James Ketchell

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7 Ways to Survive and Thrive at a Startup

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As one of TheLadders' original 20 employees, I know first-hand how rewarding and challenging a job at a startup can be, especially when you're new to the workforce. Play your cards right and you will learn more in one year than …

Entrepreneurship

Does Your Business Leadership Style Rely on Fear?

Trying to be a business leader by instilling fear in your employees and partners is never a good approach, but it is particularly devastating in a startup. Yet I see this approach used all too often by new entrepreneurs, most of whom are not natural tyrants, but who are fighting to mask their own …

Value is Subjective. Even When it’s a Little Ghost.

Just because you don’t find value in something, doesn’t mean the people who do are wrong.<p>So I posted a LinkedIn Article the other day about Snapchat, …

How To Complete Your Creative Masterpiece Without Quitting Your Day Job

It may not seem like you have much time, but take it from these success stories: It does exist. Here’s the lowdown on how to stop fantasizing about that passion project and start actually doing it.<p>Plenty of people fantasize about painting landscapes, writing novels, or composing songs–if only they …

Deutsche Bank

Want To Conquer A New Skill? Do It Every Day

At the intersection of psychology and productivity lies a simple truth: To do something well, you must embrace quantity.<p>When you’re learning a new skill–whether developing dance moves or websites–quantity is way more important than quality.<p>Why? Over at Medium, entrepreneur-essayist Herbert Lui …

Dance

How to Build Your Big Idea in One Day

When Shutterstock employees get together to hack, there's no limit to the things they'll come up with. Here's a look at their winning ideas.<p>What keeps Shutterstock smart and successful?<p>Hackathons like the one held last Friday in the heart of New York City's Financial District. There, coders, …

New York City

How E-Mail Marketers Can Survive Gmail’s Tabbed Inbox

Last week, I got an e-mail from one of my favorite e-list masters, Chris Brogan, imploring me to “shake [his] newsletter free from the clutches of the [Gmail’s new] Promotions tab.”<p>Why did Brogan have to ask me to take charge of my Gmail? It was in response to Google’s newly formatted, tabbed …

Why Productive Teams Have 3 Kinds Of Diversity

There are many different kinds of diversity. Here are a few you likely haven’t considered–and how they considerably help your work.<p>Here’s the bad news: People hire people who are identical to them. Here’s the good news: Working with people who <i>aren’t</i> identical to you is good for you work.<p>How so? A …

Personality