Parth Patel

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TV Advertising's Future Will Focus On What We Actually DO With Data

Data is <i>not</i> going to define the future of successful TV advertising, any more than it has defined digital advertising. I know that’s not what you hear …

Digital Advertising

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Finding New Leads For Your Business

Finding new leads for your business takes up a lot of time; almost all of it, in fact. According to Investopedia, a sales lead is “a prospective …

Want to Know the Real Key to Success? It's Learning How to Go 2 Steps Beyond It

Successful entrepreneurs follow a pattern that goes far beyond success. You should too.<p>"How did you do it?" Without a doubt, this is the question most often asked of successful founders. But it's the wrong question focused on the wrong thing: the outcome. What we really ought to be asking about is …

Entrepreneurship

Top 3 Ways for Building a Word-of-Mouth Business

How to get more referrals.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a speaker and marketing coach by trade, I'm often asked what people can do to build a more referral-based, word-of-mouth practice. Because make no mistake about it: When it comes to client …

Networking

Salman Rushdie’s years as an ad man

The forgotten 10 years that Salman Rushdie spent in advertising, writing ads for chocolates, shampoos and credit cards before ‘Midnight’s Children’ …

Local FMCG brands are outperforming rivals: Nielsen CEO Mitch Barns

Nielsen CEO Mitch Barns. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint<p><b>New Delhi:</b> Mitch Barns, 53, is chief executive officer of the global information and research …

Startups

How to Make the Most of a 9-to-5 Job When You’re an Entrepreneur at Heart

If you’re an entrepreneur at heart, nothing can be more frustrating than clocking in at a traditional 9–to–5 job, feeling like you’re just biding …

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

Guest Writer<p>Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most aspiring entrepreneurs feel it in their bones -- they were born to be an entrepreneur, to the point where nothing else in life could satisfy them. They're dissatisfied as employees, followers …

Entrepreneurship

10 Reasons You're Not Rich Yet

#5: You’d rather complain than commit.<p>As a financial advisor, I have spent many years helping other people overcome financial stumbling blocks so …

Personal Finance

17 ways successful people think differently about money

10 Things Successful People Do Every Day To Improve Themselves

Success is something many people work very hard for. Achieving it is difficult enough, but keeping it going is even harder. That’s why truly …

The Secret to Being Super Productive and Living the Life You Love

With all the distractions in our busy lives, it can be almost impossible to focus on what's most important. But you can do it if you get your priorities straight.<p>The best and most effective way to become super productive is to prioritize the things that matter most to you and then committing to …

Time Management

23 Powerful Motivational Quotes to Lead You to Success

It's easy to lose motivation when we run up against obstacles in our road to success. Take a few moments to recharge your batteries by reading these motivating words of wisdom.<p>Motivation is the essential factor to set and achieve goals in your personal and professional life--it is what causes you …

Motivation

This 7-Minute Morning Routine Will Change Your (Work) Life

This routine takes seven minutes each morning before you start work. Will you follow it?<p>It only takes seven minutes to change how you approach your day. Using the routine described below when you get to work will make a world of difference in your productivity, your attitude, your success, and your …

Productivity

12 Habits Of Successful Young Entrepreneurs

Copying these habits of successful young entrepreneurs won’t guarantee you success, but it can’t hurt either.<p>We’re obsessed with studying the habits of successful people to figure out how to better structure our days and lives.<p>But how can you tell if your daily habits put you on the right track to …

Entrepreneurship

18 Things You Need to Stop Doing if You Want to Be Successful

Your time is way too valuable to be wasting it on things that don't work. Instead, treat it like the precious resource it is.<p>Too often we act as if time is infinitely available. There's always another day, right? But that's a huge mistake.<p>Whether you're working or having fun, being mindful about …

Self-improvement

The One Thing You Should Never Do When You Negotiate

Staying away from compromise is the key to getting the most out of a negotiation.<p>Negotiation may well be the single most important and yet least understood business and life skill. Most people see negotiation as a conflict between adversaries, a way to one-up an opponent through manipulation. With …

Self-help

31 of the Most Inspiring Things Anyone Ever Said

Sometimes all you need are a few incredibly inspiring words to get you moving.<p>What separates people who are truly successful from those who never will be?<p>Lots of things, come to think of it--but one of the most crucial is having the right mindset.<p>How do you train yourself to adopt that kind of …

Motivation

13 Poor Excuses to Not Start Your Own Business: How Many Apply to You?

There are hundreds of reasons why aspiring entrepreneurs never take the plunge. Here are some of the worst -- and why they don't hold water.<p>Excuses. We all have them. And eventually we all regret making them, especially when those excuses kept us from chasing--and possibly achieving--our dreams.<p>So …

Self-improvement

How quitting my corporate job for my startup dream f*cked my life up

Finally the SMS arrived:<p><i>“Tomorrow morning 5am, flight number AZ610 from Rome to NewYork.”</i><p>An SMS hitting my BlackBerry on Sunday evenings used to …

23 Surprising Facts About Being an Entrepreneur

Starting a business can be the roller coaster ride of your life. Know the good and the bad in advance, and hold on tight.<p>Being an entrepreneur is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it does open up the amazing opportunity to run with your ideas and see if they will actually work. It is a way …

Entrepreneurship

Before You Quit Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur, Read This

Identify the right reasons for starting your business and you're all set to take the first steps into entrepreneurship.<p>You could be sitting on the fence with an idea or a desire to start your own business. Inspiration comes through many different sources and not all reasons are valid enough to …

Entrepreneurship

Best honeymoon destinations for 2014

This is the time to shoot for the moon: travel further, stay longer, eat more and bring home a lifetime’s worth of romantic memories.<p>Hot air balloons take off in the early morning light over Göreme town in Cappadocia. Image by Christopher Pillitz / The Image Bank / Getty Images.<p>Cappadocia, …

Hot Springs

5 Things Successful Leaders Do in a Crisis

Running your own business can be difficult, and sooner or later it's going to test you. Here are the traits you'll need to remain a successful leader during those challenging times.<p>A lot of people believe that the true leadership capacity of a person is tested during times of crisis. Performance …

Self-improvement

5 Entrepreneurship Lessons You Can Learn from Military Veterans

These two vets went through life-changing experiences in the military. Here, they share the valuable lessons they brought home to build their successful businesses.<p>Unemployment, poverty, even homelessness are only a few of the problems our military veterans face upon returning home. What many of …

Entrepreneurship

The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Have These 5 Traits

Truly successful entrepreneurs are survivors. They have failed but still keep moving forward. It takes not only passion, but also knowledge of self.<p>Have you wondered what separates entrepreneurs from everyone else? Is it a Type-A personality? Is it being a visionary? Is it being an inspirational …

Entrepreneurship

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity