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Why income inequality is America’s biggest (and most difficult) problem

It’s time to take take America’s wealthiest down a peg — but how?<p>Bold prediction: Rising inequality of income and wealth will be the most important political battleground over the next few decades.<p>Just take a look at the figures. The share of income accruing to the top 1 percent increased from 9 …

Great ideas that changed the world, and the people they rode in on

To inaugurate the publication of his brilliant new book How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World (also a PBS/BBC TV series), …

Transitioning to Predictable Success

As your business becomes larger and more structured, you'll need to clarify the different roles and interactions.

Uber: One App to Rule Them All? | Inc.com

With the news that United Airlines has given its stamp of approval to Uber as its ride sharing company of choice--without seeking input from the airports it serves--the question arises: How big and all-pervasive can Uber become?<p>Uber is already the most valuable startup in history, valued at $18 …

The 10 Hottest Startups to Work for in NYC | Inc.com

In New York City, it's a job-seeker's market for those with tech skills, tech-oriented recruiting platform Hired.com told Inc.com when the company launched in the city earlier this year. Just how in demand are top techies? There were 5,000 unfilled tech jobs in the Big Apple as of April.<p>That means, …

The 4 Stages of Creativity | Inc.com

Ask the average Jane or Joe on the street how creativity works and you'll probably hear a few well worn understandings about the genesis of new ideas. Some people are just more attuned to the creative right side of the brain, someone might tell you, or another person might trot out the charming old …

5 Easy Ways to Get More Done Every Day | Inc.com

Look for advice on increasing your productivity and you'll find plenty of tips on how to stop procrastinating and nix interruptions, and hints about cool tools that make work easier as well as evidence that people crank out more work when they do it from home instead of at the office. In reality, …

Time Management

The 5 Secrets to Making Larger Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest points of distinction between top sales performers and everyone else is average sale size. Great salespeople typically make much larger sales than the rest of the team -- often by a factor of four to 10 times that of …

5 Business "Rules" from Billionaires | Inc.com

Billionaire business owners have already made the mistakes for you and are happy to dish out advice from their own tough lessons. You only have so many years to build your empire--why spend them learning the hard way what successful predecessors already have? Consider the "business rules" from …

Job Security Is Dead, And Here's Why That's Awesome

Picture a newly-minted MBA – a finance specialist who earns more than $120,000 per year, working just over 50 hours a week. Not a bad gig, right? Except he’s not working on Wall Street (where he’d be putting in far longer hours) or at a Fortune 500 company. Instead, he was Jacob Morgan’s Uber …

5 Reasons You Need Marketing Skills (and How to Get Them)

I hate Facebook braggers as much as anyone, but I’ve got to admit that the world looks a lot more like a marketplace than it used to. A certain …

The 7 Habits of Seriously Effective Communication Pros

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes clients don’t fully understand, make full use of or give credit to the value added by communications pros. Yet, these individuals work under intense time or performance pressure, a reason why their positions are ranked as among …

What Is the Future of Sales Technology? | Inc.com

Salespeople have a love-hate relationship with technology.<p>I'll start with the "love" part. Salespeople have been early adopters of (going backward in time) tablets, smartphones, BlackBerrys, cellphones, and laptops. They've embraced technology so quickly that they usually purchase their own devices …

IMF warns of new threats to global economy due to excessive risk taking

Excessive risk taking and geopolitical hazards pose new threats to a global economy already experiencing an uneven and weaker than expected recovery, the International Monetary Fund has warned.<p>In an assessment prepared for finance ministers and central bank governors of the G20 countries, the …

Why Introverts Make Great Leaders | Inc.com

There's a paradox at the heart of how we think about leaders. Ask someone to picture a stereotypical leader and most people will think of someone confident, brash, and outgoing--the classic extrovert. But ask a person to think of real-life business visionaries and many of the people they're likely …

1 Easy Tool to Help You Stay Focused and Motivated | Inc.com

Of course, your goals quadrant will differ from the example given. You may have a longer term ultimate goal. Your interim benchmarks may have different time frames, and the specifics of those benchmarks will certainly differ. But the overall concept is the same.<p>By breaking your ultimate goals down …

Motivation

4 Ways to Raise "Smart Money" | Inc.com

At my latest startup Porch.com, we recently acknowledged that we raised a $27.6 million Series A early in our first year, bringing our total financing to over $33 million. But before I raised a single dollar I knew that I wanted to raise "smart money."<p>I wanted to find individuals or companies that …

6 Big Reasons to Use LinkedIn More Like Twitter | Inc.com

At a glance, LinkedIn and Twitter are about as different as two social networks can be. Twitter is microblogging, LinkedIn has serious publishing power for longer form content. Twitter can be laid back and more conversational, whereas LinkedIn is typically more professional and even formal.<p>If …

29 Expert Marketers You Should Follow on LinkedIn and Twitter | Inc.com

Marketing is a complex, constantly evolving industry, and it's very hard to keep up with it as a business owner--and harder still to establish yourself as a reputable marketer in 2014.<p>This list highlights 30 of the world's top marketers, all of whom you should be following if you're a business …

Marketing

Top 10 Ways to Generate Stand-Out Publicity

I am often asked about ways to market a product without spending a fortune. We all believe our product or service is "newsworthy," right? The key is to fine-tune your pitch -- just as you would to attract a new client and seek out the WIIFT -- What's In It For THEM. Figure that out before you make …