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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence at Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Scholars may have coined the term “emotional intelligence” in the early 1990s, but business leaders quickly took the concept and made it their own.<p>According to emotional intelligence, or EQ, success is strongly influenced by personal …

Emotional Intelligence

Harnessing Corporate Culture To Make Employees Loyal To Your Brand, Not Your Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Think about some of the strongest cult-like companies you know. Now think about how everyone else wants to work there. A company can be looked at …

Employment

Why Leaders Should Think Like Teenagers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mattie J.T. Stepanek wasn’t exactly a typical leader. A poet, peacemaker, five-time <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, hailed by Oprah, Mattie was only 13 years old when he -- like his three younger siblings -- died from a rare form of …

Social Media

Why Self-Promotion Is a Terrible Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>These days everyone with a LinkedIn account – which means pretty much everyone – is a self-proclaimed expert, thought leader, trendsetter, or influencer. It’s no secret that I find that sort of self-absorbed self-promotion to be …

Business Strategy

10 Body Language Secrets of Highly Successful People | Inc.com

You control your body, but your body also controls you. Simple gestures, simple postures--each makes a dramatic impact on how you think, feel, and perform.<p>But that doesn't mean you have to be an athlete or yogi or contortionist to take advantage of that. You can still be you.<p>Only now you can be a</i> …

Self-improvement

Liquid metal printing puts flexible circuits on 'anything'

Thanks to top universities and some companies, soft robots and stretchy electronics are already a reality. Now a group of researchers from Purdue claim they've found the right manufacturing process to produce those types of devices en masse. Their method entails printing out circuits using an …

The Stratos Card Aims To Unify Credit Cards, And Can Be In Your Pocket Next Month

Yep, here’s another card that promises to consolidate all your credit cards into one. But unlike the others, the Stratos Card appears to be worth a longer look.<p>Stratos, the company behind the card, has a novel approach and has seemingly worked through all the niggles so far associated with …

FinTech

An Epilepsy Tracker So Beautiful, It Could Be Sold In An Apple Store

Meet the Embrace, an utterly gorgeous smartwatch that saves lives.<p>Wearables are getting smarter. Once considered little more than glorified pedometers, the wearables coming out of 2015 are going to be considerably more powerful. So powerful, in fact, that they might save lives.<p>That’s what the …

Wearable Tech

This App Wants To Help You Get Rid Of People Who Stress You Out

Pplkpr is an art project and real app meant to give us a peek into our quantified future.<p>Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald are artists who create tech-based projects exploring the possibilities of the near future. In the past, projects of theirs have hired Amazon’s Mechanical Turks to rate their …

Heart Rates

TeachMate365, A Platform For Special Needs Educators, Launches With $3M In Funding

Organizing special needs education is often complicated because teachers have to juggle learning materials for students with different requirements. TeachMate365, a new cloud-based teaching platform developed by education technology startup SpecialNeedsWare and Boston Children’s Hospital, wants to …

Education Technology

How To Send Your Best Employees To Your Competitors

The mantra right now in HR circles is Employee Engagement. It’s engagement this, engagement that all day long. Everybody struggles with the topic of engagement. We send out surveys to measure it. We don’t even know what we’re measuring.<p>We ask questions like “How likely are you to look for a new job …

The Workplace

MagBak- Grips, protects & mounts iPad in a minimalist design

Funding has ended on Kickstarter, but you can visit 1lss.com to order MagBak and more!<p>We’re always working on new products at 1Lss. Here’s how you …

Schlage's new smart lock lets you open your door with your voice

Smart locks are starting to become big business, with even Sony (Sony!) muscling in on the action. If, however, you'd like to buy a model from a company with any sort of reputation for security, then Schlage Sense might be the door furniture for you. Simply bolt this thing onto your front door and …

Verizon 'approaches AOL about takeover or joint-venture'

Verizon, the US broadband and telecommunications giant, wants to use AOL to expand its mobile video business<p>Verizon Communications has approached AOL about a possible takeover or joint-venture, according to reports.<p>Verizon, the US broadband and telecommunications giant, wants to use AOL to expand …

Verizon

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iPhone app predicts whether you’ll like the beer or wine you’re looking at in the store [Video]

Sure, there are shopping apps out there that will read the barcode of a product and let you know whether you could buy it more cheaply online, but someone has now tackled a far more more important issue: will you actually enjoy that bottle of beer or wine you’re eyeing up in the store?<p>Next Glass is …

Next Glass takes the guesswork out of beer and wine shopping (update)

Have you ever walked into a beer or wine store only to be overwhelmed by the vast selection, including many options you'd never even heard of? We've all been there, but there's a new app that should help recommend options you've yet to taste. Next Glass uses your phone's camera to scan a bottle …