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The Painful Truth About Starting a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How Samsung won and then lost the smartphone war

It started with a bunch of hipster-looking people waiting outside a mock Apple Store for the next iPhone. As the hipsters tick down the hours until they have the right to get Apple's new iThing, they spot others on the street using something better.<p>The phone, Samsung's former flagship Galaxy S II, …

A Former FBI Agent Reveals the Secrets of Persuasion

If you think it's all about force, then think again.<p>I spent 20 years as an FBI Special Agent trying to get people to confess their crimes. I learned over the years that suspects more readily confess to people they like, and, as with most people, suspects do not want to be told what to do or think. …

The key to a successful job interview

You’ve cracked the nerves, now you have to impress your interviewer with knowledge, confidence and experience – becoming more than just a CV in a …

Visualizing Sun Tzu’s The Art of War

Jessica Hagy is a professional writer and illustrator well-known for her minimalist ink-on-index-card illustrations, which are found at her site Indexed. Hagy’s typical card is a venn diagram or x-y plot of a deceptively simple idea with a punchline. Like this:<p>One day, when Hagy was cleaning out …

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …

5 signs your company wants you to quit

By<p>In a perfect world, you and your boss would get along swimmingly, with a free exchange of ideas that leads to promotions, all while your company …

15 secrets of really persuasive people

Whether you’re convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to use the bathroom, persuasion is a skill that’s instrumental to your …

The Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2015

These eight sectors are hotbeds of opportunity for entrepreneurs with the foresight and motivation to take advantage.<p>The old adage that timing is everything in business is incomplete. When it comes to launching a successful startup, the other crucial ingredient is identifying a new, untapped market …

Help Your Overwhelmed, Stressed-Out Team

Is your team stressed out? These days, everyone seems overwhelmed and way too busy. But even when your team members have a lot on their plates, they don’t have to sacrifice their health or happiness. What can you do to reduce your team’s stress? How can you help them focus on what really needs to …

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

If You're Planning To Die Rich, You're Missing The Point

If you have spent a good portion of your life learning a skill while others played, working while others slept, putting your money into investments while others were just spending; you are probably sitting on a nice pile of your hard-earned money known as your net worth.<p>But some have become victims …

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Five Ways the Guy Behind Diapers.com Plans to Challenge Amazon — Again

Jet.com will give you the lowest price on the Web. And then make it even lower.<p>As far as hype goes, Jet.com is near the top in the e-commerce industry right now.<p>Founded by the guy behind Diapers.com, the company has raised $80 million in investments, and it hasn’t even launched yet. Mid-level …

How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work

Difficult conversations — whether you’re telling a client the project is delayed or presiding over an unenthusiastic performance review — are an inevitable part of management. How should you prepare for this kind of discussion? How do you find the right words in the moment? And, how can you manage …

Trouble with the Curve? Why Microsoft is Ditching Stack Rankings

“No more curve,” said Lisa Brummel, Microsoft’s EVP of HR last week, curtly dismissing Microsoft’s much-derided but iconic practice of ranking each team member on a forced distribution. This was big news, the lead of many a business section. After all, this practice of “stack ranking,” of being …

Using the 6 Clinically Proven Principles of Persuasion

In his latest book, Robert Cialdini identifies 52 small changes that you can make immediately to ignite big influence and the desired results for your business.<p>In today's hyper growth business environment, most leaders are seeking out the "game changers", "paradigm shifts", and "strategic …

Top 10 New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Travel<p>Chime in the New Year with festivities both large and small around the world on this intercontinental journey.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>New York City, New York</b> <br>www.nycgo.com <br>New Year’s Eve in New York’s Times Square defines the evening for hundreds of millions …

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These Are The Flaws Google Looks For When It Wants To Fire People

But sometimes Google needs to get rid of people too, especially when a staffer isn't a good fit with the company. In a chat about Google's internal management techniques, Rosenberg said that the company was constantly on the lookout for "knaves."<p>Knaves are employees that are so annoying or …

3 Things Every Company Should Know about How to Hire Great Tech Talent

<i>Vivek Ravisankar is the CEO and cofounder of</i> <i>Y Combinator alumnus HackerRank — a tech talent community for developers and companies that hire developers.</i><p>The world is speeding up. Today, every company is a software company on some level. Developers are pushing the envelope, creating, iterating and …

11 Or 12 Things I Learned About Life From Day Trading Millions Of Dollars

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. I was a day trader for many years and it almost killed me.</i><p>I was a day trader for many …

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

Can you imagine a world without shops or factories? Global Business presenter Peter Day believes that, here, in 2013, we are in the middle of a revolution so great it could turn our old familiar world upside down. Click the link to read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23990211

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Two new experiments help blaze the trail toward quantum computing with teleportation

Scientists are a little bit closer to faster computing and better encryption after two experiments discovered the first ways to reliably use quantum …

No loopy idea

HALF a century after they were pioneered in France and Japan, could high-speed trains be coming to America? Last year California’s legislators gave …

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