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Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

This training program is designed to improve your speed, agility, quickness, and explosiveness. It will make you faster in every direction. And it will help you lose fat and build muscle. So it not only trains you to be a better athlete—but to look like one, too.<p>And yes, it'll also give you one …

4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before Meeting an Investor

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Almost all startups – whether they are in major hubs like Silicon Valley, Boston or New York or less metropolitan areas like Kansas City, Mo. – face the same problem.<p>Every Wednesday morning, I sit in 1 Million Cups Kansas City, an …

Entrepreneurship

Great Management Questions from Paul Graham, Jim Collins, and Other Business Leaders | Inc.com

There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, avert catastrophes, and reveal unexpected paths to brighter destinations. Jim Collins, Marshall …

Leadership

How 3 Companies Used Their Weaknesses to Turn Things Around

Ideas come and go in the world of business. They change over time, moving from one concept to another. Startups are constantly throwing ideas against …

10 Reasons Employees Really Care About Their Jobs | Inc.com

What makes a job more than just a list of duties?<p>Caring.<p>Pay is important. Benefits are important. But pay and benefits are also expected; what makes employees go the extra mile is the feeling of belonging to a team, of pursuing a higher purpose, of working with people who care about them as people, …

Employee Engagement

How to Create a Marketing Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Firms that are successful in marketing invariably start with a marketing plan. Large companies have plans with hundreds of pages; small companies can get by with a half-dozen sheets. Put your marketing plan in a three-ring binder. Refer …

Marketing

Engineering Spirals: 10 Philosophies to Facilitate Innovation

<i>Daniel Jacobson (Twitter | LinkedIn) is the VP of Edge Engineering for the Netflix API. Prior to Netflix, Daniel ran application development for NPR where, among other things, he created the NPR API. He is also the co-author of APIs: A Strategy Guide.</i><p>“Get busy living, or get busy dying” – Shawshank …

Upgrade Your Brain: Resources for Coding Beginners

<i>Adam Benzion is the founder of Entirely—a Seattle startup focused on social innovation, keen on connecting more people in more places to create special things together.</i><p><i>“Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”— Steve Jobs</i><p>Anyone who’s paying …

Seth Godin on What Marketers Are Getting Wrong | Inc.com

Seth Godin, best-selling author and entrepreneur, is one of the most prominent names in marketing today. Godin has worked in the field for decades and his blog is one of the most trafficked on the Web. Last week, the marketing expert launched his second course on Skillshare, an online learning …

Marketing

Checklist: How to Launch a Software App | Inc.com

If you're in technology, launching a new application or a set of features is both exciting and excruciating. Software development is a tricky thing, with so many variables that you're almost guaranteed to never get it right out of the gate. But there are things you can control, and that's how you …

Project Management

The Common Elements of Good Storytelling

<i>Paul Jarvis is a Web designer and bestselling author, who’s obsessed with nature and hairless rats. His latest book, Everything I Know, is a guide to freelancing as a creative professional.</i><p>My favourite activity while I lived in Tofino, BC was attending my artist friend, Roy Henry Vickers’ …

6 Persuasion Tricks To Get What You Want

From the “charm of three” to thinking like a journalist, whether you’re selling a new product or your own ability, it’s both what you say and how you say it.<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re working on landing a new job or promotionor trying to get your bosses to sign off a new idea, being persuasive …

Selling

The Best Marketing Decision You'll Ever Make | Inc.com

Everyone knows that marketing is crucial to the success of your company and its products. However, did you know that there is one, single marketing decision that is exponentially more important than any other marketing decision you'll make? It's this:<p><i>What is our market niche?</i><p>The answer to this …

Business Strategy

Six Steps to Achieve Your Cycling Goals

Whether you want to keep up with a faster group, finish your first century, or stand at the top of a podium, it all starts with a goal and a plan<p>When you’re new to cycling, the secret to improvement is simple: Ride your bike…a lot. Then rest, and do it again and again. If you have friends who ride, …

Cycling

These 365 Quotes Will Inspire You Every Day This Year | Inc.com

With a new year nearly upon us, it's a great time to get inspired about the future, your vision, your goals and executing on those goals. I'm so grateful for all of the inspiration I've gotten from leaders, writers and thinkers through the years. So I wanted to share my favorite, most inspiring …

Motivation

Healthy Snacks with 10 Grams of Carbs or Less

6oz nonfat Greek yogurt + <br><p>1 hard-boiled egg<p>78 calories, 1g carbs<p>1 cup of celery + <br>2 tbsp of almond butter<p>218 calories, 9g carbs<p>1 cup cottage …

Our Five Favorite Coach Products

Cashmere Tattersall Scarf<p>Protect yourself from the harsh winter chill by bundling up with the Cashmere Tattersall Scarf. The classic print and dark …

4 moves to build monstrous traps

It's winter, and that means more layers, baggier clothes, and looser fits. But everyone needs to look a little larger than they are, and a good way …

The 7% body-fat diet

We're gonna go ahead and estimate that the average gym-going dude probably has about 15% body fat. That's well within healthy levels, but it’s not …

Medicine Ball Pushup

<b>START:</b> Get into a pushup position resting your left hand on a medicine ball and your right hand on the floor.<p><b>GO:</b> Lower your chest to about an inch …

Workouts

Ask Men's Fitness: What's the Benefit of a Suspension Trainer?

<b>A lot of guys at my gym use suspension trainers. What's the benefit?—Brian P. Glen Cove, NY</b><p>Suspension trainers—ropes and webbing that allow you to …

10 Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes

1. Banana Pancakes<p><i>For a lighter pancake, separate the eggs and beat the whites stiffly. The bananas can be either sliced onto the cakes or mashed and</i> …