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10 Lessons I Learned From Bicycling Across USA

In summer 2013, after graduating from college, I biked alone from Western Massachusetts to San Francisco. The journey took 74 days, 3,400 miles, and 7 flat tires. I didn't wear bike shoes, never locked my bike once, never spent a dime on lodging, and never encountered a single bad person.<p>During the …

Turkey Bans Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

Turkey's film board has labeled the sex epic, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard and Shia LaBeouf, as pornography, banning it from …

12 Things You Do That Are Holding You Back From Success

In the 12 years I’ve spent coaching others, I’ve recognized patterns in what we all do, myself included, that hold us back from success. Here I share …

Motivation

5 Unexpected Ways To Get More Done

Alarms to go to bed, shorter to-do lists: These tips might seem counterintuitive, but give them a try and see how your productivity soars.<p>I wrote a post recently about ways that you can work smarter, not harder. As I worked through the list of techniques I’d collected, the post became so long that …

Why Acquisitions Make Sense In Consumer And Retail

When I evaluate companies in the consumer and retail space, one of the most important questions I try to answer is “Who will acquire this business in 5-7 years?”<p>Of the two most common exits for private companies—IPOs and acquisitions—the latter outcome is far more common among consumer and retail …

16 Differences Between Successful and Unsuccessful People

A few weeks ago, Dave Kerpen of Likeable Local received a postcard about successful vs unsuccessful people from a fellow entrepreneur Andy Bailey, …

Apologize to Your Stubborn Employees and You Won't Be Sorry | Inc.com

If you have a mounting conflict with an employee, you don't want it to fester. Resentment can turn into mutiny--alienate a few staffers, and you may soon have an army against you.<p>That means you have to disarm that army. But being the boss doesn't mean you should force your employees to forgive you. …

Employment

The Differences Between Successful People and Unsuccessful People

A few weeks ago I received a postcard in the mail from the CEO of Petra Coach, the creator of Align Software and a fellow member of Entrepreneurs …

What if you didn't need money or attention?

You know that feeling you have after a big meal? Where you're so full that you really actively don't want anything more?Ever wonder what that would …

The Minimum Loveable Product

From Laurence McCahill's talk at UX Café, March 2014. You can watch the talk here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfm5iN0qGlM

Café

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: ""The best way to gain influence is to combine warmth and strength." http://t.co/WOAMa8xN70 @amyjccuddy http://t.co/Dk4bFUfeGt"

New conversation<p>New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>HarvardBiz</b><p>“@<b>HarvardBiz</b>: "The best way to gain influence is to combine …

Why companies are not startups

In the last few years, we’ve recognized that a startup is not a smaller version of a large company. We’re now learning that companies are not larger versions of startups.<p>There’s been lots written about how companies need to be more innovative, but very little on what stops them from doing …

4 Speed-Reading Apps To Give You Lightning Fast Eyes

<i>Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.</i><p>Reading the entire Harry Potter series in a week—could it be possible?! Spritz, a new app that debuted at last month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, wants to reinvent how you read and get you bolting through …