Aatik Tasneem

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Amazon CEO and world’s richest man Jeff Bezos avoids a common, time-wasting daily habit

<b>• As the CEO of Amazon and the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos is a busy person.</b><p><b>• However, in an interview with his younger brother Mark, the CEO said he doesn't check his phone constantly.</b><p><b>• That's because Bezos doesn't multitask.</b><p>Jeff Bezos may be CEO of one of the biggest companies in tech, but …

JPMorgan Chase to invest $40 million in Chicago's South and West sides

JPMorgan Chase plans to invest $40 million in Chicago's historically underserved South and West sides in an effort to tackle the city's poverty and violence through economic growth.<p>The three-year initiative by the nation's largest bank is its second-biggest commitment to a single city, following an …

Walmart Gears Up Anti-Amazon Stance in Wake of Whole Foods Deal

Days after arch-rival Amazon announced plans to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, Walmart is apparently ramping up its defense.<p>That acquisition …

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Reach your audience effectively without compromising quality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're an entrepreneur just getting started, you know the meaning of a budget. You also probably know that in order to get your business idea off the ground, you have to …

Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable--turnover is costly and disruptive.<p>So, many of them will point fingers somewhere, but the data I receive from exit interview reports, feedback instruments, and employee engagement …

Employee Engagement

To Achieve Success You Have to Move Past Working 9-5

Pursuing your passion is more work but more fulfilling than chaining yourself to a job you only have to pay the bills.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working 9-5 is outdated. The world runs 24/7, but that doesn’t mean you must. Things have changed and you’re about to …

How to Become The Best In The World At Your Skills, According to Science

<b>Science says this method of practice will make you exceptional at what you do best.</b><p>When it comes to becoming a world-class expert at any skill, the …

Self-improvement

This is how the rich think

The architect of investment giant Berkshire Hathaway thinks too much diversification is nuts.<p>Say what?<p>That’s actually what I said to myself after first reading that Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner and the vice chairman of Berkshire, isn’t a fan of spreading out your …

14 Brilliant Ways to Get People to Take You More Seriously | Inc.com

Are you having trouble with people not taking you seriously? There are lots of irrational reasons people may have for being dismissive--your age (too young or too old), race, sex, voice, height. It may even be that you did something to earn their attitude by making an inappropriate comment or …

5 Outdated Marketing Strategies (and What to Do Instead) | Inc.com

What I found most fascinating about <i>Mad Men</i> were Don Draper's "hot" ad concepts, which, in retrospect, seem nostalgic and laughably retro. In the real world, marketing evolves parallel to technology. What worked a decade ago often won't cut it today.<p>Here are five time-honored marketing strategies …

Marketing

7 Crucial Lessons People Often Learn Too Late in Life

You know the old saying, “Youth is wasted on the young”?<p>I think about that sometimes – how I wish I’d had the self-awareness and confidence that I …

10 Quotes from Steve Jobs That Are Guaranteed to Make You See the World Differently

<b>Since you're here...</b><p>... we have a small favor to ask. More people are reading Ideapod than ever before, but advertising revenues across the media …

You Will Regret These Choices in 10 Years

Life is short. Youth is finite. You have every opportunity to make the most of the life you have right now. Your choices today will determine the …

The most unhelpful question when things go wrong

And 2 reasons it’s so common<p>There’s a question I often get from people I’m working with that breaks my heart.<p>The question is this:<p>“How do I get back …

Report: Over Half of All Entrepreneurs Add Jobs to Economies Worldwide

Jobs are a hot topic right now: Politicians are complaining about how few there are, how many there will be, and what areas of which countries need …

The 38 most valuable enterprise startups of 2016

While there was still plenty of money available, investors weren't as generous with their terms as they were during their check-writing frenzy of 2014-2015. They wanted to nab a bigger piece of equity for the money they put in.<p>So, if the previous period was all about "unicorns" - startups that …

10 Signs you are succeeding in life even if you don’t feel you are

Share18<p>Tweet<p>Share60<p>+13<p>Shares 81<p>If you’re ambitious, you’re bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments …

How "Couplepreneurs" Make Each Other Better

In the world of entrepreneurship, it’s not uncommon to find cofounders being husband and wife who are able to keep their partnership going strong …

Stop Waiting for Your Billion-Dollar Idea and Do This Instead

Conventional wisdom says that if entrepreneurs want to be successful they should strive to create breakthrough tech products in new and huge …

The Top Four Mistakes That Make Business Leaders Awful Storytellers

“Sorry, let me just tell a quick story” is the fastest way to lose your audience before you even begin.<p>If “storytelling” is a common buzzword in the business world, it’s for good reason–narratives make for effective communication. But the practice has become a victim of its own success. Suddenly, …

Lessons from The Lean Startup*

The two things that bother me most about the startup industry are (a) some people call it an industry, and (b) it consists of 90% hype and unfounded …

10 Success lessons from Robert Kiyosaki – “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” for entrepreneurs

Share58<p>Tweet<p>Share181<p>+11<p>Shares 240<p>Robert Kiyosaki, is the author of number one personal finance book of all time ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad,’ American …

49 Motivational Quotes for Intensely Competitive People

These motivational quotes will keep you energized and in the fight until you emerge as the winner.<p>Last week I explained why you should never apologize for being competitive, suggested that managers could foster competition by making salaries public and provided a five step guide to compete at work …

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41 Motivational Quotes for When You Need Inspiration Most | Inc.com

Some days are easy--energy is high, the sun is shining, everything seems possible. But there will always be times when the storms come. Things go wrong, people let you down, and pressure is high. Those are the times when you need some inspiration.<p>Here's some collected wisdom to help motivate you …

Motivation

The 5 People You Need in Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Early in my career as an employer, I found myself on a Nietzschean quest for the “super employee” -- the perfect person who could do a lot of things well and very little wrong. It didn’t occur to me at the time that it’s not realistic to …

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11 daily habits keeping you from getting rich, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Author Thomas C. Corley spent five years studying the lives of both rich people (defined as having an annual income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million or more) and poor people (defined as having an annual income of $35,000 or less and a liquid net worth of $5,000 or less).<p>He …

5 Foolproof Ways to Stay Motivated

Staying motivated is key. It gets us going and keeps us going, even when we can’t see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Motivation is …