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Robin Williams Talks Sex And Comedy In Newly Unearthed Recordings

It’s been four months since comedic titan Robin Williams tragically took his own life, and just as he will always be remembered for his legendary acting roles, he’ll also be remembered as someone who was emotionally attuned to the world–something PBS’s <i>Blank On Blank</i>, a web series that animates …

4 Reasons Successful Entrepreneurs Need Executive Assistants

As an entrepreneur, you put a great deal of thought in surrounding yourself with talented and dynamic people who add to the success of your business endeavors. The abilities and contributions of your team often determine the overall outcome of your project. Yet there is one position often …

The Future of Business Innovation: Invent the Company That Will Put Your Company Out of Business

Design thinking. Open innovation. Closed innovation. Iterative innovation. Disruptive innovation. There are scores of books and articles about innovation (and here's another!); countless conferences dedicated to it, and numerous processes and methodologies being developed, evangelized and debated …

Innovation

15 Genius Ways To Use Champagne

Champagne's not just for drinking anymore. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p>Next time you pop open a bottle of bubbly, don't just grab a couple of flutes and chug it down. There are just too many fabulous things you can do with that champagne! From fantastic cocktails to …

Creative Wedding Ideas That Are Free

Personal touches are <i>everything</i> when it come to your wedding. Whether your groom spends days curating that perfect reception playlist featuring every single one of your favorite songs or you mix up a signature cocktail that is as delicious as it is meaningful, the smallest details can make the …

10 Calculated Risks That Lead To Startup Success

There is an old saying that good lawyers run away from risk, while good businessmen run towards risk. Entrepreneurs see “no risk” as meaning “no reward.” In reality, all risks are not the same. Many risks can be managed or calculated to improve growth or provide a competitive edge, while others, …

10 Free Online Courses That Every Professional Should Check Out

Sure, you got a great education from top schools, and you've been working for awhile now. But as you get deeper and deeper into your career, it can become easy to stop pushing yourself to acquire new skills or retain what you've already learned.<p>The Khan Academy, an online learning nonprofit backed …

Khan Academy

Inside the Mind of the Entrepreneur

Groundbreaking new research shows what sets Inc. 500 CEOs apart from the pack.<p>Imagine the U.S. economy as a somber, gray landscape. Now scan it with a thermal imaging device. See those vibrant green lights indicating heat? That's the Inc. 500.<p>At a time when growth in the United States and Europe …

How to Create a Site Structure That Will Enhance SEO

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>The better your site structure, the better your chance of higher ranking in the search engines. Every website has some “structure.” It might be a rigorous and streamlined structure, or it may be a disorganized jumble of pages. If you are intentional and …

Why Startup Founders Should Be Optimistic

As Pixlee continues to grow I no longer get to interact with everyone on the team on a frequent basis. I try to have a quarterly check-in with each team member to see how they are doing, get feedback on the business, and allow them to ask any questions. During one of these check-ins one of our …

5 Things Successful People Never Do

But an important one many don't know about is the ability to manage emotions and remain calm under pressure, says Travis Bradberry, president at TalentSmart and coauthor of "Emotional Intelligence 2.0," in a LinkedIn post.<p>In a more recent follow-up post, Bradberry says that managing your emotions …

Emotional Intelligence

NFL Breakout Stars Of 2014 That You Need To Know

Maybe it's the fantasy football manager in us or maybe it's just the infusion of young talent in the NFL, but we are more keenly aware of breakout stars than ever before.<p>The league is littered with elite quarterbacks, but we want to find the next great one. And what second-round pick is the …

The Best Vodka On The Market

Our friends at FindTheBest helped us find the 10 best vodkas on the market.<p>To rank the vodka, they considered expert reviews and awards from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, the 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition, and the Beverage Tasting …

Businesses Bet Big on Teaching People to Code

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Professionals are lining up to learn coding as a way to give their careers a new lease of life, with a slew of training companies cropping up to meet a booming interest in programming.<p>But many in the tech industry are warning that recruiting career-change …

What I Wish I Knew When I Started My Company

Hiring, location, and good execution top the list of one entrepreneur’s things he wished he knew before he started out.<p>It’s not often that you hit the ball out of the ballpark on your first swing, and all too often, the learning curve for entrepreneurs can be painful and expensive.<p>I was a core part …

Is Your Website Acting as Customer-Repellent? Avoid These 5 Don'ts.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your business's website aims to attract, engage and eventually convert new customers, but what if it is actually acting as customer-repellent and pushing them away?<p>Driving highly-targeted traffic to your website can be a time-consuming …

Exporting is a Viable Sales-Growth Strategy for Early-Stage Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Spreading your sales efforts too thin is dangerous for a new enterprise so, as a startup, conquering your own backyard seems a wise first step. Nonetheless, nine-out-of-10 global buyers is located outside of the United States. If your …

How To Get The Really Good Ideas Flowing

Who says you can’t make inspiration happen? Here’s how to draw out the great thinking that exists within your company’s ranks.<p>Yeah. We know. To get to great ideas, you have to create a culture that values them.<p>But you can have the best culture in the world and your people aren’t going to …

189 Words That Get Your Customer's Attention Every Time

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>“Join us!”<p>“Sign up!”<p>These phrases litter the huge variety of email newsletter boxes you’ll come across online, and they generally serve the same purpose: Click here to give us your email address. They serve the same purpose, but do they say the same thing?<p>Can …

Nike’s LED-Outfitted Basketball Court Teaches Real-Time NBA Training Drills

By Jennifer Miller1 minute Read<p>Soon basketball players across China will be showcasing the on-court stylings of the NBA’s own Black Mamba, Kobe …

101 Inspirational Quotes From Super Successful People

Some are famous for their skills and talents, while others are distinguished for their courage or profound impact on society.<p>But one thing many of the world's most successful people have in common is their ability to inspire others.<p><b>Here are 101 inspirational quotes from highly successful …

HBR: How CEOs Became Takers, Not Makers

Business leaders generally present themselves as the creators of jobs, the real makers of the economy, claiming to add value to their organization, to the economy and to society. But in the US over the last few decades, through the pervasive practice of share buybacks, the incumbents of C-suite …

5 Steps for Building a Great Startup Team

Follow this process to assemble the right people during the early stages of building your business.<p>No matter how strong an idea you have, the fate of your startup ultimately rests on the shoulders of your team. After all, it could take only one weak member to bring down your entire business. My …

5 Signs Your Employees Dislike You

If you look closely, you may find indications that you're not as popular with your staff as you think you are.<p>In addition to all of your achievements, you're sure that you're a great boss. After all, your leadership skills have helped you climb the ladder of success. But some of the world's top …

Employment

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Social Media Insights | Sprout Social

Featured Article<p>How to Master Facebook Ad Targeting & Zero-In on Your Audience<p>Read More<p>Team Sprout<p>Sprout Social Named One of Glassdoor’s Best Places …

20 Essential Life Lessons For Happiness And Success

A recent birthday got me reflecting on my journey to this age, and I’m happy to say that, compared with the younger me, I’m much more at peace with myself, content with my life, confident of what I want and sure of how to get there.<p>I often write about how to attain career and money success, and …