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Why Smart Entrepreneurs Embrace Their Boredom | Inc.com

We talk today about powering through pain, fatigue, and exhaustion to reach our entrepreneurial goals, but sometimes stopping is exactly what we need to do to understand what we should be doing next. And stopping, sometimes, requires being bored.<p><b>We waste time being afraid of wasting time.</b><p>Boredom is …

Entrepreneurship

5 mistakes standing between you and your first million

The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 million in 2013, but has topped 10.2 million already in 2015.<p>With the technology, resources, mentorship, research, and information available, it's becoming easier than it has in the past. Sadly, most still won't reach the seven-figure annual …

Make Your Own Remote Control LED Light

Want to control the colors in your home? Sure, you could just buy a Philips Hue bulb, but where’s the hacking fun in that? [Dario] agrees: he has …

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10 steps to starting a business while keeping your full-time job

I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn't go far enough.<p>So here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful self-employed careers.<p>(His online courses "Launching a Business …

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Last night, the firm, which was cofounded by Netscape inventor Marc Andreessen and has invested in big names like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter, put up an excellent list of 16 metrics that every startup — and would-be startup investor — should understand.<p>For instance:<p>Have you ever been …

8 tech skills you need if you want be to an entrepreneur

That's because, in order to be successful in any market, you'll need to hone your skills, knowledge and be vigilant in your work.<p>That's why, in addition to knowing your business, employees and various strategies for success, you must also know how to use all the tools at your disposal.<p>These days, …

Finding the Right Protein Powder

Amongst health fanatics, protein is always the nutrient of interest. Eating healthy requires effort and maintaining an adequate protein-to-carbohydrate ratio is one way to achieve a proper diet. Sometimes, however, it's hard to take the time to put together the right foods to achieve the …

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

23 Quotes About Being More Successful at Life and Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

Whether you're an entrepreneur, business owner, or manager you most likely have varying definitions of success. But, one thing we can all agree on is that being successful isn't just about how much money you have in your bank account. It's about having an attitude that makes us want to wake up …

Motivation

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Outdoor Spaces

Why I Stopped Dreaming of Vacations and Made a New Life Instead

"Let's move to the mountains."<p>My husband started saying those words to me over and over for several months. "Sure, let's go," I would say without really believing it would happen.<p><b>Then one day it did. And it changed my life.</b><p>My 30th birthday was approaching and I was dreading it. Even with the title …

12 Habits Of Successful Young Entrepreneurs

Copying these habits of successful young entrepreneurs won’t guarantee you success, but it can’t hurt either.<p>We’re obsessed with studying the habits of successful people to figure out how to better structure our days and lives.<p>But how can you tell if your daily habits put you on the right track to …

The best idioms from around the world, ranked

<i>The following were sourced from</i> I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World <i>by Jag Bhalla (National Geographic Books, 2009).</i><p>25. Ear-nectar<p>Origin: Indian. Meaning: A sweet noise or sound.<p>24. Can’t stop being the owl.<p>Origin: Italian, French. Meaning: Can’t …

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Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

What Is Strategy, Again?

If you read what Peter Drucker had to say about competition back in the late ’50s and early ‘60s, he really only talked about one thing: competition on price. He was hardly alone — that was evidently how most economists thought about competition, too.<p>It was this received opinion Michael Porter was …

If men are ‘failing’ we need to look to the future, not at lazy stereotypes

Philip Zimbardo is one of the first people undergraduate psychologists learn about. His prison experiment in the basement of Stanford University showed a darker side of humanity. So when I saw he was talking as part of Bristol’s excellent Festival of Ideas, I had to go.<p>Then I read the synopsis: …

Feminism

17 Books For Entrepreneurs That Will Change Your Life

Let me tell you a story, there were two guys that graduated from college at the same time. Both of them wanted to be successful entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

The First Question to Ask of Any Strategy

The senior team of a large player in the global wealth management business recently asked me for my opinion on their strategy. They had worked long and hard at coming up with it. Their “Where to Play” choice was to target wealthy individuals who wanted and were willing to pay for comprehensive …

The 2016 Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Little-known Evan McMullin finally takes up the mantle of anti-Trump conservative, three months before the election.<p>There are three months until Election Day, and anti-Trump Republicans finally have their man—even if they’ve never heard of him.<p>On August 8, Evan McMullin announced he is running as …

Electronic record errors growing issue in lawsuits

Medical errors that can be traced to the automation of the U.S. health care system are increasingly an issue in medical malpractice lawsuits.<p>Some of the doctors, attorneys and health IT experts involved in the litigation fear that safety and data integrity problems could undercut the benefits of …

Digital Health

A Leader’s Guide to Data Analytics: A working knowledge of data science can help you lead with confidence.

Florian Zettelmeyer, a professor of marketing and director of the program on data analytics at the Kellogg School, explains why every business leader …

Big Data

The Assumptions That Make Giving Tough Feedback Even Tougher

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>What’s it like to be on the delivering end of a tough feedback conversation? In a recent conversation we had, a leader described his experience:<p><b>Q: What do you do to prepare when you have tough feedback to deliver to a subordinate?</b>A: I am super focused. I keep telling myself …

Here's how much you have to buy to make Amazon Prime worth it

Amazon increased the price of its annual Prime subscription to $99 in March 2014. Amazon offers many services to its Prime members, including free 2-day shipping, unlimited streaming of Amazon Prime Instant Video, and access to the Kindle Lending Library. We considered the actual value of these …

Teaching twice: The hidden cost of America’s education system

President Obama offered up an ambitious plan to make the first two years of community college free of charge. It’s a highlight of his budget proposal …

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