Ivy Chiang

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Want to Keep Your Best Employees From Quitting? Facebook Execs and Adam Grant Tell You How | Inc.com

Given the talent wars we're engaged in and the cost of bringing new talent in, employee retention has become the Golden Goose. So advice on how to keep superstar employees from leaving and how to avoid toxic behaviors that cause turnover are gold nuggets in their own right.<p>Key human resources …

Employment

No Office? No Problem. Run Your Company Remotely With These 4 Tools | Inc.com

In 2018, running a remote company is not as difficult as it may seem--and it is quickly becoming a necessity. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, 22 percent of employees work at least partially in a remote environment and the number--as well as the demand for remote positions--continues to …

Project Management

10 things intelligent people never say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>These phrases carry special power: they have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even when the words are true.<p>Worst of all, there's no taking them back once they slip out.<p>I'm not talking about shocking slips of the tongue, off-color …

Why the Best Salespeople Are Masters of These 3 Skills (It's Not Just About Listening) | Inc.com

All the experts agree, the number one sales skill every professional needs is the ability to listen. Listening is the starting point for all learning, for understanding, and for relationships.<p>Listening is helpful when done right. Most sales professionals don't, I didn't.<p>The hard truth is listening …

Learning

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant | Inc.com

In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs chasing after their dreams, this prophetic quote by Steve Jobs 21 years ago hits the nail on the head even more so today. Here's …

Time Management

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

This Married Couple Sold Their Company to Starbucks for $90 Million, and Then Built a $131 Million Pizza Empire | Inc.com

For the married co-founders of MOD Pizza, a chain of artisan-style pizza restaurants throughout the U.S., their business model was built from taking risks. Scott Svenson, who launched the company with his wife Ally, says the gamble has paid off in many ways.<p>"There will either be financial return, …

Fast Casual

A researcher who spoke with 45 self-made multi-multimillionaires realized they all had something unexpected in common

You don't talk about money.<p>This tradition is extremely widespread in Germany, and the taboo has spread to science.<p>Very little research has been done so far on the extremely private group of the German super-rich.<p>Rainer Zitelmann from the University of Potsdam has therefore set himself on a rarely …

Entrepreneur, Tycoon, Fugitive: The Unpredictable Life Of Joseph Lau, Hong Kong's Most Interesting Billionaire

Few Hong Kong tycoons have cut as colorful a figure as real estate magnate Joseph Lau. He spends lavishly on diamonds and artworks; his girlfriends made him a fixture on the gossip pages, and he’s forced to avoid Macau, where he’s wanted as a fugitive.<p>Now 66 and suffering from heart disease and …

I Cofounded a Company and Led It to an IPO and a $2.5 Billion Acquisition. Here Are 5 Things I'd Do Differently | Inc.com

From the outside-in, Trulia's path to its IPO and later acquisition was a smashing success. In reality, the road was fun but not without its share of major bumps along the way.<p>Now three years into trying to reverse type 2 diabetes at Virta Health, I often reflect on what I learned during the Trulia …

Self-improvement

I'm a financial planner — here are the 5 most important questions about money you should be asking yourself

Everybody has money questions — but finding good financial advice is tough.<p>Only 40% of Americans have a financial adviser they can look to for guidance. Even those who do have their doubts about how trustworthy their adviser is. Most people — 60% — suspect financial advisers prioritize the company …

17 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

<b>• Leading others can be challenging at times.</b><p><b>• But there are some subtle signs that you're an exceptional boss.</b><p><b>• It all comes down to your listening skills, empathy, and confidence.</b><p>It's not always easy being in charge.<p>Managing others comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management …

How to Google-Proof Your Website

We all want the Google Juice. We’ve been told it’s the silver bullet to inbound marketing success. But we’re wrong. The only way to truly Google …

19 simple social skills that will instantly make you more likable

<b>• Likability isn't necessarily inherent.</b><p><b>• You can practice certain behaviors in order to appear — and become — more likable.</b><p><b>• Practices range from smiling more to honing your listening skills.</b><p>Being likable is entirely under your control.<p>All it takes is the ability to pick up a few key social skills …

Emotional Intelligence

Microsoft veteran Julie Larson-Green is known for building successful teams — here's how she does it

Julie Larson-Green had a storied 25-year career at Microsoft where she worked on everything from Windows to Microsoft Office to Surface devices.<p>She left Microsoft in November and landed at Qualtrics, the Provo-Utah based startup valued at $2 billion that offers survey software. She's taking on the …

Unbound raises $2.7 million for women’s sexual wellness

Unbound, a sexual wellness startup for women, recently raised $2.7 million from Founders Fund, Slow Ventures, Arena Ventures, SoGal Ventures and others. Founded by Polly Rodriguez of Women of SexTech, Unbound aims to empower women to own their sexuality.<p>“Raising money is always hard but it took an …

The Best Teams Build Up Accountability With Each Other (But Not in the Way You Think) | Inc.com

Practicing accountability while working on teams is critical to any team's success. Team experts like Patrick Lencioni, Thomas Kayser, and John Maxwell all list accountability as one of the top traits of high-performance teams. Making sure that people are delivering on their commitments is …

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories | Inc.com

Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership and executive presence.<p>Stories are a powerful way for leaders to engage customers, …

Leadership

How To Start A Business If You’re Broke

Have you got a great business idea, but are skint? Well, don’t worry. Not all businesses require a huge amount of money to get off the ground -- or …

6 Ways to Help Introverts Become Confident Leaders | Inc.com

Introverts in the workplace are often misunderstood. They can come across as shy, withdrawn or even lacking empathy. The fact is they make exceptional members of a team -- and can be good leaders if you take the time and effort to understand their mindset. In Susan Cain's bestselling book, Quiet, …

Leadership

28 Phrases the Most Likable Employees Use at Work | Inc.com

You think words matter? According to a CareerBuilder survey, 50 percent of employees believe turnover would go down if managers simply recognized their efforts more frequently.<p>That brings up some obvious questions. Do you compliment your workers for doing good work? If so, how often? And if you're …

15 Trending Data Science GitHub Repositories you can not miss in 2017

Introduction<p>GitHub is much more than a software versioning tool, which it was originally meant to be. Now people from different backgrounds and not …

10 Business And Personal Tasks You Should List On Your Calendar

I can’t live without my calendar. It’s the primary tool that I rely on to remain organized and productive. In fact, I check my calendar every evening and morning to know what exactly is going on in my life.<p>Of course, there has to be a method to the madness. If you list every miniscule task onto …

Productivity

Science Has Just Uncovered the World's Easiest Hack for Faster Learning | Inc.com

We've all spent a minimum of a decade in formal education, so you'd think that in all that time, we'd have at least mastered the most basic principles of how to study efficiently. But study after study shows that's not true. Many of the best scientifically validated tips and tricks for faster …

Study Skills

In Just 2 Words, Sheryl Sandberg Said 1 Thing Separates Those Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream | Inc.com

Want to achieve more? Take a page from Sheryl Sandberg, and start ruthlessly prioritizing.<p>Here's why.<p>Many people get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy -- but are they accomplishing what matters most? Are they achieving what they truly hope to …

Sheryl Sandberg

This 1 Rule Will Seriously Up Your Company's Innovation Game | Inc.com

One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their customers want? Or maybe leveraging existing …

Innovation

How 3 Years at Salesforce Changed the Way I Run My Company

It's where I discovered the one strategic planning framework that works for teams of 20 or 20,000.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Salesforce acquired my company in 2012, much of my world was turned upside-down. I went from being a young entrepreneur who had never …

This Elon Musk Email to Tesla Employees Is a Powerful Lesson in Authentic, Heartfelt Leadership | Inc.com

Elon Musk is one of the world's most popular entrepreneurs. As the guiding force behind Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI -- not to mention helping to found PayPal -- he tackles some of the biggest challenges.<p>That includes some of the biggest leadership challenges.<p>Who better to know that than Daniel Coyle, …

Tesla

Never Run Out of Content: More than 70 Places to Curate Great Content

It's a full-time job to build and maintain your brand, so check out these go-to places to share content.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Curating top content from around the web is a great strategy to increase your social media reach. For example, we grew our Facebook reach tremendously with …