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Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant

With so many things coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the importance of focus with one prophetic quote.<p>In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

How To Meditate with Noise: A 3-Minute Practice for Anywhere

1. <b>Begin this meditation by noticing the posture that you’re in</b>. You may be standing or sitting or lying down.2. <b>Notice your body exactly as it is</b>. See …

The Britain That Was Fades Into Memory

Theresa May can’t keep her promises about the virtues of Brexit.<p>On Wednesday, the British government began the formal process of exiting the European Union. In a speech to the House of Commons in London, Prime Minister Theresa May said that invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was a “historic …

Europe in crisis? Despite everything, its citizens have never had it so good | Natalie Nougayrède

The EU’s achievements are huge. As Brexit begins, don’t forget that hundreds of millions still want to be part of it<p>Europeans have never had it so good. This may sound counterintuitive, at the end of a momentous week when Brexit has been formally triggered, marking for the first time ever a …

This Company Pays Employees $10,000 to Move Wherever They Want

Every employee at Zapier can work from anywhere, and its founders think that's a key advantage when it comes to hiring and retention.<p>The San Francisco Bay Area is home to some of the happiest cities in America, but it also boasts the highest housing costs. Technically, Zapier is one of the …

Crepes

If you're in high altitude, make sure to add an additional egg, and at least a half cup of flour. I recommend adding a tad more vanilla extract and a …

Almond and coconut pancakes with spiced plums recipe

These protein-rich pancakes are a great option if you eating gluten-free<p>These <b>pancakes</b> can be cooked by the dozen and frozen successfully. Almond and coconut flours provide a grain-free alternative, as per the principles of the <b>Gut Gastronomy Plan</b>, as well as minerals and vitamins for boosting …

The best children’s books of 2016

From tales of migration and crime to wolves, bugs and the difficulty of sharing – Julia Eccleshare’s picks of the year<p><b>We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen</b> (Walker, £12.99)<p>The award-winning author of <i>I Want My Hat Back</i> tells big stories simply. He is at his glorious best in <i>We Found a Hat</i>, which, with a …

Children's Books

The founder of a $600 million company shares the advice from Jamie Dimon that shaped his career

Jim McCann could talk for hours about his company, 1-800-Flowers.<p>He started with a single flower shop in 1976 and took it to a business with a market capitalization of around $600 million, with $1.2 billion in sales last year.<p>But he learned back in the 1990s, when 1-800-Flowers was taking off, that …

Facebook's lead HR consultant says every great manager follows these 2 principles

When the management guide "First, Break All the Rules" was first published in 1999, managers embraced it and HR departments rejected it.<p>Two of the book's core messages — that a company's success relies on individual managers' leadership styles and that employees' weaknesses should be ignored rather …

How to Get Your Employees to Stop Wasting Time

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How I Built a Seven-Figure Business Without Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a lot to be said for those rare few that possess the ability to create huge companies with hundreds or thousands of employees that are all just ecstatic to be at work. It is exceptionally difficult and equally as impressive, …