Mehrdad Khanjani

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Want To Be More Successful Next Week? Remove These 4 Thoughts This Weekend | Inc.com

High performers take advantage of the weekends to separate themselves from the pack by deliberately refocusing and recharging along with setting aside 60 minutes to transform their upcoming week.<p>Whether you're looking to improve your productivity, health, or life--it all starts with designing an …

Motivation

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Reach your audience effectively without compromising quality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're an entrepreneur just getting started, you know the meaning of a budget. You also probably know that in order to get your business idea off the ground, you have to …

Infographics

Free resources for learning full stack web development

When getting started with new technologies and languages, it can be a bit daunting having to sift through all of the options for education resources. …

Programming

Follow These Simple Steps To A Massive Social Following

You’d be hard-pressed to find a business that does not want to expand their social media presence. But few companies understand the amount of time and effort that goes into an engaged social following. Building a significant social media presence isn’t something that can be done through automated …

Public Relations

Here’s the scary truth: Almost every major Indian startup has made the same mistakes as Snapdeal

India’s bustling startup ecosystem is in a state of hysteria as e-commerce major Snapdeal implodes.<p>In yet another attempt to shape up and survive, the company will lay off 600 people over the next few days. In a Feb. 22 email to employees, co-founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal admitted committing …

Startups

Gartner's Top 10 Tech Trends You Can't Afford To Ignore in 2017

Steadfast robots replace hotel desk clerks and retail workers, autonomous cars and drones transport robots that deliver packages more efficiently, shopping sprees take place in virtual reality – these are just a few of the innovations Gartner, Inc. predicted during a webcast entitled, “The Gartner …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Steps to Help Yourself Recover from a Setback

This was not your best week. Something didn’t go right. Let’s say it was a negotiation that didn’t play out your way.<p>What do you do afterward? You might go to a bar with friends, talk to your spouse, or call your mom. But those are just delay tactics. Soon the ruminating will begin. You’ll wonder …

Self-help

The future of front-end development is design

Carson Miller Contributor<p>Carson Miller is head of digital at Fahrenheit 212, an innovation strategy and design firm now part of Capgemini Consulting.<p>Should we make our kids learn to code? This question was posed to me at a recent dinner party. As one of the only people in our social circle who has …

UX Design

Listen Up! These 6 Podcasts Will Make You Smarter About Money, Startups, Tech and More | Inc.com

Credit the mass proliferation of smartphones, the breakaway success of shows like Serial and NPR's Fresh Air, or the retro radio quality of the format , but Americans are now more obsessed with podcasts than ever. More than 57 million Americans now listen to at least one podcast per month, …

Self-improvement

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

7 Invaluable Leadership Tips That Boost Accountability in the Workplace

If you want to raise your employees' performance, consider these wise tips.<p>Accountability is one of those buzzwords that was quickly recognized in management and leadership circles as an important concept. The unfortunate outcome of a buzzword is it minimizes the importance of the buzz-worthy …

Employee Engagement

15 Must-have Chrome extensions for web designers and front end developer

<b>The freshest links about design and interactive, from around the web. A designer’s must!</b><p><b>Responsive Web Design Tester is a quick and easy way to test</b> …

Web Design

You Don't Need a Fortune to Start a Business, But You Do Need This

<i>What can I do if I can't afford to start a startup? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Evan Asano, founder and CEO of Mediakix.com, @EvanAsano, on Quora:</b><p>You can afford to start a startup, you …

Startups

25 Dumb Mistakes That Very Smart Bosses Make | Inc.com

As a leadership coach and business consultant, I spend a lot of time thinking about people's mistakes. And over the years I've learned that even the smartest people have errors in judgment, blind spots, and habits that get them into trouble.<p>Here are some of the dumbest mistakes that the smartest …

Leadership

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

A new video released by the space agency discusses the possibility of speeding up our missions to other worlds by harnessing the power of lasers.<p>Ever since NASA announced plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s and Hollywood got in on the action with "The Martian," the Red Planet has …

Space Travel

There’s no space for today’s young Einsteins

The gravitational waves theorist saw physics as no one else did, but if he was around today his time would be spent chasing grants or tenures<p>The discovery of gravitational waves has been hailed as yet another vindication of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, unveiled a century ago. …

Physics

9 ways the workplace will be different in 2050

And that's just within the last five or 10 years; imagine how much different it will look several decades from now.<p>Business Insider spoke to futurists with expertise on the workplace to better understand how it could change by the year 2050. These are only predictions, of course, but given the …

The Workplace

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Agree—This Factor Was Most Important for their Success

Focus is one of the most important traits of successful people.<p>Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates have all attributed their success to one …

Investing

What Apple And Starbucks Taught Me About Building A Brand

Alessandra Ghini shares insights from her work in marketing at Apple and Starbucks on the precipice of each company’s second golden age.<p>When we see an energetic advertisement from Apple that inspires our sense of adventure, or exchange hellos with a Starbucks barista in a way that feels like we’re …

Selling

25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …

Self-improvement

9 parenting tips from Warren Buffett to set your kids up for success

"When a kid at 8, 9, or 10 years old learns the basics of how finance works and how to behave in a business relationship, he or she can apply those lessons throughout their lives," says Buffett. "Practicing those good habits over a lifetime can have huge beneficial consequences, not just for …

Business Strategy

Your Best Employee Is Your Weakest Link

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last time I used my go-to, standard illustration about the need for documentation and cross training I was doing a series of custom workshops for a medical management team.<p>“What if, heaven forbid,” I asked them, “one of you got hit by …

Time I

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

Creativity

How this entrepreneur created a $10 million clothing brand by targeting the “forgotten man”

<b></b> <b>Name:</b> Anthony Pitt<b>Company:</b> The Academy Brand<b></b><b><br>Based:</b> Sydney Anthony Pitt believes he was destined to own his own business but he thought he would be …

Entrepreneurship

Could Raspberry Pi Zero Be Pivotal To Open Source IOT ?

Raspberry Pi, the Foundation responsible for the creation of the original Pi set of single board computers has announced the release of a new model – the Raspberry Pi Zero.<p>Today, I’m pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. …

Raspberry Pi

Two Things to Do After Every Meeting

Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually …

Productivity

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

Dark Matter

Here's what Richard Branson, Tony Hsieh, and 21 other successful executives ask in every job interview

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate. Here are 23 of them.<p><i>This is an updated article originally written by Alison Griswold and</i> …

Employment

4 Major Social Media Trends from One of Europe’s Largest Digital Marketing Conferences

For the seventh year running, the annual international Digital Marketing Exposition and Conference dmexco became the hub of the digital business …

Customer Experience

Google's Three-Step Formula for Happiness

Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan is on a mission to make the world more peaceful and people happier. The secret to happiness, he says, is in doing …