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This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

Employment

Influence: The 4-Step Process for Selling Anything to Anyone

People only buy when they trust the person selling.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influence is described as <i>"the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something."</i> However as subtle as some forms of influence might seem as …

Selling

Groundbreaking Harvard Study Finds With Certainty This 1 Exercise Can Help You Live Longer | Inc.com

What's the secret to living a long, healthy life? Scientists have been searching for definitive answers for decades.<p>Many of their findings circle back to the benefits of exercise. Researchers have uncovered evidence that certain types of exercise can keep your brain happy and healthy, sharpen your …

Harvard

How to win an argument, even when you're wrong

I taught him a technique that I have found incredibly powerful. So powerful, you can even use it to great effect, with evil intent.<p>I'm not suggesting that you'd do this, but I do love a good debate. It's possible there may have been times, at a dinner party or two, where I've used this approach to …

Recruitment

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Self-improvement

Así es cómo el ayuno intermitente ayuda a quemar la grasa corporal

<i>Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Entre seis hasta dieciséis semanas de ayunos intermitentes, sin necesidad de controlar la ingesta de calorías, combate la obesidad y …

10 Einstein Quotes to Fire Up Your Creativity | Inc.com

Einstein was one of the most prolific creators, inventors and scientists in human history. His mathematician's mind was supercharged with creativity and allowed him to see possibilities, not limitations. He was also fueled by an insatiable appetite to discover, explore and indulge his curiousity, …

Creativity

Psychology Says This 1 Thing Is Absolutely Critical for Achieving Your Goals | Inc.com

Breaking news--persevering in the face of adversity is <i>hard</i>. I mean like trying to get the drawstring back out of the hole in your sweatpants hard.<p>There's a reason why only eight percent of us achieve our New Year's resolutions. (I mean besides the polar vortex, which of course, screws us all up).<p>In …

Psychology

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

The 3 biggest lies we tell ourselves about happiness and success

<b>· Those three lies are: "I need to 'x' to feel 'y,'" "The world owes me something," and, "There's nothing I can do."</b><p><b>· Until you stop relying on these questions and have a tough conversation with yourself, you hinder your growth.</b><p>Life is a constant game of playing hide and seek with the truth.<p>It's …

Happiness

My best friend is a CPA and a CFP — and he gave me the best financial advice I've ever heard

Like me, he's a CPA and a CFP. When I was just starting out in my career, Bill gave me the best financial advice I've ever heard.<p><b>"Same house, same spouse, same car."</b><p>Bill and I were discussing what it takes for the average individual to become financially free. Bill said that most people live …

Personal Finance

11 Skills That Will Make You Super Successful

Once you have defined success for yourself your path there will become apparent.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How does someone become off-the-charts successful? Some say it’s luck. Others say it’s hustle. The truth is, success only comes with a combination of both-, …

Self-improvement

13 habits of unsuccessful people

Bad habits die hard.<p>And while having one doesn't necessarily make you a failure, that doesn't mean you shouldn't work on dropping some of your worst vices.<p>Some bad habits could cause others to view you as unsuccessful, while others may be indicative of a larger problem in your career — and …

Die Hard

A historian's TED talk on basic income got a standing ovation — here's what he said

Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian and basic income advocate, gave a talk on the subject in which he explored a crucial question: <i>Why do the poor make such poor decisions?</i><p>Poverty isn't a character flaw, Bregman explained. People in poverty tend to eat less healthfully, save less money, and do drugs …

Basic Income

If You Don't Follow These 7 Rules, Life Will Punch You in the Face | Inc.com

<i>What are your top 7 rules of life? 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 James Altucher, author, entrepreneur, podcaster, wall street investor, on Quora:</b><p>One time when he was whispering …

Wall Street

All Great Minds Have This 1 Habit In Common | Inc.com

Surrounded by voyeuristic screens and engulfed by never-ending stimulation, our brains are undergoing transformation. Modern life offers many advantages, not the least of which involves the technology that provides us with opportunities that our ancestors couldn't imagine. Unfortunately, the need …

Study Skills

12 small lifestyle habits you can adopt to save more money

Do you drop $10 to $15 on fast-casual lunches every day? Are you quick to buy something you don't actually need? Do you make purchases to keep up with the same level of luxury your friends enjoy?<p>These seemingly small habits, and many more, could be keeping you from saving hundreds, even thousands, …

Personal Finance

How to make money without doing anything

Making money takes work, but working can suck.<p>Though some of these methods do take some work up front, they can set you up to earn passive income for the long term.<p>Here are 21 ways to make money with minimum effort.<p>View As: Slides<p>1. Become a referral source for local businesses.<p>A lot of small, …

Personal Finance

A Microsoft alum shares 12 things he wishes he knew before he started his career

I've done my fair share of work. First in the accounting department of an airline (not awesome). Then at an investment bank (surprisingly boring).<p>Finally, I spent about 14 years at Microsoft Corporation (great place to work). Now I'm an entrepreneur (ahhh … finally!).<p>Over the years, I've learned a …

Microsoft Corporation

11 skills every 24-year-old should learn

If, like many people, you stumble out of college in your early 20s, unsure of what to do next, you can be forgiven for needing a few years to get your bearings.<p>The transition from school to work (or more work), can take a bit of getting used to. And it can also be a fun time to try things and toss …

Business Development