Dr.M.K.Shankar

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You’ve Seen Strangers Kiss Before, Now Watch Them Take Each Other’s Clothes Off

It’s a natural progression that after their first kiss, two people might eventually see each other naked. That’s kind of how dating works. Filmmaker Tatia Pilieva recently made that happen for a bunch of strangers a lot faster than usual.<p>Back in March, Pilieva caught the attention of more or less …

GIF Of The Day: How A Lock Works

We’ve all had theories. Perhaps it’s a braille-like series of bespoke bumps, or some kind of contorted groove. The animated GIF below, however, demonstrates in the simplest fashion exactly how keys open doors:<p>Mystery solved. Go home everybody, and enjoy the fact that you now know the mechanism …

4 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The greatest lessons you'll ever learn will most likely be from your own experience. But entrepreneurs can also learn a lot from the advice and experiences of others, as long as we allow ourselves to be teachable.<p>Perhaps you were in grade …

11 Unlikely Life Lessons From The Super Successful

1. Be a social ninja.<p>Have you ever had a conversation with someone, gotten a great impression, then, upon walking away, realized you hardly learned …

Why Great Ideas Are Usually Worthless | Inc.com

Most people believe that success results from having great ideas. I beg to differ. In the real world of business, great ideas are almost irrelevant. What's important is the ability to to implement and execute. Allow me to explain.<p><b>1. Great ideas are dime-a-dozen.</b><p>Everybody in the world has at least …

Microsoft Office

4 Questions That Will Change Your Business Forever

How long does it take to really improve a business? Much less time than you think. I have seen hundreds of businesses changed in minutes.<p>Just by asking a few carefully selected questions.<p>The right question can really focus your mind on what’s important in your business – and reveal answers that can …

Feeling Successful? Don't Get Too Comfortable (or Else) | Inc.com

I've had the unfortunate experience of walking over the metaphorical ruins of many businesses--previously vibrant, profitable, and growing--which simply expired over time without anyone seeming to know precisely why, or how, it happened.<p>While every business's story is different, I have noticed …

Woody Allen

The Procrastination-Killing Tactic To Try Now (Or In 10 Minutes)

How a task-avoidance strategy called “structured procrastination” can help you tackle your to-do list.<p>Procrastination is closely related to impatience. Their kinship is based on our bias toward the present over the future. Both are examples of the human tendency to overdiscount future events. In …

"Disciplined Entrepreneurship" by Bill Aulet (Book Summary)

<i>Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Bill Aulet’s “Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup,”</i> …

10 Things Leaders Must Learn to Do | Inc.com

Business leaders don't exist in a vacuum. Success is always relative to the competition. You may have a great product, service, concept, strategy, team, whatever, but if it doesn't rise above your competitors in a way that's meaningful to your customers, you will ultimately lose.<p>That's rule number …

Leadership

Simple Daily Habits Of The Delightfully Successful

I can’t promise you’ll be as successful as Warren Buffet or Bill Gates or whoever it is you think is super-successful.<p>But I can promise that if you …

Self-improvement

5 Interior Design Strategies For Becoming A Morning Person

I am not a morning person. Whereas my husband and son both bounce out of bed without so much as a longing glance at the covers, I hit the snooze button until the last possible second, then sleepwalk toward the coffeepot and the shower, in that order. Try to speak to me before I’ve had my first cup, …

CMOs: Let's Give Up On Advertising And Do These 6 Things Instead

Everyone knows there’s enough change in marketing today to put corporations everywhere on edge, but there are a few big things happening that are providing a clear path to the future.<p>One of them is the momentum in advocacy marketing. Nothing has more potential to increase sales, customer loyalty …

Lessons From My Father: Thinking Like An Entrepreneur In Everyday Life

My dream was always to become a lawyer. I used to believe that law was the most direct way to impact the world around me. I thought entrepreneurs were only concerned with small issues, while lawyers worked on solving the big problems in the world.<p>It didn’t take too long for me to realize that I had …

Hearst Magazines

What Makes Someone An Entrepreneur?

<i>Some 30 years ago, I began work on my first book:</i> <i></i><b>Sweat Equity</b> <i>which profiled America’s best entrepreneurs</i>. <i>I thought it would be fun to go back and revisit some of the lessons that my co-author, Geoffrey N. Smith, and I came up with, the ones that have stood the test of time.</i><p><i>Here, in the next part of</i> …

Increase Alignment And Decrease Fear

The last 100 or so years have taught us a lot about how we lead people and help organizations succeed. We need to unlearn a lot of it.<p>Earlier today I received an email with this subject line: <i>Boomers! Don’t trust anyone under thirty!</i><p>The headline worked. I opened the email.<p>“If you are the boss…I’m …

Belief: What I Learned, As A CEO, From The Day I Was Fired

Although I’ve mentioned him in my book, <i>The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning</i>, I haven’t yet shared with <i>Forbes</i>’ readership that Dr. Stephen R. Covey, who passed away last year, has had a special significance in my life. He was a mentor, a friend, and, at one time, my boss. This is why his teachings are …

2 Sentences That Engage Customers | Inc.com

You're excited about your company, right? You're proud of your products, right? Therefore, your best strategy, when talking to a customer, is to tell the story of your company and its products with excitement and enthusiasm, right?<p>Wrong.<p>Customers don't care about your company. They don't care about …

Customers