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How Both Donald Trump and Elon Musk Use Twitter for Incredibly Savvy Marketing | Inc.com

Twitter is a remarkable platform. It shares your voice with anyone who wants to hear it - and some who don't. Your voice can become incredibly powerful. Justin Halpern's chronicle of his dad's quotes led to his bestselling book Sh*t My Dad Says. A single tweet by Justin Bieber helped launch Carly …

Social Media

3 Trends Fueling The Future Of The Fashion Business

MAGIC's summer 2018 tradeshow experience signals the collision of digital and physical in industry that's fully embracing technology, while keeping the human aspects front and center<p>This week I attended MAGIC, known globally as the most comprehensive fashion marketplace and exhibition of apparel, …

Customer Experience

7 Growth Strategies That Every Smart Business Must Use

Achieving continued growth has become far too critical for businesses to rely on initial solutions and marketing alone<p>Most of you new venture founders I meet as an angel investor seem convinced that starting the business is the hardest part. You look forward to the day when your business becomes …

Customer Experience

The Disconnect in Cybersecurity Starts in the Boardroom | Inc.com

The cost of a data breach keeps going up, the worldwide average in 2018 increasing to $3.86 million, up from $3.62 million the year before. That said, you wouldn't know it from the average boardroom.<p>While companies are finally coming around to hiring CIOs and CISOs as part of their C-Suites, it's …

CEOs

For Years It Was a Job Killer, But Now This Office Taboo Could Give You an Edge In Getting Hired | Inc.com

In past decades, tattoos were something to be concealed primarily by blue collars in the workplace. The sight of some ink on the skin in an office setting might inspire double takes and hushed chatter around the water cooler.<p>And as for interviews, dressing for success meant making sure all your …

Body Art

You Can Bemoan that Amazon is Taking Over the World, or You Could Do What This Company Did Instead | Inc.com

Forty four cents of every dollar spent on e-commerce in the United States goes straight to Amazon. Amazon has risen to the top while pursuing a vision that goes far beyond just being a retail behemoth. CEO Jeff Bezos intends for Amazon to become the key structural element in commerce itself, and it …

eCommerce

5 Simple Strategies for Learning Razor-Sharp Focus | Inc.com

<i>How do I develop razor-sharp focus? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Joshua Otusanya, Comedian, Accountant, Actor,, on Quora:</b><p><b>Diet Is Key -</b> I'm sure you see where I'm going here, but …

Quora

Ryan Reynolds Just Shared His Email Address, and the Out-of-Office Reply He Set Up Is Brilliant | Inc.com

Okay let's start by fulfilling a promise upfront. Here's Ryan Reynolds's email address: ryan@aviationgin.com.<p>Don't worry, he's okay with this. I assume he has other email addresses, but this one is associated with Aviation Gin, which he owns. He gave the email out on the Tonight Show the other day. …

Ryan Reynolds

What Is Leadership Really About? | Inc.com

What is the essence of leadership? When you look around and count the leaders not only in your sphere--your colleagues and coworkers, bosses and supervisors--but also the leaders that are remembered by history, such as Lincoln, FDR, Churchill, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Eisenhower--what is their …

Leadership

How To Juggle 1 Job Offer When Waiting For Another | Inc.com

One of the side effects of conducting a proactive, targeted job search is you can end up with multiple job interviews going at the same time. While it's a good problem to have, it can also be difficult to figure out how to navigate the process. Especially, if you receive a job offer from one …

Career Development

The SEC Is Investigating Elon Musk's Tweets. This Is a Big Problem for Tesla | Inc.com

The Elon Musk tweets about taking Tesla private are close to blowing up out of control: the SEC has reportedly issued a subpoena to the company.<p>The situation has gone from bizarre to serious. This isn't a case of Musk's calling one of the Thai cave rescuers a pedophile or of an apology to analysts …

Tesla

Mobile Ad Fraud is Big Business: Here's How Game Developers are Fighting Back | Inc.com

The mobile industry in general and the mobile games market in particular have become a magnet for fraudsters and their attacks. Currently, mobile games account for 60% of all app downloads in the world, according to SensorTower, with a forecast of hitting $137.9 billion in revenues in 2018. That's …

Mobile Gaming

How to Write a To-Do List That Will Make You Happier and More Productive | Inc.com

A lot goes into being at your productive peak. One simple tool that can keep you organized and motivated is a tidy to-do list.<p>I often hear a common misconception about organizing tasks: It's stressful, overbearing and creates undue pressure. After years of perfecting the craft, I've learned that …

Productivity

3 Lessons You Can Learn From These Barrier Breaking Women Who Just Got A Seat At The Table | Inc.com

This week Christine Hallquist, Jahana Hayes, and Ilhan Omar made headlines for their success in the primary election. Each of their victories broke down some sort of barrier, making it even more powerful of a win.<p>Christine Hallquist is the first transgender candidate to be nominated to run for …

Universal Health Care

American Airlines Threatened to Kick a First Class Passenger Off a Flight. Did He Do Anything Wrong? | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>First Class passengers aren't immune from the beady-eyed stare of disapproval emerging from a Flight Attendant's head.<p>Here, for example, is the tale of an enthusiastic traveler who says he got …

Flying

Replacing An A-Player Costs $106,500. Here's How To Make Sure Your Best Employees Don't Quit. | Inc.com

"Boss, I'd like to quit."<p>As a business owner, you probably try to keep your employees motivated and excited about their jobs.<p>But hey, I get it - you have a million things on your to-do list, and work keeps piling up. Sometimes you get so busy, you forget to check in with your team.<p>Then, out of …

Employment

After Struggling With His Weight, This Founder Decided to Invent the Workout Machine of the Future

With Tonal, Aly Orady has built a fitness machine that he hopes will help busy people like him stay in shape.<p>Most people look at fitness equipment and only see the physical challenge in front of them. Aly Orady, an electrical engineer by training, looked around the gym one morning and saw a …

Exercise

How to Balance Creating a Healthy Work Culture While Growing Your Company | Inc.com

There are a million things to consider when starting your first, second or even third business. New variables always present themselves. Each generation of employees and consumers want and expect different things.<p>But if you look at the most successful companies they have done it one of two ways. …

Employee Engagement

What to Do When Multiple Employees Leave Your Business at the Same Time

"I quit" is a phrase small business owners are hearing more and more often.<p>A tight labor market and a shrinking pool of talented workers make "I'm quitting" some of the most dreaded words a small business owner can hear.<p>Staff turnover is a fact of life, but it's particularly painful at small …

Employment

To Engage Employees in Change, Don't Emphasize the Facts--Do This Instead

Put down the statistics and develop a message that's focused on employees' needs.<p>One of the key elements needed to engage employees in any important issue--the organization's strategy, a change initiative or even HR benefits--is clear, compelling messaging. Developing a key message platform helps …

Employee Engagement

Want to be More Creative at Work? Read This | Inc.com

We are fascinated by creativity. It seems to be an elusive asset, allocated to a small, fortunate portion of the general population. Its definition and measure seems to be just as fleeting- what is it?<p>A researcher would ponder how to map it neurologically or when it is stimulated. In business, you …

Creativity

New Study Reveals CEOs Earn 312 Times More Than Their Employees | Inc.com

A new study on CEO compensation may reveal more about the U.S. economy than just growing pay disparity.<p>The leaders of the country's 350 largest public companies earned 312 times more than their typical employee in 2017. On average, CEOs made $18.9 million, a 17.6 percent increase from a year …

Research

There's 1 Brutal Truth About Your Coworkers That Means Your Workplace is Utterly Toxic | Inc.com

In biology, a 'toxin' is a poisonous substance that is produced <i>inside</i> a living cell or another organism. The term's been around since at least 1849. Then, in 2003, Britney Spears enlightened us with the idea that we, as individuals, can be toxic. Whether this was an off-the-cuff idea by one of her …

The Workplace

No QR Codes, No Wi-Fi, No Problem: How This Startup is Revolutionizing Data Transfer (And Customer Interactions) | Inc.com

Imagine you're a startup co-founder. You're developing technology that seems, well, almost magical. Your team is delivering. Some of the pieces of your product are in place. But still. You constantly get questions from all angles: From your investors, your board, your team...<p>And eventually you do …

Startups

3 Simple Skills for Becoming a World Class Communicator

And the world needs far more people who can communicate at this level.<p>Today we communicate more than ever - but do we actually say anything more significant? If anything, we communicate at a much more superficial level in spite of all of the new communication tools.<p>Words are powerful, whether they …

Public Speaking

The 3 Pillars of World-Class Sales | Inc.com

<i>By</i> <i>Josh Mastel​, founder &</i> <i>CEO of UpRoar Partners</i><p>In a world flooded with startups and brilliant entrepreneurs, it's hard to ignore the news that we hear so often about another tech startup going under or another founder struggling to get his product to consistently sell. Surprisingly enough, this …

B2B

The 1 Top Reason Investors Are Ignoring Your Startup Opportunity

You probably don't do enough research on potential investors. Here are the five things you forget to check and why it's killing your chance at funding.<p>Have you heard about the biotech startup pitching a telecommunications-focused VC firm? No? That's because illustrates a huge problem in the startup …

Venture Capital

A Fan Tweets That He Feels Depressed. This CEO's Response Is a Masterful Example of Emotional Intelligence

A fan's comment on social media sparked an amazing reply from a football club CEO -- and a heartwarming response from the online community.<p>A leadership truism goes something like this: "No one cares about you, until they first know how much you care about <i>them</i>."<p>Hold that thought.<p>On August 8, a …

Social Media

How to Turn Your Business Into a Media Company (And Why You Should)

Invest just a few hours a day into creating quality content.<p><i>By Syed Balkhi, founder of WPBeginner</i><p>You might think that only huge companies with large budgets have to hire videographers, content creators and editors, who can pump out a ton of content every day. But that's not the case. Even small …

Social Media

Despite Not Winning a Championship in a Decade, Tiger Woods Shows Exactly How to Adopt a Winner's Mindset

Tiger Woods is lauded for his sports accomplishments, but we also need to tip our hats to his winners mentality.<p>Top performers such as LeBron James, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Tiger Woods have a way of captivating our attention no matter what they're doing. This concept was on full display recently …

Tiger Woods