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4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employment

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How A Russian Con Artist Is Running A Multibillion-Dollar Scam

One of Russia's most famous conmen ran a pyramid scheme that earned him billions of dollars before he was jailed for fraud. Now he lives in hiding, but that hasn't stopped him targeting Nigeria.<p>ABUJA, Nigeria — The realization that she’d made a catastrophic gamble came in the form of a letter …

Workflow acquired by Apple: one of the best apps for power users is now free

The app for automating common actions on iOS and iPad will remain on the app store, but its $2.99 pricetag has been slashed to nothing<p>Apple has acquired Workflow, a popular iOS app for automating common actions on iPads and iPhones.<p>The app, which fills a similar niche on iOS to services such as …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

It's really easy to stray from the path. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course corrections.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon …

Eight men own more than 3.6 billion people do: our economics is broken | Mark Goldring

Oxfam’s statistics are beyond belief. Inequality is the biggest threat to the global economy – and it’s getting worse<p>Today, eight people have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. Stop and think about this. It is a mind-boggling concept.<p>Last year we said we would have …

Economics

How to Write a Small Business Marketing Plan

Starting a small business takes grit, passion, determination, and focus. Coming up with an idea that is profitable and fills a market need is no …

11 Habits of Happy People That Anyone Can Adopt

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure — a decadent meal, a favorite book or a relaxing day on the …

Why More Athletes Are Turning to Weed

It’s a typical Wednesday evening. After a long run, Andrew*, who works in digital media in New York City, is following his standard post-run routine. …

Cannabis

How to hide it: inside the secret world of wealth managers | Brooke Harrington

They know more about their clients than the clients’ own wives. They are loyal in the face of appalling behaviour. They are the brains behind the most ingenious tax avoidance schemes. And there are more of them than ever<p>The Pritzker family is one of the wealthiest in the United States. Their …

5 Online Trends To Implement In Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Online marketing is one of the most powerful promotional mediums available to modern businesses. While this platform allows for unparalleled control over …

Marketing

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

NASA: Melting Ice Sheets Is Changing How the Earth Rotates

Driven by dwindling polar ice, climate change is actually changing the way the Earth spins, new research shows. Melting ice sheets are contributing …

Global Warming

5 Entrepreneurs Used This Platform to Make Million-Dollar Businesses

Most people view this social network as a way to connect with and keep in touch with friends, not a platform to make millions. But if you knew how to do it, would you?<p>It's no secret that Facebook is a powerful platform for marketing a business. But so few companies are using the platform to it's …

15 Online Tools for Small Business Owners to Be More Productive

It's never been easier to be a freelancer but with the perks of working from home and taking on the work you want, comes a different set of complications.<p>It's never been easier to be a freelancer - in fact, 54 million Americans are happily taking advantage of this work lifestyle - but with the …

Productivity

17 Gmail Extensions that Make Your Life Easier

In today’s email-centric work environment, you have to make sure you’re on top of your game.<p>But that’s easier said than done. You likely use email to …

Apps

Startup Secrets: Starbucks Started with $4,050

What do WalMart, Apple, Microsoft, and Starbucks have in common?<p>Much like your neighborhood mom and pop businesses, they, too, were startups at some point. They didn't just appear out of thin air.<p>When Apple first began as an idea, Steve Jobs had to sell his VW bus for $750 to develop working …

Small Business

9 signs you're successful, even if it doesn't feel like it

If you're ambitious, you're bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments when you aren't yet living up to your expectations.<p>We live in a world that reinforces this feeling. Though most people won't admit it — other than the guy with the '<i>He who dies with</i> …

I Quit My Job When Apple and Google Helped Me Start an Online Business

Four years ago I was a member of the beige army, working in a full-time job as a manager in a software company in Dublin, Ireland.<p>I was a cog in a much larger wheel. I did my job well and played my part in the larger company goals. But it was an ongoing low level nightmare.<p>My job involved working …

How to Boost Your Business Using Mind Maps

From the moment you wake up, you have a gazillion things to do, but between breakfast and your late night favorite TV show, time literally flies by. …

10 mind-blowing facts about black holes

Scientists believe they are formed when the corpse of a massive star collapses in on itself, becoming so dense that it warps the fabric of space and time.<p>And any matter that crosses their event horizons, also known as the point of no return, spirals helplessly toward an unknown fate.<p>Despite decades …

Black Holes

How To Make Yourself Visible To Customers

It is in your best interest to be a visible brand. Consumers should be able to easily find you – if they stumble upon your business time after time, …

7 steps to get rich, from a personal-finance classic the millionaire founder of Nasty Gal calls 'one of the best'

Before Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso reached millionaire status — she's worth an estimated $250 million— she was broke, dumpster-diving, and a frequent shoplifter.<p>She credits part of her financial revival to George S. Clason's "The Richest Man in Babylon," she explains in her book, …

Personal Finance

17 Essential Skills You Must Have to Succeed

To accomplish anything requires a certain skill set--and some of those skills apply to any endeavor. Here are 17 basic skills you should have if you want to be successful.<p>Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get …

Here's How to Know Your Gut Type

You know your blood type and your skin type—but what about your gut type?<p>According to natural medicine doctor and nutritionist Josh Axe, nearly all of us are prone to one of five distinct digestive imbalances, which he presents in his new book <i>Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your</i> …

Wellness

Let a Drift Champion Explain How to Align Your Car for the Perfect Drift

Camber, caster, toe, track width. Chris Forsberg and Engineering Explained answer all the alignment questions you were too embarrassed to ask.<p>Understanding the technicalities of car alignment can seem like a dark art. Camber, caster and toe adjustments all work in concert, and a single adjustment …

14 incredible facts about Texas

If the Lone Star State were its own country, it would have the 12th-highest GDP in the world.<p>Some of that growth is attributed to Texas' bustling energy businesses, which has been front and center over the past year with the lower oil prices.<p>With that in mind, take a close looker at the inner …

Rhode Island

17 Signs You Are Stepping Towards Success, Even If You Don't Feel You Are.

Not sure if you’re on the right curve along the road to success?<p>There are lots of times when all of us feel that success is far from our reach. We …

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Real Estate

16 Web & Graphic Design Trends To Watch In 2016

<i>This just in! Check the</i> <i>all-new Web & Graphic Design Trends post for 2017</i><i>!</i><p>As a web & graphic design agency with an accent in visual storytelling, my …