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The defining difference between Japanese and American work cultures can be boiled down to a word without a direct English translation

Ben Cole, an associate professor of strategy at Fordham University in New York City, once took a group of students on a trip to Japan.<p>Cole had previously lived and worked in Japan for nine years, and he'd arranged for the group to take the train from Narita airport to Tokyo.<p>At a stop along the way, …

New York Times

5 Things This Serial Entrepreneur Does Again and Again That Makes Millions

Jesse Itzler, of Zico coconut water, the Atlanta Hawks, and 100 Mile Man, on what it takes to launch more than one venture, and the success principles he swears by.<p>Jesse Itzler is a man of many hats. He's the co-owner of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, partner in ZICO Coconut Water, founder of Marquis …


5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People

It comes down to what you can and cannot control.<p>Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not …


How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times

You shouldn't deny that there's a problem. Embrace it.<p>Motivation is a daily struggle. We all have those mornings when it's cold and rainy, and all you want to is stay curled up in bed. Other times, we're just mentally and physically exhausted. Then there are the times when a disastrous and …


A successful entrepreneur opened a new meditation studio in NYC to cash in on a $1 billion market

Khajak Keledjian, the former owner of Intermix — a women's luxury clothing store that he sold to Gap for $130 million in 2013 — has been benefiting from meditation since 2007, after a hedge fund manager friend introduced him to the practice. Now Keledjian wants to help spread the word.<p>His recently …


Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …


CEO Satya Nadella succinctly explained the secret of Microsoft's turnaround: 'No status quo'

Now, the company has found new life (and new stock highs) as Nadella has made aggressive moves to revitalize the company and reinvigorate its culture. And on the Microsoft earnings call Thursday, Nadella succinctly shared the secret of his success, in response to an analyst question on a …

Satya Nadella

2 Perspectives From Harvard on Startup Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Would it surprise you to learn that Harvard does not have it quite right when it comes to teaching people how to lead a startup?<p>To be fair, Harvard's leadership courses are on the right track. But in the real world, the CEO of a rapidly …


Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening

It's a little before three on a sunny Friday afternoon and Laugardalur Park, near central Reykjavik, looks practically deserted. There's an occasional adult with a pushchair, but the park's surrounded by apartment blocks and houses, and school's out — so where are all the kids?<p>Walking with me are …

Faroe Islands

If you want to get smarter, speed-reading is worse than not reading at all

We all know that reading is important. But we’re also busy. So we try to optimize by reading more quickly. And in this way, we miss the point of reading entirely.<p>I’ve noticed this tendency since I began posting about what I learn from reading over 100 books a year. One of the most frequent …

David Foster Wallace