Be Your Own Damned Boss!

By Jeff O'Connor | Plot your escape from your cubicle prison and liberate yourself from the tyranny of the 9-5 grind. Or not.

Bob Emiliani on LinkedIn: “It's a big problem when…

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Entrepreneurship

Harvard Business Review on LinkedIn: “Use this 2x2 matrix to…

Harvard Business Review on LinkedIn: “Look for ways to speed…

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LinkedIn

Kevin Steele on LinkedIn: “...Following the example of Robbie…

...Following the example of Robbie Abed I wanted to kick off this time of thanks by sharing some of it with @Kim Malone Scott #becauseofLinkedin . …

Entertainment

Entrepreneur Media on LinkedIn: “You don't need to be…

Entrepreneurship

Fast Company on LinkedIn: “Speaking off-script and concerned you…

Speaking off-script and concerned you might be about to ramble off on a tangent? It’s a common worry. But getting straight to the point and sticking …

Harvard Business Review on LinkedIn: “You can't get the right…

You can't get the right answers if you don't ask the right questions.<p>The Art of Asking Questions<p>hbr.org

Entrepreneur Media on LinkedIn: “Starting a business doesn't have…

Entrepreneurship

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Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.<p>One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works …

Equality

Empathy Is the Secret to Writing That Sells, According to Science

Can activating mirror neurons make your writing more effective?<p>Writing aimed at driving sales often takes an emotional angle--it taps into feelings of happiness, of sadness, or relief. It evokes empathy, and makes the reader feel an emotional response that suits the sales objective. Think about …

Emotions

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

Mind

Four Sneaky Ways to Trick Your Enemies Into Becoming Allies

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. You may not like them, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be useful to you—or at least kept at bay. …

Owe

27+ Handy Tools for Better Visual Content Marketing

Outstanding visual content doesn’t require the complex process we imagery-impaired, design-phobes think it does. We’ve pulled together eight best …

Digital Marketing

Designed to Sell : Turn Your Creativity Into a Career

The "kitchen sink" of all creative business-building resources for those that want creative freedom <i>now</i>. Includes all the basics plus elite access to …

Sales techniques for people who hate selling

Can I ask you a couple of questions? Great! Here goes:<p>How many of you get most of your projects via word-of-mouth?<br>• How many of you target your ideal …

How To Jumpstart Your Creative Career in a Bad Economy

Times are tough all over. Maybe you were laid off by a company you devoted years of your life to. Maybe your best clients are canceling projects …

Startups Are Rebuilding The Healthcare User Experience

A senior exec of a big health insurer recently returned from a company offsite dedicated to becoming ”customer centric”. I asked if they talked about making EOBs (Explanation of Benefits) understandable? “Not really”, he said. For me that sums up the state of healthcare customer care: becoming …

Medical Technology

Building a Strong Startup

<i>The Future of Entrepreneurship Panel</i><p>Today, entrepreneurship activity are at its historical highest, scrambling to meet a wide range of needs in the market and respond to yet undiscovered demands. Rapidly increasing globalization continues to shift equilibriums, such that a constant supply of …

Entrepreneurship

CP029: Impress your boss with Excel charts – 6 step road map for you

In the 29th session of Chandoo.org podcast, let’s <i>impress the boss with Excel charts.</i>What is in this session?<i>Many Excel charts live a short life.</i> They …

Albert Einstein

8 ways negative people affect your workplace

Oddly enough, the obviously terrible employees don’t cause the real problems.<p>Why? Whether clearly incompetent or unbelievably easy, they’re easy to …

Advice From 14 Experts for Getting Online Traction for Your Startup

As an early-stage startup, building brand awareness is one of the most important parts of your business. To succeed you must get the word out about your brand, cultivate an audience and expand the reach of your company. Generating online traction is a top of priority, second only to getting …