best blogsIn addition to our Sunday App of the Week feature, we also summarize some of our favorite B2B sales & marketing posts from around the Web each week.  We’ll miss a ton of great stuff, so if you found something you think is worth sharing please add it to the comments below.

In the meantime, here’s some of what we’re reading:

Boost Your Creativity: 9 Surprising Ways to Generate New Ideas

There really is a science to being your most creative. Did you know the more dopamine your brain has the more creative you will be? Sarah Winfrey shares great tips everyone can use to best use brain power to generate fresh ideas.

3 Digital Marketing Tips Every Brand Should Know for the New Year

Target moments, not impressions. Brian Wong gives specific examples here. Interesting stuff!

Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

If your new year’s resolutions have already fizzled out, or if you just want a powerful message on successful achievement, read this book excerpt from No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs by Dan Kennedy. Awareness, decision, and action are the three steps to self-discipline outlined in this interesting article.

Your Brand Is Meant to Answer a Question

Chris Brogan gives great insight on the concept of branding here.

Quick Summaries of 5 Marketing Books You Should’ve Already Read

So many books, so little time. HubSpot’s Shannon Johnson gives the quick scoop on books that you probably won’t get to but should keep on your list anyway.

7 Tests for Your Value Proposition

You want your value proposition to compel your dream client to take action? Here are seven questions you need to ask and answer to test the potency and effectiveness of your value proposition. Posted by S. Anthony Iannarino

Storytelling 101

Simply put, You either get remembered or forgotten. Barry Feldman‘s tips on how to make compelling content by telling stories are both inspiring and informative.

20 Top Experts Share 24 Trends Transforming Sales in 2014

Posted by HubSpot, here is a collection of predictions from 20 sales experts. What will traditional sales tactics will be replaced with? Read their predictions here.

3 Mistakes CMO’s Make at Sales Kick-off

Knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing what to do.  Vince Koehler from Sales Benchmark Index explains here.

8 Things Technology Will Never Replace

Most of our new business strategies for 2014 involve technology, which is probably a good thing. Still, there are just some things technology will never replace as listed in this humorous blog post.