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The 3 Decisions That Will Change Your Financial Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s nothing worse than a rich person who’s chronically angry or unhappy. There’s really no excuse for it, yet I see this phenomenon every day. It results from an extremely unbalanced life, one with too much expectation and not enough …

Self-improvement
Intel Corporation

GoPro: Kama The Surfing Pig

GoPro

10 Eye-Opening Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read | Inc.com

As anyone who reads this column knows, I'm a huge proponent of positive thinking. However, positive thinking is delusional unless it's based upon a clear understanding of how the business world really works.<p>Put another way: We can't make the world a better place unless we can first see things as …

Books
New York City

10 Things Every Customer Wants | Inc.com

Why does a customer buy from one vendor rather than another? According to research recently conducted by The Rain Group (detailed report here), customers tend to buy from sellers who are superlative at the following tasks:<p><b>1. Bring New Perspectives and Ideas</b><p>If customers could diagnose their own …

Customers
Venture Capital

Venture Capital, Pitching, and Business Love | Inc.com

Get over yourself. Be nice.<p>That was just some of the advice venture capitalists got at the last session of the National Venture Capital Association conference in San Francisco on Wednesday.<p>Just as entrepreneurs have boards of directors they need to satisfy, venture capitalists have limited …

Venture Capital

Sales Tips for Entrepreneurs: 8 Ways to Get Real | Inc.com

When was the last time someone shouted "buy, buy, buy!" at you and you went ahead and bought whatever it was the lunatic was trying to sell you?<p>That's what I thought. Force is not an effective sales tactic.<p>I know I won't buy anything from someone unless I trust the person. Whether you're pitching …

Selling

5 Resources I Give All Starting Out Entrepreneurs | Jacob S. Paulsen.com

By onSeptember 26, 2012 in Featured, Marketing<p>When you are starting a business your needs vary depending on what you are doing. I have found however, …

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Venture Capital

The 99% Success Formula | Inc.com

If you boil down every "success formula" that's ever been devised or published, you pretty much end up with the following:<p><b>1. Know where you're starting from. (A).</b><p>Every journey has a starting place. With the journey towards success, it's an understanding of yourself, the resources you have …

Goal Setting

Six Tips For Turning Your Hobby Into Your Job

How did you choose your profession? Did you pick a job that you thought would be easy? Or lucrative? Or glamorous? <i>Or</i>, did you pursue a career related to your interests and hobbies? Chances are, you didn’t base your decision on the latter—but you probably should have.<p><i>Why?</i> Hobbies are the things you …

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …

Venture Capital

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Tim Noble and Sue Webster are a dynamic duo based out of the UK. Using everyday things including rubbish, they've taken the idea of assemblages to a new level of transformative art. This one is constructed from 34 taxidermied animals including 6 rats, 1 mink, 8 carrion crows, 8 rooks, and 11 jackdaws. Check out more here: http://j.mp/1aoL4U6

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Travel Photography

Edward Snowden: the truth about US surveillance will emerge

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that the truth about the extent of surveillance carried out by US authorities would emerge, even if …

How to buy happiness

Op-Ed<p>How to buy happiness<p>The new science of spending points to a surprising conclusion: How we use our money may matter as much or more than how much of it we've got.<p>May 19, 2013|By Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton<p>Money spent on experiences, rather than material goods, leads to more happiness. …

Being Professionally Well Rounded Is Generally A Formula For Being Mediocre

In a work environment, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “Concentrate on improving your weaknesses.” It’s actually quite common in many corporations. The goal is to become professionally well rounded. It’s also a great way to be mediocre. And it’s almost certainly a way <i>not</i> to become very …

5 Business Model Components Every Entrepreneur Needs

Is your business on a collision course with a train, but yet you’re 100% focused on getting more people to like your Facebook page or follow you on Twitter?<p>Let me enlighten you: Big mistake.<p>If your core fundamentals are out of whack, so is your business.<p>Danny Iny, Founder and CEO of Firepole …

Gary Keller: How To Find Your One Thing

Gary Keller is chairman of the board and cofounder of Keller Williams Realty, Inc., one of the largest real estate companies in the world. He is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and finalist for Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year. He has helped many small business owners and …