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50 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Sales Employees

Just because sales representatives can write a comprehensive resume doesn’t mean they can sell. As an employer, it’s your job to determine whether or not they would be successful in their role as salesperson at your company.<p>As a recruiter, I have two tips to make sure you hire the absolute best …

Here's How To Turn Off All Those Annoying Emails LinkedIn Keeps Sending You

But the emails it sends out after you join can be a real pain.<p>After getting sick of deleting them on what felt like a daily basis, we decided to figure out how to stop the constant flooding of our inboxes.<p>It turns out you have to go through more than a dozen different steps to get rid of all of …

Markets

If You Want To Nail An Email Introduction To A Busy Person, Here's How

<i>By Chris Fralic, Partner at First Round Capital in New York.</i> <i>This is an updated and revised version of this post.</i><p>I’ve sent a total of more than 81,000 e-mails since 2007— and that’s not even counting my personal e-mail. Over that time, I’ve found that roughly 20% of my e-mails involve the word …

How To Influence Anyone, Any Time, Anywhere: 4 Subconscious Secrets

How many times have you tried to influence, enroll, engage someone in the past 2 weeks?<p>How many times were you successful?<p>Now more than ever leaders need to be able to influence outcomes. Good intentions are rarely assumed, people are on the lookout for manipulative tactics, and even subtle …

The Top Ten Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Us

Three weeks ago, I wrote a post about the top ten lessons Steve Jobs could teach us.<p>I had a feeling – like I suspect many others – that he only had a few more days with us on this Earth.<p>He’s irreplaceable. We’ll never see anyone else like him. Edison, Einstein, Henry Ford… he has left an indelible …

The Most Successful People Take Small, Smart Steps Toward Their Goals

Lives there anyone anywhere old enough to work who has not had an idea for a new company? Who has not said on at least one occassion, “someone could make a fortune if they’d just…”<p>So how come we have so few entrepreneurs?<p>Study the type of ideas on which highly successful growth companies were …

Deal-Making 101: The Basics Explained

“More than 50 years ago, Charlie told me that it was far better to buy a wonderful business at a fair price than to buy a fair business at a wonderful price.” -Warren Buffett<p>I’ve had the opportunity to negotiate some significant transactions. I’ve bought companies, organized partnerships, and sold …

Steve Jobs: 6 Tried-And-True Business Tips

Always looking to create heroes they can later destroy and then redeem, the popular press characterized Steve Jobs as a: young technology rock star (early 1980’s), petulant, spoiled brat (late 1980’s), washed-up, 0ne-hit wonder (early 1990’s), and ultimately an aging technology rock star (2000, …

10 Misconceptions About Your Mortgage

With the real estate market picking up and mortgage rates prime for refinancing, Zillow has compiled a list of common mortgage misconceptions based off the results of the just released 2013 Mortgage IQ Survey.<p>Your annual percentage rate (APR) is actually the figure that represents the true cost of …

Personal Finance

Save Space On Your Hard Drive – Delete User Cache Files [OS X Tips]

Saving space on your Mac hard drive is a key strategy, especially when you’re using a Macbook Air, with it’s strictly solid state drive (SSD). Even if you’re using a desktop Mac with a hard drive that seemed like “plenty of space” when you bought it, there will come a time when you’ll be looking to …

MacBook Air