Karin Sebelin

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Facebook wants to be your guide on Election Day

Now that the presidential debates are over, Facebook wants to help you prepare for the last political battleground: the voting booth.<p>The social-media company unveiled a feature this week designed to help users create a voting plan, showing not just presidential candidates but also information on …

Social Media

7 Ways to Succeed As a Stay-at-Home Entrepreneur

The number of employees working remotely is steadily increasing. For entrepreneurs who are trying to get a new business off the ground, usually home …

Richard Sherman, From Cornerback To Corner Office: Essential Advice For Entrepreneurs

Richard Sherman, the colorful, league-leading cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks (my home team– #gohawks!) attracts the attention of even the most casual fan, in ways not always related to football. The Compton-raised Stanford graduate and self-proclaimed nerd (he recently did a press conference …

Do Managers and Leaders Really Do Different Things?

Business people and business theorists love to draw distinctions between management and leadership. They tell us that “managers do things right; leaders do the right thing” and “management is administration, but leadership is innovation.”<p>Management, we seem to think, is what we <i>need</i> to do, but …

Leadership

Pivoting: A Key Skill For Entrepreneurs

Bea Arthur was deemed the “Comeback Kid” in 2011 by Danielle Jenene Powell in <i>Fast Company,</i> when she picked herself back up to launch an online therapy site – In Your Corner (originally known as Pretty Padded Room) – after her first business – MeTime (a community that provided on-site childcare and …

Entrepreneurship

Only a Fool Would Try to Build a Business on Public-Private Partnerships in Education

"Life is about creating and living experiences that are worth sharing."<i>- Steve Jobs</i><p><b>Meet Mark Claypool, a pioneer in the public-private education sector who exemplifies Steve Jobs' quote everyday through his pioneering advocacy work for youth.</b><p>I had the opportunity to talk with Mark about his …

Would you trust a bot? Conversational commerce depends on it

Messaging is huge, so it’s no wonder more brands are looking to join the conversation. Around 75% of the world’s Internet users use messaging services. In markets like Asia, consumers not only chat with friends and family members, they also connect with businesses, consume content, shop, and get …

Calling Yourself an 'Entrepreneur' Means Nothing

For better or worse, the craze du jour is entrepreneurship. We live in a culture where everyone is obsessed with knowing what makes great business …

7 Success lessons from Muhammad Ali – "The Greatest" for entrepreneurs

Share67<p>Tweet<p>Share12<p>+11<p>Shares 80<p>Muhammad Ali, who declared “I am the greatest” and proved it many times over, infuriating some and captivating …

Periscope has a new plan to fight back against internet trolls

Attention livestreamers: You've been summoned for jury duty.<p>Attention Periscope users: You've been summoned for jury duty.<p>Periscope, Twitter's standalone livestreaming app, has created a new way to combat internet trolls, which includes a system to put internet bad guys on trial in front of their …

Internet

The 7 Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p>Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p><b>Build blocks of</b> …

Time Management

How to Start a Great Business at Any Age

You dream about it.<p>Starting your own business.<p>On your long commute or when you struggle through another meeting, it's on your mind. Like a little flicker of flame ready to burst into a full-on fire.<p>You know you can find more purpose and meaning in your work. Maybe you even have an idea for your new …

Twitter Shifts Strategy on Commerce Ads

Move to further focus on dynamic product ads would steer users to retailers’ sites instead of staying on social-media service<p>Twitter Inc. on Wednesday confirmed it is curtailing an advertisement effort that encouraged people to purchase products from merchants without leaving the social-media …

Social Media

Content Marketing 101: All You Need To Know To Grow Your Business

It was a paperback book that someone I trusted and respected had recommended.<p>Its title was good but not <i>great</i>.<p>The headline wasn’t so compelling that …

Marketing

Twitter is the new LinkedIn? 500K jobs posted monthly, will reach 2M/month in 2014

Fifteen new jobs are posted to Twitter every single minute, according to a new study by social recruiting company Gozaik, and that that number has grown by 32 percent in just the last six months.<p>That growth rate, Gozaik cofounder Joe Budzienski says, will make Twitter the “dominant channel” for …

Change Management: Wie der Wandel in Unternehmen gelingt

Der Vorstandsvorsitzende der Siemens AG, Joe Kaeser<p>Bild: dpa<p>Soll niemand sagen, Joe Kaeser sei unflexibel. Als er 1995 für Siemens in die USA ging, …

Leadership Styles: Why Disruptive Leadership Works

Complacency is the dirtiest word in business today. Allow it to seep into the DNA of your organization and your business will go down faster than …

„Peeple“ startet wie geplant: Bewertungs-App für Menschen sorgt für Entrüstung

<i>Bewertungen für Menschen</i><p>Peeple will ein Bewertungssystem für Menschen etablieren – ähnlich Kundenbewertungen bei Amazon.<p>(Foto: Screenshot)<p>Nach …

How Writing a Book Can Help You Grow Your Business

Have you, as entrepreneur, ever thought about writing and publishing a non-fiction book? No?<p>What speaks against proving the own creativity, …

The Future of Digital Music...Maybe

One man’s vision of what life will be like when literally every moment of your life gets its own soundtrack<p>I’ve quickly grown accustomed to having instantaneous access to the entirety of human knowledge pretty much anywhere and at any time (otherwise known as googling from a smartphone). But you …

The Future

Googles Angriff: Ist Allo das bessere Whatsapp?

<i>Von Linda Gondorf</i><p>Allo soll das neue Whatsapp werden und am liebsten noch viel mehr. Es ist mit dem neu vorgestellen Google Assistant gekoppelt und …

20 Awesome Summer Gifts for Entrepreneurs

Whether it's graduation, father's day, a birthday, or just for kicks, if you have an entrepreneur you're gift shopping for this summer, you're in luck<p>There are plenty of perfect-gift picks for that ambitious, startup-loving Type-A person in your life. In fact, here are twenty just to get you …

Entrepreneurship

How Myers-Briggs Predicts Your Entrepreneurial Calling

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs have very distinct personality traits. They are confident, driven and intelligent. …

12 Books All Entrepreneurs Have to Read

From stress relief to knowledge absorption, the benefits of reading are plentiful; and reading a few pages every night is something we all aspire to …

The One Thing That Could Ruin Content Marketing

A lot of content programs develop like this:<p>Step 1: Realize that your competitors have content programs. Decide to start one too.<p>Step 2: Hastily …

Marketing

3 Reasons Weekends Are Hard for Entrepreneurs

What weekend? Why finding downtime as an entrepreneur can be a tough balancing act.<p>Ah, the weekend. For those with "regular" jobs, it's a time to relax--a time to pursue interests outside the day-to-day grind of the working world. On the weekend, work may be the furthest thing from the minds of …

Entrepreneurship

An entrepreneur and investor gives his best 3 pieces of advice for people who want to start a business

If, after taking a realistic personal inventory of who you are and what you want to be doing, it turns out that you are ready to take the next steps in starting a business, I want to discuss the advice I always give to first-time entrepreneurs.<p>1. Be practical about your money<p>The first and most …

What Every Entrepreneur Could Learn From Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of Hollywood’s most loved and talented actors of his generation. His net worth is estimated at a cool $220 million.<p>Although …

London Entrepreneur Turns Old Phone Booth Into Salad Shop

Spier's Salads is the new kid on the block of London's wacky pop-up dining scene. Ben Spier has taken his business to the streets, running his on-the-go salad shop out of one of the city's iconic and virtually unused red telephone booths, Tech Insider reports.<p>The city's booths have halved in number …

How Successful Entrepreneurs Build Opportunity Funnels

Waiting around for your next big break to just appear isn’t an option for most entrepreneurs, and it places too much emphasis on luck. Locking yourself in a room to dream up your next great business idea typically yields the same results as waiting, if not worse.<p>Even if you have a great idea, you …