Christian Knott

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10 Daily Habits Holding You Back From Success

There’s no such thing as an overnight success. All the successful people you admire achieved their success by making daily choices. Some of those …

The 5 Essential Qualities of a Great Leader | Inc.com

Being a good leader isn't easy. While a leader's actions may be scrutinized when things are going bad, it is their leadership qualities that shine through the worst of times. It is these same qualities that employees look up to, respect, and work very hard for. This is why it is so important for …

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Five Things Your Employees Are Unhappy About

I get a lot of mail from HR leaders and department managers who have questions about employee satisfaction. Since few if any business schools or HR training programs teach people about fear and trust, many leaders are confused.<p>They think of their employees’ satisfaction on the job as a quantity …

How to Start Your Own Nonprofit

<i>By Benjamin Pimentel</i><p>Nonprofit organizations often come from the heart.<p>They can begin with a goal of addressing a social or community issue or need. Making money may not be on the priority list. But you can still set up your nonprofit in ways that help keep costs down, particularly taxes. You can …

How 10 Architects Used The Same Box Of 1,200 White Legos

Put down that rendering software. Pick up the Lego.<p>Lego is the great equalizer. It requires no skill to wield, unlike CAD software or cardboard models. So when the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) shipped boxes of Lego bricks to some of the top architecture firms in the world, what it got back …

A Five-Minute Tutorial On How To Value Your Startup

As an entrepreneur looking for professional investors, one of the quickest ways to lose credibility and get rejected is to start with a ridiculously …

Mexico has a chance to be the world's 'next great power'

Mexico has the 11th-highest GDP in the world based on purchasing power parity, according to the International Monetary Fund. As Europe weakens, it will be in the top 10 in the not-too-distant future.<p>Yet, this country is regarded by many Americans as a Third World nation, dominated by drug cartels …

If You Dread Deadlines, You’re Thinking About Them All Wrong

As a time management coach, I work with many individuals who dread deadlines. Some of them meet their deadlines but only by becoming enormously frazzled and working late, which compromises their peace of mind and their work-life balance. Others end up missing deadlines entirely. This makes them …

Power Suits: How Dressing For Success At Work Can Pay Off

What does it mean to "dress for success"? Certainly not what it meant when a book by that name first came out in 1975.<p>Now, what to wear to work is a murky area that includes a new clothing trend known as "athleisure" — workout wear that might also work for the office.<p>According to the NPD Group, …

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This Is the Future of Work and What It Means for Your Career

In my 20s, I was an investment banker; in my 30s, a research analyst; in my 40s, I managed and led large, complex businesses; and now that I’ve …

7 Small Money Moves That Will Help You Achieve Your Life Goals

Your 20s and early 30s are your peak saving year—laying the foundation for those "big" purchases down the road (a car, a house, a family, etc.). By …

Why do edtech startups fail?

Being an education tech, or edtech, startup is not easy. It is not easy in India, and it is not easy anywhere else in the world.<p>A good way to see it …

Beyond Facebook: The best travel social networks you need to know

Traveling in the digital age is a cinch. You can easily find the best local restaurants and make new friends—on your phone.<p>When it comes to picking a destination for your next big vacation or even your next meal, nothing beats a personal recommendation from someone who has already made the trip. …

If You Don't Think You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur, Fret Not. You Can Learn to Be One, New Study Says.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is the drive to become an entrepreneur the result of our nature? Or is it something that we are nurtured to develop a hunger for? According to a new study, the answer is both.<p>Where you go to school and what you study has an impact on how …

Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail (Infographic) | Inc.com

It's a reality all entrepreneurs must come to terms with: the potential for failure.<p>Over 51% of businesses will fail in their first five years (U.S. Census data), and even 25-30% of venture-backed businesses fail.<p>If you want to innovate and put yourself out there, you have to accept that every …

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Here's Smorgasburg's Incredible Vendor Lineup in Downtown LA

Would you look at this massive lineup for <b>Smorgasburg LA?</b> Over on our Eater LA Instagram we’ve been teasing out all the new vendors that have been approved for the upcoming Downtown food hall-like concept, but now you can find the entire list (so far) right here in one handy place. And boy, is it a …

4 apps that fix Apple Music’s shortcomings

I recently expressed my frustrations with Apple Music and why I didn’t plan to continue using the service. I <i>want</i> to love Apple Music. Siri integration and the ability to have a singular place to listen to <i>all</i> my music, both streamed and purchased, would be a dream come true.<p>Unfortunately, Apple …

Kickstarter buys crowd-funded music community Drip

Drip, a community for independent artists and record label, has been acquired by Kickstarter, the company announced today. The company was set to shut down tomorrow, but Kickstarter has swooped in at the last minute and will let the platform continue to operate as-is, at least for the time being. …

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How Does Anxiety Short Circuit the Decision-Making Process?

Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh have pinpointed a specific neuronal mechanism that helps explain how anxiety can disrupt the …

The Surprising Reason You’re Not Succeeding at Work

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

What Great Leaders Do Differently 2016

Brent Catlett (@catlett1) and Brad MacLaughlin (@IsdBrad) led a great session at #edcampliberty, <i>What Great Leaders Do Differently in 2016.</i> I really …

Here's What Big Bank CEOs Have Made Since the Financial Crisis

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Why Successful Startups Develop a Vivid Vision of their Future | Inc.com

As an entrepreneur, I've found the topic of Vivid Visions, which Cameron Herold talks about in his acclaimed book <i>Double Double</i>, to be quite powerful. After all, it addresses why people don't get things done when they're trying to get things done, and why they might think that they're doing a lot to …

11 Strange But True Facts About America's Biggest Chain Restaurants

In-N-Out's "secret menu" is basically the world's worst-kept secret, and the fact that Chipotle used to be owned by McDonald's is more or less common knowledge by now. But plenty of other chain restaurants have eyebrow-raising secrets. Here are <b>11 strange but true things</b> you probably didn't know …

The Best Leaders Answer These 3 Questions

In last week’s post, we talked about how leadership is an inside-out craft. To effectively manage all the nuance and complexity of our roles, deliver …

Meet Material: The New Commerce Platform For Millennial Entrepreneurs

When high school student Kevin Sproles set out to create an e-commerce platform to help businesses sell goods online, anything was possible. He didn't yet have a brand, clients or expectations; he just had a goal. Unencumbered, Kevin proceeded to launch Volusion in 1999, an e-commerce platform that …

20 Slack Communities For Tech Entrepreneurs You Want To Be A Part Of

Slack, just a 2-year-old messaging platform, is raising $200 million at nearly a $4 billion valuation led by Thrive Capital, reports Business Insider. Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.<p>While Slack is originally …

Startups

How This Entrepreneur Built a $16,000-an-Hour Private Jet Business

Thomas Flohr spends about 800 hours in the air each year. It’s not unusual for him to start the week in Los Angeles, meet with clients in New York, …

5 Signs You Are Not a True Leader After All | Inc.com

Leadership is a tricky topic. It requires an immense amount of experience in the trenches to learn the hard lessons. The below are lessons I have learned from true leaders themselves, Ron Gibori and Aaron Webber.<p>It's common for people to associate "leadership" with a title. A CEO is a "leader." The …

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