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33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

How to Be More Persuasive and Change Someone's Mind | Inc.com

In business, it's not unusual be confronted with a decision that somebody else has made but which you would like to change. Your first impulse is probably to present evidence that proves the current decision to be wrong.<p>That, however, is a huge mistake. People tend make decisions emotionally and …

Savemoney

Your 60-Hour Work Week is Not a Badge of Honour

Your 60-hour work week is not a badge of honour. It is a problem.There is a sense of pride over being able to state that we worked an exorbitant …

Burnout

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

Why Amazon Should Unbundle Prime

In 2005, Amazon introduced its Prime service, which provides members with unlimited “free” two-day delivery (as well as discounted overnight delivery) on eligible products for $79 a year. In the vein of famed pitchman Ron Popeil, over the years Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has “stuffed the bundle” by …

Starbucks Billionaire Howard Schultz To Oprah: It's OK For Men To Cry (Even CEOs)

Maya Angelou. Eckhart Tolle. And now Howard Schultz.<p>The billionaire CEO of Starbucks might not be seem an obvious choice for talk show queen Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday self-help show, but that’s where you’ll find him this Sunday, talking about his rise from Brooklyn’s housing projects to the …

Put veterans to work

The country's newest generation of veterans — the 2 million Americans who served honorably in Iraq and Afghanistan — is eager for meaningful civilian work. But misconceptions about veterans often prevent them from getting a fair shake to put their skills to work, achieve their potential and …

Veterans

Stop Worrying About Making the Right Decision

Much of my work as a coach involves helping people wrestle with an important decision. Some of these decisions feel particularly big because they involve selecting one option to the exclusion of all others when the cost of being “wrong” can be substantial: <i>If I’m at a crossroads in my career, which</i> …

What Men Can Do to Help Women Advance Their Careers

Over the past few weeks, I have been talking — a lot — about the themes of women and work. About how women haven’t even come close to reaching the heights of professional power that many of us once predicted would shortly come to pass; about how women today remain oddly chained to an expanded and …

Sustainable Business Initiatives Will Fail Unless Leaders Change Their Mindset

Ten years ago, sustainability issues were not considered business issues. But today, most major corporations have a sustainability function. Increasingly, companies are applying data-driven methodologies such as carbon footprinting, product indexing, lifecycle analysis, and ecosystem services …

Innovation Isn’t Just About New Products

The innovation mindset isn’t just about product innovation.<p>Some organizations have focused on product innovation for so long they don’t know how to innovate in any other areas. For example, in 2010, Microsoft —one of the world’s best product innovators for the last two decades — launched a social …

Disrupt NY 2013 – TechCrunch

Coffee & Empathy: Why data without a soul is meaningless

Advertisement<p>41 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Chepko Danil Vitalevich<p>While on my way back from New York, for some odd reason I started playing …

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