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Harvard Study Says This Is How Long You Should Wait to Respond to a Customer

It won't take even five minutes to do this.<p>You're probably losing at least a good chunk of your sales because of this. And it's right under your nose.<p>Here's the scenario I'm talking about: A customer calls you, and you respond two hours later. You might think that's not too bad, but I'm telling …

Employment

You Can Bootstrap Your Startup From an Excel Spreadsheet With This Founder's 'Agile Financing' Model | Inc.com

Pini Yakuel is the co-founder of Optimove, an AI-driven relationship management platform that lets brands like 800-Flowers, Adore Me and Freshly divide their customer base into micro-segments and send them extremely personalized, emotionally intelligent communications at a huge scale.<p>Sounds great, …

Small Business

6 New Cryptocurrencies That Should Be on Your Radar | Inc.com

Today, there are, of course, several major cryptocurrencies that are widely traded, as well less many less-well-known (a.k.a. alt-) cryptos that have been around for a while but are traded on fewer exchanges. There are also new cryptocurrencies being created on a regular basis; here are six such …

Blockchain

Why 2018 Will be the Year of Human-to-Human Marketing (H2H) | Inc.com

With the rise of digital channels and platforms, there are more marketing technology solutions available than ever before. According to Scott Brinker's annual #MarTech landscape, there were more than 5,000 software solutions available for marketers in 2017.<p>But all this marketing technology is …

Marketing

15 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read | Inc.com

<i>High Output Management:</i> Dickerson declares himself to be a "huge fan of this book, wish I had read it long before I did."<p><i>The Essential Drucker:</i> He's equally enthusiastic about this one, saying "absolutely love Drucker -- much of what he wrote 50 years ago is more relevant than anything you read …

Fred Wilson

Warren Buffett Says If You Hire People on Intelligence but They Lack This Other Trait, Don't Bother | Inc.com

Warren Buffett gave some great advice a few years ago on key attributes to look for when considering job candidate<i>s.</i> He narrowed it down to three, but one is purely non-negotiable. Buffet said<i>:</i><p>You're looking for three things, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they …

Leadership

100 Documentaries Every Guy Must See

Documentaries are created to open the viewers’ eyes to certain issues, most of the time controversial. Sometimes, they are filmed to preserve …

Crime

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ll be questioning whether some of our favorite habits and</i> …

Psychology

This Is How Your Daily Routine Should Look (According to Science) | Inc.com

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether that multivitamin you pop every morning does anything? Or perhaps how long you need to workout to start to see results?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You can use their answers …

Wellness

How Can You Tell If Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to 1 Rare Trait | Inc.com

In Jim Collins' landmark book <i>Good to Great (</i>published in 2001)<i>,</i> his research team spent five years examining 1,435 "good" companies and discovered 11 unique companies from that bunch that transformed themselves into "great" companies, outperforming, at the time, the S&P 500.<p>Their secret formula? …

Self-improvement

These Are The 50 Greatest Men's Gifts Under $50

Movie Pass<p>Movies are too expensive for their own good. Between the tickets, the popcorn, and the soda – it can cost as much as a nice dinner out. But …

Ultralight for Under $1,000

Thru-hiking a long distance trail is a powerful, eye opening, and hopefully positive experience. Having completed two thru-hikes, I can definitively …

Hiking

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

Investing

The forgotten art of squatting is a revelation for bodies ruined by sitting

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in <i>malasana</i>, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor’s sentence: “A guru once told me that the problem with …

New Jersey

It Took Elon Musk Just 3 Minutes to Give the Best Business Advice You'll Hear Today | Inc.com

Elon Musk has emerged as one of the world's most popular entrepreneurs. As the guiding force behind Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI (among a host of other companies), he's confronting some of the world's biggest challenges head-on.<p>I recently stumbled across this interview with Musk, and his advice …

Business Strategy

For Strength, Weight Loss, or Endurance: Total Body Fitness in 20 Minutes

Right here, right now, we’re telling you that “I don’t have enough time” is no longer an acceptable reason to bail on a workout. Whether your goal is …

Fitness

6 Ways to Invest Your Time Like a World-Class Leader

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

Creativity

17 Things to Start Doing In Your 20s So You Don't Live In Regret In Your 40s

Quora and Reddit users shared ways to live life to the fullest before you hit middle age.<p>They say youth is wasted on the young.<p>It doesn’t have to be. …

Winston Churchill

22 Bad Habits to Give Up If You Want to Be Successful

What does it truly take to be successful?<p>People love to depict success as a single colossal goal; a mountain they have to surmount. But the truth is, that mountaintop doesn’t even exist if you can’t succeed at the small tasks that are right in front of you. Success isn’t the result of one home run. …

Self-help

Sorry, Millennials -- You Are Not Entrepreneurs

Younger entrepreneurs should look to their older counterparts for guidance to be successful in the business world.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most millennials that I meet consider themselves entrepreneurs, or at least innovators. The editor of MiLLENNiAL Magazine, …

Entrepreneurship

The 7 Best Brain Foods to Help You Study

Eat your way to a higher GPA.<p>October 17, 2017<p>It's that time of year again! Literally every study spot on campus is occupied, you may or may not have …

13 questions that will change your life

When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself the right questions. Some questions are hard …

The best movie of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the reviews aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received movies by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top film from each year's list, starting with 2000 and including the best film of 2017.<p>…

Northern Italy

Lonely Planet reveal the 10 best cities in the world to visit, according to your interests

Love history or architecture or wine? There's a destination for each...<p>When travel destinations are normally ranked, it is by their overall general …

Travel

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It | Inc.com

I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going to share avocado toast in those …

Notepads

16 Of The Most Beautiful Villages Across The World To Add To Your Travel List

Heading to the mountains to escape the city life? Wait till you see the breathtaking scenic beauty of these villages across the world. Unscathed from …

European Travel

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More Of

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered …

Women's Health

15 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Human Brain Every Entrepreneur Should Know | Inc.com

In the past 15 years, technological advancements have given neuroscientists and researchers the tools to gather more facts about the human brain than we've ever before known. These advancements have proven the brain to be more capable than we realized, but scientists have also found evidence to …

The Brain

What to Post on Each Social Media Platform: The Complete Guide to Optimizing Your Social Content

Not all content needs to be shared everywhere. And not all content is suitable for every social media platforms.<p>It’s all right to post entirely …

Infographics

9 Best 1-Minute Life Hacks From Mark Zuckerberg, Arianna Huffington, and Oprah Winfrey | Inc.com

We all love those useful positive psychology and neuroscience mind hacks that help us use our brains more effectively. Yeah, it's a thing -- books and blogs have been written about mind hacks.<p>We can also learn a trick or two from the world's most successful business icons that will help short-cut …

Sleep