Business, Innovation

The One Secret Superpower Most CEOs Lack

“You’re fired!” It’s the trademark catchphrase of Donald Trump, the tycoon-turned-Presidential candidate. I still cringe when I hear that line. His body language when he says it is unmistakeable: “You failed, so you’re a loser.” In Trump’s world he’s always a winner. Missteps are always someone else’s fault. And failure isn’t just

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Business, Growth, Innovation, Startups

4 Mistakes for Startups to Avoid (from a 3-time CEO)

The perils of starting a business are many. Early startups face more challenges today than ever before, and the best way to avoid detrimental mistakes is to learn from those who have tread the path before you. The conception and growth of my three businesses — SaleHoo, Affilorama and Doubledot

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Business, Growth, Innovation

6 Psychological Principles That Influence Reader Loyalty

Frustrating, isn’t it?   You can do everything right and still end up without any readers or customers.   Even with great content and a great product, there’s one other thing you need to consider:   People aren’t always logical.   It seems simple:   Good content + targeted audience

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Business, Innovation

The One Business ‘Sin’ You Should Definitely Break

Many people ask me what the difference is between being a business-person and an entrepreneur. It is a simple question that I thought once had a complicated answer. But as I have relaxed into the freedom of being an entrepreneur I can now simply answer with a single phrase I

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Business, Innovation, Marketing,

The Brave New World of Social Video Broadcasting

You could be forgiven for thinking humanity has reached a new narcissistic low (or high depending on your perspective) in 2015, with that all-encompassing term “social media” conjuring images of banal, self-centred status updates on Facebook, countless “selfies” (probably the most annoying word in the English language at the moment) plastered across personal Instagram

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Business, How Tos, Innovation

How to Wow Your Clients: Are You Providing An Exceptional Experience to Every Customer, Every Time?

Customers come and go, but it’s your long-term clients that are your business’s most valuable assets. To attract these clients, you must provide them with an experience that will make them feel two things:   You value them as a client They value the service your business provides…and your service

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Business, Innovation

Six Easy Apps To Help You Work And Stay Motivated From Anywhere

The most common reaction when I tell people I work from home is their eyes lighting up and saying something akin to, “Wow! That’d be so great! Wake up, work from the couch. The dream!” And, granted, working remotely has plenty of benefits. But it also takes self-motivation and direction.

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Business, Growth, Innovation, Marketing

5 Lessons from Crossfit: How to Build a Cult Following

When you buy into CrossFit, you buy into the culture. The CrossFit brand has built an exceptionally highly engaged, loyal and passionate community, with affiliates across the globe. The appeal of the fast growing sport is partly contributed to its scalability and flexibility (the workout is different each day). While

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Business, Experts, Influencers, Innovation

7 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Differently

There is a popular trend on social media at the moment that talks about us all having the ‘same amount of hours in the day as Oprah and Richard Branson.’ How do some entrepreneurs get so much done in one day? It’s been proven that working longer and harder is

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Business, Innovation

What FIFA Has Taught Us About Bad Leadership

It will be a while before we can all look away from the corruption and scandals that infected FIFA so bad that it needed the resignation of one man to gain a redirection. Football a sport that is meant to propel peace and unity was somehow shamed by the organization

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