Blaine Milner

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How I Set Aside Two Days Each Week To Work On Just One Thing

You already know about time “batching,” but when those batch periods slide all over your schedule, they aren’t much good to you.<p>My company recently surveyed more than 350 U.S. business owners on the biggest time-wasters in their workdays. The results weren’t much of a shock, with email coming up on …

Time Management

This story about Warren Buffett and his long-time pilot is an important lesson about what separates extraordinarily successful people from everyone else

Warren Buffett is the 3rd richest man in the world and he's considered to be the greatest investor to have ever lived.<p>But what's funny is that Buffett has achieved all of his success <b>NOT</b> by doing <b>MORE</b> than his peers… but by doing <b>LESS!</b><p>Seriously.<p>For example, Warren Buffett:<p>Reads most of the day;<br>• Keeps a …

Self-improvement

4 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

Image source: Getty Images<p>The vast majority of investors who become rich don't get there quickly -- rather, they consistently build wealth over long periods of time. Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are one excellent way to do that, and healthcare real estate is a particularly strong …

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

Online Education

After reading over 1,000 business books, I learned these are the 3 signs you're going to be successful

Yes, I realize that you are automatically thinking — "Duh! Of course it does," but I'm talking about changes in every part of my life.<p>At the time, I was a police detective with the Ottawa Police Service in Canada. Like any newly expecting dad, I started to take account of where I had gotten in life …

Bestsellers

4 Things About Managing People I Wish I Knew When I Started

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started my first company when I was 17. Between then and now (I’m 33 as of this column), I’ve launched four additional companies and have managed hundreds of people directly.<p>The way you lead and manage people is the make-or-break skill …

Leadership

16 Classic Cocktails to Make in 2016

This is the Year of the Cocktail. For me, at least. I like to drink them, but I don't know the first thing about making them! Shaken? Stirred? Is there really a difference, Double-Oh? This year I plan on finding out. Armed with a few key reads and essential tools, these are my <b>16 classic cocktails</b> …

3 things to do to become a CEO by age 30

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at entrepreneur.com.</i><p>By John Schwarz, Entrepreneur<p>When, at …

Leadership

A startup founder says these are the 3 questions you should ask yourself before starting a business

Ben Koren, founder and CEO of Frameology, tells Business Insider he had at least 15 ideas for a business before settling on one for a website that prints and frames photos.<p>"Starting a company is extremely risky, so one of the hardest things is figuring out which idea has the greatest chance of …

Small Business

The 10 best devices to turn your home into a smart home

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon The modern "smart home" is still learning. It's still something we have to put in quotes like that. In the tech world's rush to …

Smart Homes

Top CEOs Reveal What It Takes to Start a Business (Infographic) | Inc.com

If you turned down venture capital, why?<p><i>No. 468:</i> "Often, [VCs] have no idea what really drives your customers and your business, but they think they do or want you to think they do. So they flex their muscles, exert pressure or push for short-term profits, and [make] bad business decisions."</i> …

CEOs

5 Super-Refreshing Summer Vodka Cocktails To Make Now

1 of 5<p>Golden Handcuffs<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 5<p>Cherry Collins<p>3 of 5<p>Weekend Getaway<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 5<p>Hubble's Law<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 5<p>Honey Deuce

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43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work …

OpenCourseware

5 Monday Actions That Will Immediately Improve Your Finances | Inc.com

Every year at this time most people and companies do a reassessment of their finances. A quick look at their assets and liabilities might result in either a big smile or perhaps a grimace. One thing few are happy about is the amount they will pay to the government. This is the time of year where …

US Top News and Analysis

2 Hours Ago<p>Amazon is competing for what could be an extensive lucrative contract with the Department of Defense.<p>1 Hour Ago<p>The geopolitical turbulence …

Stock Markets

5 Inspiring Business Biographies Every Entrepreneur Should Read | Inc.com

Most business owners read the occasional how-to business book, but sometimes a biography of someone successful can be just what you need for motivation and inspiration.<p>After all, those people achieved their dreams... so why can't you?<p>The following books span a range of business topics, from …

Alexander Hamilton

Cocktail of the week: Monkey in the Mist

This indulgent cocktail featuring cream and maple syrup is a perfect drink for Pancake Day<p>What do you do if your favourite creperie is all booked up on Shrove Tuesday, but you’ve got a serious pancake craving? Make a cocktail that tastes a little bit like one, of course.<p>At Heddon Street Kitchen, …

78 Drinks Every Bar Person and Party Monster Should Know

It's the weekend, an ideal time to have a cocktail or three. London-based designer and writer <b>David McCandless</b> would like to assist everyone …

Cocktails

Cocktail of the week: Glapsvidr Queen

This week's cocktail is a fruity number that will take you straight to (Viking) heaven<p>Scandinavia might be a chilly place, but in terms of trends, it is definitely hot right now. Whether we’re watching "Nordic-noir" dramas like Arne Dahl or filling our homes with minimalist Swedish furniture, our …

Cocktails

Easy summer cocktails from Australia's best bartenders

Geoff Fewell – The Lui Bar<p><b>Summer tipple:</b> Tom Collins<p>The Lui Bar is the liquid arm of Vue de monde, one of Melbourne's most lauded restaurants, …

James Bond

Drink Like Liz Taylor: 8 Cocktails Inspired by Celebrities

The Duke loved Tequila, Shirley Temple hated Shirley Temples, and Elizabeth Taylor’s liquor cabinet contained—among much else—chocolate syrup. Mix …

5 Winter Juleps to Drink Right Now

While a traditional julep is a summery mix of bourbon, fresh mint, sugar and water, there are a few delicious variations out there that are …

Warm up the crowd! 7 big-batch cocktail recipes for holiday gatherings

Break out the punch bowl! Take the stress out of holiday entertaining by creating a signature drink (or two!) that guests can serve themselves. Here are seven big-batch cocktail recipes to try, from holiday classics to surprising creations.<p><b>1. Champagne holiday punch:</b> Because champagne is the basis …

Cocktails

How to make scotch cocktails - Rob Roy and Balvenie Mash

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Carry On Cocktail Kit

Booze is readily available on most flights. But the ingredients needed to make anything more complex than a Jack and Coke are nowhere to be found. …

Cocktails

The One Cocktail You Need at Your Holiday Party

Lifestyle blogger Camille Styles shares her recipe for a boozy big-batch punch that will keep you from getting stuck making drinks all night.<p>[image id='b2f71828-712a-456d-97a9-da5365b495d3' loc='C'][/image]<i>Buff Strickland</i><p>Hosting a party or holiday gathering doesn't have to mean that you spend the …

Lemon Juice

17 Thanksgiving Cocktails So Good, They Rival Pumpkin Pie

The turkey's taken care of, the cranberry sauce has set and there are half a dozen pies all boxed up, waiting to be devoured. All that's left are the drinks -- and this year, water's not going to cut it. You'll be needing something strong, because your Uncle Bob's over and before you get the chance …

Joris Voorn explaining how he reworks loops in Ableton Live

Dada Life In The Studio working with Ableton Live Drum Racks