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Best Android apps and games of the week

We're shuffling around our usual weekly app round-up format. Normally we'd harangue all of the AC editors to submit their favorite apps before the …

StartupDocuments Brings Incorporation Documents To Founders At A Fraction Of The Cost

Law firms continue to break out the more commoditized ends of their businesses.<p>Leila Banijamali, a startup lawyer whose firm Bedrock has worked with companies like Foodspotting, AdStack and RewardMe, just launched StartupDocuments.<p>It’s an online incorporation service and document generator for …

J.P. Morgan says now is a great time to invest in emerging markets

These 7 Motivational Navy SEAL Sayings Will Kick Your Butt Into Gear | Inc.com

Whether you are an entrepreneur, working in corporate America, or building a startup, it is imperative to continually seek new ways to stay inspired and driven. Being a self-starter is a fantastic quality, but we are all human and get distracted by the minutiae of our day-to-day …

A Harvard Woman Is Blowing Up The $55 Billion Beauty Industry With 3D Printed Makeup

Grace Choi is a 30-year-old serial inventor who is taking on the $55 billion makeup industry by giving women the power to have what they want, when they want it. Picture this: you snap a photo of a tropical purple flower and in less than two minutes you can print a lipstick in that exact color. And …

Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

10 Breakthrough Innovations That Will Shape The World In 2025

A world where food is plentiful and drugs are personalized may not be as far off as it seems.<p>What world-changing scientific discoveries might we see by 2025? Will we have more energy technologies that move us away from fossil fuels? Will there be cures for cancer and other diseases? How will we get …

20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks

Concrete ways to be a better speaker ... and some great TED Talks, too!

Change Management Requires Leadership Clarity and Alignment

Change management is in full-force across all industries, yet many leaders are unprepared to act upon and operationalize the requirements for change to avoid business disruption. For many organizations, preparedness begins at the top and this means that leadership – across all levels – must have …

Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback

There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there on giving corrective feedback. If you really need to criticize someone’s work, how should you do it? I dug into our archives for our best, research- and experience-based advice on what to do, and what to avoid.<p>Never, ever, ever feed someone a …

How to Rewire Your Brain for Success | Inc.com

The most recent edition of <i>The New Yorker</i> magazine contains an article about neuroscientists who study the way the brain retrieves memories. What they've found out is probably the most important breakthrough of all time in the field of success training.<p>How the Brain Remembers<p>Most people think about …

If You Want Your 401K to Grow, Stop Doing These 6 Things

Are you counting on your 401(k) to fund your dream retirement? If so, make sure you're not making the following common mistakes. By avoiding these …

8 Tips For Successfully Penetrating The Hidden Job Market

Fred Coon, an author, licensed employment agent, and CEO of Stewart, Cooper & Coon, says experts estimate that between 80% and 85% of all jobs openings are unlisted.<p>"Current social media trends and technology advances allow companies to find applicants without listing a position," Coon says. "Some …

Financial Stress Just Hit A Record Low - Here's Why You Should Worry

As the stock market climbed to new highs this past week, U.S. financial stress hit a record low according to the St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index. The index is comprised of eighteen weekly data series such as interest rates, yield spreads, and sentiment indicators that act as barometers for …

7 Hidden Google Gems – Number 5 Took My Breath Away

We all know that Google’s pretty great. From searches to email to managing your contacts for you, Google basically covers every aspect of your online …

Maya Angelou quotes: 15 of the best

Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.<p>If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.<p>There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.<p>I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, …

There’s more to dementia than memory loss. Know the signs

Health Advisor <i>is a regul</i><i>ar column where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us</i> @Globe_Health.<p><i>"When I am an old woman I shall wear purple … and spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves … sit down on the pavement … gobble up</i> …

25 Incredible Places You Must Visit Before You Die

Photo: Thinkstock<p>"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." — St. Augustine<p>Every traveler knows that best way to better …

How to Beat Big Companies at Marketing | Inc.com

If you think your small business is at a disadvantage in reaching a targeting audience compared to corporations with big advertising budgets, you're wrong.<p>During her National Small Business Week keynote address at the Microsoft Center in Boston on Thursday, Gail Goodman, CEO of marketing firm …

What Is Wealth Management?

The term “wealth management” is thrown around plenty, in the boardrooms of private client firms, in trade and mainstream articles and by financial advisors in front of clients. Still, most professionals are hard pressed to actually define the term with any degree of precision.<p>Wealth management is …

Billionaire Peter Thiel Has A New Book Coming That Will Tell You How To Be A Startup Billionaire

Thiel is a billionaire who made his fortune on PayPal. He then invested in Facebook, co-founded Palantir, which is now valued at $9 billion, leads a hedge fund, and is a managing partner at Venture Capital firm Founders Fund. He also gave 20 teenagers $100,000 to drop out of college to work on …

7 Simple Secrets of the Best Presentations | Inc.com

<i>My new book,</i> Business Without The Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need To Know, <i>is being published this week, so my posts are condensed excerpts from it.</i><p>I've written about presentations many times, but I've never provided the core truths that transform an average presentation into a killer …

7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

You could be putting your finances at risk if you don’t put these things on your to-do list – and actually do them.<p>We’re all busy … with work, family …

Five Topics For Successful Business Conversations

What defines a successful business encounter (which, by extension, fuels a successful career)? Whether you’re a CEO, a salesperson, an HR manager or just a recent graduate, the success of your career depends on building relationships based on trust and mutual regard. And this starts with a …

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

A comprehensive look at the role color plays in marketing and how it impacts customer engagement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting--and most controversial--aspects of marketing.<p><b>The reason:</b> …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

How The Best Leaders Set Context

<b>The Way You Start A Conversation May Determine The Outcome You Get</b><p>Imagine being part of this interaction.<p>You walk into the kitchen holding the checkbook. Your spouse is preparing dinner and you ask, <i>“</i>What’s this check for $300 you wrote last Thursday?”<p>Impatient for answers, you glance down at the …