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11 Personal Branding Power Tips

11 Personal Branding Power Tips | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

You. Me. Michael Hyatt. Popeye.

Perhaps we don’t have that much in common. Ah, but we do. Personal brands are we. Our agendas may differ—better job, more clients, book sales, or (your goal here)—but we seek the same things: recognition, respect, influence and success.

You, my friend, are a brand. Our agendas may differ—better job, more clients, book sales, or (your goal here)—but we seek the same things: recognition, respect, influence and success. Here are five tips from online leader Michael Hyat and 6 more from me.

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Great article from Barry Feldman. Well written and lots of information.

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Stefano Principato's curator insight, March 23, 2014 3:06 AM

The focus of your blog—and all your content—must be your readers. What are their needs? What are their pains? How can you help?

What can you offer your audience? What will they get from investing their time in your content? Do you offer resources to help people work smarter? Do you offer leadership insights? 

Chris Shern's curator insight, March 23, 2014 6:08 PM

This article is packed with useful tips and guidelines.

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8 productivity hacks for working from home

8 productivity hacks for working from home | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Get your work done even when you're not in your cubicle.

With bomb cyclones, blizzards and polar vortexes attacking cities across the country, many professionals will be working from home this week.

It may seem like working from home is the ideal excuse for breakfast in bed, but it can also mean losing precious work hours. Read more: click image or title.

 

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More of us are #workingfromhome. It does not mean that suddenly you are off the hook. Some discipline is required to keep quality in your work, and even exceed the standards to keep your boss pleased.

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Are You Having Trouble Focusing? These Simple Strategies Will Help

Are You Having Trouble Focusing? These Simple Strategies Will Help | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Start by looking for patterns.

In today’s always-on, information-overloaded world, it can be hard to stay focused throughout the day. How often do you find yourself distracted by inner chatter during meetings? Or how often do you find that emails are pulling you away from more important work?

We’ve surveyed and assessed more than 35,000 leaders from thousands of companies across more than 100 countries, and found that 73% of leaders feel distracted from their current task either “some” or “most” of the time. Read more: click image or title.

 

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#Focus is quintessential in our drive for #success and #accomplishment.

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I Banned my Phone from the Bedroom for Two Weeks. Here’s What Happened.

I Banned my Phone from the Bedroom for Two Weeks. Here’s What Happened. | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

After numerous ill-fated attempts that petered out after a couple of days, I’ve successfully kept my phone out of the bedroom for two weeks straight. ...

...And so I took the plunge. I barred my phone from the bedroom for two weeks straight, and I got a lot more of what I actually wanted from my day. Here’s what happened.

 

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Best practices living with your #smartphone

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, December 16, 2017 9:55 AM

Best practices living with your #smartphone.

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Top 5 Gifts for Men

1. Aphrodisiac Box. 2. An Allergic to Work t-shirt 3..Thug Kitchen Cookbook. 4. Megaphone. 5. Funny socks on Etsy:

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How Startups Should Do Customer Discovery – ThinkGrowth.org

How Startups Should Do Customer Discovery – ThinkGrowth.org | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Teams that build continuous customer discovery into their DNA will become smarter than their investors, and build more successful companies.

It’s been over 4 years since I first blogged about Ashwin. He’s one of my ex-students who wanted to raise a seed round to build an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drones) with a Hyper-spectral camera and... Read more: click image or title.

 

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Perspective in developing new products is of the essence. This article shows that the approach may decide what you manufacture, or not. Delivering what the client needs is what you want to do.

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The Art Of Building A Bold Business

The Art Of Building A Bold Business | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Bold is one of the many words that describe Cyndie Spiegel, a small business coach on a mission to empower one hundred thousand women to build bold businesses by 2020. She shares her tips on inspiration, vulnerability and flexibility when it comes to going big and bold in business. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Not only #startups that grow into #unicorns. There are many more bold businesses.

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5 Ways to Turn Any Crisis Into A Successful Opportunity

5 Ways to Turn Any Crisis Into A Successful Opportunity | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Entrepreneurs face obstacles from the moment they wake up in the morning, whether they’re trying to satisfy investors, struggling to meet payroll, dealing with unexpected complications or delivering a new product to the market. 

Of course, not everyone is cut out for these rough seas. But some individuals stand out as being particularly well-suited for dealing with what investor and advisor Ben Horowitz calls the "hard things"

It's these entrepreneurs who turn what seems to be an unending stream of difficulty into advantage. They emerge from obstacles stronger and more successful.

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The real #entrepreneur turns adversity into advantage.

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Extra! Extra! How To Get Press Coverage For Your Small Business 

Extra! Extra! How To Get Press Coverage For Your Small Business  | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
"Small business owners wear a lot of hats, including the one of Accountant, Customer Service Specialist, and Product Manager. So, they might not always have the time to put on the “marketer’s hat”. While mom-and-pop shops should definitely focus on delivering that amazing small business experience, they shouldn’t forget to market that amazing experience to the outside world." Read more: click image or title.
 
 

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How to go about getting #press coverage? 

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Xinxiang Yulong Textile's curator insight, November 2, 2017 5:44 AM
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Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is more often than not, initially a small business, offering a product, process or service for sale or hire. The people who create these businesses are called entrepreneurs.

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The Four Cringe-Worthy Mistakes Too Many Startups Make with Data

The Four Cringe-Worthy Mistakes Too Many Startups Make with Data | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
HotelTonight's Chief Data and Strategy Officer talks about how startups should set up and mine their data to drive insights that actually make a difference.

If there’s one thing that grinds Amanda Richardson’s gears, it’s fads.

As Chief Data and Strategy Officer for HotelTonight (she was previously their VP Product), she oversees 400 to 500 data events for an app with millions of monthly users. Her team registers hundreds of events from every user session. She’s steeped in the data world and is a keen observer of how other companies are increasingly leveraging data to make decisions. But what she sees are a number of trends and approaches to data that aren’t just lazy, but also ineffective, misleading, and costing companies a ton of opportunity. Read more: click image or title.

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Learn about #Data from an experienced leader.

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Richard Branson Explains Why He's Different From Elon Musk, and What He Looks For When Investing in Startups

Richard Branson Explains Why He's Different From Elon Musk, and What He Looks For When Investing in Startups | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

The Virgin Group found says, "I'd happily invest in a company that ends up failing in order to find a young entrepreneur who will go on to change the world.

Two of my favorite things are taking calculated risks and helping to grow businesses. I've built my career on these pillars with Virgin, but I have always made targeted investments outside the Group, too,...Read more: click image or title.

 

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Great article with Richard #Branson opening up. Excerpted from Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography by Richard Branson

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How to Build a Successful, Effective Landing Page

How to Build a Successful, Effective Landing Page | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Your landing page wasn’t up to par-- or not existent at all?

It’s happened to every marketer. After spending months crafting the perfect marketing campaign, the traction you were hoping for isn’t there. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Your #LandingPage is your first contact and needs to be your best salesman. 

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Non disclosure agreements (NDA) for startup fundraising don’t matter, so don’t ask

Non disclosure agreements (NDA) for startup fundraising don’t matter, so don’t ask | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Non disclosure agreements, NDA, confidentiality agreements or even proprietary information agreement, what are they good for? Well I’ll tell you. ‘Will you sign my NDA?’ is a very frequent question first time founders have. It’s also really bad one. There has been a lot written on this topic. To save you time googling, I’ve put together a pretty definitive blog together. If you are short of time, just read the tl;dr. Or just this:don’t ask for an NDA, no one will sign it and you look dumb. Read more: click image or title.

 

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#NDA: Not a good idea for a #startup. 

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How to Get a Job at a Crypto Startup – AngelList Blog

How to Get a Job at a Crypto Startup – AngelList Blog | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

From startups like Coinbase to protocol creators like Filecoin, cryptocurrency companies are seeing unparalleled investment and growth in recent months. And while many new technologies (e.g. AI, self-driving cars, VR) are being worked on by the largest tech companies, cryptocurrency remains one of the largest non-corporate startup opportunities. Read more: click image or title.

 

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The 9 Deadliest Startup Sins – ThinkGrowth.org

Whether your venture is a new pizza parlor or the hottest new software product, beware: These nine flawed assumptions are toxic. 1.Assuming you know what the customer wants. First and deadliest of..  Read more: click image or title.

 

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Excellent article. #Startups need to be in touch with their customers and find out what it is they need and want.

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Top Google recruiter: Here are the most common resume mistakes that 'drive me nuts'

Top Google recruiter: Here are the most common resume mistakes that 'drive me nuts' | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

A senior Google recruiter explains the importance of having a high-quality resume.

Google looks for four key traits when interviewing candidates: general cognitive ability, leadership, "Googliness" and role-related knowledge.

But to even make it to the interview stage you have to "absolutely nail" your resume, says Lisa Stern Haynes, the global staffing lead and senior recruiter at Google.

In fact, a poorly written resume is the ultimate disqualifier for applicants, she says in a Google Partners podcast. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Great advice. Check before applying for your next job.

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33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.

 

If that sounds like you, how can you increase the respect you get each day at work? It turns out that there are specific habits you can cultivate that allow you to train the people you work with to treat you respectfully each day.

 

Here are 33 of these proven habits that can help, if you're willing to stick with them. Implement a few, take inspiration from the others, and you'll likely see dividends quickly. Read more: click image or title.

 

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#Respect? Treat others with respect.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 7, 2017 5:17 PM

Most of these are small, subtle changes in behavior, but they can have a big impact on how much other people respect you.

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50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

2018 is almost upon us and so it is once again time to predict which startups will take the tech industry by storm next year.

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?

We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and investing philosophies. This includes some of the top VCs in the Valley (Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Bessemer, Greylock Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia). Read more: click image or title.

 

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Very interesting to see what is coming and becoming successful.

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Arianna Huffington says she became truly successful when she quit one common bad habit

Arianna Huffington says she became truly successful when she quit one common bad habit | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Arianna Huffington says believing this bad habit makes you successful is a "complete delusion.

Media mogul Arianna Huffington has been very vocal about the importance of sleep since accidentally overworking herself to the point of exhaustion in 2007.

Critics may point out that she managed to establish a successful media company, the Huffington Post, after years of losing sleep and prior to becoming a champion for wellness and balance. But Huffington says that's not the case.

Contrary to popular belief, she tells CNBC Make It at a Fuel List event hosted by her wellness site Thrive Global, that she truly became successful when she quit working round-the-clock.

 

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Being well rested must be a priority for #startup #entrepreneurs.

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Looking Into the Crystal Ball: 22 Predictions for 2018

Looking Into the Crystal Ball: 22 Predictions for 2018 | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Predicting the future is hardly a precise science, but it's possible to identify macro trends by paying close attention to what's happening in an industry. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Find what #trends are influencing our world.

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​Your industry will be disrupted (again) in three years

​Your industry will be disrupted (again) in three years | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Whatever industry you’re in, a rethink will be due soon, says SAS’ Evan Stubbs. And that goes for the forty year old analytics company too. Read more: click image or title.

 

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#Technology, #AI, #robotics, #IoT, all are part of the exponential changing spiral we're experiencing now. 

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Watch a hacker take control of a robot vacuum cleaner to spy on its Owner

Watch a hacker take control of a robot vacuum cleaner to spy on its Owner | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Experts from cyber firm Check Point, who dubbed the flaws "HomeHack", were able to use the flaws to take control of LG user accounts which, by extension, gave them access.

 

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New challenges in the #tech world, #IOT and #Robotics

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11 Places to Learn Leadership Skills That Will Make You a More Confident Leader Without Costing You…

11 Places to Learn Leadership Skills That Will Make You a More Confident Leader Without Costing You… | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Most people fall into two camps: natural born leaders and the rest of us

.While some people were gifted with the charisma and confidence required to make leading others a breeze, everyone else has to cultivate these skills through time, dedication, and hard work.

But, signing up for long classes that focus on leadership isn’t ideal for many, especially if you are focused on building or running a business. Plus, the financial investment required for some courses can leave such training out of reach if you’re fighting with a limited budget.

Does that mean you have to put aside your dreams of being the simmering unicorn of leadership wisdom your team needs to succeed? Well, of course not. There are plenty of free resources that can help you increase your competency, often on your own schedule.

These classes let you access high-quality educational resources (some are even from leading universities) without asking for a dime. Here are 11 places that will help you increase your skill level on a rocket-like trajectory. Read more: click image or title.

 

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What One CEO Did When 45 of Her Employees Quit

What One CEO Did When 45 of Her Employees Quit | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Kristen Hadeed, entrepreneur and CEO of Student Maid, shares her biggest screw-ups from her early years and how they shaped her into the leader she is today.

If you're tired of reading cliché "fail forward" or "failing is succeeding" stories, you're in luck. This isn't one of those.  

This is about the mistakes--big ones--that my professional speaker colleague Kristen Hadeed, entrepreneur and CEO of Student Maid, made over her last 10 years in business. She recently gathered these experiences into her book, Permission to Screw Up. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Learning from #failure, there is a strategy for it.

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The Rock Test: A Hack for Men Who Don’t Want To Be Accused of Sexual Harassment

The Rock Test: A Hack for Men Who Don’t Want To Be Accused of Sexual Harassment | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Are you a man confused on how to treat the women you work with? Do you feel like if you can’t say or do *anything* you don’t know what to say or do at all? Well stress no more! This life hack will have you treating women like people in no time. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Dealing with women in business... here's a little 'hack'.

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5 Scientifically-Proven Tips That Prevent Dementia - Blue Zones

5 Scientifically-Proven Tips That Prevent Dementia - Blue Zones | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and there are more than 5 million people currently suffer from the mental disintegration caused by Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The number of people affected by the disease is expected to triple by 2050 and costs are projected to be more than $380 billion …

 

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And, as the picture suggests, listen to and/or play music. 

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Mark Kaylor's curator insight, October 2, 2017 12:50 PM
Walking about 5 miles per week increases brain volume, and correlates well with prevention of AD and other forms of dementia.