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7 books every MBA should read before they look for a job

I learned an incredible amount over those 12 weeks, not only about the job I was doing but about the many other areas of our business that are crucial to building a world class company.<p>And while I had fantastic resources and opportunities to learn about startups and hypergrowth companies during my …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

9 stupid mistakes entrepreneurs make, according to a guy who started 20 businesses and failed at 17 of them

<b>A) IGNORING THE "SIX MONTH RULE"</b><p>I was on the board of a business where we all got the financials for that month and realized that the company had six months of cash in the bank.<p>I called the CEO. He said, "no problem. We have six months. I'll raise money a long time before then and we have some big …

10 Free eBooks Every Content Marketer Has to Read

How often do you hear that content marketing is the sure fire way to success?<p>That it will bring you followers, traffic, leads and sales?<p>Quite a lot I …

Why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read about how the poor spend their money

Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his 17th pick, he's gone with "Portfolios of the Poor" by researchers Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford, and Orlanda Ruthven.<p>First published in 2009, the book is the …

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

Financial planners share the smartest decisions they've seen clients make with their money

Financial planners see it all.<p>Not only do they get an inside look into their clients' spending, saving, earnings, and investments, but they can see past the numbers to the people behind them: their clients' ambitions, fears, priorities ... and decisions.<p>Below, six certified financial planners …

Should Entrepreneurs Attend Business School?

After three to four years in the corporate world, most ambitious young professionals start thinking about the next step in their career. For those …

The Shortcut To Bonding With A Romantic Partner On A Deeper Level

From Sam Gosling’s book, Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You:<p>Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is …

Silicon Valley’s Dirty Secret

Silicon valley has a dirty secret. Everybody in the valley knows about this secret, many people outside of the valley know about this secret, and …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

Ditch Work/Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part I

<b>Part I: Your Blissful Stew</b><p>Work/life balance is a nice idea.<p>It's that ever-elusive dream that we can achieve that perfect mix of professional, personal and parenting activities, all executed with drive and grace.<p>The problem? It's impossible to achieve. The work/life reality has changed.<p>While …

Winning Lessons From Nike, Patagonia And Other Marketing Hall Of Famers

How would you like to learn everything you need to know about being a successful marketer in one short, entertaining session? That’s kind of what happened the other evening for those lucky enough to have been in the audience at the 2015 Marketing Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The four new …

High-impact innovation: 4 world-changing technologies you won't believe exist today

High-Impact Innovation<p>Four game-changing technologies that exist today<p>By Eli Epstein<p>Presented by the Infiniti Q50<p>High-Impact Innovation<p>Four …

Natural Gas

How This Self-Published Author Made $450,000: Part 2

Last month I profiled several authors who decided to take the plunge and self-publish a book. Some were successful, others less so. But there was one stand-out success story. British author, Mark Dawson, makes hundreds of thousands a year from his self-published novels. Now, the second entry of a …

Writing

The best small business owner in every state

Small businesses are responsible for two-thirds of new jobs created in the US and employ nearly half of the nation's workforce, according to the US Small Business Administration.<p>This week the SBA is honoring these businesses and their owners as part of National Small Business Week, an annual …

10 Ridiculous Beliefs That Are Killing Your Success

<b>You have big dreams!</b><p>But there are too many obstacles in your path, aren’t there?<p>You aren’t as ‘<i>lucky</i>‘ as those who have made it big.<p><i>Do you really</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Adeo Ressi Says The Dutch Are Kooky, France Is A Nightmare, And A Startup Wave Is Coming To The U.S.

Adeo Ressi is trying to create mini-Silicon Valleys in more than 100 cities around the world. The founder of Founder Institute, a business incubator that claims to have launched more than 1,400 companies with an 87% success rate – meaning they’re still in business – by selecting people it believes …

7 Steve Jobs quotes that could change your life

He came, he saw, he conquered…and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs</b> …

The 5 Types of Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, each of us is different and unique. The one common element we all share is the desire to create freedom in our “work” and life through entrepreneurship. We live in a time ripe with opportunities to create businesses that …

The science is in: God is the answer

Research shows kids raised with spirituality are happier and healthier in the vulnerable teen years. Why aren’t we all signing up?<p>Eighteen years ago, …

How to Deliver Bad News to Your Employees

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Delivering bad news is tough. It’s even harder when you don’t agree with the message or decision you’re communicating. Maybe you have to tell your star performer that HR turned down her request for a raise or to inform your team that the company doesn’t want them working …