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5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Make Your Own Luck

You can make all the luck you'll ever need -- and maybe even a little more.<p>We're often encouraged to "make our own luck," but how do you actually <i>do</i> that? Now science has the answer. Says Dr. Stephann Makri at University College London, one of a team who researched this very issue, lucky people have …

Self-improvement

The No Asshole Guide: 3 Rules for Growing Your Business

Stanford professor and No Asshole Rule author Bob Sutton offers an advance peek at his new book on how to scale up without screwing up.<p>Andreessen Horowitz VC Ben Horowitz calls it "the black art of scaling a human organization." Stanford professor and leadership author Bob Sutton calls it "the …

Leadership

How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1, 2009, digital<p>Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by …

5 Negotiation Tips From Steve Jobs

An old e-mail exchange between Steve Jobs and James Murdoch illustrates how savvy negotiation works.<p>A series of emails about ebook prices between Apple and HarperCollins, including ones written by Steve Jobs, were recently released as part of the Department of Justice price-fixing suit against …

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14 Rules Of The New Workplace That Millennials Need To Master

To navigate the new workplace, Schawbel says millennials need to master a new set of rules that aren't taught in school. Advances in technology, the rise of social media, and 24/7 connectivity mean young people have to promote themselves and take ownership of their careers in ways that previous …

This Practice May Boost Intelligence And Lower Stress By Re-Wiring Your Brain

Meditation and mindfulness aren't just buzz words. A growing body of scientific research shows that the simple act of sitting still in thought confers long-term health benefits -- and even changes in brain function.<p>What exactly have scientists discovered? Here are eight scientifically backed …

Ferguson’s Formula

Photography: Sean Pollack<p>Some call him the greatest coach in history. Before retiring in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 seasons as the manager of Manchester United, the English football (soccer) club that ranks among the most successful and valuable franchises in sports. During that time the …

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Investors Will Like Your Company Better if You Shorten Its Name

On average, companies with short, simple names attract more shareholders, generate greater amounts of stock trading, and perform better on certain financial measures than companies with hard-to-process names such as National Oilwell Varco and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, say T. Clifton Green of …

Playing It Safe Is Riskier than You Think

There are all sorts of reasons why so many big organizations can be slow to make changes that everyone agrees need to be made. “Our current margins are too good, even though the business is being eroded by new competitors.” “Our current products are still popular, even though a new generation of …

The Future Is Scary. Creative Thinking Can Help.

Thinking creatively about the future requires sensitivity to the complex, fast-moving world in front of you, the ability to anticipate unexpected disruptions, and a willingness to constantly reevaluate your most basic beliefs and assumptions. Done well, we believe thinking creatively about the …

7 Money Habits Of The Rich That The Rest Of Us Can Copy

Yachts? Evening gowns? Travel?<p>That's true to an extent, but not all rich people live that way. For this argument, we'll define "rich" as having an excess of money, and "lavish" as obscenely using moolah like those in Hollywood.<p>Those who are rich, especially the self-made rich, are a different breed …

The Steep Psychological Price of Starting Your Own Company

Too High?<p>The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship<p>Inc.<p>“Fake it until you make it” might sound like a manageable way to approach your entrepreneurial efforts, but it’s also worth considering this man-riding-a-lion analogy from EnSite Solutions CEO Toby Thomas: “People look at him and think, ‘This …

The Danger of Wellness Programs: Don’t Become the Next Penn State

Penn State University’s wellness program has become every human resources director’s worst nightmare: national news. Partly this is because two of the school’s professors — Matthew Woessner and Brian Curran — did a much better job organizing their colleagues in opposition to the wellness program …

A Light Footprint Can Lead to Powerful Business Gains

Some of the best current lessons on how to adapt to our changing business environment come from the realm of military doctrine. And one key methodology stems from mid-1990s, when students at the U.S. Army War College were told repeatedly they were preparing for leadership roles in a “Volatile, …

Don’t Let Them Underestimate You

We all hope our resume and experiences will speak for themselves. But a friend of mine — a 40 year-old former special agent and combat veteran — recently emailed me about a persistent problem. “When I contact leaders in my industry, they almost always agree to talk,” he told me. “But some have been …

Make Your Knowledge Workers More Productive

With scarcely any help from management, knowledge workers can increase their productivity by 20%. When we interviewed 45 such people across 39 companies in 8 industries in the United States and Europe, we found that by identifying low-value tasks to either drop completely, delegate to someone else …

5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't

The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a …

The Mistake Smart People Make: Being In Motion vs. Taking Action

There is a common mistake that often happens to smart people — in many cases, without you ever realizing it.<p>The mistake has to do with the difference …

'The Seinfeld Strategy' Is The Secret To Being Consistently Successful

He is regarded as one of the "Top 100 Comedians of All-Time" by Comedy Central.<p>He was also the co-creator and co-writer of "Seinfeld," the long-running sitcom which has received numerous awards and was claimed to have the "Top TV Episode of All-Time" as rated by TV Guide.<p>According to Forbes …

The 16 Best Things Warren Buffett Has Ever Said

It's Warren Buffett's 83rd birthday, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate the billionaire CEO than to round up some of his greatest life advice. After all, he's not called the "Oracle of Omaha" for nothing.<p><b>"Rule No. 1: Never lose money; rule No. 2: Don't forget rule No. 1."</b><p><b>"I always knew</b> …

3 Secrets to Creating a Better Marketing Plan

Great marketing begins with great marketing plans. Here are three tips to jumpstart your marketing planning to ensure you see results.<p>You’ve scheduled the retreat. You’ve got a banker’s box chock full of Sharpies and Post-Its. And you’re ready to get to work on another year of marketing …

Marketing

Norm Brodsky: Use Compassionate Leadership to Create a Positive Culture | Inc.com

Longtime entrepreneur Norm Brodsky talks to Lewis Schiff about his path from authoritarian to compassionate leader and the lessons he learned in developing company culture.

Leadership

7 Essential Ingredients for a Compelling Brand

Before you even think about making a sale, you need to capture customers' hearts and minds. Here's how to do it.<p>Think of your favorite brands. How does using their products or services make you feel? Maybe it's safe or cool or smart or healthy, but whatever it is, if you're a loyal fan because you …

Business Strategy

Making the Most of Your Board

At its best, your board of directors is a band of wise advisors, who can open doors for you and tell you the truth when no one else will. At worst, it can be an ineffectual millstone. It's all in how you use it.<p>Presidents have their cabinets and staffs. Queens have their courtiers and ministers. As …

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The Value of Failure--and Danger of Success

You learn far more from your failures than from your successes.<p>In a greatly underrated business book <i>The Tao of Pooh,</i> author Benjamin Hoff quoted a Chinese saying: "One disease, long life; no disease, short life." He goes on to explain that:<p><i>"Those who know what's wrong with them and take care of</i> …

Charisma

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

Brand Marketing

8 Simple Ways To Get Happier At Work

Eye strain, iPhones, desk lamps, stomach cramps: Maximizing and minimizing these elements of your workday will help you get work done. But don’t just take it from us. Listen to Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin, who clearly knows from mirth.<p><i>Happiness Project</i> author Gretchen Rubin recently …

Happiness

5 Profound Insights On Success From A Wharton Prof Devoted To Understanding It

When Wharton Business School professor Richard Shell was faced with a life-threatening illness, he was forced to think about the big picture. What was success to him? Since then, Shell has dedicated his life to helping folks find true meaning in their own lives and work.<p>If one advances confidently …

Self-improvement