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Life Changers: 15 of the Most Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

Every once in a while, you read a book that changes you -- inspiring your career, clarifying your goals, challenging your thinking. The right book can give you the courage to start your business, the reality check that you're not yet ready or the quiet affirmation that you're not alone in your …

5 Secrets of Public Speaking From the Best TED Presenters | Inc.com

Ask just about anyone these days for great examples of public speaking and you'll hear a variation on a single thing--"Did you see that TED talk by so and so?" Powerful enough to change your life in 18 short minutes and garnering millions upon millions of views, the best TED talks are well-deserved …

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Hulu’s Original Content Strategy Continues to Progress Steadily

More than any other streaming service in the multiplatform business, Hulu represents a wealth of opportunities, at least if you ignore the constant …

Insta-Sales? Soldsie Expands From Facebook-Based E-Commerce To Include Support For Instagram

Instagram isn’t only a place to share perfectly framed photos of sunsets and selfies – some business owners have realized that the site works for pushing product, too. Today, e-commerce startup Soldsie, which previously focused only on businesses selling to their Facebook Page visitors, will now …

Watch Walt and Jesse's Initial Reaction to Breaking Bad's Ending

Video of Cranston and Paul drinking beers and learning their characters' fates has surfaced. It's casually intense and clarifying. If you trust it.<p>You are in spoiler country.<p>In the days after the finale of <i>Breaking Bad</i> aired, Salon called me "one of the only writers to continue the conspiracy …

Watch Walt and Jesse read the final 'Breaking Bad' script for the first time

<b>The video embedded in this post contains big spoilers for Breaking Bad.</b><p><i>Breaking Bad</i>'s finale was perhaps the television event of the year. Watched by millions, the episode brought closure to the show's loyal followers, and was well received by the majority of critics. Unsurprisingly, it was also …

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.<p>Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, "The pay-TV industry has …

Top 5 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning—Even if You’re Not a Morning Person

"I hate mornings," said Lisa, a friend who’s a bike racer and busy NYC professional, when she found out that I work out first thing in the day. Yet …

Women and Beer: A 4,500-Year History Is Coming Full Circle

In Ancient Egypt, beer was made almost entirely by women. As we shifted to an industrial economy, men took over. Will the craft revolution reverse the trend?<p>It was just moments after I finished an IPA tour at the Great American Beer Festival with Julia Herz, the Craft Beer Program director for the …

Three Creativity Challenges from IDEO’s Leaders

People often ask us how they can become more creative. Through our work at the global design and innovation firm IDEO and David’s work at Stanford University’s d.school, we’ve helped thousands of executives and students develop breakthrough ideas and products, from Apple’s first computer mouse to …

I Bought an Apartment Just to Rent Out on Airbnb

I bought an apartment in 2012 specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the past year. Here's everything I've learned so …

4 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The greatest lessons you'll ever learn will most likely be from your own experience. But entrepreneurs can also learn a lot from the advice and experiences of others, as long as we allow ourselves to be teachable.<p>Perhaps you were in grade …

11 Words That Will Make You Sound Super Smart

When someone constantly uses the filler word "like," you probably think they don't sound so smart.<p>But have you ever met someone who's babbling "like" after "like," and then suddenly inserts a zinger of a vocabulary word such as "sycophant," which means a person who acts obsequiously toward someone …

How to Become an Expert in an Hour

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I use the same strategy over and over again to develop new product ideas for different industries -- including industries that are largely unfamiliar to me. Yes, it is important to develop expertise, but I think most entrepreneurs fail to …

Dismantling the Sales Machine

Sales leaders have long fixated on process discipline. They have created opportunity scorecards, qualification criteria, and activity metrics—all part of a formal sales process designed to help their team members replicate the approaches of star performers. This is the world of the sales machine, …

7 Habits of Highly Effective Salespeople | Inc.com

A staggering amount has been written on how to be a good salesperson. A lot of it is great, but there's an easy way to cut through the clutter. Here are seven simple activities that, in my experience, consistently separate high-performing salespeople from the rest. Whether you are selling your own …

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How Strategy Really Works - Manage By Walking Around

By onSeptember 15, 2013 in books, Leadership, strategy<p>0 0 0<p>The 1993 HBR article ‘Customer Intimacy and Other Value Disciplines’ argued that every …

iOS 7 Apps: Download These Now

iOS 7 Apps You Should Download Now<p>Kindle<p>Evernote<p>Shazam<p>Flipboard<p>Foursquare<p>eBay<p>TED<p>Pandora<p>Quora<p>Night Sky 2<p>Twitter<p>Yahoo Weather<p>Facebook<p>Photo Editor by …

5 Fascinating Brain Tricks Publishers Use To Get You To See Their Ads

As we've told you in the past, one of the biggest challenges advertisers face on the web is making sure the ads they pay publishers to display are actually seen by the people who visit the site.<p>Media tracking firm comScore estimates that nearly half of internet display ads are not viewable, meaning …

How to Clean Your Laptop

1. Power Down and Unplug<p>2. Keyboard<p>3. Outer Casing and Keyboard Keys<p>4. Screen<p>5. Fan<p>6. Ports<p>7. Put It Back Together<p>We’re not trying to sound like your …

The Post-Lecture Classroom: How Will Students Fare?

A new study finds moderate student gains in courses where lectures take place at home and "homework" happens in the classroom.<p>If college professors spent less time lecturing, would their students do better?<p>A three-year study examining student performance in a “flipped classroom” — a class in which …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Say hi to Lucy.<p>Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She's also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y.<p>I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group -- I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A …

The One Thing VCs Could Do Immediately to Increase Returns

If the person who can cure diabetes came to you for money, if you were a VC you’d likely turn that person away. And, an inventor who could reduce global dependency on oil by designing better batteries? That VC might not even take the meeting. By venture capitalists’ individual actions, they are …

Columbia Sportswear Hires North for Fall 2014 Creative

Creative work on Columbia Sportswear is returning to the brand's Portland, Ore., hometown, after spending some five years further down the Pacific …

TiVo Gets Sappy With Roamio Campaign

TiVo is getting back in the advertising game, and it's feeling very romantic.<p>After abstaining from running a campaign since 2010, the on-demand brand …

Female Entrepreneurs Go Beyond “Cookies and Crafts”

In the 1990’s, if you asked most women business owners what their dreams were, they’d say they just want to be able to support themselves and their families. The times have changed. Today, women have bigger dreams and seek to grow their businesses to the maximum level. However, many are still …

5 TED Talks for Job Search Inspiration

Let’s face it: Job hunting is kinda boring at best, grueling and soul crushing at worst. Sometimes you need a little lift when you’re perpetually …