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How to Write a Book to Build Your Brand

You might have great reasons to write a book, but do you have the capabilities to execute?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever I mention that I write books, I'm frequently asked about my writing process and how I went about producing <i>Connected to Goodness</i> …

Writing

3 Tricks You Can Use to Read Any Business Book In 8 Minutes or Less

By utilizing summary-as-a-service companies, CEOs are saving themselves hours that could be better spent business building.<p>Knowledge is power--at least, that's what we've all been told.<p>It stands to reason, therefore, that whoever has read the most books will be the most powerful. Trouble is when …

Audiobooks

You Need a Life Strategy Because Extraordinary Lives Don't Happen by Accident

No extraordinary person started out that way.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To achieve the life you want, one that will truly make you satisfied, you need to prioritize it above all else. If you want a life of success, a life filled with spiritual happiness …

Motivation

What Does It Mean To Be An Agile Leader?

In the modern business world, many leaders emphasize the importance of being “agile.” Borrowed from the software world’s concept of agile development, this management style requires a leader to be flexible, adaptable and fast in their decision-making.<p>What does it take to put agile leadership into …

Leadership

The Latest: Biden urges Americans to 'rise up'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the looming battle to choose a successor for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy (all times local):<p>1:35 p.m.<p>Former Vice President Joe Biden is urging Americans to "rise up" to demand President Donald Trump nominate a "consensus candidate" to the Supreme …

Mitch McConnell

#PermitPatty Said She Only ‘Pretended’ to Call the Police. The 911 Recording Says ... That Was a Lie

You probably saw this headline and thought to yourself: “Another article about this woman? Again?!”<p>The answer is yes. Another one. Because if you are …

BlackGirl

Tell me what you did today, and I’ll tell you who you are

You live your life in 24 hour periods. How you use those 24 hour periods determines who you become and how successful you’ll be.<p>If you learn to …

The Brain

7 steps to rebrand yourself for a career change

Just because you don’t have experience in a new field doesn’t mean your skills aren’t valuable in that field. Here’s what to do before you make a move.<p>Ready for a career change, but worried you don’t have the experience or skills to land a job in your desired field? Filling your resume with your …

Employment

Jon Stewart Delivers Fiery Address to President Trump: ‘We Will Prevail’

‘Clearly, we’re not going to be able to negotiate or shame you into decency,’ Stewart said on pal Stephen Colbert’s ‘The Late Show.’<p>Jon Stewart began …

Stephen Colbert

Cop Caught on Video Firing Taser at a Calm, Nonviolent, Compliant Man Who Was Sitting on a Curb

A viral Facebook video showing a Lancaster, Pa., police officer deploying his Taser on a man who was calm, nonviolent and—most importantly—attempting …

Law Enforcement

Antwon Rose Jr. and When White Privilege Kills Black People

The funeral for Antwon Rose Jr. took place Monday morning at Woodland Hills Intermediate School in Swissvale, a borough that sits several miles east …

Pittsburgh Police

36 Tips for Writing Just About Anything

Basic tips for writing just about anything.There’s a lot more to writing than typing words.Writing well takes years of study, practice, and …

Creative Writing

Unprepared for a Meeting? Here's How to Respond to Any Question

Buy yourself some time without sacrificing your credibility.<p>It's happened to all of us. You're making a big presentation to an important client, or participating in a high-stakes meeting with your boss, and suddenly, you're asked a question that you aren't prepared to answer.<p>Maybe it's because you …

unprepared

Your Goal Is To Find A New Job, But You Need To Implement A System To Make It Happen

Everyone concocts grandeur dreams designed to alter the entire trajectory of their lives.<p>Starting January 1, my New Year’s resolution is to hit the gym every day and get into the best shape of my life. I plan to lose 50 lbs before my trip to the islands and fit into the swimwear I wore on college …

Employment

5 things positive people never do

I make an effort to surround myself with positive people. Positive thinking is a cornerstone of mental toughness because positivity creates a mindset …

Happiness

5 Sure Signs That Your Workplace Is the Opposite of Toxic

Daniel Lubetzky, Kind founder and CEO, is a model example for leading human-centered workplaces that thrive.<p>A growing body of research on employee motivation affirms the need for companies to create more human workplaces that lead to positive experiences.<p>And the responsibility falls on senior …

Employee Engagement

President Trump holds White House celebration without Eagles, man kneels during anthem

There was a celebration at the White House on Tuesday, it just didn't involve the Eagles<p>Although there was no ceremony involving the Philadelphia …

Donald Trump

The Tragic Story Of Sarah Baartman & The Enduring Objectification Of Black Bodies

The Tragic Story Of Sarah Baartman And The Enduring Objectification Of Black WomenWikimedia commonsThe life of the ‘Hottentot Venus’ still feels …

4 Reasons Why Introverts Make Great Leaders

Leadership is about solving problems and making decisions. You don't need to be the life of the business party to do either one.<p>Whether in business or in life, we look to our leaders to teach us, guide us, and help us make sense of everything. Therefore, most successful leaders have a strong sense …

Leadership

'Right-to-try' bill passes Congress

<b>(CNN) —</b> With a House of Representatives vote Tuesday, Congress passed legislation that could give terminally ill patients a way to independently seek drugs that are still experimental and not fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.<p>The House voted 250-169 in favor of the bill, which …

FDA

Cops: Man punched pregnant woman and her service dog on flight

<b>ORLANDO, Fla.</b> - A passenger who thought a service dog was taking up too much space on his flight punched the animal and its deaf, pregnant owner, …

More Than 100 Confirmed Dead After 737-200 Crashes in Cuba

More than 100 people, including five children, died Friday after a Boeing 737-200 crashed shortly after takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport …

David Foster Wallace: ‘You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t’

<b>It’s graduation season, and we here at Ladders have decided to take a look back and showcase some past commencement addresses that stand the test of</b> …

6 Habits of The World’s Richest People Who Are Humbled.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) What do Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Richard Branson and Apple CEO Tim Cook have in common? They are some of the wealthiest people on …

Hobby Lobby Employees Call Police on Black Customer Who Looked ‘Somewhat Like’ a Crime Suspect

Black Man Alleges Racial Profiling After Hobby Lobby Employees Call Police on HimAn Alabama man says he was racially profiled at a Hobby Lobby store …

Former Playboy Model Jumps to Her Death With Her 7-Year-Old Son

In a most tragic incident coincidentally occurring during Mental Health Awareness Month, a former African-American Playboy model has jumped to her …

Why Does Prince William Have a Gold Braid on His Uniform?

The two princes wore frockcoat uniforms of the Blues and Royals.<p>Both Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge are wearing frockcoat uniforms of the Blues and Royals at the royal wedding, according to the royal family's website. It also notes that the Queen gave her permission to her grandson to get …

With a Trump hat and a pistol, man shows up at school shooting scene to ‘make America great again’

In the hours after a gunman killed at least 10 people at a Texas high school in the latest act of mass bloodshed on an American school campus, another man with a gun caught the attention of reporters at the scene.<p>With a pistol holstered on his hip and an American flag in his hand, the man, wearing …

Guns

White Supremacist Hillbillies Attack Black Family With Baseball Bats and Frying Pan: Report

New York state troopers arrested two people after a woman and her son reported that a group yelled racial slurs and forced their car off the road …