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Keep the Family Business Going With a Succession Plan | Investopedia

Family-owned businesses comprise 35% of the Fortune 500 and contribute 64% of GDP, 68% of employment and 78% of new jobs. Estimates are that 80-90% …

Successful Succession Plans Depend on Your Team | Investopedia

Family-owned businesses are a force in the U.S. as they comprise 80-90% of all businesses, employ 62% of non-farm workers, contribute 64% to gross …

From A Family Company To A Family Business: What Is The Right Strategy?

From A Family Company To A Family Business: What Is The Right Strategy? In this case study of the department “from a family company to a family …

How Family Businesses Can Set Work/Family Boundaries

(<i>This article is excerpted from the new book,</i> Business Is Business: Reality Checks for Family-Owned Companies <i>by Kathy Kolbe and Amy Bruske</i>.)<p>If you and your family are in a family business, setting work-related boundaries is as important as putting a fence around a swimming pool. Without them, …

Prenuptial Agreements and Family Businesses | Investopedia

While widely quoted statistics tell us that 40-50% of first-time marriages end in divorce, the divorce rates have been dropping for college-educated …

An Astronaut Describes What It's Like to Come Back to Earth from Space

You may remember Leland Melvin as the astronaut whose NASA portrait includes his two dogs.<p>Remember this picture?<p>The adorable NASA portrait of astronaut Leland Melvin with his dogs has been passed around the internet a fair bit, and here's your chance to get to know the man behind the picture. In …

Weekview Business Planner Review | Planning Your Life Out on Paper

Hello Dears,<p>I was sent this lovely Business Planner from the planner company Weekview. As you know I have been using their A6 weekview in German for …

6 Things Great Leaders Do Differently | Inc.com

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you're working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective.<p>It was recently rumored that Starbucks' CEO Howard Schultz would run for …

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An Open Letter to Founders

I just got off an advisory board call on which we were talking about the squirely markets and the challenges that startups will face in the coming …

6 Easy-to-Acquire Habits That Will Help You Build Wealth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit,"</i> Aristotle said. And that's good advice. Yet some habits are hard to start or stop. Like, smoking, for one. Or . . . complaining about your boss.<p>Other habits, …

[Viral Now] 10 Email Management Skills Everyone Should Learn to Be More Productive

For many people these days, email = work. It’s just the sad (or not that sad) truth of the modern world of professionals, entrepreneurs, c...<p>A+ …

20 Life Hacks of the Super Wealthy

Here's a tip: stop blaming failures on bad luck.<p>In today’s digital age, people are growing more and more interested in how to become financially …

10 Email Management Skills Everyone Should Learn

If you're not effective with your email, you might as well not even bother coming to work. Here are 10 email management skills to learn to boost …

A System For Email Productivity

How to regularly get to “inbox zero”…<p>All of your emails can fit into one of the following 7 categories…<p><b>No need to reply, and not important to read.</b> …

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10 Inspiring Everyday Quotes That Will Brighten Your Day

Most of us live by a motto, whether it’s one we’re taught or one we’ve developed over time. For example, a close friend of mine lives by her two …

David Brooks on Character

From David Brooks's insightful and important 15-point Humility Code for cultivating character:<p><b>1. We don’t live for happiness, we live for holiness.</b> …

CEOs Make Room For Bold And Beautiful In Harvard Business Of Entertainment, Media And Sports Course

Harvard Business School Professor Anita Elberse has a decade of research charting the great rise in power top-tier celebrities have in entertainment, both in commanding ever-higher pay and as moguls in their own right able to dictate the terms of engagement and define new business models for …

21 Inspiring Quotes From the Mentor Who Taught Tony Robbins How to Be Tony Robbins | Inc.com

Ever wonder how Tony Robbins got to be Tony Robbins? Yes, he's inspiring, energetic, larger than life, and works unbelievably hard. But how did he get his start? How did he first discover he could have a career speaking to audiences of thousands? It turns out he had an older entrepreneur and …

3 Must-Have Beauty Treatments for New York Fashion Week

Not all members of the media and attendees and of New York Fashion Week strut from their trendy apartments in recently gentrified neighborhoods on Day 1 rearing to go. Some of us who cover fashion week actually come from far away lands like, in my case, the hippy hills of Fairfax, CA.<p>Exchanging my …

7 Leadership Lessons From John Wooden's Final Title | Inc.com

When it comes to college basketball coaches, John Wooden's legacy rises high above anyone else's.<p>His UCLA teams won 10 titles in a 12-year span (beginning in 1964, depicted above). Four of these championship teams posted undefeated seasons (1964, 1967, 1972, and 1973). Wooden's epic 12-year run …

Jeff Jacobs: In Affirming Stability Of Women's Game, Geno Hints At The End

HARTFORD — Athletic director Warde Manuel said UConn never tires of championship parades. Sen. Chris Murphy said they have become as much an annual …

Memories from John Wooden's summer camps are revived in book, 'Camp Wooden'

Former Canyon Country Canyon basketball Coach Greg Hayes has written a book, "Camp Wooden" now available on Amazon about his time as a counselor and coach at legendary UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden's summer camps.<p>The book is written from the perspective of a fictional week spent at the …

How Successful Co-Founders Met--and Actually Stayed Together | Inc.com

Business partnerships and marriages have many things in common--only the failure rate in business is much higher at a whopping 80%! I've helped many co-founders resolve conflicts, but many more through a break up. It's not pretty. In most cases both parties end up hurt, broke, and angry.<p>In the face …

9 successful people share the smartest thing they've ever done with their money

"Successful people look at other successful people as a means to motivate themselves," writes T. Harv Eker in "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." "They see other successful people as models to learn from. They say to themselves, 'If they can do it, I can do it.'"<p>Business Insider asked several …

9 Successful People Share Their Smartest Money Tips

If you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best.<p>“Successful people look at other successful people as a means to motivate themselves,” …

Inside the World’s Smartest Stadium

<b>Saturday, August 2, 6:54PM</b> There’s a line of cars locking up traffic on Tasman Drive like this stretch of asphalt’s never seen. The pristine glass of …

8 Changes You Can Make to Motivate Your Employees

As an employer, one of your top priorities should be employee morale. After all, if your employees aren’t happy, it’ll show in their work, which …