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The never-ending wit and wisdom of Jane Austen: her best books

<i>The great author wrote six novels before her early death 200 years ago. But which, wonders Allison Pearson, is the best?</i><p>In the small hours of July 18 1817, one of the best writers who ever lived took her last breath. Exactly a year earlier, when Jane Austen was finishing The Elliots (later …

19 Things You'll Find in Every Great Business Plan

It can take startups many years to get this right.<p><i>What items would be included in a comprehensive spreadsheet summarizing a business plan? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Wade Myers,</b> …

Proforma

Keep Clients For Life With These Emotional Intelligence Techniques

<i>“Don’t take it personally. It’s just business.”</i><p>Tell that to my client, who almost lost his business — the one he grew to $20 million in revenue. What’s <i>not</i> personal about business, really?<p>When you start your own business, it’s about your idea. Your hopes. Your dreams. Your faith in yourself and the …

The favorite books of 10 millionaires and billionaires

From entrepreneurs and media tycoons, to international superstars and the president himself, here are 10 books that should be required reading for anyone looking to improve their lives.

5 Daily Choices the Smartest People Make

What's remarkable about making these daily choices is knowing there will be no regrets.<p>According to multiple sources, the average number of decisions an adult makes each day is about 35,000. Some are smart, others ... well, lets just keep things on a positive note and say it's the smart decisions …

Self-improvement

How well can you read other people's emotions? Take the test to find out

Do you consider yourself to have high emotional intelligence?<p>Being emotional intelligent means that, among other qualities, you are able to recognise how people are feeling based on their behaviour.<p>Studies suggest that having high emotional intelligence correlates with better mental health, being a …

Sorry, but EQ Is Way More Important Than IQ These Days

Many experts now believe that a person’s emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) may be more important than their IQ and is certainly a better predictor …

How to launch a successful AI startup

Many startups promise to deliver successful AI solutions. But how can you separate truth from hype? Here's what matters when you're launching your …

Machine Learning

The 27 Worst Ways to Describe Yourself

Because of overuse...or, more likely, because they make you sound too cool for the room.<p>When people describe you in certain ways, that's great.<p>When you describe yourself in those ways...um, no.<p>The following words and terms are--for the most part--great when people use them to describe you. Resist …

Charisma

AI’s open source model is closed, inadequate, and outdated

Kumar Srivastava Contributor<p>Kumar Srivastava is a vice president of product and strategy at BNY Mellon.<p>Artificial Intelligence is big. And getting bigger. Enterprises that have experience with machine learning are looking to graduate to Artificial Intelligence based technologies.<p>Enterprises that …

Artificial Intelligence

The Next Big Thing Usually Starts Out Looking Like Nothing At All

You can never create the future by targeting the present.<p>In the 1930's, the great industrialist George Eastman engaged in a minor debate with his friend, the education reformer Abraham Flexner, about who contributed most to science. Eastman pointed to Guglielmo Marconi, who invented of radio and …

Albert Einstein

The 13 most basic rules of clean bulking

It’s an endless cycle for some guys: Turn into a garbage disposal to bulk up, then crash diet to burn the belly fat and reveal those hard-earned …

Forget The “Praise Sandwich”: Five Better Ways To Give Good Feedback

Stop reaching for unrelated compliments to sweeten your critiques. Here are some better options.<p>Giving criticism–whether by email, over the phone, or face-to-face–can always be awkward. Even if the message is basically the same, the way you deliver it plays a huge role in how well (or badly) it’s …

Shoring

11 Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

These are the behaviors that you want to eliminate from your repertoire.<p>Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the …

Emotional Intelligence

I Spoke to an Expert. He Said This Is What's Holding Millennials Back

There are many challenges to being a Millennial in today's work force. Overcoming this one hurdle will help you be more successful.<p>Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting Chip Espinoza when he gave a keynote speech at Welltower, where I work. Espinoza is the Academic Director of Organizational …

Consciousness

How I Successfully Pitched Investors As A 22-Year-Old Startup Founder

If you can tell a story that makes sense, it doesn’t matter how old you are.<p>My cofounders and I were 21 and 22 when we started Next Big Sound, and by far the biggest challenge we faced was in convincing investors they should trust us with their money. That was in 2009, and around that time Mark …

Startups

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 …

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

Innovation

The best films of 2016 ... that you probably didn't see

Andrew Pulver, Benjamin Lee, Alan Evans, Catherine Shoard, Lanre Bakare and Jordan Hoffman

Stop Motion

7 Significant Steps to Projecting Confidence

When you present a certain attitude to the world, it creates positive impressions that help us navigate our way toward our goals.<p>Some people exude the kind of assurance that gives them an air of power, trustworthiness and grace. This personality instantly generates respect and often admiration from …

personaldevelopment

POV Sketches Put Viewers in the Drawing Seat

Thomas Cian hits the road with sketchbook in hand.<p>A unique worldview and clear vision can uplift an artist’s work, but sometimes it’s hard to separate a stunning final product from its development. In a series of sketchbook drawings, Italian artist Thomas Cian offers a peek behind the curtain and …

It’s Probably an Appropriate Time to Learn About the Imposter Phenomenon

If you can measure Imposter phenomenon, how does one get rid of it? (Asking for a friend.)<p>The feeling that you don't belong somewhere is common. It can be fleeting, like accidentally boarding a train headed the wrong way. Sometimes, it's less temporary.<p>Perhaps you're the only person of color in …

How to Become Infinitely More Attractive, According to Psychology

When we think about attractiveness, a fresh coat of lipstick, a striking outfit, and a fresh blowout stereotypically come to mind. At least, that's …

5 Ways to Impress Your New Boss

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Lessons From Art That Will Inspire You to Lead, Create, and Innovate

Businesses have much to learn from the arts in terms of leadership, innovation and creativity.<p>One day, back in 1994, I was browsing through the September issue of Fortune Magazine, searching for the language of leadership. I needed to convince decision-makers to book an artist (me) to speak about …

Creativity

14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

Leveling Up Your Emotional Intelligence

One of the hall marks of emotional intelligence is the ability to respond to a situation, rather than react to it. We are at our basest when we react …

Mark Cuban's best investing advice: 'Don't'

When Entrepreneur asked him on the set of "Shark Tank" for his best advice to make money investing, he replied: "Don't."<p>"The market could go up for years, and you could think you're well off," he told Entrepreneur, "and then, in a millisecond with high-frequency trading, a flash crash can take it …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Psychology

SunPower Touts World's Most Efficient Silicon Solar Panel

American solar panel maker SunPower says it’s got another world record on its hands. On Monday the Richmond, Calif-based company announced that it …