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Mark Cuban Says Forget Your Passion and Focus on This Instead

The time you spend will increase your chances of success<p>Mark Cuban says being told to focus on your passion is one of the biggest lies people are given regarding career advice. This is focusing on the wrong thing and does not account for the full picture. If you focus on only your passion you may …

Mark Cuban

Follow These 3 Rules For Making Decisions and Your Business Will Never Stop Growing

Paralysis by analysis stops so many entrepreneurs from becoming successful.<p>Over the years, I have encountered a lot of managers, directors, vice presidents, and (even) C-level executives who have a hard time "pulling the trigger" on a decision.<p>This is how a "culture of indecision" spreads like …

Leadership

5 Types of Customers Who Will Stop You From Growing a Million Dollar Company | Inc.com

To build a successful high-growth business model, you need happy customers. It is a reality that we all face as true business leaders. However, some customers are more difficult to please than others, which can leave your company hitting plateaus in revenue.<p>You can build a company with the best …

Customers

4 Ways To Go From Manager To Leader

Perhaps you’re in a leadership role but don’t feel like you’ve earned the respect from your team. Maybe you feel like they don’t even like you. As a career coach to millennials, I’ve had plenty of new managers come to me, desperate to win approval from their team. It’s a classic case of manager …

Leadership

The Art of Strategy Is About Knowing When to Say No

When HubSpot was in its earliest stages, I used to say yes to almost anything: new features, new initiatives, new ideas. It empowered my team to move fast and get things done. I prided myself on being a “yes” man. We were working hard on getting product-market fit right, so anything we could do to …

Management

This Homemade Pizza Dough Just Calls for 2 Simple Ingredients

Did you know that you can make the most amazing pizza dough with just two ingredients? Sound too good to be true? Perhaps, but after you try this fun food hack, you’ll forget all about delivery and want to make these every time you’re craving a slice. Plus you can top it with anything you’d like, …

How to build a business empire with Instagram

What does it take to succeed online? Shouldn’t real-world influence transfer into the digital world? The introduction of computers and smartphones has changed the business world and yet many still do not understand how new digital platforms fit into the business realm. These platforms are a new …

We Have Found the Perfect Egg Recipe!

My favorite desserts star any derivative of whipped egg whites, be it meringue, soufflé, or marshmallows, so when I saw this savory recipe for "egg clouds" from <b>The Perfect Egg</b> by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park, I scrambled to make it. The concept is simple: beat egg whites until stiff, then form …

Breakfast

How to Make Pizza, According to a Real Italian Chef

When the pizza is delivered, rather than pacing yourself and just having a slice or two, you dig in and devour the whole eight-piece large pie. About …

Want to Be Super Successful? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 10 Things | Inc.com

We all have the same amount of time. That's why people who are more productive -- and successful -- use their time more effectively.<p>And that's why my <i>Inc.</i> colleague Chris Winfield is such a great resource for entrepreneurs.<p>Chris is an entrepreneur and writer, and if you like this post (and the next …

Productivity

5 negative behaviors that are holding you back in your career without you realizing it

However, your attitude might be the very reason that's not happening. While you may think you are working hard and doing what is expected, you may not realize that you are exhibiting behaviors that are serving as barriers to your advancement.<p>I've seen these five negative behaviors firsthand and …

Entrepreneurship

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

Ancient Civilization

A 4-Step Process for Selling Your Sales Team on Your Product

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m from a family of salespeople and nothing grates on me more than a salesperson representing something they don’t believe in. Any company is better off with a shiny website touting features than with a live person who feels a competitor …

Selling

Here's a young Steve Jobs giving the best advice on hiring, success and failure

We dug up two videos that will maybe give you a glimpse of both his brilliance and his difficult sides (thanks to YouTube channel EverySteveJobsVideo).<p>In one video, he talks about Apple's fanatical hiring processes in the early days. At 1:56 you can see a shade of his difficult side when he says …

Silicon Valley
Customer Service

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 4

Vivek Singh’s masala omelette<p>This is quite simply my kind of soul food. I remember taking masala omelette and bread in my lunch box pretty much every day of my 10-odd years of school. I don’t care if it’s cooked too much or soft, whether cold or hot, I can have a masala omelette any day of the …

Breakfast

23 Wonderfully Cozy Things You Need To Bake This Fall

If you bake one thing this fall, let it be all of these things.

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

Self-improvement

What to Do First When Managing Former Peers

<i>STEVEN MOORE FOR HBR</i><p>You just learned that you’ve been promoted and will now be managing a team of your former peers — exciting news! That is, until the moment you realize that your good fortune means disappointment for your coworkers who didn’t get the job. When you’re promoted over people who have …

Leadership

How to Really Motivate Salespeople

Before I became a business school professor, I worked as a management consultant. One engagement in particular had a profound influence on my career. The project involved working with the Asia-based sales force of a global consumer products company. This company practiced “route sales,” which meant …

Management

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

Design

How to Write a Great Business Plan (Harvard Business Review Classics)

Publication Date: <b>March 01, 2008</b><p>Judging by all the hoopla surrounding business plans, you'd think the only things standing between would-be entrepreneurs and spectacular success are glossy five-color charts, bundles of meticulous-looking spreadsheets, and decades of month-by-month financial …

Management

12 Hard Truths About Leadership That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

The way to learn is to learn from truths; the way to thrive is to take those truths and implement them in your own life. Here are 12 truths that will help you succeed triumphantly.<p><b>1. Embrace your mistakes and learn from them.</b><br>Mistakes happen. Don't judge yourself by your mistakes--look at them as …

Self-improvement

11 Vegetables Anyone Can Grow on Their Own

1. <b>Sprouts</b><p>Growing your own sprouts is quite easy, and you don't need a whole lot of space either; they can even be grown indoors. Sprouts may be …

9 Books Every Aspiring Leader Needs to Read

There are more than a million business books in print, and thousands more published every year. But what if, for some reason, you were only allowed …

The Workplace

Healthy Breakfast Recipes to start your day off right

Food bloggers and authors share some of their top healthy breakfast recipes, from sweet potato pancakes to guilt-free ice cream...<p>Breakfast doesn’t …

Breakfast

The Sales Director Who Turned Work into a Fantasy Sports Competition

Now that everything we do at work can be observed, measured, tracked, and reported — thanks to sensing technologies and cheap processing power — more organizations are relying heavily on “the data” to manage employees’ performance. They’re striving to assess people strictly on merit: how productive …

Fantasy Sports

Teaching Smart People How to Learn

Any company that aspires to succeed in the tougher business environment of the 1990s must first resolve a basic dilemma: success in the marketplace increasingly depends on learning, yet most people don’t know how to learn. What’s more, those members of the organization that many assume to be the …

Management
Vocabulary