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Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Agree This 1 Thing Drove Their Success | Inc.com

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates might have gotten unfathomably rich in wildly different ways, but when it comes to a philosophy about what success requires, the power pair are very much alike. The two business gurus revealed what they think got them to the top during a May tour of an Omaha, Nebraska …

Self-improvement

8 Invaluable Business Lessons Learned From 8 Years Running My Own Business | Inc.com

I started my business eight years ago. I told my wife that we'd make this a year by year thing fully expecting it to be a one-year experiment.<p>Eight years later, here are the eight most important things I've learned on my journey from startup through growth and inevitable periods of …

Business Strategy

How To Test A Business Idea

You have a great idea, and you’re ready to dive into entrepreneurship. But, are you sure your idea is viable? Before investing in a new business, you need to test your idea’s true potential.<p>Testing your small business idea<p>Do you know your business idea’s chances of success? Use these four …

Small Business

The Only 4 Money Rules You Need to Follow to Become Rich

They're simple, but they can change your financial future.<p>Managing your finances can sometimes seem like a full-time job, with lots of decisions to …

Personal Finance

LinkedIn's CEO Jeff Weiner Just Shared Some Brilliant Career Advice | Inc.com

With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper level:<p>"Inspire, empower, listen & appreciate. Practicing any one …

Leadership

These Are the Things Your Startup Needs to Stop Doing Immediately

Founding and running a startup is hard.I’ve started over 5 companies in the past decade or so and been a partner in others. It’s an incredibly …

Product Management

5 essential tips to sell anything to anyone, according to a 'Shark Tank' Shark

Most people don't realize how important selling is — unless your paycheck depends on it!<p>Every time I mention selling, I always hear, "It's not for me", "You have to have knack for sales", or ;"I just can't do sales" — but this can't be farther from the truth.<p>Salespeople aren't the only ones selling …

Entrepreneurship

How Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Other Successful People Start Their Day

Whether it’s going to the gym, reading the paper, or enjoying a cup of coffee, most of us have things in our morning routine that we rarely …

Bill Gates

Fresh data shows millennials' favorite apps — and it's bad news for Snapchat

Younger millennials may be spending as much as 40 minutes a day on Snapchat, but fresh data shows the scale of the challenge it faces as it looks to grow its user base amid stiff competition from Facebook.<p>Snapchat, despite being high on the cool quotient, features nowhere on the most essential apps …

Apps

10 Of The Most Incredible Natural Wonders You Never Knew Existed

Regardless of where you live and what you do, there are certain magical places in the world that everyone knows. Mount Everest. The Grand Canyon. …

Great Barrier Reef

5 things I had to give up to be successful

An uncomfortable but powerful truth that took most of my 20s to internalize: There's an opportunity cost to everything worthwhile in life. No matter …

Motivation

10 Pieces of Financial Advice I Wish I Knew in My 20s

Being smart with cash in your 20s will pay off big time for the rest of your life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your 20s can one of the most memorable times of your life. After all, you’ve just started to enter the workforce, have little responsibility and finally …

Personal Finance

Why You Should Delegate Almost Everything--and Focus on What You're Good at Instead | Inc.com

Small businesses have to overcome a lot of hurdles to succeed. In addition to building a reputation and a clientele, you have to get the word out, keep your staff organized, and continue to grow and make enough money to pay your workers, your investors, your overhead, and still make a profit.<p>Every …

Small Business

How the 80/20 Rule Helped Me Double My Income in Two Months

Learn how you can apply the 80/20 rule to your business.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>When I first read about the 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Principle, I had a healthy skepticism for it. I couldn’t wrap my head around how 80 percent of my work would only lead to 20 percent of results and that …

Time I

Why Warren Buffett’s ‘20-Slot Rule’ Will Make You Insanely Successful and Wealthy

Warren Buffett’s simple rule can make you more productive, wealthy, and happy.<p>Warren Buffett’s enormous wealth is only matched by his incredibly …

Robot finds fish beneath Antarctic ice, could be used to explore Europa

When a group of scientists drilled through 2,430 feet of ice in Antarctica to get to the water underneath, they only expected to find a few microbes here and there. Instead, they discovered a thriving community of fish and crustaceans -- all thanks to a remote-controlled robot that could one day …

University of Nebraska

Hyperloop is coming 'within a decade,' says CEO

What the Hyperloop might look like<p>Tesla Motors CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk's idea for the Hyperloop is one that sounded a bit like fantasy to …