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How 6 Business Titans Created a Thriving Team

As the host of podcast Masters of Scale, Reid Hoffman asks everyone from Mark Zuckerberg to Sara Blakely what it takes to build a successful company.<p>This story appears in the June 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>How do the most successful entrepreneurs build their companies? Here's what six …

Mark Zuckerberg

3 Steps To Strengthening Your Boundaries To Build A Happier Life And Career

<b>Part of the series “Braving Up To Build Your Best Life”</b><p>One of the most powerful concepts I’ve learned in my life emerged from my training as a Marriage and Family Therapist. It’s about boundaries – the invisible barrier that separates you from the world around you. Boundaries define who you are, …

Self-help

Graduation speeches by Steve Jobs and J.K. Rowling are the most spectacular, say experts

Commencement speeches are meant to impart useful, inspiring wisdom to hundreds or thousands of graduates making the transition from school to the …

Bill Gates

A woman who left her $500,000-a-year job to work for herself says too many entrepreneurs start off thinking about money all wrong

Now, she encourages others to pursue entrepreneurship through Side Hustle Academy.<p>Moore says one of the most common mistakes she sees among entrepreneurs who are just starting out is a skewed view of the role money will play in their success.<p>"Sometimes where there's a challenge is there's a …

Entrepreneurship

5 Choices You Will Regret Forever

Our days are filled with a constant stream of decisions. Most are mundane, but some are so important that they can haunt you for the rest of your life.<p>A recent study from Columbia University found that we’re bogged down by more than 70 decisions a day. The sheer number of decisions we have to make …

Self-improvement

3 Crucial Skills For Leading Without Authority

With flatter management structures, increased outsourcing, the move toward collaborative cultures, and the ongoing formation of cross-functional teams, the criterion for the job of leader is changing. More and more people are assigned to leadership roles in which they have no positional …

Leadership

14 Ways to Improve Your Self-Discipline (Infographic)

These simple tricks will help you avoid temptation and reach your goals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Trying to kick a bad habit? Eat healthier? Go to the gym every day? It’s important to achieve your goals and become your best self, but no one said it'd be easy. It …

Will Power

Learn How Your Home Business Can Get Paid By Credit Cards

Get Paid By Credit Card With Your Home-Based Business<p>Updated February 26, 2018<p>Getting paid by credit card makes a home-based business more attractive …

Small Business

How to Tell If You’ll Like a Future Boss During a Job Interview

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Employment

How to Use Psychology to Create High-Performing Content

Focus on what your audience is thinking, not what your competitors are doing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When email marketing first started becoming popular in the late 1990s, it was possible to get open rates over 80 percent. When AdWords started getting traction, …

Marketing

Big Companies Don’t Pay as Well as They Used To

For much of the 20th century, workers at big companies were paid better than workers at small ones. An employee of a company with more than 500 employees historically earned 30%–50% more than someone doing the same job at a firm with fewer than 25 employees, for instance. But the pay gap between …

Economics

A Refresher on Discovery-Driven Planning

You’re working on a new venture and you know you’ve got to create a plan to execute it. So you look at past projects, gather and analyze relevant market data, make predictions about how much revenue you’ll be able to generate, decide what resources you’ll need, and set milestones to reach your …

Management

A Better Way to Set Strategic Priorities

Smart leaders understand that their job requires them to identify trade-offs, choosing what <i>not</i> to do as much as what <i>to</i> do. Grading the importance of various initiatives in an environment of finite resources is a primary test of leadership.<p>To meet this challenge, leaders often turn to rank ordering …

Management

Want to Be More Productive? Sit Next to Someone Who Is

To increase worker performance, employers often invest in a number of things, from rewards and incentives to education and training. These traditional approaches develop employees’ skills and enrich their work experience. But we discovered a surprisingly simple way to increase productivity, one …

The Workplace

3 Ways to Make Time for the Little Tasks You Never Make Time For

We’d all like to spend our time at work on high-value activities: setting strategy, fostering innovation, mentoring promising employees, and more. But every professional faces a relentless deluge of niggling tasks — the overflowing inbox, the introductions you promised to make, the stack of …

Time Management