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How to Find What You Love to Do | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As reported by Forbes this past summer, 52.3 percent of American workers are dissatisfied with their jobs. If you’re among the unsatisfied majority, …

Outsourcing

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

How Do You Spell Success? Here Are 7 Ways Straight From Successful People

Lots of authors have written about success – and successful people. They have interviewed them; they have shadowed them; they have observed how they …

7 Surprising Brain Hacks to Build Enormous Confidence

Are you ever held back by a lack of confidence? Does this prevent you from achieving your goals and becoming ultimately successful?I've collected the …

Bhagavad-gita As It Is

• <b>Author:</b> His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda<p>The largest-selling edition of the Gita in the Western world, Bhagavad-gita As It Is is more than a book. It is alive with knowledge and devotion; thus it has the power to change your life for the better.<p>Bhagavad-gita is knowledge of five …

7 Powerful Tips To Supercharge Your Goals

<i>You can take a masters degree at a leading university and never receive a single hour of instruction on goal setting and goal achieving. Fortunately,</i> …

6 Powerful Ways to Become More Persistent (And Never Quit Again)

Most of us are great at setting goals, but not at achieving them.Whether it’s starting a new business, learning a new language, or mastering an …

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 …

Career Development

The Truth About 'Fake It 'Til You Make It'

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is so much B.S. online you would not believe. You’d be surprised to know how much of what people say about themselves is either embellished or complete fiction, especially among the entrepreneurial crowd.<p>People exaggerate …

Self-improvement

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the …

Emotional Intelligence

Networking Tips

In a recent video I recorded for my Entrepreneurship Academy, I covered the best ways to leverage networking to win in business. The video got such great responses that I decided to write my best tips for those of you that are still out there meeting people and making moves as a result of it.<p>While …

Odin - Lessons From Norse Mythology | The Art of Manliness

When one hears the word “Viking,” it almost instantly conjures images of brawny warriors wielding fierce swords, riding in waves of long ships to …

Harsh Realities Of Entrepreneurship

Having been teaching entrepreneurship in the Secret Entourage Academy for years now, and having written <i>Third Circle Theory</i>, a best-selling book on how entrepreneurs are made, I often get asked by many new entrepreneurs if there are any negative side effects.<p>Remember that entrepreneurship as I …

Entrepreneurship

4 Key Attributes Necessary for Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We all have hopes and dreams, but sadly, not all of us reach them in our lifetimes.<p>We all deserve to reach our goals, but this isn’t going to happen …

Success

3 Steps You Can Take Right Now To Build Confidence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Use your Mirror</b><p>When I tried this initially it did feel a bit awkward the first few times but it really is a dose for confidence and if practiced …

Outsourcing

How To Flex Your Mind, and Become an Idea Machine | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Thinking hurts. A session of difficult, mind crunching thought is more strenuous than a tough weight lifting session at the gym. You literally can …

Why You Should Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone Right Now | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’ve probably been told to start thinking outside of the box at some point in your life. You’ve also likely been encouraged to get outside of your …

Brainwaves

7 Ways Accepting Change Can Improve Your Success

Changes are an integral part of life. We can always find changes happening around us and inside of us. Some of these changes are acceptable to us …

The Best Ancient Quotes To Help You Lead A Successful Life

History is a great teacher. Whatever challenge you are facing today, you can be sure that someone else has faced it before. Thousands of years ago, …

How to Focus on Professional Growth in 2015

Was your 2014 as fulfilling as it was exciting? It certainly was a standout year for many companies and the professionals that drive behind them, …

Brand Strategy And Jung's Archetypes

Archetypes in product branding are nothing new. The Jungian-based psychology behind the use of archetypes began in earnest shortly after World War …

Ask the Right Questions About Your Data to Build Business Value

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Financier Bernard Baruch once said, “Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.”<p>Let that quote inspire you to stop and think about how important asking questions really is. In science, it can mean the …

Entrepreneurship

Mobile App Engagement Startup Accengage Raises $3M

French startup Accengage, which provides mobile app engagement tech for push notifications, in-app messages and mobile retargeting, has raised a $3 million round in funding from private equity and venture capital firm OTC Aggregator, and the mobile marketing company Mobile First Alliance — money it …

Apps

Computers 'judge personality better than friends

<b>Computers can be better at predicting our personality than our friends and family, an experiment with tens of thousands of volunteers has indicated.</b><p>By analysing "likes" on Facebook, a computer model deduced a person's character on five key traits better than brothers, mothers and even some partners.<p>…

The 5 stories that defined the big data market in 2014

There is no other way to put it: 2014 was a huge year for the big data market. It seems years of talk about what’s possible are finally giving way to …

Artificial Intelligence

How Big Data Will Transform Our Economy And Our Lives In 2015

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Deven Parekh is a managing director at Insight Venture Partners where he manages investments in e-commerce, consumer Internet data, and application software businesses on a global basis.</i><p>The great Danish physicist Niels Bohr once observed that “prediction is very difficult, especially …

Big Data

3 Types of Leadership Strategies That Distinguish Outstanding Entrepreneurs

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are many styles of leadership, but your particular style might fall into one of these three categories: internally, externally or strategically focused. The strongest of these styles is the strategic leader.<p>Entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

Mobile Analytics Company Mixpanel Raises $65M Round With An $865M Valuation

Mixpanel, which describes itself as offering “the most advanced analytics platform ever,” is announcing that it has raised $65 million in new funding.<p>That round comes entirely from previous investor Andreessen Horowitz, and co-founder/CEO Suhail Doshi told me that it values Mixpanel at $865 million …

Everest, The Peter Thiel-Backed App For Achieving Your Dreams, Shuts Down

Everest, a Peter Thiel-backed mobile startup that launched an app last year to help you “achieve your dreams,” is shutting down. The company had raised $2.2 million over three rounds, according to data from CrunchBase, but failed to attract enough users in order to justify the expense of running …