Phillip Kaufman

34 Flips | 1 Magazine | 17 Likes | 4 Following | @PhillipKaufman | Keep up with Phillip Kaufman on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Phillip Kaufman”

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

The Future Of Blockchain And Cryptocurrency

Sure, the wild swings in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies dominate the daily news. But beneath the headlines, the nine blockchain startups on the <i>Forbes</i> Fintech 50 list for 2018 are building infrastructure—to support both public cryptocurrency markets and initiatives that could …

FinTech

The Future Of Real Estate Investment And Finance

Sure, sites like Zillow and Trulia have forever changed the way we shop for homes and Airbnb has re-imagined the way we rent them out. But the underlying pipes that make the real estate market run have largely remained stuck in the past. The seven real estate companies on the Forbes Fintech 50 list …

Real Estate

Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It

It's what holds all three together or everything crumbles.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has lived by a set of awe-inspiring values and principles that has led to unbelievable success.<p>So whenever he imparts his wisdom, you want to tune in. As it relates to …

Science Says Parents of the Most Successful Kids Do These 10 Things | Inc.com

We all want to lead happy, successful lives. But for parents, there's a time when your priorities shift a bit, and your most important goals start to involve setting your kids up for success and happiness in their own lives.<p>Parental priorities aren't the only factor, of course. There are plenty of …

Self-improvement

The Secret to Exceptional Self-Discipline Isn't What You Think | Inc.com

If you're concerned that you don't have the discipline to achieve your dreams, the internet will offer you plenty of advice. Get up at the crack of dawn, a ton of posts recommend. Always make your bed, scold others. Schedule more breaks, eat right, remove distractions, etc. etc. etc.<p>Much of this …

Self-help

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result …

10 Tiny Tweaks You Can Make NOW To Majorly Improve Your Life

Changing habits can feel daunting, but there are certain things you can change with very little effort that make a huge impact. I like to call these …

Happiness

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

Do you know what Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant have in common?<p>They each possessed the talent of turning …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break | Inc.com

Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs. "Once we …

Self-improvement

Google wants to break Facebook’s stranglehold on photos

Google today launched Google Photos for Android, iOS, and the Web at its I/O 2015 developer conference. During a special event following the announcement, the company dived deeper into its new product.<p>After taking a slew of photos, whether on vacation or during an important event, most people …

7 Short Books Worth More Than an MBA | Inc.com

Over the past few decades, the value of an MBA has declined, probably because the academic world can't keep up with the rapid pace of change in the business world.<p>Relatively few entrepreneurs have MBAs, but I'll bet that almost all of the successful ones have read and truly treasure these seven …

Top 10

Meet the Cheap Airfare Site That Airlines Don't Want You to Know About

Tech-savvy travelers have been leaning on the Internet for getaway deals for years, but there's one site that's shaking up the industry in a way …

Should a Startup Ever Splurge on Logo Design?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How much should you spend on a logo?<p>I recently asked a friend that owns a branding agency this very question, just to gauge a reaction, and his response was, "how much does it cost to build a house?" Clearly there's a bit of "wise guy" in …

3 Psychology Books to Change Your Mindset (and Your Business)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge," says author George R.R. Martin of <i>Game of Thrones</i> fame.<p>I read to keep my edge. I get especially excited about books rooted in psychology -- about the way we …

9 key qualities all successful people share

Some successful people make serious money. Other successful people focus less on money and more on living the way they want to live. Other successful …

Self-improvement

Game is not over in United Airlines vs 22-year-old

The game isn't over in the legal battle between United Airlines and the 22-year-old whiz kid from New York.<p>Aktarer Zaman, who started a web site that helps customers buy cheap air fares, just settled part of the lawsuit with Orbitz.<p>But United says it's not backing off.<p>United hasn't budged, Zaman …

United Airlines

7 Easy Steps for Encouraging Employees to Take Initiative

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Taking initiative is essentially assuming the risk of a possible failure. When doing so, you put yourself out there and things don’t always go as planned. But the alternative is choosing to be inactive.<p>If you're a leader, it's vital that …

17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?<p>The philosopher Aristotle offered an explanation a really, really long time ago: "We are what we repeatedly …

Self-improvement

25 Books on Persuasion, Influence and Human Behavior

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Helpscout blog.</i><p>Reading good books remains the supreme “life hack”—knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in mere hours.<br>I can’t think of a single better way to empower your learning (and …

You Get the Results You Design

If you're not actively setting goals for the future, you won't be very happy when you get there.

8 Secrets To Writing The Perfect Resume

We know networking is essential today, but it will never replace the resume. A standout resume remains one of the best ways for job candidates to catch the eye of a hiring manager and make a great first impression.<p>What makes a resume great? ZipRecruiter, a company that allows job seekers to upload …

Why You Need to Say Less (and How to Do It)

Is it time to ask for a raise? Discipline your child? Apologize to your partner? In many communication situations, fewer words can pack a greater …

The 10 Questions Startups Need to Be Asking Potential Hires

This story originally appeared on FounderDating<p>Standard interview questions are generally boring and don’t always reveal very much about the person you’re interviewing. When you’re talking to a candidate, you want to ask great questions--they’re more likely to engage and you’re more likely to learn …

Write a Winning Business Plan With These 8 Key Elements

CEO and Founder of Voices.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For everything in life, you need a plan, right?<p>The same can be said for business. Every business, whether a startup or a full-fledged, profitable organization, needs a business plan. To know where you are …

Ten Management Secrets You Learn At McKinsey & Co.

It always comes as a bit of a surprise that I once worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Co., the world’s most famous – or infamous – consulting firm.<p>I think it came as a surprise for them too. And for the clients.<p>Companies pay a fortune to get the advice of McKinsey consultants. Top MBA …

6 Pitfalls Savvy CEOs Avoid At All Costs, And You Should, Too

Being a CEO is tough, but it’s even harder when you let these mistakes drag you down. Here are six pitfalls, from not delegating enough to answering too many questions, every successful CEO knows to avoid.<p>While there’s plenty of discussion about what leading CEOs do to make their companies so …

The US Government Is Holding $41.7 Billion In Unclaimed Property — Here's How To Find It

Money from forgotten security deposits, abandoned bank accounts, lost insurance refunds, and uncashed checks all sitting waiting to be claimed. Don't let the government keep your money!<p>Start your hunt for unclaimed money be conducting your own search first.<p>You can start by looking at the website …

Why We Need Sleep — And How To Get Enough Of It

There's Marissa Mayer admitting to 130-hour workweeks at Google, pulling at least one all-nighter a week and sleeping under her desk when she had to.<p>There's Twitter and Square cofounder Jack Dorsey who worked 16-20-hour days in 2009, 8-10 hours a day at each company, shrugging it off with a "I …