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Here's How That Person With the Perfect Life Is Different From the Rest of Us

Doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity.<p>Successful people are the ones you should want to emulate. They understand that doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity. Want ideas on how to live a better life? Here are nearly two dozen daily habits practiced by …

Massage Therapy

Are Processes Slowing Your Company Down? Try These 8 Simplifying Tips

Prohibiting left turns may seem like a strange way to simplify, but this single decision has hugely impacted UPS. As a result of its drivers avoiding left turns, the company saves 10 million gallons of gas annually, delivers 350,000 more packages every year, and it reduced its average time per …

Management

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Motivation

How to Pitch Your Business, Product or Idea to Industry Experts

I say no to almost all of the pitches that come my way, but the few "yeses" really stand out.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever its possible, I tell first-time entrepreneurs to bootstrap their own business ideas. If you want to be an entrepreneur, create …

Entrepreneurship

There's Good News For Self-Taught Programmers When It Comes To Job Performance

<i>Do self-taught programmers struggle more than those with undergrad or graduate degrees at work? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tikhon Jelvis, Lead Data Scientist at Target, on Quora:</b><p>…

Machine Learning

Use This Template to Write a Simple Business Plan

Simple Business Plan Template<p>Here's a Simple Business Plan Template for Entrepreneurs<p>Updated May 05, 2018<p>Think you have a great idea for a business? …

Small Business

23 smart ways to increase your confidence, productivity, and income

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Self-improvement

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

5 Accounting Challenges Startups Face and the Tools That Will Fix Them

Thankfully, adhering to accounting best practices is no longer as challenging as it once was. In fact, low-cost help is available.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Accounting. Bookkeeping: The very words conjure up images of dusty ledgers and drudgery. Despite …

Small Business

The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.<p>Amazon is undoubtedly the most significant force in the digital transformation of commerce: an estimated 44% of all online sales are on Amazon, …

eCommerce

Want to Think Like a Leader? Science Says to Do This One Thing

The answer to "What makes a great leader?" can be found in the question.<p>If you want to be a successful leader, research shows there's a winning approach you can take -- and it may not be what you expect.<p>Most people are familiar with the idea of self-affirmations and the power of positive thinking. …

Leadership

How the Book 'To Sell Is Human' Changed My Thinking

In 'To Sell is Human,' Daniel Pink discusses what it means to be human. Selling is not just a job of a salesperson. We all sell something everyday.<p>Using loads of data and multiple studies, Daniel Pink argues that 99% of us are selling something every day. This something could be a product, a …

Selling

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

7 most important mindsets that will set you up for long-term success

Your life is your creation. You have most things you need to shape it and make it incredible. It's not something that happens to you — unless you …

Self-improvement

Want to Deliver Unforgettable Presentations? Use the 30-Second Rule

The secret to making a great presentation is winning over your audience in the first 30 seconds (and keeping their interest through the last 30 seconds).<p>No matter who's in your audience, or where and when you deliver it, the secret to making a great presentation is capturing your audience's …

Infographics

When It Comes to Achievement, There's Good News and Bad News

It really doesn't matter if you have natural ability or not.<p>You want to dominate in your profession, perfect your skill as a performer, or impress the world with your writing, artwork, or athletic achievements. There's just one problem: You're not very good at whatever it is you seek to do.<p>Should …

Self-improvement

The Secret Weapon 2 Famous Founders Deployed to Build Their Mega-Successful Companies

As Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos found, success comes when you turn your business into a reflection of your values.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Businesses can outperform their competitors when they're direct reflections of their founders' unique vision. To …

Business Strategy

$0 to $1,000 in a Day: The Traffic Secret to Turn Your Visitors Into Customers

Here is how to cash in on your first 1,000 true fans.<p>1 min read<p>Not all traffic is created equal. Entrepreneurs often spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours attracting the wrong customers and not reaping the benefits of sales. Let’s put an end to that now.<p>In our third video for $0 to …

Marketing

This 2-step, 10-minute exercise creates immediate self-awareness

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire …

Creativity

7 Things I Learned in Business School That Aren't True in 2018

Entrepreneurship becomes a lot harder when you're trying to follow obsolete rules.<p>Being an entrepreneur is hard. That is pretty much a universal truth. But it becomes exponentially harder when you operate under false assumptions, outdated conventions, and myths.<p>I graduated with my MBA in 1997 and …

Entrepreneurship

Barack Obama Recommended 5 Books On Facebook & It's A Heavy Summer Reading List

It's always good to hear from President Obama, especially when he's got reading suggestions to share. Barack Obama recommended six books on Facebook …

Books

15 tech upgrades you can get for free

You’ve spent so much money already – on a laptop, tablet, computer, router, network extender, printer, and smartphone. You’ve signed up for the internet, and you’re paying monthly fees. You’ll be relieved to know that a lot of tech is free.<p>Open-source software is like the “generic” brands you find …

$0 to $1,000 in a Day: The Marketing Method You Must Use to Grab People's Attention

Not all marketing is created equally. In this video for our series $0 to $1,000, ecommerce pro Trevor Chapman shares the difference between query-based and disruptive marketing, along with what products to use to catch consumers' eyes.<p>1 min read<p>Not all marketing is created the same.<p>And for Trevor …

There are two ways to read, but one is useless

Reading is telepathy, and a book is the most powerful technology invented.<p>Homer, Shakespeare, Voltaire, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Woolf, Hemingway—these are names without a living body. We can’t talk to them, nor touch them, but their thoughts are immortalized through the written word.<p>Aristotle’s logic, …

Self-improvement

Here's Why Startups Should Start Small

Starting small in the initial stages has its own distinct benefits<p>4 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Unlike the popular phrase start with a bang, start-ups have to be subtle.To be a big entity in the future, start-ups have to start small …

Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is: My Top 24 Stocks

In this column, I try not to focus too much on stocks that I own personally. As a result, readers sometimes ask what I actually do own.<p>So once a year I provide a run-down of the stocks I own personally and for most of my clients.<p><b>Sony</b> (SNE), a Japanese consumer electronics company that also owns a …

It's official, net neutrality is dead. Here's what that means

Net neutrality laws — or the set of regulations that required internet providers to treat all websites equally — were officially repealed today.<p>The …

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Jeff Bezos

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 …

Startups

How to Read a Balance Sheet

While a company's income statement presents the current results of a company's operation, there are other financial statements that can present how a …