Jacques DeCock

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Why these business tools are borderline genius for new-age entrepreneurs

They may provide you with limited features for a short amount of time, but they do help you get acquainted with the interface, understand the ease of use, and determine the relevance of the software to your specific needs.<p>It’s important to test before paying top dollar for task management tools (or …

Entrepreneurship

How Often You Should Post on Social Media, According to 10 Studies

There's a lot of debate when it comes to recommended frequency for social media publishing. Here's what the data has to say about it.<p>When it comes to determining the optimal frequency for posting on social media, even the industry giants can't seem to be able to come to a consensus. One publication …

Social Media

When Writing Your Business Plan, Be Sure to Include This

A plan to outsource back office departments can save you time and money.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since the inception of my company enBio, we have outsourced human resources and payroll. If you’re ready to start a business, I suggest you do the same and …

Small Business

This One Simple Thing Is Absolutely Necessary To Be An Expert

As someone who is constantly looking for ways to turn expertise into profit I write quite a bit about what it means to be an expert and, more importantly, to be recognized as such so that you can charge what you know you are worth instead of begrudgingly settling for winning business simply by …

Business Strategy

Scientists might have found the part of the brain responsible for spirituality

Scientists have identified a possible neurobiological home for the spiritual experience—the sense of connection to something greater than …

Neuroscience

You Have 9 Minutes and 59 Seconds to Hook Your Audience. Here's How to Do it In 3 Steps.

Neuroscientists say our brains have a primitive timing system that tunes out after ten minutes.<p>In a presentation of medium interest--not too boring and not too exciting--how long will it take for your audience tune out? The human brain has an onboard clock that times out after exactly--ten minutes. …

Public Speaking

10 New Services That'll Make You Say, 'Why Didn't I Think of That?'

From on-demand translators to self-driving taxis in retirement communities, here are services you need to know about.<p>7 min read<p>This story appears in the June 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Remember when ride-hailing apps and on-demand streaming services felt revolutionary? Every day, …

Warby Parker

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

Roads

Want More People to Pay Attention to Your Content? Neuroscience Says Do This

Neuroscience says we're built to like feedback, novelty and control in our media.<p>You have a message. A fantastic one. But as global business gets more and more competitive, if you don't approach your content the right way, you'll be about as effective in getting that message out as a butter knife …

Marketing

Why Arrogance Can Help People Succeed, According to Psychology (and What to Do About It)

Their egotistical overconfidence offers three huge advantages that let them steal power.<p>Generally speaking, the advice goes that, if you're kind and respectful to others, your positive behavior will pay off and you'll find success. But as life already might have shown you, arrogant people are …

3 Components of the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Can you clearly demonstrate value when faced with a time crunch?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After filming two seasons of <i>Entrepreneur</i> <i>Elevator Pitch</i>, I've come to realize that there are three key elements to delivering the perfect pitch.<p>Our show is unique …

This is why successful people are unhappy in middle age — and what to do about it

Writing a book about age and happiness brought many surprises, but none surpasses this: High-achieving professionals seem especially vulnerable to …

Happiness

Want to Know If Someone Is Trustworthy? Look for These 15 Signs

If a person demonstrates these cues and traits, they're keepers.<p>Great relationships give live significantly more purpose, and in business, they translate to resources, advice and stability. Trust is at the heart of these connections. These 15 signs are dead giveaways that you're dealing with a …

Google’s Sergey Brin warns of the threat from AI in today’s ‘technology renaissance’

Google co-founder says the company is giving ‘serious thought’ to problems like job destruction<p>Google co-founder Sergey Brin has warned that the current boom in artificial intelligence has created a “technology renaissance” that contains many potential threats. Writing in the company’s annual …

Science Explains Why So Many Rich People Are Jerks

From cutting off people in traffic with their luxury cars, to turning their noses up at others, rich people are statistically more likely to be …

Smart Entrepreneurs Use Third-Grade Words. Steve Jobs Did and You Should, Too

Billionaires like Elon Musk and Richard Branson use simple words to express complex ideas.<p>Steve Jobs once said, "Simple can be harder than complex." It's true, which is why it's hard to express your ideas simply. Anyone can write long, confusing sentences. Anyone can speak in esoteric jargon. But …

Get More Inner Peace At Work Right Now: 3 Lessons From Eckhart Tolle

I went to see Eckhart Tolle speak in person recently. If you’re not already familiar, Tolle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller <i>The Power of Now</i> and the highly acclaimed follow-up <i>A New Earth</i>, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time. His work …

Mindfulness

There's a Reason Many Startups Fail to Hit Their Numbers, and It's Not What You'd Expect

If you can't predictably and repeatably identify, hire and ramp new sales hires, you are going to struggle to hit targets.<p>When fellow entrepreneurs ask me about raising venture capital for their company, my first question to them is, "Is your recruiting operation up to the challenge?"<p>To understand …

How to Overcome the Solitude of Entrepreneurship

I was recently catching up with a fellow entrepreneur, and midway through our conversation, he expressed to me that it was great to talk to someone who understood what he was going through. I have heard that comment or a variation of it from so many entrepreneurs over the years that it is …

13 Mental Habits Leaders With Emotional Intelligence Know How to Avoid

A good first lesson to grow as a leader is to step back and inspect how your thinking patterns impact others.<p>Every leader, boss, or manager with emotional intelligence whom I have ever met didn't arrive there overnight. Most worked hard for years to develop new habits, and especially new ways of …

A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

He believed he could make the two groups sworn enemies via a series of well-timed 'frustration exercises'<p>All the boys I spoke to had an uneasy feeling about this experience. It has troubled people Author Gina Perry<p>July 1953: late one evening in the woods outside Middle Grove, New York state, three …

Psychology

Seven Types of Atheism by John Gray review – is every atheist an inverted believer?

Gray belongs to a group of thinkers who turn to transcendence without content, epitomised by Hollywood spirituality<p>There has been a rash of books in recent years by thinkers for whom the human race is getting nicer and nicer. Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley and Sam Harris are rational …

George Eliot

Once you learn these 5 brutal truths about life, you’ll be a much better person (according to Buddhism)

5) Meditation is the path to reducing suffering<p>Meditation teaches us that everything is impermanent, especially our feelings. It teaches us that the …

In a Slack world, Microsoft bets on Teams and Yammer

The growth of Windows has slowed as Microsoft’s mobile platform goals have faded and the PC market matured. As a result, Microsoft has had to seek new revenue outside of its operating system.<p>In 2017, as part of that effort to grow, Microsoft announced a new subscription product called Microsoft …

11 incredible habits of Buddhist Monks (#7 is brilliant)

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

62% of Small Businesses Fail with Facebook Ads. Here’s How to Fix That

Everyone is using Facebook these days. There are over 2.2 billion active daily users.China, the largest country in the world, only contains 1.4 …

Tesla Has a Problem, and It’s Not the Model 3

With all the car-making troubles that are hounding Tesla Inc. these days -- from the Model 3 bottlenecks to the furious cash burn -- it’s easy to …

Want to Know if Someone is a Psychopath? They Need 1 Thing Really, Really Badly

Psychopaths seek rewards to an extreme degree.<p>How do you know if someone you know is a psychopath? As <i>Inc.</i> colleague Jessica Stillman writes, for a definitive answer you'd need to assess the individual based on a long list of scientifically validated traits like lack of empathy, egocentricity, and …

7 Simple Things To Look For When Hiring a Coach To Fast-Track Your Growth

This is a valuable guide--especially for first-timers.<p>Executive coaching is on the rise.<p>Despite living within an oppressive hyper-masculine culture that teaches leaders to hide their weaknesses because vulnerability makes people feel insecure, more and more motivated individuals are seeking to …

She was too short to play Goofy. Then she invented Spanx. Now she's a billionaire

Redefining failure<p>When Sara Blakely sold fax machines door-to-door, she got used to hearing "no."<p>"I knew that 'no' was just a part of the process," the Spanx founder told CNNMoney. "You have to hear 'no' so many times before you actually can get to a 'yes.'"<p>Before Forbes named her the youngest …

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