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23 fascinating diagrams reveal how to negotiate with people around the world

British linguist Richard D. Lewis charted communication patterns as well as leadership styles and cultural identities in his book, "When Cultures Collide," which is now in a third edition. His organization offers classes in cross-cultural communication for clients like Unilever and BMW.<p>Although …

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12 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great tech innovators like Steve Jobs to deep dives into industrial design.<p>Each of these 12 documentaries offers an entertaining …

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Here's when artificial intelligence could go from helpful to scary

Elon Musk compared AI to "summoning the demon."<p>Bill Gates told Reddit that he agrees with Musk and he doesn't "understand why some people are not concerned."<p>What are they so frightened of?<p>Well, Stephen Hawking told the BBC that AI could — theoretically — end humanity.<p>Here's how that would …

48 tips on becoming more powerful

Robert Greene, author of "The 48 Laws of Power," has some insight.<p>Power is "the measure of the degree of control you have over circumstances in your life and the actions of the people around you," Greene tells Business Insider. "It is a skill that is developed by a deep understanding of human …

Secrets of Career Success: The Day I Realized What I Was Really Worth

<i>by Jill Beirne Davi</i><p>When I launched a side business about five years ago coaching people about their finances, I enjoyed it so much that I barely charged—if I charged at all—for my services. Many of the people I was helping were in the hole—and desperately trying to get out. Plus, I loved talking to …

Is Jackpot Entrepreneurship Right For You?

Billions are being made in Silicon Valley by entrepreneurs and VCs. And, like a lottery, much of this fortune seems to be instantly created in the flash of an IPO or a strategic sale. Is Silicon Valley becoming a new-venture Las Vegas offering the lure of jackpots to entrepreneurs?<p>Las Vegas has …

Your Pricing Strategy Isn't Working -- Here's How To Land An Investor

Somewhere in every entrepreneur’s pitch deck is a slide on pricing. Even when a pitch is going well, as a venture capitalist, I often find the pricing slide to be the weakest of the entire deck.<p>I’d like to offer three recommendations as to how entrepreneurs should approach this admittedly tricky …

7 Insider Tips For Launching a Money-Making Side Business

<i>by Christine Ryan Jyoti</i><p><i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Are you a crafty genius whose letter-pressed stationery could easily become the next Etsy sensation? Or perhaps you’re a social media whiz with some time to spare.<p>If you have a professional skill or passion that’s not being used to …

The Most Common Question That New Angel Investors Ask

Given my leadership role and what I see at CoFoundersLab, one of the largest networks of entrepreneurs, I can say the world of startup investing is expectedly different from investing in the public market, and there is one question I get regularly from new angel investors who want to diversify …

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An Investor Reveals How To Land Your Startup's First Round Of Funding

Schlafman puts together an annual presentation about how to raise venture capital.<p>His latest presentation explains how to land a first round of financing, which is often called a "seed" round. Schlafman agreed to let Business Insider publish the slides.

5 Secrets To Building A Successful Startup Team

Even startups that manage to raise millions in seed funding can crash and burn before they establish themselves as a viable, sustainable company. (Anybody remember GoCrossCampus?)<p>Lynn LeBlanc, a tech entrepreneur with two successful startups to her name, says that in the rush to take part in a tech …

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> …

"We tend to like people who think like us. If we agree with someone's beliefs, we're more likely to be friends with them. While this makes sense, it means that we subconsciously begin to ignore or dismiss anything that threatens our world views, since we surround ourselves with people and information that confirm what we already think." 8 subconscious mistakes our brains make every day: http://f-st.co/fNx85vO

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The TSA Is No Match For This Mad Scientist And His Gun Made With Junk From Airport Stores

The deadly weapons these ingredients become arise from a combination of “MacGyver-esque” creative thinking and good old-fashioned research. To figure …

Why Stack Ranking Is A Terrible Way To Motivate Employees

Only a small percentage of employees, typically about 10%, can be designated as top performers. Meanwhile, a set number must be labeled as low performers and are often fired or pushed out, giving the system the popular nickname "rank and yank."<p>This week, stack ranking popped back into the news when …

Why Some Companies Are Ending Employee Performance Ratings

Industries like defense and aerospace, for example, tend to value execution over creativity, so need a way to measure and compare employees. Ranking workers on a bell curve that features a set number of high, average, and poor performers meets that need.<p>But increasingly companies are moving in the …

The Wisdom of Salt: 10 Secrets Of Leadership From A Lifetime Fisherman

We now know his name is Bill North after he outed himself on ABC local radio.<p>Sarah Drummond gathered these gems of wisdom about small scale commercial fishing while working as an apprentice to Old Salt.<p>We've translated Salt's tips from gnarly Australian English into 10 lessons. We think there's …

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>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</i> …

The world has never had it so good - thanks partly to capitalism

We live in largely peaceful times, with better access to medicine and education - the world is easily in the best place it’s ever been<p>Contrary to what environmentalists, anti-globalisation campaigners and other economic curmudgeons like to think, the world is not going to hell in a …

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Katy Perry (In Any Language)

Katy Perry, whose latest album, <i>Prism</i>, came out in October, is a global pop star with subtext. Like many of her songs, her current hit “Roar,” which topped the American charts (the video garnered 35 million views on YouTube within the first three days of the single’s release), is an anthem with …