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A guide to car subscriptions, a new alternative to buying and leasing

It's 2018. We have drones and hoverboards, our phones unlock by scanning our faces and anything in the world can be delivered to your door with a couple of clicks. Why should we be stuck with buying or leasing as our only means of procuring a car to drive?<p>Thankfully, vehicle subscription services …

Los Angeles

Your Odds of Succeeding Improve When You Create a Success Plan

People seldom achieve anything significant by stumbling around day to day.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Definition of "planning": A detailed proposal for doing or achieving something.<p>If you think about it, this could mean a lot of different things to a lot …

Motivation

Want Really Happy Customers? Surprise Them with Remarkably Great Service

If you want really happy customers, you've got to do something to wow them. Here's how.<p>When you've got happy customers, chances are you'll have a successful business too. Most of them will talk about just how much they care about their customers. Surprisingly, research reveals that only one-third …

Customers

Where to Stay in Paris: The Best Neighborhoods and Hotels for Every Type of Traveler

Whether a long-planned holiday or spontaneous weekend trip, your first time or fifteenth, an important question before traveling to Paris is: where …

France

The 5 Best Boutique Hotels on Santorini

Santorini's luxury boutique hotels have a ringside seat to one of the most dramatic seascapes in the world.<p>The island is arguably the most photogenic …

Boutique Hotels

The Best Ways to Use 100,000 Membership Rewards Points

Increased welcome bonuses on popular travel rewards credit cards are a great way to earn a quick infusion of points or miles, and The Business …

British Airways

52 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Success in Your Career and Personal Life

Sometimes all you need is one little spark. So here are 52 to choose from.<p>While there are as many ways to define success as there are people, there is one thing we all have in common: We're all trying to be more successful. (That's why I wrote a book about achieving huge goals.)<p>Since success starts …

Motivation

This is what it takes to make a meeting successful

People tend to think of meetings in a binary way: it was either a good meeting, or a bad one.<p>I don’t believe that’s a fair assessment.<p>First of all, …

Jeff Bezos

Napa wine tour: Top hotels and wineries to visit

Thinking of a trip to wine country this summer? Get the full Napa experience at these newly-opened hotels and wineries to visit…<p><b>Places to stay</b><p><b>Las</b> …

Napa Valley

The Ultimate Guide to Seaside, Florida

1 of 13<p>Welcome to Seaside, Florida!<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Eat at Amavida Coffee<p>3 of 13<p>Eat at Modica Market<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>Eat at Airstream …

How-To's

Our 6 Must Reads For Creating and Accelerating Trust on Teams

Over the years, we’ve dug into some complex topics, from technical infrastructure to growth equations. We’ve even covered complexity itself. But …

Leadership

If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re probably not a good leader

I learned that there’s something wrong with feeling like the smartest person in the room from a man with a third-grade education—from my grandfather Luther, who along with my father founded the Dollar General Corporation, which I headed for 37-1/2 years.<p>It’s with more than a touch of shame that I …

Leadership

Elon Musk Wants You Afraid of 1 Thing When Meeting With Him (Your Employees Should Fear This Too)

It's a fear every leader should facilitate.<p>Elon Musk certainly has no shortage of self-confidence and is known for his bold leadership lessons and business and personal advice he emphatically shares. Despite the brashness, he's not known for being mean-spirited, so don't think the worst when I tell …

The Difference Between A Cheap And An Expensive Wine

You can’t put a price on happiness; but can you bottle it?<p>Everyone knows the difference between an $8 and $80 wine, but when it comes to $80 vs. …

The Secret Tool You Can Use To Keep People Accountable

If You Use It, You Can Get an Immediate Jump in Productivity<p>Accountability is a topic that lots of CEOs and leader talk about. Specifically, most of their concern is that they don't feel like their people hold themselves accountable to the things they need to do in driving higher levels of …

Top Earning Salespeople Use This 1 Easy Strategy to Outperform Everyone Else

Sales is one of the most common jobs in the US. But top salespeople know a secret--that can make them rich.<p>Let's start with the obvious: salespeople have a bad rap. That's because most people employed in sales are--wait for it--crappy salespeople. These are your typical pushy, slimy, or aggressive …

Jeff Bezos Knows How to Run a Meeting. Here's How He Does It

When it comes to getting more out of business meetings, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may have cracked the code.<p>Bad meetings: We've all experienced them. Whether it's poor planning, too much talking, or lack of preparation, bad meetings waste precious time and money.<p>But Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos …

The best athletes share 4 traits. They have nothing to do with sports

When it comes to success, few physically embody that state better than sports stars.<p>Yet, while precision, strength and unwavering stamina are vital …

Self-improvement

Want Your Employees to Become the Best Version of Themselves? First You Need to Stop Doing This 1 Thing

Too often leaders simply expect too little of their people and it has to stop.<p>I was asked to evaluate a specific manager in a mid-sized company and it didn't take long to figure out the problem. His rise to a position of leadership wasn't much different than why most organizations promote people. …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explains his famous one-character emails, known to strike fear in managers' hearts

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a notorious habit of sending his executives an email that has a single character: a question mark.<p>When the executive gets an email from Bezos that simply reads "?" they know that Bezos is concerned about something because a customer complained, Bezos explained during an …

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos admits Amazon has 'the weirdest meeting culture you will ever encounter'

If you go to work as an executive at Amazon — no matter what your expertise — you'll be required to become a good writer, and a good reader, in order to lead the meetings necessary to do your job.<p>And Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos admits that this will likely be "weird," he explained during an onstage …

10 Corny but Undeniably True and Inspiring Quotes About Teamwork

As Michael Jordan said, "Talent wins games; teamwork wins championships." He ought to know.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With two games remaining, my daughter’s soccer team is in second place. They’ve won nine games and lost only one -- to the team in third …

What’s the Best Caribbean Island for You?

Whether you’re a beach bum, a diver, a foodie, or a golfer—there’s a Caribbean island just for you.<p>Of course, we all know the Caribbean is the …

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

How to answer the ‘sell me this pen/pencil’ question in a job interview

I’ve been on both sides of this question, both interviewing people and interviewing for sales jobs. It can be awkward. And as highlighted in <i>The Wolf</i> …

Employment

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

4 Commitments You Must Make If You Want To Succeed Individually And As A Team

If a person doesn't feel protected in a relationship, they won't take risks. They won't speak up. They'll hold back their best performance.<p>When Mark Eaton was 21 years old, he had left the game of basketball behind him. He didn't have the stuff. So instead, he became a mechanic, working on …

The Best Winery Restaurants In America

The culinary world and the food world are intimately intertwined. Just as chefs care deeply about the wine that sommeliers present alongside their …

Why Every Amazon Meeting Has at Least 1 Empty Chair

Three people, five people, 15 people? No matter what size the meeting, every Amazon event has one extra seat.<p>Amazon is a retail giant, a technology leader, and one of the world's top brands. But there's something missing at every single meeting in the company.<p>No, it's not an agenda.<p>But it does have …

How to book luxury holidays on the cheap, according to travel expert

If you're on Instagram, it's hard to miss the bloggers who seem to frequent the plushest and most expensive hotels in the world — places that are out …

Hospitality