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6 Plyometrics Exercises for a Better Workout in Less Time

[caption id="attachment_35331" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo: Pond5[/caption]Plyometrics — or high-intensity exercises that stretch and then …

The 5 Pitfalls of Decision-Making, and How to Avoid Them

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a reason for the saying, “It’s lonely at the top.” Contrary to popular belief, the hallmark of effective leadership doesn’t solely rely on the decisions a leader makes but rather how he or she sets the conditions for followers to …

Management

Sage Advice for Entrepreneurs From America's Greatest Risk Takers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, on Independence Day, many are thinking of summer BBQs, water sports and beer drinking in celebration of our national holiday. However, there’s much to remember about the Fourth of July for entrepreneurs. As the founding fathers …

Entrepreneurship

Can You Learn Disruptive Innovation?

Or are truly creative people born with something special? Clayton Christensen discusses his latest book, The Innovator's DNA, which analyzes the traits of CEOs who have disrupted their industries.<p><b>The man who coined "disruptive innovation"</b> more than a decade ago is still transforming the way we …

How full-stack entrepreneurs should build their skill set

Recent years have seen the rise of full-stack startups. Like Apple, these companies build an end-to-end offering, owning much of the hardware, software, design, distribution, sales, customer service, and supply chain. Examples include Uber, Tesla, and Nest.<p>I’ve been thinking that some of the most …

Make Eggs, Have Dinner

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Minimal effort and maximum reward -- here's why you</i> …

25 Healthy Recipes for Lazy People

Is lazy the correct word? We're all so rushed these days; it's probably more apt to say "25 Healthy Recipes for Normal People!" But whether you're …

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful | Inc.com

7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do

Want to be successful? You have to communicate effectively. Here are 7 practices to master.<p>It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem …

6 Building Blocks of Memorable Customer Service

Great service is both helpful and human. Here are six ways to make sure your service is both--every time.<p>If your job is at all connected to the world of customer service, you've probably heard of Captain Mike and the Good Ship Netflix. The star of a highly original chat support exchange posted on …

Dips Vs Close Grip Bench Press Vs Skullcrushers – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine

It’s been a while since I’ve written a Vs post. I kind went off on a much longer than anticipated look into the factors of muscle growth in my latest …

8 Stereotypically Intimidating Dishes Solved by Fail-Proof Recipes

Sometimes experimenting in the kitchen can be a little scary. Okay, maybe a lot scary. This is especially true when it comes to dishes that are either notoriously temperamental (soufflés) or difficult to pronounce (KEEN-wa) or just all-around more complicated than usual (poached eggs). Well, we …

Want More Sales? See 'American Hustle'

Move over, Glengarry Glen Ross. The best film about closing is American Hustle.<p>When you try to explain the entrepreneurial life to people who haven't taken the plunge, it sometimes helps to refer to pop culture.<p>If you're talking about why it's so important to set up a business succession plan, for …

How To Answer The Five Most Common Interview Questions

You successfully made it past the HR screening. Now it’s time to meet with the person who will ultimately decide if you’re the right candidate for the job—the hiring manager.<p>When going into an interview, it’s important to know what questions to expect and how to approach them. Preparation is key, …

Marijuana stocks: Turning a $100 investment into nearly $2,000

Not all marijuana stocks are created equally. The penny stocks that dominate the industry are plentiful, and some of them are becoming dime stocks — …

3 Things Incredibly Productive People Do

It's tough to stay 100 percent productive as an owner at times. Here's how.<p>We live in an era of swooshes, calendar reminder beeps, vibrating incoming emails, and rings every waking moment of the working day. It’s tough to stay 100 percent productive as an owner at times. We have ADD (attention …

Time Management

How I Funded My Company With Credit Cards (And Almost Failed)

We have all heard of the story of Airbnb. They’re a successful company that made it through their infancy by “bootstrapping by credit card.” They ran out of money early on and rose to the occasion by brute force and now they’re a billion dollar company. That sounds great, in theory. In practice it …

5 Signs a Job Candidate Isn't Everything the Resumé Says

They look great on paper, but in person, suddenly they don't.<p>You loved the resumé. You respect the referral. Skills, qualifications, experience--everything looks great.<p>Then the candidate blows the interview, sometimes within seconds.<p>Sure, interviewers make stupid mistakes. Sure, interviewers make …

15 Best Leadership Books Every Young Leader Must Read

When you have many thoughts in your mind, it can be overwhelming. Maybe you won’t be able to focus on just the thing you’re working on because of …

The Surprising Trick To Making The Best Steak Of Your Life

At his world-renowned Chicago restaurants Alinea and Next, Chef Grant Achatz has become famous for using cutting-edge technological implements to invent daring dishes never before seen or tasted by humans.<p>But he doesn't actually think that any of the wondrous tools he deploys -- PacoJets, nitrous …

The Only 2 Things You Should Be Discussing in Meetings

The problem with your meetings? You're talking about the wrong things, in the wrong ways.<p>"Of the hundreds of companies I've worked with over the past 30 years, I repeatedly see only five types of communication," writes expert coach and consultant Christine Comaford in Forbes. "And only two of them …

Daniel Pink: Sales and the New Art of Persuasion | Inc.com

<i>Even if you've never operated a cash register or made a cold call, you probably spend much of your time persuading or influencing others to take an action or make an exchange--what journalist Daniel H. Pink calls "non-sales selling." In his latest book,</i> To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About …

How to Get Job Candidates to Take Off the Mask

How do you get job candidates to ditch their canned answers and reveal a bit of the real person underneath? Two CEOs offer ideas.<p>As Jon Steinberg, the President of Buzzfeed recently put it, the interview is really as good as it gets.<p>"If you are interviewing or negotiating with a new hire, and you …

10 Reasons Customers Will Pay More

Customers usually make buying decisions based upon more than just the lowest price.<p>Customers always want to pay as little as possible, right? Not so fast. Customers often willingly pay more for a product even when they can get a functionally similar (or even identical) product elsewhere for less. …

Customers

8 Essential Truths About People

Doing well in business comes down to understanding people--your employees, coworkers, and customers. Know these truths and you're off to a good start.<p>Understanding people--yourself, your employees, your coworkers and customers--is the core of all business success. With that in mind, here are eight …

5 Steps to Building a Business Around Your Passion

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>Fear is a funny four letter word.<p>It is designed to protect us from real danger in our lives (<i>like a bear chasing us</i>) but at the same time paralyzes us from achieving our dreams.<p>I believe passion is the sword of love that pierces through the wall of fears …

Entrepreneurship

Killer Productivity 'Hacks' From Entrepreneurs Like Richard Branson (Infographic)

We all wish we had more hours in the day. The most successful entrepreneurs have developed their own ways for getting the most out of the business day -- which can sometimes extend to 4:00 a.m., at least for 85 Broads Business Leader Sallie Krawcheck.<p>LinkedIn has collected some of the best …

Entrepreneurship