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The 5 mistakes marketers make that prevent them from becoming leaders

The job of turning that aspiration into a reality is fraught with obstacles – some self-imposed and others dictated upon marketers by their …

Marketing

8 Simple Tips From A $50M Female Entrepreneur

What move can you make right now to advance your career as an entrepreneur?<p>Modeling.<p>But it’s not the kind of modeling you think. To borrow (model) best practices and advice of wildly successful entrepreneurs is wise.<p>Rubbing shoulders at Ernst & Young’s <i>Strategic Growth Forum</i> with a plethora of …

'Buy What You Know' Is A Seriously Flawed Investment Strategy

He quickly became very popular among retail investors. And his book, "One Up on Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market," is widely considered a classic.<p>Lynch is associated with the phrase "buy what you know," which resonated with the novice investor class. The …

Investing

Can Unemployment Be Eradicated By Rethinking Jobs?

With U.S unemployment still near 7 percent, jobs and the economy are top of mind for many of us. Despite all the effort and money pumped into creating jobs, the consensus is that results have been mediocre at best. But what if part of the the issue behind sustained unemployment lies in the …

Motivating Employees | Inc.com

<b>When you think about it</b>, the success of any facet of your business can almost always be traced back to motivated employees. From productivity and profitability to recruiting and retention, hardworking and happy employees lead to triumph.<p>Unfortunately, motivating people is far from an exact science. …

You Can Party - And Advertise - Like It's 1984, But The Customer Experience Is All That Matters In 2014

If you can afford a Super Bowl Ad, good for you! But here’s something better you can do with the money.<p><i>Take 90%, even 95% of the money you were going to spend, and put it in a pile. A big pile.</i><p>Get some fire extinguishers, maybe even the fire department, ready in case some stray flaming bills escape.<p>…

Stylish Property With a Retro-Modern Design and a Spiral Staircase

Retro-Modern Design, <b>Limantos Residence</b>, is an impressive venue by architect Fernanda Marques in the exciting city of São Paulo, Brazil. Boasting a …

What I Wish I Had Known Before Selling to Google

An entrepreneur shares his lessons learned from his deals with the acquisitive search giant.<p><b>Jonathan Sposato: Founder of Phatbits and Picnik</b><p>I founded Phatbits, which made XML desktop applications, in 2004. A year later, Google offered to acquire the business. We closed the deal after quick and …

How To Launch A Startup Without Writing Code

A startup should be about solving a customer problem -- which does not always mean building a product from scratch.

Startups

Is SolarCity the Next Amazon of Solar?

SolarCity has become a sort of proxy for the future of solar in this country. This tremendously successful company is coming up on a one year …

5 Classic Investment Lessons That I Learned From My Grandmother

After the passing of her husband, my grandmother inherited a sizable estate.<p>She had seen the success of the stock market in the eighties and, with this windfall, thought she would try her hand at investing. Being a lifelong learner and hopelessly independent soul, she decided to forgo an asset …

How Doing Less Helps You Get More Done

There is a general belief that productivity and organization go hand in hand. And these days, it's common to see people surround themselves with a …

9 Lessons From A 10-Time Startup Failure

<i>“Nine out of ten businesses fail; so I came up with a foolproof plan — create ten businesses.”</i>— Robert Kiyosaki<p>Well spoken by Kiyosaki.<p>But what’s it like to live through 10 failed startups and still come out with a 3 million dollar company?<p>Meet Kurt Theobald, Co-Founder and CEO of Classy Llama.<p>Yes …

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