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5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

6 Must-Read Books That Will Unlock Your Inner Mental Strength

They all contain valuable insight on making the process work better for you.<p><i>What are the best books to read for mental strength? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni,</b> …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative | Inc.com

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Creativity

The 10 Best Books of 2017, According to Barack Obama | Inc.com

What has former president Barack Obama been doing since leaving office in January 2017? There was jury duty, a few speeches, kitesurfing with Richard Branson, and of course some golf, but it looks like our last president still had plenty of time to kill last year.<p>"With some extra time on my hands …

Books

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

Books

The 9 Best Books on Investing to Buy in 2018

Get smart and get rich with these good reads<p>Updated February 06, 2018<p>Whether you’re an experienced trader or you’re thinking about wading in and …

Investing

12 of the Best Business Books of 2017, According to the Stanford Business School | Inc.com

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 make good holiday gifts, too:<p>1. Good to …

Self-improvement

6 Best Brain-Boosting Podcasts to Listen to Over Your Lunch Break | Inc.com

Until a year ago, I belonged to the 80 percent of Americans who don't listen to podcasts. I couldn't find time in my day to dedicate to listening. Then, last March, during a weekly lunch meeting with fellow business designers, we got into a discussion about NPR's Planet Money. One thing led to …

How to Build an Entire Portfolio With Only the Best of Vanguard Funds

Build a Portfolio With the Best Vanguard Funds<p>A Sample Portfolio of Vanguard Funds<p>Updated November 22, 2017<p>It's not difficult to spot the best …

5 Signs That You're About to Burn Out | Inc.com

While we all know the value of working hard and pushing ourselves beyond our limits, there's definitely a limit to how much we're able to do that on a regular basis. Even the best leaders and workers know that, if you fail to take any time for yourself to rest and recuperate, you'll be much more …

12 Negative Habits You Should Give Up If You Want to Be Successful | Inc.com

When it comes to "achieving success," the hardest thing for people to wrap their heads around tends to be the idea that small wins add up to big victories. It's a whole lot easier to imagine the end goal, the big celebration, than to think about each tiny step along the way it will take to get …

Time Management

7 Ways to Work Smarter and Improve Your Luck in Business | Inc.com

Don't you wish you could be as lucky as Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, who always seem to be in the right place at the right time for their business ideas to thrive?<p>After many years of working in large companies as well as small, and watching the people that succeed, I'm convinced that luck has very …

Steal Dustin Johnson's Power Move and Add 10 Yards Off The Tee

Late in 2015, Dustin Johnson traded his lifelong draw for a fade. The switch allowed him to keep his monster length off the tee while improving his …

7 Career Mistakes That Are Holding You Back From Success

Are you dreaming big enough?<p><i>What are the common mistakes people make that ruin their lives? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas Schwekendiek, life coach, speaker, and writer, on …

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14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

14 Habits of the Most Likable People | Inc.com

When you're in a highly competitive field, talent and intelligence are prerequisites.<p>To excel, it helps to know how to connect with others and develop relationships. Nothing replaces a charismatic personality.<p>Napoleon Hill, author of "Think and Grow Rich" — one of the top-selling books of all time …

Golden Rule Reigns Supreme | Inc.com

Having written an article about <i>Taking Action on Great Advice</i>, I had the pleasure of a follow-up conversation with Stephen Barnes, CEO of Hong Kong Visa Geeza. In addition to making millions by incorporating much of Seth Godin's philosophies, Stephen shared some incredible insights from Warren …

9 Ways to Make Business Travel a Blast | Inc.com

For many people business travel can get old real fast. Crowded planes, jammed seats, weather delays, rushing around, and traffic jams can fray the nerves and create fatigue. At best, being a regular road warrior can give you some perks like time in the lounge, but these days you have to log a lot …

One of the Most Important Items You Need to Have on Your Daily “To Do List” | Inc.com

A few years ago my typical work practice was to get to the office very early in the morning. I would set about making my 'to do' list for the day, which typically had about a million items on it in my attempt to do as much as I possibly could. Of course, it would be impossible to get everything …

A Better Alternative to Performance Evaluations | Inc.com

In an entrepreneurial world, classical job performance evaluations are often of little use. They are too specific, too static, and often fail to pick up subtleties and nuances. The entrepreneurial organization is constantly shifting--demands are never constant and deadlines frequently seem to be …

Decoding leadership: What really matters

New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior.<p><b>Telling CEOs</b> these days that leadership …

The hidden costs of operational risk

The impact of an operational-risk crisis far exceeds the actual loss. Companies can protect their shareholder value by preparing in advance.<p><b>Many</b> …

Making connections: An industry perspective on the Internet of Things

The CEO of semiconductor company CSR, Joep van Beurden, discusses the progress—and growing pains—of the Internet of Things market.<p><b>Semiconductor</b> …

Inside a hedge fund: An interview with the managing partner of Maverick Capital

What should a company do when a hedge fund shows up among its investors?<p><b>The hedge fund industry</b> now comprises more than 8,500 funds around the world …

Agenda of a shareholder activist

Fund managers should be good owners, not just traders, believes the head of Europe’s leading shareholder-activist fund.<p><b>Strong signs of shareholder</b> …

All P/Es are not created equal

High price-to-earnings ratios are about more than growth. Understanding the ingredients that go into a strong multiple can help executives make the …

Do carve-outs make sense?

Yes, but not for the reasons you might think.<p><b>Many CEOs consider</b> equity carve-outs (Exhibit 1) too good to miss: a financial instrument that increases …

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Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents' | James Flynn