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03Nov

This NBA Star Is Changing How Nike Markets to Men

Russell Westbrook is one of the best basketball players on the planet. But he’s renowned for his distinct fashion sense, too. How renowned? When he got married this summer, ESPN’s headline was: “Russell Westbrook gets married; you’ll never believe what he wore.” He wore a normal-looking tuxedo. His style is […]

03Nov

5 Great Tips to Help You Tell Better Stories

Skilled storytelling is essential to capturing an audience’s attention. It’s a must have before attempting to sell, teach, or entertain and is critical in every business. I share this material not as an expert but as a student myself. About a year ago, I became intensely interested in storytelling for […]

03Nov

Uber Advisor David Plouffe: We’re ‘Not Driven by Greed’

About a year ago, Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick told Vanity Fair he had had an important realization: “What we maybe should’ve realized sooner was that we are running a political campaign and the candidate is Uber.” It helped explain why a few months earlier Kalanick had brought Barack […]

03Nov

The Negative Side Effects of Entrepreneurial Failure

When you think about Silicon Valley what comes to mind? Do you picture wealth and prosperity? Do you imagine trendy office buildings with lax dress codes and top-notch technology? Whatever your perception is of The Valley, it’s probably skewed. While there certainly is wealth, prosperity, lax dress codes, and advanced […]

03Nov

This Self-Driving Robot Will Deliver Packages To Your Door

Forget drones: a new European startup is betting on friendly, neighborhood robots to deliver goods. On Monday, Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis announced the launch of their newest venture, Starship Technologies. The company, based out of Tallinn, Estonia, manufactures autonomous plastic robots programmed to deliver parcels to customers’ […]

03Nov

3 Things I Always Do before the Year’s End

If you’re like me, you spent the first three quarters of 2015 plugging away at building your business. But now we have both feet solidly in Q4, and that means it’s time to prep for next year–and reflect on why we work so hard in the first place. Here are […]

03Nov

20 Ways to Write a Book in 30 Days

Maybe it’s just time, you know? Time to take on that lifelong dream. The one in the back of your head. The one you said you’d tackle, next time you were between projects, semesters, or significant others. November is National Novel Writing Month. The perfect excuse to write the book […]

03Nov

10 Things You Need to Know About the New Facebook Search

Each day, Facebook handles 1.5 billion searches against the 2 trillion posts in its index. They’re still a ways off from Google’s 3.5 billion daily searches, but it’s an impressive figure nonetheless, and puts Facebook right up there as far as search giants go. Of course, Facebook is only indexing […]

03Nov

How To Get Off The Treadmill and Never Have a Bucket List

Two Opposing Realities Almost universally we let the Tyranny of the Urgent keep us from paying attention to the Priority of the Important, and as a result, we will never get off the treadmill. The Tyranny of the Urgent The Urgent things fly at us all day, everyday, causing us […]

03Nov

Why This Founder Thinks Too Much Money Can Be Bad for Business

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03Nov

How Content Marketing Impacts Your Company’s Bottom Line (Infographic)

Your marketing strategy should be optimized to speak to buyers in each stage of your sales funnel. The same goes for content marketing: You shouldn’t rely on one type of campaign to achieve diverging goals. When investigating the viability of content marketing, one of the first questions most prospects ask […]

03Nov

There is one Phrase Guaranteed to Make People Seriously Dislike you.

So what are the three words and why are they so toxic? “You are wrong’” is the term and if you use it, I guarantee there is a trail of resentment following behind you. This resentment can be from co-workers, staff, peers and even customers. Every time I hear someone […]

03Nov

Why Entrepreneurs Should Look to Kids for Guidance

CountryUnited StatesAfganistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntigua & BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBonaireBosnia & HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerBruneiBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCanary IslandsCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChannel IslandsChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos IslandColombiaComorosCongoCook IslandsCosta RicaCote DIvoireCroatiaCubaCuracoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEast TimorEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland IslandsFaroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreat BritainGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuineaGuyanaHaitiHawaiiHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea NorthKorea SoutKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacauMacedoniaMadagascarMalaysiaMalawiMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMidway IslandsMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNambiaNauruNepalNetherland AntillesNetherlandsNevisNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalau IslandPalestinePanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhillipinesPitcairn IslandPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarRepublic […]

03Nov

How to Make Employers Think You’re Younger

If you’re looking for work, and you’re concerned about why you’re not getting hired, read on. There’s a new study out about how the law doesn’t matter (again). If you’re older, or disabled, or a minority, you’re probably going to be discriminated against in the workplace. Of course, this is […]

03Nov

Two Killer World Series Tactics For Your Life and Work

This World Series was an epic Hollywood screenplay as two teams that hadn’t won in almost two generations–the Kansas City Royals and the NY Mets (representing the smallest and largest markets in baseball)–faced off in the Fall Classic. The Royals hadn’t won the series since 1985, exactly 30 years since […]

03Nov

Wearables Maker Fitbit Doubles Its Revenue

Wearable fitness device maker Fitbit said its net income and revenue more than doubled in the third quarter, topping Wall Street’s expectations, but Fitbit’s shares skidded after the company announced a large stock sale. Fitbit, which went public in June, said the company and shareholders want to sell as many […]

02Nov

Reid Hoffman: The First Three Stages of Blitzscaling

Blitzscaling is the name of LinkedIn cofunder Reid Hoffman‘s class at Stanford, and it’s all about the need for speed, in phases. As Hoffman wrote in a LinkedIn post, “When you scale at speed, you can capture the market quickly and also outmaneuver potentially global competition. Given the parallels with […]

02Nov

Top 10 Re-Brand Disasters of All Time

Most of the time, re-branding (changing your logo or tag phrase) is a waste of time and money. Customers usually don’t care about that stuff and or the marketing gibberish (like “distinctive typographic treatment”) used to justify it. Furthermore, rebranding can be hugely expensive. It’s not unusual for a large […]

02Nov

Online Marketing Is Just Like Creating an Awesome Dating Profile: 5 Hacks for Both

Aziz Ansari (and his co-author, NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg) are right: online dating and online marketing are very similar. The two launched their must-read Modern Romance: An Investigation this June and drew upon a self-evident fact. Regardless of whether we’re talking marketing or dating, we are living in the age […]

02Nov

3 Rules for Testing a Big Business Idea

In an era when even Goliaths like Pepsi and IBM are designing and innovating like startups, many leadership teams are surprisingly ill-equipped when it comes to a related–and basic–business task: conducting customer experiments. “While there has been a rapid growth in experiments, especially within tech companies, we’ve seen too many […]

02Nov

The Most Popular Brands by State

Regional differences can be enlightening for brands, far beyond knowing whether you say water or wooder. Is your city a Coca-Cola town or does Pepsi reign? Is Ford bigger than Chrysler in your hood? How about Hulu versus Netflix? These are the questions that stalk the nation’s biggest brands–and the […]

02Nov

Why Mark Cuban Invested $100,000 in This Airbnb Rival

Mark Cuban is betting big on a miniature version of Airbnb. On Friday’s episode of Shark Tank, Cuban and guest shark Chris Sacca invested $100,000 each for a combined 10 percent stake in weekend home rental company Rent Like a Champion. Founded by Notre Dame alumni Mike Doyle and Drew […]

02Nov

How This Texas City Is Working to Reclaim Its Entrepreneurial Soul

While Austin may be considered by many to be the startup capital of Texas, it is facing a formidable opponent in nearby Dallas. In the late ’90s, the city caught the attention of the business world and giant corporations like AT&T as the “telecommunications hub.” This year, it nabbed an […]

02Nov

Why Waterloo, Ontario Is the Silicon Valley of Canada

Deep in the snowy region of Ontario, there’s an unsung tech hub that has slowly been warming the hearts of many high-profile investors. Small and generally unknown to the rest of the world, Waterloo has a population of just 550,000, yet it is now home to 1,100 new ventures. (Apart […]