Douglas Bryant, III

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Top 25 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2014, podcasts have resurfaced as a fantastic learning and marketing tool. Podcasts allow experts to bring a variety of ideas and perspectives to the table - plus their format makes them easy to produce and listen to. Podcasts make …

What Problem Will You Own?

On the days I’m smashed up against an assortment of characters on the New York City subway, I sometimes play a game.<p>I imagine someone yelling, “What’s your problem?!” It’s a question I’ve heard in this situation plenty of times before but instead of causing a kerfuffle, I picture a different …

The Homemade Remedy That Will Bust Your Cold

This homemade, herb-packed elixir is what BA editors drink when they feel a cold coming on.<p>There’s a secret we have at the <i>Bon Appétit</i> offices. At the first sign of a cold, many of us will head downstairs one floor to the test kitchen and visit our resident healer, Brad Leone.<p>Okay, Brad’s no voodoo …

To Diversify Your Network, Follow the 2+1 Rule

Aimee, a senior executive at a global financial services firm, had carefully cultivated her network of sponsors and supporters over 15 years, but recently, she watched helplessly as waves of market dislocation, structural reorganizations, and headcount reductions battered the industry and shredded …

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From the Archives: Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom risotto is a fall stand-by in my household. Risotto gets a reputation for being time consuming and difficult to make, but I'm not sure where that reputation comes from. The actual process of cooking the rice takes only about 20 minutes, and while you <i>can</i> sit there stirring the rice with a …

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How a Pro Makes a Veggie Burger

Veggie Burger

Coffee+Coke+Alcohol=Your Friday Salvation

A coffee cocktail that will give you a little boost of caffeine along with your buzz.<p><i>Welcome to our cocktail series, "The Happy Hour." It's Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>The Dark Moon is the most appropriate end-of-the-week cocktail ever. Let us explain why.<p>It's Friday, which is great, …

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6 Essential Pro Tips for Cooking Burgers at Home

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3 Qualities That Define The Natural Leader - Do You Have Them?

I love typing a phrase into the Google bar and hitting ‘search.’ It’s fascinating to see what other people are thinking and saying about things I find interesting. Tonight my phrase was “natural leader.” I was thinking about clients of mine in leadership positions who struggle as leaders – and …

6 Ways to Ruin Your Day | Inc.com

Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."<p>Will your day be productive and positive or dreary and depressing? It's up to you. Do these six things and you're in for trouble.<p><b>Judge people.</b><p>Think of the last time a colleague or customer annoyed you. …

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Why We Learn More From Failures | Inc.com

"It would be difficult to overstate Toyota's role in shaping the modern approach to quality improvement," writes Robert Cole in <i>MIT Sloan Management Review</i>, citing methodologies used by the company that laid the operational groundwork for Japanese total quality control. "TQC, in turn, provided the …

Be Yourself, but Carefully

<i>To evaluate when—and when not—to share, take this interactive assessment.</i><p>“Authenticity” is the new buzzword among leaders today. We’re told to bring our full selves to the office, to engage in frank conversations, and to tell personal stories as a way of gaining our colleagues’ trust and improving …

How Obama's College-Reform Plan Could Hurt Low Income Students

<i>Since founding FinAid.org in 1994, Mark Kantrowitz has become one of the nation’s top experts on the complicated web of grants and loans available to help students and their families pay for college. So when he told me that President Obama’s latest proposals to improve college outcomes and</i> …

Big Client? Big Problem | Inc.com

Enjoy the <i>pop</i> of a champagne bottle being opened. You just put a leash on your first Big Dog. An international company on the Fortune 1,000 list is now your client. Following the arduous process of becoming an approved vendor, there’s an immediate cash stream. Not bad.<p>That’s the blessing and curse …

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Don’t Let Them Underestimate You

We all hope our resume and experiences will speak for themselves. But a friend of mine — a 40 year-old former special agent and combat veteran — recently emailed me about a persistent problem. “When I contact leaders in my industry, they almost always agree to talk,” he told me. “But some have been …

Keys to Success: Overcoming 5 Fears That Hold Entrepreneurs Back

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor's Note: A version of this article previously appeared at LewisHowes.com.</i><p>There are plenty of fears and excuses that hold us back from getting what we want as entrepreneurs. But success (and failure) is a choice.<p>When I started out in …

Why Entrepreneurs Must Harness the Power of Frequency

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of the young entrepreneurs I know are classic proof of the old adage that people tend to overestimate what they can do in a short period, and underestimate what they can do over a long period. They become frustrated when they are …

10 Reasons Why Financial Plans Aren't Just For The 1%

Financial plans are only for people with so much money, they don’t know what to do with it, right?<p>Actually, studies show that a comprehensive financial plan can benefit people at all income levels — but not a lot of Americans know this.<p>Only 31% of financial decision makers in families say they have …

How to Become a Real-Life Success Story | Inc.com

Most people spend their working lives stuck behind a desk in a dead-end job or lost forever in some middle management abyss. It's frustrating to live and sad to watch, but it is the reality of working life.<p>The good news is that there is a way out.<p>Strangely enough, it's more or less within your …

Motivation

The Missing Half of the Education Debate

As employers, as citizens, and as parents, executives the world over are increasingly becoming concerned about the education systems, especially post-high school, that are supposed to prepare young people for work and life. The crescendo of concern is shaping public discourse, policy debate, and …

Warren Buffett, age 44, explains the futility of playing the market

In 1975, shortly after joining the board of the Washington Post Company, Warren Buffett wrote a letter to the chairman and chief executive, Katherine Graham. He had some advice as to how the company should invest its pension accounts.<p>All 19 pages were recently published by Fortune, and are well …

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Top 5 Leadership Videos Less Than 5-Minutes Long

Mid-week inspiration for managers and leaders: Here are five of our most popular leadership video blogs.<p>Why Large-Scale Change, When Pushed Through Management, Fails <br>Management is great at the day-to-day operations. But since those same management systems fail 70% of the time at implementing …