Stephen Vizard

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Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

7 Ways for Leaders to Get Out of the Hamster Wheel

With the undercurrent of rapid change and increasing pressures in the workplace, it's hard not to ignore the feeling as if we are running fast in a …

Leadership

Dear CMO: Your Recruiting Is Killing Your Brand

Do CMOs and Marketing VPs know how their organization’s brands are being trampled in the mud? That’s thanks to the nineteen-sixties-era job ads and recruiting practices their firms are using, long past the point when anyone with a pulse should have noticed that talented candidates aren’t pounding …

Reminder: Don’t question France’s 35-hour work week

Emmanuel Macron has been the French economy minister for less than a week and already his words are coming back to haunt him.<p>Macron, who was appointed earlier this week in a government reshuffle and whose relative youth means that the 36-year-old wasn’t yet born when France last ran a surplus, …

North Africa

5 Tips to Stand Out When Selling on an Online Marketplace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The advent of online marketplaces, led by eBay nearly 20 years ago, has become a boon for small businesses. Whether they're brick-and-mortar stores or single entrepreneurs operating from home, sellers around the world have been aided in …

eCommerce

5 Ways to Build Your Brand in Short Chunks of Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your brand embodies everything that you do and stand for as a business. At a tangible level, your business name, tagline, the colors you use and the content you publish encode your brand and present it visually and conceptually.<p>Building a …

Marketing

Study: Female Executives Make Progress, But Mostly in Support Functions

Sixty percent of the top U.S. companies now have at least two women on their executive committees. Eight companies (including IBM, Pepsico, Lockheed Martin and General Motors) have a woman CEO. But closer inspection shows there’s a long way to go.<p>My gender consultancy firm, 20-First, has just …

Why You Shouldn't Hire Competitors' Salespeople | Inc.com

I have an ironclad rule when it comes to hiring salespeople: Never, ever hire from a competitor. Like most of what I know, I learned this rule by making mistakes. Fortunately, I made them early on, in my first startup.<p>I had the usual reasons for hiring my competitors' salespeople. I figured they …

Selling

There's Now A Flying Wind Turbine That Doubles As A WiFi Hotspot

The invention could have a major impact in places like Alaska, with vast swaths of land that are off the grid, and without traditional sources of power and internet access.<p>The startup, Altaeros Energies, developed the BAT-Buoyant Airborne Turbine, which is filled with helium and can rise to 1,000 …

Renewable Energy