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Why You Should Stop Using To-Do Lists (and What to Do Instead)

Would you describe yourself as over-worked and under-productive?<p>Many entrepreneurs and B2B owners would lump themselves under that category with the excuse: "It's just the nature of what we do," but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>"Work smarter, not harder," is the sage advice NY Times best-selling …

Time Management

4 Steps to Writing Emails That Convert to Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur should have a healthy fear of the spam folder. After all, having your emails end up in spam means just one thing: Your target customers are ignoring you. <i>But,</i> you respond, <i>It’s increasingly difficult to write e-mails that</i> …

Marketing

Concurrent JavaScript: Part V — The Mantra

Today we’ll be talking about some of the differences in performance between Nexus and Node, and I will answer some questions I’ve received over the …

How to Network Your Way to Success

You often hear that to be successful you must be a networker, and that your connections will do more for you than your resume. There is certainly …

Self-improvement

12 Tools to Prototype an App for Entrepreneurs

Did you know that prototyping an app can help you not only turn your idea into tangible mockups, but even save you money?<p>Prototyping an app gives you many more benefits like:<p># Share your concept with friends, co-founders or even investors<p># Save money by showing a remote software development team a …

Entrepreneurship

28 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

It's important to remember that every interview is a two-way street.<p>You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you …

Job Interviews

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template | Inc.com

Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business plan is important because it communicates to everyone involved in the organization what the goals are, and how management plans to get there," says Drew Starbird, a professor of operations …

Small Business

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

Software

7 Bad Public Speaking Habits That Immediately Destroy Your Likability | Inc.com

Having the best ideas in the world won't help you if no one wants to listen.<p>Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk in 2014 that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in front of a crowd.<p>How well you influence others, he said, is as much about …

Public Speaking

Four MapReduce Design Patterns

Last article, I wrote about creating a simple word count program in MapReduce along with a tutorial to run the program using Hadoop. Please go …

Make a Plan: How to Outline Your Ideas with 20 Powerful Tools

It doesn't matter how many ideas you have if you can't connect them. To turn those scattered concepts into a finished product, you're going to need a …

Apps

How to get your job application noticed every time

I love reading relationship advice on Reddit. Users on there ask some pretty interesting questions, and are very honest in their answers. They’re also mostly delusional. Check out this really interesting post I came across a little while ago:<p>Tons of guys say things like “I’m smart, nice, I make …

Employment

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. Looking for answers, I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global …

Leadership

This Is What a Good Résumé Looks Like: 8 Ways to Polish Your CV

You may rehearse every possible interview question a million times, agonize over your outfit, and perfect your handshake, but the most important message you can send isn’t in person. It’s on paper. A résumé is your foot in the door and the document that will carry you through that first …

How to Tell a Coworker They’re Annoying You

Whenever we’re working closely with other people, it’s easy for tensions to arise thanks to differences in personal styles and priorities. When they do, we have a choice: should we raise the issue, or keep quiet? Many of us bite our tongue, worrying that speaking up will harm an important …

Self Control