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The Jack Dorsey Productivity Secret That Enables Him To Run Two Companies At Once

Jack Dorsey was named CEO (again) of Twitter last week, and he’ll continue to hold the same title at pre-IPO Square.<p>How can Dorsey run <i>two</i> companies when most of us struggle to keep up with one job? What’s his secret to getting it all done?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 billionaires, millionaires …

Time Management

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

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These pickup lines have the highest success rates, according to the dating app Hinge

A lot of people talk about opening lines, whether by debating the best thing to say to get someone's attention or by taking screenshots of the most awkward ones.<p>But Hinge, a popular dating app that introduces users to friends of friends, says it has figured out the best lines to initiate …

This Guy Lost 30 Pounds and Got Absolutely Shredded. See How He Did It

His training and nutrition plan may shock you<p>A year ago, Jonathan Montgomery, a 37-year-old firefighter with the Hillsborough County Florida Fire Rescue, was overworked, overweight, and sluggish. “I was strong, but slow and fat,” he said.<p>Fast-forward to today, and Montgomery is a physical specimen. …

'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

Startups

15 Books You Should Read Before Starting Your Business

When my first company failed, a young startup I founded right after college, I wanted to know why. I spent the next year reading and working like an …

The Road to Success Is Boring — and That's OK

For a long time I was only “half in” my business.<p>I had a good idea. It was sort of working. But life kept getting in the way. I always had a reason …

3 things to know about HBO's new streaming service

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In less than a month, people in the U.S. will be able to subscribe to HBO without a cable or satellite TV subscription. The …

Pay-TV

This Organizational Strategy Can Help You Accomplish Even the Most Daunting Tasks

When everything is a priority, how do you know what to do first?<p>Setting priorities may well be the easiest, difficult task on your to-do list. As daily tasks--and, yes, even large projects pile up--knowing what to do now and what to put on hold for later can be difficult. Angel investor Rick Gibson …

Time Management

3 Reasons Why You Must Give Your Customers Deadlines

Is it taking too long to close a sale? Start using deadlines.<p>"Let me have a little more time to think about this." 3 weeks go by and then you hear back with, "Sorry, we need more time." 3 more weeks pass and you get hit with "We're still interested, but we aren't ready to make a decision yet. Can …

Customers

Retiring at 27: Ambitious, Lazy or Crazy?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I don't know why the word "lazy" gets such a bad rap -- I'm a big fan of lazy.<p>Here's why: Lazy is a smart man's motivation to get from point A to B as quickly as possible. A lazy person knows there's lots of life and fun to be …

Entrepreneurship

Reviewing My Year

Nadine Katz, senior associate dean, professor and director of medical education in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City, teaches a course on leadership. One of the themes she covers: how to pick and stick to career …

Albert Einstein

Want a Happier, More Productive Life? Check Out Our Top 10 Stories on Habits in 2014.

Sadly, most of us don’t have very good habits. We go to bed late and sleepwalk through our mornings. We expect a creative mindset to miraculously materialize. We chug coffee for breakfast, stay glued to our smartphones and neglect exercise to snack on junk.<p>The good news, however, is that it’s …

Top 10

Chart Goals to Create a Road Map to Your Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article previously ran on Dec. 25, 2014.</i><p>Many people suffer from being rational dreamers. They want to achieve a big dream but hold themselves back by being risk averse. They don't want to disrupt the status quo and play things …

Goal Setting

The Apps You Need Now to Keep Your Privacy Intact

By Jay Cassano4 minute Read<p>There are the basic things you can do to protect your data and your phone, like avoiding public Wi-Fi networks, enabling …

The Stock Market Bull Who Got 2014 Right Just Published This Fantastic Presentation

For 2015, strategists are expecting stocks to move even higher, and again, no one is more bullish than Stoltzfus.<p>"We have initiated a target for the S&P 500 at the end of 2015 at 2,311," he wrote.<p>Courtesy of Oppenheimer, we've included the key slides from Stoltzfus' brand-new monthly presentation. …

Stock Markets

A Super-Tough Question Morgan Stanley Asks Bankers Who Want To Join Its Wealth-Management Team

It's harder than you might think.<p>So we asked Morgan Stanley to send us a tough interview question, one that separates the men from the boys, or the women from the girls.<p>This is a question that shows you how the bank wants its wealth managers to think.<p>Here it is:<p><b>"The client is always right. Describe</b> …

Morgan Stanley

6 New Ideas That Could Help You Retire Better

A great new retirement account, the case for an overlooked workplace savings plan, a push to make your town more retiree-friendly, and more good news …

The Psychology of Handling Criticism

I know it sounds crazy, but mistakes aren’t actually bad. True, sometimes they can result in ‘bad’ things like the wasting of your time or what seems like a blow to your reputation, but the subjective way in which we view such events is all that determines that they are bad.<p>Instead of feeling bad …

Here's The Surprising Question One CEO Asks At The Start Of Every Job Interview

But Robert Reid, CEO of the financial management software company Intacct, likes to flip things around by asking candidates what they want to talk about to start the interview.<p>In an interview with The New York Times' Adam Bryant, Reid explains that asking someone the question, "What do you want to …

Employment

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

Investing