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Mentoring

10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

Veteran startup mentor, executive, blogger, author, tech professional, and Angel investor.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people think creativity is divinely-inspired, unpredictable and bestowed on only a lucky few. There are a lot of popular myths about business …

Creativity

The Simple Change That's Completely Transformed How I Get Things Done

The best part about it? No app, checklist, or special process was required.<p>I initially cut out business travel for self-preservation reasons. If you read my last Inc. column, you know that I struggled through a depressive episode in the first half of 2013. Depression wasn’t new to me, but this time …

Startups

5 Ways To Rescue An Unproductive Day

It’s not like you don’t have things to do–some days just never get off the ground.<p>Some days you’re on fire. And some days, you’re not. Every time you try to crank out a report, you wind up on Facebook. You haven’t heard back from anyone whose input is necessary for a project. You have a million …

There Are 5 Types Of Boredom. Which Are You Feeling?

Boredom can drive you to the brink of insanity, or give you incredibly creative ideas. It all depends on how you experience it.<p>Boredom can be a destructive feeling, leading people to zone out in meetings and classes–and in some cases, even to alcohol or drugs. But in certain circumstances, boredom …

Psychology

Just a Cold, Dark, Night on the Side of Everest

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>A few years back, while crunching stats for my dissertation, I spent many nights in the student computer lab in the basement of the psychology department at Yale. On one particularly "dark" night, Bret Logan, head of IT in the psychology …

The 10 Best Comments in the Zappos-Kanye War

Special Projects Director and Founder of This Dog's Life<p>We've heard of Twitter wars and Facebook spats, but what about a company using its own site to wage a battle?<p>To respond to Kanye West's claim that Zappos sells "sh-t products," the ecommerce site used its own platform to retaliate.<p>Zappos is …

Kanye West

10 Things Your Parents Will Never Learn About Computers

1. Arrow Keys<p>If you’ve ever seen your mom typing up a Word document, you may have noticed her taking twice as long, even if she has decent …

Parenting

Focus on Passion, Not Labels

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the years I’ve worked alongside all sorts of fascinating entrepreneurs in the high-tech industry. Real founders of real companies – some even made it big. For a long time I had a big title and a big …

Entrepreneurship

A Beginner's Guide to Launching an E-Commerce Site in a Day

<i>Rameet</i> <i>Chawla</i> <i>is the founder of Fueled</i><i>, an award winning development and design</i> <i>company based in New York and London, and the</i> <i>Fueled Collective</i><i>, a co-working space in downtown Manhattan. This post was originally published on his company’s blog.</i><p>With the rise of e-commerce platforms like Shopify, …

How to Sell Your Idea in Less Than 3 Minutes

This business professor explains his no-fail solution for pitching your startup idea in record time.<p>One thing I have learned over the last few decades of listening to entrepreneurs pitch their ideas is this: it takes me less than three minutes to either tune out or want to know much more. In …

Startups

Why Are Hundreds of Harvard Students Studying Ancient Chinese Philosophy?

The professor who teaches Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory claims, "This course will change your life."<p>Picture a world where human relationships are challenging, narcissism and self-centeredness are on the rise, and there is disagreement on the best way for people to live harmoniously …