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The 'tombstone exercise' could be the secret to being consistently successful

This estimation demonstrated more hubris than confidence, given that only 10% of startups succeed.<p>Nevertheless, he knew that taking a risk was a necessary, albeit terrifying, component of progress.<p>Bezos used what he terms "regret minimization framework" to solidify his decision to start Amazon.<p>In …

'Silent Start': The Brilliant (and Surprising) Meeting Method I Learned From Amazon's Jeff Bezos | Inc.com

We've all been there: wasting precious time in a meeting that is headed nowhere fast.<p>There are lots of reasons this happens, but often it comes down to a lack of preparation. Think about it: You can send an agenda in advance, you can provide all the resources your team needs for a productive …

Jeff Bezos

7 Content Marketing Trends Brands Need to Prepare for in 2018 | Inc.com

We're more than halfway through 2017. I know that sounds almost impossible because the year has flown by so far. (My youngest daughter just became a 1-year-old. I feel like I just blinked, and now she's taking steps to keep up with her sister. When did that happen?)<p>Anyway, it's true: We've reached …

Marketing

15 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

Success doesn't crop up overnight. All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can be attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made …

Self-improvement

Everything Facebook announced at F8 2017

Facebook has unveiled a host of new features at its 2017 F8 developer conference, most focused on the curation of its global community. Attendees were introduced to not only Facebook’s push into augmented reality, but also the next phase of its Messenger platform, bot support within Workplace, a …

Chatbots

Sleep In and Make Millions: Why You Don't Need to Wake Up at 5 A.M.

Sleep-loving millionaires share the secrets to their success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've all heard how successful entrepreneurs wake up well before the crack of dawn and get a metric ton done before 5 a.m.<p>However, as a successful entrepreneur who struggles …

Outstanding Sales People Possess These Unique Character Traits. Do You? | Inc.com

Whether you want to grow your own sales abilities, mentor an employee, or hire the best candidate, these experts volunteered their informed opinions to help. Ranging from middle market and corporate CEOs, sales trainers, award-winning sales people, and psychologists, they agree that the following …

Leadership

Still Don't Believe In Influencer Marketing? Amazon Just Showed Us The Future | Inc.com

Many people don't know that behind Amazon's brilliant marketplace is an army of affiliate links from websites all over the world. It is a key pillar in how they drive traffic and sales.<p>If you don't know what an affiliate link is, it's a link that tracks where the traffic is coming from and rewards …

Marketing

This Great Course on Beating Procrastination Used to Be Paid, Now It’s Free

Productivity trainer Kosio Angelov built a paid course at Udemy on how to beat procrastination, and over a thousand people took it. Now Angelov has …

The Dumbest Thing Entrepreneurs Do When Hiring

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Want to Raise Really Smart Kids? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Parents are always trying to find the next big trend in parenting--and for good reason, too. They want to know how to be better parents, how to raise healthier and more successful children, how to interact with their kids in this dynamic landscape of advanced technological discovery, and so on. But …

Parenting

15 Daily Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of the 15 habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here …

Self-improvement

5 Battle-Tested Dale Carnegie Quotes That All Entrepreneurs Need to Remember | Inc.com

Dale Carnegie's business philosophies have always had a seat at our family's dinner table and my two sisters and I were required to read the famous book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i> (thanks, dad). Selling over 30 million copies, it has certainly withstood the test of time. As I have …

Entrepreneurship

This Is How You Get Others to Help You Succeed

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The Only Social Media Checklist You’ll Ever Need

Contrary to what some marketers think, social media isn’t just a channel to blast out promotional content and drive a ton of website traffic.While …

Public Relations

Carl's Jr.'s CEO Says Millennials Don't Like People | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>We're willfully heading toward a fairly insane future.<p>I suspect we don't realize how insane it's going to be and, when we experience it fully, we'll think we were insane to head this way.<p>But …

Employment

The 80/20 Rule And How It Can Change Your Life

What is the 80/20 Rule and could it actually make 80% of your work disappear?<p>If you’ve studied business or economics, you’re well familiar with the power of the Pareto Principle.<p><b>The Man Behind The Concept</b><p>Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was born in Italy in 1848. He would go on to become an …

Time Management

11 Michael Hyatt Quotes to Inspire You to Happiness and Success | Inc.com

Michael Hyatt--author, blogger, and previous chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers--has experienced tremendous success in the publishing world. His latest book--<i>Living Forward</i>--is poised for instant bestseller status. Read on for some particularly inspirational quotes from this amazing …

Motivation

25 Free Online Courses To Equip You With Valuable Skills

Now that the inspirational sparkle of the new year has worn off, you may be falling back into your old routines and habits. Statistically, you …

10 Tools That Entrepreneurs Can Use to Automate Their Business

Being an entrepreneur is challenging enough without the extra menial day-to-day tasks.<p>The good news is, nowadays entrepreneurs can automate a lot of their responsibilities, giving you more time to dedicate to growing your company. You'll be able to focus on the things that matter most. A number of …