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The Only 2 Things You Should Be Discussing in Meetings | Inc.com

"Of the hundreds of companies I've worked with over the past 30 years, I repeatedly see only five types of communication," writes expert coach and consultant Christine Comaford in Forbes. "And only two of them drive results."<p>Those two are:<p><b>Requests</b>--When you need something from another person at the …

E-Mail

Naming Your Startup? Don't Stress About the Domain Name | Inc.com

Aaron Patzer built his company Mint.com into a $170 million business in just two years. How did he do it? In part, he has credited the company’s short and memorable domain name, Mint.com.<p>"Trust is a complex thing. There are some people you will never convince, and who to this day won’t buy anything …

Startups

How to Build a Company That Lasts Forever | Inc.com

Discount chains? Convenience stores? Churches?<p>"No," Max Krawinkel replies mildly, each time I press him on the seductiveness of a potential new market for his company's LED signs. "We only do them for gas stations."<p>Krawinkel is the seventh-generation owner of PWM, a 120-employee company born 208 …

Innovation

The Surprising (And Necessary) Similarities Between Entrepreneurs And Con Artists

While each is a master of turning your money into their money, one sells a lie that sounds possible, the other sells a possibility that could be made true.<p>In <i>American Hustle</i>, Christian Bale’s character–based on legendary conman Mel Weinberg–sells people phony artwork and fraudulent loans. As …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs’ Brains are Wired Differently

Windows of entrepreneurial opportunity can open unexpectedly and briefly, typically under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Founder entrepreneurs must therefore be alert, tolerant of ambiguity and able to respond quickly when opportunity knocks. But does this mean that founders´ brains work …

6 Personal Philosophies That Shaped Successful Entrepreneurs

We talked to several successful entrepreneurs to find out the philosophies that dictate their approach to work and life.<p>Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma–which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of …

Entrepreneurship

Banqueros: El bitcóin tiene un futuro limitado, porque es "extremadamente frágil"

El bitcóin, la moneda virtual, ha demostrado un éxito inesperado, pero su futuro como medio de intercambio de amplia aceptación es limitado, a causa …

Los países MINT, ¿los próximos gigantes emergentes a imagen de los BRIC?

El economista Jim O'Neill, responsable de acuñar el término BRIC, identifica otro bloque de gigantes económicos emergentes, el grupo de los países …

Los ricos se volvieron más ricos en 2013

Para los más adinerados 2013 ha sido un gran año, con un aumento de las 300 mayores fortunas en 524.000 millones de dólares, hasta los 3,7 billones. …

El bitcóin vuelve a superar los 1.000 dólares tras ser aceptado por Zynga

El valor del bitcóin superó nuevamente los 1.000 dólares después de que Zynga -compañía de juegos en línea creadora del célebre FarmVille, popular …

Billionaire Enclave Reborn: Richard Branson's Necker Island Is Back After A Two-Year Closure

The Hotel Detective hears lots of stories in his line of work, but three weeks ago, sitting next to Richard Branson at dinner on Necker Island, his private-island Caribbean resort, which has just reopened, he heard a great one.<p>Do you remember the hit record Tubular Bells?<p>That’s what I thought. The …

Facts And Figures On America's Richest

Bill Gates is the richest American for the 20th year in a row and has reclaimed the title of world’s richest person from Mexico’s Carlos Slim with a net worth of $72 billion. Warren Buffett, again number two, was the year’s biggest dollar gainer, having added $12.5 billion to his fortune. …

The Most Outrageously Expensive Home Purchases Of 2013

This year kicked off with the news of a record-breaker home sale price: $117.5 million for a nine-acre Woodside, Calif., estate purchased by billionaire and Softbank chief Masayoshi Son, Japan’s 2nd-richest man. It remains the highest price paid for a home in the U.S., ever.<p>Although the news hit …

Chuck Feeney: The Billionaire Who Is Trying To Go Broke

On a cool summer afternoon at Dublin’s Heuston Station, Chuck Feeney, 81, gingerly stepped off a train on his journey back from the University of Limerick, a 12,000-student college he willed into existence with his vision, his influence and nearly $170 million in grants, and hobbled toward the …

10 easy ways to make money in 2014

You’ve heard it before: Resolutions are for quitters. So don’t burden yourself with a list of useless declarations about not spending money in …

Personal Finance

George Soros warns that Chinese slowdown is biggest worry in 2014

George Soros is worried about China, and we should take note. The hedge fund boss, who built his fortune betting on the world's money markets, is …

How One Growth Company Brings On New Talent: Drexel Building Supply | Inc.com

Studies show a strong connection between three critical talent metrics--productivity, retention, and engagement--and how well a company addresses “onboarding,” the orientation and socialization that employees receive during their first 90 days on the job.<p>At Texas Instruments, for example, employees …

Customer Service

9 Great Ways To Prep For A Meeting With A Financial Adviser

If you have an appointment to meet with a Certified Financial Planner™, you may be feeling a mix of emotions ranging from excited, hopeful or even anxious about what could happen on that first big date to discuss your finances.<p>One way to ease your mind: Do everything that you can to be fully …