Fern Chua

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Adopting The Lean Startup Approach

Professor of Technology and Operations Management, INSEAD<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Most startups fail to take off. The traditional method of starting a business has been to …

Off-grid

7 Ways To Trust Your Intuition Even If You Don't Think You Have Any

Intuition everyone talks about it, but not everyone is aware of when they are having an intuitive flash. Whether you call it listening to your gut or …

How to Become an Original Thinker and Fascinate People With Your Fresh Ideas

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation — Herman Melville<p>*Yawn*<p>Do you have trouble interesting people in you?<p>You want to …

The Secret of Saint Laurent's Success

In the three years since Hedi Slimane took the reins at Saint Laurent, the brand has more than doubled its sales revenue. What’s the secret?<p><b>LONDON,</b> …

Make Customers Fall in Love With Your Brand

Marketers can view today’s marketing challenges in the context of mastering 21st century dating relationships: To win over their customers, brands need to do more than send red roses. To make relationships last, they need to truly understand customers and their needs if they want to make them …

5 Big Questions to Ask When Your Company Is Going Nowhere Fast

Entrepreneurship is a difficult path, and even if you start out optimistic, with a great team and a solid business plan, you may one day find yourself hitting your personal limit. Whether your business is struggling to grow, your team is starting to falter, you start to lose confidence in your …

6 Necessities for Achieving Your Full Potential as a Leader

Serial Entrepreneur • CEO at Amerisleep • CEO at OCLU<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many leaders and entrepreneurs are sold on the idea that hard work and paying your dues will guarantee future success. Indeed, the idea of pulling yourself up by the bootstraps is …

Self-improvement

Wherever You Pitch Your Business, Remember, People Come First

A business plan competition is aptly named, but business plans can’t implement themselves. The hopeful entrepreneur behind the business plan is responsible for making sure it gets off the ground.<p>When it comes to pitching business plans on a reality show, contestants often fail to win for a few …

These 365 Quotes Will Inspire You Every Day This Year

Best-selling author and entrepreneur Dave Kerpen shares 365 powerful, inspirational quotes for leaders in 2015<p>With a new year nearly upon us, it's a great time to get inspired about the future, your vision, your goals and executing on those goals. I'm so grateful for all of the inspiration I've …

Motivation

Let Go, Keep it Simple, Move Quickly: Secrets to Being a Productive Entrepreneur (Infographic)

Time is money, especially if you are launching a business. As you kick off the new year, let go of old habits and focus on becoming more efficient.<p>From figuring out the perfect sleep temperature to dumping the clutter from your desk and learning how to let go of "perfect," streamlining everyday …

Forget PJs, Dress Your Brand Even at Your Home Office

I recently received an interesting question from a gentleman who works from home and was wondering if he should be thinking about what he wears when he's in his home office. It's tempting to just throw on some sweats every day, so he was wondering if it matters at all.<p>Fair enough. My response? …

How a Light Switch and Other Household Items Can Help You Lose Weight | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When I was 19, I could eat whatever I wanted and not worry about the intake of calories. Fast-forward a couple decades and those “glory days” are …

Fitness

Online sales of coloured and print dresses eclipse the little black dress

Matchesfashion.com and Asos report rise in sales of bright dresses driven by attractiveness on Instagram or Facebook<p>It was once the failsafe option for the party season, but the peerless status of the little black dress is now looking less certain. If sales of the LBD used to dwarf those of braver …

'New Year resolutions – what a bunch of flaming hog balls. Have you ever made any? Congratulations – you’re an utter buffoon. Here’s the thing, if you’re the kind of lazy, self-indulgent maniac who needs something as momentous as THE START OF AN ACTUAL YEAR to remind yourself not to eat an entire box of doughnuts in one sitting, or to stop watching 15 hours of TV every day, the chances are that NOTHING short of hiring a squad of armed personal trainers to keep your nose in a book and your mouth off the pies is going to make any difference.' John Niven gets very cross indeed about New Year resolutions: http://fw.to/27Ah51i (Photo: Run Fatboy Run)

Lizzy and Darlene Okpo's Solange-Endorsed Designs are Inspired By Dad

Move over, Mulleavys! Brooklyn-based sisters Lizzy and Darlene Okpo—the masterminds behind the line William Okpo—are the latest (and Opening Ceremony-approved) sibling label on the block. Lizzy and Darlene chatted with us about their number-one fan, Solange Knowles, and taking pointers from dear …

Jewel by Lisa and 9 other labels made in Africa you need to know now: http://bit.ly/1i49mX3

Thought-Provoking Paintings of Out-of-Body Experiences

Soul Out is a series of oil paintings by Berlin-based artist Deenesh Ghyczy that presents surreal portraits of people having an out-of-body experience. The intriguing scenes feature an abstraction of realism, blurring the the boundaries between reality and figments of one's imagination. With each …

Art

13 Adorable Animals That Stole Our Hearts in 2013

While some artists and photographers are inspired by their children, others look to more furry friends for that creative kick. Today, we take a look at thirteen people who introduced us to some highly adorable animals this year. From a rare half-donkey half-zebra to a globe-trotting dog, this group …

Pets

What is the difference between empathy and sympathy? This thoughtful and beautifully animated video from RSA explains the distinction. http://fw.to/oEkbZ3H