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5 Books Bill Gates Says You Should Read Over The Holidays

From David Foster Wallace on tennis to sly statement about Trump, some great reading recommendations (or gift ideas) from the world’s leading philanthropist.<p>When he’s not eradicating polio and pushing his billionaire friends to give away their fortunes, Bill Gates is reading interesting books and …

37 Free Online Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills

Where can you go for the best, most useful marketing information? Check out these free resources.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online marketing resources and social media classes.<p>I read hundreds of …

5 Brutal Truths About What You Can Really Get Done Before the End of the Year | Inc.com

The last quarter of every year is either a mad scramble to the finish line or a relaxed coast into the new year. Companies and people alike are notorious for embarking on a wildly ambitious quest to achieve something huge by year's end or for gliding through the closing months and vowing to set new …

7 ways to boost your longevity and happiness

Want to live to 100? Steal a few tips from Dan Buettner, the author of longevity-focused books including "The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest".<p>Buettner has traveled the world researching communities where people tend to lead long, healthy lives. But …

How to Manage Your Emotions Without Fighting Them

We often hear tips and tricks for helping us to “control” our emotions, but that’s the wrong idea: strong emotions aren’t bad, and they don’t need to be pushed down or controlled; they are, in fact, data. Our emotions evolved as a signaling system, a way to help us communicate with each other and …

10 Brutal Truths About Success No One Wants to Hear (Except People Who Hunger for Success) | Inc.com

Ask successful people how they achieved their success and you'll hear words like "hard work," "sacrifice," and "persistence."<p>Dig a little deeper and you'll find some other common attitudes and habits, like these:<p><b>1. They know their success was only inevitable in hindsight.</b><p>Read stories of successful …

Self-improvement

The Top 5 Most Motivational Books I've Ever Read

Note: Personal development books are perfect for listening during your commute or workout. If you're into audio books and haven't tried audible by Amazon before, you can sign up here and get two free audiobooks.<p>Self-help books get a bad rap.<p>Yes, many fill their pages with trite pieces of advice and …

How to Write a Small Business Marketing Plan

Starting a small business takes grit, passion, determination, and focus. Coming up with an idea that is profitable and fills a market need is no …

Marketing

Here's the One Way to Finally Win the Fight Against Procrastination

You only need to commit to one thing to end procrastination forever.<p>There are so many tips and tricks out there to increase productivity and decrease procrastination.<p>Take short breaks, make lists...<p>Remove distractions, prioritize...<p>Drink less coffee, drink more coffee...<p>You've heard them all …

It's the Economic Inequality, Stupid! The Gaping Wound that led to Trump's Win

The people didn't ask for Donald Trump, they asked for change and settled for Trump. It was the change Obama had promised eight years ago. While Trump fired up some pre-existing xenophobic elements of the Republican base, what delivered him the victory that eluded his Republican predecessors was an …

4 Questions to Qualify Business Leads

Qualifying the right business leads can be tough. Here are four questions to ask that can make the process a lot easier.<p>No matter the industry, there's one thing that everyone in every sales department wants: more leads. But, the reality of "more leads" isn't as simple as it seems. Getting your …

8 Productivity Hacks for the World's Worst Procrastinators

Finding it hard to stay focused? These strategies will help you get more out of your day.<p>Procrastination can strike virtually anyone in any context. And it can take several forms: You might avoid work entirely, deliberate so much over work decisions that you don't actually get anything done, feel …

It’s Time to Stop Trying to Do it All

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

How to Become a Morning Person

<b>Time to finally wake up and get that proverbial worm.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Amy Marturana.</i><p>Photo: Tara Moore / Getty<p>We all have that friend that somehow jumps out of bed at the first chime of her alarm, and gets started with her packed day with a perky attitude. If she does it without a drip of coffee, it's …

17 Things Everyone Needs to Know How to Do | Inc.com

Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get there, you need to master some basic skills and fundamental wisdom.<p>Here are 17 things I'm asked about most often.<p>This list is far from comprehensive. There's more to come, …

How This Entrepreneur Turned his Bar Mitzvah Dough Into a $30 Million Company | Inc.com

Less than two years out of University of Virginia and working for a Silicon Valley investment bank, Jared Shusterman returned back to his home in Miami. No mortgage, family or real responsibilities, Jared figured the lack of sleep and religious devotion to work could be better spent on building his …

The Harsh Reality of Running a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Today's Emerging Markets Are Driven by Innovation

Portfolio Manager Heidi Heikenfeld invests in the emerging markets by looking for entrepreneurs who are doing things differently.<p>She finds that women …

Working From Home: How To Be A Productivity Ninja

Working from home is getting more and more popular with the latest statistics from Global Workplace Analytics showing incredible growth in the US …

Productivity

Eight Ways To Boost Your Brand Or Business With Twitter

Perhaps you’ve already been using Twitter for your own marketing campaigns but have not really seen much difference in your profits. Or maybe you’re exploring it now in order to make the most of it for the sake of promotion.<p>Twitter can help grow your brand or your business, but only if you know how …

Want to Produce Viral Blog Posts? Follow These Steps

If I could guarantee that every piece of content I created would go viral, I could spend a lot more time throwing myself out of airplanes. Since there’s no magic wand to wave that guarantees content will go viral, I’m stuck with just skydiving on the weekends and promoting content during the …

Marketing

20 Ways Your Business Can Outrank Anyone Online

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is there one particular website that consistently outranks yours? This can be an extremely frustrating experience. It seems like no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to improve your rankings.<p>This post will give you a checklist you …