Being an entrepreneur is not easy, and you may find yourself committing mistakes along the way (some more severe than others). Worse, you may even face failure. Unfortunately, that's what entrepreneurship is all about -- the ever-present risks and the potential for mistakes. David Finkel and Diane Kennedy in their book The Maui Millionaires for Business: The Five Secrets … [Read more...] about The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes of Entrepreneurs (and How You Can Avoid Them)
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From the outside, the startup world appears flush with opportunities. New companies are formed daily, raising huge sums of venture capital to take on the incumbents and put your company out of business. The game is massive and dynamic. So why do proven executives find it so hard to crack into the startup world? The entrepreneurs founding these startups are by and … [Read more...] about Beating the Odds to Land a Startup Opportunity
There are a lot of books available in the market when it comes to leadership skills. The leadership in organizations has been tried to improve throughout the years by high visionaries who wrote books. Among all the books we can grab hold of, the thing that makes Primal Leadership a novel, unique in its way is that it speaks about the emotional aspect attached to leadership. It … [Read more...] about Book Review: Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman
Secret Sauce: How to Pack Your Messages with Persuasive Punch A constant fact of life that impacts every business, digital-driven technologies have profoundly changed how, where ,when, and why customers decide what to buy. Facebook “likes” from friends and online reviews from strangers hold more sway over consumer behavior than Super Bowl commercials, let alone print, radio, … [Read more...] about Five Ingredients to Make Every Marketing Delivery Sizzle!
EXTREME TEAMS: Why Pixar, Netflix, AirBnB, and Other Cutting-Edge Companies Succeed Where Most Fail Workplace teambuilding activities have increased dramatically over the past two decades—by, studies indicate, more than 50 percent. In all kinds of companies, leaders believe that when you bring bright, motivated people together for a common purpose, they’ll gel into a … [Read more...] about How to Make Teamwork as a Competitive Advantage
As brain science now proves, emotions play a critical role in decision making. Human beings make rapid, subconscious, emotional decisions in one part of the brain, and then justify (or possibly adjust) those decisions more rationally in another area. Research also shows that we recall information more clearly and easily when it's attached to emotion. "If you want to … [Read more...] about Emotional Stories that Sell: Techniques for Deeply Moving Buyers’ Decisions
[This article is based on the following book: Effective Networking for Professional Success: How to Beat your Competition to New Jobs and Contracts by Rupert Hart, Stirling Books, 1997, 125 pages] We are living in an age of corporate downsizing, and freelance consultants, or self-employed workers are growing by the day. Networking is one skill you need to practice to get … [Read more...] about Effective Networking For Professional Success
Are you fed up working for your boss? Are you doing OK but would like to earn some extra money? Do you never have any money? Do you want to leave the rat race? Are you working flat out for low wages and you just want more? Have you got an expensive wedding coming up? Do you fancy a holiday but haven’t got any disposable income? Are you bored and have nothing to do … [Read more...] about Work From Home Ideas. 463 Ways To Make Money From Home.
The innovation game has changed . . . Companies that don't innovate die. This is one certainty your company faces in a complex world. But how should your company innovate? While the key to successful innovation once lay in the controlled environment of the corporate laboratory, today the widespread distribution of useful knowledge makes such control unfeasible. Competitive … [Read more...] about Open Innovation: How to Create and Profit from Technology
I hate financial statements. Mention the word accounting and my eyes start to glaze over. I love math, numbers and large Excel spreadsheets -- but there's something about accounting that makes my brain shut down. So I turnover anything about financial numbers to my accountant. And apparently, I am not alone in my thinking. For many small business owners, the phrase … [Read more...] about Book Review: Accounting for the Numberphobic