L Hayward

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The 10 Traits Of Great Innovators

“The characteristic of great innovators and great companies is they see a space that others do not. They don’t just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent something new, something that you didn’t know you needed, but the moment you see it, you say, ‘I must have it.’”<p>These words by …

3 Tricks to Building Value When You Sell

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two things businesses can focus on when selling: features and outcomes. Often companies spend way too much time rattling off all the perks of a product or service and gushing about their own business ("We have the best technical …


3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health and Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time management can be difficult. What is urgent in your life and what is important to your life are often very different things.<p>This is especially true with your health, where the important issues almost never seem urgent even though …

Time Management

The Key to Success? Relationships.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you ask 10 entrepreneurs to tell you the key to business success, you're likely to get 10 different answers. I'm sure one would say product innovation, and while that's definitely a significant factor, it's not the right answer. And, …

3 Ways to Boost Your 'Executive Presence' While Pitching for Funding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having "presence" and a personal brand are must-have attributes in our noisy me-too world of neck-and-neck competition. Alas, it's often not enough to clinch the deal or make the sale.<p>Even with a proven track record and a well-established …

5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only churning out high-quality work a portion of …

A Possible Perk for Coffee Addicts: Better Long-Term Memory

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are already plenty of reasons to keep your caffeine addiction alive and kicking: habitual coffee drinkers are less likely to die of heart failure as those who don't indulge, and research has suggested that caffeine may help prevent …

Put Yourself on the Road to Success With These 5 Principles

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Depending on whom you ask, success means different things. If you were to ask me, I'd say it means having a career that revolves around my real life. If you were to ask my cat, she'd say it involves finding a way to catch, immobilize and …

Peace Revolution


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Set your intention for the day.

Yes, you!

Practice forgiveness:

Taken 12-16-2013 at moon rise on this road to nowhere in eastern South Dakota. © Aaron J. Groen.

Like a good almond milk:

Wise words:

In the second of a two-part series of local guides to Rio de Janeiro, Carioca Instagrammer Ticiana Porto (@ticianaporto) shares her favorite places to capture in the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City). Ticiana has lived in Rio for 10 years and has challenged herself to take and share a different photo of the city each day since 2011. To kick off your visit, Ticiana suggests cycling along the seaside, starting in the eastern beach community of Leblon. “Head west and you’ll reach the famous sidewalks of Ipanema and then Arpoador, a small peninsula with a great view. Stop for a photo and a coconut in Arpoador, then keep cycling along Copacabana Beach to the Leme neighborhood.” Not a fan of cycling? Ticiana also encourages visitors to stop and spend an afternoon on Ipanema Beach, drinking caipirinhas and admiring the fashions. “In Ipanema, everyone goes to the beach dressed and ready for their night out after.” Looking for grand views of Rio? Ticiana recommends three trips: photograph Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) from atop the Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf); see the view of Floresta Atlântica and the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas from atop Corcovado

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A Quick Test: Are You A Strong Leader Or A 'Toxic' One?

The U.S. Army is taking steps to clear out what it calls “toxic leaders,” as NPR reports. Uncle Sam deserves a hearty salute for that. We can only hope that more organizations become willing to take a hard look at the quality of their management.<p>In the meantime, we can try to gauge how we’re doing. …

Kickstarter’s 2013: 3 Million Backers, $480 Million Pledged

Seems like 2013 was the year everyone was schilling a Kickstarter project. From Pebble to GoldieBlox, more than 19,000 projects were successfully funded by 3 million people around the world–including Antarctica–who cumulatively pledged $480 million last year. That’s according to Kickstarter’s 2013 …

45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

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Productivity Hacks That Successful People Use Every Day

If you feel like you’re consistently finding there’s more “work” than there is “day,” you’re not alone.<p>Too many of us get caught up in putting out fires, wasting time on tasks that don’t really matter, and using our time ineffectively and haphazardly. But when you start to think about yourself as a …

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed

<i>The intensity of competition in an industry is neither a matter of coincidence nor bad luck</i>Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy<p>The publishing industry has been challenged by the online sales success of Amazon, the rise of eBooks, print-on-demand and most recently by self-publishing. Though the …

Olivia Wilde Wants To Alleviate World Poverty One Sale At A Time

Actress Olivia Wilde is a standout member of the 2014 30 Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment List. While most actresses her age are focusing intently on building their movie careers, Wilde is splitting her time between acting and building a new business: Conscious Commerce.<p>The website is a unique …

12 Tips For Staying Productive At Work Through The Bleak Winter Months

Winter is in full swing. The days are shorter, darker and colder—and some workers will experience the “winter blues.” You might be more tired than usual, less active or unmotivated—and your level of productivity in the office may decline significantly.<p>“People struggle with being productive in the …