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People Who Buy ______ Are Stupid

By Nick Papple | 04/12/2016

You should sell the benefits not the features. How many of you have heard this before? A show of hands. Today I’m going to show you the difference between a good salesman and a great one. Hint: Great salesmen sell more than just the benefits. A column I enjoy reading every week is…


3 Biggest Mistakes You’ll Make in Business

By Craig Ballantyne | 04/11/2016

Early in the Easter story, just before he is betrayed by Judas, Jesus says to Peter in the Garden of Gethsemane,“You will deny me three times before the cock crows.”Peter shakes his head. “Never, my Lord.” But sure enough, after Jesus goes off in the darkness to pray, Peter is…


The TRUTH About Live Videos (Hint — they’re not as great as you probably think)

By Nick Papple | 04/8/2016

When Ernest Hemingway was 30 years old he was lauded as the best American author to emerge from World War I. Hemingway wrote A Farewell to Arms that year  — a book The Washington Times called, “a towering ornament of American literature.” I’m currently rereading A Farewell to Arms — The Hemingway Library Edition — and…


Tesla had a rowdy night…

By Nick Papple | 04/1/2016

What happens when you invite a small group of your closest friends to LA to show off your new ride? (source: TechCrunch) Elon Musk: “The range will be an EPA rating of at least 215 miles [per charge].” Audience: *Applause* “Wow! Go, Elon!” “Yeah, Elon!” Last night, Elon Musk unveiled…


You Know Your Product Is Intuitive When

By Nick Papple | 03/28/2016

True or false? Palmer Luckey has never used an Oculus Rift. Richard Branson has never flown Virgin Atlantic business-class. Both those statements are false. However, Palmer Luckey and Richard Branson would tell you they’re true. Here’s why: Good service providers regularly put themselves in their customer’s shoes. In Richard Branson’s…


Good CEOs Do Just 3 Things

By Mitchell Harper | 03/23/2016

Fred Wilson’s now classic post What a CEO Does, argues that a CEO really only needs to do three things: Sets the overall vision and strategy of the company and communicates it to all stakeholders. Recruits, hires, and retains the very best talent for the company. Makes sure there is always…


The Double Your Sales Trick

By Craig Ballantyne | 03/21/2016

In January of 2013, I released a new fitness video program. It was a big success, and yet something inside me said, “You have NOT gotten every interested prospect from your list.” With that mindset, I re-launched the same product to my audience just four weeks later. The second launch brought…


The Perfect Storm for Making More Money

By Mary Ellen Tribby | 03/15/2016

I recently saw a quote by Abraham-Hicks that read: “It’s as easy to create a castle as a button. It’s a just matter of whether you’re focused on a castle or a button.” What that means to me is you can do anything once you put your mind to it…


Three Trends to Watch for Over the Next 50 Years

By James Altucher | 03/11/2016

I’m not a big believer in the future. I mean, it will exist — we know that. But that’s about it. CXO Advisory Group analyzed the predictions of hundreds of pundits. Are the talking heads on TV right or wrong? You know, the ones who say Ebola will end the world,…


How to Find 1 or 1000 Mentors

By James Altucher | 02/23/2016

I woke up this morning totally lost. Like every day. “Where am I?” For the smallest of seconds, I’m a stranger in my own body. In my own life. And then the whole history of life swoops down and I’m like, “ugh!” The daily search for answers starts. Daily, never…


How to Know When It’s Time to Let Go of Your Business

By Jonathan Fields | 02/16/2016

It was a conversation I’d had before, and I will have again. Look, she said, I’ve been at this for five years. I’ve developed programs and products. I’ve built a brand. I’ve paid people to help me build it. I have a serious community. I’ve written more than 100,000 words…


The Man Who Gave Me the Shortcut to Success

By Craig Ballantyne | 02/12/2016

Ten years ago my life changed for the better. I was a young personal trainer working nearly twelve hours a day while also trying to build an online business. Back then I could sense there was something bigger and better waiting for me, something more than just handing towels and dumbbells…