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How to Be the Ultimate Networker, According to Tim Ferriss

In the new Scribd podcast ScribdChat, entrepreneur Tim Ferriss reveals how smart networking led to his first of many best-selling books.<p>The media platform Scribd's new podcast, ScribdChat launches today with the big guns: An interview with Tim Ferriss. The author gets into his new book <i>Tribe of</i> …

Tim Ferriss

50 Thoughts That Can Motivate You to Do Anything

Motivation can be hard to come by, especially in the face of challenges or difficult work. When you’re thinking about implementing that new idea, or starting that new company or beginning that new regimen -- this is the new year, after all -- it’s easy to talk yourself into procrastinating. Or …

Self-improvement

12 of the Best Business Books of 2017, According to the Stanford Business School

Learn from the best to become your best.<p>A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.<p>If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might …

Bad Science

Entrepreneurs Should Always Ask Why 5 Times

Asking "why" five times can help ensure that your entrepreneurial idea is legitimate.<p>It's human nature to be inquisitive. It's natural to want some justification on things. It actually helps us to learn and be analytical to question why. I would like to share with you my spin on why I think the …

Entrepreneurship

So You Want to Start a Business: What's Your First Move?

Start something -- anything -- where you can learn about entrepreneurship.<p>Some people are entrepreneurs because they always have been. They started out running tiny businesses when they were very young and just learned to do it. Other people started businesses because they didn’t have a choice. …

Entrepreneurship

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman reveals what it was like building PayPal with Elon Musk and Peter Thiel and what it takes to make an $26.2 billion company

• <b>Reid Hoffman is the billionaire cofounder of LinkedIn and served as its CEO for four years.</b>• <b><br>He's also an investing partner at Greylock Partners.</b>• <b><br>Hoffman was on the early executive team at PayPal and created web-based social networks in the 1990s.</b><p>People talk about Reid Hoffman as a philosopher of …

How Technology Is Turning Knowledge-Sharing Into a Global Currency

These four reasons detail why that's not just good, but great.<p>Thanks to the internet and social media, anyone can now access knowledge on just about anything in just a few clicks. And since a blog can literally be started in 20 minutes or less, a lot more people are finding it easy to <i>share</i> …

20 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Said This 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve Lasting Success From Those Who Don't

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has stuck to this simple yet powerful approach, and it's one all of us can take.<p>Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. Twenty-three years later, he's one of the richest people in the world. But while Amazon is undeniably a tech company, the business was built on this …

Success

Why the ‘end of the startup era’ could be great for entrepreneurs

Three prominent tech thinkers recently declared the end of the startup era, questioned the future of tech innovation generally and heralded the rise of the “Frightful Five” — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — who will dominate the future of tech. All of the posts make credible …

Startups

How to Develop Critical Thinking Skills

Do you react to situations based on your emotions or personal biases? Are you looking for ways to improve communication and the flow of ideas with …

50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur<p>Entrepreneurship is about taking the right risks. In the following slides, we spotlight 50 entrepreneurs who took a leap in the past year--and who can inspire us all.<p>West Elm<p>"When you enter a furniture store, the company hopes you sit and stay a while. Now West Elm is betting on it. The …

Startups

Seven Essential Things to Remember When Starting a Small Business

There's a reason why many small businesses fail in their first year, and there are a lot of things that can contribute to a business's downfall.<p><i>By Abhi Golhar, host of Real Estate Deal Talk and managing partner of Summit & Crowne.</i><p>Coming up with a small business idea can be as simple as identifying …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule

<b>Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.</b><p><b>Article featured: Inc., Time, Observer, Business.com, Life Hacker, &</b> …

Success

Retiring a millionaire at 43 hasn't made me 'happier' — but it was definitely worth it

• <b>Mr. 1500 Days retired a millionaire at 43.</b>• <b><br>After a few months, he identified the pros and cons to early retirement and financial independence.</b>• <b><br>While he gets to spend more time with his kids and has a better social life, he isn't "happier" — he feels exactly the same.</b>• <b><br>Even though he isn't happier, his</b> …

I retired at 30 with $1.25 million — here are the 3 key strategies I used to get there

• <b>Grant Sabatier became financially independent at age 30, after saving $1.25 million in five years.</b>• <b><br>The time it takes to build up $1 million depends on how much money you are making, how much you are saving, and how much your investment grows.</b>• <b><br>The key is to always keep track of your spending and net</b> …

27 Leaders and Experts You Should Follow to Help Build Your Business on the Side

Check out these books, podcasts and video series if you want to turn your side hustle into a major business.<p>It's not easy to build a business on the side, and you don't have a lot of time to for trial and error or taking care of mistakes. That's why the best thing you can do is to learn from the …

Success

Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos' mentor used a simple test to figure out who is a true leader

You can have the most impressive title in the world and still not be a leader.<p>According to the late Bill Campbell, who established a reputation as the "coach" of Silicon Valley, only one thing determines whether or not you're a leader: the opinions of those you're supposed to be leading.<p>A former …

1 Trick Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci Used to Unlock Their Best Ideas

Walter Isaacson's new book about da Vinci shows readers how to unlock their inner genius.<p>Apple co-founder Steve Jobs makes several appearances in Walter Isaacson's new biography of Leonardo da Vinci. The two creative geniuses have a lot in common, chief among them is their ability to marry art and …

Profitable Businesses Need Fit Entrepreneurs

Meet second generation inventor, Forbes Riley. She can kick your ass + mind + business into shape.<p>For me, when it comes to product design, there is so much confusion around the right path. Even though I work to clarify this through this column, through my podcasts, and through the work I do, I …

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Billionaire Jack Ma, and This Famous Brain Surgeon Agree: You Will Need This 1 Rare Skill to Be Successful

Imagine the possibilities of businesses and leaders practicing this on a daily basis.<p>World-renowned neurosurgeon James Doty, author of the <i>New York Times</i> best seller <i>Into the Magic Shop,</i> has a compelling story that credits mindfulness and visualization as important first steps that turned a life of …

Are You Actually Innovating, or Just Practicing 'Entrepreneurship'?

We talk a lot about how innovations happened, but rarely discuss how you actually produce one.<p>Entrepreneurship has come to be largely about taking small ideas, often of little consequence, and making them look big -- even if it turns out their failure was predictable -- so you can get funded. At …

Innovation

This is Why Entrepreneur Tim Ferriss Should be on Your Radar

Never underestimate the power of someone who isn't afraid to face their fears<p>Most people only dream of escaping the trappings of a traditional 9 to 5 workweek. The idea of having more time to spend on personal pursuits and enjoyment is attractive, for obvious reasons, but feels unattainable by the …

Success

Always Believe You’re Good Enough.

Everyone in the world is hoping for one thing.<p>That nobody notices they don’t belong.<p>Everyone in the world suffers from imposter syndrome sooner or …

Self-improvement

Moving To Blue Ocean Strategy: A Five-Step Process To Make The Shift

In 2005, <i>Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant</i>, a book by Professors W. Chan Kim and Rénee Mauborgne, launched a revolution in business strategy. After all, which firm would <i>not</i> to be operating in “uncontested market space,” …

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Here's Why So Many Companies Find It So Hard To Innovate

Innovation isn't like operations<p>In 1892, George Eastman formed the Eastman Kodak Company to "make the camera as convenient as a pencil." It was an idea whose time had come and by the early 20th century, Kodak emerged as one of America's largest companies and Eastman one of its most successful …

This Shocking Babe Ruth Photo Carries a Powerful Business Lesson

It's a strange, unusual shot of the greatest home run hitter ever - one that transmits a powerful reminder of what will make you successful.<p>It's a photo of the one of the greatest baseball players of all time, the man who made the term "Home Run" a part of the American lexicon, doing something …

The 1 Networking Rule 99 Percent of People Are Afraid to Follow, but Should

There's a reason networking events don't work.<p>How many times have you found yourself at a networking event, only to feel like you're at a networking event?<p>I'll let you in on a little secret: These aren't the events where real networking is taking place.<p>I don't go to networking events. I don't …

Networking

Two Critical Things No One Tells You About Becoming An Entrepreneur

There is a lot of fascination about being an entrepreneur these days, but many entrepreneurial ventures fail quickly, and it might be because of two key things to consider that often don't make their way into the limelight.<p>Today, being an entrepreneur is a pretty hip thing to be. We hear stories …

Uber's New CEO Just Sent an Amazing Email to Employees--And Taught a Major Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

In just a few short sentences, Uber's new leader demonstrates the power of seeing the big picture.<p>Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has only been on the job a matter of weeks, but a recent email to employees is proof positive that he's the right man for the job.<p>Yesterday, government officials in …