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26 Books to Help You Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

Self-improvement

19 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>You don’t just need to think about what types of …

Chatbots for Enterprise Customer Service

External-facing assistants, also called customer service chatbots, are the most common types of enterprise bots.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chatbots have proven to be an extremely versatile tool. They're currently being used by a huge number of companies that …

Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.<p>Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker is delivering her annual rapid-fire internet trends report right now at <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California.<p>Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in …

Why the next great SaaS company will look nothing like Salesforce

For years, a truism in software investing was that the value of application software lies in data, not in technology. Companies like Salesforce, Workday, and ServiceNow are valuable because they are the “system of record” (SoR), or single source of truth, for their customers’ most valuable …

Artificial Intelligence

Want Smart Kids? Make Sure They Learn to Do This | Inc.com

If you have kids in school, how much time do they spend learning cursive handwriting? Probably not much, especially if they're beyond first grade. The Common Core standards dominating education these days only call for teaching legible handwriting, and only in kindergarten and first grade. After …

University of Washington

These Are the Most Inspirational Videos Ever Made

These 13 videos will motivate and inspire you to succeed no matter where you are in your journey.<p>Last week, I posted the most motivational books ever written. Today, I'm posting videos that will inspire and motivate you each time you watch them. Enjoy!<p>1. <i>Dream</i><p>In order to achieve great things, you …

50 documentaries you need to see

<b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The Look of Silence (2014), explore the aftermath of massacres in Indonesia. Both were nominated for Oscars.</b><p>Salaam Cinema, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1995<p>For this film, Mohsen Makhmalbaf announces a casting …

Filmmaking

Lessons I Learned From 10 Days of Silence and Meditation

<i>Image credit: Pete R., BucketListly.</i><p>The first time I heard about Vipassana meditation was back in 2014 when my friend and business partner Prean decided to take a break in a hectic startup world and realign his values and vision for life. I have never been that much into meditation and taking a …

How IBM Is Hoping To Close The Massive Big Data And Analytics Skills Gap

The amount of data in our world is growing at an unprecedented rate but at the same time many companies are struggling to turn that data into valuable insights. A key problem is the lack of people with the right analytics skills. The demand for data scientists is said to outstrip supply by a factor …

Data Warehousing

Medical Space Race: Inside The Two Moonshots To Cure Cancer

Key players agree that cancer cures are within reach. Two major, sometimes overlapping, efforts are underway—one public and one private.<p>In his final State of the Union address, President Obama announced a “moonshot” program to cure cancer. Obama named Vice President Joe Biden, whose son Beau died …

The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

Programming Trends To Look For This Year

Martin Puryear Contributor<p>Martin Puryear is head of curriculum and technology at Coding Dojo, a 14-week coding bootcamp that teaches full-stack development.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>2016’s top programming trends<p>There has never been a more exciting time for technologists and developers …

Scorsese series brings restored Polish films to L.A.

At least once a year,<p>Martin Scorsesescreens Polish director Andrzej Wajda's 1958 masterpiece "Ashes and Diamonds."<p>"It's still one of the greatest films ever made," Scorsese said of the haunting drama set on the last day of World War II. "The Wajda films opened the way for what would be a new wave …

Los Angeles

How to Get More Energy: 8 New Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to know how to get more energy when life throws curve balls at us.<p>These ideas from psychology research can help you keep going and …

Here are 10 useful tips on how to write from the man considered 'the father of advertising'

His work — which included famous taglines such as "Only Dove is one-quarter moisturizing cream," "At 60 miles an hour the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock," and "The man in the Hathaway shirt" — is still an inspiration to advertising executives today.<p>He also wrote …

How to Train Your Brain for High Performance

Everybody sees the world through the lenses of three sets of beliefs. Making all three more effective increases your mental performance.<p>For the past two decades, my good friend and mentor Gerhard Gschwandtner (if you don't know who he is, you're not in sales) has been investigating the thought …

These Ingenious Lego Hacks Will Finally Help Math Make Sense

Become instantly smarter with these tricks.

Lego

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

The Essential Guide to Trust in Marketing

Trust. It could easily be the least understood and the most essential element for increasing conversions and extracting the maximum value from your …

Marketing

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

At Last, A Device To Help Men Strengthen Their Penises

It's a better idea than it sounds.<p>Men, get ready for a different kind of workout.<p>A new device will help you perform a variety of pelvic floor exercises -- a.k.a. Kegels -- that can boost sexual stamina and prevent leaks from your bladder, making it a nice idea for guys young and old. It's called …

Sexual Health

20 Outstanding Skincare Products That Will Really, Truly Change Your Life

The only formulas you'll ever need for seriously flawless skin.<p>When you take skincare as seriously as we do, you're always on the hunt for the next generation of game-changing skincare products. You know the ones—those holy-grail products that not only cut down on time getting ready, but also …

9 Secrets Every Salesperson Needs to Know

Effective sales is the single most important factor for a company's success. A company's revenue and size is entirely dependent on the organization's ability to close business and turn leads into clients.<p>Despite working in sales for most of my career, I have met very few sales people.<p>I have met …

Selling

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Promising B.C. prostate cancer drug approved for clinical trials

The eureka moment for a British Columbia prostate cancer researcher came when she saw photos of drastically shrunken tumours in mice she'd treated with a promising new drug.<p>"I remember running around the building and showing everyone those photographs in sheer delight," Marianne Sadar said about …

New Anti-Aging Drug Could Extend Human Life Span to 120 Years

<i>By Max Berlinger for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Do you ever think that it's kinda crazy that we can order pizza from our cellphones and yet no one can figure out how to stop (or at least slow) the inevitable march towards death? Well, you're not alone.<p>Science has been trying to figure out this …

The Best Times to Sleep, Wake, Exercise and Eat Are Based on Age, Circadian Rhythms

If you're wondering what the optimal times are to engage in certain activities, listen to your body's circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are physiological, mental and behavioral changes governed by the body within a 24-hour clock, according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. …