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Meet “Better Self,” a New Web Destination for Anyone Who’s Into Self-Improvement

It’s that time of year when we vow to reassess: What did we do well in 2017? What could we do differently in 2018? How can our lives be happier and healthier, or shall we finally say we’re good enough?<p>Wherever you are on your personal journey, Better Self will be right beside you. With its …

Bestsellers

The 7 Best Business Books I Read In 2017 | Inc.com

Most of these books were published in 2017. One was published in 2016, but I just recently discovered it a few months back. And two of these books won't be released until 2018, but I got my paws on them early.<p>Tim Ferriss released another monster book, as he is known for doing. How Ferriss came up …

Self-improvement

Top Ten Podcasts Every Marketer Should Listen to | Inc.com

As marketers, we live busy lives. We're under pressure to learn as much as we can as quickly as we can so that we can ride trends and help our brand to reach as many potential customers as possible. The problem is that as marketers we are also busy creatures that spend a lot of time putting out …

14 Netflix Series And Movies That Will Totally @#$%&! You Up

If Black Mirror wasn't enough for you, here are some picks with more nightmares, disturbing visions, and very weird plots.<p><i>This post was translated from Portuguese.</i>

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Country Lifestyle

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

The 10 Hottest Coursera Courses of 2017 | Inc.com

There are more than 8,000 online courses available, in every subject from artificial intelligence to visual arts. More than 50 million students signed up for one this year.<p>This bounty is a gift for anyone who wants to learn a new skill -- you can learn basically anything from anywhere these days …

Machine Learning

5 Great Business and Psychology Books from 2017 That Will Give You a Head Start On 2018 | Inc.com

I've read 75 nonfiction books published this year in a wide range of categories from history to business. Most of the books are bestsellers and offer actionable insights into leadership, entrepreneurship and communication. In this article I've chosen five books that contain valuable communication …

Self-improvement

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Public Speaking

10 Greatest Movies of 2017 Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Catch up on all the big-screen business movies you may have missed this year.

Entrepreneurship

These 13 Skills Will Improve Your Branding Efforts

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p><i>Question: What skill could an entrepreneur learn in his or her spare time that can help them improve their branding strategy or efforts?</i><p>The following 13 answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only …

Marketing

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

Books

5 Winning Examples of Sales Emails Done Right | Inc.com

According to Tellwise, the average consumer gets over 100 emails per day, but opens just 23% and clicks on only 2%. When you're sending a sales email, you need to be part of that 2%.<p>But how do you get someone to not only read your email but take action from it? The key is to write a killer sales …

Marketing

7 Sentences Successful People Say To Defend Their Value

Do you have prepared phrases for when things get tricky at work?<p>Whether it’s telling an employee they need to improve their hygiene, pushing back on someone taking credit for your ideas, or bringing up serious complaints to HR, it’s always good to feel prepared. Work often means dealing with …

Sexual Harassment

Why Your Success Can Help You Avoid Bill Gates' Biggest Regret | Inc.com

I recently realized that "What would you do if you won the lottery?" is the grown-up, entrepreneur version of the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?". The realization came to me as I was interviewing Spanx founder and the world's youngest female self-made billionaire Sara Blakely on …

Bill Gates

A Former FBI Negotiator Spills The Secrets for Winning Any Exchange

Christopher Voss created his company Black Swan based on the skills learned as a negotiator in hostage situations.

Black Swans

Want to Improve Your Sales Numbers? It Starts With the Kickoff Meeting | Inc.com

<i>How are you planning for sales kick off in the new year? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Richard Harris, Top 25 Inside Sales Leader, Sales Trainer, Public Speaker, on Quora:</b><p>Sales …

Project Management

No Business Like Show Business: 10 Secrets to Successful Public Speaking | Inc.com

Every business is show business.<p>Especially when you're on stage, speaking, in front of large audiences.<p>I have given more than 100 talks in the States and overseas in the last two years to promote my book, Design the Life You Love. In the process I have learned how to be a better speaker.<p>Here are my …

Public Speaking

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing (with featured article "Marketing Myopia," by Theodore Levitt)

Publication Date: <b>April 02, 2013</b><p>Stop pushing products--and start cultivating relationships with the right customers. If you read nothing else on marketing that delivers competitive advantage, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and …

Marketing

Crushing an egg into your coffee sounds disgusting — but it makes an amazing-tasting drink

Crushing an egg (shell and all), whisking it with freshly ground coffee, and boiling the mixture sounds gross. The result looks terrifying, too — like a hideous swamp creature gurgling in your pot.<p>However, the umber-red-colored drink that results, called "egg coffee," is almost free of bitter …

Coffee

Why This Second Grade Handout Should Be Your New Creative Manifesto

Last week, I attended curriculum night at my daughter’s school. In discussing the things the kids will be learning this year, the teachers handed us …

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