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Warren Buffett Gave This Brilliant Advice to Billionaires But It Can Instantly Improve Your Life Too

The world's third richest person challenges us all to make a difference in the world.<p>Warren Buffett is one of the richest people in the world -- the third richest, in fact, behind Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. But did you know he's also the most charitable billionaire in America?<p>CNBC reported that …

Happiness

20 books to ignite the innovator in you

With innovation and entrepreneurship on everyone’s mind today, where do you begin the journey of learning in a digital world that’s now in the …

Innovation

10 Brands Already Leveraging the Power of Augmented Reality

AR is changing the marketing game.<p>For many marketing teams and CMOs, Augmented Reality (AR) might not be first on the list of new technologies to implement into the marketing mix. But the fact is, forward looking brands, executives, and marketing teams are already utilizing AR in a variety of ways …

Augmented Reality

How to identify the perfect social influencer for your business

Social influencer marketing is rapidly on the rise. It’s quickly becoming the preferred marketing strategy and with good reason. A recent study showed that influencer marketing is twice as fast as conventional approaches in finding customers, and up to ten times more effective. With everyone …

Marketing

A Twisted Path to Equation-Free Prediction

Complex natural systems defy standard mathematical analysis, so one ecologist is throwing out the equations.<p>Sometimes ecological data just don’t make …

Mathematics

Starbucks's CEO Just Met With the 2 Men Arrested Last Week. It Was a Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Developing empathy is easier said than done. Here's a real-life example of how to do it right.<p>After two men were unnecessarily arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks last week, CEO Kevin Johnson expressed his desire to meet with them--to apologize personally and invite the men to help him find a …

Leadership

5 Passive Wealth-Building Strategies to Add Three Days to Your Weekend

Buy back your time and invest like the super-rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people associate work with punching the clock, the 9-to-5 slog, and saving for retirement. The trouble is, an hourly rate alone will never make you wealthy and drains your most …

Entrepreneurship

3 Types of Burnout, According to Psychologists (and Signs You're Headed For Trouble)

Be aware of the signs so that you can catch them early.<p>You're working hard and hustling to build a career you love. But you're also tired, stressed, and feeling cynical about the future.<p>Could you be burned out?<p>Burnout refers to a collection of different physical, emotional, and mental reactions …

Burnout

13 Mental Tricks To Get Yourself Out Of Your Comfort Zone

A person’s “comfort zone” is called that for a reason: It’s comfortable and safe. However, your comfort zone can also be a place of stagnation — one that keeps you from seizing opportunities for growth, just because it involves something unfamiliar.<p>Coaches continually push their clients to explore …

Self-help

The Most Valuable Online Business Course You Can Take Is Studying Your Competition

Regardless of whether your competitor is failing or dominating, you need to know why.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Top athletes spend hours studying the previous matches of their opponents because they understand the importance of learning from the competition. The …

Marketing

How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

7 things I do outside work that double my productivity

So you’ve put aside 60 minutes to do something meaningful. Now the next question is: What are you going to do?<p>4. Pick a hobby<p>Having a passion is …

Self-improvement

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Leadership

Why Many Leaders Don't Understand That Employee Engagement Drives Revenue Growth

It’s a three-part “chicken or egg” question: which stakeholder group should leaders focus on first: customers, employees or investors?<p>A few weeks ago, I listened to two accomplished CEOs make a compelling case that employee engagement comes first. Both spoke to Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches …

Employee Engagement

3 Tools of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Manage Extreme Stress

I arrive at a job interview. I’m anxious. I really want this role. I was fired a month ago, and rent is due next week.<p>At least the receptionist is …

Mental Health

Servant Leadership Is Not What You Think: Ken Blanchard Explains

What is “servant leadership” and how can it make you a better leader?<p>Often in life and work, we become focused on tasks instead of people. If left unchecked, this “results first, team second” mentality can lead to low morale and even lower performances. However, by leading from the ground up and …

Leadership

Fixated On Amazon? Focus On Alibaba And JD.com Instead

As the world turns its attention to the trade dispute between the U.S. and China, we’re starting to understand the potential power of the digitally driven economy that China is building. The country has a vision of dominating emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and robotics. As my …

China

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Aquaponics

Stacy Caprio - Founder of Accelerated Growth Marketing

Start building profitable assets much earlier including investing in websites.<p>Stacy graduated from Boston College in 2014 and has worked in online …

Entrepreneurship

What Steve Jobs, Venus Williams, and the Dalai Lama Have to Say About Focus (Hint: It's Really Important)

Is your mind wandering off again? This will inspire you to find your focus again and get going.<p>Anytime is a good time to spring into action. But making the decision to get work done, start that project, or pursue that dream is only half the battle. You will need a deep reserve of commitment and …

Motivation

Meet the Student Who Got Into All 20 Top Colleges He Applied To. Here's How He Did It

"I got nervous, because I don't think anyone ever wants to be rejected."<p>It's the time of year when the nation's top colleges are letting applicants know once and for all whether they've been admitted. A lot of students are probably hoping against hope for just one top choice. But one Texas high …

College & University

How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

Information Security

What's the Difference Between a Data Lake, Data Warehouse and Database?

There are so many buzzwords these days regarding data management. Data lakes, data warehouses, and databases – what are they? In this article, we’ll …

Databases

6 Tiny Daily Rituals that Will Change Your Life (in 6 Months or Less)

<i>Are you willing to spend a little time every day like most people won’t, so you can spend the better part of your life like most people can’t?</i>Think …

Your Best Opportunity For Growing Business: The Customer Experience

According to PwC, 73% of all people point to customer experience as an important factor in their purchasing decisions, just behind price and product quality. Yet only 49% of U.S. consumers say companies provide a good customer experience today. PwC’s most recent Consumer Intelligence Series: …

Customer Experience

How To Protect Your Brand From Angry Customers In The Reputation Economy

Vitaly Zdorovetskiy is a YouTube star whose wildly popular prank videos have earned him 10 million subscribers and over a billion views to date.<p>He has a legion of fans, but not everyone finds his pranks and personality charming. While Zdorovetskiy and his girlfriend were staying in the Boca Raton …

Customers

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Employee Engagement

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

Humanity

Stories of Rejection From 8 of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

These innovators share how they learned from their setbacks.<p>No matter what you do, if you decide to pursue entrepreneurship, you’re going to have to deal with a lot of “no’s.” But it isn’t the setback that defines who you are, but how you handle it. You want to make sure that if you hit a brick …

American Cities

What Being a Sex Worker Taught Me About Men

On top of intimacy, emotional labor, and ethical sex.<p>Like most women, I’ve been sexualized more times than I can count, both with and without my permission. I’ve been told by bosses to wear a skirt next time—the shorter the better. Like nearly every woman I know, I’ve sat down in a coffee shop with …

Me Too movement