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There Are 4 Types of Founders--Which One Are You? | Inc.com

Growth is Job One for every entrepreneur and company leader--in every industry and market. Lots of great books have been written about the why, whats and hows of growth--from classics like <i>The Innovator's Dilemma</i> and <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> to helpful guides like <i>The Startup Owner's Manual</i> and <i>The Lean</i> …

Mark Zuckerberg

8 qualities that will help you be great in any relationship, according to a psychotherapist

Do you ever wonder how some people seem so natural and at ease in relationships, while others really struggle to maintain them?<p>Is it a difference in temperament, like introversion or extroversion?<p>It could be, but as a psychologist, I can say the approach to relationships for each temperament is …

Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

<i>“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”<br>― Margaret Mead</i>Our children grow up so fast. Before we know it they’re out there somewhere …

Parenting

8 Tiny Changes to Make Your Life 10 Times More Enjoyable

Don't underestimate the cumulative power of small, steady changes in your daily routines.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I think we are all open to making changes in our lives that make us happier and more successful, but few of us follow-through because committing to …

The Intricacies of Quantum Mechanics Explained in 5 Minutes Using Ducks

Exurb1a has created a new amusing video where he takes a <i>quack</i> at explaining the intricacies of quantum mechanics in 5 minutes using ducks.<p>What a …

How To Look Like A Leader When You're Not

The paradox – you won’t get promoted to a leadership role if you don’t have leadership experience. But how do you get leadership experience when you’re only cast in a supporting role? Even if you’re in an entry-level position, you need to demonstrate leadership skills consistently and overtly. They …

Leadership

5 Best Meeting Practices Every Leader Should Follow | Inc.com

A recent article in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> reported on an international study by the Center for Creative Leadership titled, <i>Always On, Never Done?</i>, which shows that professionals, executives and business owners in the U.S. and 36 other countries now work a whopping 72-hour week.<p>The study went …

Management

Here Are the Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To | Inc.com

There's a reason that podcasts are such a fast-growing medium. They're timely, convenient--perfect length for commuting--and usually free, like a radio station you program for yourself.<p>Whatever you're interested in, there's probably a podcast discussing it--politics, sports, history, music, …

Self-improvement

All perfectionists need to adopt this strategy for coping with failure and rejection

Any creative person knows that pursuing meaningful work also means climbing aboard an emotional rollercoaster. One moment, you’re on top of the world, stepping out onto a stage, or hitting “publish” on a post. Then a disappointing email or a critical comment about your work sends you plunging into …

Self-improvement

Product Design: House Automation Gadgets

We started Abduzeedo with the mission of sharing everything that inspires us. We focus heavily on digital design but more and more we try to feature …

Why Google, Twitter, And LinkedIn Employees Are Kicking These Seven Work Habits

We asked insiders at some of the top tech companies which bad habits they’re trying to cut out of their workdays. Here’s what they said.<p>By this time in January, some of that initial excitement around New Year’s resolutions may be starting to fade. Here we are, just a week away from the whateverness …

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 29 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

They're not in the habit of wasting time with dumb or irrelevant queries.<p>In fact, they often have one favorite go-to question they like to ask. This typically reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 31 of those questions.<p><i>Jacquelyn Smith, Alison Griswold, and Vivian Giang</i> …

The Biggest Secret to Success: Spend at Least 10 Hours a Week Just Thinking | Inc.com

<i>What are the best-kept secrets of successful business people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO of O2E Brands, on Quora:</b><p>You've heard of people like Elon Musk …

Time Management

Keynesian economics: is it time for the theory to rise from the dead?

Imagine this. In late 1936, shortly after the publication of his classic General Theory, John Maynard Keynes is cryogenically frozen so he can return 80 years later.<p>Things were looking grim when Keynes went into cold storage. The Spanish civil war had just begun, Stalin’s purges were in full swing, …

Economics

5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

This week’s haul includes a rocket engine that breaks the laws of physics, a look at the serious side of putty, and astronauts who are about to go …

Nanotech

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

The Blueprint for Cloning the Near-Perfect Boss Comes Down to These 6 Traits (or It's Totally Pointless)

Just in case you have a human cloning machine handy, don't forget these.<p>In our experience as leadership coaches, and collecting evidence from the literature that informs our methodology, companies that do exceptionally well are often led by servant leaders who are catalysts for change and bring out …

5 Daily Habits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

The main difference between the few who get ahead and the many treading water is how well they spend their time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneurial spirit lights a flame of hope in the hearts and minds of people near and far. For most, it's a symbolic …

5 counter-intuitive lessons I’ve learned by building startups

Building a startup is anything but intuitive. There’s a good reason startups are all about trying new things, testing them, and re-doing it all over again – there is no <i>one right way</i>, and what works isn’t always what’s logical.<p>When starting a company standard advice like, “work hard,” and, “you have …

Forget grit, IQ, and culture fit. VCs say this is what it takes to succeed at a startup

When founders are asked what it takes to succeed at a startup, many provide this well-worn answer: “learn to be comfortable with ambiguity”—an equally frustrating and ambiguous response.<p>At a recent event in New York (“Start @ a startup“) co-hosted by Sequoia Capital and Business Today, a handful of …

Sheryl Sandberg

IoT Security Is A Mess That Will Take An Age To Fix

Barely a month since Brian Krebs’ website was temporarily knocked offline by an — at the time — historically large Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack another, even larger, DDoS attack has caused havoc with websites all day.<p>This latest attack has targeted DNS provider Dyn. Sites including …

Cybersecurity

The Untold Story of the First Atoms in the Universe

Exactly when and how were the original hydrogen atoms destroyed? A new telescope may provide an answer.<p><b>By Aaron Parsons,</b> <i>Associate Professor of</i> …

Chemistry

6 Bad Habits You Must Break to Succeed

You can't outwork unhealthy patterns. The best way to ditch a bad habit is to embrace a good one in its place.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of the young entrepreneurs I meet through my work as a writer, investor and entrepreneur aren't reaching their full …

15 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

Stretching is a vital part of your fitness routine.<p>You know that moment when you just <i>need</i> to stretch—maybe it’s before getting out of bed in the …

15 Daily Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of the 15 habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here …

Self-improvement

10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

University of Illinois

The 15-Minute Six Pack Shimmy

Get ready for your abs to burn and shake<p>This 15-minute abs workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour has a fun name, but it’ll cause your abs to burn and shake.<p>The routine’s five movements hit every last muscle in your core, including your shoulders, obliques, rectus abdominis, hip …

Workouts

Body & Soul Boot Camp: Yoga for a Clear Mind

Get centered and clear-headed with this 15-minute meditative yoga class<p>We're all stressed out at some point during the day—it's how we handle our …

10 Bad Habits That Could Be Destroying Your Happiness | Inc.com

Bad habits keep you unhappy, keep you stuck, make you do things you don't want to do. Start today, right now, to eliminate them from your life. When you do, you'll open up room for new positive habits to take their place.<p>Any or all of these 10 habits is a good place to start.<p>1. Postponing your …

Happiness