Nathaniel Ong

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The Ultimate Marketing Stack for Startups

This is how most early-stage startups pursue marketing: start an account on Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat, write some articles, cold-blast a bunch of …

Marketing

Brains Get a Performance Boost From Believing Effort Trumps Genetics

How much of our intelligence is a genetic gift or the product of hard work is difficult, perhaps impossible, to know for sure. But for our brains to …

The Brain

How to Be Compassionate: 3 Research-Backed Steps to a Happier Life

Science points to a crazy number of benefits from being more compassionate:<p>Increased happiness and self-esteem.<br>• Reduced procrastination.<br>• Greater …

Happiness

The 18 Habits of Highly Creative People

Share & Inspire Others!<p><b>The Challenge:</b> Some of us think we’re just not the “creative type”. <b><br>The Science:</b> There is no “type.” <b></b>Creativity comes about in …

Who Do You Need On Your Startup Team?

How do you figure out what’s the right founder skill set for your startup?<p>The business model canvas will tell you who you need on your founding team.<p>——-<p>I was having breakfast with Radhika, an ex-grad student who’s building a great consumer electronics device and I was getting an update about her …

5 Secrets to Crafting the Perfect Startup Story

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many times have you heard that as a startup you have to nail your pitch? And it must be under a minute or two, perfectly orchestrated, delivered amazingly and personal…all at the same time. While I believe a strong pitch is important, …

Startups

What the Father of Lean Startup Thinks You Need to Start Up

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my first tech startup, we raised $1 million. I worked 20-hour days and used every ounce of blood, sweat and tears that I had. The stress even caused a fistfight with my co-founder. He’s much bigger than I am, so I bit his ear like Mike …

Lean Startups

Benefits of Meditation: 10 Science-Based Reasons To Start Meditating Today INFOGRAPHIC

For the last 10 years, I have been involved in researching the impact of meditation on health and well-being. This infographic summarized some of the …

Your Failure To Recognize What You're Great At Is Hurting Your Business and Career

In my coaching work, I offer an array of assessments that tackle critical issues for professional success. Surprisingly, I’ve found that a large percentage of the mid-career men and women I work with don’t have answers to the most revealing questions, or even a vague clue. A recent quiz revealed …

Leadership

7.1 Steps to Create Multiple Streams of Income

Author of 'The Miracle Morning,' Serial Entrepreneur<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no …

Entrepreneurship

How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread

For some of us, checking off each item on our to-do lists provides the endorphin rush we need to make task completion an intrinsic joy. But most of us need a little extra motivation, especially for boring work like recording billable hours, uncomfortable tasks like facing awkward conversations with …

Productivity

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The 3 Things You Need to Accelerate Your Growth | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Auren Hoffman, LiveRamp CEO, Started & sold 5 companies (and many more that failed), on Quora:</i><p>Most smart people out of college grow an average of 10% per year. Which means they are roughly twice as effective 7 years after graduating college. That makes sense as most 29 year olds make …

Startups

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes | Inc.com

Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any other. Juggling takes practice, as does …

Creativity

Here’s Why, How, And What You Should Doodle To Boost Your Memory And Creativity

The author of The Doodle Revolution explains how this common “time waster” is really a creative launch-pad.<p>Did your boss ever catch you covering an important memo with Escher-like scribbles? In high school, did your teacher call you out for drawing on the desk, your sneakers, your skin? Today, the …

7 Ways Rich, Successful People Create Their Own Happiness

But there's more to living a "rich" life than the accumulation of money. Money, as an end to itself, does not create a "rich" life. A "rich" life exists only when we find happiness.<p>Happiness, unfortunately, is elusive. Most people are, in fact, unhappy and most of those unhappy people will do …

Happiness

How History and Adversity Pushed an Entrepreneur to Shark Tank Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An entrepreneur’s two greatest teachers are often history and adversity.<p>In the early 1900s, the city Enterprise, Ala., was thriving, but its economy was almost completely dependent on cotton crops. In 1916 an infestation of boll weevils …

Entrepreneurship

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

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