Tag: Professional

From an outsider’s perspective, an entrepreneur’s life can seem very glamorous, but it’s actually a lot of hard work. Since the introduction of social media and reality television shows, a window into the world of entrepreneurship has been opened, allowing the everyday dreamer to view a world that hasn’t always been accessible. However, the image of entrepreneurship that we see isn’t a full representation of…

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Few people other than venture capitalists see predatory behavior and toxic narcissism as leadership qualities worth investing in. Many of us are wondering in these glory days of the Kalanicks, Shkrelis and Cagneys how we got here. How did so many mean men get power and maintain it? And how do some of them continue to do so? I researched these questions for my book Mean…

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You might think you’re a great multitasker, but you’re not. There’s no such thing. When I was younger, I, like many young entrepreneurs, prided myself on being a master at multitasking. I thought I needed to be a strong multitasker to optimize efficiency and productivity at every moment. And I thought that everyone who was successful got to where they were by being great multitaskers….

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As the famous late basketball coach John Wooden once put it: “Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.” Maybe those other countries that work shorter hours and take five weeks of holiday a year know something we don’t here in the United States. That’s because numerous research studies have concluded that Americans are overworked and often don’t take the time off allotted them….

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Newcomers often see opportunities veterans miss. However, knowing how to leverage those opportunities is the key. You may not be shocked to learn that the majority of today’s emerging youth population see themselves as entrepreneurs. Instead of seeking that corner office in a large company, they envision creating or curating something and then selling it as a product or service. What’s amazing is — sometimes…

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“Asking if a company has ever had a bad review online is like asking if someone’s ever been on a bad date,” said one president. Here’s the problem, and it happens a lot: Job-seekers find an opening and immediately research the employer. They visit the company website, along with LinkedIn and Glassdoor. And that’s when they spot it: the negative employee review. Bad reviews can…

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Opportunity is not something you wait for, it’s something you work for. Have you ever heard of the businessman who constantly says he’s just waiting for the right opportunity to come along? Waiting to be inspired means potentially waiting until the end of time. I’m not going to do that and you shouldn’t either. Don’t wait for the opportunity go find the opportunity, whether it’s…

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Employees who eat together stay together. So, why not make family-style meals your next workplace initiative? When Sarah Nelson started working at Staylisted, a digital marketing agency in Phoenix, Ariz., she needed a while to adjust. A naturally shy person, she often felt uncomfortable and left out. And these feelings were only magnified when it came to dealing with her boss. “My boss seemed like ….

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Dozens of cities around the nation have everything Silicon Valley does, except the crushing costs. Tech entrepreneurs are the cool kids on the block. Whereas young people once aspired to be rockstars or astronauts, today they dream of being startup founders, flush with venture capital and working out of sleek, open-plan offices in San Francisco’s trendy SoMA district or New York’s bustling Flatiron neighborhood. Every…

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To truly achieve success in business, save the drama for Netflix and choose gratitude and generosity instead. Lies. Cheating. Stealing. All are heralded as the way to millions in the Netflix series Girlboss. Although the network peddles the story of Sophia Amoruso’s climb to the top as a comedy, it should be touted as a modern morality play about being a selfish jerk. Sure, it might sound exciting to boomers, Generation-Xers,…

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