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5 Toughest Personalities at Work--and How to Manage Them | Inc.com

Running a business would be easy if only you didn't have to manage people. The bigger your company grows, the smaller the likelihood that everyone in it will be easy to supervise. As the boss you always (or almost always) have the option to terminate anyone who is truly a drag on your company. But …

Narcissism

Silicon Valley Is Hacking Your Food | Inc.com

Software isn't eating your lunch…not just yet. But you've probably heard that a 24-year-old programmer who went through Y Combinator, Paul Graham's prestigious start-up bootcamp, is trying to prove humans don't need traditional food--you know, that texture-rich, tasty solid-form stuff that was or …

Silicon Valley

Determining Your Entrepreneur Style and Getting Past Your Business Blind Spots

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are leaders who can see into the future with inspired vision, championing highly competent teams to make the seemingly impossible possible. That is the intent at least. There <i>are</i> times when you may feel overwhelmed, work …

Less Is More: Why You’re Saying Too Much And Getting Ignored

In an age of information overload, brevity is the skill we need to be heard and be successful.<p>We’ve all heard the phrase “less is more” yet many of us still have a tendency to over-explain, send lengthy emails, and book hour-long meetings that only have 20 minutes of real content.<p>The problem is …

Great Management Questions from Paul Graham, Jim Collins, and Other Business Leaders | Inc.com

There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, avert catastrophes, and reveal unexpected paths to brighter destinations. Jim Collins, Marshall …

Leadership

Why Cheap, Outsourced SEO Will Cost You in the Long Run

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur and business owner, you undoubtedly receive several unsolicited emails and pre-recorded phone messages that claim to be able to propel your website to the top of Google for just a few hundred dollars a month. While …

Don't Let Your Big Personality Stand in the Way of the Startup's Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s the old saying that you hand a man a fish, he eats for one day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime. Entrepreneurs are very good at doing all the fishing themselves but often fail miserably at teaching the art of …

How Entrepreneurs Can Read to Lead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a leader is tough. On a daily basis you face all sorts of unexpected problems that no one trained you for.<p>How do you balance the demands of your business and family? How do you persuade your allies to believe in your mission? How do …

5 Entrepreneurs That Got Fired And Got The Best Revenge: Success

These leaders hit their personal lows–and it was just what they needed to achieve big success in the next step.<p>Getting fired might not be the most ideal way to learn a lesson, but the drive that comes later may be exactly what some people need to elevate into heights of success they could only …

How To Get An Interview At The Company You Want To Work For

Getting an interview at your dream company is no walk in the park. It takes dedication and persistence to make yourself known.<p>Produced by <i>Justin Gmoser</i>.<p><b>Follow BI Video: On Twitter</b>

Interviews

11 Questions You Should Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview

So, when the tables are turned and the interview asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best way to determine if you'd be happy working for this employer, and whether your goals are aligned with theirs.<p>"The very process of asking questions completely …

9 Tricks Brilliant Innovators Use To Come Up With Big Ideas

In "The Idea Hunter: How To Find The Best Ideas And Make Them Happen," management scholars Andy Boynton and Bill Fischer examine the world's most creative people and companies — with tons of best practices to be found inside.<p>"Habits and behaviors are more important than sheer brain power," Fischer …

Creativity

11 Productivity Hacks From Successful Entrepreneurs

To deal with all of these responsibilities, the best entrepreneurs figure out tricks that help them manage their time and maximize their efficiency.<p>In a recent Quora thread, startup execs responded to the question: "As a startup CEO, what is your favorite productivity hack?" We've highlighted some …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking | Inc.com

It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. Most of us develop a stable of people with whom we like to work. We know their styles, and they know ours. It's comfortable and expedient. It is easy …

Self-improvement

The 10 Most Profitable Software Companies in the World

Although software companies are working hard to keep up with competition, and adjust to newer technologies, the market is still experiencing …

Hi-tech satellites focus on Indian ocean - CNN Video

Silicon Valley Never Talks About The Real Reason You Don't Own A Smart Watch Or 'Wearable Tech'

Despite the fact that tech giants such as Google and Samsung are delving into wearables, the technology still hasn't gone mainstream. The capability has been around for years — there is no technical barrier to a watch that texts.<p>But there are physical, cultural and design barriers that are holding …

'Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls' Review: Through The Fire And Flames

The release of Diablo 3′s expansion, Reaper of Souls, represents the culmination of what might be one of the most dramatic quality turnarounds in gaming history. When the original Diablo 3 launched, though it improved on some aspects of its immortal predecessor, it was mostly heralded as a huge …

Nvidia Announces Beastly 12GB Titan Z Graphics Card

When Nvidia introduced the GTX Titan graphics card they weren’t sure how it would be received, especially with a $1000 MSRP. But not only did it become their flagship GPU, it sold exceptionally well to both creative professionals and gamers — a fact verified by multiple boutique PC vendors I’ve …

How Nvidia's Shield Just Became The Best Handheld Gaming Console Available

Nvidia's Shield doesn’t receive a fraction of the hype and fanfare normally associated with established handhelds from Sony and Nintendo. It may not even have the mindshare that niche devices like the Wikipad or Razer Edge have. That needs to change immediately, because Shield is poised to become …

9 Weird Things Highly Successful People Do To Be More Creative

According to Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson, eccentric people tend to be more creative because of something called "cognitive disinhibition." Basically, creative folks have less of a filter on their thoughts and actions, which makes them more likely to do things that don't follow the norms of …

The Most Ethical Companies In The World

We're so used to hearing about corporate scandals, lawsuits, and corruption today that it's easy to assume most companies bend the rules to their benefit. But it turns out that there are plenty of businesses that are giving back to the community through volunteer work, promoting ethical business …

'Eat, Pray, Love' Author Elizabeth Gilbert Gave A Fascinating TED Talk On The Dark Side Of Success

The book — "Eat, Pray, Love" — was a global success. It sold over 10 million copies, was translated into more than 30 languages, made it into the Oprah Book Club, and was adapted into a film starring Julia Roberts.<p>To her surprise, that success had a dark side. Gilbert worried that everyone who …

How To Wow Everyone In A Meeting And Leave Them Wanting More

In fact, meetings, with their committee mentality and tendency to perpetually defer decisions, were invented in large part to thwart new ideas, says Al Pittampalli, author of "Read This Before Our Next Meeting." "That doesn't mean it's impossible to sell your ideas. But you will need some courage …

How Chipotle Founder Steve Ells Got The Idea To Sell Burritos

Ells' idea for a simple burrito chain came from a humble source, writes Denise Lee Yohn, a brand expert and author of What Great Brands Do.<p>When Ells was working as a line cook making $12 an hour at a high-end restaurant, he couldn't afford to eat there.<p>Instead, he would fill up on cheap burritos …

The 20 Most Beloved CEOs In America

That's according to a new report by Glassdoor, an online jobs and careers community. The 2014 Highest-Rated CEOs report relied solely on the input of employees who elected to participate anonymously in an online company review survey. Respondents were asked to rate their CEO and say whether or not …

This Is What Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin's Resume Looked Like In 1996

This old version of Brin's resume, last updated in 1996, is making the rounds on Hacker News today.<p>The resume details some of Brin's earliest projects, including one titled "Movie Ratings," which sounds a lot like the recommendation engine built into today's entertainment apps such as …

Mobile Word Processing App Quip Updated with Comments, Likes and Themes

Quip, the collaborative word processing app for Android and iOS devices from ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor, has been updated today to add new social features.<p>Given Taylor’s background, and the general proliferation of Like buttons around the Web, it’s perhaps not too surprising to see the …