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Up On The Wall: How Working Walls Unlock Creative Insight

This design thinking tool being as powerful as it is, it comes as no surprise that a myriad of other fields have adapted and used it for years. But …

Create Your Own Hipster Logo In 6 Steps

Launching your very own artisanal organic ketchup company? Do yourself a favor and make a hipster logo to go with it.<p>It’s not entirely clear how the “hipster” came to absorb everything that is home-grown, butchered, built, assembled, shaved, and yes, pickled. But regardless of its hazy origins, the …

How To Have A Success Mindset When You Don’t Think You Can Do It | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”</i> -Henry Ford<p>You know that in order to achieve your big goal you have to believe in …

Ideo’s 3 Steps To A More Open, Innovative Mind

According to Ideo CEO Tim Brown, innovation springs from curiosity. So where does curiosity come from?<p>“Any organization that wants to innovate, wants to be prepared to innovate, I think, has to have a few things in place,” Ideo CEO Tim Brown tells the Yale School of Management. “Perhaps the most …

How To Split Equity Among Founders

<i>The following guest post is by Nathan Whitehouse, an attorney representing high-growth tech and consumer goods startups in New York City, and Daniel O. Baumann, a recent graduate of University of Pittsburgh Law School.</i><p>Although most first-time entrepreneurs wouldn’t know it, the method upon which …

Top Silicon Valley Advisor Explains The Key Rules Behind Every Great Startup Idea

But the reality is much less binary and much more nuanced, The Founder Institute maintains.<p>Founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi, The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator that works with companies from the idea stage to fruition.<p>"What we have found is that if an …

If You Want To Be Successful, Don't Spend Too Much Time Planning: A Case Study

We said last time a successful entrepreneur is the person who makes an idea happen, even if there are a lot of unexpected problems, and even if it’s not a very good idea in the first place.<p>And then we added that they don’t do it with one roll of the dice. The most successful entrepreneurs we know …

How To Listen When Someone is Venting

<i>Even the most level-headed among us deal with anger and frustration at some point. A common reaction? Venting. We've all done it. But what's the best</i> …

6 Ways To Stop Letting Life's Pressures Consume You | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you get tired of having to deal with the seemingly endless pressures going in in your life?<p>You’re overworked, undervalued, under compensated, …

Being Too Generous Could Hurt Your Relationships. Here's Why

When my younger sister was in college, she needed help with the down payment for a new car. I wrote her a check—coincidentally, her birthday was just …

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These 12 Videos Show the Proper Form for a 7-Minute Full Workout

Interval training, as we've mentioned before, is one of the most efficient ways to exercise. Yesterday we shared a routine that gives you a full-body …

How to Be Confident, Even When You're Not | Inc.com

New challenges and opportunities can be exciting, but they can also test your self-esteem. Whether you are launching a new business, stepping into a bigger management role or even representing a new product, you likely lack the day-in-day-out experience that makes you knowledgeable and relaxed for …

Self-esteem

3 Secret Techniques To Build Self Confidence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Introduction</b><p>These 3 exercises that I am sharing with you today get to the core of low confidence and low self-esteem. Unlike other superficial …

8 Things Really Successful People Do | Inc.com

Most people claim to want success. But not everyone is willing to do the hard work and the smart work to get there. Often opportunities present themselves and because people are distracted, they miss them or give up on them before things fully develop.<p>Truly successful people don't leave much to …

Self-improvement