Alejandro Barrios Linares

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There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him (30+ New Pics)

Tom Bob (previously here) refuses to simply <i>live</i> in the world. He's reshaping it. Creating clever street art on common objects in the urban landscape, …

Jay Z’s Latest Album Is Actually a Lesson on Personal Finance

And we spoke to a man who turned those lessons into a self-help book<p>Personal finance expert Ash Exantus played Jay-Z‘s “The Story of OJ” over and …

Black Culture

11 Ways to Stay Motivated, According to Highly Successful Business People

Self-discipline is a prerequisite for success. Conquer it once and for all.<p>Building a successful business and a life you love takes enormous …

Motivation

2 Books That Will Change Your Mindset And Business (That You've Probably Never Heard Of)

There are lots of books out there that everyone has read. There are others which are slightly less known, but that are written by some of the best practitioners in the world.<p><i>"If you read what everyone else is reading, you'll think like everyone else thinks."</i>--Ryan Holiday<p>Like many people who read …

lifechanging

This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>If you're the type of person who sometimes wakes up at 3am and lies in bed trying to wrap your tiny mind around the achingly …

Universe

Serious Entrepreneurs Have 2 Goals: Passive Income and Multiple Revenue Streams

The biggest difference between a job and a business is that a business keeps making money for you when you're off the clock.<p>4 min read<p>The phrase “passive income” has been so overused that it may provoke somewhat negative feelings. You’ve probably seen Facebook ads portraying the “laptop” lifestyle …

5 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Download Today

These five podcasts are hosted by entrepreneurs who can help you build your business.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, it is crucial to keep learning. Entrepreneurship is all about solving problems with …

Entrepreneurship

How to Start a Story

This is a question I hear a lot: <i>How do I start my story?</i> The answer is simple, but not easy. Got your diving mask on? Ready to figure out how to …

Writing

How to Develop Story Ideas Into Amazing Stories

I often hear practicing writers ask, “What if I can’t think of anything to write about?” Sometimes they even have notebooks full of observations, but …

Creative Writing

Things Nobody Warns You About Being a Millionaire

You would think at least you wouldn't have money problems but, for some, not even that is true.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a millionaire is a dream for many people, and is seemingly unattainable for some. The fact is that you only ever hear about …

Self-improvement

A white mob wiped this all-black Florida town off the map. 60 years later their story was finally told

Even by the standards of the 1920s South, the chain of events in Rosewood were unfathomable<p>Nine-year-old Minnie Lee Langley was outside with her …

Hemingway’s Love Letters to the City of Light

No American ever loved Paris more than Ernest Hemingway, whose letters from the City of Light are packed with earthy detail and sensuous appreciation.<p>…

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

The Incredible Science Behind Why Amazon Filled Its New Office With 40,000 Plants

Anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed take a huge bite out of employee performance. Has Amazon found an answer?<p>Any way you want to measure it, Americans these days are distracted by tech, overwhelmed by information, and generally feeling pretty anxious.<p>Surveys show we waste a ridiculous amount …

Employment

7 Ways to Intrigue an Audience That Knows Nothing About You or Your Job

Every job has its own incoherent jargon that only insiders know. Sifting that out and thinking back to when you were a newbie can help you make what you do intelligible to those who don't yet know.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You chose your vocation, you …

Public Speaking

Who Killed More: Hitler, Stalin, or Mao?

In these pages nearly seven years ago, Timothy Snyder asked the provocative question: Who killed more, Hitler or Stalin? As useful as that exercise …

Freemasonry explained: a guide to the secretive society

When did it begin, is it a religion, and are its members’ identities kept secret?<p>The first grand lodge, established to govern Freemasonry in England and Wales, was formed in 1717, during a meeting at a pub in the City of London called the Goose and Gridiron. At that time there were four lodges in …

Freemasonry

5 Story Formulas That Make People Cry

Someone once gave me this writing advice.<p>All writing must elicit an emotional response in your reader.<p>His advice pertained to copywriting and sales …

Words you should excise from your writing in 2018

You can count on two things in January: plenty of articles, news stories, and posts listing popular New Year’s resolutions and plenty of articles, …

How to Sell Anything to Anyone by Telling Great Stories

Storytelling is arguably the most powerful tool in your selling toolbox.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whatever line of business you’re in, almost everyone nowadays is in the business of selling. Whether you’re trying to get customers to buy your product, …

Selling

The Hardest Thing for Any Entrepreneur Is to Sell Your Story. Here Are 2 Ways to Do It

Use these two story-telling techniques to sell your brand like a billionaire.<p>No one--absolutely no one--likes the hard sell. You don't, your potential clients don't, and your customers don't. From my years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, I've learned the trick to selling anything is to tell …

Storytelling

How to Write Strong Subject Lines That Will Get Your Emails Read

There are three areas that need to be addressed in every email subject line, and when you cover them, with or without acronyms, your employees will inevitably save time.<p>It's easy to get lost in our inboxes. How many times have you been in the middle of responding to one email when another, …

Productivity

This Is How Thinking About Abundance Has Helped Me Build a Success Mindset

Entrepreneurs need to overcome the scarcity mindset.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to scale your business in 2018, there is one thing you need to upgrade on a near daily basis. It isn't your marketing, sales or operations, and it has nothing to do …

Self-improvement

How to Build SEO Backlinks: A Beginner's Guide

What Google wants to see is authoritative and relatable links talking about your site.<p>11 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many entrepreneurs, business owners and marketers can relate to the difficulty of growing a business. Not only do you have to execute on the …

Google News

Oprah Winfrey Nailed Every Public Speaking Lesson You Could Learn in Her Golden Globes Speech

We don't blame you for wanting to rewatch Oprah's speech, over and over again.<p>Oprah Winfrey didn't just win the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. She stole the entire show.<p>The media mogul became the first African American woman to win the award, and she used her …

Golden Globes

6 Rules For Great Storytelling, From A Moth-Approved Master Of The Form

Moth storytelling champ Margot Leitman has been hired by Facebook and others to help them learn how to spin a yarn. These are her rules.<p>Some years ago, writes Margot Leitman in her new book, <i>Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need</i>, when she was an aspiring actress in New York, …

Bill Clinton

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The 23 best icebreakers to use at a party where you don't know anyone

Maybe you're interested in making a new professional contact, or perhaps you simply want to make a good impression on a friend of a friend.<p>Whatever the reason, busting out the clichés upon the first introduction is never a good idea.<p>To mix the conversation up a bit, try using one of these 17 …

Comedy Central

How to Reach Your Customers with These 3 Storytelling Principles

Episode Description<p>How can a professional storyteller help you grow your business?<p>Business is about persuasion. You need to convince people they need …

10 tips for starting a small business that you haven't heard already

Starting a small business is incredibly difficult. These 10 tips provide some guidance on starting a small business.<p>If you've thought about opening …