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Here are the 7 rules of success

<b>What are the rules of success?</b><p>Rule #1: Define success for yourself … everything else is bullsh-t<p>Plain and simple.<p>The first rule of success is that …

MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions to the 9 Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

5 Daily Steps for Succeeding at Anything

Successful people plan. Unsuccessful or mediocre people simply content themselves with hoping and wishing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems that regardless of how well the typical American household does, as far as income goes, happiness fails to keep up. Has …

Motivation

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

This 1 Habit Will Make Your Sunday Less Stressful, And Your Monday More Productive

That's not such a difficult habit, is it?<p>People who don't make progress toward their goals all share 1 thing in common:<p>They never sit down and reflect on what <i>isn't</i> working.<p>Instead, unproductive (and often times stressed-out and unhappy) people stay caught in a vicious cycle of always looking to the …

Perfectionists: You’ll Be Happier if You Stop Saying This One Word

“It’s so hard to keep everything together. I am the CEO of a major start-up and I also run four other organizations that support our social impact …

Reminding E-Commerce Customers Who Delivers

For a recent commercial, FedEx tried something unusual. It was not set in a bustling office. It did not feature one of its distinctive delivery trucks, or even a single package.<p>Instead, there was a smiling Drew Brees, quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, ringing a doorbell and waving an app in …

5 Time-Wasting Habits That Limit Your Potential

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to learn to value your time.<p>There are a couple names that will show up in my inbox once a month. It's guaranteed that they'll ask if I want to chat over dinner, a drink, and make it look as if they're trying to do business.<p>Anyone that knows …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Insights from Google's new study could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, …

The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity right now

Thanks to the emergence of Web-based tools and services, most of us work primarily in the browser these days, and that means it’s our main productivity center.<p>Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are essentially plugins …

9 phrases smart people never use in conversation

We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling …

TRUMP: Obamacare is like Obama — 'when he was here, people didn't like him so much'

"The press is making it look so wonderful, so if we end it, everyone is going to say, 'Oh, remember how great Obamacare used to be? Remember how wonderful it used to be? It was so great,'" Trump said.<p>"It's a little bit like President Obama: When he left, people liked him; when he was here, people …

Tom Price

10 Ways The Best Leaders Reach Goals

Things I really ought to do:<p>1. Be more considerate of others<p>2. Listen more<p>3. Get in shape<p>4. Eat more vegetables<p>5. Recycle more waste<p>6. Finish that project I started several years ago<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>Like me, you know what you ought to do, and it’s important to do it. Occasionally you are reminded by …

Self-improvement

UX is too important to be left to UX designers

<b>UX only works when everyone in your team is onboard, writes Phil Herborn. Here’s how to rethink your job description with best practice UX in …

UX Design

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How to Create a Business Plan Step by Step<p><i>by Jerry Anderson</i><p>A business plan is a road map that helps navigate a company to success. It describes all …

Valuable UI/UX Designer Tools and Websites That Should Not Be Ignored

If you are a UI or UX designer, then you are probably aware of some of the cool design suites and packages there are available for you to work from. …

Web Design

Want to Succeed as a Leader at Work? Talent And Skills Alone Won't Do It (but This Will)

This will make you rethink whom you're hiring or promoting to lead your company.<p>People are hired for strengths in areas where they are talented, experienced, and gifted, so goes conventional wisdom.<p>But do you ever interview someone for character? Seriously, before you hire that VP, developer or …

Why mobile designers must focus on creating 'micro-moments'

Start with the questions, trending searches and terms customers really use in each moment. This helps you decide what to invest in and also how to market against what users are trying to do.<p>Starting with intent also helps you understand how to address the questions people ask most. Ask yourself, …

UI Design

The Best UI/UX Design Books & Resources for Designers

Want to be an excellent designer? Looking for the best UI/UX books and resources? Nowhere to go or to gain the right and effective channel for …