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Hard Work? It's Not All It's Cracked up to Be. It May Even Be Irrelevant. Here's Why.

Ever hear of how Neflix let go of many of its hardest-working employees in favor of those who most greatly impacted the company's bottom line?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From a young age, we're raised to believe that we can accomplish pretty much anything so long as …

20 Tips for Mastering the Art of Public Speaking | Inc.com

One Saturday morning in December 2012, I received an email out of the blue from the president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific--one of the most senior executives in the global organization. He mentioned he had just read one of my articles (one of the first ones I had written for this …

Public Speaking

10 thoughtless things you do that make you less likable

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to …

The Best Workout for Fat Loss and Why No One is Talking About it

Here’s what you need to know:<p>Working out more frequently is key to burning fat. 3x per week is not enough.<br>• Gaining muscle will burn fat by increasing your metabolism over time<br>• Make sure that you’re not <i>under recovering,</i> especially if you have a stressful life.<p>The Best Workout for Fat Loss<p>When you go …

Here are 15 books that will help you succeed in the tech world

'Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products' by Nir Eyal<p><i>Amazon</i><p>Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

14 CEOs reveal the No. 1 job skill they look for in employees

There's no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self help gurus to your least favorite in-law thinks they're an expert on the subject.<p>Good advice — useful, nuanced, and proven — is harder to come by.<p>After all, it's tough to suss out what employers value in their …

11 Classic Books You Must Keep on Your Bookshelf

Complete your library this Prime Day.<p>It's Prime Day, which means deals abound all over Amazon.com. While you're filling your cart, add these classics to your bookshelf or Kindle library—the BAZAAR editors tell you why they return to them time after time below. Plus, score the best tech deals for …

Literature

Professional Actors Train Themselves to Exude Confidence--and So Can You | Inc.com

Some people just seem to be born confident. When they enter a room, you feel the power of their presence. They don't hesitate to ask for what they want--a raise, a promotion, or a free upgrade on a flight. And when they speak, people listen.<p>But are they really born that way? Or can confidence be …

10 harmless mind tricks that make people like you

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to …

Self-help

The workout to build powerful, 3-dimensional shoulders

Want to carve boulder-sized shoulders? Hit them from every angle with this unique workout of stacked supersets.<p>How heavy should you go? Choose a pair …

Everything we know about Salman Abedi, named as the Manchester suicide bomber

Suicide bomber Salman Abedi is believed to have travelled to Syria and become radicalised before returning to the UK to cause carnage at a gig in the city where he was born.<p>The son of Libyan parents, who reportedly fled their native country and sought refuge in the UK, he is thought to have come …

Terrorism

How to Get a Raise Without Asking for One

Even when it seems you're doing everything right, promotions can be few and far between.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right -- you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day and always meet …

Are You Exceptionally Likable? 9 Reasons People Decide They Like You | Inc.com

No one has enough friends. And if that's not reason enough to be likable, we tend to do business and build professional and relationships with people we like. We're instinctively drawn to people who are modest, agreeable, polite, kind... in short, to people who are genuinely likable.<p>How do people …

Self-improvement

Why Ad Agencies Shouldn’t Fear Facebook’s Creative Shop

Forget competition. Chief creative officer Mark D’Arcy just wants to be friends.<p>Back in January, Chevrolet launched its “New Year, New Roads” campaign, which swerved away from traditional car ad territory to instead endeavor to help people make and keep their New Year’s resolutions. First there was …

How to Include Politics in Your Marketing Without Turning Anyone Off

In general, keep politics far from marketing, but done with humor and pathos, political images can humanizes an ad.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If touching Social Security is the third rail of politics (a metaphor for subjects so controversial that merely referencing …

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial navigation system, pilots are constantly …

All perfectionists need to adopt this strategy for coping with failure and rejection

Any creative person knows that pursuing meaningful work also means climbing aboard an emotional rollercoaster. One moment, you’re on top of the world, stepping out onto a stage, or hitting “publish” on a post. Then a disappointing email or a critical comment about your work sends you plunging into …

Four Common Email Phrases That Make Recipients Reach For “Delete”

You may think you sound flexible and accommodating, but the person reading your message probably doesn’t.<p>There are a lot of ways that an email can be misinterpreted or misunderstood. To make up for the tone of voice that’s unmistakable over the phone or the body language that speaks volumes in …

9 ways to make your boss fall in love with your ideas

Have you ever had a new idea? And have you ever tried to convince your boss to give that new idea a go? Was it met with open arms - or crushed by a raised eyebrow, stalled by a request for a business case or met with a negative “that’s not how we do things here”?<p>For most of us - regardless of …

The Innovation Workout: The 10 tried-and-tested steps that will build your creativity and innovation skills

<i>The Innovation Workout</i> has been officially shortlisted in the 'Innovation and Entrepreneurship' category for the <b>2017 Management Book of the Year …

How Being Selfish in the Morning Leads to a More Productive Workday

In order to be successful, it is essential to make progress against your top priorities before responding to other people’s requests.<p>This means …

Are You Underpaid? Here's How to Find Out for Sure (and What to Do About It) | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered if you should be getting paid more? If you haven't asked yourself that question, you should. Don't just assume that you're getting a fair salary. Instead, invest a little time in finding out what a fair pay scale is for your work. You may be surprised at what you learn.<p>Here …

Employment

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If accessing your creative side is one of your …

Creativity

The 12 Habits of Highly Motivated Runners

<b>Follow these everyday tips for a fitter, healthier, and happier new you.</b><i> – By Cindy Kuzma</i>Image By Glen MontgomeryRunners dream big. Tackling a new …

Fitness

The year of living thankfully

<b>(CNN) —</b> Logically speaking, we should be in a perpetual state of gratitude. Most people who read this column, even if they aren't fully aware, have a long list of blessings to count (most of the time, anyway).<p>Family. Friends. Love. Health. Freedom from war and natural disaster. Imagination. …

How Reid Rasmussen Turned a Pretty Good Idea into a Really Great Business | Inc.com

The company formerly known as Benefitbrainstorm was Reid Rasmussen’s response in 2009 to the coming Affordable Care Act. No matter what the government comes up with, the Canadian-born entrepreneur knew, there will always be gaps. He struggled with the concept for two years. Then his wife, Heidi, …

Combine Sprints and Weight Training for Accelerated Gains

Sprinting is one of the most versatile forms of exercise, as it can be utilized to build power and speed, increase muscle size, shred body fat, and …

Muscle