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Why Lithium Is About To Replace Oil

The market for Lithium (Li) is about to explode.<p>What we are witnessing now is nothing less that the transition from a carbon- to a lithium-based …


10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …


I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Personal Finance

The 5 Leadership Skills You Need to Get to the Next Level | Inc.com

Congratulations! You've built a business, and the vision that was just a blank piece of paper now becomes a real live breathing entity that generates revenue and profit.<p>Your business is growing like crazy. Is growth good? Generally speaking, growth is good, but growth can also be a huge …


How to Reverse Aging and Become Whoever You Want to Be | Inc.com

In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist, conducted an important study. She gave houseplants to two groups of nursing-home residents. One group was told they were responsible for keeping their plant alive, and that they had autonomy in their daily schedule. The other group was told that staff …


Live Like You Could Lose Everything, but Know There's Nothing to Lose | Inc.com

For most people, the stakes simply aren't high enough.<p>There's not enough reason to get up early and work, get off Facebook, or get into shape.<p>Put most simply, most people don't have a compelling enough <i>why.</i> If they did, their whole life would be different. Life, apparently, isn't worth giving …


Want to Accomplish More in Less Time? 9 Things the Most Effective People Always Do | Inc.com

Some people are highly efficient. They get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy -- but are they accomplishing what matters most?<p>Highly effective people are highly efficient, but they take their effort to the next level: They focus on accomplishing …


After Giving 1,000 Interviews, I Found the 4 Questions That Actually Matter | Inc.com

If there's one thing that keeps every founder up at night, it's hiring. Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee. If you're just starting your company, …


Recruiters Explain What The Worst LinkedIn Profiles Have In Common

Recruiters and hiring managers need to find your profile in the first place. Then they need to like what they see there.<p>Recruiters spend lots of time combing through LinkedIn profiles—possibly more than many would like. After awhile, they can start to blend together, which means that whatever you …


12 Great Places to Drink Outdoors in NYC This Summer

Say what you want about New York’s unforgiving seasons—which go from bone-chillingly cold to unbearably muggy overnight—but watching New Yorkers come out of hibernation after a long winter is one of the great joys of living in this city. Coats are left at home, clunky boots are swapped out for …

The 20 Best Mountain Towns in America

Explore America’s mountain towns, with trails, microbrews, lakes, and scenic views.<p>For a real recharge, spend some time at altitude.


Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions | Inc.com

Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the exit interview, managers are using stay interviews to get fresh insight into improving the work environment or their …

Employee Engagement

Why Are Smart People So Miserable? | Inc.com

There's a scene in the Oscar-winning movie where Woodie Allen sees a happy couple on the street and asks them why they're so happy. Their response is classic:<p>The scene works because, as with most jokes, there's some truth behind it. According to many studies, intelligence (of the intellectualizing …


Richard Branson Knows What to Look for in Leaders: Here's What It Is | Inc.com

As I sat across the table watching the man talk, I could physically see his mouth moving, but my mind wouldn't allow me to listen anymore. I had heard all I needed to hear after 20 minutes of what felt like an echo of "I's" and the importance of the almighty dollar. Truth be told, I had high hopes …

The Workplace

How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs | Inc.com

Sometimes the only way you'll truly know whether a leader's skills are genuine is to measure the manager that made your life miserable against the one that had you thinking often, "This is too good to be true."<p>If you think your boss is some freak of nature and you're the luckiest person alive, I'll …


A Cultish Parisian Apothecary Opens In New York

With an increased demand for brands with authentic origin stories and uncompromising ingredient sources, a new wave of apothecary-style beauty and wellness aids have caused a rush on small-batch, ancient recipes—not to mention amber glass bottles. But no one has remastered Old World traditions …

Six Job Interview Questions You Should Have Asked (Much Earlier)

It’s partly which questions you ask, and partly when you ask them.<p>Many of us come to job interviews hoping to please. You arrive prepared—maybe even overprepared—for anything the hiring manager might throw at you. You have a plan for how to answer just about every imaginable question. You even have …


Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying | Inc.com

Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such avoidance is often on our mind and always on the clock.<p>Former palliative nurse and author of <i>The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying</i>, …

Positive Thinking

What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility for Your Life | Inc.com

Four realities exist.<p>The first is that indecision is potentially your greatest threat. The second is that most people are "drifting," which means they haven't taken command of their mind or their life. Drifting is when you let external circumstances determine where you go in life.<p>The third: Just …


Be the 1 in 10 Americans Who Do NOT Make This 401(k) Mistake | Inc.com

In my interview with Tony Robbins, we covered a lot of ground, but none more important than your ability to retire rich. In his latest book, <i>Unshakeable</i>, Tony Robbins threw out some staggering statistics that most of us have (unfortunately) fallen prey to at one point or another. He grabs your …


36 Books to Read If You Want to Become a Billionaire | Inc.com

<i>"What one book would you suggest if I want to be a billionaire within next 10 years?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Anuj Raman, founder and evangelist at 10xreading.com, on</b> …


The 15 Best Places to Visit in Florida

1 of 15<p>Anna Maria Island<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 15<p>Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island<p>3 of 15<p>Seaside<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 15<p>Pier 60, Clearwater …

Fort Lauderdale

3 Of The Toughest Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

Don’t sweat it if you don’t know the exact number of fire hydrants in L.A. The question is about more than counting.<p>Job interviews can feel a lot like going on blind dates with prospective employers. While there is plenty of advice for how to answer both the most common and the most annoying …


10 Things Employees Want From Leaders (But Won't Tell Them) | Inc.com

It's no secret. Employee satisfaction has everything to do with business success. An employee who jumps ship costs your business around 20 percent of his or her salary -- and that's just part of the impact. Workplace productivity, company culture and brand reputation can all suffer when just one …

The Workplace