Who has the power and authority to define what success is? The reason I am asking this question is because of a recent conversation I had with my best friend. Our mutual friend became the topic of conversation, and I was told that he happens to be making much more money than the two of us. My friend expressed a slight resentment at the fact that him and I are both college graduates who are making less money than our mutual friend who, as far as I know, never saw college in his future.

We face negotiations almost every day. But don't think it's too hard to conduct one successfully. With this article we begin a series of articles on how negotiations should be handled: theory and practice, and step-by-step hints to show you how to negotiate successfully. Here is the first article, with ten basic rules for a successful negotiation.

The contemporary educational model puts great emphasis on developing mathematical skills and logic. However, a person uses several types of intelligence simultaneously while performing even the simplest action. It may be assumed that only visual intelligence could be employed while painting a picture. It is not so! Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence also plays an important role since you have to use it in order to convey your idea with the help of your hand and a brush. The quality of your designs, ideas, and desires directly depends on how well developed is your intrapersonal intelligence. In his book “You're Smarter than You ThinkThomas Armstrong explains how each and every person can hone all facets of his intelligence: from the logical to the philosophical, in order to realize his full potential.

Images alone don’t cut it anymore, so even though adding them to social media can be effective, they may also be buried under trending new stories and selfies and ultimately become irrelevant. Brian Hughes, CEO of Integrity Marketing and Consulting wrote in an article for Entrepreneur that interactive social content is “the key to standing out in this sea of digital clutter.”

The capital of Slovenia – the city that the Slovenes call simply “the capital”, with just 300.000 people – has in the last two years climbed high on the bucket lists of travelers. It is small and easy to get around, but with so many tourists occupying most of the bars along the Ljubljanica River banks and joining the crowds at the best rated Trip Advisor places, where do the locals go?

One of the newest phenomenons in the marketing world is stemmed from the startup scene – The Lean Startup. Back in 2011, Eric Ries, who happens to be a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and a trusted thought leader in the field of technology and the startup boom, argues that the best method of building a successful startup is through an iterative process, called an “agile process.” The premise of this development model is rooted in having a simple and dirty prototype to put out in the market, to test. This basic prototype, called “the minimum viable product” goes through numerous development cycles that are tried and tested by real users. Consumers, known as users in the technology world, provide live feedback through their interactions and data. And through this process of testing, iterating, modifying, pivoting and so on and so forth, emerges a perfect product. This continuous process of “build-measure-learn” is an infinite loop.


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