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Why Talented People Don’t Use Their Strengths

If you watched the Super Bowl a few months ago, you probably saw the coaches talking to each other over headsets during the game. What you didn’t know is that during the 2016 season, the NFL made major league-wide improvements to its radio frequency technology, both to prevent interference from …

Innovation

All executives at Johnson & Johnson are annually measured against a 75-year-old essay

Many companies have mission statements, and they're handy to reference in all-hands meetings or a quarterly report, but they're more for rhetorical purposes than anything else. But that's certainly not the case at Johnson & Johnson, explained CEO Alex Gorsky at the CECP's CEO Investor Forum in …

The Wisdom of Keith Richards

I AIN’T GONNA BE around forever—not even me!”<p>Keith Richards, shrouded in an ever-present cloud of cigarette smoke, wheezes a laugh when it’s pointed out that many observers, based on evidence to date, disagree with his sense of his own mortality. “Well, yeah,” he says, “it’s between me and the …

Royal Navy

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

What Silicon Valley tech VCs get wrong about consumer investing

Ryan Caldbeck Contributor<p>Ryan Caldbeck is the founder and chief executive of the consumer and retail investment marketplace CircleUp.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>We are on the verge of a consumer M&A avalanche<br>• Why did Unilever pay $1B for Dollar Shave Club?<p>When I began fundraising for CircleUp six …

The Simple Way to Find Your Passion, According to a Founder Who Built a Billion-Dollar Brand | Inc.com

There's a lot of talk about finding your passion, doing what you love, and making an impact in the world.<p>There's nothing wrong with these statements and I'm glad they are popular. However, there's not enough discussion about how to actually find your purpose and make impact.<p>That's where Tom Bilyeu …

Entrepreneurship

Everyone Hates Setting Goals. Here's How Google Makes It Easier for Its Employees | Inc.com

It's that time of year--leaders everywhere are charging employees with the task of establishing goals for 2018. If you've never been through a structured process, this exercise can be daunting, and frankly, feel like a big waste of time. I can assure you, it's not.<p>Setting goals is critical. Goals …

Employee Engagement

3 Damaging Career Beliefs You Need To Give Up Right Now

Sometimes, the key to career success is all in your head.<p>Just a few months ago, I was having a conversation with a friend who was considering trying her hand at full-time freelancing. Over coffee, I ran through all of my standard advice, tips, and encouragement, and then offered her the …

John F. Kennedy was asked to define himself in one sentence — and his approach can help anyone find their purpose

In his bestselling book "Drive" (pp. 154-155), Dank Pink references a 1962 conversation between Congresswoman Claire Boothe Luce and President John F. Kennedy. Sensing that the president had too many competing agendas, she sought to focus him by asking him to think about his "one sentence."<p>As Pink …

Great Depression

Stripe’s John Collison On The Core Values That Shape His Company

Stripe’s core values, says cofounder John Collison, have been key to the online payment powerhouse’s growth since he and his brother, Patrick, launched the company in 2011. Collison credits the company’s “users first” focus for its success in a financial services industry not famous for …

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet | Inc.com

You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But success takes more than hard work. You may not want to admit it, but it's possible that the biggest obstacle to success is YOU. It's likely you're guilty of …

Motivation

The anatomy of the modern marketer

What does the future of marketing look like? Last year, MOI Global undertook a six-month project to find out. Consisting of three global dinner …

I coach entrepreneurs and execs — and they do 10 things to go from good to great

No matter who you are, there's always room for improvement. And there always will be.<p>Because when you hit pause in your busy life and reflect on your emotional well-being, small parts of your life in which you are not fulfilling your true potential bubble and rise to the surface.<p>When you stay busy …

Tim Ferriss Says You Need This Superpower to Achieve Mental Toughness (In Fact, It Saved His Life) | Inc.com

We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he has bi-polar depression and was moments away from committing suicide during his college years.<p>It was …

TED Talks

Want an Edge Over Your Competitors? Master These 7 Skills Now | Inc.com

May 2018, I know exactly where I'll be - waiting in line for Avengers: Infinity War. When I saw the trailer, all my childhood memories came flooding back. As a child, I loved comics. They were so full of adventure and excitement. I remember sitting on my dad's lap and having him read them to me …

Iron Man

Huge consulting firms see an opportunity to displace out of touch advertising agencies — and they're taking it

While most agencies view these tech consultants as a looming threat, the marketing head of Deloitte Digital doesn't quite view it as a zero-sum game. Still, she does believe that many advertisers' needs are no longer being addressed with legacy tactics.<p>Business Insider caught up with Deloitte …

The Business Consulting Industry Is Booming, and It's About to Be Disrupted | Inc.com

Management consulting is a $250 billion industry. It's big. It's growing. It's highly profitable. And it's about to be disrupted.<p>Whether the focus is strategy, operations, tax, finance, HR, or IT, business consultants are a staple of corporate life. Today, over 700,000 consulting firms provide …

Innovation

Life’s Work: An Interview with Alan Alda

Walter McBride/Getty Images<p>Best known for playing Hawkeye Pierce on the TV series M*A*S*H, Alan Alda is also a film and theater actor, scriptwriter, director, nonfiction author, science-show host, and founder of two organizations designed to help people improve their communication skills—a topic he …

These Are The Top Companies For Employee Experience | Inc.com

For the past few years I've been studying employee experience and with the help of Cisco and Lever, embarked on a research project to study and analyze over 250 organizations around the world including the Fortune 100 and the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work. The findings of this research are …

Employee Engagement

Read Jeff Bezos's Inspiring Letter to Shareholders on Why He Keeps Amazon at 'Day 1'

'Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death. And that is why it is always Day 1.'<p><i>The following is the latest letter to shareholders from Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.</i><p>"Jeff, what does Day 2 look like?"<p>That's a question I just got at …

5 Ways Businesses Can Reach 'Generation Z'

Empowering a double bottom line, 87 percent of Gen Z say it is important for businesses to focus on giving back to their communities. This conscious perspective drives businesses to consider their mission beyond their services and invest in corporate social responsibility. More and more businesses …

Culture Eats Brand Strategy For Lunch At FedEx

At a recent Columbia Business school BRITE conference, FedEx vice-president and CMO Rajesh Subramaniam spoke candidly about his iconic company’s brand strategy, from the inside out, without a worry or concern. Why? Because even knowing everything there is to know about the FedEx brand strategy …

Customer Experience

3 Questions That You Should Regularly Ask Yourself That Can Transform Your Life

Start with "Where am I"? and "Where do I want to be"?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Asking great questions regularly can drastically transform your life in many amazing ways. Doing this also encourages you to pause and think more deeply. What's more, asking the right …

Why Fashion Brands Should Think More Like Tech Companies

Karen Harvey, who advises Burberry, Coach, and Tiffany, explains why fashion leaders must take a page from Silicon Valley to stay in vogue.<p>You may not know Karen Harvey by name, but if you’re interested in fashion, you’re probably aware of her handiwork. She’s the founder and CEO of Karen Harvey …

This Is What It Takes to Be the Best at Anything

Beating the competition and conquering any field requires mastery of two things: form and function.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We used to debate whether form should follow function or the other way around. Those were the good old days. To say that business is far …

7 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Succeed | Inc.com

Everyone wants to succeed, but not everyone knows how to succeed.<p>There are many things that will help us go the distance, but few are as empowering and inspiring as a TED Talk.<p>Listening to a TED Talk is a great way to gain information, discover new sources of innovation, and jump-start your life …

TED Talks