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4 Groundbreaking Market Strategies to Skyrocket Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many companies invest heavily to perfect their product development process, hoping the result will entice customers to buy. But most entrepreneurs overlook market trends that could attract more customers and sustain their sales.<p>When it …

Customers

Leadership And The 7 I’s For Influencing Others | Inc.com

One of the most important aspects of being an effective leader is the ability to influence others to believe in the mission and the results you want to achieve. In the SEAL teams, when we were down range on deployments to some of the most dangerous places on Earth we had some tough missions to …

Leadership

11 everyday items that can save your life when you're traveling

Basically, safety while traveling is an important consideration, and leaving the planning for later isn't smart. My first suggestion is to take a self-defense class to learn how to protect yourself without weapons and to use your wits to get out of a situation. Some cities, like NYC where I live, …

Self Defense

A brain therapy changed my life. It raises profound questions for the future

‘Transcranial magnetic stimulation’ — it sounds like something a nutty professor would develop in a science fiction movie. Yet this batty-sounding treatment changed my life in a profound way.<p>I am grateful for what it did for me. As someone with autism I found it difficult to connect to other people …

The Brain

Alvin Toffler Saw The Future Before It Arrived

Alvin Toffler, the noted futurist, passed away last week. He was 87. Toffler saw it all before it happened. Through his seminal books, <i>Future Shock</i> (1970) and <i>The Third Wave,</i> (1980) he accurately predicted the trajectory technology and society would take -- from centralized, mass industrial …

Israel's greenest building produces more energy than it consumes

Green architecture may still be somewhat of a niche in Israel, but the country is making a noteworthy push towards weaving more eco-conscious …

Scarcity mindset is a great way to suck creativity and visionary thinking out of your life

If you consider yourself to be ambitious, this has happened to you. Your alarm goes off, and you’re ambushed by thoughts of the grind ahead; finding that needle in a haystack; denting the universe; the roller coaster that never ends—and many more horrible but unfortunately apt cliches. Today, the …

Self-improvement

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and …

Learning

7 Stages to Level Up Your Life Into Financial Freedom

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I first made the leap into entrepreneurialism, I wanted it all.<p>I wanted everything at once. I wanted to build my dream business overnight ,and have an enormous community of fans and friends, and make millions of dollars creating …

Entrepreneurship

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

Self-improvement

Want to Become a Master Networker? Read These Books | Inc.com

It's a rough time of year for wall flowers. With holiday party season almost upon us, shyer types are about to be bombarded with invites to various festive gatherings and other get-togethers. If you're less than confident in your social skills, these aren't so much opportunities for enjoyment and …

Networking

7 Behaviors That Separate Break-Out Success From Fake-Out Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is the thoughts you think and the actions you take every single day which make you <i>Break Out</i> or a <i>Fake Out</i> <i>Success</i>. Your actions and thoughts determine whether you reach sustainable success or never make it past the short term. To be …

Motivation

2016 and Beyond: Technologies and Trends that Will Change the Future of IT

2015 was a wild year in technology advancements and decay, and there is no reason to think that 2016 won’t follow suit…<p>We have seen the biggest tech acquisition in history with Dell snapping up EMC for $67 billion; HP splitting into two companies; Google turning into a subsidiary of Alphabet; and …

A founder who's taking on Amazon explains why it makes total sense for his 6-month-old startup to spend $20 million per month on advertising

<i>Jet.com co-founder Marc Lore is no stranger to Amazon. He was an Amazon executive after he sold his company Quidsi—known for brands Diapers.com and Soap.com—to Amazon. At Business Insider's IGNITION 2015 conference, Lore sat down with deputy editor Alyson Shontell.</i><p><b>Alyson Shontell:</b> The big promise …

Startups

9 Nighttime Routines of the Mega-Successful | Inc.com

We've heard all the stories before. The mega-successful wake up at dawn every day, conquering the world many times over, while everyone else is still fumbling around in the kitchen for a coffee filter.<p>I've developed some great morning routines too, but what about the other times of day? Don't they …

Sleep

10 Body Language Tricks To Power Up Your Career in 2016

Body language can be your greatest career asset. Here are ten simple and powerful tips to help you have a super successful 2016:<p><b>1) To make a great first impression, begin before you enter the room.</b><p>In business interactions, first impressions are crucial. Once someone mentally labels you as …

Body Language

The future of motion in UX design

<b>Design is coming to life in ways never seen before.</b><p>That’s according to Kharis O’Connell, the CEO and founder of HUMAN, a Vancouver-based product and design studio focused on emerging platforms. Much of the company’s work is rooted in wearable technologies, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality …

UI Design

10 Truths Grounded Leaders Tell Themselves Each Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When no one is around, I can vouch for the fact that leaders do talk to themselves. During those conversations with ourselves, we may be assessing an issue, thinking of a solution or seeing how a response should be best formulated when …

Motivation
Voice Mail
Time Management

Fossil fuels are all but finished: Renewable energies are the future, whether the GOP acknowledges it or not

Big Oil is in big, big trouble. New policy, investment and tech will all be in the advancement of renewables<p>Historically, the transition from one energy system to another, as from wood to coal or coal to oil, has proven an enormously complicated process, requiring decades to complete. In similar …

Renewable Energy

TK evergreen Bitcoin cryptocurrency price article blog post

Currency has gone from cows to coins to paper to plastic. The next big disruption? We could all be spending digital dough.<p>The next time you pull a tattered $5 bill out of your pocket to pay for a coffee, consider the fact that you’re handling one of society’s oldest and most important inventions: …

8 Signs You Have A Strong Personality That Might Scare Some People

When people encounter someone with a strong personality, they don’t understand the kind of person they are dealing with.<p>Some people think you …

Behold the Boötes void, the spookiest place in the cosmos

When looking up at the sky at night, it's easy to get the impression that the stars go on forever in fairly uniform fashion. We know, of course, that …

How hiring my own boss made me a better entrepreneur

One of the hardest days of my life was the day I decided to hire my own boss. I cofounded Looksharp six years ago and had been through the trenches. From cutting founder salaries and narrowly raising a seed round in 2010 to losing key employees at key moments, we had dodged more bullets than James …

San Francisco

Should Apple buy GoPro? Adobe? How about Tesla?

Apple has $206 billion in cash. One Wall Street analyst has some ideas for how CEO Tim Cook can spend it.<p>FBR's Daniel Ives put out a report Thursday morning with the following intriguing title.<p><i>Christmas M&A List for Cook & Co. Heading into 2016: A Look at Potential Deals Ahead</i><p>Ives argues that even …

Wall Street

4 books every aspiring startup founder should read

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be able to juggle several hats at the same time. Identifying a problem and developing a scalable …

Peter Thiel