Kidding Joe

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How to Find Clarity and Confidence When You're Not Sure What's Next for Your Business

Digital brand strategist Jason Van Orden gives counterintuitive advice and tools for getting unstuck<p>After 10 years in business, Jason Van Orden hit a plateau Despite having a hit podcast, a massive audience, and a successful online business, something wasn’t right. He’d built a life and business he …

orden

This Is Your Path to the $1,000-Per-Hour Mindset

If you don't value your time, who will?<p>4 min read<p>If I asked you the question “How much for an hour of your time?” would you reflexively know the answer? If I were a betting man, I would lay odds that almost everyone reading this wouldn’t have a clue. And after putting some thought into it, most …

This NFL Star With a $12 Million Contract Just Gave the Best Career Advice You'll Ever Read

His life is radically different. But his advice is universal.<p>Maybe you're into the NFL. Maybe you're not. That's cool; the league is facing some challenges for sure.<p>But I've come across some career advice from a pretty successful NFL star that rings as true as anything I've ever read, and I'd like …

NFL

The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2013

It started with a gap in the market.<p>Technology writing comes in many forms. It can be long and lyrical a la The New Yorker. And it can be bite-size — …

Startups

How to Build a Brand in the Digital Age -- An Entrepreneur's Starter Guide

Everything has changed…<p>Before the digital age, branding was reserved almost exclusively for big businesses and entrepreneurial opportunities were …

Digital Age

5 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators

Have you ever walked away from talking with someone that you’ve just met and thought to yourself <b>“Wow, this was one of the best conversations I’ve</b> …

Body Language

9 Habits Of Productive People

It doesn’t matter what you do or where you work – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive on the job. But excessive amounts of caffeine and list-making won’t get you any closer to reaching peak productivity levels today.<p>So, why are we all so obsessed with productivity? It’s probably …

How to Build a Really Strong Brand

The most brand marketing can do is call attention to your customer's positive feelings.<p>Conventional wisdom says building a strong brand entails creating a cool brand name, advertising that brand to potential buyers, and enforcing brand message consistency in all customer interactions.<p>However, …

Marketing

Measure your fitness level with these simple tests

You probably have some idea of how fit you are. But knowing the specifics can help you set realistic fitness goals, monitor your progress and …

Jason Ferruggia’s Renegade Fitness

Tom couldn’t figure it out. Why was it that every time he’d bust his ass to gain ten pounds over the course of 3-4 months he’d always end up hating …

3 Rules Of Strength: Maximize Your Gains

I coached high school football for a year after I graduated college. Working with teenage linebackers taught me to condense and convey information …

Workouts

Hakkasan Evolution: Growing From Las Vegas Megaclub To Global Lifestyle Brand

In April, one of Las Vegas’ newest dance venues, Hakkasan, opened with its fair share of superlatives. Branded as the largest nightclub in the nation, the 80,000 square-foot restaurant and club complex was also reported to be one of the most expensive with a buildout figure that exceeded $100 …

The New Theory On Weight Loss: Your Bad Diet Has Damaged Your Brain

You’ve tried and tried to lose weight, but it just doesn’t happen. Or you lose a bit, then gain it back with a vengeance. Sound familiar?<p>Recently, while reporting a story on 3 new supplements studied for weight loss, I had the opportunity to speak with nationally known obesity expert Louis Aronne, …

US billionaire Ron Burkle eyes Tesco's Fresh & Easy stores

American billionaire Ron Burkle is in talks to buy Tesco’s loss-making US business, Fresh & Easy, according to reports.<p>Mr Burkle, who made his fortune in supermarkets, is thought to be eyeing the stores to relaunch the Wild Oats chain of natural food stores.<p>He is understood to have made an approach …

Oprah Winfrey encounters racism in Zurich over $35,000 handbag -

“I go into a store and I say to the woman, ‘Excuse me, may I see the bag right above your head?’ and she says to me, ‘No. It’s too expensive.'” Those …

Why Michael Dell's Fight Makes Sense

With the shareholder vote on Michael S. Dell’s proposed takeover of Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) about a month away, it’s not surprising that he and private equity firm Silver Lake are battling to fight off opponents of the deal, namely activist investor Carl Icahn.<p>Wall Street analysts and money …

Billionaire Murdock Sweetens Buyout To Sway Dole Board

Dole Food Company is set to end its latest run as a public company, after the company’s board agreed to a takeover by Chairman and CEO David Murdock.<p>The billionaire, who owns just over 39% of the fruit and vegetable company, offered $12.00 per share in cash in June, below the $12.50 the shares …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop And Lessons On Leadership, Innovation, And Social Enterprise

<i>My colleague Randy Ottinger follows leaders with exceptional potential. Yesterday, he followed Elon Musk‘s announcement of an idea for a new form of transportation, and here he calls out the strategic acts of leadership that may cause this idea to change the way we think about transportation.</i><p>It …

How To Find Your Core Purpose...

Brand Management vs. Brand Leadership

In many marketing organizations the premium is on management. There’s a big difference between managing and leading. Most marketing organizations are …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

By Charles Day9 minute Read<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are …

Management

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful | Inc.com

Startups

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

Brand Marketing

Detroit Free Press

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Detroit

Leadership Secrets from Successful CEOs

How you lead is a reflection of your own strengths and weaknesses. Four CEOs share their top leadership strategies.<p>There's no one right way to be a good leader. One style of leadership might work well in one company, but not in another. Ultimately, leadership styles are a personal reflection of …

Leadership

Here's Some Wonderful Writing From Elon Musk That Everyone In Business Should Emulate

There's no shortage of reasons to call Elon Musk a badass.<p>He's super-successful. He has a company that does private rocket launches that look like something approaching magic. He's made the best car of all time, according to Consumer Reports. And the latest news is that he's made the safest car of …

6 Leadership Attributes for Leading Companies to Sustainability

Changing Tack, the final report of the Regeneration Roadmap, a joint project by GlobeScan and SustainAbility, has just launched last week. It focuses …

Business Trends 2013: The Role of ESG in the Future of the Responsible Enterprise

<i>By Dinah Koehler</i> <b>and</b> <i>Chris Park</i><p><i>Part I of the Business Trends series</i><p>Earlier this year, Deloitte published its inaugural Business Trends 2013 report, a …