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So How Will You Ever Get Off the Desert Island?
Mentors

So How Will You Ever Get Off the Desert Island?

A business strategist recalls three key business lessons he learned from a mentor whose work had repercussions as far away as the moon.
Daniel Patrick Forrester
Why It Makes Sense to Build a Brand Around a Singular Idea
Focus

Why It Makes Sense to Build a Brand Around a Singular Idea

Staying very focused on what the company does best -- and what makes it different -- allows an organization to refine a product and excel.
Michael Luscher
How to Regroup When You've Lost Your Way
Survival Strategies

How to Regroup When You've Lost Your Way

Should your company falter, here's how you can get it back on track.
Kate Swoboda
Reclaim the Hour and a Half You're Forfeiting to Distractions at Work (Infographic)
Productivity

Reclaim the Hour and a Half You're Forfeiting to Distractions at Work (Infographic)

A full 43 percent of employees are distracted for a sizeable chunk of the workday. Here's what's getting in the way of getting work done.
Kate Taylor
Don't Give Up -- the Fourth Quarter Can Turn the Whole Year Around
Entrepreneur Mindset

Don't Give Up -- the Fourth Quarter Can Turn the Whole Year Around

Much like a rallying football team, one conversation, one phone call, one client or one sale can swing things in your favor.
John Brubaker
The Single Greatest Gift From Creating a Brand-Positioning Statement
Branding

The Single Greatest Gift From Creating a Brand-Positioning Statement

Small-business owners and entrepreneurs should not be fooled into thinking positioning is only for the big brands.
Jim Joseph
5 Simple Low-Tech Hacks for Boosting Your Productivity
Productivity

5 Simple Low-Tech Hacks for Boosting Your Productivity

Follow these techniques for maximizing your efficiency at work and you'll find more things get crossed off the to-do list.
Firas Kittaneh
Entrepreneurs Should Expect to Scrape by on Crumbs Before the Feast
Entrepreneur Mindset

Entrepreneurs Should Expect to Scrape by on Crumbs Before the Feast

You will never do big things until you do small things in a big way.
John Brubaker
With a Little Focus You Can Turn Workplace Distractions to Your Advantage
Productivity

With a Little Focus You Can Turn Workplace Distractions to Your Advantage

People and technology will always tug at your attention. Dealing with it constructively is far more productive than wishing nothing competed for your focus.
Matt Straz
10 Wise Observations From Derek Jeter to Inspire Entrepreneurs
Inspiration

10 Wise Observations From Derek Jeter to Inspire Entrepreneurs

Greatness is being good as a person, not just being good just at what you do.
Jonathan Long
The Work Habits That Will Make You Successful
Habits

The Work Habits That Will Make You Successful

It doesn't matter whether you are just starting out or if you have years of experience. Making sure you have the right attitude and approach is vital.
5 Productivity Tricks From the Pros
Productivity

5 Productivity Tricks From the Pros

Since many entrepreneurs are unwilling (or just can't) cut back on their workload, they need to figure out how to work smarter, not harder. Here are a few tips on getting more done during the day.
Mike Templeman
The Esquire Guy on the Right Way to Miss a Deadline
Esquire Guy

The Esquire Guy on the Right Way to Miss a Deadline

Start by disclosing your failure as soon as you know you've failed.
Ross McCammon