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Guy Kawasaki's Top 6 Tips for Growing Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I have a confession: I have a "guy" crush on superstar business author Guy Kawasaki. And for good reason: He’s smart, he's fun and he looks like Jackie Chan (Seriously, people have asked him if he’s the <i>Kung Fu</i> star.) Kawasaki recently …

If You Don't Build Relationships, Nothing Else Matters

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A coaching client of mine, Nate Wadsworth, has the busiest schedule of any entrepreneur I know. He runs a highly successful real-estate business, a forestry business and has a young family as well. Yet last year, he embarked on another …

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

8 Questions to Ask Before You Start a Business With a Friend | Inc.com

You decide to start a business. You're excited. You're motivated. You're dreaming big dreams. And you're also really nervous -- so you decide uncertainty loves company and ask a friend to be your partner.<p>Good idea?<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches …

Small Business

What Writing His First Novel Taught Author Ted Bell About Writing His Ninth Novel

<i>"I can't predict what's going to happen with movie deals but I can predict what's going to happen with Putin."</i><p>After he said it over the phone, author Ted Bell and I chuckled. It was mid-morning on a Monday. Bell and I could hear one another over the line, sipping our coffee <i>(he in Northern</i> …

Northern California

Four Books Every Novelist Should Read

Here are the four books I’m recommending to students in my Novel Writing Master Class. These are essential reading for anyone interested in narrative …

Lauren Groff's 6 favorite portrayals of marriage in literature

<b>Mrs. Bridge</b> and <b>Mr. Bridge</b> (Counterpoint, $15 and $16) by Evan S. Connell. In these two novels, Connell writes in bright, sharp, gorgeously clear …

The real reason 65% of startups fail

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

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job | Inc.com

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur--except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

Self-improvement

“Don’t let the rich, famous bozos drag you down”: Guy Kawasaki’s 13 top tips for business success

As an investor and former “chief evangelist” for Apple, Guy Kawasaki knows a thing or two about what it takes to build a successful company.<p>Speaking …

Entrepreneurship

The Future Is African

Barrett Nash Contributor<p>Barrett Nash is the co-founder of Rwanda-based SafeMotos.<p>This is a call to action for the dreamers of the world.<p>Imagine being in a market where more people live in a high-speed mobile Internet zone than have electricity. Where farmers with $50 Android 5.0 smartphones use …

Six tips to help you write and publish your first book

For many years I have been fielding questions on how to publish a book. Is it my imagination, though, or have the frequency and the intensity of the pleas for help and access increased? It is now a rare week in which I don't get sent a pitch for a historical ghost-mystery novel or a memoir about a …

Meet the Kindlepreneurs

The bestselling authors you've never heard of<p>Swapping a high-flying career in law to become the author of romantic thrillers was a change of gear that surprised even Louise Ross. Nevertheless, while on maternity leave with her son Ethan, now two, the 30-year-old from Hertfordshire decided to give …

Writing

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Waking up the world

James Hoffmann is one of the most respected people in the specialty coffee industry. He is also one of its most accomplished, and possibly its …

Design Alert: Commonwealth Coffee

Commonwealth Coffee is a new coffee roaster based in Denver, Colorado, founded by Jason Farrar and Ryan Fisher. The pair got things started last fall …

Coffee

Panther Coffee Coconut Grove to Open Next Week

Rumors swirled this week that the Coconut Grove coffee house was on the verge of opening, but partner Leticia Pollock kept mum until she had the …

CAPE TOWN ROASTERY MAKES 'COOLEST COFFEE SHOPS IN THE WORLD' LIST

International food and drink website The Daily Meal recently compiled a list of the 11 coolest coffee shops in the world and sailing into second …