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The Reason You're Not Successful Is Because You Don't Want To Admit This 1 Thing

You know deep down it's true.<p>Success. Define it.<p>You want to have a certain number in your bank account.<p>You want to build something X amount of people validate and praise.<p>You want to be "remembered" or "known" for something, forever.<p>You want to be seen as the leader, the one who pioneered change.<p>You …

22 Simple Habits These Executives Say Help Them Succeed

Anyone can mimic this kind of discipline to get ahead in business and life.<p>Achieving success in business in life typically isn't a lucky accident. It involves hard work, perseverance as well as a supportive and loving network of friends and family. But another ingredient often goes into the mix: A …

Entrepreneurs who earn $45,000 a month share their best tip to find a killer business idea

Today, they're the owners of Flipped Lifestyle, which earns $45,000 to $100,000 a month teaching others to start their own online businesses.<p>How did they make the leap?<p>Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents interviewed the couple, who discussed everything from what it's like to go from making ends meet …

These 10 Questions Can Foretell If You'll Be Successful In Life

Success isn’t limited to just how far you’ve climbed up the corporate ladder, but other aspects of your life, too, such as instilling a healthy …

9 Ways Your Mindset Derails Your Success | Inc.com

More and more, evidence points to the power of mindset as a source of our failures and our successes. What differentiates those who are successful from those who aren't is often nothing more than mindset.<p>If you're not where you want to be, not achieving what you know you're capable of, maybe it's …

Macedonia’s capital was rebuilt after the 1963 earthquake with a cutting-edge modernist vision. Now, critics say the hollow Doric columns and clumsy statues of ‘antiquitisation’ are transforming the city into a mini-Las Vegas<p>“Changes like this usually happen through wars and natural disasters.”<p>The …

20th Century

When Warsaw’s Old Town was destroyed by Hitler’s troops in the second world war, the nation mobilised to rebuild the city with the rubble of its own destruction – and the work of Italian painter Bernardo Bellotto<p>It is August 1944 and the Polish resistance are in violent clashes with the Nazi forces …

World History

Lee Kuan Yew’s vice-like grip on power helped create a byword for cleanliness, efficiency and safety. What lies beneath this ‘Disneyland with the death penalty’?<p>On 12 May 2015, a Singapore court sentenced Amos Yee, an outspoken 16-year-old video blogger who had been tried as an adult, to four weeks …

Lee Kuan Yew

Designed for Stalin as the world’s first completely planned city, Magnitogorsk has yet to confront its controversial past – from the forced labour that helped build it in record time, to the severe pollution that has plagued its residents<p>In July 1931, Ibragim Akhmetzyanov arrived in Magnitogorsk in …

Wastewater

Scotland’s capital was in a desperate state, plagued by social problems and limited space. Then a young, unqualified architect came up with a plan for Edinburgh New Town – and it heralded the greatest period in the city’s history<p>One night in September 1751, a six-storey tenement in Edinburgh’s city …

Urban Design

When the devastating earthquake of 1692 ripped through Port Royal, aka the ‘richest and wickedest city in the world’, a very different Caribbean capital rose up in its place. But could Kingston’s rigid grid plan impose order after the chaos?<p>Downtown Kingston, the conflicted heart of Jamaica’s …

Caribbean

Built on a swamp at the cost of thousands of lives, Peter the Great’s ‘antidote to Moscow’ has survived uprisings, sieges and floods to become Europe’s third largest city. But is history now catching up with St Petersburg?<p>On 16 May 1703, while looking over sparse marshlands near the mouth of the …

Urban Design

With its mathematical layout and earthworks longer than the Great Wall of China, Benin City was one of the best planned cities in the world when London was a place of ‘thievery and murder’. So why is nothing left?<p>This is the story of a lost medieval city you’ve probably never heard about. Benin …

Archaeology

The seemingly incoherent sprawl of modern Beijing is based on meticulous plans to bind citizens together under imperial rule. Conceived as a means of enforcing social order, the impact of planning remains strong in the city today<p>In the depths of Beijing’s Planning Exhibition Hall, a big grey hangar …

Asia Pacific

The foundation of al-Mansur’s ‘Round City’ in 762 was a glorious milestone in the history of urban design. It developed into the cultural centre of the world<p>If Baghdad today is a byword for inner-city decay and violence on an unspeakable scale, its foundation 1,250 years ago was a glorious …

20th Century

The grid system which the Roman republic exported all over Europe was never employed in the capital itself. The city has always lacked a coherent plan – save for the monumental temple that once towered over it<p>According to Tacitus, perhaps the greatest of all Roman historians, it was the great …

Ancient History

In the first in a 50-part series charting the history of the planet’s urbanisation, Jack Shenker explores the ancient metropolis of Alexandria, which set a powerful precedent for future cities all over the world<p>The secret to Alexandria, if classical historians are to be believed, lies in a golden …

Ancient History

13 Motivational Quotes that Will Fuel Your Success | Inc.com

On the long, arduous road to success, quitting often looks like an attractive option.<p>Use these quotes, not only keep you going, but also as a source of practical advice to help you reach your goals:<p>1. "Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, …

Motivation

9 Skills the Most Successful People Practice Everyday

If you do these 9 things, you'll be successful.<p>Success comes in many different shapes and forms.<p>Success to one person might be failure to another, depending on their views and aspirations.<p>Regardless of your goal, there are nine core skills that distinguish those who achieve their goals from those …

Entrepreneurs on How They Handle Stress to Stay Focused on Success

In this second column of a series, five more entrepreneurs chime in on how they manage daily stress and what they think is the biggest misconception about entrepreneurship.<p>Ah, that emotional roller-coaster that is entrepreneurship--when you ask the question on "how do you manage it"- even the …

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

Design

How to start a business with almost no money

You're willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal revenue for a while.<p>But there's one logistical hurdle stopping you: You don't have much money.<p><b>Related: 7 Myths About Starting a Business That I Used to Believe</b><p>On the surface, this seems like a major problem, …

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found a common daily habit could be keeping you from getting rich

"It prevents even the most talented individuals from realizing success in life," he writes in his upcoming book, "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life."<p>This goes hand-in-hand with author Napoleon Hill's assertion that the wealthiest people are also the most decisive people.<p>Out of the 500 …

Surprisingly Simple Hacks to Make You Super Productive

In his 2012 bestseller, <i>The Power of Habit</i>, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Charles Duhigg helped readers understand why they eat those cookies every …

6 skills of self-made millionaires — and how to develop them yourself

1. Be able to identify fruitful opportunities.<p>Carlos Slim Helu, Mexican business magnate and philanthropist, said, "When there is a crisis, that's when some are interested in getting out, and that's when we are interested in getting in."<p>Learn to identify open doors when they appear, then consider …

The 13 Best Apps to Maximize Your Business Productivity

Plenty of business productivity apps promise big results, but these 13 really deliver.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media</i> …

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Give Up Equity in Your Company

There aren’t many certainties when you’re building a company from the ground up. But one thing nearly all entrepreneurs face is the need to raise …

'The Ultra Rich Asian Girls of Vancouver' help explain why China has a unique 1% problem

True, every nation has issues with income inequality. But rich-people problems in a communist country are different.<p>In this week's issue of The New Yorker, writer Jaiyang Fan gives us an in-depth look at one source of the trouble.<p>Fan profiles a number of the children of China's superrich who've …

How Extraordinary Leaders Transform Self-Sabotage Into Success

What’s your poison?<p>Most people have something they do that they wish they didn’t—and often we excuse ourselves by naming other things we are doing that are good. For example: “It’s okay that I’m having this donut, that was a tough client call, I did well, and I deserve it.”<p>But if we were really …

Self-help

How Jeff Weiner Talked To Employees After LinkedIn's Stock Crash

LinkedIn lost nearly 45% of its value last Friday after it reported fourth quarter earnings with 2016 guidance that was below analysts’ forecasts. The drop shocked many employees. Even LinkedIn’s CFO said its magnitude was a “surprise.”<p>LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner didn’t waste time in addressing the …