John Lanza

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How To Budget Next Year’s 2,000 Working Hours

Thinking differently about the time you have could put your work into perspective.<p>There are 8,760 hours in a year.<p>If you work full time, you’ll spend about 2,000 of those focused on your job. Sure, you may spend more than 40 hours at the office most weeks, but you likely take breaks. You take major …

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015

Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad always used to tell me that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit and the people you meet. I would also add baldness and gray …

How Evernote can Help you Achieve Your Goals in 2015

<i>Figure 2: Create a Goal Detail Note for Each Goal</i><p>* Enter the actual goal as the title of your Evernote note. Include the number.<p>* Sort the Goal …

My Must-Have iPad Apps, 2014 Edition – MacStories

<i>For the past four years, I've been running a series called My Must-Have Apps that, once a year, collects all the apps I find indispensable to get work done on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Considering changes to my daily life and workflow, this year will only feature my must-have iPad and iPhone apps.</i> …

Workflow Is The Most Impressive Productivity App We've Ever Seen

Imagine you could create a single button on your iPhone that does whatever you want.<p>Want to order an Uber for your next Calendar event? Easy. Want a button designated for calling mom? Done. Wish you could tap a button and get directions to the nearest coffee shop? Who wouldn't? Want to tweet the …

6 Email Types Marketers Should Be Sending

Among the many viable avenues for reaching out to consumers, modern technology has given us the convenience of email communication. If used …

12 Tips For Integrating Social Media Into Your Marketing Strategy

<i>This post was co-authored with Becky Ross and Shannon Gorman, both MBA students at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.</i><p>Social media is an increasingly important tactic in companies’ marketing strategy and yet results from The CMO Survey continue to indicate that many companies manage …

20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building a successful, thriving business isn’t easy. If it was, everyone would do it. According to data presented by the Harvard Business School:<p>25 percent of startups will fail within the first year.<br>• Of those remaining, 36 percent will …

5 Steps to Align Your Reward Process and Reach Your Company Goals

As 2014 rapidly draws to a close, businesses everywhere and of every size are starting to plan for 2015. The pace of business has accelerated drastically in the last decade. As such, businesses need to update their goal-setting practices to meet today’s ever-changing, rapidly evolving challenges. …

Create a Winning Perception of Your Startup With These 3 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is often said that "perception is reality." Every day, we find out about a company or celebrity that has created a grandiose image, only to have the curtains drawn and their true image exposed. Sometimes it's good and sometimes it's …

Abstract Geometric Field Composed of More than 2.5 Million Colorful Beads

American visual artist Liza Lou is best known for creating incredibly complex large-scale works with incredibly tiny materials like glass beads. Her famous installation, <i>Kitchen</i>, took more than five years to make and included more than 30 million beads. For her more recent work, Lou celebrates the …