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7 Short Books Worth More Than an MBA | Inc.com

Over the past few decades, the value of an MBA has declined, probably because the academic world can't keep up with the rapid pace of change in the business world.<p>Relatively few entrepreneurs have MBAs, but I'll bet that almost all of the successful ones have read and truly treasure these seven …

7 Books Bill Gates Is Reading This Summer | Inc.com

A few hours ago, Bill Gates blogged his suggestions for summer reading. His previous year's suggestions were somewhat weighty tomes, but this year, he's suggesting books that he characterizes as "beach reading." Here are his picks:<p><i>Hyperbole and a Half</i>, by Allie Brosh <i><br>Gates comments:</i> "Based on …

10 Reasons Why Your Personal Brand Sucks

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I always tell people – entrepreneurs, executives, business leaders, anyone who will listen – that their personal brand doesn’t really matter. I tell them that customers pay for products and services, not them. Do they listen? No, not …

Want to Be Successful? Quit Wasting Your Brain.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most productive time of the day is not early morning. Work productivity has absolutely nothing to do with your daily rituals or habits. And the truth is, your success probably has little to do with productivity in the first …

The Smartest Money Tips for 2015 From Warren Buffett and 10 Other Experts | Inc.com

Want more wealth in 2015? Most of us do, but we're not sure how to get there. To help us figure it out, the finance site GOBankingRates compiled one piece of advice from 11 top financial wizards for the coming year, and invited readers to vote for the best. If there's a consensus among the experts, …

11 tips that will land you a job at a small company

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

4 Essential Pieces of an Awesome Content-Marketing Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It wasn’t that long ago when marketing simply meant radio, TV and print ads to promote awareness of your business. Within the last 10 years marketing has been drastically changed with the widespread use of personal computers, the Internet …

What's Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles?

With several overlapping features, Facebook's Pages, groups and profiles leave many users confused.<p>Together, these three functions help us stay …

The 20 Most Common Work-From-Home Job Titles

When you think of work-from-home jobs, you think of data-entry gigs and customer service rep positions, right?<p>While almost any job can be done (at …

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the United States, a whopping 543,000 new businesses are launched each month. Sadly, half of all start-ups aren’t able to keep their doors open for more than five years. The failure of many small businesses is due, in large part, to …

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10 Quotes on Persistence to Help You Keep Going

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was originally published on July 29, 2014.</i><p>Entrepreneurship is a labor of love, and like any great love, that often means a lot of passion and a lot of persistence to reach your happily ever after. There are set-backs and …

Develop the Body Language of a Leader With These 5 Exercises

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Speech is habit, and through Vocal Awareness you will learn how to move from unconscious behavior to conscious behavior in every encounter so that you are always in charge of how you want to be known.<p>Our body language speaks volumes. The …

The Founders' 5 Timeless Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I know I’m not the first to label our forefathers as among our first entrepreneurs. I may even go so far to say that Benjamin Franklin and gang were the first to truly foster an entrepreneurial spirit in this country. Of course, the …

The Key to Speaking With Confidence | Inc.com

If I asked you to walk around a room as though you were the most confident person in the world--if I asked you to show me confidence, only with your body and without words--what would it look like? You might stand up straight and walk slowly with long strides and smooth arm gestures. You’d look …

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5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

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Running Form: Distilled (Part 3a)

<b>Anatomy of a Stride</b><p>Recall from the previous post, "Running Form: Distilled (Part 2)," that by employing a standard by which to frame, evaluate and adjust movement you can begin running right, from the start, just as nature provides. So here in Part 3, as you look more closely at the running stride …

Correct Running Form

No matter what kind of runner you are— elite, recreational, or novice— it’s a good bet you want to run farther, run faster, and run with less chance …

How to Start a Business in 10 Days

This story appears in the September 2013 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>With an executive staffing venture about to open, a business loan from the in-laws gnawing at her conscience and a new baby to care for, Michelle Fish was already feeling the pressure. But what really pushed her over the edge was …

10 Hard Truths About Getting Hired That You Don't Want to Believe

No, it's not fair or fun. But these factors can affect whether or not you get hired.<p>1. Your Name Does Matter<p>This is a tough one for many people to …

30 Ways to Waste Your Money

Almost all of us have holes in our budgets. And as with other kinds of leaks, you may have hardly noticed some of them. But those small drips can …

The Breaking News

News2 months agoMaharashtra: 18 labours killed and 14 injured News3 months agoTrump signs: Ban on Transgenders from serving in military<p>Trending<p>News3 …

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Crappy Instant Ramen Flavors, Ranked

1. Chicken<p>2. Shrimp<p>3. Beef<p>4. "Oriental"*<p>5. Pork<p>6. Hot & Spicy Chicken<p>7. Creamy Chicken<p>8. Being hit by a car<p>9. Cheddar Cheese<p>*Tastes better than Beef; …

Airbnb vs Hotels: A Price Comparison

Price of Airbnb vs Hotel by US City<p>Mouseover to get price comparison detail<p>Size of bubble corresponds to number of Airbnb listings (logarithmic scale)<p>…

So You Want My Job: Foreign Service Officer/Diplomat | The Art of Manliness

Ardastra Gardens in Nassau, The Bahamas.<p><i>Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in</i> …