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Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. I once worked as a salesman in an insurance company. And, like most salespeople, I couldn’t meet my targets in the beginning. I noticed however,
"Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies and cuts through to the essence of the evolutionary spirit." --Gordon Gekko Hollywood loves a good story, and what
What is it that makes some people have piles of money and others, well, not so much? Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. We look at
In my column in The Economist, I look at how social media savvy entrepreneurs can give a boost to their companies. But there is a flip side. Side Effect I: Doing more harm than good It is not necessarily
Are any of these common habits putting a stubborn limit on the amount of money you earn? Not all of us are materialistic, but we can probably all agree that making more money is a good thing. It's true
When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.
Among these successful businesspeople, early mornings, late nights, and weekends are the norm. Talent, connections, and money can help you get where you want to go in life--but those things alone won't
The world's best CEOs use these 18 questions to reveal a candidate's true character. Last month, I provided the essential interview questions to ask candidates for specific jobs. This infographic from
A more prestigious position won’t necessarily make you happier, so ask these questions to figure out if a step up is a step forward. The fatter paycheck. The bigger office. The increased authority to decisions
The pope offered a reminder of the importance of love, mercy, and acceptance in his Easter message. On Easter Sunday, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Pope Francis delivered his Easter benediction.
I was coaching Sanjay,* a leader in a technology firm who felt stuck and frustrated. He wasn’t where he wanted to be at this point in his career. He had come to our coaching session, as usual, prepared
These unique skills make former athletes great hires. Want engaged women employees? Ask what sport they played instead of where they went to school. A new report from Gallup-Purdue Research Index found
Zuckerberg has endless energy and was willing to discuss a product issue until we reached the "right" answer, even if it meant hours, days, or even weeks of walking around talking about it. What is it
The secret to true and lasting happiness might be much closer than we think. How do you achieve sustainable happiness? In a world that puts end-based and goal-oriented happiness first, it's a genuinely
Most parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to live successful lives as adults. And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research
Want more career success? These are the people you need on your side. In American baseball, nine players take the field and compete together to win the game. The best teams succeed because the players
Improve your resiliency--or teach your kids to be mentally tougher--with these important practices. Resilience is defined as "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness." There's no that
When the world's richest man offers career advice, it's smart to listen. If you're looking for a role model of lifelong success, you can't do much better than Bill Gates. Microsoft, the company he founded,
An inside look at a series of meetings led by the most famous entrepreneur of our generation. About half a year ago, I published an article that analyzed a series of meetings Steve Jobs held with his at
Money wasn’t the only thing that enabled financier Cosimo de’ Medici to become de facto ruler of Florence for much of the Italian Renaissance. He exemplified a special leadership skill — the ability to
Taking over as the leader of an existing team can be daunting. The team’s response to your new processes or style can make you feel a little like the evil stepmother who’s stepped into their formerly lives.