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The Startup Philosophy Guiding the Best Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

People who succeed at work and in life believe and act as if "everything is a gift."<p>Well, maybe not every single thing imaginable. But assuming that everything is a gift is a good way of looking at the problems and surprises you'll encounter in any endeavor, such as getting a new venture off the …

Entrepreneurship

3 Reasons Your Sales Team Sucks at Selling | Inc.com

Think your sales team is weak? Wonder why certain people just can’t seem to make their sales goals a reality? Decided you have fewer A-players than you thought? No matter what type of business you have, selling is a key part of your business's success. Unfortunately, chances are good that you have …

Selling

Three Ways to Actually Engage Employees

Nobody washes a rental car.<p>People will go the extra mile only if they feel they have ownership. It’s much the same in the workplace. Employees who take ownership of their work — and who feel that what they are doing matters — are far more likely than others to feel engaged on the job.<p>You can have …

How Messaging Apps Are Changing the Way Businesses Connect With Customers

"Both WhatsApp and Secret represent the ascendency of the phone book over the friend graph. It's back to the future." -- Tweet by David Sachs, Founder/CEO of Yammer<p>The modern era in many ways has been defined by the one to many movement, ushered in by radio, broadcast television, and then finally …

Why Your Brain Loves Visual Content (Infographic) | Inc.com

From crosswalks to traffic lights, visual cues are everywhere. This is partly because your brain processes them incredibly quickly--especially in comparison to text. Visual cues are also memorable. As a result, the second time you see a symbol, you'll make the connection even quicker than the first …

Infographics

Where Do The Most Generous Online Donors Live? Charting U.S. Digital Giving

Last year, online giving to charity rose 13.5%, outpacing more modest growth across the philanthropic sector for traditional donations. While that doesn’t mean the overall pie is growing for charitable support – philanthropy as a percentage of U.S. GDP has been relatively steady for more than 40 …

Hands On With Meta's Amazing 3-D Glasses, Which Are Poised To Take The World By Storm

The glasses aren't just for entertainment, and they're not just a smartphone for your face. This is a whole other segment of computing that enhances how you interact with the world around you.<p>A team of fewer than 50 people lives in a huge rented mansion on a 20-acre estate overlooking the …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy | Inc.com

It's easy to think of happiness as a <i>result</i>, but happiness is also a <i>driver</i>.<p>One example: While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should <i>not</i> do every day), probably the best way to be more productive is to just be …

Happiness

Blogger Outreach: How to Build Relationships With Bloggers

Shares 4K<p>Do you want to attract more attention to your business?<p>Are you wondering how you can build relationships with the influencers in your market?<p>…

5 Reasons Why Success Has Almost Nothing to Do With Skill | Inc.com

Being skilled does not guarantee success.<p>Sure, highly successful people have various skills that some of us don't. But they also possess perseverance and passion. Success is not just about being a visionary or being technically proficient in a certain area. It's about digging deep and having the …

Self-improvement