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Inc. 500 2014 Survey Results: How the Top CEOs Really Think (Infographic) | Inc.com

<i>Inc.'s</i> annual check-in with the nation's top private-company CEOs shows how owners got their start and how their views on innovation and social media have changed.

Three Steps To Writing The Perfect LinkedIn Summary

If you read my Forbes article “Move Over, Resume, You’ve Been Replaced,” you understand why your bio (I call it a 3D brand bio) is the most powerful personal branding tool you have. And in the digital world, the most important version of your bio is your LinkedIn summary. This will likely be read …

Louisiana's Disappearing Coastline Threatens Entire U.S. Economy

A dramatic visualization of the forces bringing the Gulf of Mexico up to New Orleans' back door<p>An unholy trinity of forces – levees along the Mississippi River, sea level rise due to climate change, and fossil fuel extraction – have caused about 2,000 square miles of southeastern Louisiana to …

Coastlines

A Tanker Carrying $100 Million of Disputed Oil Was Traveling Off the Texas Coast — and It Just Mysteriously Disappeared From Radar

An oil tanker traveling off the Texas coast with $100 million of disputed Kurdish oil has gone missing.<p>According to Reuters, the vessel completely disappeared from satellite tracking Thursday, showing no position on the AIS tracking system used by the U.S. Coat Guard.<p>Image source: U.S. Coast Guard …

Visa program for wealthy investors maxed out by Chinese demand

Fueled by demand from wealthy Chinese nationals, an immigration program that exchanges visas for large investments in U.S. businesses has run out of its allotment of visas for the first time in its 24-year history.<p>A State Department official said this week that no more EB-5 visas will be issued …

Immigration

Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head | Peter Moseley

If we want to understand what’s happening in the brain when people ‘hear voices’, we first need to understand what happens during ordinary inner speech<p>Most of us will be familiar with the experience of silently talking to ourselves in our head. Perhaps you’re at the supermarket and realise that …

5 Ways Your Healthy Diet Is Making You Tired

Who doesn't wish for more energy at least a few dozen times a day? Of course, you know that a good night's sleep, regular exercise, and effective …

5 Ways To Keep Your Cool During A Big Presentation

But while the drugs can be helpful to some people, others prefer to cure their performance anxiety without them.<p>We spoke with Dr. Nick Morgan, a communications coach who has worked with Fortune 50 executives and TED speakers, about what people can do to make sure their nerves don't destroy their …

5 Startup Tips to Avoid Cash Crash and Burn

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No venture ever succeeds without confident, enthusiastic leadership around a mission that will attract employees, investors and customers. But this rosy outlook can become a liability – especially when dealing with financial …

Profit

Little hope for unskilled workers, says US Federal Reserve deputy Fischer

As western economies recover and businesses get back on their feet, there are an awful lot of people being left behind. Stanley Fischer, once the boss of the Israeli central bank and now deputy at the US Federal Reserve, is a thoughtful central banker who looks around him and still sees much pain …

How to Set Achievable Goals for Your Sales Team

Creating personal bests--or PBs--will increase your sales more than the conventional metrics.<p>Agile Selling: Get Up To Speed Quickly in Today's Ever-Changing Sales World <i>(Portfolio/Penguin, 2014) by Jill Konrath discusses basic habits that kill productivity at work, and offers simple solutions for</i> …

Selling

Open innovation’s risky business

Open up<p>Originally defined as giving the right to use and modify the source code of software, “open source” has spread to many domains, harnessing the …

Innovation

Three Advantages Successful People Have That You Can Cultivate Too

Successful people have obvious advantages over the rest of us. These range from being born into a wealthy family to education, gender, race and even having nurturing parents.<p>But if we were to put those aside, which ones are advantages they weren’t necessarily born with? What if we controlled for …

Most Productive People: 6 Things They Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

6 Tips for Better B2B Marketing (Infographic)

Turning website visitors into customers requires constantly analyzing your online-marketing strategy. Here are six tips for staying ahead of your competitors.<p>Business-to-business online marketing is an evolving science, thanks to the rise of new tools like video and podcasts. What's more, social …

Marketing

5 Ways to Test Your Retirement Readiness

Today, moving toward retiring is more complicated than it was in prior years, and comes with a thousand decisions. “Retirement looks very different …

Antonio Basoli's Alfabeto Pittorico

By Dan Piepenbring August 5, 2014<p>Sploid, “a new blog about awesome stuff” (as opposed to the many blogs about unawesome stuff), drew my attention to Antonio Basoli’s <i>Alfabeto Pittorico</i>, a series of architectural-alphabetical engravings from 1839—twenty-four letters and an ampersand. (Sorry, <i>J</i> and <i>W</i>.) …

Don't Always Rush to Move or Refinance

A siren’s song seems to be calling to established home owners. It speaks to the inner financial gambler. It tempts with the allure of interest rates …

Real Estate

How much do you need to retire happy? Wes Moss has your number

CHICAGO (Reuters) - (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)<p>It may be true that money can’t buy you love, but can it buy happiness in retirement? Most people would say it can, but financial planner Wes Moss wanted the details: Just how much money does it take …

Why You Should Hire Stakeholders, Not Employees

Let's retire the idea of an employee. These days, your company needs something different.<p>The Factory System gave us cool toys and a cushy life, but it also came with business diseases, and one of them is the Industrial Age concept of the employee. That version is a very new idea in the history of …

Employment

Cracking Into Google: 15 Reasons Why More Than 2 Million People Apply Each Year

It’s almost ten times harder to get a job at Google than it is to get into Harvard. With more than two million applicants a year, it seems like everyone wants to work at the search giant. Is it because it was crowned the “Happiest Company in America”? <i></i> In 2011, CareerBliss.com ranked Google No. 1 …

11 Hot New Apps You May Have Missed Recently

Luckily, we've collected all the best apps from last month, with a nice mix of games, entertainment, and productivity.<p>From a time management app that learns to think for you to a thrilling choose-your-own-adventure game based on a classic novel, there's bound to be something for everyone.

How to Use Positive Energy to Succeed

The kind of vibe you give off plays a big role in whether others want you around. Here's how to be more magnetic and likeable.<p>Right now there's an energy field or aura around you that others can feel. Without saying anything you can emit a sense of peace, calm and other positive feelings that can …

Happiness

5 Things Angel Investors Should Look for in Startups

An early-stage company that shares these attributes may be the one that makes you rich.<p>If you're an angel investor, you probably have some insight into the mind of an entrepreneur. After all, you too were at one time an entrepreneur. However, that could have been years ago. Or, maybe you were so …

Startups