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The best books for summer 2016

Julian Barnes<p>I recently reread <b>Anita Brookner</b>’s first novel <i>A Start in Life</i>(Penguin), and it left me thinking that maybe all novelists should be forbidden from publishing until they are 53; that way they would already have a finished style and a mature, cogent, individual view of the world. This …

Books

5 Things I've Learned About Creativity

I never planned to be a writer. In fact, it was something I actively avoided. As a publishing CEO, I felt it was important to steer clear of the creative process. When business side people start inserting themselves into creative work, it usually leads to trouble. So I focused on supporting other …

Creativity

11 ways unsuccessful people mismanage their time

Time management: it's the difference between a regular day and a disastrous 24 hour ordeal in which major projects don't get submitted, dogs don't get walked, and important prescriptions don't get picked up.<p>Some are naturally good at managing their time. Others learn. A few people scrape by due to …

Lori Greiner on How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Alienating Loved Ones

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Being an entrepreneur is a 24/7 job,” serial inventor Lori Greiner tells us from the set of <i>Shark Tank</i>. “Running your own business and running it well requires obsessive focus and insane drive. You have to sacrifice a lot while putting in …

3 Brilliant Ways To Communicate Purpose

Purpose is a powerful force. The allure of being “pulled” toward a meaningful end state rather than being “pushed” there is captivating, energizing, and fulfilling all at the same time. Companies today realize they must serve a purpose higher than themselves—higher than simply increasing their …

Leadership

A CEO shares 8 simple skills that will radically improve your life

We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our job during the busy workweek.<p>Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, know that there are some other skills outside of their job description that can also immensely improve their wealth and their life.<p>They may not …

5 Ways Customer Journey Mapping Can Transform Your Business Right Now

Customer journey mapping is a technique that is growing in popularity, not only with customer experience (CX) professionals, but also within …

A founder of a $100 million business shares his best advice on finding success as an entrepreneur

"I get pride in seeing people creating great stuff whatever their area is," he says.<p>As the former designer at famed innovation firm IDEO, Chapin definitely got to see his fair share of dreams turn into reality.<p>Yet, after having worked on big projects, Chapin was ready to tackle his own passion …