Does Xi Jinping really want to be Chinese president for life?

    It’s been a momentous month in Chinese politics, but the move to abolish the presidential term limit has overshadowed all else. It took just two weeks – from the time it was announced to the near unanimous endorsement by the legislature – to make the most drastic revision to the state constitution since it was […]

    Five Entrepreneurs Who Pivoted Their Way To Success

    When a change of direction is the best route forward/Photo credit:Shutterstock Having to admit that you got your original business model or product wrong can be a humbling experience for any entrepreneur, but the ability to respond by pivoting and making radical changes mid-stream could be crucial factor to their future success. In 2015 Lenka Lutonska, a […]

  • Branded Podcasts Are The Ads People Actually Want To Listen To

    Brands aren’t just blanketing podcasts with discount codes—they’re taking over entire podcast series in the hopes of turning avid listeners into buyers. [Photo: Rawpixel] BY MELISSA LOCKER6 MINUTE READ Podcasts are becoming big business not only for creators, but for advertisers. Podcast advertising is on track to hit more than $220 million in 2017, up 85% from 2016. And now […]


    Brands spend a ton of resources researching what motivates their current and potential consumers to buy products and services. In fact, billions go into this process each year to determine why we grab Dove soap off the shelves as opposed to Irish Spring, or why we might fancy the Toyota Rav4 over the Chevy Equinox. […]

    Motivation is not just magic; start to look within

    Motivation is not just magic. It does not come in a bottle. Rather it should come from within. You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making. The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from […]

    20 Ways to Kick Start Your Motivation Beginning Today

    Raise your hand if you are motivated all the time? Wish it was so. But not realistic, right? The biggest challenge we face as small business owner’s is staying motivated, interested, on track and engaged, especially when we go through dry patches, interruptions and change. These cycles are a normal part of the human experience. We simply are […]