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The 3 Elements Needed to Build Creative Genius in the Workplace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We often think of creativity as something that’s difficult to harness -- that elusive “aha!” moment that strikes in the shower or when driving home from work. Companies have tried with mixed success to increase the chances of light bulb …

With a 19-year-old co-founder and a seed round, myLINGO is the ultimate entrepreneur story

Sometimes the descriptor 'entrepreneur' is definitely pejorative. You're at a party drinking a beer, minding your own business, and some dude comes …

The Art Of Letting Go: How I Learned To Stop Procrastinating

Distractions and false needs are controlling your life. Zen Habits’ Leo Babauta tells us why you need to let go.<p>People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. –Thich Nhat Hanh<p>The end of procrastination is the art of …

4 Things You Must Do Before Pitching Investors | Inc.com

Inc. runs stories constantly on the challenges of getting funding for your business. You have to get your pitch right, approach the right investors--but even when you do those things well, there are a host of potential pitfalls in the process.<p>Peter Pham is one of the rare entrepreneurs who has had …

8 Ways Using Humor Will Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Sometimes work can get so serious everyone forgets to lighten up and laugh a bit. But humor should not be considered just a distraction or frivolity. It's actually an important and necessary prescription for successful business and a happy life.<p>Yesterday I had the great pleasure of interviewing …

3 Things to Consider Before Launching a New Product

Whether you're launching a product for the first time or revealing a new collection, the process of getting the word out and driving conversion can …

How To Be More Present With Your Family in 3 Steps | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You have set your workspace to be at the corner of your kitchen table. Although this place is far from optimum, you are still getting your work …

The Single Most Important Habit of Successful Entrepreneurs

Find out how the presence or absence of just one critical habit can determine your business success or failure.<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> …

The Best Way for New Leaders to Build Trust

When I took over as CEO of Intralinks, a company that provides secure web based electronic deal rooms, the company was hemorrhaging so much cash that its survival was at stake. The service was going down three times per week; we were in violation of the contract with our largest client; our chief …

The Conscious Lifestyle: A Leader Must Look and Listen and Know How to Resolve Conflicts (Part 2)

If you examine the rise of a typical leader, the ability to look and listen decreases as power increases. That's a trend you need to be aware of. At …

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5 Lessons From Obama’s Debate Trainers To Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

If you want to improve your presentation skills, honest feedback is your new best friend. Here are five crucial lessons Obama learned after botching a 2012 debate.<p>Remember Barack Obama’s dismal showing in the first debate of last year’s presidential campaign? He seemed weary and detached, and his …

Why Companies Are Terrible At Spotting Creative Ideas

Cognitive biases can keep us from assessing creativity with a clear mind. Here’s how to get around them.<p>Editor’s Note<p>01/01/14<p>Happy New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>In business, a creative idea is only worth as much as the manager …

8 Steps to Having Wildly Productive Mornings

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few.<p>According to a report from the World Health Organization, the average life expectancy in the United States is 79 years old. Most people in wealthy nations are …

Finding the Perfect Board of Directors for Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What is the best way to find the right people for your board of directors?</b> <i><br>- Rhonda Davis</i><p><b>A:</b> A balanced, qualified and engaged board of directors is one of a startup’s strongest assets, making the decision of who sits on your board a …

How to Recruit a Good Developer When You Don't Code

As a startup founder, hiring your first developer will be one of most crucial decisions you ever make. And if you can't tell the difference between …

Crowdfunding: What to Know Before You Go All In | Inc.com

A whole new slew of investors are about to jump on the crowdfunding bandwagon, thanks to the recently passed JOBS Act. And you can bet the numerous crowdfunding platforms are standing by, ready to initiate these nonprofessional funders into the world of start-up investing.<p>But are <i>you</i> ready? You’ve …

The 6 Skills That Made These 6 Top Entrepreneurs Successful

I’m not sure if there are any other occupations out there that require as many skills and abilities as it takes to be an entrepreneur. If you’re a …

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3 Essential Habits Of Productive Entrepreneurs

Can getting ahead in entrepreneurship be boiled down to three basic ideas? Read on to find out.<p>Most successful business people work hard and commit a lot of time and energy to their businesses. But simple hard work isn’t the only thing that makes them stand out and remain successful.<p>There are three …

How to Become an Authority Online in 8 Simple Steps (Video)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is it just me or do you also notice a lot of average branding and marketing strategies in the online space?<p>Guess what? Being average isn’t going to cut it if you want to be great.<p>So many entrepreneurs and business owners are striving for …

Why Reputation Management Is Critical to Your Personal Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the tenth in the series "Personal Branding For A Better Life," in which marketing expert Jim Joseph applies big brand marketing lessons to help you build a successful personal brand.</i><p>Never before have we been able to …

How to Fund a Startup When Your Bank Account Has Seen Headier Days

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a company without any funding is certainly a daunting prospect.<p>There are so many necessary expenses, not to mention the things you really want to splurge on. After all, you want the best for your company, don't you?<p>Still, how on …

How to Combat Your Fear of Rejection

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Our fear of rejection is so powerful, it’s stops most of us in our tracks -- whether we realize it or not. It prevents us from moving forward in our professional and personal lives. As a result, we’re afraid to set goals. We’re unwilling …

Five Signs that Your Mentor Is Giving You Bad Advice

Not long ago, I attended the “Forever Green Leadership Gala” in Menlo Park, a fundraiser for The Girl Scouts of Northern California. The event honored two women with impressive accomplishments: Noosheen Hashemi, who earlier in her career spent a decade at Oracle and was instrumental in its 1991 …

7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders

As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the many hallmarks of his leadership was <b>trust</b>. The greatest leaders in the world gravitated toward Mr. Mandela because he was genuinely trustworthy and his purpose was …

Warren Buffett's secrets uncovered by new study

Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill?<p>Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill? That's the question two analysts at AQR Capital Management, one of the world's largest and most sophisticated hedge funds, and a professor at New York …

Moocs: Can free classes match an MBA?

When I did my MBA, my professors divided roughly into those who were great and knew they were great; those who were awful but thought they were …