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Body Language

SNAPSHOT: SolarEdge, Israel's well-connected inverter i

Among SolarEdge's biggest fans is <b>Elon Musk</b>. <b>SolarCity</b> – of which Musk is chairman – is the company's single biggest customer. In May, SolarEdge …

6 Interview Questions You Must Ask if You Want to Hire the Best People

Toss the canned interview questions and try these instead.<p>There's no lack of sources for canned interview questions. A quick Google search on the phrase <i>interview questions</i> turns up about 20 million hits! Good luck with that.<p>In 30 years of interviewing people for roles in fast-paced startup …

Employment

Yeloha: It’s Like Airbnb but for Solar Power

Israeli entrepreneur Amit Rosner lives in Tel Aviv and is launching a business in Boston. He spends a lot of time on airplanes. “And whenever I look …

Be Remarkable, Be Indispensable, Get Permission, and Oh, by the Way, Your PowerPoint Sucks!

Seth Godin has given so much to the business community, it's really not possible to capture it all. He speaks truth in ways that help us see a blinding glimpse of the obvious in a serious, "Why the hell didn't I think of that?" sort of way.<p>How does one article accurately capture the man, the myth, …

Seth Godin

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, …

Meditation

What Tony Robbins Learned From Richard Branson's Playbook

The renowned life coach and author of 'Money: Master the Game' says you need to hire the smartest people you can and learn to delegate.<p>Tony Robbins, who says he coached Bill Clinton the night before his impeachment proceedings, has helped many leaders get through difficult times.<p>Robbins, who …

Tony Robbins

The Ten Best First Date Spots in Melbourne

As the popularity of mobile dating apps comes to an explosive peak, Melbourne bars have noticed a sudden increase in clientele on first dates. Walk …

3 Free Tools I Use To Spy On Online Competitors

Spying on online competitors is a key method of growing your startup. Here are the free tools I use.<p>I'm from Tel Aviv.<p>Being named the official runner-up for Silicon Valley's "Startup Capital of The World" title, just last year Tel Aviv contained over 5,000 different startups--and if I'd have to …

Marketing

The 1 Email That Every Salesperson Must Master

A simple template that can help you close millions of dollars of business deals throughout your career.<p>In "How to Write a Killer Sales Email," I explained how to use email to start up an email dialogue with a potential customer. This post describes the other end of that sales process--the email you …

Startups

5 Things Professional Keynote Speakers Do Differently From Amateurs

As a professional keynote speaker, I have the same tools at my disposal as every amateur public speaker: my voice, my subject, my slides. Those three elements are essentially all I bring to the conferences, events and summits where I speak. (I keynote 20 such events year, on the same topics I write …

9 Things Incredibly Successful People Do

Some people just seem to find success easier than others. Maybe because they regularly do these 9 things that others don't.<p>Everyone wants to be successful, whatever that means for the individual. But so many people struggle with getting there. Often, it's because they don't have a clear definition …

Self-improvement

Australia reaches 4GW of rooftop solar PV

Australia has surpassed 4GW of rooftop solar PV, according to data provided by the Australian Photovoltaic Institute. The revelation comes just days …

4 Things That Keep Customers Coming Back

Winning customer loyalty involves more than offering a stellar product or service. Here's how to keep your brand relevant.<p>When it comes to customer loyalty, perhaps no other space has it as rough as hospitality. After all, who doesn't enjoy trying out new hotels and restaurants? Hank Freid, CEO and …

Hospitality

How to Negotiate Your Way From a 'No' to a 'Yes'

When interacting with a deal breaker, it's important to understand where he or she is coming from.<p>When you are trying to secure a deal of any sorts, whether it be with someone in your company or a potential partner, it is crucial to leverage what business adviser Paul Weinstein calls "the dynamics …

Stock Markets

How to Create Customers for Life

Here's how you can turn that one-time buyer into a customer who comes back again and again.<p>Almost 25 years ago, Carl Sewell, one of the smartest retailers on the planet, and I sat down to write <i>Customers for Life</i>. It was the first book to argue that customer service is a business strategy. (Back …

Business Strategy

6 Ways to Sell Yourself, Without Selling Out

You don't have to ditch your principles to market yourself.<p>Some entrepreneurs, including some of the most determined and successful, are under the impression that they either don't have to bother with selling themselves, or that selling themselves is wrong.<p>There is a huge difference between …

Nonprofits

SolarCity CTO Peter Rive Talks Solar Power+Energy Storage

<b>Published on</b> October 19th, 2014 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>15<p>October 19th, 2014 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>The country’s largest residential solar installer and financier, …

3 New Scientific Findings About Happiness

Positive psychology is a relatively new field that's churning out insights on how normal people can be stronger and happier every year. Here are a few recent ones.<p>Happiness may be as old as the human race. The idea of rigorously studying happiness, however, is far newer.<p>For most of its history, …

Happiness

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

What Is The Current Cost Of Solar Panels?

<b>Published on</b> February 4th, 2014 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>193<p>February 4th, 2014 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>If you’re considering solar and you’re like most people, one …

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9 Ways To Write a Better Sales Email

Geoffrey James<p>1485 days ago<p>Sales emails are your “best foot forward” when first communicating with prospective customers. Unfortunately, based upon …

Selling

How to Write a To-Do List That Won't Hurt Your Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I remember trying out my first hour-by-hour schedule to help me get things done when I was 10. Wasn’t really my thing. I’ve since retired the hourly schedule, but I still rely on a daily to-list.<p>I went through the same motions every night in …

How to Be Productive - Advice From 12 Experts

Out of all the experts I got in touch with in preparing this series, the productivity bloggers were the ones who to the greatest extent found the …

How to Sell Against a Competitor

You never want to badmouth your rivals. But there are other ways to highlight your strengths.<p>We live in a competitive world, and that means that you'll frequently be drawn into situations where you need to sell "against" a competitor, rather than simply selling what you've got.<p>There's an art to …

Startups

8 Easy Ways to Increase Sales

Selling more doesn't mean selling harder. It means selling smarter. Here's how.<p>Every company wants to increase sales. Unfortunately, many people wrongly believe that selling more always entails working longer hours. Nothing could be further from the truth.<p>Here are eight easy (and relatively …

Selling