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The surprisingly frugal habits of nine billionaires

Frugality is a subjective term. To the average Joe it could mean eating meals at home or scouring the internet for cheap flights.<p>But to a billionaire …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

6 Essential Steps to Creating Your Own Startup Logo

Everyone tells you that you need a startup logo, but nobody tells you how to make one. They just throw you to the metaphorical wolves, leaving you to …

Coca-Cola, Dell and PayPal Share Their Influencer Marketing Secrets

Four tips to influencer marketing for companies of any size.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every day, a story emerges about brands doing influencer marketing wrong. Often, the reason for these brands' errors is inexperience with the marketing tactic. Big brands like …

Public Relations

Explore Graphic Design & Animation Principles As You Learn 3 Adobe Applications

<b>Adobe After Effects Course</b><p>Understand One of the Leading Effects Programs On the Market<p>Adobe After Effects is a motion media, compositing, animation, …

Creative Work of the Week: Ogilvy Italy cleans up with Urban Vision

Ogilvy Italy has won over The Drum readers this week to take the European Creative Work of the Week title for its Ad/sorbent partnership with Urban …

Gold extends gains pinned on forex volatility

Precious metals rose for much of the European session fuelled by volatility in currency markets and political uncertainty.<p>Unsettled currency markets …

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How To Build Loyalty In A New Team

Loyalty can be hard to find nowadays. It’s not that people don’t want to be loyal to a new company; the problem is that the gig economy has become so fluid that there just isn’t as much passion for helping a business grow.<p>On the one hand, this gives employers a chance to hire people on a trial …

Employment

How to Improve Your Sales Skills, Even If You’re Not a Salesperson

At some point in your career, even if you’re not a salesperson, you’re going to have to sell something — whether it’s your idea, your team, or yourself. So how can you improve your sales skills, especially if you don’t pitch people often? What should you focus on first? And what should you do if …

Your People Are Your Most Important Asset

The people in your company will ultimately determine the success or failure of your business.<p>Your people ARE your most important asset! They determine the customer experience. If it's good you win, if it's poor you lose. It's really that simple.<p>When a problem call is made, for example, the customer …

The Essential To-Do List for New Leaders

<b>By Karen Cates, Adjunct Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University</b>If stepping into a new leadership role has you feeling a little nervous, multiply that feeling by ten to estimate the apprehension rippling through your new team. While you may be wondering whether you are …

How to Make Money in Real Estate, Even If You're Not in the Real Estate Business

You can prosper in property regardless of what business you're in.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I founded a financial services company 24 years ago, I was focused on my core business -- hiring the right people, navigating arcane regulations and recruiting clients.<p>…

Real Estate

Entrepreneurs! Don’t React to Drama, Be The Act

Movie: The Godfather JOHNNY FONTANE: It’s too late, they startThe post Entrepreneurs! Don’t React to Drama, Be The Act appeared first on iamwire.

Entrepreneurship

This Startup Is Making It Easy to Spend on Socially Conscious Brands

If you were under the (totally admirable) impression that the only way to express your social and political beliefs was through major gestures like the Women’s March on Washington or the Earth Day March for Science, we have some breaking news for you: Social activism efforts can be even simpler. …

5 Tips for Starting Your Own Online Publishing Company

With good content and the help of talented writers and artists, there is nothing stopping your blog from growing into a publishing empire.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With audiences rapidly moving online for their content, using mobile devices, ereaders and tablets …

Mobile Devices

4 Unexpected Words Powerful Leaders Say Daily to Inspire Others

Change your language to achieve better relationships and results.<p>It's not a good number. In fact, it's not something anyone in a leadership position wants to admit. However, when a Harvard Business Review survey reveals that 58 percent of people trust strangers, while only 42 percent trust their …

World is plundering Africa's wealth for 'billions of dollars a year'

Research by campaigners claims aid and loans to the continent are outweighed by financial flows to tax havens and costs of climate change mitigation<p>More wealth leaves Africa every year than enters it – by more than $40bn (£31bn) – according to research that challenges “misleading” perceptions of …

How Fonts Are Fueling the Culture Wars | Backchannel

<b>Typography is undergoing</b> a public renaissance. Typography usually strives to be invisible, but recently it’s become a mark of sophistication for …

8 graphic design trends for 2017

So we’re already into 2017, in case you haven’t noticed. That means you probably have already broken one of your New Year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, my resolution to get better sleep has already been dashed.<p>But one of my resolutions that I will not be breaking is to become a better graphic …

OPEC Wants to Carry on Pumping Less and Earning More

At first glance, OPEC’s cuts haven’t worked -- global oil inventories remain well above normal levels. But the policy’s made a difference where it …

Shale Is Just a Scapegoat for Weaker Oil Prices

When the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries gathers in Vienna this week, members and non-OPEC oil producers are likely to extend the production cuts put in place in November as a way to shore up prices, which have been choppy this month. Whatever the final details look like, a mix of …

Oil

Gold And Silver Miners: Ready To Rumble?

Over the past five weeks, the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEARCA:SLV) and Vaneck Gold Miners Junior Index (NYSEARCA:GDXJ) have experienced an epic …

Investor VCs and Operator VCs

Instead of jumping right in, there are alternative (and better) ways to get into the venture capital business.<p>The Venture Capital business is full of great firms that were founded by entrepreneurs/operators who became investors mid/late career. From Gene Kleiner and Tom Perkins in the early 70s to …

10 Things I'd Do Differently If I Could Start My Business Over Again

If the initial team's goals aren't aligned, that never gets fixed.<p><i>As a VC, if you could go back to your operational experience (as part of a hyper-growth startup), then what would you remind yourself to take note of? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

Startups

Pandora Wants a Buyer for Its $450 Million Mistake

Less than two years after a major acquisition, Pandora is having second thoughts.<p>Less than a year and a half ago, <b>Pandora</b> (NYSE:P) bought Ticketfly, …

The Newlyweds' Guide to Financial Success

What every married couple needs to know, ask, and do after saying " I do."<p>As unromantic as it sounds, finances play a big role in how successful—and …

Report: Disney's Iger Says Hackers Claim to Have Stolen Upcoming Movie

Walt Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger has revealed that hackers claimed to have access to an unnamed upcoming movie and have demanded a ransom, the Hollywood Reporter said on Monday.<p>Iger made the comments during a town hall meeting with ABC employees in New York City, the Hollywood Reporter said, …