Alex Cassata

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Why You Should Never Try to Build a Company Without a Partner

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

25 Leadership Lessons From Millionaire Business Owners

Build your team with the employees who just want a leader that helps them excel.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite your expertise, skills and education, nothing can prepare you for becoming a business leader. There’s a lot of trial and error and on-the-job-training …

10 Simple Reasons it’s Time to Let Go

Holding on can be painful. Holding on can directly contribute to stress, health complications, unhappiness, depressive thoughts, relationship …

Are You Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur? 10 Reasons Entrepreneurs Need to Be Mentally Stronger Than Average | Inc.com

Thanks to TV shows like <i>Shark Tank</i>, becoming an entrepreneur sounds almost as cool as being a rock star. And while just about anyone can start a business, not everyone has the mental muscle to be a successful entrepreneur.<p>Becoming an outstanding entrepreneur requires more than just a great idea and …

Entrepreneurship

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

16 Things My Dad Taught Me About Success

No. 16: "There is always a way. No exceptions. No excuses." Here are the other fifteen. They are equally direct, blunt and just old school enough to be really cool in today's new school world.<p>Most days, I simply want to be happy and feel like I am successful at what I do. Achieving those seemingly …

Motivation

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about his belief that Earth isn’t even real and we probably live in a computer simulation.<p>“There’s a billion to one chance we’re living in base reality,” he said at …

Singularity

Which of the 9 Kinds of Intelligence Do You Have?

If math or linguistics came easily to you, school was probably a far more enjoyable experience for you than others.<p>After all, these two types of …

Artificial Intelligence

The One Quality That Separates Great Leaders From Good Ones

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

3 Brain Hacks To Boost Your Motivation When You Need It Most

Different kinds of work require different types of motivation. Here’s how and when to use these three psychological principles.<p>I tend to wake up early and do my best work while the sun is coming up. Whenever I try to work late at night, I find I’m less focused and I have trouble thinking creatively.<p>…

12 Things You Should Forgo to be Truly Happy in Life

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Self-help

Are there aliens in our backyard? NASA astronaut weighs in.

The discovery of a planet within the habitable zone of a star just 4.22 light-years from our solar system has prompted scientists to speculate that …

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

Motivation

7 Language Hacks to Learn Any Language Faster

When most of us first start learning anything new, it's easy to feel confused with where to get started.

10 Irresistible Habits of the Most Likable People | Inc.com

<i>What are the secrets of being likable? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Andrew Lynch, Publishing Manager at Book In A Box, on Quora:</b><p>What we need is the FBI.<p>Specifically, we need Robin …

Body Language

Learn How to Become Rich and Find Your Path to Financial Freedom

Truths That Can Help Set You on the Path to Financial Freedom<p>Updated July 03, 2017<p>Building wealth can be one of the most exciting and rewarding …

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

A 10-Year Study Just Came out With a List of the Most Successful 'Superbosses'

Do you agree these famous people should be on this list?<p>What happens when you interview hundreds of people over a 10-year period from industries as night-and-day as fashion and cooking, finance and comic books, and tech and television, to find out the best on-the-job practices of great bosses?<p>You …

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

This Is How to Find Happiness: 6 Proven Secrets From Research

We all want to know how to find happiness. And the internet is chock full of advice on how to get there — but most of it is based on studies done on …

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>Whether it’s …

Time Management

The Scientific Argument For Mastering One Thing At A Time

Many people, myself included, have multiple areas of life they would like to improve. For example, I would like to reach more people with my writing, to lift heavier weights at the gym, and to start practicing mindfulness more consistently. Those are just a few of the goals I find desirable and you …

The 7 Essential Make-or-Break Traits of Successful First Hires

After many hiring successes and failures, I've found these traits make the difference between employees who catapult high-growth companies to new levels and those who struggle to succeed.<p>First hires are critical.<p>The decision is often centered on price or budget, followed by the resume. But, it's …

12 skills you should start building now if you want to be an entrepreneur

People are fed up with working jobs that leave them underpaid and unfulfilled.<p>Although some entrepreneurs say they were born to build a company, it's never been easier for anyone to learn entrepreneur skills that can propel them into building a successful business.<p>Here is a list of 12 effective …

Entrepreneurship

21 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Worry About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone wants to know the secret to success, which is why we all look up to role models such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. But one of the biggest lessons you can learn from them? It’s simply to worry only about the …

7 Career Success Lessons I've Learned In Life (Surprise: They're Not All What You Think)

For the past few years, I've worked from home as a freelance writer. While being my own boss, so to speak, has its pros (goodbye three hour meetings and creepy water cooler guy, hello to having my work published in some well-established publications) and cons (human interaction? What human …

A Navy SEAL's Secrets to Leading With Confidence and Projecting Power | Inc.com

As a former Navy SEAL, I have always tried to apply the leadership lessons we learned in training and tested in battle to growing high-performance teams in the business world. At the end of the day, leaders in any environment are either effective or ineffective. They are either driving the team …

10 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Ridiculously Productive

Ahhh, productivity. The revered topic in both the business and personal world. It seems we’re all looking for a magic bullet to help us get more done …

Why Most Pitches Fail to Convince Investors

<i>Most new entrepreneurs use pitches to try and attract investors, but most pitches end up failing to attract any new attention.</i><p>Startups need capital to get off the ground, and unless you're already wealthy from a past venture, you're going to rely on pitching investors to get the rest of the money …

These 10 Questions Can Foretell If You'll Be Successful In Life

Success isn’t limited to just how far you’ve climbed up the corporate ladder, but other aspects of your life, too, such as instilling a healthy …