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11 Ways to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination strikes everyone, but it doesn't have to. Dr. Travis Bradberry explains why we procrastinate and how to stop it.<p>Procrastination strikes everyone, and once it gets hold of you, it can be very difficult to shake it off. When you imagine a highly productive person, you likely think of …

How to Become a More Successful Person By Watching and Listening to Jerry Seinfeld

Want to be more successful? Drop the business books for a day and binge-watch some Seinfeld instead.<p>You might wonder what a comedian can teach you about being a more successful person and entrepreneur, but when you consider that, in 2014, he was reportedly worth $820 million, you'll think again. In …

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain

Steve Jobs wasn't only a pioneer in computer technology. He was also a pioneer in the technology of the brain.<p>Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, …

How Speaking Skills Turned A Common Man Into An Uncommon Success

Darren Hardy’s parents divorced when he was 18 months old. His mother didn’t want him, so he lived with his dad who he compares to the drill sergeant in Stanley Kubrick’s <i>Full Metal Jacket</i>. Hardy openly shares his background with his audiences because his personal story reinforces the theme that …

Young people who want to have a lot of money in retirement better understand this chart

Young people just joining the labor force can reasonably expect they won't have a pension waiting for them come retirement. We've moved to the age of 401(k)s and individual retirement accounts, which gives us more control over our future. Whether that's a good thing is another discussion for …

25 Must Have Podcasts For Every Entrepreneur Or Business Owner

<i>This post first appeared on Mention.</i><p>When I first started working in public relations back in 2008, companies were jumping on the podcast bandwagon with enthusiasm. Then, as trends do, the enthusiasm fizzled in the B2B space, while shows in the pop-culture and B2C space continued to flourish.<p><i>But</i> …

A master networker shares his top 20 networking tips

At one of Jon Levy's house parties you could find yourself, as we recently did, making fajitas with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Regina Spektor and leading snake venom expert Zoltan Takacs before watching live presentations from Bill Nye the Science Guy and break-dancing pioneer Richard …

10 Ways You Can Use Your Mornings More Productively

Set the right tone for your day.<p>Your morning is really the most important part of your entire day, as it sets the tone for what follows. If you are behind from the outset, your workday will be filled with tension and perhaps some panic. The best way to avoid this stress is to start out right. Here …

10 Best Ways to Start a Company

There are lots of things to do to build a company without any funds. As a matter of fact, you may get pretty far with just online access, time, and concise vision.<p>There are lots of things to do to build a company without any funds. As a matter of fact, you may get pretty far with just online …

7 Things Great Leaders Must Do

Bosses often don't realize that poor performance from your employees often results from poor management. Follow these tips and solve that problem.<p>Every company has underperformers. Sometimes they are just not up to the task or a poor culture fit. Sometimes, however, it's not entirely the employee's …

How Yello Mobile Ate 61 Startups In One Year

So many eyeballs, so little growth. Or so Yahoo’s recent performance under Marissa Mayer could be summarized. Joining Yahoo as its head in 2012, Mayer quickly made a splash with a rapid series of acquisitions, from the billion dollar purchase of Tumblr to the $30 million acquisition of Summly.<p>The …

What It Really Takes to Be an Artist: MacArthur Genius Teresita Fernández’s Magnificent Commencement Address

In 2005, artist <b>Teresita Fernández</b> — one of the most original and visionary sculptors of our time, whose work appears in the bewitching monograph <b>Blind Landscape</b> (<i>public library</i>) — received one of those legendary phone calls from the MacArthur Foundation. The mysterious caller informed her that the …

8 Ways to Lead Like It Really Matters

65% of all employees are dissatisfied at work. Here's how to ensure that your people aren't in that group.<p>As a leader, you play an incredibly important role in your business. The members of your team look to you for direction, and they trust in you to be forthright, fair, and honest. Lead by …

10 Books That Will Make You Smarter in 2015

Take time over break to read something that changes how you see the world.<p>Yes there's a small company in "A Christmas Carol." But you won't learn much studying the business practices of Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley. With the holiday break stretching before you, pick up (or download) one of …

The Truth About Entrepreneurship

The part of starting your own company that no one wants to talk about.<p>To most people, entrepreneurs are seen as one of two things: You're either Mark Zuckerberg, wildly successful and famous, or you're eating Ramen noodles and failing miserably at building a business, app, startup, etc.<p>You might …

5 Things Successful People Do to End Their Days Right

You're probably not at your most energetic toward the end of the day. Here's how the most successful people utilize this time for maximum productivity.<p>Business may be 24-7 and your tech may never get tired, but human beings are cyclical animals. Our creativity and energy levels wax and wane …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

Richard Branson on the Secret to Building an Exceptional Company

The iconic entrepreneur explains why he never stays put during a flight, and how it forms part of a management strategy that has helped his business flourish.<p>Virgin founder Richard Branson is a man of many strategies. One that has been particularly successful for Branson and his company is the …

17 Inspiring Quotes to Help You Face Your Fears

Anxiety can stop you in your tracks and hold you back. It's not easy to face your fears and push through them, but it's essential.<p>Tuesday, October 14, is Face Your Fears day. To take a big risk, you need a helping hand. Get a coach, talk with a friend or mentor, and arm yourself with these …

Motivation

Why Entrepreneurs Can Stop Taking So Many Showers

A study shows a whopping 39 percent of entrepreneurs' ideas originate in the shower. Find out what that means about the process of idea generation and how you can make it work for you.<p>The great idea that arrives in the shower may seem like a clich of creativity--but a study of entrepreneurs shows …

Entrepreneurship

The Surprising Thing GM Can Teach You About Innovation

How elephants and entrepreneurs can learn to dance.<p>Alfred Sloan is known as the father of the modern corporation, having transformed General Motors into the industry titan of his era by introducing principles such as specialized management roles, decentralized organization, and cost accounting. …

Best Advice I Ever Got: If You Want to Be No. 1, You'll Have to Try Harder

How do you fight your way to the top spot when your competitors are bigger and stronger than you?<p><i>Nick Friedman is President and Co-Founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk & College Hunks Moving, the largest and fastest growing U.S.-based junk removal and moving franchise opportunity. He started the</i> …

What Tom Brady's Monday Night Fumble Teaches Us About Performance Evaluations

One poor game--even one poor season--does not necessarily mean Tom Brady is finished. Proper performance evaluations go beyond knee-jerk responses to disappointing efforts.<p>Tom Brady once quipped he'd retire when he started to suck. After last night's performance on Monday Night Football, many …

8 Tips on Climbing the Company Ladder

Want to have a Cinderella story of your own? Here's what one CEO learned moving from an entry-level position to running the company.<p>If leading a business is in your sights there are a few ways to make it happen. You could start your own company, get an MBA and catapult yourself into a management …

33 Thought-Provoking Quotes to Awaken Your Inner Innovator

We are all builders. We are all innovators. Here are 33 quotes that will inspire your inner entrepreneur.<p>We are all builders. We are all innovators. I refuse to think otherwise. When we grow up, we are taught that innovation is something special. To be an entrepreneur, you somehow have to be …

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 …

How to Think on Your Feet Under Pressure: 6 Tips

Does your mind ever go blank when you're put on the spot? Here's how to have a brilliant answer every time.<p>You're minding your own business when you bump into someone important and he or she asks you a question. Suddenly, you're at a loss for words and find yourself stammering about awkwardly. Or …

LinkedIn is gaining two new members every second, every day (& 9 other crazy stats)

SAN FRANCISCO — For the professional network crew at Linkedin, the company’s “mobile moment” is happening right now.<p>Joff Redfern, Linkedin’s veep of mobile strategy, offered these fascinating tidbits this morning at the MobileBeat slugfest at the Hilton.<p>According to Redfern:<p><b>LinkedIn is adding two</b> …

Finding Balance Between Unconventional Tech Funding Routes

<i>Derek Schoettle is the CEO of Cloudant.</i><p>There seems to be a never-ending stream of news and opinion about startups’ shocking valuations, the latest multi-million dollar rounds of funding for companies yet to turn real profits, and the potential for another tech bubble. Just to name a few recent …

PubNative launches its attempt to one-up the native-ad template

Dozens of companies are rushing to capture the emergent native-ad market, and each one is desperate to differentiate itself. PubNative’s gambit for this is mobile ad customization.<p>Born out of mobile game-marketing startup AppLift, PubNative today announced the launch of its company, bringing yet …