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Did You Know a Company's Logo Influences Purchase Decisions?

Square? Circular? Geometric? Organic? These elements actually communicate different things

Your company’s logo is the visual figurehead of your brand, so it’s important to get it right. Whether intentional or not, every detail of your logo will influence people who see it. That's why nothing should be arbitrary.In fact, it’s in your best interest to make sure ...

by Katie Lundin  | September 21, 2018 12:00:00
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Do Psychopaths Make Better Entrepreneurs?

One researcher found that one in 25 CEOs studied exhibited enough signature traits to qualify as a psychopath

The arrest last week of the California man police believe is the "Golden State Killer" reminded me that pop culture has done an abysmal job of showing us what psychopaths are really like.Psychopaths aren’t all bloodthirsty serial killers, nor are they inherently ...

by Jayson Demers  | April 30, 2018 02:00:00
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11 Surprising Things You Should Know About Personality

Even things like how you hang your toilet paper or the way you use Facebook can say a lot about you

Your personality says a lot about you -- it’s what makes you you. However, your personality is more influential than you think. Things such as how you hang your toilet paper or the way you use Facebook can say a lot about who you are.In one study, ...

by Rose Leadem  | April 07, 2018 02:00:00
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5 Psychological Burdens of Being an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is incredibly lonely. What are you doing to deal with this?

Entrepreneurship is frequently portrayed as exciting, amusing or even lavish (especially after a company has become successful), but the truth is, there’s a dark side to entrepreneurship that isn’t frequently publicized.Most entrepreneurs in the public eye are ones who have become very successful, ...

by Jayson Demers  | May 07, 2017 08:00:00
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The More You're on Social Media, the More Isolated You Feel, Study Says

Maybe it's time to take a social media break?

Facebook and other social media services are all about connecting people, but new research suggests they may be having the opposite effect.The more time young adults spend on social media, the more likely they are to feel isolated, a report from scientists ...

by Angela Moscaritolo  | March 10, 2017 01:00:00
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How Jealousy Could Put a Dent in Your Bank Account

A new study says that the feeling makes people more likely to buy attention-getting items

Jealousy is never a good look on anyone, but according to a recent study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, giving into the green-eyed monster can actually affect your shopping habits.Researchers Xun Huang, Ping Dong and Robert S. Wyer found that “jealousy increases ...

by Nina Zipkin  | January 26, 2017 12:00:00
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The 10 best skills to learn online today

Further your career with crucial skills you can learn sitting right at your computer

Technological creep and advancement are pushing society towards a world of automation and convenience. Our days as hunters are long behind us, replaced with today's proverbial rat race where society's entrepreneurial pursuits and necessity to succeed have become top priorities for us. While we no longer face the ...

by R.L. Adams  | November 17, 2016 04:00:00
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The psychology of color in marketing and branding

Be sure to recognize that colors only come into play when they can be used to match a brand's desired personality.

The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting—and most controversial—aspects of marketing.The reason: Most of today's conversations on colors and persuasion consist of hunches, anecdotal evidence, and advertisers blowing smoke about "colors and the mind."To ...

by Gregory Ciotti  | July 12, 2016 09:00:00
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Do older or younger siblings make better entrepreneurs?

The only one stopping you is you.

I recently got a request to create a video that answers the question, “Who makes better entrepreneurs—younger or older siblings?”A lot of people have said things to me like, “I haven’t made it because I’m a younger sibling, and the older sibling ...

by Entrepreneur US Network  | June 01, 2016 01:00:00
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How to ask for a favor

Favor requests aren't hassles. The way we introduce the request is often the hassle.

Hey there. Nice shirt. Listen, I don't normally do this, but I was wondering: Could you maybe do me a favor and read this story?No?Hang on, let me rework that. I’d like to ask you for a favor. I’m hoping you’ll read this ...

by Ross McCammon  | March 19, 2016 03:00:00
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5 ways to stop making bad business decisions

Know some psychological dispositions that influence our decisions without our knowing.

One of the biggest contributors to a business’s success is the entrepreneur’s ability to make good decisions. What makes a “good” decision does not necessitate a guaranteed better payoff, but it does increase your odds of success to a significant degree. For example, ...

by Anna Johansson  | March 09, 2016 04:00:00
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8 keys to finding your inner happiness

Because in the end, it's your decisions, not anyone else's, that will lead you to happiness.

Happiness: It’s a simple word that we all desire. And it's something I was flush with just last week, despite a total travel nightmare.Related: 3 strategies for hacking happinessI'm thinking of my experience on one of the worst travel days of my life. ...

by Jonathan Long  | February 27, 2016 07:00:00
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18 signs that you are emotionally intelligent

EQ is a critical factor that sets star performers from the rest.

Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence (EQ) as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that 90% of top performers have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ...

by Travis Bradberry  | January 29, 2016 08:00:00