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How to Negotiate: Negotiation Tips to Get the Best Bargain | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology.</i><p>“It’s learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy – whether it’s …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Trading Places: United States As The New China?

We’re all familiar with the reasons why the U.S. outsources large parts of its manufacturing resources overseas. But the surprising results from two recent reports suggest the global supply chain game is about to get turned upside down. Will businesses be ready?<p>On April 25th the Boston Consulting …

5 Best-Kept Secrets About Venture Capital

The most important things you need to know about how venture capital works--demystified.<p>After 10 years as a successful entrepreneur, I've recently become a venture capitalist. There's a lot of mystique and confusion around VCs. It turns out, now having been on both sides of the table, most …

Venture Capital

30 startup tips for avoiding failure, from successful founders

Toying around with the idea of starting a company? Worried about things that may go wrong or making the wrong decisions? Did you just start a company but are concerned about how you are doing things? You are not alone, and you definitely are not in unchartered waters.<p>There are not only many …

Why most resources don't run out

Economists versus ecologists and the limits to growth<p>My Saturday essay in the Wall Street Journal on resources and why they get more abundant, not …

Dominican Republic

Do Something Unique For Your Business

She’s still alive and working, but not many people remember Régine Zylberberg anymore. Forty years ago, everyone, especially the “<i>glitterati,</i>” knew her as Régine, owner of a chain of the coolest and most expensive discotheques in the world.<p>How did she get it off the ground?<p>When she started in …

Why PR Is Critical For Your Startup’s Success

While some argue that hiring a public relations team shouldn’t be at the top of a startup’s to-do list, these PR mavens say hiring such a team is more important than you think.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is in response to the April 11, 2014 piece,</i> “Why Your Startup Shouldn’t Hire A PR Firm.”<p>Maybe …

This Fast-Growing Company Is Giving Former Addicts And Alcoholics A Second Chance

MHD Enterprises CEO Michael Dadashi knows firsthand that the road to recovery is paved with second, third, and sometimes fourth chances.<p>Today, Michael Dadashi is the CEO of MHD Enterprises, a multi-million dollar e-waste recycling company based in Austin. But five years ago he was a heroin addict …

E-waste

11 Cheap Alternatives To The iPad

Companies like Google and Amazon have tablets that can do most of the same things as the iPad do for a lot less.<p>Check out the top 11 alternatives to the iPad if you want to save a few bucks.

Word-of-Mouth Marketing at Its Most Delicious

This quirky Oregon-based doughnut shop has legions of fans across the country and spends next to nothing on advertising. Here's how it works.<p>Portland, Oregon's Voodoo Doughnut is one crazy retailer. It makes doughnuts with names such as Maple Blazer Blunt and Voodoo Doll (see below). Its co-founder …

World Economic Forum

Up to 100,000 digital jobs are expected to be created in Europe every year - but most of them in the richer North and West. How can Europe bridge its …

4 Hidden Barriers to Success (and How to Leap Over Them)

This isn't about money or market timing. This is about those secret fears you have that won't go away.<p>Every entrepreneur and would-be entrepreneur knows about the visible barriers to success: lack of capital, fear of failure, market timing, etc. However, there are a set of internal barriers that …

Forget Steve Jobs. Model This Entrepreneur Instead

Steve Jobs succeeded at a real cost. Here's another entrepreneur you can emulate to achieve your dreams without causing so much pain.<p>By now it seems everyone has read Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of Steve Jobs. Though the book is masterfully written and its subject was certainly …

11 Ways To Set Yourself Up For Success In Your Early 20s

Whether you're still in school or recently graduated, on your own or still living with your parents, you could benefit from some advice from those who've already figured out how to survive in the real world.<p>In a recent Quora thread, users addressed the question: "What can I do in my 20s that will …

Self-improvement

CodeBabes: The More Code You Learn, The Less The Instructors Wear

We can’t tell if this is fake, but we hope so.<p>Everything about CodeBabes, a site that uses boobs to make coding fun, reads as a huge troll. It blows Silicon Valley’s sexism problem out into one website of cleavage-laden horrors. It has to be fake, and yet nobody on Twitter is quite sure if it is.<p>In …

How to Use Infographics to Communicate With Your Customers

When you need to convey dense data or an important message, your best bet may be to create an easy-to-digest visual.<p>Do you have a complicated message packed with dense data, an enlightening set of facts, or a powerful message you want to communicate with your customers? If you're not using them …

10 Strategies Quick Learners Use To Pick Up Anything

We need to get good at it, since the tools we use to do our jobs are changing every year.<p>In a recent Quora thread, users answered the question: What learning strategies do people who are "quick learners" follow? We've outlined some of the best ideas for for optimizing the learning process, along …

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13 Ways to Teach Yourself to Be More Confident

Few are born confident, research shows. The self-assured learn to be that way, and you can too.<p>Are you as confident as you'd like to be? Few people would answer "yes" to that question. But, according to Becky Blalock, author and former Fortune 500 executive, anyone can learn to be more confident. …

7 UX Topics Managers Need to Understand

As someone who has been in the user experience domain for a <i>loooooong</i> time, I have had lots of conversations with many different executives. Most of …

100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company.<p>There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would …

How To Cultivate A Creative Thinking Habit

Creativity isn’t a mythical creature to be caught and tamed. It’s a habit, studies suggest; a way of life that’s built over time.<p>Think of your most common habits and the regular culprits come to mind–biting your nails, snacking late at night, cracking your knuckles. Do something enough times and it …

Steve Jobs' 13 Most Inspiring Quotes

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>With a life as storied as he had, it's no wonder that Steve Jobs is remembered not only for running an incredibly successful company, but for being tremendously outspoken.<p>He seemingly had an opinion on everything, and his thoughts often echoed his …

Motivation

After Apple, mobile readies big push to 64-bit

With Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. dropping a big hint this week that it has either started or is getting ready to start production of 64-bit mobile processors, let's take a quick look at what the major players have said and done so far.<p>"If you observe the mobile device industry, in the …

Is Big Data Really Working for Marketers?

Big Data has been around long enough to have lost the luster of hype. It’s no longer the latest marketing buzz word, having been replaced by things …

Six Essential Books on Writing

If you're anything like me, you have perfected multiple methods of procrastination you employ when you know it's really time to write. Among my favorites are organizing my desk and catching up on my favorite blogs, not to mention this one employed by Liz Gilbert:<p>Sometimes you can't start writing …

9 Things People Just Don't Get About Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs do what they do for reasons most people will never understand--unless they're also entrepreneurs.<p>Entrepreneurship is <i>hard</i>, both physically and emotionally. Doubt, anxiety, despair--along the way, every entrepreneur struggles with those feelings.<p>So why are entrepreneurs willing to face …

Style Rules to Live By