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16 Punctuation Mistakes That Can Make You Look Really Bad

Words and grammar are important. But punctuation--that's where the nitpickers are gathered and ready to ambush you.<p>Your words are your most powerful weapons, and yet it's easy to undermine yourself in written communication by violating some very simple rules of punctuation.<p>Before I dive deeper into …

Mark Cuban shares the most important lesson he learned in his 20s

After getting sick of making drinks, Cuban worked at a PC software business, where he built up a strong clientele but provoked his boss to fire him for disobeying an order.<p>He was left with no savings and no means to pay his bills; it was as good a time as any to venture out on his own, he figured, …

Mark Cuban

Malcolm Gladwell's 5 Best Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs can learn a thing or two (or three, or four... ) from this master debunker of conventional wisdom.<p><i>New Yorker</i> writer Malcolm Gladwell is the master of dissecting conventional wisdom and coming up with powerful conclusions that challenge what we think we already know. Over his …

5 Habits That Are Destroying Your Ability to Lead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a supervisor, or just the director of a team within your organization, your leadership abilities will ultimately dictate your professional success or failure. As a successful leader, you can chart a course …

High Level

4 Examples of Risks Leading to Reward

This story appears in the March 2015 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>Ryan Carsonhad spent enough time working for “the man” to know that as an employer, he didn’t want to <i>become</i> the man: the soul-crushing boss employees love to hate. So in launching his Portland, Ore.-based online coding school …

U.S. Postal Service

How To Boost Employee Happiness Without Spending Any Money

Bonuses and perks might make people happier in the short term, but they don’t solve the underlying problem. Here’s what does.<p>You know the saying “Money can’t buy happiness.” You get it. But startup founders and CEOs still don’t seem to understand.<p>When CEOs find out that their employees are unhappy, …

Why this CEO dropped out of business school to open a pizza shop

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

7 Life Rules That Will Position You for Greater Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding success in business isn’t about luck. It requires a great deal of courage and big thinking, as well as the motivation to overcome those fears that can keep you stuck in accepting smaller parcels of reward.<p>To exponentially elevate …

Self-improvement

5 Tips on How to Talk Like a Boss

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve spent any amount of time around top executives or business leaders, you’ve probably found that most of them don’t speak like your typical employee. There is a recognizable confidence, timbre and clarity to their vocal presence …

Public Speaking

Achieve Self-Mastery and You Will Never Settle for Less in Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneurs you are on the search for your career to fulfill your dreams and make you feel happy and satisfied in life and love. The desire for success is natural, even to your biology.<p>You are programmed toward the psychological …

Become the Author of Your Own Life | The Art of Manliness

On Monday, we kicked off the Winston Churchill School of Adulthood with a general discussion of the way in which the master key in growing up well is …

15 Criminally Underrated Burgers In Los Angeles

Some burgers have all the luck—they end up on every "best of" list (including our own). Of course, we love these iconic burgers, but as any …

Lessons From Burning Man on How to Unlock Creativity and Think Big

If you aren’t already an entrepreneur, you may become one by the time you leave Burning Man -- in some shape or form.<p>You won’t make money in the desert; the exchange of money isn’t allowed at the annual, weeklong arts festival held in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. But you will have created something …

Entrepreneurship

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

Online Education

8 Identity Theft Myths You Should Ignore

With more than 13 million victims in 2013, identity theft is the fastest-growing crime in the country. Consumers are six times more likely to be a …

How Great Entrepreneurs Got Started

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nearly 20 years ago, after speaking at a conference in beautiful Pebble Beach, Calif., I happened to catch the keynote by a little-known entrepreneur from Japan, Masayoshi Son. I was struck by Son's bold vision for his young company, a …

Entrepreneurship

The Real Truth Behind How 'Truth-Telling' Drugs Actually Work

The term "truth serum" refers to a number of mind-altering drugs that make you incapable of lying, or so the theory goes. Yes, such mind-altering drugs exist, but their effect does not completely inhibit a subject's ability to lie.<p>Some truth serums, like sodium thiopental, slow the speed at which …

University of California

Adapt or Die -- Some Chilling Lessons From the Ice Industry

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine having a great idea, a get-rich-quick scheme destined to make you the next billionaire entrepreneur. Imagine an idea whose genius lies in its sheer simplicity. Now, imagine nobody caring.<p>This very situation happened to one of the …

Entrepreneurship

To Excel You Must Learn These 6 Crucial Lessons That School Can Never Teach

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Be proud of yourself for continuing your education past traditional schooling. Learning, studying and investing in yourself doesn’t stop when you become successful, that’s when it really starts. The sooner you learn that all the skills …

Self-improvement

The Dirty Little Secrets Lurking in Your Franchise Contract

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I left my franchise this year after 14 years. If anyone had told me two years ago I would now be building my real estate business as an independent, I would have laughed. I believed in the franchise and the name I was buying 100 percent …

Real Estate

8 Money Mistakes to Avoid on Your Way to Being Wealthy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a difference between being rich and having wealth.<p>Wealth is the abundance of something in such surplus that no conditions can destroy it. Making a lot of money is one thing, getting rich another. Creating wealth, well, that’s …

Personal Finance

Why Did This Woman Walk Away From Earning $600,000?

It takes a lot of courage to quit your job and start a venture of your own. It takes something entirely else to walk away from a finance job that pays you over half a million dollars a year, and create a new media property – teaching yourself Final Cut Pro via Lynda.com, taking sketch comedy …