Chris Davies

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Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that allow humans to access a different mental or emotional space than the one they …

Brain Imaging

7 Sam Walton Quotes You Should Read Right Now

Even as it copes with the shifting retail landscape,<b>Wal-Mart</b> (NYSE:WMT) remains the most dominant force in global retail today, 54 years after its founding. As is the case with other renowned American companies, Wal-Mart is in many ways a reflection of its visionary founder -- Sam Walton.<p>Equally …

Jeff Bezos

Why you don’t want a nice boss

Just because a boss is nice, doesn’t mean he or she is any good. A tough, demanding manager will push you to do your best work.<p>Everyone wants a nice boss. And if a nice boss is one who respects me and my work, challenges me to get better and wants to see me grow as both a professional and a leader, …

Leadership

Body Art: Otzi the 5,300-Year-Old Mummified Iceman Had 61 Tattoos

Four thin, black lines, stacked on top of each other, bring the total number of tattoos on Ötzi, a 5,300-year-old mummified iceman, to 61, according to an exhaustive new study.<p>Finding the new body art, located on the lower side of Ötzi's right ribcage, "was a big surprise because we didn't expect …

Body Art

The Rarest Weapon In 'Destiny' Belongs To A Single Person

We’ve spent the last two months extolling Destiny’s virtues, or critiquing the living hell out of it, so it’s about time there’s a story to come out of the game that’s simply downright heartwarming.<p>Destiny is about the eternal quest for better and better loot, as players hunt for Legendary and …

Create a Better To-Do List | Inc.com

What could be wrong with the humble to-do list?<p>It seems like nothing more than an elegant if low-tech solution to dumping the swirl of tasks in your brain onto paper, keeping track of progress and giving yourself a series of little post-check pats on the back. But according to Jim Benson, author of</i> …

Productivity

Is It Time For the Anti-LEED?

<i>Steve Mouzon,</i> <i>a principal of Studio Sky and Mouzon Design,</i> <i>is an architect, urbanist, author, and photographer from Miami. He founded the New Urban</i> …

Data Mining

A Surprising Factor That Drives Company Growth | Inc.com

Creating a strong sense of purpose will drive your company's growth. I see this exemplified each and every day.<p>Case in point:<p>I was on a call the other day when my colleague, Nikki, walked in and confidently held up a sticky note with a number written on it. Nikki is in charge of coordinating …

Leadership

Is Six Sigma Killing Your Company's Future?

Six Sigma and other efficiency seeking approaches can dramatically reduce variance and inefficiency in an organization. But if you’re not careful, innovation and growth may be swept away in the process.<p>Credit for coining the term “Six Sigma”, the ubiquitous quality improvement model, goes to an …

The 15 Ronald Reagan Quotes Every Business Leader Must Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No leader communicated so plainly and effectively as Ronald Reagan. With an acting and public-speaking background, Reagan's approach was simple: Say what you mean, say it directly and make folks smile as often as possible.<p>Reagan was a …

14 Habits Of Exceptionally Likable People | Inc.com

Personal branding through social media may help you build your professional network, but there will never be a replacement for a charismatic personality.<p>Napoleon Hill, author of "Think and Grow Rich"--one of the top-selling books of all time--wrote about the habits of the most likable people in his …

Self-improvement

Managing Millennials: Maybe the Problem Is You, Not Them | Inc.com

I found myself in an online conversation recently with a number of friends and fellow small-business owners. The topic was the difficulty of getting good employees.<p>Someone had offered the story of an entrepreneur who sneered about the people who worked for him. They were all lazy, had no sense of …

Employment

The Right Way to Hire Millennials: 3 Tips

HireVue founder Mark Newman explains how you can use generational differences to your advantage.

Millennials

Guy Kawasaki's Secrets to Influencing Anyone (Infographic) | Inc.com

In his book, "How to Achieve Enchantment," Silicon Valley business advisor Guy Kawasaki explains how you can influence others while doing it ethically. In the infographic below, created on behalf of Kawasaki, Column Five depicts how you can enchant your employees -- and your boss.

Guy Kawasaki

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

6 Ways Supersmart People Succeed | Inc.com

So much of business is competitive. Your market competitors are not the only people you will go up against to be successful. Sometimes your colleagues, employees, and partners will compete with you daily for power, ideas, and methodology.<p>In most cases, you can't win with just brute force or …

Self-improvement

Why Great Leaders Get Angry--and Show It | Inc.com

Think about remarkably successful entrepreneurs. They're logical. They're rational. In the face of crisis or danger or even gross incompetence, they remain steely-eyed, focused, and on point.<p>They don't get angry--or at the very least they don't <i>show</i> their anger.<p>Unless, of course, they happen to be …

Anger Management

Hate Your Job? Here's What to Do | Inc.com

<i>My new book, Business Without The Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need To Know is being published this week, so my posts are condensed excerpts from it.</i><p>It is almost impossible to find a better job if you hate your current one. (And hating your current situation, by the way, isn't always the …

Employment

6 Things Managers Could Stand To Learn From Coaches

Asking meaningful questions, following your intuition, checking for clarity–check out these tips on being a great manager.<p>In order to be a great manager, you need to be an effective coach with the ability to ask powerful questions, listen actively, and offer observations. You must help your …