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The Secret To Building Unrivalled Character

Universal appeal is bred, not bought<p>Winston Churchill said, “A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and …

Want to Become a Multimillionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately

Don't just wait around and wish for luck--become the kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things.<p>"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire." </i> …

Self-improvement

5 Rare Qualities of Truly Happy People, According to Science

It takes a lot of work to train your brain for this, but when you arrive, welcome to the happy life.<p>I have been writing on positive psychology ever since I read the masterful <i>Happiness Advantage</i> by one of the movement's current poster boys -- Shawn Achor.<p>The beauty of this field is found in the …

Happiness

72 CEOs on How to Increase Your Entrepreneur Quotient (in 140 Characters)

I asked 72 CEOs for their advice in 140 characters and, upon further analysis, discovered 10 categories of behaviors that were consistent with all the answers I got.<p>Ask any number of CEOs how to succeed in business and you'll get an equal number of insights and great advice. But upon further …

Leadership

Five Essential Skills Any Startup Owner Must Develop

<i>This guest column is by Jayesh Purohit, Founder & writer, Indabaa</i><p>After working with two startups (a successful and a….), I came to know about two …

Startups

7 Powerful Habits That Make You More Assertive

Everyone wants to be more confident, but not everyone knows how to be assertive. Assertive falls right between passive and aggressive. If you’re …

Self-help

4 Rules To Achieve Inbox Zero And Stress-Level Zero

Do the emails, that pile up in your inbox, give you stress? Well, you’re not the only one. Many of us HATE email. But at the same time, we also can’t …

18 Mistakes that kill startups

How To Start a Startup<p>Share206<p>Tweet<p>Share174<p>+14<p>Shares 384<p><i>This column is by Paul Graham, Co-Founder of Y Combinator.</i><p>In the Q & A period after a recent …

3 Crowdfunding Secrets From an Entrepreneur Who Raised $11.5 Million

7 min read<p>Hiral Sanghavi has killed it with crowdfunding. He’s raised more than $11.5 million for a travel jacket that has all sorts of nifty features including an inflatable neck pillow and a koozie drink pocket. Through his blockbuster campaign, which ran on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo, …

Crowd Funding

5 Important Productivity Habits without which people won't give a fig about your Aspirations

Most of us are pretty low down on the food chain and we dance to the tunes of those higher up. But we’re all looking to be successful in life. What …

6 Tips for Becoming a Better Leader

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How to build a resilient startup culture

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

The Future Of HR And Why Startups Shouldn’t Reject It

Many startups built their culture without the bureaucracy of human resources, but replacing a person with software can lead to problems.<p>In 2012 a curious person on the web–likely an enthusiastic entrepreneur–asked a simple question on Quora: Does a startup need an HR person? This was in the infancy …

The Workplace

The 5 Reasons Your Startup Idea Is Going to Fail

<i>Not all ideas pan out, and these five reasons are usually the reason.</i><p>It's a harsh truth to face, but the reality is, not all startup ideas--even the seemingly brilliant ones--end up being the basis for blowout successes. Most of them end up failing, with the entrepreneurs who came up with them …

This 10-Minute Routine Is the Ultimate Mind Cleanse

Add these two little tweaks to your daily routine for much greater clarity and creativity.<p>Your subconscious mind is a whole lot more powerful than you think.<p>Not only does it take care of essential business like keeping you breathing, but quietly, in the background, your subconscious is constantly …

Success

The most common marketing mistake startups make

I’ve seen the same basic marketing mistake play out at some of the best software companies in the world: If your marketing team needs help from engineering to update their website (publish new posts, edit copy, upload images, etc.), then they have been set up to fail.<p>This mistake is most often made …

Marketing

What Mark Zuckerberg Taught Me About Motivation

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

Why Are We Still Doing Crunches?

Myths take a long time to die, if they ever do.<p>Two centuries ago, French neurophysiologist Pierre Flourens removed slices of brain tissue from a …

Exercise

Zengaming gets $2.8M in funding to expand its social network for the esports business

Competitive gaming is growing quickly, and one of the sites trying to make your dreams of going pro a reality is building up to serve the future of esports.<p>Zengaming, a social network for gamers looking to make a name for themselves in the esports world, has raised $2.8 million in funding. Crown …

The Elder Scrolls: Legends starts its closed beta and sure looks like Hearthstone

Hearthstone’s popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed.<p>Publisher Bethesda Softworks announced today that its digital card game The Elder Scrolls: Legends has entered its closed beta test. The PC, free-to-play game is based on the popular role-playing series that includes huge hits like The Elder Scrolls V: …

Ark: Survival of the Fittest brings dinosaur-based esports to PlayStation 4

In a perfect world, we would turn on the television on Sundays to watch teams of humans and dinosaurs competing alongside one another. But while reality has denied us this, gaming is picking up the slack.<p>Studio Wildcard is bringing the esports spinoff of its Ark: Survival Evolved game to …

Real Life: How One CEO Tripled His Business With Integrity

Sean Farrell thought he was going to be a professional baseball player. In fact, he was drafted by a major league team. After an injury prematurely ended his ball-playing career, Sean jumped into business. He became proficient at sales and felt a similar excitement closing deals as he had hitting …

I grew my business from my basement to the NASDAQ index — here's the best advice I have for aspiring entrepreneurs

Mario Tama/Getty Images<p>So, you think you want to start your own business? Good for you! People will tell you that 90% of all startups fail. That doesn’t mean yours will.<p>Starting a business can be one of the best decisions you will ever make. And I’ve found there are a few actions you can take that …

Game deals rebounded in Q1, but mobile game investments plunged

Games deals rebounded in the first quarter of the year, with game startups raising more than $500 million, according to tech adviser Digi-Capital. But there are “rocks beneath the surface” of that good news as mobile game investments plunged, the report said.<p>Last year was the worst in a decade for …

How 'One Simple Act' in Leadership Can Change Everything

Kevin Warren had no idea if he would recover from a serious bike injury as a child. Who knew he would go on to play college basketball and become an executive with the Minnesota Vikings.<p>Kevin Warren was only 12-years-old when he was struck by a car while riding his bike in Phoenix, Arizona. He flew …

makeadifference

Want to Be a Successful Leader? Research Says Practice These 6 Things Daily

Bosses and HR execs are now catching on to the critical link between great leadership and healthy work cultures. And research says it all comes down to six servant-leadership behaviors.<p>Culture is a hot business topic in 2016. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of …

Leadership

5 at-home workouts better than the gym

What you know about exercising from home is true: There are more things hindering your workout than helping it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a …

Workouts

The Best Places You've Never Heard of to Raise Money

Fundraising is less of a drag when you aren't chasing the same dollars as everybody else<p>I took a meeting this morning with a first time founder who meekly asked if I could explain the seed stage funding landscape - who exactly are these angels and their groups, how does a fund operate, where …

Venture Capital

Google Launches The Ultimate Pitch Deck Template For Startups

Google just launched on Google Slides a killer template that startups can use to put together their story in order to fundraise. To give birth to …

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

Self-improvement