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4 books every aspiring startup founder should read

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be able to juggle several hats at the same time. Identifying a problem and developing a scalable …

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 (The Simple Technique That Gave Me My Life Back)

<i>I used to work a lot — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week…</i>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge …

Time Management

10 Thoughts Anxious People Have Throughout The Day

"Are they laughing at me?"<p>One of the <i>splendid blessings</i> (read: annoying symptoms) of anxiety is having to deal with rapid-fire thoughts that turn into constant worry. Sometimes these thoughts are warranted (“Did I leave the oven on?”), but often they’re totally unfounded (“Does my boss hate me?”) ― …

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How Introverts Can Make the Most of Conferences

For introverts, attending a conference can feel exhausting. But if you avoid conferences — or just avoid talking to anyone while attending them — it can hurt your career and your business. The good news is that you don’t have to go against the grain of your own personality to get value from …

12 e-commerce solutions for selling on mobile

According to recent research published on Internet Retailer, mobile commerce now accounts for 30% of all U.S. e-commerce; and mobile commerce is …

eCommerce

6 Curious Hacks to Accomplish More By Doing Less

Yesterday I've crossed two borders, closed three ongoing projects with my clients, sealed the deal with a new prospect and was home by dinner to share a cooked together meal with my significant other.<p>I work around 25 hours per week, get a healthy eight-hour sleep, take unscheduled day offs and …

The secret to Anna Wintour’s success isn’t “bitchiness”

Anna Wintour, the Vogue editor-in-chief and Condé Nast artistic director, should be known for many qualities: fierce intelligence, indomitable leadership, and political power, among them. But perhaps because <i>The Devil Wears Prada</i> was such a memorable movie—or perhaps because she is a woman—Wintour …

Human Rights

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced …

[51] Ecommerce Best Practices That Get More Sales Fast

When it comes to conversion rate optimization, and website design in general, there is an ever evolving discussion about what role best practices and …

What You Can Do Every Night To Make A More Productive Tomorrow

We’re used to living life in segments: 24 hour days, 7 day weeks, 365 day years. Work, play, sleep. Morning, afternoon, night.<p>The way we segment our …

Time Management

7 TED Talks you should watch if you want to be an entrepreneur

Four simple words that sum up the value of TED Talks.<p>We love these quick, easy-to-digest videos with just the right amount of important information to entertain and educate in just a few minutes.<p>It's free, high-quality wisdom from industry leaders — what's not to love?<p>Below are the top seven videos …

3 Shipping Tactics that Reduce Cart Abandonment

Reducing cart abandonment isn’t always a matter of optimizing your shopping cart design. A significant percentage of cart abandonment is simply due …

7 Things That Can Make You Look Like a Successful Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You feel like you’re going to be successful (someday). You feel powerful (almost). You’re going to make it big (very soon). You’re worth a million bucks (in your mind). You’re famous (just about). All you need is a little bit more …

I didn’t notice mental illness affecting my work until almost too late

Entrepreneurs tend to be energetic, motivated and creative, and it’s these traits that could make them more prone to depression, according to research<p>I’m stating the obvious here, but being an entrepreneur is tough. Running a startup can consume you, bringing with it a heady mix of stratospheric …

Mental Health

Technology Tools To Help You Be More Productive

In our fast-paced work environments, we all tend to look for quicker shortcuts to get our work done while still producing results. Whether it’s using …

How To Make Thai Iced Tea: The Video

<b>Boil the water:</b> Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan.<p><b>Steep the tea:</b> Remove the pan from the heat. Place the tea bags, star anise, and …

Condensed Milk

UK 'flash crash' trader had links to establishment figures

Navinder Singh Sarao, who operated from his parents’ home, invested in a company connected to a former judge, a City grandee and private equity tycoons<p>Navinder Singh Sarao, the British financial trader accused of making $40m (£27m) by manipulating US stockmarkets and in the process contributing to …

Dow Jones

11 One-Hour DIYs To Make Your Entryway Pop

Make your home's first room your favorite space.<p><b>1. Polka Dot Cloud Mat</b><p>Your doormat is one of the first things guests see. Why not spend time creating one that reflects you? This polka dotted cloud mat from Nalle's House is adorable — and so, so easy. Using IKEA's inexpensive TVIS doormat as a base, …

Cat on a Hot Cardboard Roof: DIY Inspiration for Cardboard Cat Houses

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your...hairball! If your kitty thinks she is queen of your castle, perhaps it's time to make her her own. These folks …

Reduce Kitchen Clutter with One Simple Step

My kitchen windowsill is a veritable breeding ground for clutter: vases, potted herbs in various stages of death, and the ever-present soap bottles, …

How to Start a Business With Very Little Money

The Trick: Finance the Startup With Your Customers’ Cash—Instead of Loans or Investments<p>Everyone knows what the formula for entrepreneurial success is supposed to look like. Come up with a great idea. Write a great business plan. And then raise a boatload of money to make it all a reality.<p>That …

Entrepreneurship

'Generation Z' Is Poised To Drive A Surge In E-Commerce Growth

BI Intelligence finds that there are surprising and important differences in behavior depending on gender, age (especially for Generation Z), income, and education. Generation Z, those aged 18 to 24, spends almost one in ten of their dollars online.<p>And they are spending a much <i>higher proportion</i> of …

eCommerce

10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …

DIY Decor for Days: Our Most Popular Projects & Tutorials

We were a busy bunch here at Apartment Therapy this year, making all sorts of pretty things, then showing you how to make them yourselves. Here are …

Tutorials