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10 overrated beliefs about life that might be hurting your success

Here's my take on a few common beliefs that I think we often get wrong.<p>Being in motion is not the same thing as taking action. As a society, we've fallen into a trap of busyness and overwork.<p>More critically, we have mistaken all this activity as an indicator of living an important life. The …

TV shows

The 40-30-20-10 Rule Of Time Management

The underlying concept behind every piece of time management advice you’ve ever received is that you should spend more focused time on what matters most and less or no time on distractions from what matters most. The trouble is that that choice is rarely black and white but, rather, filled with all …

Time Management

4 New Books That Can Change Your Entrepreneurial Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We read to know we’re not alone. -- William Nicholson<p>As a lifelong entrepreneur, and an advocate of embracing the journey through business and life, the above statement couldn’t be more true. Reading doesn't just allow you to learn about …

Entrepreneurship

9 Habits to Master Before Turning 30

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How to Manage a Hard Worker Who's Dropping Balls | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: Inc.com columnist Alison Green answers questions about workplace and management issues--everything from how to deal with a micromanaging boss to how to talk to someone on your team about body odor.</i><p>A reader writes:<p>I manage a woman who is a very hard worker. She goes the extra mile, …

Time Management

17 (More) Really Surprising Things About 'Shark Tank' and Success | Inc.com

You're here on Inc.com, so I'll assume that probably means you're interested in entrepreneurship. And if you watch a little television now and then, I'll bet you probably have an opinion about <i>Shark Tank</i>.<p>It's the show I'm most likely to get sucked into (sometimes one episode after another). About a …

Entrepreneurship

8 tech skills you need if you want be to an entrepreneur

That's because, in order to be successful in any market, you'll need to hone your skills, knowledge and be vigilant in your work.<p>That's why, in addition to knowing your business, employees and various strategies for success, you must also know how to use all the tools at your disposal.<p>These days, …

Small Business

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job | Inc.com

A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far enough.<p>So here’s a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people …

Small Business

How much money you need to save each day to become a millionaire by age 65

"Becoming rich is nothing more than a matter of committing and sticking to a systematic savings and investment plan," financial adviser David Bach writes in his book "Smart Couples Finish Rich."<p>"You don't need to have money to make money," he writes. "You just need to make the right decisions — and …

Retirement

How To Dramatically Improve Your Memory

Memory isn’t about stuffing your head with facts; it’s about honing your creativity. Here’s how.<p>Ever wandered into a store and quickly realized you’ve forgotten what you need? Or been introduced to someone and forget their name by the time they walk away?<p>Don’t worry; you’re not alone. A 2007 survey …

The Brain

7 reasons why my IoT startup failed

After five months of toiling 14-hour days, making a hardware IoT (Internet of Things) product from scratch and spending lakhs of rupees of investor …

Startups

You're Doing Innovation Wrong

<i>The following is a guest post from Brian Quinn, principal at Doblin, Deloitte’s innovation and design practice.</i><p>We’re living in a time of unprecedented change. Every week, some new astonishment fills our news feed—whether it’s autonomous vehicles prowling the suburbs or a computer writing a …

Innovation

Billion-dollar startups everywhere — but no billion-dollar entrepreneurs (yet)

Over the weekend Heidi Roizen wrote a post that was extensively shared across the tech industry: “How to Build a Unicorn From Scratch — and Walk Away with Nothing.” Go read it right now if you haven’t already, it’s well worth your time; I can wait for a moment… will make an espresso in the meantime.<p>…