Leonid Tolstikov

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How To Orchestrate A National Media Push Without A PR Team

This week, Finish went freemium. The anti-procrastination to-do list app, built by teenagers Ryan Orbuch and Michael Hansen, saw more than 50,000 downloads in the first 48 hours of launching the free app.<p>Originally, Finish was priced at $.99.<p>So how did the startup, with absolutely no marketing …

Are You Holding Yourself Back? How to Use it to Your Advantage.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine the following scenario: you’re in a classroom taking a test -- one that’s quite easy. The professor then approaches you and offers you a choice: you can either take a “performance-enhancing drug" or a drug that inhibits your …

10 Things I Learned While Training for the Olympics That Absolutely Apply to Business

If anyone understands what’s in store for Team USA during the 2014 Winter Games, it’s Shannon Bahrke Happe, a three-time Olympian and owner of Silver Bean Coffee Company. Happe won multiple medals during her tenure as an Olympic freestyle moguls skier, earning a silver in 2002 and a bronze in …

Overcoming Fake Talk: Put Your Best Voice Forward

If you want to maximize your impact at work, you must put your best voice forward. Why? Because even if you have excellent credentials and technical skills, you add your greatest value by interacting well with other people.<p>We live in an interdependent world. Trouble is, a lot of people in this age …

10 Brutal Facts About Genghis Khan

Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

A one time management expert explains how commitment and discipline are directly related to successful achievement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Known Then

Execs and investors from Pandora, IDEO, Andreessen Horowitz, SoundCloud, and Kleiner Perkins, among other masters of disruption, share the wisdom they’ve gathered on the way to the top.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Looking …

Why You Should Work From A Coffee Shop, Even When You Have An Office

The experience of working out of coffee shops is so positive that even if you have an office, you should shoot for a few “coffee shop days” each month. Here are tips for making the most of it.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full …

How to Start a Business in 10 Days

This story appears in the September 2013 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>With an executive staffing venture about to open, a business loan from the in-laws gnawing at her conscience and a new baby to care for, Michelle Fish was already feeling the pressure. But what really pushed her over the edge was …

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the …

3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my fifteen years of helping small businesses, the most common question I hear from budding business owners is, “What kind of legal agreements do I need?” As a good lawyer, I used to answer with the response entrepreneurs hate most: “It …

10 Body Language Tips Every Speaker Must Know (Infographic)

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>We all know that when we give a presentation or speak in front of a group, not only are our words important, but the body language that accompanies them.<p>Your words may give the audience one message while your body sends quite another.<p>As if getting the words …

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5 Reasons You Need Interns to Build Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You probably don’t wake up every morning (or any morning for that matter) and think about how you need more 19-year-olds in your life or in order to effectively grow your business. But, maybe you should.<p>I have used college interns …

Instagram Success: These Types of Images Drive the Most Engagement (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many, picking the right Instagram filter can be an agonizing task. With so many options, it's tough to discern what's going to look the best and grab the most attention. But now, thanks to extensive data analysis, one company says it …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

The Amazing History Of The To-Do List–And How To Make One That Actually Works

Put down that pen and paper and read this first. Bonus: the real to-do lists of Ben Franklin and Johnny Cash.<p>When I was a kid, I read a book called <i>The Listmaker</i>. It’s about a young girl who uses lists to organize and make sense of her life. At the time I didn’t read any more into it besides the …

5 Time Management Techniques Worth Using

There's no magic pill you can take to manage your time better. Instead, try implementing these five strategies to get your work under control.<p>Author, Strategic Advisor, Consultant, and Business Coach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for …

Optical Illusion Paintings Distort Ideas of Reality

In a continuation of his intriguing <i>Millenium</i> series, Armenian artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan developed a number of oil paintings that will force your eyes to make sense of the distortions. The artist painted stunning portraits along the most unexpected surface, creating a surreal illusion of …

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5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nihilist. Religious denier. Reformed romantic.<p>Inspiration for entrepreneurs?<p>Turns out, you can learn a lot about running a business from Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher and philologist who turned Romantic thinking on its head. …

How The Informational Interview Helps You Get The Job

People get jobs through connections. If you don’t have any, make them. And then ask yourself these five questions to prep.<p>Anthony Moore has the things that old folks in old movies like ambitious young whippersnappers to have: moxie, pluck, spunk, and the like. He’s a new college grad with, …

Apple patent for protecting devices when they fall

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