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33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

5 Easy Ways to Work Smarter, Not Longer

Working insanely long hours is doing you more harm than good. It's time to distance yourself from the cult of overwork--here's how.<p>You know what they call a Wall Street banker with an hour free from work? Unemployed. The assumption has been that if you're not at the grindstone all the time, you're …

Time Management
Time Management

The Cartoon That Inspired a Business

Sometimes the inspiration for something new comes from the most unlikely place. Brian Halligan's Hubspot owes it all to a dog.<p>"I was on Martha’s Vineyard on vacation, thinking about whether we should start the company or not. One day I’m looking at a book of cartoons from The New Yorker, and the …

Nova Scotia

Guy Kawasaki on Entrepreneurs Who Write Books

The bestselling author offers publishing advice--and insight into why his giving away his latest book for free.<p><i>With self-publishing easier than ever before, many entrepreneurs either have written or plan to write books about their experience or their company. Last week, I had the opportunity to ask</i> …

Writing

How to Make $10,000 From Your First Webinar

How to make your next webinar worth the investment.<p>Webinars are fairly popular, but the direct return on the investment of hosting a webinar is sometimes hard to determine, especially if you're a startup. To paraphrase a biblical quote, "Many are hosted... but few make money."<p>So I was surprised …

Marketing

The Case for Hierarchy

As Stanford GSB professor Bob Sutton explains in a recent essay, there are plenty of positives to be found in traditional organizational structures.<p>There's a reason every politican claims to be an enemy of bureaucracy and red tape.<p>They frustrate everyone, whether you lead or follow, or whether you …

The Workplace
Business Strategy
Project Management

10 Most Popular Sales Source Posts of the Year

Here are the posts readers liked the best and shared the most in 2013.<p>The "Sales Source" blog had a great year in 2013, reaching more readers than ever before. Here are the columns that you, the readers, liked the most last year:<p>17 Ways to Be Happier at Work--It's not difficult to experience more …

Leadership

7 Healthy Habits for Entrepreneurs

Skip the crazy resolutions. Instead, focus on changing a few core habits that will make you healthier in 2014.<p>Another year is upon us, and you may be wanting to kick off 2014 in a healthy way. But resolutions are like diets: they often fail. Usually because they don’t address your ingrained …

Nutrition

Havas Worldwide President Gives 10 Tips For Winning Talent From Competitors

<b>1. Hire the person, not the position:</b> We hire for the future, not the past. Agility and relentless adaptation are vital, and so we're typically not looking for someone to slot into a position shaped by the person who just vacated it. We give hires the freedom to meld each position to their own …

Jar Jar Binks

Remote Monitoring: Part 1

Most Powerful Photos of the Year 2013 from Reuters Photojournalists

As 2013 draws to a close, we reflect back on the high points (and low points) experienced in the past year. Many people look back on the year by …

Photography

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