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5 Unique Books That Are Loved by Successful Entrepreneurs

From an Elon Musk biography to Deep Patel's A Paperboy's Fable, these five books are must-reads.<p>Elon Musk built his career by reaching into the future and pulling it into the present. But before he started bringing futuristic ideas to the present day, he mined the past for ideas.<p>Musk exemplifies …

The user’s guide to early-stage fundraising

Shabih Rizvi Contributor<p>Shabih Rizvi is a partner at KPCB and focuses on consumer investments.<p>Muzzammil Zaveri Contributor<p>Muzzammil Zaveri is a partner at KPCB and focuses on consumer and enterprise investments in the firm’s digital practice.<p>Over the last decade, the early-stage funding environment …

4 Tips to Reignite Your Passion and Energy for Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Staggering out of bed, I zigzagged unconsciously from my bedroom to start the day with zero energy and desire to work on my business, take care of my family, or do anything else. I wanted to curl up in a ball and die. I started the …

Redefining (and Redesigning) the Way WeWork Works - Metropolis

Drawing on feedback from its coworking locations around the world, WeWork is constantly refining the best practices for collaborative …

3 Moments When You'll Want To Quit Your Startup

<i>This article was written by Jennifer Fitzgerald, CEO of PolicyGenius.</i><p>"Unicorn" is the phrase of the day in Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, or anywhere in between where you choose to launch your startup. Everyone wants to be a billion-dollar company, to be the envy of investors who took a pass, …

Every Small Business Owner Should Know The 80/20 Rule

<i>(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)</i><p>Alternately referred to as the Pareto principle or the law of the vital few, the 80/20 principle is one of the most …

15 Daily Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of the 15 habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here …

How to Market Your Startup on a Budget

No one ever said running a small business was easy. However, when asked what they find most difficult about being business owners, …

Wondering Where To Start? Three Entrepreneurs Share How They Got Started

Even with the volume of information available online and the proliferation of offline business resources, first-time entrepreneurs still face the challenge of knowing where to start.<p>Regardless of the accessibility of information available at our fingertips on entrepreneurship, startups and small …

The 7 Stages of Business Ownership | Inc.com

Building a business doesn't happen overnight. You don't build a business and then wait for it to grow. You start with a barely feasible idea and you nurture it, guiding it through several phases of evolution until it becomes almost unrecognizable. If you're lucky, it will keep evolving until you …

Business Strategy

This Is Where Most People Drop the Ball in Business

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

5 Classics Every Entrepreneur Should Make Time to Read | Inc.com

There are a few books out there that have stood the test of time in the business world. They helped shape the industry years ago, and they continue to remain true to this day. If you have high aspirations for yourself and haven't read these five books, you are doing yourself a disservice. They are …

Self-improvement

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

Sunrun's stock drops over 20% in IPO

A cloud is hanging over solar installer Sunrun’s public debut on the NASDAQ on Wednesday. Throughout the day, Sunrun has seen its stock drop over 20% …

The Single Best Alternative to Cold Calling | Inc.com

Many salespeople get anxious when prospecting, which affects their tone, delivery, and confidence. Ultimately, it affects their results. This anxiety is derived from negative experiences, whether real or imagined, which are recorded by the subconscious mind. In turn, they feed the brain information …

65 Quotes That Will Dare You to Do Great Things | Inc.com

At some point in life we're all faced with a decision of whether to take a risk. Whether it's leaving a miserable job, moving to a different position that stretches you, starting your own business, or even taking on a tricky new assignment, greatness requires risk.<p>Whether you succeed or fail, the …

Becoming the Boss

Even for the most gifted individuals, the process of becoming a leader is an arduous, albeit rewarding, journey of continuous learning and self-development. The initial test along the path is so fundamental that we often overlook it: becoming a boss for the first time. That’s a shame, because the …

4 Questions That Will Help You Stop Worrying About Anything | Inc.com

One day I came across this quote by Mark Twain and it hit me right between the eyes:<p>I realized that I had spent a great deal of my life worrying. I worried about big things (business, money, health, safety). I worried about little things (traffic, weather, food choices, Internet speeds). You name …

Get Ready For A Busy 4-Day Week In The Economy — Here's Your Complete Preview

If you were off last week, you missed some big headlines. GDP growth was revised up to a whopping 5.0%. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 hit all-time highs with the Dow crossing 18,000 for the first time ever.<p>Here's your Monday Scouting Report:<p><b>Top Stories</b><p><b>GDP.</b> There will always be naysayers skeptical of …

50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from billionaires to entrepreneurs launching startups (one while fighting brain cancer).<p>All of that has led me to conclude that there …

Capture A Story So Compelling, It's Worth Sharing - Rachal Mattiace

I love my job. I get to work with different individuals and organizations who are trying to attract customers. (<i>Who isn’t?</i>) It is not all about sales …

Storytelling is a Trojan Horse for Customer Experience Learning

<i>What is storytelling, and why is it an important tool to have in your CX Toolbox?</i><p>In a post I wrote several months ago, I outlined the 5 Rules for …

Science of storytelling: why and how to use it in your marketing

“They lived.”<p>Telling a story in two words is a bold move, but Subaru does it in a compelling 30-second commercial. At first glance, hunks and scraps of metal that once resembled a vehicle make it seem as though whoever was in the car at the time of impact could not have survived. But with Subaru, …

7 Lessons On Business And Success You Won’t Learn In School

Less than 3 years ago, frustrated by my lack of success, I made the decision to start reaching out to and learning from successful people.<p>There was …

6 Willpower Hacks to Help Achieve Your Goals

Some of the most rewarding and exhilarating times in life are when you achieve something you set out to do, right? You feel on top of the world! The …

8 Things Highly Motivated People Do Differently

Everyone has a burning drive inside of them. For some, they need to learn from others to find it. For others, the drive comes naturally and pushes …

10 Things Great Leaders Say Every Monday (Or Moan-day)

It's a leader's job to inspire their team to meet the weeks goals. Here are ten things to say on Monday to motivate your team out of the Monday blahs.

Employment

Louis CK And The Hare Krishnas Can Make You A Better Entrepreneur With This One Trick

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow James on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>I once wanted to be a stand-up comedian but I was too afraid to even go on a stage. …

Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery

Winston Churchill once said that courage is the first of all virtues because it is the only one that guarantees all others. Courage is also what it takes to set a bold course for yourself and your organization, engage in a courageous conversation, forge new ground, and to be decisive in uncertainty.<p>…