Benjamin Jackson

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How I Started a Successful Online Business While Managing an Agency

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It all began with a single question: Could anyone start a small online business from scratch, with few resources and still be successful?<p>As an entrepreneur and manager of a digital agency in New York, I’ve worked alongside many different …

Turks shoot to kill as refugees cross border

Rich countries including Britain are failing Syrian refugees, report warns

Britain and other rich countries are failing to do their fair share in giving sanctuary to Syrian refugees, with just 1.39 per cent having been …

The Good Souls

Four Mental Habits Of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs tend to see circumstances as being within their control and have a high tolerance for ambiguity.<p>Every entrepreneur faces challenges, but only some do so successfully–and there’s no shortage of theories as to why. Some experts point to others to “mental toughness.” However you choose …

The Lesvos Fallout from the EU-Turkey Deal

UNHCR, MSF withdraw from Greece's refugee 'hotspots'

The UN refugee agency pulled out staff on Tuesday from facilities on Lesbos and other Greek islands being used to detain refugees as an international deal with Turkey came under further strain.<p>Greece began arresting everyone arriving in boats from Turkey after the agreement went into effect on …

North Africa

A passage to Europe

After hours of chats via various messaging apps, I meet Ibrahim for the first time in Sanliurfa, southeastern Turkey, in early March. Stepping off …

These Are the Most Motivational Books Ever Written | Inc.com

Three years ago, I identified the "Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time," but with a twist: I left the No. 1 spot blank and asked Inc.com readers to name their favorite.<p>In hundreds of comments, our readers named almost 300 books, but there were 18 that turned up consistently. Here are the books …

Motivation

Greek refugee camp is ‘as bad as a Nazi concentration camp', says minister

Refugees in Europe are living in conditions comparable to Nazi concentration camps, a senior Greek politician has said.<p>The Greek interior minister, …

25 Excellent Pieces of Advice That Most People Ignore | Inc.com

It's easy to find someone to tell you what you want to hear, but your true ally is one who tells you what you need to learn.<p>Give yourself an edge with these 25 gems of sage advice that most people ignore.<p><b>1. Take time to know yourself.</b> "Know thyself" said Aristotle. When you know who you are, you …

Self-improvement

Comment on In Theory Giorgio Agamben: the state and the concentration camp by Matt Lazarus

In some ways, this seems to be rebuttal of Frankfurt School theory (Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse), which tended to see modern consumerism (and various …

Human Rights

Dadaab: the city you cannot leave

For more than a decade now, Dadaab has held the dubious honour of being the world’s largest refugee camp.<p>Originally set up back in 1992 as a transit camp for those fleeing a war-torn Somalia, the refugee complex is home to over 350,000 mostly Somali refugees. It sits in one of the harshest terrains …

Africa

Inside a refugee camp in Jordan three years after the Syrian uprising began

The old man does not give his name. He does not say anything at all. Lying under a blanket on a thin mattress in the corner of a dark, prefabricated metal container that these days serves as home, he greets a visitor with a baleful stare. Then, slowly, he turns his face to the wall and pulls his …

My letter to 25 year-old me

When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense

Roe v. Wade -- Abortion Won the Day, but Sooner or Later That Day Will End<p>At the time of the <i>Roe v. Wade</i> decision, I was a college student — an …

Feminism

Money Isn't What Really Drives Your Business. It's These 3 Things. | Inc.com

The reality of starting a business is that it's really, really difficult to succeed. I know, because I have the scars to prove it.<p>It took me more than a decade and a whole lot of pain and frustration to get Infusionsoft to where it is today--a growing company with more than 650 people.<p>But if I look …

Small Business

Companies with a purpose beyond profit tend to make more money

One of the paradoxes of business is that the most profitable companies are not those that are most profit-focused.<p>In a survey titled “The Business …

Moria: When UN Camp Failed, Volunteers Built Their Own

<i>Ralph Burgess</i><p>If you need convincing that its the volunteers keeping refugees alive as they land in Europe, you need look no further than Moria.<p>Moria …

11 Quotes About Success From History's Greatest Entrepreneurs

"I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong," Benjamin Franklin once said. These attitudes of success are timeless and guide every entrepreneur's journey.<p>While there's an abundance of contemporary entrepreneurs worth quoting, I've long had a fascination with legendary …

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