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This is Why Entrepreneur Tim Ferriss Should be on Your Radar | Inc.com

Most people only dream of escaping the trappings of a traditional 9 to 5 workweek. The idea of having more time to spend on personal pursuits and enjoyment is attractive, for obvious reasons, but feels unattainable by the masses, like catching a unicorn.<p>Tim Ferriss decided he wasn't going to accept …

Self-improvement

The 7 Best Retirement Stocks No One Talks About

The hunt for the best retirement stocks is like the hunt for the best pizza — much of it is a matter of taste. Do you want income or capital …

Retirement

Muslim Babies Likely to Outnumber Others by 2035, Report Says

For years, more babies were born to Christian women than to women of any other religion, but not for much longer: Islam is expected to take the global lead by 2035, according to a report released on Wednesday documenting the coming ebbs and flows of world religions.<p>Even as they change rank, …

Demographics

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People | Inc.com

Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from reading books or articles such as this one, but it's certainly a good start.<p>The real success factor comes from the …

Self-improvement

How To Retire At 62 And Live To 100 With Only A Million Bucks

Ted and Mary will be making a cautious journey to retirement.<p>These retirees face some challenging risks with a goal of living to 100 and $1,000,000 …

How to pay zero tax on £100k savings - even if you're a higher earner

"Ninety-five per cent of savers will be taken out of income tax altogether." That was the promise made by George Osborne, the then chancellor, when he announced a new savings tax regime in the 2015 Budget.<p>But actually managing to avoid paying any tax on your savings can be easier said than done.<p>To …

I Made This Stupid Mortgage Mistake. Here's What I Learned.

Your mortgage payment isn't the only housing expense you need to account for.<p>The scary thing about owning a home is that you never know what expenses …

9 Things Good Leaders Never Do When Running a Meeting | Inc.com

Successful leaders know that meetings, while important, are also incredibly expensive.<p>The next time you're in a meeting, mentally add up the hourly rates of everyone in the room.<p>Then factor in the opportunity cost for what every person could be achieving instead of sitting and listening to Stewart …

Management

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule

<b>Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.</b><p>In the article “Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong”, the researchers behind …

Best Types of Funds to Invest When in Your 30s and 40s

Best Funds to Invest in Your 30s and 40s<p>How to Invest With the Best Types of Mutual Funds in Your Middle Years<p>Updated September 21, 2017<p>Are there …

Investing

The 50 best video games of all time, according to critics on Metacritic

There are dozens of ways you could put together a list of the best video games ever made.<p>You could look to classics, like "Super Mario Bros." here. You could look at impact on the medium, or highest sales. You could write down your personal favorites on a bunch of pieces of paper, then throw them …

Metal Gear

10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Reading is the only proven shortcut to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>One of the best ways …

11 of the Clearest Bodies of Water in the Entire World

In the Maldives, you can see the ocean floor from your hotel room.<p>If you've ever said "pass" to jumping into a lake, because it was so murky you couldn't see your feet, you're no alone. The feeling can be, well, unsettling. But you'll never run into that problem at these lakes, bays or coastlines. …

4 Product Management Mistakes That Will Drive You Crazy

Most startup leaders still don't understand the basic components of leading a product team. Do you?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the hardest things I had to do when first getting started with my business was getting organized. Not having an MBA, the first year …

10 Ways to Turn Failures Into Successes | Inc.com

The most prolific and successful entrepreneurs of our time embrace the idea of failures as successful stepping stones. Thomas Edison once said, about how long it took to invent the lightbulb, "I have not failed 10,000 times - I've successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work." If you've only …

Business Strategy

12 Ways to Identify the Future Leaders of Your Company Right Now | Inc.com

Let's face it: At the core of every successful company is a team of good leaders making good decisions.<p>When you set out to identify future leaders to move your company forward, do you know what to look for? Could you easily identify what each of their futures holds?<p>Better yet, if you're not a …

Human Resources

The 5 Secrets of Today's Billionaires (And What They Have to Teach You About Producing More With Less) | Inc.com

The world today is different in many ways, one key way is how the most successful business leaders have learned to break the chain between one hour of time worked and one unit of value created.<p>Time cards and grueling days don't help business leaders create value. We create value by what we do with …

Self-improvement

7 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Succeed | Inc.com

Everyone wants to succeed, but not everyone knows how to succeed.<p>There are many things that will help us go the distance, but few are as empowering and inspiring as a TED Talk.<p>Listening to a TED Talk is a great way to gain information, discover new sources of innovation, and jump-start your life …

TED Talks

10 Worst traits of even the great entrepreneurs

Share39<p>Tweet<p>Share7<p>+11<p>Shares 47<p>The difference between success and failure in entrepreneurship can have a lot to do with your own traits and habits. …

Entrepreneurship

13 Secrets to Being Super Successful | Inc.com

Super successful people understand that there are traits, behaviors, and actions they must take in order to succeed.<p>Their thinking is, "I will do what it takes to get to where I want to go" They know success doesn't come to them. They have to go out and get it for themselves.<p>Here are 13 ways super …

Self-improvement

7 Things Every Partnership Agreement Needs To Address

Businesses set up as partnerships, legal entities where two or more people own and run a business, enable companies to benefit from multiple owners’ diverse knowledge, skills, and resources. A partnership is similar to a sole proprietorship, and each partner owns a portion of the business’s assets …

Small Business

Five Things That Should Keep An Entrepreneur Up At Night

There seem to be a lot of lists out there that enumerate things an entrepreneur should NOT worry about. But let’s face it, there are certainly things that SHOULD keep you up at night. Here’s my list. What’s on yours?<p><b>1. Am I building something that lots of customers will pay for?</b><p>You’re small. You’re …

Business Strategy

How to start investing if you have $1,000 or less

There are plenty of benefits to having cash in the bank.<p>But after you have paid off most of your debt and your emergency fund is set, investing some of your money can increase the chances that it will grow over time.<p>In a period when interest rates on savings accounts are near zero, taking some risk …

Retirement

10 Steps to quickly become a successful entrepreneur

Share18<p>Tweet<p>Share100<p>+13<p>Shares 121<p>Succeeding as an entrepreneur takes hard work and persistence because, unfortunately, there is no business-startup …

Motivation

The Most Dangerous Mindset That Is Killing Your Success, and How to Silence It

Positive mindsets are not enough to achieve our goals. We must shed the negative mindsets that undermine our beliefs that we are capable of greatness.<p>Mindset is the single most important factor in stabilizing our challenges. I intentionally use the word "stabilize" because the truth is that life …

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

10 Highest Dividend Stocks on the S&P 500 -- Are Any Worth Buying?

Image Source: Getty Images.<p>The average stock on the S&P 500 index pays a dividend yield of 2.41%, but some are paying much more. Here's a chart of the 10 highest-paying dividend stocks on the S&P 500, and which ones might be the best choices to buy and hold for the long term.<p>Dividend yields current …

Investing

10 Habits of Incredibly Successful Entrepreneurs

We all want to be the most successful version of ourselves, whether it be a top athlete, business owner or a good mother. The most successful people …

7 Dividend Stocks With Big Yields to Buy ASAP

The Federal Reserve gave the "all clear" to high-dividend stocks when it held off raising rates. Go full steam ahead on these seven.<p>If there has been …