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The 6 Elements of Truly Transformative Business Models

We usually associate an industry’s transformation with the adoption of a new technology. But although new technologies are often major factors, they have never transformed an industry on their own. What does achieve such a transformation is a business model that can link a new technology to an …

Innovation
Finance

18 traits of successful leaders

I recently took the CPI 260, a personality test designed to assess leadership potential, and one piece of feedback I received was a report comparing …

Leadership

Life advice upon turning age 30, from the president of Y Combinator

<i>I turned 30 last week and a friend asked me if I’d figured out any life advice in the past decade worth passing on. I’m somewhat hesitant to publish this because I think these lists usually seem hollow, but here is a cleaned up version of my answer:</i><p>The days are long but the decades are short<p>1) …

Self-help

Use these 24 tools to run your business from anywhere in the world

Nearly a quarter, 23 percent, of Americans worked from home in 2014, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. If you’re one of the …

Small Business

The perfect financial storm: Why we’re headed for future global economic crises

Economist Alan Taylor explains why advanced economies are more dependent on the private sector than ever before<p><i>Alan Taylor, a professor and director of the Center for the Evolution of the Global Economy at the University of California, Davis, has conducted, along with Moritz Schularick,</i> …

Economics

Opinion: Tony Robbins tells you how to make money like a billionaire

After watching the global financial system almost melt down, I began an amazing journey several years ago to find a way for individual investors to …

6 inspiring mantras to help you master work-life balance

As CEO of eight different companies, it’s become a conscious decision for me to maintain a positive work-life balance. Over the last 20 years of …

Running On Air: Breathing Technique

A revolutionary way to breathe can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p>In my early days as a runner, I, like most, didn't give any thought to my breathing. I took up the sport in high school—back in the '70s—and as a senior on the cross-country team, I won the individual league championship, a …

Yoga

Success will never come to entrepreneurs who do these 10 things

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Jonathan Long, …

Opinion: Protect your portfolio with these 5 basic hedging strategies

It’s a fact of life that markets fluctuate. But occasionally markets experience bouts of extreme volatility and declines, which can wreak havoc on …

Investing

How Leaders Pick Leaders: 3 Executives Reveal How Promotions Are Decided

At the 6th Annual Asian MBA Leadership Conference, I moderated a panel featuring 3 senior executives sharing insights and advice on breaking into the executive ranks. While the panelists were all Asian women and issues relating to this specific demographic were addressed, the strategies shared for …

This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us

Nobody’s perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths<p>Consider the following recent headlines:<p>“What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People”<br>• “9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day”<br>• “15 Surprising Ways Rich People Think …

Four Key Core Exercises For Runners

<i>Reduce the risk of injuries without ever leaving your living room!</i><p>Strong legs are a must for runners, but to become a more resilient athlete making …

33 Tricks That Make Presentations Memorable | Inc.com

• Build your presentation around the decision you want made.<br>• Structure the presentation as a journey through a series of emotions.<br>• Keep it simple. Your audience doesn't want or need more complexity.<br>• Cut your intro down to a maximum of two sentences.<br>• Cut your presentations to half as long as you …

Public Speaking

21 Badass Trading Desk Setups From Around The World

That's why we put out a call to our readers to send in pictures of their oh-so-important spaces, and the response was just awesome.<p>The desks came in from Croatia to Chicago, Brazil to Switzerland. You sent us everything from massive desks with a bunch of screens to killer views that likely make the …

Trading

How to Design the Best Website Possible (Infographic) | Inc.com

Designing a website that will really pop with visitors is a juggling act that requires equal attention to appearance and functionality.<p>Your goal should be to create a polished layout that is both intuitive and visually compelling. When drawing inspiration for the design of your site, it's a good …

Infographics

3 Signs You Should Not Become an Entrepreneur

<i>Jeffrey Lyon is the founder of Black Lotus.</i><p>Everything looks easier on TV. From the safety of your couch, you know you are a better singer than the contestants on “The X Factor.” You are a tougher cook than those on “Hell’s Kitchen,” and you would be a far better entrepreneur than those …

The Six Best Exercises for New Runners

No gym? No problem! These six bodyweight exercises will make you a stronger, less injury-prone runner.

Workouts

The Most Powerful Way to End a Presentation | Inc.com

There are many tips for delivering a great presentation, and while it is important to grab your audience at the beginning, what you do at the end can make all the difference in your presentation's overall impact and success.<p>Getting rid of the "questions?" slide.<p>To start, let's talk about what you …

Self-help

2 Most Important Pieces of Presentations: Have a Take and Don't Suck

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your name has been called. An idea needs a champion and the organization has turned to you to deliver the hard-hitting message. It’s true -- you are not an experienced public speaker and you have some serious misgivings about the …

Public Speaking

Running Music | Runner's World

The shortest month’s mileage will fly by thanks to this 90-minute, 44-track eclectic mix.<p>Ease into spring with these light, up-beat tunes that will make your runs feel like a breeze.<p>Remember the iPod Shuffle? This is just like that. Only better.<p>Not sure where running and romance intersect? We’ve …

Playlist

Basics #1: 3 Essential Ways to Navigate Like a Pro

Inside Flipboard / August 12, 2014<p>In the spirit of the approaching back-to-school season, we thought it might be a good time to educate on Flipboard, …

4 Secrets to Success Richard Branson Learned From Nelson Mandela | Inc.com

As Virgin America announced plans for its long-awaited IPO, Sir Richard Branson confided over a late-night beer just how maddening it can be to launch any high-flying business, even with more than 350 other companies under the Virgin brand. Back when the Bay Area-based airline was getting started, …

World Economic Forum

CITI: The Economy Has Entered Its Scary 'Phase 3' Where Bubbles Form Prior To A Crash

Citi analyst Rob Buckland has published this diagram of where he thinks we are in the economic cycle, and it's slightly terrifying. (We first saw the note on FT Alphaville.) Basically, we're in "Phase 3" of a four-phase credit/equity cycle.<p>In Buckland's theory — originally developed by Citi's Matt …

Stock Markets

As Fed hikes key interest rate, here are the best ways to pay off your debt

The U.S. Federal Reserve hiked its short-term interest rate Wednesday by a quarter percentage point and, experts say, credit-card holders are among …

Personal Finance

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Creativity