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Surprising Business Lessons from a Hindu Priest-Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
John Bowen

It can feel near impossible sometimes to manage all the responsibilities we have and do so in a way that actually brings us joy. How can we get the mo...

Here's What Startups Can Learn from the Pumpkin Spice Latte Frenzy

Quora | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business

Pumpkin spice latte was a "middle way" among popular and/or unique flavors. This ensured a critical minimum (mass) of audience who became evangelists of the product.

Mistakes Can Be An Entrepreneur's Best Teacher (If You're Ready To Learn)

Nellie Akalp | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

The problem is that just making a mistake isn't enough; it's how you recover and learn from the mistake that makes the difference. And this typically requires behavioral traits and characteristics that don't come naturally to most of us.

Business Lessons I Learned From Medal of Honor Recipients

Ellevate | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women

As we traveled from city to city and across oceans, we spoke about perseverance, leadership, setting goals, gratitude and hard work. I know now that this experience forever changed me as a woman and business owner.

Top 3 Business Lessons From Mayweather-Pacquiao

Greg Portell | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Greg Portell

The latest 'fight of the century' ended as many have before - collective viewer boredom followed by calls for a rematch. Despite its oftentimes unmatched hype, boxing frequently delivers disappointing end products.

5 Lessons I Learned About Business The Hard Way

Paul Scolardi | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Paul Scolardi

How else will you as an entrepreneur identify what is working for your business and what is not?

10 Theater Concepts That Will Help Your Business Thrive

James M. Lynch | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
James M. Lynch

Imagine your efforts as heading for an "opening night"; creating not just applause, but a standing ovation. Cast the right people, give them the right tools and give them constant feedback and you're sure to have a "hit".

Business Lessons From 3 Iconic Movies

Austin Schneider | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

I have long been a fan of movies and the numerous things they have been able to do for people over the past century. They entertain us, they bring us together and they inspire us.

10 Lessons I've Learned About Entrepreneurship

Brandice N. Daniel | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices
Brandice N. Daniel

I started saying that it's taken 7 years for us to see success, but then I found a flaw in that statement. I've actually been successful even during the tough times. It's all about how you define success. For me, I've decided to define success based on daily wins. I've had many of them and I've learned many lesson.

My Love/Hate Relationship With Taylor Swift and Why You Should Follow Her Lead

Jenna Atkinson | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Jenna Atkinson

True, she has her dorky side that can sometimes be a little cringe worthy -- but don't we all? She has faced adversity and millions of critics, but has still come out on top.

How Entrepreneurship Made Me a Better Parent

Sandy Abrams | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Sandy Abrams

The business has taught me so much about life and parenting and it was always a step ahead of my kids so I could apply these business lessons to parenting.

How To Make The World a Better Place: 4 Lessons on Founding a Non-Profit

Christopher Molaro | Posted 10.04.2014 | Small Business
Christopher Molaro

To be sure, there are many ways one can try to change and help their community, big or small. Admittedly, there are more effective and less effectiv...

10 Secrets For Getting Exactly What You Want In Life

Madonna Matta | Posted 09.05.2014 | Teen
Madonna Matta

From anarchist to CEO, Sophia Amoruso can teach you a few things about business. She recently released her new book, #GIRLBOSS, in early May and I finally had the chance to read it.

Learning From Mistakes: Three Lessons to Clear the Path to Success

Zach Overking | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Zach Overking

No one starts out successful. Success is an experiment that comes with plenty of trial and error; it is built as you learn from mistakes along your path to personal and professional development.

What the 2014 World Cup Teaches About Winning Business

Ian Altman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

The group stage match between USA and Portugal was a roller coaster. Naturally, I started seeing parallels between World Cup soccer and the challenges that companies face in growing their businesses.

5 Business Lessons Learned While Biking With a Kindergartener

Trish Morrison | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Trish Morrison

However, when Delilah is with me, the ride is more fun. I get out of my own head. I listen to her sing as she points out things I might not see otherwise. The conversation between the two of us is easy and meaningful.

10 Lessons Learned as a Startup Entrepreneur

Nicole Dash | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Nicole Dash

For me, this experience would not be possible without a strong community or network. With each success I am filled with gratitude and a desire to share what I have learned.

10 Lessons For Lifetime Success From An Accidental Businessman

The Huffington Post | Nicole Edine | Posted 02.26.2014 | Small Business

Georgia firefighter Jeff Lord always wanted to be a musician. When he was 12 years old, he attempted to learn to play the guitar without success -- bu...

Lessons From an Entrepreneur

Juliet Asante | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Juliet Asante

Alas, as the boss, there are lines you do not cross.

All-Star Entrepreneur: 1 on 1 with Sagi Schliesser, Founder of TabTale -- Creator of No. 1 Christmas App for Kids

Nicole Valentine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Small Business
Nicole Valentine

Entrepreneurship is a rite of passage into a league where its players re-imagine the world and innovate. Entrepreneurship is a life style and a life choice. I've had my share of success and my share of moments on the edge.

From Startup to Grownup: 5 Challenges Agencies Face as They Mature

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Small Business
Gregg S. Lipman

I've often equated growing a business to raising a kid (much to my staff's chagrin). At first, she needs your utmost attention -- feed her, nurture her, coddle her. Pookie can't survive without you. Your influence will help shape what she will become.

You Had Me At...

John Friedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
John Friedman

It is important to realize and recognize that just as a sentence (or two) can permanently damage the relationship a subordinate has with their supervisor, the same can be said for the right words at the right time.

Another Lesson From Warren Buffett

Terry Savage | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Terry Savage

Warren Buffett made another $10 billion from the investments he made during the financial crisis of five years ago. How does Buffett do it? And can you learn a lesson for next time?

Risky Business: Management Wisdom Gleaned From 80s Movies

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

In the ten years since I co-founded a brand agency, I've often been asked, "Who or what is your greatest professional influence?" And while I'd love to say something intellectual, the truth is, much of the wisdom I refer to on a daily basis comes from the comedic films of the 1980s.

What Does My Childhood Have to Do With My Leadership?

Shayne Hughes | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Shayne Hughes

Becoming familiar with your childhood unlocks your leadership in a way that no book or how-to tip can. Our greatest potential doesn't hinge on a new skill -- it's in growing our ability to bring our fullest, highest self to every moment, challenge and relationship.