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How Do You Know Someone Is a True Leader? The Litmus Test Comes Down to 1 Word

According to best-selling author and leadership expert Stephen M.R. Covey, this type of leadership stands in direct opposition to traditional positional leadership.<p>In the outstanding book <i>Servant Leadership in Action --</i> a collection ofessays by forty-four renowned servant leadership experts and …

Leadership

How To Use The 4 Ds Of Effective Time Management

Do you sometimes struggle with time management?<p>Or does the day lack enough hours to attend to your projects, habits, commitments and more?<p>When half past five rolls around, do you look at your to do list and feel you didn’t accomplish much of anything?<p>If you’re struggling to take charge of the day, …

Time Management

Exclusive: Sir Richard Branson on how to build the perfect hotel – and the only unruly guest he's banished from Necker

When Sir Richard Branson first launched Virgin Atlantic in 1984, most people thought he was bonkers to take on BA. But he did, and certainly livened up the competition.<p>The billionaire mogul then turned his attention to luxury retreats, with properties across Africa, Europe and the British Virgin …

Virgin Atlantic

JP Morgan invests in Shoreditch fintech firm AccessFintech

Banking giant JP Morgan has kicked off the series A funding round for a London-based fintech firm aiming to combine financial companies’ different …

What Steve Jobs, Venus Williams, and the Dalai Lama Have to Say About Focus (Hint: It's Really Important)

Is your mind wandering off again? This will inspire you to find your focus again and get going.<p>Anytime is a good time to spring into action. But making the decision to get work done, start that project, or pursue that dream is only half the battle. You will need a deep reserve of commitment and …

6 Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Remarkably Well

When anger rises to the surface, they don't react--they respond.<p>Anger is one powerful human emotion. It is also a very <i>normal</i> human emotion that needs to be expressed in a healthy way. But there's a place and time for appropriate anger, and we all have to learn how to manage it before it …

The Twelve Most Important Reads for Life: MBA Edition

<b>Full disclosure</b>: This list ignores many important parts of an MBA education, including accounting, statistics, and Excel spreadsheets. Instead, it …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

Microsoft now offers AI courses as a skill for your CV

Here’s something every tech company agrees on: the world needs more AI engineers. Microsoft is the latest firm to try to answer this demand, and this week, it launched a new course on its tech accreditation scheme (known as the Microsoft Professional Program) dedicated to artificial …

24 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Chick-fil-A

By 2020, the fast-food chain is expected to be larger than Wendy's, Burger King and Taco Bell.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A’s history dates back to the 1940s, when its founder S. Truett Cathy opened the Dwarf House. Two decades after …

Disruption vs. Innovation: Defining Success

The terms disruption and innovation are almost always used together, but are they really different?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lately, I've seen a lot of discussion around disruption vs. innovation. The question always arises: Are they the same?<p>I believe that …

How to Write a Business Plan in 1 Day

Stop everything you're doing, sit down, and answer these questions. You won't regret it.<p>It feels like business plans are so outdated these days. Business moguls like Elon Musk have even admitted that he's not a big fan of the multi-page document and prefers to be in charge of the vision instead of …

You Say You Want to Start a Business, But It Never Happens. Here's How to Conquer Your Fears

People often tell me would love to start a business--then follow up with a list of reasons why they aren't able to take the first step. Here's how to overcome these fears.<p>I have talked with hundreds of people about starting a business. People often tell me would love to start a business--then …

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever | Inc.com

If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a scientist and a research fellow at Y Combinator, and he's written books on such brain-straining topics as quantum …

The Worst Word in an Entrepreneur's Vocabulary

Complacency is your worst enemy. Never, ever let it creep in to your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We have worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs through our consulting practice. Without exception, all of these business owners have fallen into two categories …

UK inflation steady in January as post-Brexit vote hit to living standards eases

The rate of inflation across the UK was steady in January from a month earlier, further suggesting that the post-Brexit hit to living standards is …

Economics

This Entrepreneur is Improving Last-mile Connectivity With a Smart Idea

Co-founded in October 2015 by Goldie Srivastava, the start-up has served over 15 million 'zero-pollution' rides over last 18 months.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Delhi dwellers spend most of their time on roads fighting traffic jams. The growing …

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is. In other words, as Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb have written, decision making requires both prediction and …

Management

The Tech Products that will Help Simplify Your Life in 2018

Gearing up for 2018 and need to know what gadgets will get you and your family through the new year? Don't worry, we've got you covered. We've searched for the coolest tech gadgets and accessories that will make your life easier or just more fun! From stylish (and rose gold) smartwatches that will …

Ariana Grande

Uber loses its license to operate in London

In a huge blow to Uber in the UK London’s transport regulator has rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city.<p>In a statement today TfL said it has concluded that Uber is “not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence”.<p>“TfL’s regulation of London’s taxi and …

Business school: Top MBAs for entrepreneurship

<i>Welcome to the FT Business school newsletter, a weekly serving of management wisdom, reading recommendations and business-related challenges. FT</i> …

Masters in management enjoys faster growth than the MBA

When Alexander Solms-Baruth told friends in his home town of Washington DC that he was moving to France to study for a masters in management, the …

How I survived as the only woman in business school

Joëlle Le Vourc’h contemplated giving up her place at business school in the very first term. The problem was not the course, which she enjoyed, but …

Business school: Alibaba CEO, MBA skills and millennial managers

<i>Welcome to the FT Business school newsletter, a weekly serving of management wisdom, reading recommendations and business-related challenges. FT</i> …

Plan for five careers in a lifetime

Changing careers is difficult, lonely, daunting and expensive. I should know: after a decade in advertising, I switched to journalism in my mid …

Manage your ego — and more advice for MBA students

As MBA students start their programmes, we ask leading professors for tips on how to glean the most from business school.<p>‘Focus: there is nothing …

How a ‘no-plan’ plan launched a career at Facebook

Sandra Marichal does not have a career plan, she insists, despite having already built an impressive, highly international CV by the age of 30. “And …

Linxo raises $24 million for its app that brings bank accounts together

French startup Linxo just raised $24 million (€20 million) from three financial institutions — Crédit Agricole, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa and MAIF. The company is building a sort of Mint for the French market.<p>Banking apps suck in France. Most of them are just a wrapper around a mobile website. It takes …