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Trump Considering Pulling U.S. Out of Constitution

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it “maybe the worst deal ever,” Donald J. Trump said on Wednesday that he is considering pulling the United States out of the United States Constitution.<p>“I’ve seen a lot of bad deals in my life, but this Constitution is a total mess,” he said. “We need to …

United States

How A Millennial Entrepreneur Built A Learning Platform With A $134m Valuation

Want to get paid to teach an online course in cake decorating, feng shui or how to fly a drone? Increasingly, instructors are turning to Teachable, a New York-based startup run by Ankur Nagpal, 29. Most of Teachable’s teacher-customers pay $99 a month to use the company’s software platform, where …

Computer Science

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

13 Beauty Problems Only Half-Asian, Half-Caucasian Women Will Understand

Growing up as hapa — meaning "mixed race" in Hawaii and half-Asian, half-white in my circles — comes with its own set of problems. I'm not just talking about when I had to check "other" under the race box during standardized tests: I'm talking about beauty problems. There are many misconceptions …

Never, Ever Go To A Job Interview Without These 10 Things

The key to a great job interview is preparation.<p>As somebody who has interviewed thousands of candidates I can tell you that it is very sad to meet a candidate who is smart and friendly — but also, sadly unprepared for the interview.<p>When you ask a candidate, “What do you know about our company so …

Job Interviews

Amazon Caused Donald Trump to Lose $400 Million Last Year

Now we know why Trump has been attacking Amazon so fiercely in the press recently.<p>An article published in Fortune Magazine last fall stated that …

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

Data Doesn't Lie: Shorter Meetings Can Make You 3X More Productive

More than 78 percent of people feel AI will improve their productivity by more than an hour a week.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Love them or hate them, meetings are part of life as an entrepreneur. The average professional spends 31 hours per month in meetings — …

7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

Self-improvement

How Culture Changes When Your Company Grows From Startup to Scaleup

Culture has become recognized as a critical element of business success. But having a good culture is just a start. Making it scale, and driving your growth, takes work.<p>The kind of culture I wanted for HubSpot in our early days was one where we didn't have to think about it. I subscribed to the …

3 Things You Need to Solve a Really Tough Problem | Inc.com

By the early 20th century, the world's great mathematicians knew they had a big problem. The very foundations of logic, held sacred since the time of Aristotle, were under siege after the discovery of troubling paradoxes by Cantor, Frege and Russell. It was unclear whether things could ever be set …

Eli Lilly

The Secret to Designing Intuitive Products

A glimpse at what goes into designing products that are easy-to-use.<p>In today's business landscape, design has gained traction as a key factor for success. From the commoditization of technology, to lower barriers to competition, design has become a bottom-line investment because of it's ability to …

These 11 Books Are More Than 50 Years Old, But Will Breathe New Life Into Your Business | Inc.com

Nearly every business book list I came across in 2017 had Tim Ferriss' <i>Tribe of Mentors</i> and Tony Robbins' <i>Unshakeable</i>. Later this month, Gary Vee's new book, Crushing It, is sure to make most business book lists this year. Every entrepreneur I know will be picking it up and (hopefully) implementing …

Motivation

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why | Inc.com

Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p>For the past 15 years, I've been devoted to studying the deep disconnect people feel between themselves and their jobs, and …

Study Skills

8 paradoxical habits of wildly successful people

You know what they say about opinions — everybody has one. If you want to see that truth in action, just Google “characteristics of successful …

Starbucks Founder Says This Is the Most Undervalued Characteristic of Leadership (Most Struggle With It) | Inc.com

There are many entrepreneurial and leadership success stories in the world--but there may be none better than Starbucks and Howard Schultz.<p>The company's original founders created a coffee company in the Pacific Northwest that only sold coffee beans. It was during these early years that a young …

Leadership

15 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read | Inc.com

<i>High Output Management:</i> Dickerson declares himself to be a "huge fan of this book, wish I had read it long before I did."<p><i>The Essential Drucker:</i> He's equally enthusiastic about this one, saying "absolutely love Drucker -- much of what he wrote 50 years ago is more relevant than anything you read …

Self-improvement

Embrace the Suffering: How the 'Queen of Pain' Learned to Endure Hardship

Amelia Boone has won three World's Toughest Mudder Championships-- here's how she stays on top.

My Husband Died at 34—Here Are 40 Life Lessons I Learned From It

A sudden, unanticipated death has a way of jolting us to our senses. When you’re told that your husband is dead, everything changes in an instant. …

Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Street Photography

Description<p>Dear friend,<p>If you’re new to street photography and want a definitive guide and primer to master the fundamentals of street photography,</b> …

The incredible message you may have missed from Holly Butcher, a 27-year-old dying woman

Holly Butcher, who recently died at age 27 of a rare form of cancer that affects the bones, wrote a letter to her friends and family in her last week of life giving wise and moving advice about how to get the most out of whatever time we each have on Earth.<p>I’ve gleaned 14 life lessons from the …

Trump’s Full List of ‘Racist’ Comments About Immigrants, Muslims and Others

President Donald Trump referred to immigrants from Haiti and African nations as coming from “shithole countries,” according to a report by <i>The</i> …

Sessions' pot policy reversal is good news for America

Reversing Obama era policy, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has given federal prosecutors the discretion to prosecute marijuana traffickers. That’s good news for those who believe in the rule of law. And good news, too, for those concerned about public health and the safety of our nation’s youth.<p>On …

10 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Have an Amazing Year | Inc.com

According to science, if you want to actually keep your New Year's resolution, it's better to start it February first. Why? Because the hubbub of celebrations and back-to-work chaos in January often gets in the way of thoughtful commitment to our goals.<p>Whether you take that advice or not, it points …

Positive Thinking

The 10 keys to happiness that are scientifically proven

January doesn't have to be blue.<p>To create a happy January, we linked up with nonprofit, Action for Happiness, who do incredible work spreading the …

Happiness

Carolyn Hax: Your childhood trauma isn’t healed by bubble-wrapping your kid

<i>Dear Carolyn: In regard to Emma, [whose parents allow her to go to school but not "anywhere else, ever" bit.ly/EmmaAgain]: Please look at it from all angles. Maybe the mother suffered abuse at the hands of a friend's brother or father or grandfather, and they are being vigilant and protective of</i> …

Parenting

Cold Calling is Dead. Here's an Effective New Approach | Inc.com

Cold calling doesn't work because no one like to be on the receiving end. (and most likely, your sales reps hate it too). Are your sales reps cold calling hundreds of prospects a day without seeing much success? It's time to quit the old-school tactics.<p>Do you like being cold called? How often do …

eBooks

The New Year's Resolutions of 30 Brilliant, Super Successful Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople | Inc.com

If you're hoping for a more successful 2018, you may want to tailor your New Year's resolution to help you meet your goal.<p>To help you come up with ideas, <i>Business Insider</i> asked successful industry leaders and entrepreneurs to share what they've resolved to do over the next year.<p>Find out what 30 …

Inventions