15 Qualities of Smart Business People

What exactly is "smart"? Being smart is more than having a high IQ. It has been proven time and again that IQ is fixed. The way we learn at 15 is the same way we learn at 50. To be smart one has to bring more to the table than intelligence alone. At the core of smart people is an acute and ever expanding self-awareness. Smart people tend to be quick and prompt, mentally ready, shrewd, clever, effective, neat or trim in their appearance, socially elegant, sophisticated, current and charismatic.

Who Is Your Entrepreneurial Role Model?

Small-business owners often look up to other entrepreneurs who "made it" or those who have continued to run successful smaller operations. With this issue in mind, we asked The Experts: Who is your entrepreneurial role model?

Who Are Your Role Models?

The Huffington Post asked their small business Board of Directors — no doubt, role models for many an aspiring entrepreneur themselves — who they turn to. Perhaps not surprisingly, a number of them consider fellow member Richard Branson their entrepreneurial rock star. Which begs the question, who does Sir Richard look up to?

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.

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.