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7 Sales Books for Those Who Hate Selling - Small Business Trends

You may have heard the quote “Nothing happens until a sale is made.” If you’re a business owner who has optimized the production side of your …

5 books Barack Obama thinks you should read this summer

Earlier this week, US President Barack Obama dropped his summer playlist, including the likes of Janelle Monáe, Prince, and Chance the Rapper.<p>Now, …

European wind energy is now cheaper than nuclear power

Wind energy has officially overtaken nuclear power as the most affordable energy option – at least in countries surrounding the North Sea. In nearby …

Renewable Energy

Russell Smith: Read between the lines of the e-book debate

People in publishing are wielding statistics against each other, in the perennial e-book versus print debate, and nobody seems quite sure of what they all mean. All the publishers I know assert that sales of e-books have plateaued and everyone is investing in print again.<p>In U.S. and British media, …

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Personal Finance

How Corporations Will Use Artificial Empathy to Sell Us More Shit

Facial tics will help streamline marketing in our future consumerist dystopia.<p>Empathy is a tricky business. The range and complexity of human emotion makes it difficult, if not impossible, to ever <i>really</i> understand how someone else is feeling. Nevertheless, empathy is considered to be a crucial …

To Win Customers, Stop Selling And Start Seducing

If you want to win over customers, stop selling and start seducing them instead. This was the underlying message of a talk I heard recently by behavioral economics professor and bestselling author Dan Ariely. Ariely has mounds of data to prove that people have irrational tendencies. His studies and …

Why are energy firms U-turning on green agenda now?

Lobbying group has been on wrong side of carbon debate for far too long, so should we really believe that this is more than just words?<p>The decision by Britain’s most powerful energy lobby group to take a positive stance on building a low-carbon economy is a significant moment.<p>It gives major impetus …

Hiring Star Salespeople Isn’t the Best Way to Grow

Dave Wheeler FOR HBR<p>You see Pareto’s Principle applied to sales all the time — the top 20% of a sales force produces 80% of a company’s revenues and margins — and it’s applicable in a variety of sectors. In B2B contexts, for example, rep performance in similar territories often varies by 300% …

10 of the world’s best natural wonders … that you’ve probably never heard of

Mendenhall ice caves, Alaska, US<p>Imagine standing in a natural glassy dome illuminated by eerie blue light … A visit to Mendenhall ice caves is a rare chance to step into the heart of a glacier. The 12-mile-long stretch of ice (it is getting shorter every day, because of global warming) near Juneau …

North Island

Powerhive Is Bringing Clean Energy To The Developing World–With Prepaid Solar

Now you can top up your clean power needs directly from your phone.<p>The remote village of Monomoni, Kenya, is too far from cities and too sparsely populated to be part of the national grid. Now, however, it’s possible for a family of cow herders or a small business to buy prepaid solar power through …

Are paper books really disappearing?

If the printed word becomes a thing of the past, it may affect how we think.<p>When Peter James published his novel Host on two floppy disks in 1993, he was ill-prepared for the “venomous backlash” that would follow. Journalists and fellow writers berated and condemned him; one reporter even dragged a …

The Secret to Selling to Big Companies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you pull up to the headquarters of a Fortune 500 company to make a pitch, you may feel a twinge of panic. That’s completely normal; after all, landing this sale could be a big win for your company. The budget for just one of its side …

Selling

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …

Selling

[Infographic] Unconventional Ways to Lead and Inspire Your Sales Team

In the highly competitive world of sales, a company's sales team members can feel disposable, as though all they do is identify leads and close deals. The best sales departments collaborate to create long-term job security and value. When salespeople work together, they more easily identify and …

Management

How an Australian retailer drives brand awareness and sales with social media

<b>When marketing almost any brand, it's important to both build awareness and drive sales for the company.</b> But with a retail brand, it is tempting to …

The Anatomy of a Successful Social Selling Strategy

One of the biggest challenges the business community faces is gaining consumers’ trust. Today’s buyers are highly skeptical of empty sales promises, …

How to use customer stories to win more sales for your startup

Google indexes every presentation on SlideShare. Besides, the site gets over 60 million monthly visitors. You can benefit a lot from this by doing SlideShare presentations of your stories.<p>What to do when customers refuse your case study requests<p>One challenge that many businesses face when trying to …

Venomous Sea Snake Takes Down Poisonous Stonefish

The waters of Darwin Harbor, in Australia, were the setting for a pitched battle between a poisonous stonefish, among the deadliest of fish in the …

Seven years ago, everyone saw Delhi’s air take a deadly U-turn but no one did a thing

As many as 15 authoritative studies red-flagged how landmark gains from CNG were being frittered away.<p>Written by , | New Delhi |<p>The way the graph …

Welcome to Australia's newest islands, thrust from the sea by a raging cyclone Nathan

It is not often that human beings get to stand on dry land anywhere on planet Earth and know they are the first to leave a footprint.<p>Stepping off her inflatable tender on to a sand and coral rubble outcrop at Holmes Reef, 200km offshore from Cairns, photographer Julia Sumerling said: “Welcome to …

AYUSH Ayurved

AYUSH Ayurved added a new photo — with Kapil Patel and 16 others.

Diver Discovers Ancient Underwater Forest Off Coast Of England

What's it like to discover a prehistoric forest--one that's been hidden under water for thousands of years?<p>Dawn Watson knows first-hand. The 45-year-old scuba diver was exploring the waters off a tiny village near Holt along England's eastern coast (see map) last year when she found herself …

12 Foods You Used to Think Were Healthy

Remember when you swore real fruit snacks were actually fruit?<p>Nutrition knowledge is evolving all the time. Still, it's pretty hilarious to take a look back at the things you really thought did a body good 10 or 15 years ago. Here, some of the products that fooled us the most.<p><b>1. Granola (Ahem,</b> …

Why oil shortage fears were wrong

The best reads from around the web, including failed fuel predictions, an audacious computer hack and the language of bird song.<p><b>Business</b> <br>Marissa Mayer, what happened?<p><i>Nicholas Carlson | New York Times | 17 December 2014</i> <br>How Yahoo went from a company worth $128 billion to a company worth nothing at …

Krampus's Sidekick? Fanged "Vampire Deer" Explained

The Christmas devil might like some fanged friends, but these Asian deer are actually shy and harmless.<p>Since it's the holiday season, I gave myself the gift of the author's prerogative to ask Weird Animal Question of the Week: If Krampus, St. Nicholas's demonic counterpart, had reindeer, what would …

Red and green ‘wings’ keep these lizards safe

In Borneo, a kind of gliding lizard’s red and green colors offer safety from predation by birds.<p>New research suggests that populations of the gliding …

Messing with nature: this is the cutting edge of biohacking

Top Shelf: we're all cyborgs now<p>In some ways, we're all cyborgs, fusions of human and technology. We put on artificial skins to protect us, store our knowledge on hard disks, and replace our voices with text on a screen. Some of us are melded in more literal ways — I have magnetic and NFC implants …

Here's What Would Happen If We Stopped Emitting Carbon Pollution Right Now

International climate talks in Lima this week are laying the foundation for next year's UN climate summit in Paris. While negotiations about reducing emissions grind on, how much warming are we already locked into? If we stop emitting greenhouse gases tomorrow, why would the temperature continue to …

Climate Change

The Coolest-Looking New Species Of 2014

PopSci's pick of the litter<p>The world is so abundant with strange species, scientists describe new ones every year. Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we picked a few of our favorites from this year to share. This is a small fraction of the species scientists name in a year. Just today, the California Academy …

Zoology