8 traits of successful entrepreneurs: Do you have what it takes?

Starting a business is a lot of work. Anyone who tells you it’s not is either lying or has never actually started one themselves.

How the brain creates the ‘buzz’ that helps ideas spread

How do ideas spread? What messages will go viral on social media, and can this be predicted?

Personal branding: Be aware of your pigeonhole, because it’s hard to switch

Many people aren’t aware that when they begin to make a name for themselves, they are creating a brand… and what’s more, that brand becomes hard to change once it’s become established in people’s minds.

Brunelleschi and the egg

Here’s how the exceptionally persistent, incredibly confident and remarkably talented architect and sculptor Filippo Brunelleschi used his smarts to ultimately win the contract to build the dome on the Duomo in Florence.

Online reviews: Can negative opinions boost sales?

When purchasing items online, reading customer reviews is a convenient way to get a real-world account of other people’s opinions of the product.

Place yourself in the presence of greatness

Just being in the same room as greatness can inspire you to new levels of the possible.

30 major causes of failure

Life’s greatest tragedy consists of men and women who earnestly try, and fail! The tragedy lies in the overwhelmingly large majority of people who fail, as compared to the few who succeed.

10 stupid mistakes the newly self-employed make

This advice is geared towards small business owners, particularly people who are just starting (or about to start) their own business.