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Warren Buffett: Here's How I Would Solve the Trade Problem

<i>Warren Buffett wrote this article, originally titled “America’s Growing Trade Deficit Is Selling The Nation Out From Under Us. Here’s A Way To Fix</i> …

5 Questions to Ask Before Speaking in Public

I've spent my life as a public speaker. I've spoken on stage for over 10,000 hours to both small crowds and to many thousands of people. People say I'm pretty good at it. My assessment is that I normally do well. (We all have bad days.) I think it's mainly because I've just done it so much. Like …

These Eight Mistakes Are Killing Your Brand and Business

As a small business, the most important thing you can possibly do to boost your day-to-day sales is to refine and improve your brand. Are you making any of these mistakes with your business?<p><b>You asked for support before you demonstrated value</b><p>Those late night infomercials get one thing right; long …

8 Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Keep in Bookmarks

We all come across thousands of websites while looking for something we need, or following a trail of links, or simply surfing aimlessly – and once …

How to Solve Your Biggest Problem as a Public Speaker | Inc.com

Your biggest problem as a public speaker isn't stage fright, or boring content, or jam-packed, data-drenched Power Point slides, it's YOU! Your audience is going to make a lot of assumptions about you before you even start to speak, so be sure your first impression is powerful.<p>Science confirms that …

SpaceX Completes a Vertical Landing at Cape Canaveral

The first stage of the Falcon 9 touched down successfully at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after numerous previous attempts.<p>Things are looking good for SpaceX. Not only did the Falcon 9 return to flight for the first time since July, but the company pulled off a successful ground-based landing …

Space Travel

F-35 Rising: The Pentagon's Biggest Weapon Program Made Major Progress In 2015

The F-35 fighter, destined to replace the Cold War tactical aircraft of three U.S. military services and ten overseas allies, is ending 2015 on a positive note. An omnibus spending bill passed by Congress last week to fund government programs for the rest of the fiscal year added $1.33 billion for …

Military

Inside Alphabet: why Google rebranded itself and what happens next

Every month a hundred billion searches run through Google – a repository of the world’s curiosity, hopes, dreams and fears. Google has been a verb in the Oxford English Dictionary since 2006, it is valued at $445bn and last year had revenues of $66bn. But as its billionaire founders have made …

Google Glass

Why China’s economy is slowing and what it means for everything

It’s really happening.<p>China, an increasingly important engine of global economic growth, is slowing fast.<p>Just last week, China’s National Bureau of Statistics reported that growth in the world’s second-largest economy had slowed to 7%, the slowest clip in six years.<p>Skeptics would note the …

Warren Buffett Says These Are the 6 Most Important Things You Should Do With Your Money | Inc.com

Do you want to be smarter with your money and better at building wealth next year than you were this year? There's no one better to turn to for advice than Warren Buffett. The Oracle of Omaha has built his own personal fortune to more than $72 billion, making him the third richest person in the …

Investing

4 Powerful Cognitive Biases That Could Transform Your Marketing | Inc.com

One of the most influential forces in marketing is the power of <i>psychology.</i><p>In recent years, neuroscience has changed the way in which we view marketing, approach customers, and run our businesses. A deeper understanding of the human brain will dramatically impact your marketing success.<p>One broad …

Critical Thinking

5 Ways Introverts Become Highly Successful Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

The image of the outgoing, gregarious, never-met-a-stranger entrepreneur is a common one. That's especially true when many successful entrepreneurs appear to have pushed through obstacles and setbacks by force of personality alone.<p>So being an extrovert is a prerequisite for being a great …

31 Daily Habits for Success in Business and Life | Inc.com

While connections, intellect, and drive all can help a person succeed, consistency is key as well. Just as high-achieving athletes use discipline to win, business people who do the right things day after day are primed for excellence. Here are the daily habits 30 successful executives rely on to …

Athletic Apparel

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …

Silicon Valley tech workers are taking LSD to increase their productivity

But for a growing number of Silicon Valley professionals looking to add that extra productivity edge, the drug of choice is LSD, Rolling Stone reports.<p>The practice is called "microdosing."<p>Users take LSD at roughly a tenth of the normal amount to avoid the drug's mind-bending hallucinogenic effects …

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

“When are we supposed to do all <i>that</i>?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders: building trust, building a team, and building a broader …

Year-end tax planning strategies for small businesses

You still have time to significantly reduce your 2015 business income tax bill. Here are some of the best year-end tax-saving moves to consider.<p><b>Buy</b> …

5 Small Presentation Mistakes That Will Cost You Big Time | Inc.com

In business, many of the most high stakes moments involve presentations. Whether you're demoing your product or pitching to investors, for entrepreneurs the equivalent of the game-deciding shot at the buzzer is probably you talking along with some slides.<p>Which means you really don't want to screw …

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

How To Get Motivated? 8 Ideas that Really Work

Let’s face it.You are starring at your blank screen. But words are not effortlessly flowing out of your mind onto your screen.You know that creating …

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, …

12 Easy Phrases to Massively Improve Your Leadership | Inc.com

Being a leader today is not about having followers who are waiting to be told what to do and how to do it. Successful leadership is about engaging and empowering people to do what they are capable of doing, and building confidence and trust in your team.<p>Communication is key; written or spoken, your …

Leadership

Microsoft Experts on How to Create a Killer Presentation | Inc.com

You just gave a glowing presentation to the investors.<p>At a tech conference, you stood in front of hundreds and rattled through slides like you were buttering bread.<p>You have created an art-form out of giving a sales talk.<p>Good for you! It's amazing how those who grew up using presentation apps like …

10 New Truths Great Leaders Know That Most People Don't | Inc.com

Like any other field, leadership goes through trends and changes--and if you want to be successful, you need to stay on top of them. Old-school leadership is just that, and what we do today is very different. To understand leadership, you need to be able to separate historic thought from current …

Leadership

5 Phrases Every Leader Should Overuse

One of the hardest roles to fill is being a leader of a start-up. You have to deal with never ending issues. Start-up CEOs must motivate the rest of the team, establish a company culture, and find a way to keep everyone together.<p>When stepping into a leadership position, it's easy to become …

Warren Buffett thinks working just to beef up your résumé is like 'saving up sex for your old age'

And so when it comes to career advice, Buffett somewhat predictably thinks that you too should love your job too.<p>In a lecture at The University of Florida's business school in 1998, Buffett told students to stop thinking about their damn resumes and just think about what they want to do.<p>And then …

Top 10 Leadership Books of 2015 | Inc.com

Over the next few weeks, I'll be revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 15th) the very best of the best.<p>So far, I've chosen the top 10 "start your own business" books. This column reveals the top 10 books of the year for managers and …

Leadership

The One Quality A Leader Should Never Lack

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

4 things every new entrepreneur should splurge on

If you’re a new entrepreneur, you probably want to keep as much money in your pocket as possible. Starting a business of your own can be a financial strain, and when you’re just getting started, it’s natural to have fears about money.<p>There are investments you need to make as a startup — like design …

Entrepreneurship