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3 Traps That Block Corporate Transformation

The need for transformation has never before been more keenly felt in the corporate world. Digital-first companies, such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Twitter, are amassing market share and capitalization, but only a few brick-and-mortar corporations (think Apple, Nissan, and HCL Technologies) …

Why IBM Gives Top Employees a Month to Do Service Abroad

“Eight out of 10 participants in the Corporate Service Corps program say it significantly increases the likelihood of them completing their career at IBM,” Stanley Litow, VP of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, told us.<p>Recognizing that corporate responsibility can offer a company a …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

If Dropbox's CEO Could Give Advice To His Younger Self, It'd Involve A Tennis Ball And The Number 30,000

At Web Summit in Dublin on Tuesday, CNN's Laurie Segall asked Houston to clarify what two things mean.<p>Houston said the tennis ball reminds him to work on a business he's obsessed with — like a dog who is focused on retrieving a tennis ball. He once started an SAT prep company and lost interest; he …

Want to Be Successful and Happy? Don't Make These 5 Deadly Career Mistakes

You never know when you might lose your job, or when a better opportunity will show up. Be ready by avoiding these potentially disastrous career mistakes.<p>No matter how secure you feel in your current position, you should never become too comfortable. Things happen: Companies get bought out, some go …

9 Awesome Black Women Tech Founders to Watch | Inc.com

According to a report by the Center for Women's Business Research, black women are part of the fastest growing entrepreneurial segment in the country, growing at a rate of 191.4% from 1997 to 2007. Yet few are founders of scalable tech-enabled enterprises. The reasons there are few black women tech …

Study: 86% of B-to-B Marketers Now Use Content Marketing

The vast majority of b-to-b marketers now use content marketing as part of a strategic marketing approach, although less than half have a documented …

The 25 Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs have a lot of responsibilities on their plate from day one of operation. Everything from hiring employees, managing teams, marketing the brand and dealing with finances can fall under a founder's responsibilities. …

Leadership Lessons From Alexander the Great

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To prepare for my company's off-site meeting in Greece, I decided to reread one of my favorite books, <i>The Virtues of War</i>. It’s a historical novel told from Alexander the Great’s point of view.<p>Readers first meet Alexander when he was ruling …

The 9 Best Real-World Strategies Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I sometimes troll popular business websites. Don’t ask me why I do it to myself. It drives me nuts to see all the mind-numbingly generic fluff that passes for business advice these days.<p>It’s as if some evil genius sat down at the drawing …

A PR Insider Reveals the Secret Lives of Successful People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started my career in marketing and PR. I was taught how to convince you both to serve your family boxed macaroni with powered imitation cheese and that you deserve to own a new luxury car.<p>Marketers get into your mind. We convince you …

My 7-Day Work Week Experiment

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Recently, I religiously tried to follow a new routine I created for myself: a 7-day work week routine.<p>The idea was quite simple: I would work 7 days a week, rest 7 days a week, go to the gym 7 days a week, reflect 7 days a week. This was less about working …

7 Entrepreneurs You Should Start Following Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want some inspiration? Start following inspiring people. And when I say “follow,” I am not referring only to Twitter, although that is an excellent starting point. I mean follow as in study, investigate, hear, heed, sit at their feet and …

Cash-Strapped? 10 PR Strategies to Improve Your ROI

<i>Dmitry Davydov is a Chief Marketing Officer for Bitrix24, worlds fastest growing free CRM, project management, private social network and online collaboration platform created specifically for small businesses.</i><p>PR is hard. And expensive. Most of the time, you get nothing out of it. And when your …

So You Have A Business Idea. Now What?

<i>Json SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt.com. His new book, Creativity For Sale, is an in-depth look at how to turn passion into profit.</i><p>You have an idea, now what?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>If you’re anything …

The Remarkable Story Of A Rising Terrorism Analyst Who Got Too Close To His Subjects

The young terrorism analyst's sudden fall was due, in part, to the same factors that had made him one of the fastest rising stars in his field — his online connections and self-presentation to jihadists he was attempting to mine for information.<p>A recent graduate of Oxford University, the …

Three small online retailers that are innovating in social

Online retail is a crowded space. Merely curating looks and dishing out advice on newsletters is passé at best; worse, it’s increasingly ineffectual. …

3 Reasons You Underestimate Risk

In hindsight, many risks seem obvious. And when we do take the time to evaluate potential risks, there is often not much that is profound about them. Yet so many of us fall prey to unforeseen risks, believing that they came out of nowhere or that they could not have been anticipated. While this may …

What Made a Great Leader in 1776

The ordinarily decisive George Washington was paralyzed by indecision. It was the summer of 1776, and the Continental Army was being routed by the British in New York. Sick from dysentery and smallpox, 20 percent of Washington’s forces were in no condition to fight.<p>Militia units were deserting in …

500 Startups' newly released fundraising documents will keep you from 'getting screwed'

Free things are great, and they’re even better when they save you, your startup, and your investors a boatload of money and drama. And lucky for you, startup accelerator program 500 Startups is releasing one of those magical gifts today.<p>The program released today a set of free legal documents for …

The 5 Irrefutable Principles of Selling

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are five principles when it comes to selling. Follow these natural principles and sales begin to happen immediately. It doesn’t matter if you’re selling online or offline. These five principles are your five keys to unlocking the …

19 billionaires who grew up poor

<b>• Billionaires don't always come from moneyed backgrounds.</b><p><b>• In fact, many famous billionaires actually grew up poor.</b><p><b>• From George Soros to Larry Ellison to Oprah Winfrey, here's a look at how some of the wealthiest people on the planet came up from nothing.</b><p>Billionaires aren't all born with silver …

8 Ways to Improve Customer Relationships With Social Media

Shares 4K<p>Do you tell your fans how much you value them?<p>Are you looking for new ways to say thank you on social media?<p>Give and take is part of any …

How I Became Rich Before 30 and How You Can Too

If there is one universal truth, it’s that everyone is looking to get rich quick. This probably explains why so many people are willing to believe …

How to survive a winter in Antarctica – in pictures

Photographer and explorer Dr Alexander Kumar spent nine months at Concordia Station, where temperatures drop to -80C and your nearest neighbours are astronauts orbiting the Earth. Follow his journey through the worst winter in the world<p>• White Mars, Living on Planet Concordia is on at the Royal …

Winning is Simpler When You Don't Complicate Things

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I know what your problem is. Don't worry, you're not alone. It's the same fundamental problem most business owners face.<p>Write this number down: 12,075,769,853. Now put your piece of paper away (without studying it) and recite it back to …