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10 Things Exceptionally Productive Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

<i>Inception</i> is one of my all-time favorite movies. In it, characters find themselves in dream worlds without knowing where they are or how they got there.<p>That’s how I used to feel throughout the day… every day.<p>One minute I was focused on the most important thing on my to do list; the next I was on a …

How CEOs Waste 70% of Their Time Each Day

First Round Capital Partner Bill Trenchard says that CEOs spend the majority of their workdays inefficiently. These nifty tips can help.<p>More than half of your workday could be spent more effectively. While that's hard a hard pill to swallow, you're not the only one who can stand to gain from a …

5 Reasons To Move Your Startup to Southeast Asia

<i>Thomas Clayton is the CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO.</i><p>Most entrepreneurs get caught up in Silicon Valley envy and decide to place their startup headquarters there without a second thought. But for most startups, this won’t necessarily lead …

12 Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Workday

The first hour of the workday is critical, since it can impact your productivity level and mindset for the rest of the day.<p>"Successful people understand the importance of having control over their mornings, and know how to use that time wisely," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and …

Time Management

The 7 Strategies For Getting Past Gatekeepers

Do you know how many people approach me every week with article pitches? Neither do I, but the number is huge. However, this salesman—a first-time author—managed to use the strategies in his book to get successfully through to me, a busy CEO with a part-time unpaid gig writing articles about …

7 Secrets of the Most Productive Meetings

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>During a busy workweek, the last thing any manager needs is a wasted hour due to an unproductive meeting.<p>Managers need to make every minute count. According to a March 2012 survey by Salary.com, 47 percent of workers say their biggest …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Journey to Shangri-La: The Magic of China's Secret Kingdom

Travel<p>January's great read selected by our editors<p><i>From the February/March 2014 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>"Might this be him?" asks Na Niu, a temple caretaker in Tong Dui, a hamlet in China’s rugged Yunnan Province. His gnarled hands unwrap a silk scarf to reveal a blurry black-and-white …

Top 10

5 Steps To Getting Things Done, Strategy Before Tactics

On rare sunny, summer days at the beach in Dublin, my brother and I would have long, drawn out arguments about how deep and wide to dig the moat …

How useful are MBAs for starting your own business?

<b>For many would-be entrepreneurs, getting a Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification is seen as essential.</b><p>Yet with the most prestigious MBA courses in the US costing more than $100,000 (£62,000) in tuition fees alone, they don't come come cheaply.<p>But does the celebrated qualification, …

Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Courses You Can't Miss

Looking for new skills or insider know-how? Hop online and hone your expertise for free.<p>Entrepreneurial education is slowly but surely becoming more mainstream. Traditional universities are offering entrepreneurs more tools than ever before. But education start-ups such as Coursera and Udacity have …

How to Add More Pep to Your Presentations

The skinny on PechaKucha, a presentation style imported from Japan that emphasizes speed and graphics.<p>At software giant Autodesk, employees know what CEO Carl Bass likes to see in a presentation. Twenty slides. Six minutes and 40 seconds’ worth of material.<p>Such are the requirements of PechaKucha, a …

These Inc. 500 CEOs Prove That Not All Entrepreneurs Work Alone | Inc.com

1<p>Blueline Security Services<p>Blueline Security Services<p>"If I had done it by myself, I know that Blueline wouldn't be where it is today."-Shawn Scarlata<p>How they met:<p>The foursome worked together as police officers in Prince George's County, Maryland, for about 20 years. Scarlata, Cordero, and Ordono …

More Apps Are Being Created Outside the U.S.

As the market goes global, American developers are losing ground, finds a surprising new study.<p>American app developers are losing their grip on the global market.<p>As of June 2013, only 36 percent of the total number of apps worldwide were created in the U.S., down from 45 percent in both 2012 and …

The 10 Best Writing Apps on the iPad

Writing apps for iPad<p>As we gradually get faster at typing on touchscreens, extended writing sessions on the iPad have become much more viable. Meanwhile, developers of writing apps have made significant improvements to their offerings. Here are our picks for the 10 best apps for getting some …

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics.<p>In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a …

Business School

Memo to CEOs: Go Social or Go Home

Last week, CEO.com published its 2nd annual Social CEO Report, examining in great detail the social networking presence of each of the Fortune 500 …

5 Metrics Every Marketer Needs to Keep an Eye On

No matter what your business, you need to know how you're doing when it comes to bringing fresh new leads in and converting those leads into sales.<p>Every Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m., you'll find me in our recurring marketing team meeting we fondly refer to as "Triple S," which stands for "Sell Some …

Marketing

Only India can stop India from becoming an economic power

Whenever a journalist, politician, businessman or academic wants to evoke the threat of big new international competitors to established economies in the West, "China and India" are trotted out, representing 1A and 1B, the two apparent favourites in the global race for growth. The rhetoric hides …

5 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators

Have you ever walked away from talking with someone that you’ve just met and thought to yourself <b>“Wow, this was one of the best conversations I’ve</b> …

14 Charts FedEx CEO Fred Smith Watches When He Thinks About The US Economy

As such, economists follow the company closely as it is considered to be one of the most reliable bellwethers of global economic activity.<p>FedEx CEO Fred Smith gave a brief presentation this week to the Committee for Economic Development titled "Restoring America's Economic Growth."<p>In it, he …

Lift to Grow: The One Workout You Need to Get HUGE

There are about ~1.8 billion articles online that prescribe cookie cutter exercise programs. I'll do my best to not add to that total.<p>The three …

68% of CEOs still aren’t on any social networks whatsoever

When Warren Buffett burst onto the Twitter scene back in May, the social-media world went berserk. In less than 30 minutes, Buffett amassed over 30,000 followers; and despite having tweeted only twice since, he already has more than half a million. But Buffett’s willingness to interact with social …

Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The top 250 finalists have just been selected in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The contest invites photographers to submit images of the world of action and adventure sports in one of 10 categories, including Energy, Illumination, Sequence, and Experimental …

Asia’s manufacturing slowdown in three charts

Asia’s manufacturing sector is running out of steam. After a positive start to the year, the HSBC-Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the region’s six major economies are all either hurtling towards 50, the point that separates expansion from contraction, or are already languishing below it.<p>…

CEO Takes Action On Manufacturing Skills Gap

I was inspired last week after speaking with an executive of a metal forming company in Louisville, Kentucky that is not waiting for others to solve our nation’s skilled labor problem. Tom Hudson is a doer and the CEO of nth/works. nth/works is a growing, privately held $60 million company that …

The market for executive leadership training in Asia is booming

Corporate bosses need leadership training, either because they’re not good enough or because they’re highly talented. Almost four in ten companies worldwide are investing more in growth programs for leaders, often to keep their best talent and help them move up in the organization.<p>Some though may …