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3 ways Steve Jobs made meetings insanely productive — and often terrifying

American businesses lose an estimated $37 billion a year due to meeting mistakes.<p>Steve Jobs made sure Apple wasn't one of those companies.<p>Here are three ways the iconic CEO made meetings super productive:<p>1. He kept meetings as small as possible.<p>In his book "Insanely Simple," longtime Jobs …

What every 20-something should do now to be more successful

<i>Answer by Evan Asano, CEO and founder of Mediakix.com, on Quora.</i><p><b>Read</b> <b>ferociously</b> (everything you can get your hands on). Join a book club. Imbibe …

17 Small Habits To Make You More Productive

<i>“The goal of a mini-habit is to be consistent. In fact, consistency is much more important than what you accomplish with this daily habit.”</i><p><b>The</b> …

How your childhood affects your success

A young Bill Gates.ScrapeTV<p>From the biological side of things to how we're nurtured, a lot of what goes on in childhood influences how we turn out as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of …

Psychology

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Why I Failed as a Student and Succeeded as an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Donny Zanger is the founder and CEO of All Week Walls, a New York-based pressurized wall company. In addition to All Week Walls, he has started up a number of other businesses too. I talked to Donny recently about his experience as an entrepreneur, and what it took for him to create a successful …

Entrepreneurship

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

9 Proven Success Factors That Can Accelerate Your Career and Life | Inc.com

Brian Tracy is a highly recognized and sought-after speaker, coach, trainer, and author who travels extensively around the world. His presentations and seminars cover a multitude of areas, including personal development, leadership, time management, public speaking, business, and sales …

Self-improvement

The Hidden Truths About Introverts That Every Leader Should Know

The common belief about personality and leadership is that strong leaders are extroverts, that they can walk into any room and immediately attract a crowd; start spewing out platitudes about the latest ice-cream flavor and sports highlights and immediately spark new friendships—and sweet tooths (I …

Personality

7 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Why More Millennials Are Leasing Luxury Cars

Leasing accounted for almost 29% of all new car purchases by millennials in 2015.<p>Connor Murphy, 23, owns a fresh produce company and is about to …

5 Ways For Entrepreneurs to Keep The Creative Juices Flowing

No matter what business you are in, chances are the competition is fierce. You probably have a website, you have your marketing, you may even blog, …

10 things successful leaders remember when things go wrong

Whether it's a failure of planning, a bad judgment call, or an accident of fate, trouble eventually comes to every leader. And that's when leadership really matters.<p>Here are the principles that can guide you through the next storm:<p>Our reactions and moods are like a steering wheel that can move us …

8 science-backed mind tricks to beat procrastination and do that thing you've been putting off right now

But the thing about getting things done? It's hard — especially when whatever you're supposed to be doing is daunting, unpleasant, or particularly high stakes.<p>And as we've written before, there are powerful reasons you might be having trouble getting started. But the bills must be paid, the work …

Procrastination

18 of the most creative résumés we've ever seen

To combat that, many job seekers with coding and design experience go to extreme — and extremely creative — lengths to stand out and demonstrate their skills.<p>It's a risk: Not every hiring manager is going to be on board with an unconventional approach. But as the creators of these masterpieces …

8 Habits Of Leaders Who Know How To Delegate

The more leaders micromanage, the more their teams push for independence. Here’s how to break the cycle.<p>Many leaders would say they already delegate a lot, yet plenty of employees would say their bosses are micromanagers who don’t delegate enough.<p>[Delegating] isn’t about managers losing control and …

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well | Inc.com

Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of us are working longer, trying to fit it all in.<p>That's the wrong approach. There's plenty of …

Time Management

'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

The future is being built inside a man’s garage

David Pares believes he has developed a proof-of-concept for a warp drive motor— a propulsion system that allows a spacecraft to travel at speeds …

7 Habits of Highly Respected Leaders

Your technical skills might get you a promotion, but it’s your people skills that will earn you the respect of your employees.<p>A title, position, and corner office may earn them extra pay and benefits, but respect is something that does not automatically come with a leadership position. This has to …

How Entrepreneurs Like Branson Hatch Their Best Business Ideas

Why is it, when the latest clever business idea from a smart entrepreneur takes the world by storm, the rest of us are left thinking ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ Often, the greatest innovations are simple solutions to problems that the rest of us spend a lifetime scratching our heads and getting …

Entrepreneurship

A psychologist reveals the best ways to maximize your sleep — and the No. 1 mistake everyone makes

Everyone wants to get better sleep. But sleep trouble is incredibly common.<p>And feeling tired the next day isn't the half of it. By not getting enough sleep you're reducing your IQ.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>And losing "beauty sleep" really …

The One Thing Everybody Should Know About Relativity

Yesterday, I wrote about the core concepts needed to understand quantum physics, which is one of the two pillars of modern physics. The other, of course, is the theory of relativity, the full and complete version of which celebrates its 100th birthday this November (we usually talk about relativity …

Physics

8 traits the world's most successful people share

For his book, "The 8 Traits Successful People Have in Common," author Richard St. John conducted interviews with more than 500 highly successful people, from the likes of Bill Gates and Richard Branson to Martha Stewart and Ben Cohen, the cofounder of Ben and Jerry's ice cream.<p>St. John entered …

Self-improvement

How to Avoid 4 Mental Blockers That Can Sabotage Your Career

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You may not realize it, but your brain is working against you.<p>Think about it: How many times have you tried to focus in a meeting, only to succumb to a burning desire to check your Instagram?<p>Or how about the time you were told to come up with 10 new …

Self-help

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …