David Rosado

174 Flips | 26 Magazines | 260 Likes | 32 Following | 28 Followers | @darosnu | Heroe, messenger and entrepeneur at ZUM-ZUM. Bike Polo Player. Songwriter, producer, among other virtues and defects.

When Larger Rivals Come for Your Business, Use These 6 Tactics to Stay Ahead

For smaller businesses facing off with larger rivals, your counter strategies spring from your value proposition and company culture.<p>6 min read<p>I love data. As a data scientist, I connect the dots. I also value relationships.<p>So, when we launched Apt Marketing 10 years ago, we built our company on …

Leadership

Learn How To Make An iPhone App For Less Than $30

If you have a great idea and want to turn it into a business, chances are you’ll make it into an app or need one as a crucial touchstone for your …

Apps

56 Motivational And Inspirational Quotes About Success

Stop listening to the naysayers and do what you love. These inspirational words will feed that desire and send you on your way to a successful and happy life.<p>We may all disagree on the definition of <i>success</i>. Some say it involves becoming rich, others say it has to do with becoming happy, and some …

Motivation

6 Google Doc Hacks to Boost Your Productivity

It's one of the most widely used business tools, but it isn't always easy to use. Here are some hacks for Google Docs that can save you time and energy.<p>When you run a small business, there's never enough time in the day. Your task list is as long as a shopping receipt, and it seems to stay the same …

Small Business

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Operating Systems

15 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Small Business Today

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur waiting to start your own small business or side hustle, here are plenty of reasons to quit waiting.<p>Want to get really, really rich? Starting your own business is the best way. Want your upside to be unlimited? Starting your own business is the best way. Want to …

Self-improvement

The Most Budget-Friendly Healthy Foods

Many nutrient-dense foods are quite expensive, which is why some people opt for cheap junk foods instead. However, there are many inexpensive foods …

Nutrition

Google Has an Official Process in Place for Learning From Failure--and It's Absolutely Brilliant

Recently, Google described its internal process for documenting and learning from mistakes, and there's a lot here that can benefit any company.<p>How do you view failure?<p>For many, the act of failing or committing a major mistake is enough to send them spiraling down into a pity party. But there is a …

Self-improvement

Become the Best You Can Be With These Top 27 Inspirational Quotes

Robert H. Schuller said, "Tough times never last, but tough people do." This is one of the many encouraging quotes that will help keep you on track to realizing your full potential.<p>Office life and work routines can sometimes become a bit drab. When you live a life full of Excel spreadsheets and …

Motivation

4 Examples That Will Confirm You Were Born to Be a Leader

Do you have a natural bent for people and relationships? That's a good starting point.<p>Ever wonder if you're true leadership material? Perhaps you've been told you are, but the question is <i>by what standard</i>? Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to …

Leadership

I HIT HIDWAL: How This Crazy Acronym Can Help You Turn Your Life Around

The real enemy of "good" may be "great."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>Good to Great,</i> Jim Collins opened up a whole new paradigm for many people. He showed us that “bad” is not the enemy of “great.” “Good” is the enemy of “great.” Everyone can recognize when …

Entrepreneurship

12 Phrases that Will Make Your Audience Put Down Their Cell Phones and Pay Attention to You

Know the magic word that cuts through the noise<p>Franklin Delano Roosevelt once gave this pithy advice for making a good presentation:<p>"Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated."<p>As a professional speaker and presentation coach for the past two decades, I agree with this public speaking wisdom, and I would add …

Public Speaking

Want to Know If Someone Is Trustworthy? Look for These 15 Signs

If a person demonstrates these cues and traits, they're keepers.<p>Great relationships give live significantly more purpose, and in business, they translate to resources, advice and stability. Trust is at the heart of these connections. These 15 signs are dead giveaways that you're dealing with a …

Self-help

Facebook’s problems can be solved with design

Data exploits affecting millions, election hacking, the death of newspapers, weaponized propaganda, troll armies, deepening polarization and the shaky future of democracy itself. It seems we’re presented daily with a laundry list of dystopian consequences linked back to our collective overuse of …

Social Media

How to Overcome Common Challenges and Help Your Small Business Grow

These easy, everyday steps can help set your business up for success.<p>5 min read<p>In light of National Small Business Week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the challenges that keep small businesses from doing more business and what these entrepreneurs, who already wear so many hats, can do to overcome …

Small Business

The Reason Your Social Media Strategy Isn't Working Is Because You Don't Know the Difference Between These 2 Terms

Getting mediocre social media results? It's probably because you're mixing up these two important definitions.<p>By running a social media agency, I've had the opportunity to see how brands of all sizes operate and engage with their audience across various social media platforms. When it comes to …

Public Relations

5 Things Entrepreneurs Do Mindlessly Every Day That Sabotage Their Success

Insidious habits could have you stuck in a rut. Break free by celebrating small wins and focusing on the big picture.<p>Would you sabotage your own success?<p>Not intentionally, of course. You wouldn't do obvious things, such as showing up late (or not at all), being too casual with clients, …

Motivation

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

University of London

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

A small city in Georgia is fighting back against neo-Nazis in a novel way

<b>(CNN) —</b> Newnan, a small city southwest of Atlanta, is rarely in the news, and the 33,000 folks who call it home prefer it that way.<p>But this Saturday, it'll be hard for the city to avoid the spotlight when the National Socialist Movement, one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the US, marches through …

Rights & Freedoms

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>6 min read<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t know how I was going to pay the rent, let alone eat. …

Profit

The untold story of modern science is one of empire and colonial exploitation

Sir Ronald Ross had just returned from an expedition to Sierra Leone. The British doctor had been leading efforts to tackle the malaria that so often killed English colonists in the country, and in December 1899 he gave a lecture to the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce about his experience. In the …

Cape Town

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

The demise of the nation state

What is happening to national politics? Every day in the US, events further exceed the imaginations of absurdist novelists and comedians; politics in the UK still shows few signs of recovery after the “national nervous breakdown” of Brexit. France “narrowly escaped a heart attack” in last year’s …

Political Science

6 Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Remarkably Well

When anger rises to the surface, they don't react--they respond.<p>Anger is one powerful human emotion. It is also a very <i>normal</i> human emotion that needs to be expressed in a healthy way. But there's a place and time for appropriate anger, and we all have to learn how to manage it before it …

Self-help

What Steve Jobs, Venus Williams, and the Dalai Lama Have to Say About Focus (Hint: It's Really Important)

Is your mind wandering off again? This will inspire you to find your focus again and get going.<p>Anytime is a good time to spring into action. But making the decision to get work done, start that project, or pursue that dream is only half the battle. You will need a deep reserve of commitment and …

Utopia is a dangerous ideal. We should aim for “protopia”

Utopias are idealized visions of a perfect society. Utopianisms are those ideas put into practice. This is where the trouble begins.<p>Thomas More coined the neologism <i>utopia</i> for his 1516 work that launched the modern genre for a good reason. The word means “no place” because when imperfect humans …

3 Brand Messaging Strategies to Help You Outsmart the Competition

Are you the underdog in your industry? Use these three messaging strategies to topple the competition.<p>Of the many challenges entrepreneurs face, possibly none are more complex and misunderstood than responding to competition. This is especially true when the other companies in your industry already …

Business Strategy

Young Americans—from both political parties—want to save you from climate change

It was one of the largest youth-led protests since the Vietnam War, as hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the capital to protest gun violence. But it wasn’t the size or scale of the March for Our Lives that made it remarkable. As Robinson Meyer of The Atlantic wrote, it was that “adults …