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3 Things I Always Look for Before I Invest in a Company

I always ask the "what if?" question.<p><i>What do you look for in a company before investing? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Ilya Fushman, Partner at Index Ventures, on Quora:</b><p>The team …

3 Important Ways to Establish Your Expertise and Build Trust With Clients

Get your clients to trust you by using the principle of authority.<p>Don't you wish you could make deals faster? One of the reasons it takes so long to make a deal is the lack of trust between you and your client. As everyone knows, it takes a long time to build a relationship. The Online Marketing …

Your Strategy Won’t Work If You Don’t Identify the New Capabilities You Need

While strategic plans identify what your organization should do differently, very few provide a roadmap for how to build the skills, knowledge, and processes needed to carry out and sustain the critical changes. But without building these capabilities, it’s very difficult to achieve the results you …

If You Don't Want to Be a Boring Leader, Stop 'Strategizing' and Do This Instead

Going it alone can be the exactly what your company needs<p>Unless it's December 31st and you're trying to come up with some personal New Year's resolutions, strategic planning is something that's typically done as a group. In any given company, it's as necessary and expected as office furniture -- …

Want Your Boss to Be a Better Leader? Persuade Them to Try Any of These Top 5 Habits of Smart Leaders

Here's the bottom line for why employees quit their managers.<p>Years ago, Gallup estimated quite shockingly that 75 percent of the reasons people quit comes down to their managers.<p>In my own research pouring over mountains of literature as well as my own client data to get to the bottom line of the …

Seriously, Here Is an Investment in Your Sales Team With 30,000 Percent ROI.

Training that brings your least performing sales manager up to the level of your top people has a huge return.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no shortage of things you can do to improve the performance of your sales team. You could re-start your CRM, re-train …

Salesforce

The Mindset Advantage: How Your Mental Frame Affects Your Behavior and Performance

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups Mindset.The post The Mindset Advantage: How Your Mental Frame …

Self-improvement

Keith Ellison Says It’s Time For Democrats To Stop Ignoring Their Voters

The Minnesota congressman says the DNC is in need of serious repair -- and he’s the one to fix it.<p>DETROIT ― Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) rallied hometown supporters and made his case to lead his party on Thursday, toeing the line between criticizing Democrats’ failings and calling for them to come …

Solar power becoming world's cheapest form of electricity production, analysts say

Solar power is becoming the cheapest way to generate electricity, according to leading analysts.<p>Data produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) …

Apple, Google, and the 15 other best companies for women

Treat them with the same respect you show your male employees, show them that they're a valued resource by paying them and promoting them on par with their male counterparts, nix the boys club vibe and foster a more inclusive culture, and you'll be well on your way to gaining their loyalty.<p>Sadly, …

General Electric

10 Success lessons from Grant Cardone – “Motivational speaker, Author” for entrepreneurs

Share860<p>Tweet<p>Share131<p>+15<p>Shares 996<p>Grant Cardone is an international sales expert, New York Times best-selling author, and radio show host of The …

For success guru Tony Robbins, wealth is more about gratitude than dollars

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you are going to learn life lessons from anybody, it may as well be someone who owns a 525-acre private island in Fiji.<p>That is the enviable life of Tony Robbins, the success coach whose books and seminars have motivated people for decades.<p>For the latest in Reuters' "Life …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

35 Outstanding Podcast Picks From Entrepreneurs Like You

These favorite podcasts were chosen by the real experts (a.k.a. the entrepreneurs who love to listen).<p>I thought it would be fun to create a list of popular podcasts, but download numbers can be skewed so who's to say what's popular? With that in mind I reached out to my list of peers, clients, and …

Study Reveals The Pitch Deck That Will Land You Millions

The DocSend study on pitch decks gathers data from over 200 pitch decks of early stage startups. However, before we dive into the study, and as a …

Venture Capital

How Much Money Do You Need to Start Your Entrepreneurial Journey? — SitePoint

When you decide to pursue your own path, be the captain of your fate, the master of your soul and the boss of your dreams, you’ve decided to become …

Want To Be A Success? Stop Being So Darned Enthusiastic, Says Wharton Professor

Everyone's out there being passionate. That isn't what necessarily sells.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Imagine you spend your days listening to pitches from entrepreneurs.<p>One by one, people desperate for your money display …

Career Advice No One Tells You

Most people have "okay" jobs.<p>We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day.<p>There's nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level.<p>They're the people who land executive level …

65 Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Startups

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs need to be prepared in pitching their startup companies to a venture capitalist by …

25 Powerful Quotes Entrepreneurs Can Use to Motivate and Inspire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur can be an emotional ride, with ups, downs, joy and disappointment. Sometimes a little piece of advice or wisdom from a brilliant mind can help you motor through even the most difficult of times.<p>I recently put …

Motivation

9 timeless lessons from the great Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius

Marcus has remained relevant for 1,800 years largely due to his writings collected as "Meditations," which President Bill Clinton has said is one of his favorite books.<p>"Meditations" is closer to a diary than a philosophical treatise. Marcus wrote its 12 books sometime during the tumultuous last …

Bill Clinton

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

Entrepreneurship

Cite this Article

Through-hikers on the Appalachian Trail don't find motels and charming inns at the end of each day's hike — camping is an essential part of the Appalachian Trail experience. The Blue Ridge Parkway is more civilized, wandering through small towns and cities in Virginia and North Carolina that offer …

Hiking

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

National Parks

7 secular pilgrimages that could change your life | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Pilgrimages aren't only for the religious.<p>They can be fun and inspiring, challenging yet rewarding and don't necessarily involve prayer.<p>The best ones, however, do involve a bit of a trek.<p>Even if don't "find yourself" along the way, you'll definitely find something to tell your friends about …

The Magic of Mindfulness: Complain Less, Appreciate More, and Live a Better Life

Photo: Susan Burdick This is another special (and short) episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i><i>.</i> In this episode, I share my personal experiences, apps, …

50 trips everyone should take in the US in their lifetime

America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more.<p>Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing your inner child at Orlando's Disney World, the US is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the East …