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What I Wish I Knew in My 20s as an Entrepreneur

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Enon Landenberg, Small Factory of Big Ideas. Enon Landenberg, Small Factory of Big Ideas<p>In 2015, one thing is clear, startups …

Pulitzer-Winning Poet Mark Strand on the Heartbeat of Creative Work and the Artist’s Task to Bear Witness to the Universe

“It’s such a lucky accident, having been born, that we’re almost obliged to pay attention.”<p>In the 1996 treasure <b>Creativity: The Psychology of Discovery and Invention</b> (<i>public library</i>) — the same invaluable trove of insight that demonstrated why “psychological androgyny” is essential to creative …

The Top Seven Reasons Your Successful Start-up Will Fail

Failure is bad enough, but failing at success--now that's really bad. Here's how you can avoid the pitfalls of success.<p>Nobody ever started a business intending to fail. Yet, within five years half will. It's foolish to expect that all of these businesses could somehow succeed. Still, many …

Leadership, The Internet, and the Eclipse of Capitalism

On my very first visit to Moscow, way back in January of 1986, I was “introduced” to a “capitalist.”<p>It was a snow-removal truck which (ineffectively, I might add) rampaged through the streets gobbling up as much snow as it could with two hand-like shovel devices on either side of the front of the …

Internet of Things

44 Productivity Hacks to Turn Procrastination Into Action

If your to-do list is like mine — longer than the Great Wall of China — you’re probably desperate for productivity tips and shortcuts to help you …

Productivity

The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make as a Leader | Inc.com

Leadership is a tricky path, and for inexperienced leaders, it can be intimidating. While every person's leadership style is unique, and no approach to leadership is perfect, there are certain critical mistakes that can compromise the respect and effectiveness of your team. For the most part, the …

Team Building

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …