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It Took Elon Musk Just 3 Minutes to Give the Best Business Advice You'll Hear Today | Inc.com

Elon Musk has emerged as one of the world's most popular entrepreneurs. As the guiding force behind Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI (among a host of other companies), he's confronting some of the world's biggest challenges head-on.<p>I recently stumbled across this interview with Musk, and his advice …

Tesla

40 Hard Things You Need to Hear

I’m sitting here on the tenth anniversary of a dear friend’s passing, thinking about the last conversation I had with her. With a soft, weak voice …

Sitting

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

Management

82 Content Marketing Tools to Make Your Life Easier

Content marketing is hard.One of the reasons it’s hard for so many people is the fact that they don’t know where to start.If you want to be …

Marketing

Writing Your First Book Is the First Big Step to Build Your Personal Brand

Get oriented to the task before putting pen to paper through self-assessment, audience targeting and relentless testing. Just like any other product.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a better leader, get paid more or grow your business, then you need to …

Writing

10 Reasons Why 7 Out of 10 Businesses Fail Within 10 Years

There's a fierce tide of potential for failure in business. Half of all businesses won't make it to the five-year mark.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While startup life seems glamorous at best when it comes to dizzying valuations and unsustainable bubbles that help to …

Small Business

10 Fundamentals to Understanding SEO

If you don't understand the basic foundation to SEO, it will seem like a foreign language.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you remember when the training wheels were on your bike, the thought of riding without them was daunting and scary. Once your parents took off …

Customers

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail | Inc.com

,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with just a fraction of the research budget of other tech giants.<p>Yet …

Innovation

Want to Be a Better Leader? Then Get Out of the Way | Inc.com

Let me first clarify what I mean by saying "get out of the way." I am not referring to being a passive leader nor am I saying that any good leader should be less visible. Quite the opposite. Being present and getting your hands dirty is part of the job. But there is a fine balance.<p>Working alongside …

Leadership

This Simple Tweak Is One Of The Best Ways To Protect Your Windows Computer

A lot of Windows users take an additive approach when it comes to security. Think you need to increase your protection? Install another piece of software. There are some great apps out there, like RansomFree, but you can actually make your Windows PC a lot more secure simply by changing one little …

Information Security

Introduction to Psychology: A Free Course from Yale University

Taught by Yale professor Paul Bloom, this course presents an Introduction to Psychology and tries to explain what makes us tick:<p>What do your dreams …

The Power of Finance Automation - Strategic Finance

In a recent BlackLine survey conducted by Censuswide (http://bit.ly/2fA0n1Y), 52% of business decision makers from companies with at least $250 …

Become an online marketing expert with the Full-Stack Marketer training bundle

Anybody can sell stuff on the web… that’s not hard. But doing online marketing well? That’s a different story. Go deep inside how to strategically market your products on the web with the intensive training of this Full-Stack Marketer course bundle. Right now, this 12-course package of selling …

4 Questions Smart Leaders Always Ask Employees to Improve Their Performance

They're also great for fostering open dialog and developing meaningful work relationships.<p>I've written often on the power of transparency--the backbone of trust--that brings teams together to produce great work. Trust simply cannot happen without it.<p>And if you're in a leadership role, I caution …

Employment

Link Building For Your Website – Great Pointers From SEO Guru Stephan Spencer

Stephan Spencer is an internationally recognized SEO expert and best-selling author. He’s the co-author of The Art of SEO, author of Google Power …

Transcendental Meditation, which Bridgewater's Ray Dalio calls 'the single biggest influence' on his life, is taking over Wall Street

Around eight years ago, Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio introduced Transcendental Meditation to his 735 employees.<p>Dalio had already established a unique, intense culture at Bridgewater that he likes to say is akin to being part of an "intellectual Navy SEALs," and he believed that …

Meditation

Study Deep Learning And Artificial Intelligence Online Now

We welcome our new robot overlords.<p>Artificial intelligence is getting faster, smarter, and more common all the time, but how does AI learn how to …

Artificial Intelligence

The CEO of £1.4 billion software giant Xero says AI will be 'transformational' for finance

Rod Drury told Business Insider during a recent interview in London: "We'll see more innovation in the next 2 years than we have in the last 10 years, all driven by AI."<p>The Xero founder says: "We're getting a massive hit on the R&D we've done around machine learning and AI. We think it's going to …

Artificial Intelligence

Meet the top 100 business visionaries creating value for the world

At Business Insider, we believe capitalism can and should be a force for good. With this inaugural edition of <b>Business Insider 100: The Creators</b>, we are celebrating leaders who embody this spirit.<p>Many rankings focus only on those who have achieved great financial success. Our CEO Henry Blodget sums …

Startups

Stop Trying to Sound Smart When You’re Writing

When I read a piece of business writing, whether it’s a proposal, a report, or a simple email, I’m turned off by people who have invested more energy trying to <i>sound</i> smart than in trying to <i>be</i> smart. Ideally, I’d like to read communications where I don’t notice the writing at all. The best writing is …

Writing

Get More Done: 15 Things the Most Successful People Do Differently to Be More Productive

And the best part is, you can adopt them all.<p>Some people get more done than others -- a <i>lot</i> more.<p>But how?<p>To find out, Kevin Kruse, a keynote speaker on wholehearted leadership and extreme productivity and the author of <i>15 Secrets Ultra-Successful People Know About Time Management</i>, interviewed over …

Time Management

20 Must Watch YouTube Channels That Will Change Your Business

I confess that when I watched my first business video on YouTube, I winced. It was bad. The lighting was terrible, the editing was frightful and the host sounded like yet another corporate drone that has come to define the modern executive.<p>But then, I started to discover a few gems, then a few …

Marketing

Check out the pitch decks AirBNB and YouTube used to raise millions

You’re an entrepreneur with a great idea. How do you raise a million dollars?<p>One of the most important things is to have a great pitch deck. When you’re walking down Sand Hill Road, or to your local VC, a decision to fund or not to fund will be made very quickly after you come in — that’s why it’s …

Cozy raises $8.5M Series B to simplify life for property managers and renters

Cozy, a platform to streamline interactions between property managers and renters, closed an $8.5 million Series B today led by American Family Ventures, with participation from Social Capital, General Catalyst and all other investors that participated in the company’s $1.5 million Series A in 2012.<p>…

Housing

Starting a Consulting Firm? 10 Reasons Your Clients Need You.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own Consulting Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Eileen</i> …

Small Business

Money Doesn't Matter if You Make This Huge Mistake

The one pitfall you must avoid on your road to success.<p>Ambition is one of the best assets an entrepreneur can possess. The motivation and drive to achieve one's dreams are what the true spirit of entrepreneurship is all about, however, most people fail to realize that their ambition has a …

Motivation

5 Proven Ways to Be More Productive

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It’s like …

Time Management

These apps will help you sell more and make a lot of money

Sales is one of the most competitive fields when it comes to business software.<p>From apps that simply store sales data to the more sophisticated ones that can predict certain purchasing behavior, sales-related apps are completely reinventing the industry.<p>Apttus, a $1 billion software-maker that …

Apps