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If Your Website Doesn't Have This 1 Thing on Every Page, Customers Will Click Away

Fortunately, it's really easy to add and it's a guaranteed increase in leads.<p>Having a website is great and all, but if you haven't built it to lead to more leads, then you are losing out on precious opportunities.<p>Think of your website as a digital business card (because it is). Every single person …

Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It

It holds intelligence and energy together, or everything crumbles.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has lived by a set of awe-inspiring values and principles that has led to unbelievable success.<p>So whenever he imparts his wisdom, you want to tune in. As it relates …

RPGs

Want Your Video to go Viral? The Rules Have all Changed

Gone are the days of the "post and pray" approach, where a brand would run a piece of video content and hold its breath for a total revenue lift.<p>Think about the online content you consume and share the most. Most likely, it's video. Whether it's a Facebook ad for something you're actually tempted …

Carrot, Egg, or Coffee: Growing From Adversity

When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond?

Carrots

Retirement causes brain function to rapidly decline, warn scientists

Workers looking forward to enjoying a long and leisurely retirement after years of toil, may need to think again.<p>New research shows that brain function declines rapidly as soon as people stop work and put their feet up.<p>A major British study which tracked 3,400 retired civil servants found that …

These living wall planters will transform your home into a stylish botanical haven

It will be even easier to bring the outside in and introduce greenery to your living space thanks to a new launch coming to Dobbies in March.In …

These 11 Books Are More Than 50 Years Old, But Will Breathe New Life Into Your Business

Outclass your competition with ideas no one else is looking at.<p>Nearly every business book list I came across in 2017 had Tim Ferriss' <i>Tribe of Mentors</i> and Tony Robbins' <i>Unshakeable</i>. Later this month, Gary Vee's new book, Crushing It, is sure to make most business book lists this year. Every …

Itching to Know Your Customers' Actual Buying Power? Facebook Has the Answer

Business owners and marketers are missing free data about customers' wallets. Facebook, of all places, can unlock crazy deep insight into customer income.<p>Many business owners and their marketers miss out on how easy it is to mine Facebook for incredibly intimate information about existing …

Science Says, If You Want People To Respond, Tell A Good Story

A slight creaking sound could be heard as the room sat silent, waiting for the door to open. No one knew what to expect. Would lives be changed forever? Anxiety amongst the group continued to grow.<p>We’ve all found ourselves in this circumstance at some point in our life. As children a teacher would …

Stephen King

Tax Reform – What Does it Mean for You and Your Business?

Let's face it—the Internal Revenue code (the "Code") and the reams of regulations that implement the Code can be very complex. However, most …

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

Time Management

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Make time to read

There’s truth to the saying that “leaders are readers.” Reading is a way for you to learn from other people’s experience and discover things you want …

Healthy Asian Recipes

These terrific recipes include steamed buns with bok choy and vegetable summer rolls with chile-lime dipping sauce.

Get Fired Up to Burn 600 Calories in This Sweat-Inducing Workout

If you're ready to burn it up, we have a killer workout from celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins. Known as The Hollywood Trainer, Jeanette works with Pink and Alicia Keys, among others, and now she's going to put you through the paces to burn 600 calories. But you're not in it alone! You'll be …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

The secret to office happiness isn’t working less—it’s caring less

We live in an age of “total work.” It’s a term coined by the German philosopher Josef Pieper just after World War II—describing the process by which human beings are transformed into workers, and the entirety of life is then transformed into work. Work becomes total when all of human life is …

Time Management

6 Secrets to a Happier Life

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Happiness<i>, which is available at Amazon.</i><p>Whether you’re a web designer, …

What to Do With Basil Flowers

If you've been growing basil plants, you may already know that it's a good idea to prune the flowers off of the plants as soon as they appear. …

How to Inspire a Group of People to Do the Impossible

To achieve greatness, you need to be able to inspire excellence.<p>It was Andrew Carnegie who said, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain …

4 Toxic Leadership Traits That Could Destroy Your Company

Everyone has an ego, but if your leadership style is built on it, your company's growth and reputation may be harmed.<p>Captured on camera, a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight goes viral instantly, and an international brand-tarnishing moment is made. Such a scenario is a shining …

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

Mentoring

The 4 Ingredients of Motivation You Need to Succeed

People go after big goals only to lose their drive or fail. Why? They lack real motivation. Learn the ingredients to find yours.<p>A lot of people go after goals in business or in life only to find themselves not making progress and losing their drive. Think of all the broken New Years Resolutions …

I just read a great book on accomplishing more by doing less — here are my 5 best takeaways

How do some people achieve extraordinary levels of success when pursuing their passions while others chase their dreams but never reach any finish lines?<p>The secret, according to entrepreneur and bestselling author Gary Keller, is that they have one thing — a visionary goal for their lives — that …

Self-improvement

38 Of The Most Inspirational Leadership Quotes Ever

No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.<p><b>Here are 38 of my absolute favorites:</b><p>1. "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples." -Mother Teresa<p>2. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, …

Motivation

7 intelligent things to do before you get any success

What pre-steps did you take towards success today?<p>Is there someone who doesn’t want to be a more successful and effective person?<p>Well, there are some …

Why Changing Your Perspective Is The Key To Success

People have long claimed to hold the single secret to success — from personality traits to magic herbs and daily habits that promise to make …

How Successful People Overcome Toxic Bosses

Bad bosses contaminate the workplace. Some do so obliviously, while others smugly manipulate their employees, using them as instruments of their own success. Regardless of their methods, bad bosses cause irrevocable damage to their companies and employees by hindering performance and creating …

Hierarchy of good service/product/ experience/thing design

So this is actually a pretty simple five-question framework, which upon learning, seems so obvious, but from experience I know this framework is not …

Gardening 101: Lamb’s Ear

Lamb’s Ear, <i>Stachys byzantina</i>: “Velvet Leaves”<p>One plant that children (and most gardeners) absolutely love after they are introduced is lamb’s ear. …

Gardening