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What Companies Can Do When Work and Religion Conflict

Since 2007, the number of complaints for religious discrimination filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has risen significantly. It’s not hard to see why: An increase in immigrants of diverse faiths, greater workforce diversity, and the globalization of business all …

The Workplace

99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time

Building the right relationships — networking — is critical in business. It may be an overstatement to say that relationships are everything, but not a huge one. The people we spend time with largely determine the opportunities that are available to us. As venture capitalist and entrepreneur Rich …

How To Make Creme Eggs: Chocolatier Paul A Young Shares Mouthwatering Recipe

Creme Eggs are making headlines left, right and centre this month.<p>Not only was there an announcement of a pop-up Creme Egg Café opening in Soho, …

Design for Action

Throughout most of history, design was a process applied to physical objects. Raymond Loewy designed trains. Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses. Charles Eames designed furniture. Coco Chanel designed haute couture. Paul Rand designed logos. David Kelley designed products, including (most famously) …

Here's How To Use A Toothpick To Make Your Brownies Look Like A Spiderweb

Three ingredients + a toothpick = a super impressive dessert. This is one of 7 cute and easy treats to make for Halloween.<p>Makes one 9-inch brownie<p><i>Recipe by Lindsay Hunt</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 cup chocolate chips<p>½ cup heavy cream, divided<p>1 brownie recipe, baked in a 9-inch round cake pan (use a boxed brownie …

Ferguson’s Formula

Photography: Sean Pollack<p>Some call him the greatest coach in history. Before retiring in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 seasons as the manager of Manchester United, the English football (soccer) club that ranks among the most successful and valuable franchises in sports. During that time the …

The Tricks to Getting 10 Times More Referrals From Your Network

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re looking for clients, potential partners or otherwise, referrals are probably the best way to generate leads and meet high-value people. In addition, if you are introduced to someone through a person you trust and respect, …

Entrepreneurship

11 Powerful Ways to Fix Bad Body Language

Improve your nonverbal communication to send the right message and set yourself up for success.<p>What we say and how we say it is incredibly important for communicating with others. But while most of us think of the more obvious, verbal component of what we say when communicating with others, it's …

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10 Things the Best Leaders Never Say

Great leaders need to be great speakers, so choose your language carefully.<p><i>The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter--'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.</i> --Mark Twain<p>Whether you like it or not, the words you use can …

10 Worst ETFs for Your Portfolio

When SPDR S&P 500 ETF, the first exchange-traded fund, made its debut in 1993, Whitney Houston topped the charts, shoppers were snapping up Beanie …

7 Great Stocks for the Next 15 Years

When you purchase a stock, you should think of yourself as a partner in the business forever—or until you need the cash. But forever, or even 30 …

5 Things Life's High Performers Know and Master

In today's hyper-paced society it can be challenging to keep up with the rate of change. Especially if you are someone who is constantly looking to achieve high performance in life. In our quest to always be one step ahead and succeeding we often look for new and innovative ways to stay ahead.<p>One …

Self-improvement

Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

There seems to be wide support for the idea that we are living in an “age of complexity”, which implies that the world has never been more intricate. This idea is based on the rapid pace of technological changes, and the vast amount of information that we are generating (the two are related). Yet …

3 Behaviors That Drive Successful Salespeople

Most people consider selling to be an art rather than a science: some people have it and some people don’t. But this leaves a lot of uncertainty in what is often a company’s most profitable department, and it makes managing a high-functioning sales force notoriously difficult. The prevailing …

6 Things I Wish Somebody Had Told Me When I Started My Small Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I co-founded my business NutraBella, Inc. in 2005 after hearing my pregnant friends complain about their horse-pill sized pre-natal vitamins. We dreamed of giving women better vitamin options with Bellybar.<p>Fast forward to today where I …

Small Business

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 …

Success

The 9 Things You Should Never Do When Pitching Investors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Pitching investors, customers and vendors can scare even the most confident of entrepreneurs. It can be a petrifying experience talking about your passion project in front of people that may not be as enthused as you are. So when …

Investing

Marketers, Don’t “Join the Conversation” — Lead It

Why are some brands able to be at once both global and local — to successfully seize the energy of grassroots movements and at the same time leverage corporate assets on a massive scale — while others only come off as artificial and pandering?<p>The web did not invent community-driven brands – just …

The 3 Biggest Roadblocks in Product Development

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no roadmap when it comes to entrepreneurship. Every founder has a different path he or she takes to get from point A to B and a unique experience to go along with it.<p>That said, as a product-development consultant (and former …

Product Management

4 Things You Thought Were True About Time Management

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t struggle with how to make the most of their time at work. How do you stay on top of an overflowing inbox? How do you get work done when your day is taken up by meetings? How can you get through a continually expanding to-do list? How do you even find time to make a …

The Power of Keeping It Simple

Why less really is more when it comes to product design and manufacturing.<p>Simple designs are easier to understand, cheaper to make, less likely to fail, and easier to fix than complicated designs. Yet, in my industry--making bags--complexity rules. This is because, for more than two decades, …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

Advertising

3 Ways to Start Every Day Better

Great athletes put the odds in their favor by having a routine that helps them start each day right. Why don't you? Here are three tips to do just that.<p>Most top athletes go through a preparation routine before every game which starts long before they get on the field. The best ones usually start …

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