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Dealing With The Irrational

The world has changed with everyone having an agenda, most of the time presented by irrational people. So today we talk about how to deal with the …

3 Relationships That Will Build the Tribe Every Entrepreneur Deserves

Life is a team sport, and we cannot succeed alone.<p>Entrepreneurial success isn't easy to achieve, and it's even harder when you're going it alone. Every entrepreneur needs to build a network of sustaining individuals who fill key relationship roles -- -- and LinkedIn is stepping in to help.<p>The …

Leadership

Don't Be Afraid to Take Risks to Come Out Ahead

The idea of "risk" is overrated.<p>Lou Ennuso learned more from failure than success. For him, risk is overrated. Ennuso is the CEO of Chicago-based Adeptia, a provider of social cloud software for digital businesses, and an adjunct lecturer at University of Illinois-Chicago’s business school, where …

Entrepreneurship

Why You're Never Too Old to Become a Millionaire

Jack Canfield earned his first million-dollar check when he was 51.<p>Jack Canfield graduated from Harvard University when he was 21. However, he didn't earn his first million-dollar check until he was 51. It took him three decades to develop the skills, knowledge and connections he needed to break …

Success

Small Business Optimism Hits Highest Level in 34 Years

The National Federation of Independent Business says it hasn't seen these levels since the 'roaring Reagan economy.'<p><b>The NFIB's measure of small business optimism reached its highest level in 34 years in November.</b>• <b><br>A handful of more specific indexes also climbed to record or near-record levels.</b><p>A …

Small Business

Want to Be a Perfect Parent? This Two-Minute Lesson Will Show You How (and You'll Cry)

You think you can't learn anything in two minutes? Watch this.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Welcome to Parenting 101.<p>It's a subject I know nothing about, save from observing those who have tried it.<p>One thing I do know is that …

Leadership

8 Ways To Make Money Online Doing What You Love

Here are eight ways that you can turn your hobbies and passions into a source of income.<p>"This is awesome!" my friend exclaimed.<p>In high school, I made my soccer enthusiast friend a shirt that said, "I Get A Kick Out Of Soccer," for her birthday. Making the gift not only stretched my creative muscle …

Publishing

How to Make Data Part of Your Organization's Fabric

Using data is critical in business, but it's the right data that matters. What should you be measuring in your organization?<p>There's a lot of talk about data and the importance of it. And while it's true that it has become critical to the success of most businesses large and small, many still …

Business Planning

Another Reason to Get Good at Networking: Your Company's Funding Could Depend on It

Relationships always matter.<p><i>What impact does an entrepreneur's network have on capital raising success? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Bonnie Foley-Wong, CEO Pique Ventures, Pique</b> …

Quora

How to Talk to Someone Who Refuses to Accept Reality, According to Behavioral Science

How to have a productive conversation with your local alternative facts fan.<p>Holiday family gatherings are right around the corner, which means you may soon find yourself face to face with that one kooky relative who believes that Obama is a Muslim, 9/11 was an inside job, or NASA staged the moon …

Psychology

Secret Santa Pays Off $40,000 Worth of Layaway Holiday Gifts at Walmart

A mystery donor at a Pennsylvania Walmart provided 200 families a holiday gift<p>(EVERETT, Pa.) — An anonymous donor has paid off all the items on …

Christmas

POLITICAL TUESDAY - Challenge The Data

For this next year as Americans we need to challenge the data and information being spun to us. Challenge the unethical members of Govenment that are …

United States

POLITICAL TUESDAY - I am Disgusted With A Corrupt Liberal Political America

The liberals have destroyed a nation that was built on truth and honesty, but now we are run by corrupt politicians trying to destroy the President …

Propaganda

Christmas And Being Proactive On Your 2017 Taxes

Christmas is almost here, but your 2017 tax situation needs to be thought of. Be proactive, talk to your tax accountant, see if there is anything you …

Tax Preparation

5 Ways To Exceed Customer Expectations in 2018

Leveraging bots is just one of them.<p>Maintaining a high level of customer service, customer satisfaction, and delivering consistent and positive customer experiences is key for any business who wants to succeed and gain a competitive advantage over other businesses in its industry.<p>Your …

Marketing

Insurance Is Changing In A Big Way That Will Affect You: Here Is What You Need To Know

A new carrier is disrupting the entire insurance industry with a new business model, while technology companies help legacy carriers transform themselves to compete in rapidly changing market.<p>The insurance industry as we know it is undergoing a huge change - representing perhaps the biggest …

Personal Finance

U.S. Employers Added 228,000 Jobs in November. See Which Industries Created the Most

November was a good month for jobs.<p>(WASHINGTON) U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market’s enduring strength …

Economy

Inside the Cutthroat World of Today's Professional Santas

'I don't do mall work.'<p>Mall Santas can do no wrong, at least according to most tykes who sit in their laps posing for photos and sharing their …

Christmas

20 Perfect Holiday Gift Ideas for Bosses, Coworkers, and Even Your 'Work Spouse'

Great holiday gifts from $3 and up.<p>Figuring out what to get your dad or teenage niece for the holidays is tough enough, but buying Christmas gifts …

Shopping

Working a 9-5 Job, Buying a Home, and Saving In a 401(k) Will No Longer Make You Rich

Unfortunately, incomes have been going straight down while inflation is going up.<p><i>In her new book, “What If It Does Work Out?,” Susie Moore</i> …

Retirement

Shoppers Need a Reason to Go to Your Store — Other Than Buying Stuff

The holiday season, which is by far the most important time of year for retailers, highlights the increasingly intense battle between physical stores and online websites. Given the large number of casualties this year — witness the bankruptcy filings of such venerable institutions as Toys ‘R Us, …

Trends

The New CEO Activists

When we first started studying CEO activism, three years ago, we never imagined how significant this phenomenon would become. At the time a small but growing band of executives were taking public stands on political and social issues unrelated to their companies’ bottom lines. Since then, …

Brian Moynihan

How to Apply for a New Job After You’ve Been Fired

After you’ve been fired, getting back into the job market can be difficult. How should your résumé reference the previous position, or should you even include it? What should you say in an interview? And how can you go into the application process feeling positive about your prospects?<p><b>What the</b> …

Employment

Cleaning Up Bad Jobs

Cleaning offices. Assembling modular furniture. Stocking workplace kitchens. Providing security. These are often bad jobs. Have one, and chances are you’re working hard but not bringing home much more than the minimum wage. There’s no promotion in sight. And you have little if any control over your …

Startups

4 Online Entrepreneurial Personas People Just Don't Find Believable

Social media allows you to present yourself however you want but, in the long run, people know who is authentic and who is not.<p>We live in the interconnected digital age. Technology and access to the world are available at our fingertips. The first thing you probably do when you wake up each morning …

Entrepreneurship

Use Self-Made Billionaire Ray Dalio's 2-Minute Rule to Radically Improve Your Meetings

Keep spotlight hoggers and serial interrupters at bay with this useful trick.<p>Why do so many of us hate meetings? There's no shortage of reasons, from wasting time in entirely unnecessary get togethers, to overlong scheduling, and meandering conversations. But somewhere towards the top of nearly …

Ray Dalio

Sunday Message - Resentment Just Makes No Sense

Resentment causes too much trouble. We see it everyday in our lives, and perhaps we have resentment against others. It is Christmas time - Forgive.

Christmas

Instead of Taxes - Christmas Music

Usually I do a podcast everyday on business and taxes. Let's put them to the side and listen to some new Christmas music. Merry Christmas …

Christmas

The profits made from flipping homes continue to shrink

Even as more investors are flipping homes, they're seeing less profits in return.<p>High home prices, increasing renovation costs and a skimpier supply of distressed properties are making it more expensive to get in the game, even though demand for move-in ready homes is high.<p>Single family homes and …

Real Estate