Jake Burch

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The Most Powerful Lesson I’ve Ever Learned In Business

How to lead by first principles when everything is at stake<p>One morning in the depths of the 2001/2002 recession, a decision was looming large at a …

This Aston Martin was so good we actually wanted to buy one

Sometimes a car just takes your breath away — in every <i>imaginable</i> way. It's even better if this experience is totally unexpected.<p>This happened recently with our transportation team when we checked out an Aston Martin DB9 for a few days. The DB9 isn't exactly a new car — it's been around since 2003. …

3 Powerful Tips to Help You Read 100 Books This Year | Inc.com

What's the secret to thinking like a CEO? According to Jessica Mah, co-founder of InDinero, it's simple -- just read 100 books a year. She's not the only one insisting that, if you want to be super successful, you need to read more. Business greats like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have said much …

Books

11 Things to Know When Filling Out Your Tax Return This Year

Tax season news you can use.<p>Tax season is almost here, and with it comes all the usual issues of paperwork and confusion. But this year might be …

YouTube exec explains what makes a video go viral

This was way back in 2009: A quirky video called JK Wedding Entrance Dance went so viral that the hit TV show "The Office" parodied it in one of its most popular episodes (you know, the one where Jim and Pam finally got married).<p>Since then, YouTube's relationship with mass media has completely …

Advertising

10 Franchises That Swept the Nation in 2015 | Inc.com

The decision to franchise opens up many additional questions for business owners already bogged down with a myriad of responsibilities. Where do we want to expand? What makes a good potential business location? And whom can we trust to gain intimate access to our business?<p>Many of the businesses …

Startups

Billion-dollar startup CEOs get trapped by their own success, says one unicorn CEO

Unicorn is the tech-industry term for startups that have raised huge sums of venture capital money and are valued at $1 billion or more.<p>Benioff believes that unicorns aren't really worth their valuations, but that "they've manipulated the private markets to achieve these valuations." He says he's …

Startups

Take a Look at the New $2.5 Million Bugatti Chiron

A 1,500-horsepower successor to the Bugatti Veyron.<p>Name it Chiron, and they will come. Or name it whatever you'd like, and so long as it's the descendant of the mighty Bugatti Veyron, the rich and powerful will toss money at you like so much confetti. We're talking, of course, about the Veyron's …

Sports Cars

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …

5 Ways Remarkably Successful People Spend the Weekend | Inc.com

Weekends have always been our time to relax, wind down, and be with loved ones. Yet many never even consider that these precious days of respite could be spent productively--even while having fun. Read on for ways very successful people spend their weekends so that you can incorporate them into …

Success

Want to Be Rich? Here's How Wealthy People Do It

Each of us defines success differently, but in most cases building wealth (even if it’s just building a comfortable nest egg) is an important factor.<p>In <i>Want to Be Rich? Salary Alone Won’t Get You There</i> I shared information pulled from the 400 individual tax returns reporting the largest adjusted …

Retirement

10 Destructive Habits To Avoid While Running A Business

<i>“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey</i><p>When I turned the last page of Kevin Kruse’s new book “15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management”, I was inspired. My mind kept coming back to the notes I made on the pages of the book and the changes I was …

Time Management

Could The Market Crash? Here's What You Need To Know

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that 2015 has been quite a wild ride in the U.S. stock market due to a China slowdown, a strong Dollar, and a frozen Fed. While I lack a background in “rocket propulsion” I have shared my concerns on several occasions foreshadowing this uncomfortable …

Investing

Four Ways To Win Any Negotiation

Many people, when negotiating, think they have to “beat their opponent” in order to get what they want. However, there are better tactics that can yield superior outcomes. Negotiation needn’t be adversarial if undertaken as an effort to reach common ground and create mutual benefit. Approaching …

Selling

6 Lies They Teach in Business School

This story appears in the May 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Connections. Community. Mentorship. Immersion in management theory, market strategy and financial forecasting. A big, fat résumé boost.<p>The benefits of getting a business degree are multifold. But as many MBAs and their undergrad …

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done | Inc.com

We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do what we wanted, and we'd get closer to our goals much faster. Unfortunately, you can't bully yourself into working harder. There's no …

Time Management

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. These charts show just how far ahead Facebook and Google are ahead of Twitter (and the rest of the online ad market.)</b> Facebook has 2 million advertisers, Google an estimated 4 million, and Twitter just ~60,000.<p><b>2. Here is where ad execs will be partying during Mobile World Congress next week.</b> …

Steal Competitor's Customers with Effective Comparison Pages

<i>Meagan French is the founder of</i> <i>Lotus Growth</i><i>, a consultancy helping SaaS companies acquire and convert more customers.</i><p>Marketing your SaaS startup in a crowded space with many competitors presents its own set of challenges. Chances are, you’re going up against companies that have more funding, more …

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

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Exercise

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …