Joel Billau

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3 Ways To Be A Strategist, Not A Tactician

“You need to be more strategic.” Many aspiring leaders have heard this type of feedback during a performance review or after giving a presentation. But what does it really mean? And how do you make the shift from being tactical to thinking and acting more strategic? Ever wondered if it’s even …

Leadership

If You're Spending Time on Any of These 6 Tasks, You're Killing Your Productivity | Inc.com

Every founder, CEO, and executive I coach complains that they don't have enough time. And I get it. Time is the one resource we can never get more of: We can't save for later, and it's the one thing everyone always wants from us. Yet most of them spend time on tasks that they really shouldn't. …

Time Management

How to Learn in 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months | Inc.com

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There's a lack of clarity on <i>how to</i> …

Motivation

The Algorithm That Makes Preschoolers Obsessed With YouTube

Surprise eggs and slime are at the center of an online realm that’s changing the way the experts think about human development.<p>Toddlers crave power. Too bad for them, they have none. Hence the tantrums and absurd demands. <i>(No, I want</i> this <i>banana, not that one, which looks identical in every way but</i> …

Kids

Cool Kids Beds That Makes You Wish You Could Turn Back Time

Anything designed for kids is usually cute and irresistible, even something as big and as robust as a bed. Actually, we have a bunch of cool kids …

Interior Design

12 30-Day Challenges That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

For some people, the best way to change a habit is with baby steps. They start incredibly small to avoid terror and procrastination and gradually work their way up from there.<p>But others are more the dive-right-into-the-cold-water type. For these folks, the best way to change your life is through a …

Stand Up Comedy

How to Read a Whole Damn Book Every Week

It may sound difficult, but the secret to reading a book every week is to not be precious about it.<p>Every year, I read over a hundred books. This means I polish off somewhere between two and three books a week. I'm not saying that to brag (okay, I am), but I really believe that anyone can make time …

Books

The 19 Best Places to Catch the Great American Solar Eclipse

Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina<p>The vast wilderness of this forest covering the mountains and valleys of southwestern North Carolina falls …

North Carolina

This Simple Daily Habit Will Make Your Day Better | Inc.com

Learning a language, writing a book, getting a job promotion, improving productivity, becoming a million dollar business, becoming healthier, developing fulfilling relationships, getting out of debt, eliminating bad habits, and lowering stress may feel insurmountable at the beginning of the journey.<p>…

Happiness

The Power of a Monthly Poker Game

Just one way to stave off a midlife crisis.<p>I'm not here to talk about my marriage. Though not wanting to talk about my marriage is part of the reason we were in couples therapy in the first place. Let's just say I had drifted, in my early forties, from a midlife malaise—the graying temples, the …

Dining Rooms

The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now

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Podcasting

Want to found a start-up? These are the books you should read first, a top VC says

Bill Gurley's investment firm, Benchmark, has made some big bets that paid off. The firm was an early investor in Instagram, Quora, Snap, Uber, …

Venture Capital

5 Psychological Thrillers That Aren’t Formulaic

This is a guest post from Rabeea, a Karachi-based book critic presently writing for Chicago Review of Books, Wales Art Review, Storgy, Brooklyn Mag …

Books

A Perfect Introduction to a Genre Bending Master

Jeremy Robert Johnson’s Entropy in Bloom is an instant classicJeremy Robert Johnson’s <i>Entropy in Bloom</i> opens with an introduction by Brian Evenson in …

Books

9 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

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Warren Buffett

How to Tell a Good Story, as Explained by George Saunders, Ira Glass, Ken Burns, Scott Simon, Catherine Burns & Others

All of us instinctively respond to stories. This has both positive and negative effects, but if we don't understand it about ourselves, we've won't …

Ken Burns

Want to Show Great Leadership Skills as a Deadline Approaches? Try These 5 Communication Tips | Inc.com

Are you a manager? You set deadlines on your important projects or deliverables, which your team members, of course, <i>committed</i> to doing. Then this happens: As the deadline approaches, members of your team go MIA on you.<p>Now you're faced with finishing their work, which means spending long hours in …

Employment

Our obsession with personal branding reveals a dark truth about the future of work

If you’re looking for a new job, the internet is full of helpful tips. “7 Things You Can Do to Build an Awesome Personal Brand!” one headline declares. “6 Branding Tips for Job Seekers!” blares another. After all, in this fast-paced economy, you can’t just apply for new positions; you need to brand …

Employment

This 30-something started with $1,000 in savings and now owns 90 rental properties — here's his No. 1 tip for building wealth when you're young

In fact, the former Clemson University football player graduated college in 2003 with just $1,000 in the bank, he said on a recent episode of the Mad Fientist podcast, (thanks to his football scholarship, he carried no student debt).<p>After spending the next year scouting properties for seasoned …

Real Estate