Melanie Bent

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Beth Berger, MBA ’18: Dreaming Big, Then Dreaming Bigger

For much of her life, Beth Berger, MBA ’18, never imagined working in technology, let alone at Google.<p>Berger earned her undergraduate degree in …

Stanford University

4 Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills

Working in online learning, I’ve found that every year around this time there’s a burst of sign-ups from workers seeking new skills. Perhaps it’s a matter of New Year’s resolutions, or a reaction to seeing their friends and colleagues make big career changes each January.<p>Unfortunately, the initial …

Learning

Whatever Your Role in the Company, You Should Get Used to Asking This 1 Question

Asking yourself and others how you can do better yields impressive and instant results.<p>Over the years, as I began to give lectures around the world, whether about marketing, tech, or the intersection of the two, I began to adopt a new custom that has proven to be a very successful strategy in …

Self-improvement

Don't Hire Remote Workers Who Can't Ace These 6 Interview Questions

Let's face it: not not everybody has what it takes to be successful working from home full time.<p>Remote workers are giving our calcified attitudes about collaboration and office culture a much-needed shake-up. They're just as--if not more--productive than co-located workers, and enjoy a high level …

Employment

If Your Employees Aren't Learning, You're Not Leading

There’s a strong positive relationship between how much people learn on the job and how much they love their job. Employees who score high on survey questions like “I will have to learn new skills to achieve my assigned goals for this year” have higher scores on questions such as:<p>“I consider myself …

Employment

A 5 Step Process to Help you Have Hard Conversations

Most of us are terrible at having the harder conversations, having a process to follow really helps.<p>If you are constantly feeling stressed out and angry because other people are letting you down it's time to do something about it. Most of us will do anything to avoid a difficult conversation. I …

Self-help

How to Get 10 Times the LinkedIn Connections in Just 10 Minutes a Day

Want to boost your LinkedIn connections quick? Start by implementing these eight strategies.<p>The word is out. LinkedIn joins Instagram as, arguably, the hottest social media platform on the market right now. With the level of buzz the "New LinkedIn" has been receiving the past six months, savvy …

Social Media

What does a data scientist do? 7 of these in-demand professionals offer their insights

Meet the data scientistsImage by ThinkstockThe data scientist role didn’t exist when many of us were in college. It's mashup of scientific and …

David Cassidy's Last 4 Words Teach a Powerful Lesson About Happiness

Deeply regretful... yet for the rest of us, deeply powerful. If we choose to act.<p>If you're my age, you probably knew about David Cassidy because of your older sister.<p>In the early 70s he was like a combination early-stage DiCaprio and Bieber, starring on a hit TV show while simultaneously selling …

David Cassidy

Here's the Real Reason Your New Employees Keep Quitting (And What to Do About It)

Making a new email address isn't going to cut it.<p>Being the new kid is never easy. Stepping into unfamiliar territory where friendships, cliques, and hierarchies are in place can feel like being a teenager all over again. Except you're not fifteen and high school was a long time ago. So why is it …

Employment

Dara Khosrowshahi said he is 'scared' about becoming Uber's CEO

Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told staff at the online travel company he's led for over 12 years that he is "scared" about leaving to become Uber's next CEO, Recode reported on Tuesday.<p>It's a big move for Khosrowshahi and one that wasn't anticipated by the media and Uber's closest watchers.<p>"This …

8 Lucrative Careers You Can Start From Your Own Couch

The internet has given us the amazing opportunity to start highly fruitful businesses from the comfort of our own homes.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you interested in working from home? Or better yet -- work while traveling around the world with a …

Small Business

43 Signs You've Got Yourself a Keeper For Life

Whether you believe in soulmates or not, you can't deny that when two people are right for each other, they're <i>really</i> right for each other. When everything you've heard about what love should feel like suddenly makes sense, you know you've met someone worth holding onto. Connections like this are …

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

Mentoring

10 Free Tools to Improve Your Life in Less Than a Day (Yes, Really)

Most will even take you less than an hour.<p>After what felt like endless years of school, I can imagine it's tough to force yourself to sit down and learn <i>more</i> things. Without the assistance of a scary-looking teacher peeking over your shoulder, that is.<p>How about I make it a bit easier for you?<p>These …

Learning

A 25 year-old figured out a way to save low-income kids from the dreaded 'summer slide'

Karim Abouelnaga may have found a workable solution to this phenomenon, known best as "summer slide."<p>Abouelnaga is the 25-year-old cofounder and CEO of Practice Makes Perfect (PMP), a company that hires teenage mentors to help low-income kids stay engaged for six weeks over the summer. Based on …

Google Leapfrogs Rivals To Be Classroom King

Education is one of the most hotly-contested areas in the battle for supremacy among the tech giants, but there are clear signs that Google has leapfrogged its rivals to go top of the class.<p>Not only is the global ed tech market forecast to be worth around $252 billion by 2020, but the opportunity …

Education Technology

A former banker taught herself how to code and is now a top exec at a $700 million startup

Then the 2008 financial crisis struck and Lehman Brothers collapsed.<p>Lachs left Wall Street to get an MBA, hoping that some magical moment would strike where she would know what else to do with her life.<p>"I thought that I'd be sitting in a class and just have this moment of inspiration and I'd be …

When a College Degree Isn't Enough

Small-bite credentials are being used as supplements.<p>SEATTLE—Last June, Martin Chibwe, a computer-science major, graduated from Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington, a liberal-arts campus with a hipster ethos that shuns letter grades and urges exploration (“We don’t tell you what to …

If You Want Success, You Have to Go Out and Get It

Stop researching and wondering, and instead take action to get the experience you want.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Derek Halpern is the entrepreneur and master marketer behind Social Triggers, a blog and series of products that give psychological reasons …

Business Strategy

Your Resume Is a Waste of Time: 8 Better Ways to Get Hired for the Job You Want

Getting the job you want isn't easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is.<p>A friend of mine can't find a job. "I've worked hard on my resume," he says. "I've written a killer cover letter. I've applied for dozens of jobs and I haven't even gotten an interview, so clearly no one must be hiring."<p>Maybe …

Employment

Feeling Stuck in a Rut? Here's How to Burst Out and Thrive.

Find your groove with these habits that build courage and personal strength.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone who has ever started a business has faced fear. A little bit actually can be a very positive catalyst. But when fear overwhelms your ability to …

Motivation

Read the email a Google recruiter sent a job candidate to prepare him for the interview

After the initial screening step, he received an email from the recruiter, telling him what to expect in a phone interview with a senior PM at Google.<p>When he shared it with me, I couldn't believe it. In my work at Recruitring, a candidate prescreening-call platform, I've never seen an email that …

My Life as ‘Practice Coach’ — The EdTech Investor Part

The Journey from the Classroom to the Boardroom<p>In the late 1990's, as a full-time teacher-coach in Charlottesville, Virginia, with over a decade of …

7 Deadly Fears Entrepreneurs Must Overcome to be Successful

How to recognize and conquer your fears, keep motivated, and stay focused on the future.<p>Starting from scratch can be both exciting and frightening for entrepreneurs.<p>This is true whether you're a first-time entrepreneur or you've recently quit your job to start up a new company.<p>Right now your future …

Entrepreneurship

Calligraphy Art: Getting Started And Lessons Learned

Typography is a primary element of composition. Being a designer, I pay a lot of attention to its quality. Operating Photoshop is easy for me; …

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think)

The biggest contributor to happiness might surprise you--and here's how to foster it.<p>According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't …

Employee Engagement

How to Redesign Your Life for Success and Happiness

Unhappy In your business? Gretchen Rubin shares how to start over.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is never easy and it’s not always fun. For many entrepreneurs, the first business idea does not pan out as planned, and some find themselves left …

Entrepreneurship

Career pivot is ultimate test of self-reinvention

<b>By Susan Svrluga,</b> <i>The Washington Post</i><p>On a Monday, Jim Miller argued a case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture in federal appeals court. The …

University of California

Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.<p>We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening.<p>Mathematically, of course, it all makes …

Time Management