Jim Williams

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Infographic: The best words to grab audience attention online

Content might be king, but a well-written headline can be the crown jewel of your online marketing.<p>Whether you are posting industry insights on your …

Marketing

8 Exciting Things I Learned From Launching an Amazon Bestseller

…It’s Easier To Do Than You Might ThinkHey Medium! I spent the summer publishing my book. What have you been up to?I’ve had a lot of people reach out …

Writing

Bill Gates offers a simple explanation for why the economy works differently now

Bill Gates believes the rules of supply and demand are changing faster than people and governments are adapting. We live in a world where an increasing number of products are “intangibles,” or products you can’t touch–like software and other digital content.<p>This kind of product is very different …

Bill Gates

How to Grow Your Sales, Build a Team and Develop a Strong Business Model That Creates Revenue

Do you have a system around your business, or are you just shooting from the hip?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you hungry for actionable startup business tactics? In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Eric Siu sits down with Andy Mackensen, SnackNation's …

Business Strategy

Malcolm Gladwell's Advice to Entrepreneurs: 'Don't Be One Thing'

The author and podcaster believes entrepreneurs and creatives should think of themselves as ever-adaptable -- open to opportunities wherever they come.<p>This story appears in the September 2018 issue of . Subscribe »<p>Malcolm Gladwell may have one of the strongest brands in media, but he never applies …

Entrepreneurship

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

He's About To Break $2 Million In An Ultra-Lean Business He Started At Age 62

Many people start winding down their careers after age 60–or thinking about it. But Johan Hattingh, now 69, opted to reinvent himself as an entrepreneur. With his son, Eugene, 45, Hattingh grew Ain’t It Nice, the fast-growing, profitable online garden ornaments store he launched in 2011, to just …

Profit

After Asking Hundreds of Successful People How to Be Successful, 1 Word Stood Out

This word came up over and over in almost every single interview.<p>I've had the pleasure of interviewing some amazingly successful people. From the CIO at Boeing, Chief Digital Officer at McDonald's and the former CMO of Burger King to the founders of successful multi-million dollar businesses like …

Success

7 principles to develop toughness and build the life you want to live

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. …

Self-improvement

Three Little Words Are Making You a Negative Person—and You Probably Say Them All the Time

<i>This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like this, visit shape.com.</i><p>Here's something that'll make you think twice: "The majority …

7 Psychological Defenses That Aren't Protecting You, But Making You Weaker

Many of our worst qualities do not actually come from being morally corrupt or misguided. They are more often psychological defense mechanisms that we don’t understand. <br>The interesting thing about most defense mechanisms is that they often do the opposite of what we want them to. Instead of leaning …

Self-help

The one habit that can transform your world forever

<b>What is the one habit that can transform your world forever?</b><p>The habit of tracking.<p>No, I don’t mean stripping down to a loincloth and sniffing animal …

Body Fat

The Top 4 Reasons You Didn't Get The Job Offer

A job search is a competition, and only the absolute best candidates get a chance to compete for the top spot. Oftentimes the difference between the candidate that’s hired and the runner up is quite small. The same goes for who gets selected to come in and interview for the position. The reasons …

Employment

Facebook Implosion: What It Means For Startups

Ahead of Facebook’s earnings, Wall Street was highly confident. A week before, the shares went from $209 to $217.50, putting the market cap at $629 billion — making the company the fifth most valuable on the face of the earth.<p>But in techland, things can move very quickly. And yes, that’s what …

Startups

5 Simple Steps to Get Rich Like Jeff Bezos

Increase your chances of entrepreneurial success by improving upon something that serves a pre-existing market.<p><i>"A lot of people are trying to think 'outside the box'. Instead, we are thinking 'inside the box'."</i><p>That was the opening of a pitch I attended just three years ago; by a company I quickly …

Jeff Bezos

How to hack your unconscious… to find your inner creativity

Everyone is familiar with “aha” moments, when the solution to a problem suddenly pops into conscious awareness as if from nowhere. Wouldn’t it be …

Creativity

7 Powerful Tactics Mentally Strong People Use to Prevent Toxic People From Taking a Toll on Their Lives

Toxic people can drain your mental strength. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to limit their influence.<p>While one toxic person may use manipulation and lies, another may resort to intimidation and incivility. And if you're not careful, people like that can take a serious toll on your …

Self-help

The Real Secret to Working With 'Difficult' People

Difficult people are simply people who don't feel safe.<p><i>How do I get what I want from difficult people? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nicole Gravagna, PhD Neuroscientist,</b> …

Quora

Mattis Backs Up Trump’s Fiery Tirade On Iran

8:13 PM 07/24/2018<p>Secretary of Defense James Mattis backed up President Donald Trump’s fiery message about Iran at the Hoover Institution in …

Donald Trump

A General's Perspective On Helsinki, Putin And Russia

In my role as head of macro strategy at Academy Securities, I had the pleasure of discussing the events of last week surrounding the Helsinki Summit, President Trump, Putin and Russia with General (ret.) Spider Marks.<p>We agreed on some issues and disagreed on others, but I think he makes several …

Russia

7 Things the Best Leaders Do to Get Business Back on Track During Hard Times | Inc.com

When the business is struggling, most business owners I know feel like anything but a leader. They start second-guessing their own vision, and are prone to making snap decisions suggested by someone else, in lieu of their carefully crafted processes and metrics.<p>Entrepreneurs who can keep their cool …

Entrepreneurship

More People Are Quitting Their Jobs Than Ever Before. Here's Why

Quitting used to be looked down on. Now more people than ever are doing it.<p>By now we're pretty used to challenging the status quo when it comes to how we work. Since the boom of the Internet, we've witnessed a fundamental shift in how, where, and when people work. Remote employees, freelancers, and …

Employment

10 things you should never say when making a presentation

Making a presentation at work can be scary. Some of us fear public speaking more than death. However, like many things in life, giving presentations …

Public Speaking

Infographic: 10 tactics for email marketing success

A strong email campaign is part and parcel of any successful marketing strategy.However, there are many ways to muck up this powerful digital …

Marketing

7 Real Estate Tools Entrepreneurs Should Know About

When I was 19 years old, I bought my first rental property. At that age, I had a lot to learn and teach myself as I started managing my first property. Eventually, I was able to grow my investment into an actual business and leave a corporate job to co-found Influence & Co., and I still own and …

Real Estate

The secret to success no one talks about (but everyone needs to hear)

You’re sick of the same self-help literature that promises success in just a few simple steps. So am I. It’s all over the Internet, and if it were as …

Motivation

Want to Succeed? Here's Why You Need to Only Focus on 3 Things at a Time

You must consider whether something is a distraction or an opportunity.<p>Not long ago, I had dinner with a promising entrepreneur. We discussed his startup, and I offered plenty of advice.<p>I hope he chooses to follow one particular suggestion: ruthless prioritization.<p>No matter who you are, you can't …

Time Management

Want to Escape Corporate Life to Start Your Own Business? Make Sure You Have What it Takes | Inc.com

While spending years in a big company as an employee and an executive, I heard many people talking about jumping the corporate ship, dreaming of being an entrepreneur, and totally in charge of their own destiny.<p>Fortunately for many of them it was all talk and no action, saving them from a world of …

How Kylie Jenner Became The Youngest Self-Made (Almost) Billionaire (And How You Can Copy Her)

Kylie Jenner is better at business than you are. Keep reading to find out how you can steal her secrets and start building your own empire- no matter how old you are!<p>Kylie Jenner is clearly at the top of her game right now. She is set to be the youngest self-made billionaire <i>ever</i>, and her fans have …

Kylie Jenner

The Billionaire Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers Runs More Than 100 Companies According to These 19 Rules

About 20 years ago, he wrote the first version of the "Isms" corporate-culture guide.<p>Dan Gilbert runs an empire.<p>He makes many of his public …