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Technology is destroying the most important asset in your life

<i>“Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.”</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Average People Are Productive, Successful People Are Learners

Too many productivity hacks can be a trap. Here's why.<p><i>This is a post from</i> <i>Michael Simmons</i><i>, co-founder of</i> <i>Empact</i><i>.</i><p><i>With</i> <i>Ian Chew</i><p>Let's face it, we love productivity! As a culture, we have a seemingly unending appetite for viral articles on productivity hacks.<p>And it's no wonder why! Given that we live in a …

Success

7 things financially successful people refuse to do

The truth is, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. But it's not just what they choose to do that matters, it's what they refuse to do that matters as well.<p>Let's take a look at some things enormously successful people refuse to do.

Motivation

9 bad habits that are getting in the way of your success

Look at what you are doing and assess your thoughts and your habits.<p>Ask yourself if they are working for you or against you.<p>Habits are patterns that are actions that we repeatedly do to create action.<p>If your actions aren't getting you what you want, you have to try something different.<p>Face it: You …

Self-improvement

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

Small Business

Climate change is now affecting how the Earth moves

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found that climate change is now affecting the way that the Earth moves. The team found that, as the last century has progressed, the "wobble" that our planet makes as it travels has shifted. A hundred years ago this movement -- called polar …

Global Warming

11 daily habits keeping you from getting rich, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Author Thomas C. Corley spent five years studying the lives of both rich people (defined as having an annual income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million or more) and poor people (defined as having an annual income of $35,000 or less and a liquid net worth of $5,000 or less).<p>He …

Self-improvement

5 simple things that all successful people learn early

<b>1. Learn to persevere</b><p>My second Quora post has 366 views. My sixth Quora post has 98,000 views. My thirteenth Quora post has 548,000 views.<p>My first book sold less than 50 copies. My second book has over 40,000 Kindle downloads.<p>I had to make 14 iPhone apps just to get to 4 that made the top 100 in …

Success

How to grow your startup with no budget

As an entrepreneur, you master a wide range of skills: You’re resilient, passionate, a leader, and always focused on your company’s success. The vast majority of entrepreneurs also come from a technical background, and the core team they build around them is often comprised of people with similar …

Time Management

"How do you get so much done?"<p>That is a sentiment I have heard quite a few times in my adult life. I always found it odd because I believe I am inherently lazy but upon taking stock, I do seem to get a lot done. I am the co-founder and co-operator of two for-profit companies, a co-founder and …

Time Management

The Daily Habits of 21 Highly Successful People | Inc.com

The most successful people I know make navigating business and life look easy, often because they have their crap together more than most people. They get up early, stay in front of health issues, and are smart about money. They know the value of a good night's sleep, a restorative vacation, and a …

Success

The Real Reason You Never Feel Motivated at Work

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

Leadership

The Best Way to Raise Startup Funds

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

Venture Capital

How This Guy Grew a Company to 7 Figures in 2 Years | Inc.com

Starting a company is challenging. Coming up with a winning idea, sourcing capital, registering the company, getting official papers, hiring staff, developing a marketing plan and acquiring client are all tough heights to scale. This venture requires a lot of hard work, and many end up in failure. …

Michael Jordan

50 Thoughts That Can Motivate You to Do Anything

Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Motivation can be hard to come by, especially in the face of challenges or difficult work. When you're thinking about implementing that new idea, or starting that new company or beginning that new regimen -- …

Motivation

3 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Think Differently

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your mindset affects what you believe is possible, and that will dictate what actions you take in your life and business. Your thoughts will either help or hurt your business. The way you think is one of your most valuable assets as an …

Entrepreneurship

7 things you can do to become a better leader today

Maybe you're aiming to lead an initiative, been chosen to lead a team project, or given the opportunity to apply for a management position.<p>As a Forbes, Business Insider and ELLE Magazine "30 Under 30" recipient as well as the Founder and CEO of Mogul, an award-winning worldwide platform connecting …

Communication Skills

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

7 Ways to Reorganize Yourself During the Busiest Time of the Year

Do you know someone juggling a million different projects, yet looks fit, healthy, happy and is somehow reliably there to tuck their kids into bed? …

Productivity

The Single Most Important Skill You Can Learn to Help Your Business | Inc.com

<i>As a 22 year old aspiring entrepreneur with lots of free time, given current trends in technology, what should I spend my time learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Skyler Irvine,</b> …

Business Strategy

The 5 most annoying people at every company

But sadly, that's never the case. Because unlike your friends, you don't get to choose your coworkers. And while some will be awesome human beings who turn into lifelong friends, others will drive you crazy because they're just so very horrible.<p>Trust me, I know you've got at least one or two in …

Jokes

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us who appreciate a good visual aid. …

Time Management

Young & Entrepreneurial: How This Boston College Entrepreneur Dropped Out & Raised $3.3M For His Marketing Startup

<i>This article is part of the Young & Entrepreneurial series that features young startup founders and entrepreneurs. You can see past features here. To stay up to date with future posts, sign-up here.</i><p>You don't always have to be a tech guy or business guy in order to start a startup. There are so many …

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

Carry a Solar Panel in Your Pocket with HeLi-on iPhone Charger

This is the coolest thing I’ve seen on Kickstarter yet. Already exceeding its $75,000 dollar goal, the <b>HeLi-on Compact Solar Charger ($90)</b> is a solar panel and battery for your pocket that can charge any device through USB. Unlike most battery banks which themselves need an outlet to charge, the …

Solar Power

Pro Tip: How to sign PDFs on your iPhone

There are times when you need to sign a contract or other document that comes over via email. You could print it out, sign with a pen, and then scan it back to the recipient, of course, but that takes forever. Might as well fax it.<p>If you get a PDF form via the Mail app on your iPhone, however, you …

Why you should never let your iPhone battery go down to 0%

Smart phones have become our ever-present sidekicks, but so many times we'll be halfway through the day with a phone on the verge of dying because it can't hold a charge. What you might not realize is that your charging practices may be the cause of your battery woes.<p><i>Produced by Corey Protin</i><p><b>Follow</b> …

Phones

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

A 10TB drive for your iMac? HGST’s new Ultrastar He10 uses helium, 7 platters to make it possible

Although faster, cheaper solid state drives (SSDs) are winning marketshare and mindshare, makers of traditional hard disks are still working to squeeze more storage capacity inside standard 1-inch hard drive enclosures. <b>HGST</b> — known for its excellent G-Technology-branded G-Drives — today announced …

Photo Cleaner 1.0 Reclaims Space on Your iPhone 6s/6s Plus by Deleting Videos from Live Photos

You bought a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus because of its improved 12 megapixel camera and the new Live Photos feature. But for some reason, you …

App Store