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5 Ways Smart Entrepreneurs Can Stop Thinking In Circles

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Outsmart: To defeat or trick (someone) by being more intelligent or clever.”</i><p>Have you ever been told you’re “too smart for your own good?”<p>Yeah, me too. Quite often I was not only too smart for my own good, I was trying so hard …

Self-improvement

Entrepreneurs Don't Have to Be Fearless, Just Brave

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I have a client -- a coach who is gearing up to start her practice ­-- who expressed admiration for the ballsy vibe of my own business. She asked, “How did you become so <i>fearless</i>?!”<p>To which I replied, and I quote, “Are you …

Self-improvement

Franchise or Startup? You Decide.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The U.S. economy is gaining steam, and while more people are heading back to work in a traditional employment setting, others have decided the timing is right to venture out into the world of small business ownership.<p>And why not?<p>…

Entrepreneurship

True Leadership Success Is a Team That Succeeds When You're Away

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As precious as every project is, entrepreneurs often need to step away from their ventures for long periods of time. Sometimes, it’s to start a new company or explore other amazing opportunities. Or, maybe it’s just for a long, …

Employment

Inspired Company Meetings Will Energize Employees

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently had the opportunity to observe one of my Vistage member’s company meetings. Over the years that I have been working with this insurance company, they have grown from a steady family company to a managed-growth company …

Team Building

Developing a 'Cool' Product Is Only Half of a Successful Business

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What sets apart products that succeed from those that don’t? When I first started out, I thought the most important element of a product idea was how creative it was. That was how I measured greatness. Did it make people smile? …

Entrepreneurship

Business Skills vs. Entrepreneurial Thinking

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a recent post about entrepreneurship education, Gary Schoeniger, chief content development officer at the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, argued that entrepreneurship isn't really about acquiring business skills such as …

Entrepreneurship

Three Tips For Turning Your Cause Into A Business

4 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>You have a cause you feel passionate about, and you are inspired to start a business that will effect real change… now what?<p>While passion is an important driver, it can only take entrepreneurs so far …

Entrepreneurship

Milky Way over Morocco

The Milky Way over the top of Toubkal, a mountain peak in Morocco. At 4,167 meters, this point is the highest peak in North Africa.<p>Besancon Arnaud …

Wally Crouter — ‘Mr. Toronto’ — was on air for 50 years

For half a million Torontonians in the 1970s and 80s, tuning in to Wally (Crout) Crouter's morning show on CFRB radio was as integral to kick-starting their day as downing a cup of coffee. Beginning at 5:30 a.m. with his own personal jingle, Mr. Crouter's comfortable baritone rumbled through news, …

Judges hear Washington challenge to fish-passage ruling

SEATTLE (AP) — In a case that could have implications for dams and development in the Northwest, federal appeals judges heard arguments Friday about …

Chinese billionaire granted bail in UN bribery scheme case

NEW YORK (AP) — Over a prosecutor's objections, bail conditions were set Friday for a Chinese billionaire at the center of a bribery case that has …

Match Group, Owner of OkCupid and Tinder, Files for IPO

Match Group Inc., the owner of dating services Tinder, OkCupid and Match.com, filed with U.S. regulators on Friday for an initial public offering of common stock.<p>The company is owned by media mogul Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, which said in June it would float less than 20 percent of Match …

Twitter gets rid of the last Vine co-founder

Twitter just laid off Vine’s last remaining co-founder, Rus Yusupov, BuzzFeed reports.<p>Twitter acquired the 6-second video company back in 2012, just …

JPMorgan says bad corporate loans pose main risk for Brazil banks | Reuters

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A deterioration in the quality of corporate loan books poses the most obvious risk to Brazil’s largest listed banks, which are wrestling with the nation’s steepest recession in a quarter century, JPMorgan Securities said on Friday.<p>A man walks in front of a Banco do Brasil …

Walgreens Boots Alliance opens board nominations to shareholders

Walgreens Boots Alliance on Friday bowed to pressure from union pension funds by agreeing to open its board nominations to shareholders.<p>The Deerfield-based drugstore giant had for two years resisted efforts by the Change to Win labor federation to force it to institute so-called "proxy access," …

Walgreens Boots Alliance

GM discovers new ignition switch issue, recalling 3,300 vehicles: AP | Reuters

(Reuters) - General Motors Co has discovered another ignition switch problem among its pickup trucks and SUVs that can cause engines to stall, but it was discovered before anyone was hurt, the Associated Press reported.<p>General Motors Co. headquarters is seen along the Detroit River Walk in Detroit, …

Volkswagen market share declines in September

VW sales also lagged behind the market, growing 8.4% from a year ago compared with 9.8% for whole industry<p>Volkswagen lost ground against its competitors in September in a strong month for European car sales, as the German carmaker seeks to recover from the emissions-rigging scandal.<p>Volkswagen’s …

Automotive Industry

China now has more billionaires than the United States

For the first time, there are now more billionaires in China than in the United States.<p>The country boasts 596 billionaires, up 242 from last year, …

Kenya has a billion barrels of oil that might not be going anywhere

Fidgety oil companies and investors heaved a sigh of relief in August when Kenya and Uganda announced they had picked a route for the world’s longest heated pipeline. Finally, there was a plan for getting the estimated 1 billion barrels in Kenya’s remote northwest out of the country.<p>The proposed …

Africa

U.S. employers advertised fewer jobs in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised fewer job openings in August and kept hiring flat, another sign the American jobs market has lost strength since spring.<p>The Labor Department reported Friday that job openings slid to 5.4 million in August from a record high 5.7 million in July. Hiring was …

New United CEO in Chicago hospital, stock price down

United Continental Holdings CEO Oscar Munoz, who took over the airline little more than a month ago, is in a Chicago hospital for an undisclosed reason, although a published report Friday said the 56-year-old suffered a heart attack.<p>“We have been informed by Oscar’s family that he was admitted to …

Flying

Fragmentation Frustrates Digital Healthcare Innovation

Even more than usual, fragmented and redundant digital healthcare innovation threatens to frustrate the innovation ecosystem. Dave Francis of RBC Securities put it well: “There are a lot of zombie digital health start-ups that get $1.5 million and a customer from a regional health system, and go no …

Digital Health

DAVID ROSENBERG: 10 reasons stocks have rallied in October

Stocks have sort of stopped falling.<p>After a violent sell-off in late August and another really weak period following the September Federal Reserve meeting, stocks had their best week of the year last week and have started to show signs of life. Since the beginning of October, the S&P 500 is up …

Chinese Government Has A Huge "Stake" In Alibaba

It is common knowledge that the Chinese government is obsessed with changing global perceptions that it’s a mostly “closed” economy which makes foreign competition in that country almost impossible for many global brand names.<p>It is no secret that they are absolutely focused on seeing that the Yuan …

Securities Fraud Charges Against Coal Baron Are Weak And Controversial, Experts Say

Securities fraud conjures up images of nifty accountants and financiers who massage profit and loss statements to meet investors’ expectations. But the criminal case against the former coal baron Don Blankenship has put a new twist on the idea — that his company “lied” in a press release that it …

Money is pouring in to Wall Street

Greed is making a comeback on Wall Street.<p>Just six weeks ago investors were on the verge of a full-blown panic. Fears about China's economic turbulence and vague Federal Reserve policy gripped the financial markets.<p>The deep concern caused the Dow to plummet by an unprecedented 1,000 points on …