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6 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Social Media Presence

Trying to ensure that your social media profiles have a large number of followers and that your content is always enticing and engaging to consumers …

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you learn to recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, …

13 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Made All the Difference in His Life

A short passage from a Steve Jobs commencement address teaches an important lesson.<p>Steve Jobs was famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for his "reality distortion field," his ability to make other people believe the seemingly impossible was actually possible.<p>But the first person he …

Making The Transition From Startup To Established Company

Most people use the words “startup” and “early-stage company” interchangeably. To an outsider, this might be fine, but if you work at a startup, it completely misses the point. The purpose of a startup is radically different than the purpose of a company, and misunderstanding your purpose is never …

Product Management

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Chevron's CEO Just Wrote an Extraordinary LinkedIn Message That Is a Master Class in Leadership | Inc.com

After 37 years working at Chevron, CEO and Chairman John Watson, who took over the helm in 2010, is hanging up his cleats and headed for retirement.<p>In a moment of transparency while reflecting back on his career journey, he left us with a masterful lesson in leadership. Openly admitting to what he …

10 Actions All Successful Leaders Avoid to Maximize Efficiency | Inc.com

The energy you bring to each moment is your most valuable asset, because it empowers you to make the most out of your time. Knowing that your time on earth is limited, but being unaware of how much time you have, places much more value on being able to discern the difference between behaviors that …

Self-help

An economic theory developed in 1817 can help you cut your to-do list in half

Most mornings, while I drink my coffee, I jot down a to-do list. “Call bank,” I write. “Respond to one zillion emails. Clean kitchen. Prepare for meeting. Write article. Read friend’s cover letter. Go for jog.” This is not a list of things that I will actually do. It’s more a list of things to …

The New Customer Journey: Understanding and Engaging With Your Social-Savvy Customers

If you build it, they will come.<p>Consumers continue to seek out and engage with social networks—from Facebook and Snapchat to Tumblr and Instagram. …

Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist

When we’re starting out on a new goal, we’re full of energy and enthusiasm. We eagerly make changes and take steps in our new direction in the first few weeks. But as time goes on, the newness wears off. Our energy drains, and we lose sight of our goal. Ultimately, we slide back into the status quo.<p>…

How to Tackle the 4Ws of Marketing Content Creation With Data

As with most undertakings, before you begin writing or otherwise creating content, you should ask yourself some stock questions: why, what, when, and …

3 Tips For Finding Your Ideal Workflow

When most of us think of flow at work, we may think of charts, project plans and deadlines. But there is another kind of work flow that is incredibly important, especially for entrepreneurs.<p>Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi popularized the concept of “flow” in the early 1990’s. …

Self-improvement

Simple & Effective Speaking Rubric For Class Presentations

Talented student teacher Kevin Inlay created this simple and effective speaking rubric that we used with class presentations in our ELL World History …

10 Success lessons from Peter Drucker – “Father of Modern Management” for entrepreneurs

Share48<p>Tweet<p>Share443<p>+16<p>Shares 497<p>Peter Drucker, “the father of modern management,” turned management theory into a serious discipline. In a legendary …

'Stop focusing on traditional subjects and give students the skills and character they need to succeed'

<b>Want to keep up with the latest education news and opinion? Follow TES USA on Twitter and like TES USA on Facebook.</b><p>As the founder of the Center for …

Pedagogy

C.M. Rubin

Clayton Christensen On What He Got Wrong About Disruptive Innovation

Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, 64, is best known for his 1997 book <i>The Innovator’s Dilemma,</i> which introduced the concept of “disruptive innovation.” He explained how cheaper, simpler or unexpected products and services can bring down big companies like U.S. Steel, Xerox and …

10 Secrets to brand yourself as a successful entrepreneur

Share35<p>Tweet<p>Share115<p>+15<p>Shares 155<p>Whether it’s personal or corporate branding, you have to start with a plan of action. Otherwise you’ll end up with a …

Marketing

10 Motivational TED Talks to Watch With Breakfast | Inc.com

One of my favorite innovations in recent years is the idea of TED Talks. Whether you attend a session in person or watch online, you can learn and gain inspiration and see and hear people tell their stories and share their expertise firsthand. It's accessible, substantive information on virtually …

19 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated That Actually Work | Inc.com

In today's competitive work environment, our greatest untapped resource may be our own motivation.<p>But what happens when you can't find your motivation or you can't stay motivated long enough to finish a project or even keep up with daily tasks? You need find your motivation--but where?<p>You find it …

5 Ways To Increase Sales Using The Psychology Of Pricing

Understanding <i>how</i> and <i>why</i> people buy something matters. Many business owners focus exclusively on how they can make the biggest margins on a product, while still remaining competitive. What they fail to consider, however, are the very real factors that influence consumers during their purchase …

eCommerce

The Dumbest Legal Mistakes Early Startups Make

Legal issues are often at the back of an entrepreneur's mind in the excitement of launching a startup<p>Legal issues are often at the back of an entrepreneur's mind in the excitement of launching a startup. But just because you are small doesn't mean that people are going to let things slide when you …

How One Entrepreneur Launched a Thriving Business While Working Full-time

"I’m tapping into everything I’ve learned over a 20-year career… and I’m able to reward myself financially in a way I’ve never been able to do,” says …

Have Great Tech Skills? 14 Business Ideas for Before You Quit Your Day Job | Inc.com

I'm a huge fan of entrepreneurs. I'm a huge fan of people who start their own businesses.<p>But I'm also a huge fan of dipping your toes in the water before diving completely in.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful, …

Small Business

3 Ways to Scale Your Business When You Don't Have a Ton of Resources

Turning an idea into a startup and a startup into a thriving business aren’t linear processes. There are twists and turns, challenges and risks. But …

5 Qualities VCs Look for in an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Acquisition International Magazine recently named Nin Desai the "2015 CEO Of The Year--Illinois". While it is extremely rare for a woman to run and win this award in the venture capital and private equity area, it's not surprising given all the other awards won in 2015 by her firm (including the …

America Is in the Midst of a Philanthropic Revolution

To those optimistic, persistent souls who have a vested interest in seeing positive social change in the U.S., here’s a sobering message: if you are …

Five Life Lessons You Can Only Learn Against Your Will

We can’t help learning lessons as we go through life. Some of the lessons we learn are rewarding and exhilarating — like learning how to accept praise graciously and how to give advice when people look up to you enough to ask for your advice.<p>Some of the most vital lessons we have to learn are ones …

Denny's

The One Regret Everyone Has After Starting a Business

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