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10 Digital Marketing Tactics that have Stood the Test of Time

While many businesses get tied up with trying to crack social media as their current tool of choice, there are plenty of old school digital marketing …

Marketing

It’s Time To Tell Your Favorite Websites To F**k Off

Admit it–your time at work is just a smokescreen for your true passion: professional procrastination.<p>Your ability to juggle what you should be doing on your computer with the 50 other tabs that don’t have anything to do with anything is truly astounding. How you manage to “x” out a site just as …

How to Rewire Your Brain for Success | Inc.com

The most recent edition of <i>The New Yorker</i> magazine contains an article about neuroscientists who study the way the brain retrieves memories. What they've found out is probably the most important breakthrough of all time in the field of success training.<p>How the Brain Remembers<p>Most people think about …

The Brain

Why a Traditional 4-Year Degree is a Terrible Investment | Inc. Magazine

The 1 Time Saver That Makes My Hectic Entrepreneur Schedule Possible | Inc.com

"I don't want to spend any time on my business today," my friend said to me over the phone recently as we began our weekly 15-minute coaching session. "I just want to know the answer to one simple thing," he continued.<p>"How do you do it?" my friend asked me. "How do you go from meeting to meeting to …

Productivity

Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

<b>Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.</b><p>In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25% of certain brain cells dying, according to a study in The Journal of Neuroscience.<p>If the same is true in humans, it may be futile to try to …

The Brain

How to Recover From an Epic Fail | Inc.com

The term "epic fail" gets bounced around a fair amount and probably means different things to different people. In my mind, an epic fail is when you fail to achieve a goal that's an essential part of your life story. It might be the failure of a business you always wanted to start, or a book you …

Motivation

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

There’s more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s …

Bestsellers

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Decision? Everyone. | Inc.com

A leader's daily decision checklist is daunting: From hiring or firing to major business changes, every judgment call carries with it some level of risk. A bad choice could result in a toxic hire or a new product launch that crashes and burns. Perhaps more frightening, one poor decision could scar …

Management

Sometimes Good Enough is Good Enough | Inc.com

I'm a big believer in the key tenets of Steve Blank's <i>The Four Steps to the Epiphany</i> and Eric Ries's <i>The Lean Startup.</i> Particularly, I like to see start-ups follow the authors' approach to finding what both call product/market fit.<p>One of the key concepts of product/market fit is that you should not …

Product Management

8 Tasks You Should Delegate Today

This story appears in the January 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>When Matthew Levey launched his all-natural beef-jerky company in 2010, he and his two co-founders rode their bikes to as many New York City grocery stores as they could to conduct in-store demos and sign up new accounts. After …

University of Chicago

The 4 Subtle Changes That Unlock Time and Ideas | Inc.com

Don't call it a resolution.<p>Though I'm all for new beginnings and building a better life, I also don't believe that unrealistic aspirations or over-dramatic life changes amount to much more than disappointment. If you really want to win back time and get better at your job, here are four subtle, …

Profit

5 Tips for Successful Reinvention | Inc.com

In late 2008, the financial crisis terminated my 25-year mortgage career and my <i>Inc.</i> 500 company.<p>I lost everything and was forced to reinvent myself. I began a 5-year journey of rebuilding. Some of my original skills were useful; others I had to develop. I had to take new risks and most of all I had …

Business Strategy

How to give your kids everything but a sense of entitlement

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion of a recent story in the Wall Street Journal that struck a chord with both my husband and me.<p>Both of us hail from immigrant families who arrived to the US in the 1970s. Both of us grew up …

Kids

7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders

As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the many hallmarks of his leadership was <b>trust</b>. The greatest leaders in the world gravitated toward Mr. Mandela because he was genuinely trustworthy and his purpose was …

5 Ways to Run Your Company Like a Well-Oiled Machine | Inc.com

If you invited a consultant into your business to observe how it's run, determine how employees feel about their job and the company's leadership, and to review the effectiveness of your systems, could you predict the outcome? You may think so, but in my experience the results of such reviews take …

Leadership

What Long Hours Really Mean

In the tech and design sectors there’s a lot of folks working long hours, like 70+ hours a week. There’s a certain …

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

Author: Joshua Davis. Joshua Davis Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You can read a version of this story in …

4 Questions That Will Change Your Business Forever

How long does it take to really improve a business? Much less time than you think. I have seen hundreds of businesses changed in minutes.<p>Just by asking a few carefully selected questions.<p>The right question can really focus your mind on what’s important in your business – and reveal answers that can …

How to Get Everything Done By Doing Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs subscribe to the philosophy: "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." This mantra, accepted by many small-business owners as fact, is only half true. If you want something done right once and you …

Small Business

7 Quiet Career Truths That Speak Volumes

Lately, I have been writing less. With the economy picking up, our marketing and sales recruiters are busier.<p>I’ve also come to learn that in business sometimes it’s strategically (and monetarily) beneficial to remain under the radar.<p>As I sat down to write, I began looking over interviewing and …

How I Learned To Get The Most Out Of Every Week’s 168 Hours

Would you rather flip through a Pottery Barn catalog or train for and run a half-marathon? The secret to time management is all about priorities.<p>I’ve always loved the phrase “the truth will set you free.”<p>While I’ll admit that objectivity is hard to achieve, when you face reality as head on as …

Time Management

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Time Management

Want To Increase Your Productivity? Take Control Of Your Time

A friend of mine recently told me about a problem she was having at work. <i>“I usually think I have enough time to get things done, but something always comes up and then I’m behind schedule on projects,”</i> she said. <i>“My boss spoke to me about this, and I’m worried that if it happens again she’ll include</i> …

5 Tips To Stay Productive All Day Long

You’re in a slump, huh? Join the crowd. Time to crank up that stereo, shut down your Facebook window, and then catch some Zs, to get back on track.<p>So you’re having trouble getting through the day in one productive piece.<p>Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there.<p>Staying productive is hard. …

Time Management
Business Strategy

5 Videos You Must Watch Before Starting a Business | Inc.com

As any seasoned entrepreneur can tell you, starting a business is not always easy. From leadership to fundraising to recruiting, there are plenty of potholes in which you can get stuck as a fledgling founder.<p>Luckily, you can learn from the experiences of successful entrepreneurs who were once in …

Entrepreneurship

9 Biggest Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make | Inc.com

Entrepreneurship, at its best, is synonymous with learning. Don't let the overnight success stories fool you. The more common story looks like this: test a product, fail, retest, and improve. Mistakes are a crucial part of this process.<p>Of course, not all mistakes are productive. Throughout my years …

Entrepreneurship

Your Personal Brand Can Lead To Big Business

When people search for products or services, they don’t look at a business website and stop there. They check out the owner as well. And if they like what they see, chances are they’ll like the business too.<p>“They’ll look at your Twitter profile, your LinkedIn page, a blog you’ve written and they’ll …