Ashley Odglen

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Entrepreneurship Is Like a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Book | Inc.com

One of the exciting things about starting your own company is that you can do it any way you like. There are best practices to lead a team and common ways to set up your business model, but ultimately you pick which path you want to blaze.<p>When Tracy Sun and Manish Chandra founded Poshmark, which …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Fix a Key Behavior that Undermines Relationships | Inc.com

A couple of weeks ago, I worked with a leadership team on a new thematic goal. After successfully coming up with a new short-term strategic goal, the president asked to talk with me. What happened next surprised me.<p>The president said he wanted to fire the CTO. "I just can't stand how much he hates …

Fun-Da-Mental

How Does Your Management Style Compare with this PayPal Billionaire’s Extreme Philosophy? | Inc.com

"What are your top five priorities for the week?" "What are the top three objectives and key results you're using to measure how you're doing for the quarter?"<p>These are pointed and tough questions from managers at work to help their teams prioritize and focus on achieving the most important …

Peter Thiel

Study: Morning People May Be More Likely to Lie by the Afternoon | Inc.com

Whether you're a morning person or evening person may very well influence your moral compass, according to a new study.<p>The findings come from business school professors Brian Gunia, Christopher Barnes, and Sunita Sah, who found a person's chronotype--i.e., whether one feels more alert in the …

Research

How to Find the Perfect Price Using Consumer Psychology | Inc.com

Imagine that Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt walk into a singles bar. Your job is to predict who will have better luck collecting phone numbers by the end of the night.<p>This isn't a trick question. The answer of course is Brad Pitt. But consider this: is there anything that could change the outcome?<p>Not …

Brad Pitt

7 Habits of Remarkably Successful Leaders | Inc.com

Every great business needs effective and successful leaders--men and women who can inspire their employees to reach deep within themselves to get things done. Unfortunately, almost 60% of all businesses have a shortage of leadership talent, and this shortage has a negative impact on the ability of …

Leadership

6 Ways to Get Amazing Hotel Deals | Inc.com

Want to reduce your business travel costs? Or planning a weekend getaway?<p>While we all hope to get what we pay for, we really love getting a lot <i>more</i> than what we pay for--and that's especially true where hotels are concerned.<p>Here are some tips for finding the cheapest rates at awesome boutique …

Hospitality

3 Qualities of Exceptionally Gifted Leaders | Inc.com

The word "gifted" is a bit too overused in business. You might say someone is gifted at programming or has an exceptional ability with numbers. Often, what looks like a gift is really just a learned skill. Yet when it comes to leadership in a small business, there does seem to be an upper echelon. …

Employment

How to Use Social Media to Find Rock Star Employees | Inc.com

Landing a stellar employee isn't easy. Companies post job ads, pay top dollar to recruiters and ask for referrals from associates. Each of these methods is time-consuming and flawed, leaving professionals wondering if there isn't an easier way to find promising workers to add to their teams.<p>Thanks …

Social Media

Marshall Goldsmith: How Can I Be Better? | Inc.com

That's enough about what's wrong with feedback. Let's talk about the good stuff. Feedback is very useful for telling us "where we are." Without it, I couldn't work with my clients. I wouldn't know what the people around my client think about what he or she needs to change. Likewise, without …

Leadership

10 Tips to Help You Become a Superstar in Sales | Inc.com

Selling takes discipline, a system, and an ability to communicate and understand people. Do you think selling is a science or and art? What do you think it takes to be successful in sales? Can you be trained to be a great sales person?<p>I once had a sales associate tell me he didn't like selling...he …

Selling

How to Think on Your Feet Under Pressure: 6 Tips | Inc.com

You're minding your own business when you bump into someone important and he or she asks you a question. Suddenly, you're at a loss for words and find yourself stammering about awkwardly. Or maybe you're in what you thought was going to be a mundane meeting when out of the blue someone wants to …

Public Speaking

6 Steps to Improve Your Emails and Memos and Stop Embarrassing Yourself | Inc.com

Life in business sometimes seems like an excuse to go from one email, memo, or report to another. That is, when you're not wasting time in badly-run meetings. And when you're not writing them, you're reading them, trying to cut through all the bloviated management-speak and figure out what someone …

Creative Writing

How Market Basket's Deposed CEO Earned Employee Loyalty | Inc.com

Question for you, dear leader: If you lost your job--if your board ousted you--would your employees and customers really care? Would they protest in public? Maybe, maybe not. You can dream. But when the dust clears from this week's Market Basket protests, one fact will stand high above the rest, …

Employment

If These 21 Things Don't Motivate You, Nothing Will | Inc.com

You'd like to think you are going to be just as motivated and enthusiastic on Day 1,672 of work as you were when you first began.<p>But sometimes we can all use a bit of help to keep going.<p>In the face of the inevitable obstacles you are going to encounter, here are ideas that have worked for me, my …

Motivation

Gehry’s October Surprise

Architect provocateur Frank Gehry has defied all accepted design limits with the swingy grace of his titanium-skinned Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in the Basque region of Spain. Anticipating the October unveiling of this $100 million, 257,000-square-foot wonder, Matt Tyrnauer explores its …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Google Wants to Index and Optimize Your Body

Google’s new “moonshot” project isn’t a new fancy gadget, but <i>the</i> fanciest gadget of all: the human body.<p>Announced Friday in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Google’s Baseline Study will aim to define “healthy.” The thinking, as explained by Google X’s molecular biologist Andrew Conrad, is that knowing …

Market Finds: Week of July 7, 2014

Click through to see the products, happenings, and trends that topped my list this week, from how to fold a fitted sheet to my new stationery …

Neil Patrick Harris's California Compound

East Coast charm meets laid-back California cool in the Sherman Oaks, California home Neil Patrick Harris shares with his husband David Burtka and …

The French Connection - July/August 2014

Where does Julia Leach of fashion brand Chance go when she needs to unwind? A place where the rosé flows freely, the guests are family, and the …

Q&A: Remodelista's Julie Carlson

(Julie Carlson [above left] and a bedroom nominated in the Professional Bedroom by guest judge Elana Frankel for Remodelista's Considered Design …

A Life-Sized Pinterest Board for Under $20

Fast-forward to a quiet Sunday afternoon in Greenwich Village when I found myself in a well-stocked art supply store comparing the many different …

Wallpaper Kids and Adults Will Love

Thinking about incorporating wallpaper into your kid's space? Overtly childlike designs are not your only option—unexpected, …

AVO Hand Painted Leather Rugs

(Photos courtesy AVO)<p>Richly-printed floor coverings are nothing new to us here at <i>Lonny</i> HQ. From the overdyed Persian rugs we've long admired at ABC …

Drapery Dilemma: To Puddle or Not to Puddle?

(Fringe-trimmed green silk drapery puddles in a master suite; ph. © Patrick Cline / Lonny)<p>To puddle or not to puddle? That is the question. Though …

Bay Bookshelf by Julian Chichester

When it comes to my requirements for an ideal bookshelf, this model by Julian Chichester satisfies them all. The overall shape takes advantage of …

Market Finds: Week of July 21, 2014

Click through to see the products, happenings, and trends that topped my list this week, from The Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit at MoMA to Brangelina's …

Angelina Jolie

Q&A: Tyler Dawson

(The designer [above left] and a '70s-tinged vignette from a residential project in San Francisco. Photos by Tim Melideo and Drew Kelly)<p><b>Name</b>: Tyler …

San Francisco