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The 10 Traits You Must Cultivate to Achieve Highly Ambitious Goals

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success is something all of us desire and strive for. But if success came easily we would all be succeeding at the same levels. The elusive quality of success makes the striving for it so special. Ultimately, success has proven to be …

Self-improvement

5 Questions That Reveal the Personality of Someone You've Just Met

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Meeting new people is one of the best things in life. Every significant other, friend, boss, coworker, neighbor or acquaintance you have was once just a stranger. And when you first met that stranger, you couldn’t have had any idea that …

Entrepreneurship

How to Woo a Client Back After a Misunderstanding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tim Sanders<b>,</b> former chief solutions officer at Yahoo, just published a new book on sales innovation titled <i>Dealstorming: The Secret Weapon That Can Solve Your Toughest Sales Challenges</i>. I’m struck by how many case studies he includes where …

Business Strategy

You Should Love Your Work. Instead of Work-Life Balance, Think About Work-Life Fusion.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Does saying, "I love my work," make you feel uncomfortable? Do you think that if you do really feel this way, that your boss won't pay you anymore?<p>Well, if it's the latter, you've got to change that thought process, according to …

Work-life Balance

Why Facebook Is Essential to Your B2B Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business-to-business (B2B) marketing on Facebook is not new, yet the usage is getting more common among businesses. Facebook is quickly becoming the most powerful platform in social media because of the sheer numbers of users, the …

Social Media

What Your Kid Can Teach You About the Future of Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to predict the future of enterprise technology? Spend some time with an 11-year-old, if you can get him or her to look up from Minecraft. (I have the game at home and speak from experience.)<p>Technologies that will make businesses run …

Consumer Tech

The ‘F word’ businesses need to say (and do)

<b>Flexibility. To many business owners this may sound like a swear word. The prospect of having employees who are not working in the office or not</b> …

The Workplace

3 Affordable yet effective business marketing tactics

<b>Small businesses are becoming increasingly challenged by changes in customer behaviour and the rapidly evolving the digital age; but one message is</b> …

Clutter is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It)

Some weeks, my desktop is a disaster: full of papers and files and sticky notes with half-baked ideas. Yes, I am your typical “creative.” …

7 Tips for Staying Balanced in Business and Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Like this article? Find more great tips by subscribing to my blog here.</i><p>As an entrepreneur, one of the most important things you can do for your success is establish an effective life-business balance.<p>When I started my business I ate, …

The Lone Ranger

How to 'StorySell' Your Way to a Sale

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Marketing to the Affluent<i>, business coach and consultant Dan S. Kennedy shows you how to re-position your business, practice, or sales career so you can learn how to attract customers for whom price is</i> not <i>a determining</i> …

Selling

James Dyson On Five Things To Know Before You Start Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Over the years, I've been referred to as an entrepreneur, a term usually linked with the business world. As an engineer, I used to find that …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Careers for Your Personality Type (Infographic)

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? A thinker or a feeler? All these things make up your personality type – and have a huge effect on what career path is right for you.<p>An infographic created by Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career assessments, matches personality …

The five business processes you need to perfect

<b>Processes are an important part of running any business and having processes in place that run smoothly and efficiently can make the difference</b> …

Pocket Points Rewards Phone-Stashing Students

A new app called Pocket Points is encouraging students to shelve their smartphones while in class by offering up rewards. The way it works is simple: before beginning class, students will open the app, lock their phone, and as long as the phone stays locked, they’ll rack up points. These points can …

Pornhub's Wankband "creates dirty energy"

Pornhub has revealed a tongue-in-cheek concept design for a wearable device that would generate energy from masturbation (+ movie).<p>The pornography …

Wearable Tech

Endlessly Distracted? Blame Your Own Creative Genius

Creativity is linked to an inability to filter out sensory information, a new study says.<p>Endlessly distracted by the sounds of your open office? Blame your own creative genius. A new study from Northwestern University psychologists finds that creative brains have a harder time filtering out …

New in the Shop: R2-D2 Mashed Up with Superheroes by Steve Berrington

We all love a good mash-up and this one by illustrator Steve Berrington ranks right up there as one of the best. Taking the beloved Star Wars character, R2-DR, he dresses up the droid in some fantastical colors, a far cry from his plain blue and white metal suit. An interesting side note on how …

Mashed

Articles about miniature midcentury world comes life kickstarter on Dwell.com - Dwell

Curators in Rotterdam present an exhibition that questions the often unsettling future of technology as a constant presence from...<p>Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the heart of Amsterdam displays the best of bent-ply furniture, past and present.<p>A devastating accident could have made Murray Siple a …

Woodworker designs solid ash bike for "exceptional comfort"

Amsterdam-based designer Paul Timmer has created a wooden bicycle from solid ash fitted with 3D-printed aluminium parts.<p>Weighing only 11 kilograms, …

Hell in a Handbasket: Using Superhydrophobic Paint to Create Splashback on Drunken Public Urinators

German city enacts what they call "peeback time"<p>Mornings in New York: The taste of hot coffee, the din of traffic, the aroma of fresh urine. If you …

How Much Money Your Limbs Are Worth, State By State

Whatever you do, don’t move to Alabama.<p>How much money is your leg worth? How about your ear or your ring finger? Most people would say these vital body parts are invaluable. But state legislatures have to assign monetary value to individual body parts when determining worker compensation benefits. …

Compensation

Achieve Self-Mastery and You Will Never Settle for Less in Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneurs you are on the search for your career to fulfill your dreams and make you feel happy and satisfied in life and love. The desire for success is natural, even to your biology.<p>You are programmed toward the psychological …

A Winning Personality: Why Ambiverts Make Great Entrepreneurs

This story appears in the March 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Steve Ballmer is a maniac. Just days into the new year, the rookie owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers took the internet by storm when he leaped from his courtside seat at Staples Center and began wildly gyrating to the music …

Psychology

Use This Half-Day Productivity Hack to Knock Out Your Priority Projects

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Can we all just agree right now that the most productive day of our work year is that last day before we leave for vacation?<p>You know the feeling: you have one day to clear your task list of everything that will otherwise need attention …

Time Management

To Be an Extraordinary Achiever, Commit to Daily Excellence

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every week, I am fortunate to be surrounded by some of the world’s most extraordinary achievers. Being surrounded by these men and women opens my eyes to how they differentiate themselves from the rest of the population.<p>I’m not referring …

Motivation

5 Personality 'Flaws' That Are Entrepreneurial Gold

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Not everyone is cut out for the corporate grind and nine to five, and yet it’s a system that the majority of Americans find themselves in. Square pegs smashed into round holes? Check. Having your 30 minute lunch be the highlight of your …

Entrepreneurship

Focus Your Creativity on These 6 Things Once You Have Your Business Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To come up with an idea, you will need to exercise your creativity. But that is not the only time you will need to be creative to bring a product to market, nor is it even the most important.<p>The way I see it, being creative is about …

Creativity

5 Ways the 'Lean' Approach Can Help Your Startup Grow

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve got a great idea, secured investment and have taken your product to market. You may have even experienced early success. But before long, cracks appear: The numbers are heading in slightly the wrong direction and unnervingly, …

Business Development