Ian Sevier

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19 Hard Truths For First-Time Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are often filled with blind positively and motivation from their supporters. Sometimes though, it's easier when someone can just give it to you straight.<p>I was reading a story last week from a young entrepreneur that had just experienced his first failed venture. It was more of a …

10 Unexpected Secrets For Business Success

Just when you think you’ve learned all you can about creating a powerful business, there is more. At last week’s CEO Space conference I spent time with business experts Pamela Edwards and Michael White-Ryan, cofounders of The Language of Space (and spouses as well). They are specialists in design, …

Entrepreneurship

U.S. money funds' stake in U.S. Treasuries fall: J.P. Morgan | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prime money market funds’ holdings in U.S. Treasuries decreased 13 percent to $54 billion at November to the lowest level in nearly two years due to tight Treasury bill supply and higher yields offered by competing debt, J.P. Morgan analysts said on Friday.<p>Prime money …

These 7 companies spent more on CEO pay than federal taxes

Seven of the country’s 30 largest corporations doled out more to their chief executives last year than to Uncle Sam.<p>These seven firms reported more …

This Multibillion Dollar Fund Manager Looks For Three Things When He's Hiring Employees

The head of Temasek USA Boon Sim was recently interviewed by OneWire CEO Skiddy von Stade.<p>He manages a $223 billion portfolio in the investment company owned by the Singaporean government, and had some pearls for anyone just starting out their careers.<p>He talked about making the switch from an …

3 Techniques for Worrying Less | Inc.com

In a totally rational world, worry would be directly correlated with your circumstances. If everything is going swimmingly and your life is all around comfortable, the surface of your mind would not be troubled by the faintest ripple of worry. When things look dire, you'd sensibly start to fret …

Self-help

Meetings: How to Get the Most From Multiple Perspectives | Inc.com

You know how it is, most of the time, at meetings: You sit there, as a leader, and wonder about two things:<p>1. Are my colleagues refusing to tell me what they really think, because they don't want to offend others?<p>2. Are my colleagues refusing to speak, period, because they don't want to waste more …

Leadership

Powerful Tools For Rising Business Professionals

When talking to different groups of students and budding entrepreneurs, I am frequently asked, “Do you have any tips for those of us desiring to go into the business world? And are there any secrets to the trade?” Members of the Committee of 200 are often asked similar questions when we visit with …

Delayed Gratification Is Essential For Startup Leaders

I was recently asked what one piece of advice I could provide to startups. Though I responded with a half-baked answer, since then, the answer has become self-evident: delay your gratification.<p>Delayed gratification is a principle that every kid with a parent born before the 1960s is probably very …

One In Five Workers Will Quit Their Job This Year -- Here's How To Keep Your Rock Stars

CareerBuilder recently released a survey saying that 21% of workers plan to change jobs this year. Wow—that’s the highest percentage since the recession, and a whopping 17% increase from last year.<p>Let’s find out why…<p><b>Why People Will Quit This Year</b><p>According to the CareerBuilder/Harris Interactive …

Warren Buffett Reveals His No. 1 Investment Strategy That Anyone Can Follow

Warren Buffett has made his fortune by investing; his net worth stands at $53.5 billion, as estimated by Forbes, gained through a lifetime spent …

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FORTUNE — Jake Schwartz grew up in Oregon, and had an early love of music. Switching from violin to fiddle to guitar, he found that music developed his thinking and communication styles, a tool which came in handy later as CEO of General Assembly, the company behind the learning facilities of the …

See How Climate Change Is Warming Things Up Where You Live

Climate change is a global phenomenon. But what many people really want to know is how it’s affecting them–their backyard, their town, their city. These interactive maps, which show how places have warmed in the last century, can give you an idea. The maps let you type in any location to get a …

Climate Change

5 Secrets to Creating Harmony Among Co-Founders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you start a business, one of the most important decisions you have to make is whether to work with a co-founder or go it alone.<p>While some founders may prefer to roll solo, often investors, advisors and mentors suggest teaming up with …

Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

A one time management expert explains how commitment and discipline are directly related to successful achievement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

One Of The Ten Things Billionaires Won't Tell You

The Wall Street Journal has a vaguely interesting list of the ten things billionaires won’t tell you. It’s more of a list of things you might not know about billionaires rather than secrets they won’t reveal. It’s the usual sort of thing: you’re more likely to become a billionaire if you’ve already …

Do Not Pray For Easy Lives

John F. Kennedy

Don't Ever Hesitate to Do Something

Don’t ever, EVER, hesitate to do something because you are too shy or think you could fail. Not many years away you will look back and be ready to …

Schadenfreude

People Rarely Succeed Unless They have Fun in What They are Doing

Who said the office can’t be fun?<p>In a Silicon Valley loft sometime not quite 20 years ago, someone asked a question very much like this and decided …

Startups

When You Read Something That Strikes You as Interesting, You Should Write to the Author.

When You read something that strikes you as interesting, you should write to the author. This can lead to connections ranging from friendships to …

Writing

Online Stock Trading Comparison

Are you interested in pursuing investments in the stock market? As the year comes to a close and the new year begins, you might have decided that …

Five Books You Should Read Before You Turn 30

Someone who saves money for retirement is probably going to be in a better situation come 65 than someone who didn't start saving until they were 45.<p>Here are five books that I think everyone should read before they turn 30. Reading and understanding these will give you an edge, however slight, that …

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