Frederick Daffon

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Investing in Bricks and Mortar Abroad

Credit Suisse is a long standing strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and regularly contributes to its annual meetings in Davos. This year's …

8 Unrealistic Expectations That Do You Harm

Research shows that your expectations determine your reality. Don't let these unrealistic expectations hold you back.<p>Your expectations, more than anything else in life, determine your reality. When it comes to achieving your goals, if you don't believe you'll succeed, you won't.<p>Research from LSU …

3 critical habits of leaders people want to follow

It's an important skill that helps us engage better with new people, build new relationships, and perform to the best of our potential.<p>The first step in motivating people is to stop treating them just as employees, managers, CEOs, etc. — we're more than the titles on our business cards. Sounds …

Leadership

The Common Challenge Every Leader Should Aim to Overcome at Work

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

7 Ways Leaders Can Take Their Communication Skills to the Next Level

Quick and painless. That is, if you're seriously committed to growing.<p>As you look into improving your communication skills as a manager heading into 2017, take these proven leadership concepts for a spin.<p>1. Be mindful of using negative metaphors and clichés.<p>Some leaders sprinkle violent …

Want to Spot the Rising Stars? Look for These 6 Behaviors

Top companies known for leadership excel at identifying the best workers. Here's what they look for.<p>The long-term success of a company depends on its ability to spot and nurture high-potential talent.<p>But many a leader assumes that performance alone will carry the day--such is not the case. (Sorry, …

It's Time to Redefine What a Manager Really Is

Our concept of 'manager' is outdated. Here's how it needs to change.<p>When you heard the word 'manager,' what typically comes to mind? If you're like most people words like: command and control, delegate, outdated, or hierarchy come to mind. What about when you hear the word 'leader?' Again, if …

What's Keeping CEOs Up at Night, According to 1 Massive Study

After reading this, it may keep you up too.<p>Do you hold aspirations to someday lead a team, department, or organization? Perhaps you're there now, but challenged by how to navigate the countless decisions that come flying in your direction.<p>Well, the first thing you have to do, whether you're a line …

CEOs

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders Who Have These 5 Powerful Habits

These are the essential traits of a trustworthy boss.<p>Organizations far and wide have for years attempted to crack the code on what makes for a healthy and profitable work culture. Well, let me save you time and money and simply break it to you here: It is trust.<p>We already know this to be true from …

3 Mantras to Guide Your Personal Personal Growth Day-by-Day

Personal growth is the result of accumulating knowledge over years. It rarely strikes like lightning.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you offered me a chance to go back in time and change the path that led me to where I'm at today, I would politely decline. While far …

Self-improvement

Transform Your Life in 7 Days: Guided Meditation

What can you do to transform your life? Many things. And meditation is one of them. Meditating on the changes you would like to experience in your …

Meditation

How To Use Flipboard to Build and Engage Community

No matter where you live or how unique your passions, there’s a good chance that you have found a way to connect with like-minded people online. Those people make up your community. Not a traditional one, for sure, but a valuable one nonetheless.<p>Online communities are a great way to learn more …

How Word Choices Transform Your Mind

The way we speak has powerful impact on our ability to be successful and happy yet few of us are intentional with our choice of words. Studies have …

Study Skills

A Simple Guide to Better Focus and Concentration: Lessons From a Lion Tamer

Over a century ago, a lion tamer named Clyde Beatty learned a lesson that is so important that it impacts nearly every area your life today.<p>What was …

7 Things Deeply Intuitive People Do Differently

Steve Jobs once said that intuition is more powerful than intellect. As it turns out, Jobs was onto something, and the scientific community backs him up. It seems that we've been giving intuition far too little respect.<p><i>"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk</i><p>In a …

Self-improvement

10 Keys to Happier Living Based on Self-Acceptance

A March 2014 survey by psychologists who study happiness identified “ten keys to happier living” and daily habits that make people genuinely happy. …

9 Powerful Ways to Lead by Example

There are few things more infuriating than a hypocritical leader.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are few things more infuriating than a hypocritical leader. We all know the boss who regularly leaves the office early for personal plans, but demands everyone stay …

Self-help

25 ways to stop making horrible decisions and start making better ones

Most choices are pretty minor, whether you're choosing an outfit, ordering off a menu, or flipping through songs on your phone.<p>But some can have a major impact on your career.<p>So how can you ensure you're not making terrible decisions that could seriously jeopardize your professional future?<p>Here are …

Self-improvement

What happens when you don't change your car's engine oil?

IMAGE Alvimann/Morguefile<p>Engine oil works a lot like blood in your body. It protects all the vital organs inside your car and keeps everything in …

The Filipino Startup Disrupting The Pawn Shop Industry

When David Margendorff arrived in the Philippines several years ago, the country’s financial system piqued his interest almost immediately. While working with a fintech startup, he became aware of the high percentage of unbanked people and what he calls the “weak consumer banks.” As an …

Financial Services

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

10 Motivational TED Talks to Start Your Morning

Enjoy a side order of inspiration and knowledge with your breakfast.<p>One of my favorite innovations in recent years is the idea of TED Talks. Whether you attend a session in person or watch online, you can learn and gain inspiration and see and hear people tell their stories and share their …

IoT security – what you need to know (Gary explains)

You have probably heard the term “the Internet of Things” (IoT) being bandied about, according to some it is the next big revolution after mobile, for others it is more hype than reality. The truth is somewhere in between. However one thing is sure: the number of computing devices connected to the …

Internet of Things

The Next Decade of Software Development

Bio<p>Joel Semeniuk is a founder and Chief Innovation Officer/Incubation Director at Imaginet Resources Corp., a Canadian based Microsoft Gold Partner …

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

This column is by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups<p><i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies</i> …

11 common traits of highly intelligent people

Some users claim to know from personal experience (so humble); others are just taking an educated guess.<p>As it turns out, many users gave answers that researchers would agree with.<p>We pulled eleven of the most intriguing Quora responses and explained the science behind them. Here's what we learned.<p>1. …

Emotional Intelligence

Why enterprises struggle with agile software development, and what they can do about it

Tear up outdated processes and watch how startup and internet companies do it, McKinsey experts advise.<p>Want to be agile? Then run your technology …