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10 Surprisingly Useful Business Tips From a Parody Twitter Account Want to your kick management skills into warp speed? Here are some great business tips, courtesy of the wacky world of Twitter.

By Jason Fell

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If you were alive in the late 1980s and mid 1990s, you might remember Jean-Luc Picard. Played by actor Patrick Stewart, Picard was captain of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series, as well as several movies. What you might not know is that the guy has some pretty sage business advice.

Let me explain.

Last night, I sat on my couch watching 2013's Star Trek: Into Darkness. Kind of lame, I know. I know. But for a nerd like me, it was a pretty decent flick.

It got me thinking about Picard and "The Next Generation" and how that show was, well, always a little too geeky even for my tastes. But then I took to Twitter and thought, heck, I'm gonna search for Jean-Luc Picard and see what turns up. That's when I found @PicardTips.

I don't ususally think twice about most Twitter parody accounts but this one had me reading. And reading. Whoever manages this one shares some surprisingly useful tips on management -- all presumably gleaned from Picard's role as captain on Star Trek.

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After scanning his feed, I've collected 10 of @PicardTips' best nuggets of advice. They're good reminders even for the most serious business person.

Here they are in no particular order:

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Jason Fell

VP, Native Content

Jason Fell is the VP of Native Content, managing the Entrepreneur Partner Studio, which creates dynamic and compelling content for our partners. He previously served as Entrepreneur.com's managing editor and as the technology editor prior to that.

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