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You Need an Algorithm, Not a Data Scientist

Mark Twain once said: “The past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Although future events have unique circumstances, they typically follow familiar past patterns. Today, data scientists can predict everything from disease outbreaks to mortality to riots.<p>It’s no surprise, then, that companies …

Brandy Melville: Instagram’s First Retail Success

The first thing Lola Yerton did after hearing about Brandy Melville from her older sister Bella last summer was to pull up the clothing store’s …

World-class teams

Winning teams are tough to find—and even tougher to build. In this classic <i>McKinsey Quarterly</i> article from 1992, the former captain of New Zealand’s …

10 dicas do Gmail que deveria conhecer

O Gmail é certamente um dos serviços de correio electrónico mais conhecidos e usados em todo o mundo. É muito flexível, permite uma interligação …

Quit Your Job

The surprising benefits of taking your 20s to use the labor market as a laboratory, rather than commit to the first company that happens to hire you<p>My friends sometimes approach me with career anxieties, under the false impression that writing about economics makes somebody a good career advisor. …

The 5 Essentials of Choosing a Consultant

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many small-business people aren’t willing to ask for help when they need it. Entrepreneurs by nature tend to be independent risk-takers. They started the company and it is their baby. Obviously, they should know how to raise …

Communication Skills

Twitter Introduces Fabric, A Toolkit For Developers To Build Apps On Its Platform

At Twitter’s Flight conference this morning, Dick Costolo’s introduced Fabric, a set of APIs aimed at developers to encourage them to build apps and services on top of the Twitter platform.<p>In the build up to introducing the new APIs, Costolo said that Twitter “wanted to approach this not from the …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

IKEA Makes the Case for Standing at Work

IKEA has long been influencing your workspace. Now the Swedish furniture maker wants a standing ovation.<p>Standing desks are all the rage in tech offices. Even a portable standing desk, called the StandStand, recently raised more than $118,000 on Kickstarter. Now, even big box retailers are cashing …

5 Things You Didn't Know Sex Could Do for Your Career

Having more sex has been linked to lower stress levels at work, and even higher pay.<p>You've probably heard the saying "sex sells," which is why sexy images appear so often in advertisements. But did you know sex can also improve your business and boost your career?<p>We often think of our business and …

Inc. 500 2014 Survey Results: How the Top CEOs Really Think (Infographic) | Inc.com

<i>Inc.'s</i> annual check-in with the nation's top private-company CEOs shows how owners got their start and how their views on innovation and social media have changed.

CEOs

3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As if making the transition from student life to the working world wasn't hard enough.<p>In March, the unemployment rate among 18- to 29-year-olds was 11.7 percent, more than four percentage points higher than the national average of 7.6 …

Entrepreneurship

How to Travel on Business Like a Pro (Infographic)

Don't make your next trip to the airport without reading these tips first.<p>When it comes to business travel, being an expert flyer doesn't require paying up for business class airfare.<p>All it takes to fly like a pro is knowing what to pack, how to pack it, and where to spend your time once you get …

2 Easy Ways to Take Advantage of Your Downtime

Is it tough for you to find time to learn new things? These resources can help solve the problem.<p>As entrepreneurs, we never have enough time in the day. With all the unexpected meetings and fires we have to put out, it's extremely hard to find an hour here or there just for us. What's worse is that …

In Their Own Words: Inspiring Quotes from 16 Iconic Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

The 5 Best Translation Apps for Business Travelers

Looking to communicate in Mandarin like Mark Zuckerberg on your next business trip, only you don't have his fluency? Here are the best mobile apps to break the language barrier.<p>Mark Zuckerberg's impressive language skills have been getting some well-deserved praise. The Facebook founder surprised a …

Top 10 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Bill Gates, Edward Snowden, Larry Page, and the inventor of the World Wide Web converged on the year's hottest topics.<p>TEDGlobal 2014 kicked off this week in Rio de Janeiro with panels focusing on how ideas, both good and bad, spread across borders.<p>If you've yet to accumulate enough frequent-flier …

Self-improvement

Steal This Secret for Online Business Success

Creating genuine value-add content is the avenue to a meaningful online presence, and it's also the greatest pathway to strong SEO. Here's how.<p>Search engines are smarter than they used to be. You're probably very familiar with the old SEO tactics such as link farming, and keyword stuffing, but …

Episode: 484: TWIST Live! Tim Ferriss

6 Tips on Using LinkedIn for Business Development

Here's how to improve your sales outreach ROI in six simple steps.<p>I was an early adopter of LinkedIn, using it to manage my business network, and I've attended LinkedIn seminars for my business school alumni. I thought I was making great use of the social network until I really started using it to …

15 Quotes to Inspire Great Teamwork

The difference between success and failure is a great team. Here's how to inspire yours.<p>The difference between success and failure is a great team.<p>When I first became an entrepreneur, in the spring of 2002, I was a consultant. As Dave Kerpen Strategic Consulting, I could make my own hours, …

Stop Doing This One Thing in Email Introductions to Busy People

Chances are that the people you most want to build a relationship with are busy ... very busy. Here's how to make an introduction that they will love you for.<p>"I feel that many of the introductions I receive are made because the introducers want to make themselves look good, not because they …

Why Businesses Are Accelerating Investment in Video Communications

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Innovative companies constantly strive to communicate more efficiently and effectively. A recent study commissioned by my company, Qumu, with independent market research firm Wainhouse Research shows communications using video is growing …

Facebook Is Basing Ads on Where You've Been Recently

Facebook not only knows what you did last summer, but also where you went — and is sharing that information with advertisers, though only with your …

5 Tips for Closing a Sale (Infographic)

Don't make your next sales call without reading these five crucial steps.<p>As a business owner you've no doubt heard the expression "always be closing," but turning sales prospects into actual customers can be a long back-and-forth process.<p>For example, the majority of sales are made between the fifth …

50 Inspiring Motivational Quotes to Increase Your Confidence

Sometimes a quick boost of self-confidence can be found in a few simple words of wisdom.<p>While some people seem naturally confident (and some people are remarkably confident in a very good way), most of us are not.<p>And that's okay, because self-confidence can be developed. <i>Anyone</i> can be more confident.<p>…

The Exact Amount Of Time You Should Work Every Day

New research reveals exactly how much downtime you should be taking.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>You know that taking frequent breaks is good for your productivity, focus, and creativity, but you just never seem to get …

The 110 Best IFTTT Recipes

You can use "if this, then that" to automate activities across the Web. Here are some of our favorite recipes.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

30+ Ultimate Headline Formulas for Tweets, Posts, Articles, and Emails

A headline can serve either as an apple pie on the windowsill of your content or as its bouncer. It’s all in the way you phrase things.<p>Fortunately …

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