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4 Books to Make You Stronger and More Resilient in 2017

Whatever you hope for in 2017, you'll need to dig deep for strength, courage, and resilience. These books will help you achieve this.<p>Books are a leader's best friend. Moving into 2017, I recommend 4 books that are probably not on your traditional business list. They don't address sales, marketing, …

Leadership

The Military-Tested Planning Tool All Business Leaders Need to Try

Maximize efficiency in your business with this battle-ready approach to planning.<p>The United States military is a highly proficient machine that can execute a mission in any corner of the globe. If you were to analyze each successful implementation of this impressive organization you would find at …

Project Management

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

Data Visualization

25 Secrets of spiritual struggle that Jesus revealed to St. Faustina

How to protect yourself from demon attacks<p><i></i><b>In Cracow-Pradnik, June 2, 1938</b>, the Lord Jesus directed a young Polish Sister of Mercy on a three-day …

10 Best Ways to Keep Employees Happy, Engaged, and Motivated

Here's what leaders and employees can do together to boost employee engagement and motivation.<p>If you haven't heard, it's worth repeating: Gallup revealed that in 2015, only 32 percent of U.S. workers were considered "engaged" in their jobs, meaning they were involved in, enthusiastic about, and …

Employee Engagement

If You Think You're Too Broke to Start a Business, Think Again

Get someone to pay you for something, and you have a business. Repeat that process and make it scalable with sales and marketing and you have a successful business.<p><i>What can I do if I can't afford to start a startup? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling</i> …

Business Strategy

9 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Ever since he was a child in South Africa, Elon Musk has been a big reader, of everything from science-fiction novels to historical biographies.<p>The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has said that reading books taught him how to build rockets.<p>We combed through years of interviews with Musk to find out which …

Rookie Mistakes: The Top 5 Reasons Most Startups Fail

Learn from the trenches about how startups fail: not focusing on the customer's problem, spending too much on marketing, and hiring the wrong people.<p>Like most entrepreneurs, I know a little about failure.<p>I've worked for a bunch of companies, and founded a few. Fortunately for me most succeeded, but …

Business Strategy

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

10 Ways to Achieve Success Without a Mentor

Looking for a mentor? This successful entrepreneur suggests you may actually be the best person to fill the role.<p>I often hear people lamenting that they would only be more successful if they could find the right mentor. And yet several successful people have questioned the actual value of having a …

Leadership

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Success

How to Grow a Small Startup Business From 0 to 5 Figure Months in 100 Days

Being a CEO for over 10 years and managing couple different companies after getting my MBA definitely taught me a thing or two about the business world, but putting the so called safety of the corporate world and biweekly paycheck behind me and taking on the competitive business arena as an …

5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

<i>This article was previously published on PR Daily in April 2016.</i> <br>Football players practice ballet. Pianists repeat small sections of music until it's …

Richard Branson: Hire From Within and Let Your Employees Work From Home

Richard Branson leads a charmed life. Today, the founder of the Virgin Group travels the globe, running his multibillion-dollar empire from his …

Billion-Dollar Social Marketing Startup Sprinklr Extends Reach

In early April, billion-dollar marketing startup Sprinklr closed its ninth acquisition in two years, paying an undisclosed sum for social analytics …

How This Entrepreneur Paid Off $400,000 in Debt and Healed His Business

<i>This story first appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>From the outside, fit and photogenic French-born physician Michel Cohen was on his way to becoming the 21st …

Coca-Cola Unifies Its Brand Worldwide With New Design Language

Now, Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, and Coke Life will have the same retro look.<p>Last night in Mexico City, Coca-Cola revealed the final act in a year long “One Brand” unification strategy. It’s Coke’s new packaging. Now Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, and Coke Life will share a single branded …

Advertising

How To Build A Global, Scalable Company - This Entrepreneur Has A Formula For It

Over the past few years, the discussion in Israeli tech has shifted. No more talk about innovation that leads to small exits, where both entrepreneurs and investors settle for less. Less talk about products that tackle very specific problems that result in smaller market opportunities. A lot more …

Startups

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, "Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

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<b>Cofounder, VideoAmp</b><p>Video consumption is fragmenting. Folks are just as likely to watch the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory on their laptop or smart phone as they are on the big TV in the living room. But for advertisers it’s been tough to deliver consistent brand messages across all those …

CEOs reveal what it was like to get fired from a high-powered job

One of the most devastating things that can happen to anyone, even an optimist, is to lose one's job. The hit to the paycheck hurts enough but for some people, especially folks in high positions, it's the hit to the ego that hurts the most. People stop talking to you. You become less "relevant." …

This Rare Leadership Behavior Can Also Be a Game Changer

Expressing failure, disappointment, and sadness can translate to good business outcomes? You betcha.<p>Marcus Lemonis, star of the <i>The Profit</i>, swears by it. Best-selling author and researcher Dr. Brene Brown says it is "the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change."<p>What do I speak of? The …

Leadership

5 Lifetime Habits of the World's Wealthiest People

Key habits you can incorporate into your life and career.<p>Why do certain people become extraordinarily wealthy while others do not?<p>Great wealth, of the non-inherited kind, is not an accident. The extraordinarily successful people who make it have habits that set them apart from everyone else.<p>These …

Self-improvement

Why Mentors Can Be The Making Of Entrepreneurs Like Branson

Advice and support can be just as important as funding in the early stages of starting up in business, which is why a good mentor is worth his or her weight in gold. They are sounding boards, voices of reason, and fonts of knowledge; all rolled into one, and can be a lifeline for those new to …

Entrepreneurship

Investors in app-only bank Atom explain why it's worth £150 million even before launch

The 29.5% stake implies a valuation of £150 million ($226.6 million) for the bank, which has only just unveiled its app and has yet to fully launch to the public.<p>So why is it worth so much given it had zero customers at the time?<p>"What we saw in Atom is a credible team who had a lot of banking …

10 Shockingly Simple Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Ever wondered why some people seem to have it all - success, happiness, money, love - and other people seem to lean into the struggle every single day? It's not just luck. They have habits that are different from everyone else, and they put those habits into regular practice.<p>The best part is, these …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

11 daily habits keeping you from getting rich, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Author Thomas C. Corley spent five years studying the lives of both rich people (defined as having an annual income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million or more) and poor people (defined as having an annual income of $35,000 or less and a liquid net worth of $5,000 or less).<p>He …

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template

Writing a business plan doesn't have to be an intimidating task, but it does require foresight, honesty, and plenty of research. Here is an outline and some smart tips to help get you started.<p>Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business …

Small Business

10 TED Talks to Inspire the Stressed and Lonely Entrepreneur

A researcher who studies human connection, Brene Brown did a TED talk in 2010 about her findings in the areas of vulnerability. When it went crazy …