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The 2 Truths That Reveal Why We Don't Accomplish Our Goals (And Ultimately Accept Failure) | Inc.com

Growing up, failure wasn't allowed in my household.<p>I remember being twelve years old, barely a step into middle school, when I caught the flu the morning of a jump rope fundraiser. My father walked into my bedroom, saw me still under the covers and said, "You're not awake yet?"<p>I had committed to …

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Why Smart Entrepreneurs Don't Ask For Advice, They Ask For This Instead | Inc.com

Business owners are often looking for advice on strategies, tactics, and key decisions. However, while offering straight up advice might seem like an obvious solution, in the big picture, advice-giving is not the best approach.<p>Groups like the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) have discovered the …


7 Top Books That Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Apple CEO Tim Cook Think You Should Read | Inc.com

There's no question, if you want to get ahead, you must read as many books as you can. As I've written before, Bill Gates reads about 50 books per year and Mark Zuckerberg about 24. But the undisputed king of reading remains Warren Buffett, who spends 80 percent of his day reading.<p>Want to start (or …

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The Best Managers Do These 6 Key Things Differently | Inc.com

Effectively managing others is both a science and an art, just like programming or playing an instrument. Based on personality and past experiences, some people tend to naturally be stronger at leading and inspiring others. That being said, anybody can learn how to be an effective manager if given …


3 Lessons You Will Probably Have to Learn the Hard Way Before You Succeed

You can have 12 mentors and read a thousand books but there is rarely a painless path to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask any leading entrepreneur about the secrets to their success and you'll more than likely find that it's often the valuable lessons that …


How to Push Through Your Fear of Failure, According to This Air Force Vet

Benjamin Young took what he learned carrying out humanitarian missions in the military and applied it to starting a business.<p><i>In honor of Veterans Day, Entrepreneur is highlighting the work of former military entrepreneurs who are building their own businesses, chasing their dreams, and kicking a</i> …


These 5 Hiring Tactics Made All the Difference for This Startup CEO | Inc.com

Pablo Fuentes is the founder and CEO of Proven, a technology business based in Austin with a fully remote workforce. He's a Stanford MBA with a who's-who of venture capitalists behind his idea, and his company's ability to adapt, pivot and thrive springs from his philosophy on how to hire and …


What Difference Does Charisma Make?

Pacing in a red hoodie, punctuating his words with a hand wave, he implored those kneeling around him not to be "selfish" in the struggle ahead and …

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