Eugene Chew

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Elon Musk Says Great Leaders Focus on This 1 Thing Before Everything Else

Without a strong foundation, leaders and their companies could crumble.<p>Anyone who's built a successful startup will tout their own magic recipe for how to grow a business, but what I've learned first-hand is it requires much more than having the right title, presenting the right ideas, or even …

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 …

Finally Want to Change Your Life? Ask Yourself This 1 Question

According to Tim Ferriss, this small mental shift can instantly increase your grit.<p>It's gotta be fun to be Tim Ferriss. The best-selling author also hosts a popular podcast that features in-depth conversations with an incredible range of super achievers, from sports stars to artists to billionaire …

What Working for a Japanese Company Taught Me

Back in the late 1970s, as a consultant to several Japanese computer giants, I read everything I could about Japanese business. It was all very interesting—interesting, but not particularly useful. When I became a line manager in 1981, I realized how little of what I’d read had any practical value. …

The Morning Routines Of The Most Successful People

Does your morning look like Margaret Thatcher’s, or Ben Franklin’s? These routines might inspire you to create your own.<p>Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, we all start our day at some point. And we all seem to start it differently.<p>Some of us hop online to check social media, others …

How To Think Critically

<i>"Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man."</i><p>"Principles of Social Reconstruction" by Bertrand Russell …

The science of great visuals on social media

If you’ve been looking to supercharge your social media strategy, you probably know <b>a lot</b> about the benefits of using images.<p>But, how much do you know about actually creating <b>scientifically shareable images?</b><p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site yet?It's called Hard …

12 Life Lessons To Teach Your Kids That Might Make Them Billionaires Someday

Even the best MBA programs teach you how to go to work for that guy rather than be that guy.<p><i>What are good ways to prepare my kids to become billionaires? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Charles Tips, venture entrepreneur, on Quora:</b><p>I once had a venture …

How to Handle Negative Feedback

There’s no shortage of advice about how to react to negative feedback. Whether the critic is a boss or a co-worker, the same familiar guidance is consistently presented: Listen carefully, don’t get defensive, ask for time.<p>There’s nothing wrong with these three suggestions, of course. But at the …

Brené Brown on Empathy

YouTube

Jenny Lee: A guiding star in the world of tech start-ups

It was all mapped out in the stars.<p>Ms Jenny Lee was transported from a sheltered life in Toa Payoh to New Zealand as a 14-year-old Girl Guide on her …

Venture Capital

This 10 Minute Video Teaches You Exactly How to Persuade Others--Proven by Science

We all like to get our way. Here are six things you need to do to make it happen.<p>Whether it's seeking new investors, interviewing for our first job, or proposing marriage, all of us are in the persuasion business. If you want to convince me to take some type of action, what's the best way to …

One Quality That Makes a Leader Truly Great

Some of the most courageous people actually don't seem that brave...until you look beneath the surface.<p>I was a relatively new supervisor when I came up with what I thought was an awesome plan to improve overall productivity by moving a crew to a different shift on an open production line. The …

7 Science-Based Reasons to Use Emoticons at Work

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you remember seeing your first emoticon?<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site yet?It's called Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>The first documented use of “:-)” dates back to 1982, when Scott Fahlman proposed that it be …

Social Media

Work-Life Balance Is a Myth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Clicking through the most-read stories of any business or entrepreneurship site, you’ll find a few common thematic elements: business ideas, growth strategies, and, inevitably, strategies for achieving work-life balance as an …

The 8 Worst Business Books of All Time

Most business books are merely mediocre. Here are some that are truly awful.<p>In previous columns, I've reviewed the best motivational books, the best business books, the best sales books, and best marketing books of all time. I've also reviewed the most intriguing books, best books for entrepreneurs …

13 personal finance experts share their favorite money-saving tricks

That's why it's helpful to find out what the experts say are the best ways to save and earn more.<p>GOBankingRates put the question to 13 experts on everything personal finance, business, and entrepreneurship:<p><b>"In your opinion, what's the easiest way to save money or to make money?"</b><p>From how to save …

Make a Good First Impression by Assuming Someone Already Likes You

First impressions can be a lot of pressure. The goal is usually to get the other person to like you, and being nervous can have the opposite effect. …

Psychology

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — …

Your Coaching Is Only as Good as Your Follow-Up Skills

No matter how successful a coaching session feels while it’s underway, if it doesn’t lead to change after it’s over, it hasn’t been effective. Unfortunately, too many managers don’t adequately follow through and thereby squander the important time they’ve invested in coaching. You can make the …

Get More Done During Your Commute

By now, we all know multitasking doesn’t work. Our brains are incapable of focusing on more than one thing at a time. We might think we’re multitasking as we scan our email while on a conference call, but we’re not. We’re actually switch-tasking – quickly shifting attention from one thing to …

What's Your Superpower?

To unlock your company's true potential, you must first identify and unleash your own.<p>As a kid, every Saturday morning I would leap out of bed to watch my favorite cartoon, <i>Super Friends.</i> Each superhero had a unique superpower that would be used to solve that week's challenge. If it was about …

Is Seeking Angel Investment a Realistic Goal for Your Startup?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is your startup a good candidate for angel investment? If you can't answer yes to the four questions here, then it probably isn't.<p>Angel investors are individuals who invest their money to get a return on their investment. And these four …

6 Lessons From the Boldest Launch in Startup History

Jet.com's launch is going to be huge. Here's what you can learn.<p>Obsessed.<p>That's how I've felt about Jet.com and their audacious launch plan since I learned of it a little over a week ago. Considering that I'm raising a family, running a fast-growing startup and writing a book, it takes a lot for me …

10 People Who Will Destroy Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to build a great business, you have to be very deliberate about whom you let into it.<p>Emotions and behaviors may circulate through social networks in patterns similar to what’s seen in epidemiological models of the flu virus. …

Entrepreneurship

How to Avoid the 6 Biggest Financial Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Make

Here are some best practices that helped me (and hopefully will help you) avoid mistakes most commonly made by young companies and the entrepreneurs who start them.<p>Consult any experienced entrepreneur, and they'll likely talk your ear off with stories of mistakes, failures, and lessons they were …

How to Handle Stress in the Moment

You hear a lot of advice about how to reduce stress at work. But most of it is about what to do over the long term — take up yoga, eat a healthy diet, keep a journal, or get more sleep. But what do you do when you’re overcome with stress in the moment — at your desk, say, or in a meeting? Perhaps …

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

We all know networking has the potential to dramatically enhance our careers; making new connections can introduce us to valuable new information, job opportunities, and more. But despite that fact, many of us are doing it wrong — and I don’t just mean the banal error of trading business cards at a …

10 Trends for 2015 You Better Pay Attention To

Keep a close eye on the future and how it will affect your business--it will be here before you know it.<p>Every large business in the world keeps a close eye on customer trends and demographics--they have to if they hope to be selling the right products and services to the right customers at the …

How My Employees Helped Me Make $10 Million Selling Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Spurring innovation through hackathons and quarterly idea bashes doesn't always work. It usually takes a culture, built around daring employees and a CEO who lets them soar.<p>Thirteen months ago, Michael Lewis, founder and CEO of Forever Collectibles, didn't even know that ugly sweaters were a thing. …