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7 Ways to Build Credibility, Trust and Character That Will Grow Your Business

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s marketplace, brands and products come and go at supersonic speeds.<p>An estimated 250,000 products are launched each year. These products have an average 85 to 95 percent failure rate. It’s a sobering statistic, but …

Customers

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

University of California

10 Brilliant Business Books You Can Read To Find Your Shortcut To Success

It is never too early nor is it ever too late to start planning for retirement. It ultimately depends on your way of life, where are you living, and …

Retirement

Strategy Is About What You Don’t Do

<b>Strategy is what allows you to</b> say “no” to the things you shouldn’t do.Most people think of “strategy” as the guiding principle for what they and …

Your Startup's Pitch Needs Only These 10 Slides

Guy Kawasaki shares the layout for a perfect pitch.<p>Pitching your startup to investors just might be the most nerve-wracking aspect of starting your new business -- well, besides the prospect of losing your shirt.<p>I get it. The last thing you want to do when you're sleep-deprived and edgy and …

Guy Kawasaki

Pitch Deck Collection Of 42 VC Funded Startups

You need to raise some money for your awesome startup, only you need a pesky pitch deck to show venture capitalists (VC) and you don’t know what one …

Startups

Elon Musk is so obsessed with hiring, he wanted to poach the best yogurt shop employee

"Elon isolated to say, 'Find me the single best person on the freaking planet, then convince me why out of how many billion people on the planet that this is that guy,'" said Dolly Singh, SpaceX's former Director of Talent and CEO and founder of Thesis Couture.<p>"And he does that even if it's the …

Elon Musk

PR Hacks by Giovanni Casinelli

Best tools for startups to find Journalists and get press. Discover 14 curated products like Submit.co and Hey Press about PR Hacks by Giovanni …

15 Signs You Will Become A Great Leader

Ryan Wiggins<p>Read full profile<p>Throughout the ages, great leaders have forged new societies, built great companies and advanced progress toward social …

Emotional Intelligence

One of tech's most successful inventors never made a cent

Dave Smith should be a billionaire or, at least, a mega-millionaire well into early retirement. He should be hitting the links three times a week, …

Why the man behind $2.8 billion Slack says the best thing to happen would be a ‘giant crash’

A lot of Slack's value is derived from its exceptional product, which is drawing in tens of thousands of new users every week. In February, it was adding $1 million in annual recurring revenue every 11 days.<p>But Slack is also the beneficiary of one of the warmest VC markets ever.<p>In fact, Slack CEO …

Why You Should Forget Work-Life Balance

Even if you achieve the elusive work-life balance, maintaining it is precarious (and isn’t what matters anyway).<p>Even as we work longer days that bleed into our off-hours (reading work emails half-awake in our beds first thing in the morning), the idea of achieving the ideal of work-life balance …

Work-life Balance

Why I won’t run another startup

<i>Lured by the lights of the startup industry, founders are the product in someone else’s show. So I’ve made five new rules for myself.</i><p>Earlier this …

Startups

Mobile app startups are failing like it's 1999

<b>Stop the madness</b><br>The long cycle times for developing mobile apps have led to startup failures that look more like 1999 – it’s like we’ve forgotten all …

Five Things I've Learned As An Entrepreneur

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>When I ventured into the land of entrepreneurship, little did I know that the experience was going to yield profound learning that would …

Entrepreneurship

I Was Bullied So Badly, I Considered Killing Myself

<b>Many years before I was a world class professional fighter, I was just a kid who didn’t fit in — and that made me a prime target.</b><p><b>By Uriah Hall (as</b> …

Martial Arts

How to Master the Craft of Strategy — Why One Decision can Make your Company, and How to Get it Right

<i>Evergreen</i> <i>is a weekly collection of links to the best learning resources in business, collected by a group of managers, founders, and investors. We</i> …

Management

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

The only technique to learn something new

The other day I threw everything out. Everything. I threw out all my books (donated). I threw out all my clothes.<p>I threw out old computers. I threw …

Building High Performance Teams Takes More Than Talent

We’ve all come across this type of person in our careers: the guy who is miserable to work with but who’s also “the top salesman we have.” Or how about “the smartest guy in the room,” who’s also the most unapproachable person you’ve ever met? The talent may well be there but, in today’s …

9 Tests Every Leader Must Pass

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For hundreds of years, people have wanted to know the answer to one question: Are leaders born or made?<p>In other words, is leadership a matter of having the right genes or the right education?<p>After decades of research and …

Self-improvement

Sir Richard Branson's Advice For Entrepreneurs: Don't Be Afraid Of Fear

“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” Small businesses have a lot to thank legendary racing driver Mario Andretti for, as this should be the mantra of all budding entrepreneurs.<p>It is normal for entrepreneurs to feel out of control and worry that the rug could be pulled …

Why You Need to Empower Your Employees to Become Leaders

You might not realize it, but your company’s most important assets walk out of your office every day at 5:00 p.m.<p>If that idea doesn’t scare you, …

Leadership

20 Productivity Apps to Be Your Most Efficient You

For the majority of my life I’ve been an inefficient and unorganized mess. I’ve somehow managed to get by, but I’m highly distracted, lose things, …

The Importance Of Founders

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ben Narasin is president of TriplePoint Ventures and Michael Abbott is General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.</i><p>In a prior era, some considered it best practice to bring in “professional managers” to run the businesses started by creative and hard-working entrepreneurs once …

How Successful People Spend Their Weekends

As co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people’s definition of success. As a father of three young children, Spencer is a busy guy at home and at work.<p>What’s the one thing that Spencer refuses to do on the weekend? Work—at …