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15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Bill Gates

Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018 | Inc.com

Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I've gathered the best inspiring quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here's our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for 2018.<p>Monday January 1, 2018<p>"There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is …

Motivation

10 Insanely Toxic Habits You Need to Destroy to Be Successful | Inc.com

We all want to be successful, but we don't want to face what's holding us back. Many of us ignore blind spots, only to fall prey to our shortcomings down the line. So how can we trim the fat, cut our faults to the bone, and get into the habit of success?<p>Here are 10 toxic habits you need to destroy …

Self-improvement

24 Books Successful People Read | Inc.com

People who do great things typically are serious about self-improvement, which often is served in the form of a book. Here are two dozen good ones, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel<p>"This is a …

Michael Jordan

25 Top Podcasts That Will Spark Your Entrepreneurial Vision

Listening to a podcast while going to and from work is a rare example of successful multitasking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever heard anyone say that the trend is your friend? Sure, if something is getting a lot of attention, you probably should examine it …

Entrepreneurship

How Working for a Bad Boss Made These Women Better

Wouldn't you love to glean success secrets from some of the most powerful women in the world?<p>I interviewed 52 such women. Nearly two-thirds are experienced chief executives of public companies. They currently lead many well-known businesses, including General Motors, IBM, Campbell Soup and Popeyes …

15 Enlightening Rumi Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Rumi was a famous poet who has influenced countless generations across the world.<p>He has been described as the most popular poet ever and best selling …

These 7 Free Podcasts Will Save You $100,000 On a Wharton MBA | Inc.com

I had a great experience studying for my MBA at Wharton. I learned about subjects I had never studied at college or picked up in my first job as an account manager at an advertising agency: Finance, accounting, marketing, organizational theory, operations, business law, negotiation strategies, and …

Entrepreneurship

Hating Hillary

TO UNDERSTAND how well-regarded Hillary Clinton was as a senator and then as secretary of state, forsake those closest to her. A coterie of longtime …

Government

Business Insider

"Software is eating the world."

Three Email Habits That Kill Your Whole Team’s Productivity

The way managers communicate sets expectations for how everyone on staff communicates.<p>Eric, a client of mine, owned and ran a successful service firm with sales of $3.5 million per year and a healthy profit margin. But, he told me, “We’re bursting at the seams. I’m working six or seven days a week, …

Productivity

7 crucial lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Motivation

Let It Flow: 10 of the Best Books on Creativity

The best books about creativity can simultaneously spark new ideas in the reader while also giving them a compelling narrative to follow. Sometimes this can come from writers or artists taking a step back and recounting the ways in which their craft comes together; in other cases, it might involve …

Creativity

How to Do Influencer Marketing Like a Pro?

What does Swarovski, Louis Vuitton and Gucci have in common? Apart from the fact that they are all luxury brands, which is obvious, all these brands tried influencer marketing and emerged as pros. Gucci hired top social media influencer and graffiti artist, Trouble Andrew, to take over Instagram …

Public Relations

17 signs you're intelligent — even if doesn't feel like it

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."<p>That conventional wisdom is backed up by a Cornell University study …

Psychology

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading-- a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Literature

12 Ways to Know You Genuinely Have Emotional Intelligence

Genuine people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Discover the unique habits that cause them to radiate with energy and confidence.<p>There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the …

Emotional Intelligence

Ad of the Day: Tourism Stunt Gets People to Call the Quietest Place in Switzerland

Sometimes, it takes an entire village … to answer the telephone.<p>To wit: Tschlin, a bucolic community nestled in the majestic mountains of eastern …

Advertising Industry

Here Are the Many, Many Ways Your Business Can Get in Trouble for Tweeting the Olympics

The Olympics will soon set social media on fire, but your business probably won't be able to talk about it.<p>This year's modifications to the Olympics' …

Advertising Industry

10 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Ridiculously Productive

Ahhh, productivity. The revered topic in both the business and personal world. It seems we’re all looking for a magic bullet to help us get more done …

Eric Ries

10 Quotes to Inspire Reflection | Inc.com

Just as water reflects your image as you gaze into it, when you look inside yourself, you see who you really are. Your knowledge and success with others is directly related to your self-knowledge.<p>Excellence is built from the inside out. So, reflect on who you are, what you can be and where you are …

German Philosophy

Attention Facebook Advertisers: This Brand-New Targeting Feature Is a Game-Changer

Facebook's ad platform continues to take steps forward, and much of it is happening with increased specificity in creating custom audiences. Previously, advertisers could target Facebook users who had already subscribed to their e-mail list or Facebook users who had already been on a brand's …

Marketing

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

Public Speaking

10 Timeless Habits That Will Change Your Life Right Now

Use these as a template for living an awesome life. The first step is to get intentional about one of them. Then the rest will follow.<p>I've had many low points in life, the lowest stemming from a divorce that led to months of recovery from depression and anxiety.<p>It was also the best thing that ever …

Happiness

7 Must-Read Classic Business Books | Inc.com

Summer vacation. For most founders of early-stage and fast-growth companies those two words together are about as foreign as snow in August. Still, summer does tend to slow down the pace somewhat.<p>So whether you are one of the lucky ones who's managed to negotiate a few days on the beach or you …

Entrepreneurship

5 Business Proverbs Smart People Never Say | Inc.com

If a saying is old or common enough, people tend to accept it without much thought. Advice like "always follow your heart" and "what they don't know won't hurt them" isn't only wrong; it's dangerous.<p>I spoke recently with Alexander Kjerulf, founder of Woohoo Inc. Kjerulf is recognized as an expert …

Employment

33 Books Millennials Need to Read Before Turning 30 | Inc.com

Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never …

Books

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

Happiness

The World's Top 20 Cities, According to That Dude Who Visited Every Country

<i>By: Gunnar Garfors</i><p><i>Credit: Courtesy of Gunnar Garfors</i><p>I've been to a few cities in my quest to visit all 198 countries in the world, and I've written a book about it called <i>198: How I Ran Out of Countries</i>. But this list is about the top 20 cities that I love -- based on the people, the food, the fun, …

Tel Aviv

6 Things You Might Not Think Are Harassment But Definitely Are (Because Apparently We Need To Clear A Few Things Up)

I never cease to be astounded by the way that some people react to stories of harassment in the street. Just yesterday, we shared a story about a …