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The package arrives at the office in a plain brown box. Then, the fun starts. These products from small companies provide an unusual box-opening experience with well-designed packaging. The goal is to use the box itself to improve the product and make you happy, even if you don’t have the resource of Apple or HP. Here’s how these companies did it.

Want your professional or personal life to be different? Here are some easy ways.

What you decide not to do can make a huge difference in your life.

What I've learned after two decades of studying sales and sales technique.

Most leaders try to be the best boss they can but some end up in the hall of shame. Here are nine boss types you should never become.

What separates truly successful entrepreneurs from the rest of the pack? The answers have very little -- if anything -- to do with money.

What's holding you back? Hopefully not one of these all too common excuses.

If these characteristics describe you, you need to change more than just your management style.

Further study of the brain could result in some very different work environments in the decades to come. Here are six futuristic predictions.

Want to make the dads in the office feel special? These gifts items, all available as online orders, will surprise even your senior execs and that nose-to-the-grindstone accountant. Each gift is a product of a small U.S. company, not a mass market chain, so you're also supporting your comrades in the process.

What you don't know can hurt you... unless you use what you learn to make your business even better.

Is there a science to increasing open rate, engagement, and other online goals? Absolutely!

Simple. Easy to try. Easy to incorporate. And very effective.

Come on. Admit it. You use these any chance you get.

See if your perception of the average entrepreneur -- even if you are one -- is miles away from the reality.