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The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published

Hiring is by far the biggest concern we hear from founders. Finding the right people to work at your company is high-stakes. Poor performers can take …

Employment

7 Tricky Work Situations, and How to Respond to Them

You know the moment: a mood-veering, thought-steering, pressure-packed interaction with a colleague, boss, or client where the right thing to say is stuck in a verbal traffic jam between your brain and your mouth.<p>Sian Beilock, president of Barnard College and author of <i>Choke</i>, found that this …

C-suite Leadership

7 of the Best Books on Investing That Will Help You Save Major Money

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, the good news is you’re not</i> …

Tim Ferriss Just Listed 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read | Inc.com

Finding new ways to look at the same problems is what often sets great entrepreneurs apart; Tim Ferriss is a perfect example. But how do you develop the ability to see--and act on--what other people don't?<p>Ferriss was just appointed to the Scribd Author Advisory Council and put together a reading …

Self-improvement

44 Favorite Books of High Achievers | Inc.com

The people who accomplish the most in life are serious about self-improvement, which often comes in the form of a good book. Here are several dozen excellent reads, recommended by high-achieving founders and executives.<p>1. <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> by Geoffrey Moore<p>"When I read [this book] for the first …

Leadership

10 books to read if you want to get rich

There is no denying that successful entrepreneurs read books.<p>From real estate investing to how the largest wealth managers impact the global market, this list of books deals with all the most prominent aspects of finance and investing, which are extremely beneficial for entrepreneurs (and anyone …

Investing

The 15 best business books to read this summer

They're not always easy to find, but lucky you — we've found 15 of them. Below, you'll see our favorites from psychologists, data scientists, CEOs, and other business experts.<p>Don't be surprised if you devour more than one in a single vacation week, and return to the office brimming with new ideas.

Self-improvement

Top 5 Must-Read Investment Books for Beginners

Top 5 Investment Books for Beginners<p>Here's how to get a read on the stock markets<p>Updated January 07, 2018<p>If you want to bone up on your investment …

Investing

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Books

7 tips from a hostage negotiator that will help you be more persuasive

But much of what you read doesn't work in tough scenarios. So I decided to call someone who has handled the most challenging scenarios imaginable — ones where lives are on the line …<p>Chris Voss was the FBI's lead international hostage negotiator and he's the author of an excellent new book: "Never …

Self-help

10 Books You Must Read to Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

<b>Bold – Steven Kotler and Peter Diamandis</b><p>Exponential technologies are technologies that have the ability to generate change and improve lives in ways …

Peter Thiel

This Is the No. 1 Predictor of Career Success, According to Science

It has been over three years since Steve Jobs died.<p>Since then, books have been written and movies have been made.<p>Each has celebrated his legacy and …

Peer-Reviewed

9 Interview Questions You Need to Be Asking

Finding the best employees for your business is hard. These nine businesses share which interview questions you should be asking potential candidates.<p>If you want to hire the best employees, you need to ask the right questions.<p>From interesting challenges to hypothetical situations, here are the …

Employment

How to Stop Saying Um | The Art of Manliness

In the pursuit of becoming a better man, becoming well-spoken is a task that should not be overlooked. How you speak is a huge component of the …

Books All Young Entrepreneurs Should Read

Reading is fundamental, that’s an old-school mantra that applies to existing business owners and those just starting out. Learning about business is …

6 Books Bill Gates Recommended for TED 2015

Bill Gates, long an avid reader, attended the TED conference again this year and continued his tradition of recommending books to fellow attendees.<p>1. …

Bill Gates

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

Time Management

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

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Self-improvement

Want to Make $1,000 or More Per Hour?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How would you like to make $1,000 per hour?<p>No, you don’t need to go to law school or become a doctor. In fact, you can start making $1,000 an hour or more right now.<p>This is not an article about some new multilevel marketing company or …

Time Management

10 Best Books Written by Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

There are thousands of books written about entrepreneurs, but few written by the entrepreneurs themselves, probably because they don't have the time. That's a shame, because knowing how entrepreneurs think is more useful than observing what they do.<p>Here are the ten books that do this best:<p>Subtitle:</i> …

Entrepreneurship

50 Quotes to Inspire You to Reinvent Your Career | Inc.com

What did you want to be when you were 5? An astronaut? Basketball player? President? When we're little, we imagine that we'll do something exciting with our lives. But somewhere along the way, all that changes. We become adults with mortgages to pay, get caught in the 9-to-5 grind, and toil away at …

Motivation

After 96 Loan Rejections, This Guy Built A $750 Million Marketplace For Business Loans

Although his business was profitable and he had a healthy credit score, Hodges just couldn't get the loan he needed to expand his business. Banks repeatedly declined his loan applications and other online finance companies offered terms that "simply didn't make sense."<p>After getting turned down for …

Business Administration

7 Strategies for Tailoring a Custom-Fit Sales Pitch for Each Prospect

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know the feeling of zoning out during a sales presentation, but you can probably recall a time when the pitch had you nodding your head in agreement. Every once in a while, the presentation seems like it was designed <i>just for you</i>. …

Wall Street

Teespring Says It's Minting New Millionaires Selling Its T-Shirts, Raises $35 Million Of Its Own

Some tech companies look to change the way we communicate or can travel in space. Teespring helps people sell t-shirts. Custom, well-made t-shirts. And it’s good at what it does.<p>Teespring has sold 6 million shirts this year through its customers, hundreds of whom make more than $100,000 from their …

7 Film Biographies to Inspire Every Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Movies are a great source of inspiration, and while there is no dearth of good fictional movies, what really inspires me are biographies. Fiction requires a powerful imagination and have strengths of their own, but true stories are the …

Wall Street

The 3 Lists Every Entrepreneur Must Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a company is like a dream come true: no one telling you when to go into the office, you can pick and choose meetings and there's unlimited vacation. Sigh -- the life of an entrepreneur. So flexible, so fabulous. If only it was …

Time Management