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10 Podcasts Every Business Owner Should Listen To

Podcasts provide business owners top-of-the-line advice daily.<p>One of the best, fastest, and easiest ways to improve your business is by checking out the right podcast. Avoiding mistakes made by others, getting up-to-date advice, and expanding your knowledge base are all paramount to successful …

Business Strategy

10 Actions That Highlight You as a Leader

Veteran startup mentor, executive, blogger, author, tech professional, and Angel investor.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People who have been followers too long as an employee don’t realize how hard it is to be a leader. Every new entrepreneur has to initiate the right …

Phil Libin

How To Lead Your Team Like An Alpha Wolf

Want to dominate your market? Then cancel your next change management seminar and read this on the alpha wolf.<p>Great leaders recognize that, like it or not, humans are animals. And like the wolf, we organize into tight-knit, family-like units that must be run in an optimal way to thrive. The best, …

10 Quotes Salespeople Should Memorize

Some timeless nuggets of wisdom that can help you sell--and a request to send or post your own favorite quotes.<p>For about a decade, I've been keeping a notebook of quotes about selling, partly for use in articles and blog posts but also to inspire me.<p>Since I've now gathered more than a hundred …

Self-improvement

3 Ways to Be a Lion in Business and in Life

Want to be more productive, get in shape, and become a better leader? Start by acting like the king of the jungle.<p>In our last management meeting for Alumnify, one of the team bonding exercises we did was to each say what animal we would be and why. My response was a lion, and when asked to explain, …

Time Management

11 Startup Skills You Won't Learn in School

School's back in session soon, but some startup lessons just don't translate in a classroom.<p>While some people knock advanced degrees, many entrepreneurs benefit from formal business training. But there are certain things even the best programs don't usually teach (or teach well) that are critical …

Entrepreneurship

How the 'Seinfeld Strategy' Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

Writer, Entrepreneur and Behavior Science Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most successful comedians of all-time.<p>He is regarded as one of the "Top 100 Comedians of All-Time" by Comedy Central. He was also the co-creator and co-writer of</i> …

Comedy

10 Signs That You’ve Found Your Calling

While identifying a calling is a personal, unique endeavor, there are recognizable signs that you have managed to find it<p>Do you know what your calling is? Does it sound appealing to you? As Oprah Winfrey once said, "We're all called. If you're here breathing, you have a contribution to make to our …

Motivation

Leadership Tips: 6 Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself Daily

If you really want to create a shift in your business and get the most from your leadership, make these powerful questions part of your daily ritual.<p>Intelligent and successful leaders all do one thing better than anyone else. They are constantly asking themselves questions to stay relevant and …

Self-improvement

10 Things You Need to Know Before Watching Guardians of the Galaxy

<i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>, the latest franchise to join Marvel’s ever-expanding cinematic universe, is a marked departure from the recognizable stable …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in …

Personal Finance

One Intriguing Way The NCAA Cartel Could Crumble And Pave The Way To Paid Athletes

With the Ed O’Bannon class action antitrust lawsuit in full swing, conversations about the potential dissolution of the NCAA cartel have reached another crescendo in a long and loud symphony that seems to climax every few months.<p>While many are eager to shovel dirt on the NCAA, though, court cases …

Should Americans Have The Right To Be Forgotten?

Every few months or so I get an email from a grad student mentioned in a 2012 story on Forbes.com. Each time he makes the same plaintive request: Could you please remove my name from the post? Does he claim it’s misleading, inaccurate or libelous? Not at all. It’s just that he’s graduating from …

7 Expert Tips for Better Listening

You're having a conversation for a reason. Stay involved.<p>When you mention the qualities you look for in great salespeople, it’s nearly a given that the gift of gab is near the top of the list. Everyone loves a salesperson who can carry a conversation. But in speaking with Brenda Bence, author of</i> …

Public Speaking

How To Get Past Job Search Gatekeepers

Recently a friend of mine applied for a job at a Washington, D.C. political advocacy group. She knew she would face stiff competition because the position was widely advertised. But she had several ins. Her husband knew a highly placed staffer and told him my friend was pursuing the job. Also she …

Managing Two People Who Hate Each Other

Managing people is never easy, but when the animosity between two of your direct reports escalates to the level of hatred, how do you minimize the drama and keep your team on track? Before you call for a professional mediator, remember that this is a fundamental part of your job as a manager. If …

Fighting Financial Exclusion: How To Serve 88 Million Americans Who Have No Bank

“Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor,” the great American author James Baldwin wrote in 1960.More than half a century later, his words ring true to the 46 million Americans who live below the poverty line and to the millions more who are …

20 Unusual Things 20 Successful People Do Every Day

Where success is concerned, sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference.<p>All the successful people I know have at least one thing they make sure to do every day; one thing they feel contributes greatly to their success.<p>Some of the following are tech entrepreneurs, while others run more …

Productivity

5 Ways Great Leaders Do Great Work at the Last Minute

Oh no! The column I'd planned for today fell apart at the last minute! Here's how great leaders pick up the pieces and perform when they don't have anywhere near enough time to do so.<p>Time is running out. The column I'd planned to run today fell apart. I need to find a replacement, and fast.<p>As the …

U.S. Presidency

10 Ways Great Leaders Build Amazing Communities

If you can't find a smart, interesting, supportive community of entrepreneurs, the solution is to build one yourself. Here's how.<p>There can be a heavy psychological cost to starting and building a business. One the best ways to combat that is to engage with a supportive community.<p>Great, you might …

Entrepreneurship

7 Things You Should Never Say to Your Employees

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When managing employees, sometimes your patience is tested by a lack of motivation, a resistance to what you’re asking or one or more ‘problem’ workers. And just because you’re the boss does not mean you're perfect. Sometimes we …

Sustainability

Rain man

DARREN ARONOFSKY, director of independent films such as "Black Swan", plunges into the world of the big studio production with "Noah". And it proves …

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

In my new eBook, <i>365 Inspirational Quotes: Daily Motivation For Your Best Year Ever</i>, I share the quotations that have inspired me as I’ve launched my companies, written my books and raised my children. In the spirit of self motivation, here are my top 100 inspirational quotes.<p>1. Life is about making …

Why is #OpeningDay at Dodger Stadium played during the day? Team historian Mark Langill has the answer: http://atmlb.com/1jGBLRq

How to keep companies from tracking you online — for good

These days, it’s nearly impossible for the average consumer to expect anonymity online or off — at least not without a bit of legwork first.<p>Data …

Throwback Thursday, view of Stuart Hall, 1998 #tbt Share a memory from your time in Stuart Hall.

10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s

A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s.<p>But I did something else. I sent an email out to …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

Job-offer negotiations are rarely easy. Consider three typical scenarios:<p>You’re in a third-round interview for a job at a company you like, but a firm you admire even more just invited you in. Suddenly the first hiring manager cuts to the chase: “As you know, we’re considering many candidates. We …