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A man who just sold his startup for $575 million in cash gets to keep every single penny — here's how he did it

Markus Frind, 36, is the founder and CEO of the Vancouver-based Plenty of Fish.<p>Frind told Business Insider he started Plenty of Fish in 2003 "as a way to improve my résumé."<p>"At the time there was a new programming language called ASP.NET, and I don't like reading books, so I just went and created …

4 Surprising Reasons Why Your Time Management Sucks

Do any of these statements sounds familiar?<br>[br][br] <i><br>“I don’t find peace when my to-do list is all checked off. I have a moment of panic, because,</i> …

When It Comes to Innovation, Alternative Lenders are Hitting it Out of the Park | Inc.com

15 years ago we booked trips with offline travel agents. Today we use sites like Kayak and Expedia to shop for our best options and rates.<p>5 years ago we were hailing cabs with our hands waving in the rain. Now we touch a button on our smartphone and an Uber arrives in minutes.<p>Today, if a small …

Don't Let Employees Park Their Brains at the Door

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Decades ago during the industrial revolution, leaders of companies settled on a management style that involved relating to their employees that I call, "Park your brain at the door."<p>These managers apparently decided their employees were …

Pocket Rockets: The 5 Best Slingshots for Survival

When we think of a slingshot we think of a toy stuck in the back pocket of some young hoodlum from the 1950’s. Long before they were a plaything for …

22 Delightfully Decadent Recipes for Fat Tuesday

Even if you can’t make it to New Orleans for a classic Carnival celebration, that doesn’t mean you should forgo the fun. Bring the party home on Fat Tuesday with these 22 decadent sweet and savory eats. Let’s just say there’s nothing light about these de<i>light</i>ful recipes, but there’s nothing wrong …

Cooking

Light Beer Doesn't Suck If You Know What to Order

In the world of the craft beer drinker, nothing rings more true than Greg Koch’s mantra,"Fizzy Yellow Beer is for Wussies!" And for years beer aficionados have followed the CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co.’s lead, circling the wagons around huge beer styles like bitter double IPA hop bombs …

The 10 Commandments of Leadership | Inc.com

A group of archaeologists digging through ancient corporate archives recently uncovered two mysterious tablets (aka "wall plaques") engraved with the following laws:<p>I. Thou shalt remain optimistic.<p>Since thy employees look to thee for leadership, thou must not let thy worries and concerns cast a …

Employment

6 inspiring mantras to help you master work-life balance

As CEO of eight different companies, it’s become a conscious decision for me to maintain a positive work-life balance. Over the last 20 years of …

20 Leadership Experts Share Their Best Leadership Tip | Inc.com

Good leaders all have one thing in common: They know how to seek advice. It's a bit like parenting. No one who raises a child for the first time understands the job perfectly. You have to keep learning and growing. These experts know the drill. They've written about their experiences in leadership, …

Leadership

20 top iOS 8 tips and tricks

Apple's mobile department has finally got its house in order with the release of iOS 8.1.1. Issues like battery drain and sluggish performance on …

5 Must-Have Tech Gadgets for New Parents

Any American who has ever procreated knows what a racket the baby industry is. And that’s not a sippy cup half-empty viewpoint — according to a 2013 …

Take it from a software engineer: learning code can be a nightmare

I was just a guy in a suit in an office with a vague startup idea. Then I decided to learn to code.<p>I overheard some guy at a happy hour bragging about how easily he was able to automate his office workflows by using a language called Ruby. I thought, “huh, Ruby.” I went home, googled it, and within …

Productivity Advice I Learned From People Smarter Than Me

<i>Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of</i> <i>The Obstacle Is The Way</i><i>, the founder of</i> <i>Brass Check Marketing</i> <i>and gives</i> <i>monthly book recommendations</i> <i>to 30,000 people here.</i><p>Like all people, I’d like to think I am a productive person. If I am, however, it’s because I’ve been ruthlessly efficient at one thing: …