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MBAs need career guidance, too

By the time Tim Hanlon was in his early 30s, his résumé looked like a case study that could have been written up in a young entrepreneur's handbook.<p>He says he was a student franchisee in university, helped a young technology company double its revenue, and turned a one-man lawn care business into a …

Sustainable MBA Skills You Can Learn at Business School

<b>This article is sponsored by Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Check out Nyenrode's MBA programs and learn how to acquire sustainable MBA skills</b><p>There …

Entrepreneurship Changes You--and Not Always for the Better

"I thought I knew you." Have you ever heard that before? If you're a die-hard entrepreneur, you probably have...more than once.<p>A while back, I received a sad letter from a reader. My correspondent was the wife of an entrepreneur who had been slogging away for six years at a start-up that she called …

Entrepreneurship

15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners

For many curious folks, their impassioned yearning to soak up as much of the world’s wonders as possible completely transcends the boundaries of a …

Learn Anything in 20 Hours with This Four Step Method

With just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice, you can go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. That's the message from …

The Voice

The MBA journey and being yourself | Financial Times

With the core curriculum completed, it is nearly time to say goodbye to Shanghai as I turn to the summer internship period when I will return to Hong …

Six Innovation Skills for MBAs

<i>The following article is sponsored by Ashridge Business School. Check out its MBA program.</i><p>Innovation is a necessary business skill – not just for …

3 Signs You're Meant to Be a Leader

Not everyone is cut out to be a leader. But if you have these three traits, you might be a natural born leader.<p>Reading leadership literature (including this column), you'd sometimes think that it was written in the stars that everyone has the potential to be an effective leader.<p>I don't believe that …

Leadership

5 Benefits of Speaking Less and Listening More

One of the most common complaints in the workplace (and even at home) is a failure to communicate effectively.<p>Oftentimes, people are quite vocal …

Public Speaking

6 Ways To Talk Like a Leader

Your speech should advance your leadership, not undermine it.<p>Effective leadership requires verbal discipline.<p>Leaders need to care about and practice the quality, specificity, and power of their language. Not enough of them do. <br>Communication is particularly crucial to entrepreneurs. A founder’s …

Linguistics

The advantages – and disadvantages – of MBA life | Financial Times

This is the last of three posts about the decision to do an MBA. As I wrote previously, I think there are two useful ways to consider the value of an …

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …

Marketing

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room at the start of every day. You should, too–here’s how.<p>Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home …

Time Management

Connect, Then Lead

<b>Is it better to be loved or feared?</b><p>Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be both,” he acknowledged, “but because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”<p>Now …

How to Be Better at Email: A Comprehensive Scientific Guide

Check every 45 minutes (not every five). Ask simple questions. Don't pollute group-emails with one-word reply-alls.<p>Reuters<p>Email is all-pervasive, and arguably one of the most important tools of modern business. But the fact is most of us are not particularly good at it, wasting time on messages we …

The first core module of the MBA | Financial Times

My last blog was mainly on the fun of competitive sport while doing an MBA and I promised that you would be reading about fun in the rest of the …

The 3 Dashboards You Must Have for Your Business Now

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs who understand exactly what's going on in their businesses can make better decisions than those who don't. One of the easiest ways to keep track of key metrics for your company is by creating business intelligence …

Small Business

The End of the Competitive Advantage? New MBA Career Strategies

<b>This article is sponsored by IE Business School.</b> Find out more about its MBA programs ><p>For those of us who learned about Strategy from Michael Porter …

If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want To Go Far, Go Together

Everyday, at 5:30 AM, 23-year-old entrepreneur Nathan Latka’s iPhone alarm goes off. Seconds later, he’s in the kitchen making breakfast. He puts the frying pan on the lower-right burner and turns the dial to 7. What happens next is completely unexpected.<p>He sprints to the bathroom and takes a 4-5 …

5 Lessons Every Startup Founder Should Learn

No matter your education, founding a company is going to school you. Take these lessons to heart before you get hit with the books.<p>Your idea is probably not new<p>There are very few new ideas. Whatever idea you have come up with, someone else is already working on it, because most ideas and companies …

Electronic Medical Records

Innovation Isn’t an Idea Problem

When most organizations try to increase their innovation efforts, they always seem to start from the same assumption: “we need more ideas.” They’ll start talking about the need to “think outside the box” or “blue sky” thinking in order to find a few ideas that can turn into viable new products or …

10 Top Impediments To Creative Business Thinking

Successful entrepreneurs are the ones who think the most creatively, not only in their initial product or service, but more importantly all through the stages of growth from startup to maturity. But even the best of them can easily slip into some bad decision habits that limit or hurt their …

Big Arms: Biceps By Themselves

You’ve done curls to exhaustion but your arms are the same size. It’s time for a change. Curls are often done with sloppy form from mechanically …

Workouts

The 10 Most Important Fitness Goals

The Best Ways to Stream a Running Workout Wherever You Go<p>How Dave Bautista Got Destroyer-level Strong for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’<p>6 Anti-aging …

Time Crunch Training: 10-Minute Abs

Meetings at work run late or a family obligation pops up – there’s tons of reasons why your schedule is too jam-packed to squeeze in a workout. But …

Time Crunch Training: 15-Minutes to Wider Shoulders

5 Exercises to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion

Exercises You Need to Get an 'Abdominal V'

Attention-Seeking Guy From New Jersey Paddleboards to Meeting in a Suit<p>Lifting Slow and Steady May Help You Make More Gains<p>The 20-minute Functional …

Workouts

Your 4 Most Embarrassing Body Problems

Every active guy out there has had a bad bout of bacne. You know what it is. You deal. But what happens when you come up against a skin problem you …