30 Most Influential Entrepreneurs Of All Time

At some point, most entrepreneurs have said to themselves they want to be like one of people in this list, “I want to be the next Richard Branson”. We define them as success and role models for who we want to be, this post is to give credit to these amazing entrepreneurs. One thing that most of these people have in common is the fact that they all worked really hard and in the end, they were really well rewarded for that. The list is in no particular order, we all have our own opinions on who should be top dog, such as Richard Branson who inspired me the most to start my business.

Do You Have Role Models? You Should

If you aspire to be a great business person, you should consider finding some great role models to emulate. The more we study truly outstanding leaders, the better our own performance usually gets. But most entrepreneurs have no role models at all - and therefore they often are unable to inspire themselves to greatness.

The 48 laws of power in business and marketing – An Interview with Robert Greene

Robert Greene is the author of several books on pyscology and strategy including “The 48 Laws of Power”, “Mastery”, “The 50th Law”, “The Art of Seduction” and “The 33 Strategies of War”. In this interview I ask Robert how we can apply some of these strategies in business, marketing and our personal life too.

How to make ideas stick forever

6 principles for making ideas stick…with real life examples.

48 Laws of Power Author - Why Robert Greene isn't who you think

One would be forgiven for thinking that Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, the international bestseller on how to shin up the greasy pole, must be an arrogant megalomaniac living behind security gates in one of Los Angeles’s smartest neighbourhoods. So I am surprised to be greeted by an affable bespectacled man, wearing slightly crumpled clothes, at the door of his Spanish-style bungalow off a busy street in Los Feliz, a bohemian area on LA’s west side.

How to master 'The 48 Laws of Power'

At 7 feet tall and 285 pounds, Bynum is the starting center for the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. He hurls his Mack-Truck-like shoulders against some of the biggest and baddest men on the planet every game night. Bynum recently came across a book that was as ruthless as anyone he's encountered in the NBA. "At first, I was shocked," he says. "I thought it was cutthroat."

48 Laws Of Film: The Ultimate Guide To “Power” In The Film Industry

This is a good bunch of information about power in the movie making industry. The page is salesy but there's good stuff- worth getting film-making-specific interpretations of Robert Greene's 48 Laws of Success

Don't Believe the Multi-tasking Hype: Train Your Brain to Focus Better

By now, everyone knows that mindfulness meditation is good for you—but what's still surprising scientists is just how quickly it works. Ten minutes of meditation won't make you a better mutlitasker—there's no such thing, as psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman explains—but it will make you more adept at switching tasks and returning to a deep level of concentration more quickly after a distraction. Every time you practice meditation, you’re strengthening the neural circuitry for focus and training your brain away from mind-wandering.

3 Reasons Big Data needs Big Intuition

Big data requires intuition. Here are three key reasons why…

Leadership: “It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear” – Frank Luntz

If you are in the business of persuasion (and if you aren’t, you are not really in business), you MUST read this book. If your politics lean more leftward, don’t let it stop you. Luntz is a master and he lets us in on his many secrets here.

What Luntz writes about so knowledgeably is that to persuade, a number of linguistic issues must be considered. He mentions 10 “musts,” but I’m going to focus on the four that I think are the most important.