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    1. How We Used Media Hype to Raise $750k Before We Even Had a Product

      How We Used Media Hype to Raise $750k Before We Even Had a Product

      My answer: Hype The complete answer is a bit more complicated than that, but, in simple terms, that is the honest truth. Later in the interview I mentioned to Andrew that I was a "press whore". After watching the interview back, I think a more accurate term would be "press addict". My name is Dana Severson and I'm addicted to media attention. For anyone that's had a taste of media attention, either personally or professionally, you can probably understand the appeal.

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    2. How to Find, Hire, and Keep a Great Developer

      How to Find, Hire, and Keep a Great Developer

      How do you hire a great developer? Do you check out the classifieds or turn to online freelance marketplaces? Perhaps you think it's best to hire a professional recruiter, or consult colleagues with more experience? We've covered the topic of hiring web developers in the past, but anyone who has recently tried to hire (and keep) skilled developers knows that this is a really tough issue to solve, with the demand for talent far outweighing the supply.

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    3. 3 Ways to Maximize the Benefits of Your Vacation

      3 Ways to Maximize the Benefits of Your Vacation

      Taking vacation is often good for your business. It can improve your performance and build your employees'confidence. New York Magazine recently reported on the science behind preserving the good vibes from your recent vacation long after the ice in your margarita melts and the sunburn on your shoulders fades away. To get the very most out of your precious time off, draw out the anticipation on the front end. Excitement boosts morale and gives us something to work toward.

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    4. Inspirational Lessons From the Failures of 4 Great Leaders

      Inspirational Lessons From the Failures of 4 Great Leaders

      Failure is a necessary experience if you want to eventually be successful. That may seem like an illogical statement, since failure and success are generally considered complete opposites. However, the experience of failure is both enlightening and motivating as long as you view it with the right perspective; learning from your mistakes and working harder to achieve your goals are both important ingredients in finding success.

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    5. Do You Need a 'Workover'? 3 Steps to Starting a New Career

      Do You Need a 'Workover'? 3 Steps to Starting a New Career

      If you follow this column, recently you read about my new series on your "workover. " If you missed it, a workover is a work-makeover--a transformation into a new and improved "you" that will lead to more confidence, a better reaction from others, and better success. You can find the entire article here. The idea came from an experience I had with a recent client.

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    6. What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do

      What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do

      It's five o'clock on Friday afternoon and I have decided to fire my lead developer on a mission critical project. I plan to replace him with a contractor that has been working on the same project for several months. As I complete the developer's exit interview, I find out the contractor committed a fire-able offense that same afternoon and I let him go too. This is just one of many times in my career that I felt like I didn't know what to do.

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    7. Keynote Speaker Spills the Beans: 12 Secrets of Successful Public Speaking

      Keynote Speaker Spills the Beans: 12 Secrets of Successful Public Speaking

      I'm a professional keynote speaker, speaking 25-35 times a year across the U.S. and around the world. My subjects are the same subjects I write about in Inc and in my books and on which I'm also a professional consultant: customer service, the customer experience, company culture, millennials as customers. Here are 12 or so secrets for having a successful career as a professional keynote speaker. At least, this is what works for me.

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      Mentions: Inc
    8. Skip Being A Millionaire. Here's How To Become A Billionaire

      Skip Being A Millionaire. Here's How To Become A Billionaire

      Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. Deep in your heart, you know that being a millionaire is likely dull. If you already are one, you know that with some force. You still don't have a 100-foot yacht. You still don't have a stable full of Ferraris. Frankly, you can barely afford a stable.

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    9. How (and Why) We Rebranded Our Company

      How (and Why) We Rebranded Our Company

      Try a thought experiment with me. Let's say you had to changed your name in six months. No, not your company name--we'll get to that soon--I mean your actual birth name. How would you prepare yourself, your family, strangers and government agencies for the unveiling of the new you? How would you pick a name? How would you explain why you changed your name? And how would you react to people not liking the new name?

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    10. How the Greek Crisis Affects Your Business in Two Very Significant Ways

      How the Greek Crisis Affects Your Business in Two Very Significant Ways

      There's something else going on here. Something much more ominous for you, the American business owner and manager. If you're running a pizza shop in Chicago the Greek crisis impacts you in a much, much more powerful way. Two ways, in fact. The first is about contracts. When it adopted the Euro in 2001 the Greek government entered into a contract. It promised to abide by certain rules to maintain reserves and a stable budget. And the government broke those promises.

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    11. 6 Famous Companies That Launched In Summer (So Don’t Take Time Off)

      6 Famous Companies That Launched In Summer (So Don’t Take Time Off)

      There's something about seasonal affective disorder -- an affliction I happen to be cursed with. It teaches you how much more clearly you think when the sun dominates and the clouds only get mad once in a while by ranting a little thunder and lightning. I'd like to prove to you that summer is the perfect time to start a business. And not just any sort of business, but a business that makes people happy. The proof isn't merely in these six companies that were begun in the sun.

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      Mentions: California Google HBO
    12. Unlock Your Success With This One Simple Exercise

      Unlock Your Success With This One Simple Exercise

      You know how it feels when you're climbing up a hill, and that hill is you? Me, too. International researchers are pointing to a surprisingly quick fix that can create lasting change and significant results. It's not therapy--which is a $15B industry, growing at twice the United States' GDP. It's not a sabbatical. It's not saying no more often. Nor does it require committing to a new discipline like meditation or yoga.

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      Mentions: South
    13. Peter Thiel Wants You to Get Angry About Death

      Peter Thiel Wants You to Get Angry About Death

      If a new technology is developed in the next few years that radically extends the life expectancy of human beings, odds are good that it will come out of a company backed by Peter Thiel. In the new issue of INC., I talked to the billionaire venture capitalist about why he's been putting so much of his time and money into biotech startups, particularly those focused on health and human biology.

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    14. 7 Tips to Reenergize the Tired Organization

      7 Tips to Reenergize the Tired Organization

      What do you do when you think that your business is losing steam? You've been successful. You and your team have advanced it from its humble beginnings to a point of profitability where the desire to grow any further is waning. Your staff is tired and the ideas needed to extend it any further are lack-luster and difficult to develop. This scenario is not uncommon. Businesses often grow past a management team's abilities to continue to drive profitable growth.

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    15. 7 Common but Stupid Workplace Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

      7 Common but Stupid Workplace Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

      Not all mistakes are bad. In fact, we often learn more from failure than we do from success. There's really nothing wrong with making mistakes as long as you are prepared to deal with the consequences. A life with no mistakes most likely is a life poorly lived. You must risk in order to gain reward. That said, not all mistakes are equal. Some are useful and instructive, and made in the service of personal growth. Others are stupid, avoidable, and prevent us from getting where we want to go.

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    16. Is Your Business at Risk of Being Left Behind by Your Fast Growing Customers?

      Is Your Business at Risk of Being Left Behind by Your Fast Growing Customers?

      There is an old saying that if a business isn't growing it's dying. I believe this to be true. There are many ways to measure growth, it's not always just about turnover. It can be about expertise, technology, skills and capability. When dealing in the business to business space, if you have clients that are growing rapidly, you have to keep up with them or face the risk of losing them forever. I have certainly experienced this in the past.

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    17. Two Teenage Dropouts With $3,000 and No Business Training Could Be Building the Next Apple

      Two Teenage Dropouts With $3,000 and No Business Training Could Be Building the Next Apple

      Josiah Humphrey's parents moved from New Zealand to Australia, where he quit high school to go into business. He met Appster co-founder Mark McDonald, in an online technology forum when they were 13. As the youngest contributors, they grew close very quickly. Mark, a native Australian, quit his freshman year of college, and the two of them co-founded Appster.

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      Mentions: New York India IBM
    18. 6 Secrets to a Successful Facebook Campaign

      6 Secrets to a Successful Facebook Campaign

      Facebook now has 1.44 million monthly active users and considering the world population is around 7 billion, the numbers indicate 20 percent of the people on the planet use the social network, making it a behemoth of a marketing medium. But running a successful Facebook campaign isn't a slam dunk if you don't know what you're doing.

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    19. 6 Life Changing Decisions Successful and Happy People Make

      6 Life Changing Decisions Successful and Happy People Make

      While luck certainly plays a part, success is usually the result of making a number of smart choices. And so is happiness. Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful self-employed careers. (His online courses Launching a Business While Working and Writing a Winning Freelance Proposal can teach you how to start and grow your own business while working a full-time job.

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    20. Why Usher Partnered With This Fast-Growing School Supplies Startup

      Why Usher Partnered With This Fast-Growing School Supplies Startup

      Usher is saying "Yeah! " once again. This time, though, he's giving thumbs up to a fast-growing school supplies company called Yoobi. The Los Angeles-based company donates a portion of its products to schools and has brought in over $20 million in revenue between June 2013 and June 2014, CEO Ido Leffler tells Inc. exclusively. "I partnered with Yoobi because I strongly believe that education is the most important part of a child's life and the best gift you can give," Usher tells Inc. by email.

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      Mentions: China
    21. The Social Commerce Revolution is Upon Us

      The Social Commerce Revolution is Upon Us

      If you're an ecommerce business or have a service you're trying to market, it goes without saying that you'll want your audience to have every possible opportunity to make a sale. In the past social media was all about connecting with this audience, then trying to drive them to your website, and then trying to make a sale, but recently more and more social networks are cutting out the middle man.

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    22. Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Joins Board of SurveyMonkey

      Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Joins Board of SurveyMonkey

      Facebook Inc's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is taking a seat on the board of SurveyMonkey, the online polling company that was run by her late husband, Dave Goldberg. SurveyMonkey, a privately held company valued at $2 billion, also appointed to its board David Ebersman, the chief executive officer of behavioral health company Lyra Health and the former chief financial officer of Facebook. Ebersman shepherded Facebook through its 2012 initial public offering.

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