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4 Types of Apps That Never Succeed

If you're launching an app-based business, stay clear of these problems that will sink your startup.

Are You Getting Your Money's Worth From Disagreements?

Consider how to truly listen to another colleague. You'll arrive at better discussions, decisions and results.

Where Does Innovation Come From?

A lot of people tell you they can provide innovation. Hogwash. It's all about you.

4 Tests You Must Pass to Win My Money

For an investor to bet on your startup, create a compelling case about your company's capabilities.

Great CEOs Deal With 'Elephants' First

It's easier and more pleasant to deal only with the positive, fun stuff. But leaders should tackle the tough problems and critical conflicts.

Conquer Stress and Master Sleep for a Richer Life

The magic ingredient of shut-eye comes free. Yet it eludes many adults. Find out how to reclaim it for top performance.

Richard Branson's Guide to Finding a Mentor

Every entrepreneur needs one.

Defining Problems: The Most Important Business Skill You've Never Been Taught

Fundamental critical thinking is essential in business, and life, but is seldom seen on a college curriculum. Happily, it's something you can figure out.

3 Hard Choices That Can Boost Your Odds of Startup Success

When juggling all the risks, some entrepreneurs manage to come up winners. But it's not an easy game.

To Solve Big Problems, Assume Everything Is Wrong and Ask Dumb Questions

Rather than play the game you're expected to play, play a new one.

4 Tests to Tell If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur

Have you met these conditions and do you exhibit the drive to start a venture of your own?

Work Experience, Be Damned: Here's How to Hire the Best Problem Solvers (Infographic)

Throwing curveballs during job interviews can help weed out candidates who possess valuable critical thinking skills.

3 Ways to Stay Motivated

When things get tough, look to these three tips.

How to Solve Big Problems: Start Small

Lessons learned from cancer scientists about how to solve large, complex issues.

Don't Fire These 3 Rotten Customers, Profit From Them

Deciding not to deal with certain people is like leaving money on the table. How's how to deal with these clients sure to give you a headache.

Spanx Aims to Get More Closet Real Estate with New Denim Line

The beloved shapewear company expands with a collection of skinny jeans.

How Would You Handle These 7 Situations? Would You Pass the 'Diaper Test'?

There are many moral and ethical questions business owners face on a regular basis. Is there a right way to do things?

The 5 Questions That Will Close the Deal

How asking ‘why' can help you lock up the sale.

If You Want a Better Outcome, Take Better Actions

There's only so much you can control, but it's how you act that usually determines your circumstances.

There Is No Magic Formula for Small-Business Success -- Only This

It takes hard work to get the best team players engaged in the right tasks and to resolve the inevitable conflicts.

Facing Startup Uncertainty? Try 2 Different Ways to Plan for the Future.

New business owners often rely on prediction or creation logic -- and sometimes use both.

Want to Solve Problems More Efficiently? Do This.

Learning how to program gives your brain more tools and can change the way you think.

3 Things Video Games Can Teach You About Being a Better Business Leader

In this video, tech expert Veronica Belmont shares some important business takeaways from the world of gaming.

13 Growth Hacks From Some of the World's Most Successful Tech Entrepreneurs

Why reinvent the wheel when you can take what's worked for others and apply those principles directly to your business?

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