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4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Outside of the Office

All work and no play makes an entrepreneur not just dull, but unhealthy and unproductive.<p>A true work-life balance is difficult to achieve as an entrepreneur. But evidence suggests that it's definitely worth pursuing. Failing to set boundaries that help balance work time and personal time can …

Entrepreneurship

Inside The Ecosystem That Fuels Amazon’s Fake Review Problem

A vast web of Amazon review fraud lives online, and it's designed to evade the company’s efforts to thwart it.<p><b>One morning in late January</b>, Jake picked up the box on his desk, tore through the packing tape, unearthed the iPhone case inside, snapped a picture, and uploaded it to an Amazon review he’d …

eCommerce

How Facebook Helps Shady Advertisers Pollute the Internet

It was a Davos for digital hucksters. One day last June, scammers from around the world gathered for a conference at a renovated 19th century train …

Codes of Conduct

Aaron Judge: How the Yankees Slugger Is Changing Baseball Forever

Think of him as "LeBron in cleats" – perfectly accessorized to begin a long run as the next legend in the Bronx<p>On a cloudless spring day in Tampa, …

The most outrageous numbers of 2017

From longevity to bitcoin, plastic usage to refugees, the figures that dominate the news keep getting bigger and bigger<p>Number inflation was rampant in 2017, as the figures that dominated news stories just got bigger and bigger. Data stored, stuff bought, years lived, the great scoreboard of human …

Space

7 Planners That Will Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever | Inc.com

Last year, one of my top articles on Inc was a roundup of the planners that I recommended for maximizing productivity, honing your focus, and getting more done in 2017. So this year, I'm revisiting some of those favorites and adding some new ones to the list, to help you set yourself up for a …

Productivity

For Lasting Confidence, Learn This One Thing About Yourself | Inc.com

Confidence is one of our most elusive chicken-egg problems. We require confidence to achieve our goals, but we only feel most confident after we have achieved them.<p>Especially in today's fake-it-until-you-make-it society, where social media has convinced us that everyone has achieved astronomical …

Self-improvement

Persado’s software-generated marketing messages can now be emotionally manipulative

There are few fields that have embraced the marketing potential and self-mythologizing power of machine learning as readily as marketing.<p>Indeed, few industries seem more perfectly matched to this particular cultural moment of hype, obfuscation, outsized claims and flim-flammery as the modern sales …

United Airlines Just Announced a Brand New Way to Make Economy Passengers Uncomfortable | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>When this menace comes a-calling, there's nothing you can do.<p>You can take calming drugs, perform extra sessions of meditation and enjoy any number of mindfulness exercises you gleaned from your …

Aviation

26 Books to Help You Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

Self-improvement

6 Social Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018 | Inc.com

When it comes to reaching audiences, effectively distributing your content, and building a following around your brand, social media offers a wealth of possibilities. It's where your audiences already live and engage with content, which makes it a convenient platform for brands. Its built-in …

Marketing

The Conversational Habit of Smart Communicators That 99 Percent of People Are Afraid Of | Inc.com

Lets all agree on one thing: Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace.<p>Sometimes the unpredictability of human nature will kick in. You've seen it -- someone does or says something (unintentional, even) that causes a negative reaction.<p>Things can get ugly fast. Words are …

Self-help

8 body-language tricks that are hard to master but will pay off forever

As Ursula the sea witch famously said, "Don't underestimate the importance of body language."<p>Some tricks, like remembering to smile, are easy to implement in your everyday life.<p>However, other techniques, while relatively common sense, are somewhat trickier to tackle.<p>Still, they can make a huge …

Apple is going to let podcast creators — and advertisers — see what listeners actually like

Basic analytics are (finally) coming to Apple’s podcast app in an upcoming refresh. It’s a big deal.<p>Big changes coming to podcasting: Apple is going to let the people who make podcasts learn what podcast listeners actually like — and what they ignore.<p>A new version of Apple’s podcast app will …

Salesforce announces $50 million fund to invest in cloud consulting startups

Salesforce Ventures is announcing a $50 million fund to invest in “cloud consulting” startups. The corporate venture arm is making a special effort to finance companies that are synergistic to the tech giant’s business.<p>The team has a “strong commitment to our consulting partners to make sure that …

How to Create an Effective Sales Funnel Using Instagram

Discover what you need to do to begin attracting more prospects and closing more deals with help from your Instagram account.<p>6 min read<p><i>The following excerpt is from Kim Walsh Phillips’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to Instagram for Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound<p>One of my …

Marketing

Become a Social Media Influencer in 10 Simple Steps | Inc.com

<i>How can you be a social media influencer? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Magdalena Urbaniak, works at Brand24, on Quora:</b><p>In order to become a social media influencer, I've crafted a …

Public Relations

Artificial Intelligence: A Free Online Course from MIT

Today we're adding MIT's course on Artificial Intelligence to our ever-growing collection, 1,300 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. That's …

BMW Slows Some Production Due to Parts Shortage From Supplier Bosch

Bosch is not able to provide sufficient number of steering gears used in BMW’s 1-Series, 2-Series, 3-Series and 4-Series compact cars<p>BERLIN—BMW AG, the German luxury car maker, is slowing or halting production of certain models in response to a shortage of parts caused by delivery problems from …

Automotive Industry

Inside the Hustle of Becoming a Hip-Hop Star and Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Growing up in the '80s and '90s in hip-hop's golden era, I listened to a lot of rap. We played it on our boomboxes in our bedrooms (that is until our parents came in and shut it off). Then in high school, we played it on our car stereos usually with the bass turned way up. Classic hip-hop acts like …

Rap & Hip-Hop

E.U. Fines Facebook $122 Million Over Disclosures in WhatsApp Deal

Europe’s love affair with Facebook may be coming to an end.<p>On Thursday, the European Union’s powerful antitrust chief fined the social network 110 million euros, or about $122 million, for giving misleading statements during the company’s $19 billion acquisition of the internet messaging service …

Privacy

In 10 Years Job, Hunting Will Be Obsolete | Inc.com

Here's the good news: in ten years, you won't need to hassle writing resumes, posting on job boards, writing cover letters, answering job ads and everything else connected with the traditional job search.<p>Here's the bad news: you won't need to do any of those things because corporations will already …

Employment

Stock markets rise on strong German trade data

Stocks mostly rose on Tuesday on the back of upbeat trade data in Germany and as investors digest a string of strong earnings in the U.S.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX gained 0.7 percent to 12,777 and the CAC 40 of France added 0.3 percent to 5,399. Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.7 percent to 7,353. U.S. …

Stock Markets

How to Spy on Your Competitors to Outrank Them on Google

Learn how to spy on competitors to better understand the strategy they are using to attain a high ranking on Google<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to hear something crazy? In 30 minutes, I can look at your competitor’s website along with your website and deploy a …

6 Unconventional Brain Exercises to Get You Over a Mid-Afternoon Slump | Inc.com

By now, you should know that it's ideal to close your peepers and rest for 15 to 20 minutes when your body slows down in the afternoon. But what if a nap at work just isn't an option? The next best strategy is to walk yourself through activities that send "Pay attention!" signals to your brain. …

The Brain

5 Ways Science Says Your Brain Is Holding You Back From Success | Inc.com

Sometimes even talented, hardworking people believe that nothing will ever go their way. Do you ever stop, filled with frustration, and wonder why things are not working out exactly the way you want? Some respond by looking to external scapegoats for failures. Others reflect inward, but concentrate …

Self-improvement

How to Get 100,000 Facebook Fans in 30 Days | Inc.com

I'm often asked how I grow my social media followings so quickly. Thanks to some lesser known strategies, and one particular feature hidden in plain site, I'm able to rapidly execute my ideas and build a big following.<p>I utilized this strategy earlier this year to help build this Facebook page.<p>This …

Marketing

5 Little-Known Facts About Warren Buffett That Will Surprise You | Inc.com

We all think we know how Warren Buffett does just about everything. But some of what he's done might surprise you.<p>Buffett is not only the world's most famous multi-billionaire investor, he's also the best known--in the sense that we all feel like we know him really well. Compared to the world's …

Investing

The 1 Trick World Memory Champions Use to Remember People's Names | Inc.com

Terrible at remembering people's names? You're not alone. In fact, our brains aren't exactly wired to remember names well.<p>The problem isn't even our memories. It's that people's names are pieces of siloed information. They don't come us with built-in associations pertaining to any other information …

The Brain

How to Get Recognition for Your Work - at the Office and in Life | Inc.com

You worked hard on a project. You were organized, efficient, and everything went according to plan. In other words, you kicked butt and orchestrated a major success with no drama. But somehow, no one seemed to notice.<p>Meanwhile, your colleague doesn't prepare at all, drama ensues, things are in …

Employee Engagement