else worries about.<p>For example, growing up there was a rule in the house: If there was a lightning storm, you could not be …

Self-help

20 Must Watch YouTube Channels That Will Change Your Business

I confess that when I watched my first business video on YouTube, I winced. It was bad. The lighting was terrible, the editing was frightful and the host sounded like yet another corporate drone that has come to define the modern executive.<p>But then, I started to discover a few gems, then a few …

7 new browser-based tools for designers

Whether you work as an illustrator or graphic designer, web developer or 3D modeller, new design tools are being released all the time, many of them …

10 best online furniture stores you need to check out now

Need a new corner table but can’t bother trudging through your city’s design district? <i>Vogue</i> points to homegrown online furniture and decor stores …

These 5 Powerful Daily Habits Will Make You a More Positive Person

You're much more in control of your outlook than you imagine.<p>Are optimists born or made?<p>We tend to think of those who see the sunnier side of life as having been blessed with a positive disposition. And it's true that some significant portion of our happiness is probably determined by our pre-set …

The 1 Thing Nobody Understands About Social Media Marketing (and It's Seriously Mind-Boggling)

You're doing it wrong.<p>Let's get down in the weeds for a second about social-media marketing.<p>I cannot tell you how many times a day I hear the words, "We need to be on Facebook. We should be posting more on Twitter. We should show people our culture on Instagram."<p>Nobody cares.<p>That's the cold, …

Tim Cook, the interview: Running Apple ‘is sort of a lonely job’

By Jena McGregor<p>Jena McGregor<p>Reporter covering leadership issues in the headlines<p>Email Bio Follow<p>On a sleek white coffee table in Apple CEO Tim Cook’s fourth-floor office in late July, beneath framed posters of Robert F. Kennedy, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson, a rose gold …

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