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“User experience is everything. It always has been, but it’s undervalued and underinvested in. If you don’t know user-centered design, study it. Hire people who know it. Obsess over it. Live and breathe it. Get your whole company on board.”
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A Navy SEAL’s Guide to Thriving in Close Quarters, Part 4: Opportunity

A Navy SEAL’s Guide to Thriving in Close Quarters, Part 4: Opportunity

The fourth action in my R.E.M.O.T.E. acronym speaks to the experience of starting and leading companies, especially when you are confronted with uncertainty.

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Remember this: Every uncertainty comes with an equal amount of opportunity. The challenge is shifting our focus from the fear of uncertainty to the realm of opportunity. That can be even more difficult when we feel overwhelmed while reacting to the challenges that uncertainty creates. I get it. I have experienced this firsthand leading SEALs and starting companies. When dealing with uncertainty, the trick is to develop a structure that brings some certainty back into focus. Routine, Engage and Manage are the first three actions of R.E.M.O.T.E. and they help you and your teammates create that structure of certainty.

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The Future of Internships Is Mostly, But Not Entirely, Virtual

The Future of Internships Is Mostly, But Not Entirely, Virtual

May 21, 2020 11 min read Cecelia Nancarrow had gotten all her ducks in a row for a sought-after internship this summer with manufacturing and retail giant Hormel Foods. The 21-year-old Kansas native and incoming senior at Kansas State University — where she studies...

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A Navy SEAL’s Guide to Thriving in Close Quarters, Part 4: Opportunity

The fourth action in my R.E.M.O.T.E. acronym speaks to the experience of starting and leading companies, especially when you are confronted with uncertainty. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! May 29, 2020 5 min read...

The Future of Internships Is Mostly, But Not Entirely, Virtual

May 21, 2020 11 min read Cecelia Nancarrow had gotten all her ducks in a row for a sought-after internship this summer with manufacturing and retail giant Hormel Foods. The 21-year-old Kansas native and incoming senior at Kansas State University — where she studies...

5 Tips for Recognizing a Meaningful Business Opportunity When You See One

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The One Question Every Founder Should Ask Before Rebuilding Their Business

Now is the time for every leader to resist the reflex to preserve the status quo. April 29, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. “How can I rebuild my business as fast as possible?"It’s the one question all founders and CEOs...

How to Make the Most of Your Ambition

It's a powerful and valuable thing. But you have to know how to use it. April 14, 2020 4 min read This story appears in the April 2020 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Why do we keep going?It sounds like a dumb question. Entrepreneurs are programmed for movement —...