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Want to Build a Big National Brand? Here's Advice From a Founder Who's Done It Twice. | Inc.com

<i>(This post is part of a series about the founders of some great American brands. You may want to check out previous posts about the founder of Dunkin' Donuts, and the founder of Under Armour. Got a suggestion about which company I should do next? Contact me here.)</i><p>Ron Shaich was a college student in …

Business Strategy

Why Success Requires Much More Than Natural Talent

When you go on the internet or turn on the television to witness high-achievers changing the world, earning millions or billions, breaking …

How Two Broke Students Opened A Girls’ School In A Kenyan Slum

How could two twentysomethings in a slum build a school and nonprofit organization that changes a community for generations to come?<p>A lot of college students want to save the world, but few move to the places that need it most to make a difference.<p>When Jessica Posner (now Jessica Posner Odede), an …

5 Reasons Why You Should Love Life The Way It Is | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life can be a mixture of unique experiences, people and places, a precious gift, a magical spiritual journey, and your own fairytale.<p>But only if you …

What It’s Like To Go Without Complaining For A Month

How different would your life be if you cut complaining out of it altogether? Is it even possible?<p>For the month of February, Leah Shapiro had one goal: no complaining.<p>“I think I just wanted to be more self-aware and mindful of what I was putting out there,” she says. Shapiro and more than 1,000 …

5 Popular Habits of Happy & Successful People

Does your life flow effortlessly, or do you find yourself in an overwhelming mess thinking “<i>There aren’t enough hours in the day!</i>” on a daily …

Is Human Intelligence Rising With Each Generation?

Millennials tend to get a bad rap from older generations for being entitled, self-absorbed and unfocused. They are not the first young generation to be maligned by an older one, a tradition that doesn't have much basis in reality. In fact, research consistently shows that human intelligence scores …

3 Ways To Prevent Work From Taking Over Your Employees’ Lives

Keeping work and personal life balanced is an individual battle–but managers can make it a little easier for their teams to juggle it all.<p>No matter how many books you read or management strategies you try, there will always be a struggle to find a true work-life balance for any career.<p>Any good …

5 dangerous things you should let your kids do

At TED U, Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, spells out 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do -- and why a little danger is good …

Kids

What’s Wrong With Being Cool

“Popularity was fickle and elusive, like trying to catch fireflies in a jar. You were either born with it or relegated to wallflower status according …

Why Relying on Digital Maps May Lead Us Mentally Astray

As we navigate our way through the world, sometimes we just need to stop and Instagram the flowers. Be sure when you do, the path is on your turn by turn navigation. You wouldn’t want to have to read any unnecessary road signs. Make sure you tweet about missing your exit to your house though, since …

Hess Surfboards: The Box

*beard not included<p><b>Hess Surfboards</b> <br>The Box<p>Some boards are built to be ridden hard for six months, then tossed, full of pressure dings and delams, …