Thomas Goolsby

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Automating customer support when you lack data – Insight Data

Customers need support<p>Most companies have customers, which means most companies receive a vast number of support requests, in a very wide range of …

Schooled: 3 Lessons from Undergraduate Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I had the privilege of serving again as a judge for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), this time for the U.S. National Competition, in which the winner received $10,000 and round trip airfare to …

Semantics3, the Deep Learning Company

Telling it like it is<p>This year has been quite a revelation, a journey of great progress for Artificial Intelligence.<p>All of our customers have been …

Here are 10 daily habits that could make you a millionaire

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>You have to pay the cost if you want to be the boss.<p>The cost is discipline. No leader can achieve success without …

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

The 18 Best Motivational Books Everyone Should Read

We asked our readers to name the motivational books that have inspired them. These are the 18 reads they loved the best.<p>Three years ago, I identified the "Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time," but with a twist: I left the No. 1 spot blank and asked Inc.com readers to name their favorite.<p>In …

16 Super Effective Productivity Habits to Add to Your Morning Routine

You don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn to start your day off right.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I bet I can predict what your morning looks like: You wake up to a generic alarm clock sound, roll out of bed, …

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

Meditation

10 Habits of Super-Satisfied Couples

Got your bases covered?<p>Relationships take work, there’s no question about it. But the science on love shows that it’s discrete behaviors, not major overhauls, that can turbocharge your bond.<p>Ten easy tweaks ahead, based on what the most satisfied couples are doing right.<p>RELATED: 12 Daily Habits of …

7 science-backed tips for reading faster and retaining more

But as modern readers, it's hard to find time to spend in their company.<p>Adding to that is the fact that, even when we do find the time, it's not always a given that we'll retain what we've read.<p>But what if we could? Would you feel more confident at work? Would you start a new project? Would you be …

3 Shortcuts to Success Every High Achiever Uses (That You Don’t)

Yes, there is a shortcut to success, and it’s not working harder — it’s working smarter.<p>The other day, someone commented on a Facebook post of mine …

36 ways to change your life for the better

Most of the time you don't end up keeping them, and then you just feel worse because you committed to something and didn't follow through with it.<p>Resolutions shouldn't necessarily be things to stop doing or to get rid of, but instead they should be about embracing a different mindset.<p>If part of …

These Are the Most Inspirational Videos Ever Made

These 13 videos will motivate and inspire you to succeed no matter where you are in your journey.<p>Last week, I posted the most motivational books ever written. Today, I'm posting videos that will inspire and motivate you each time you watch them. Enjoy!<p>1. <i>Dream</i><p>In order to achieve great things, you …

A CEO and serial entrepreneur shares the biggest excuses that hold people back

Oh my God, the excuses. When you start a sentence with "I want to ..." then end up with "but" midway through, you're making an excuse.<p>You can probably guess a few of the most common. You may have even used one or two in your life: "I didn't have any money," "I didn't have a chance," "I grew up in a …

The Seven Lessons Of Marissa Mayer's Loss Of Command At Yahoo

The unwinding of Marissa Mayer’s command of Yahoo appears almost complete.<p>When she joined Yahoo as CEO in July of 2012, the coverage was enthusiastic, if not fawning. “Google’s First Lady Marissa Mayer Jumps Ship to Yahoo,” announced the <i>London Evening Standard</i> in a headline typical of the time.<p>Some …

12 Habits Of The Most Productive People

You know those super-productive people who manage to get more done than the rest of us? These are their secrets.<p>Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second cup of joe, these super-achievers have been to Crossfit, hit inbox zero, and nailed the rough draft of that …

7 Unsung Habits of Highly Respected Managers

I used to be skeptical of people who claimed that they loved their jobs.Upon graduation from college, the sum total of my “relevant” work experience …

The Skill To Sharpen: Leadership

Leadership and navigation is the most critical competency for businesses now and in the next decade, according to a recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey.<p>However, this competency – which they define as “the ability to direct and contribute to initiatives and processes within …

Human Resources

2 business school professors explain how you can become a more authentic leader

It's one thing to gain mastery of a particular function or skillset; it's quite another to take responsibility for, and earn the respect of, employees from different backgrounds, functions, and cultures.<p>For many leaders, this transition is marked by a period of self-doubt.<p>The newly appointed ask …

How to Be a Leader, Not a Manager

The trick to being a master of both skill sets is understanding the nuances that distinguish true leadership.<p>Let's get something straight: Manager and leader are <i>not</i> synonymous terms.<p>Manage implies maintaining the status quo. It's a manager's job to ensure that things go as planned and that the team …

10 Action Verbs That Define a Great Leader (Hint: They All Start With the Letter R)

These power words are always in the toolkit of great leaders.<p>Great leaders know how to act on what they know.<p>After a period of evaluation and discussion, they get out of the comfortable confines of their offices and go out into the hallways and conferences rooms, making decisions, interacting with …

4 Habits Of The Most Successful Leaders

The greatest leaders have a lot in common. That’s something we’ve noticed after years of walking into various companies around the world to conduct interviews, give presentations, or consult. The commonality of great habits is actually unmistakable. It’s instantly noticeable. Great leaders command …

Leadership

5 Lessons for Becoming a Successful Leader

Many entrepreneurs forget that their success is more about helping other people than about personally becoming famous, or overcoming the odds and …

10 Ways to Spot a Truly Exceptional Employee

Exceptional employees rely on skills that you won't find in a job description.<p>A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers …

8 Secrets Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs Know That You Don't

Success is an effect, not a cause―the outward manifestation of an internal reality.<p><i>"Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself."</i>―James Allen<p>Success is an effect, not a cause―the outward manifestation of an internal reality. To be successful, you must see the world different from …

How Storytelling Can Grow a Business

The business world is always looking for that great new idea, but what if the “next big thing” was something as old as humanity? That's the case with …

This Basic Skill Could Help You Become a Self-Made Millionaire

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …