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6 Common Sense Things Warren Buffett Says You Must Do to Be Happy and Successful

The Oracle of Omaha wants you to succeed with these simple habits that even a 14-year-old could pull off.<p>Sometimes I just have to shake my head at Warren Buffett's wisdom. Is it earth-shattering? Hardly.<p>At 87 years young, he keeps imparting on us the simplest advice that has made him a success …

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How an 18-Year-Old Uncovered Tim Ferriss's Secret Cold Email Template to Reach CEOs and VIPs

Never email someone and ask to 'jump on the phone,' 'get coffee' or 'pick your brain.'<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>My journey began when I was an 18-year-old college freshman. The day before my final exams, I hacked The Price Is Right, won a sailboat, sold</i> …

Self-improvement

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can …

Self-improvement

These Are Oprah's Surprisingly Powerful Lessons for College Graduates (No, It's Not What You Think)

Sometimes, says Oprah, something as simple as eating a good breakfast can make all the difference.<p>Eat a good breakfast - because "it really pays off."Make your bed.Pay your bills on time.Don't "cheap out on your shoes."Vote.<p>No, these aren't words from your mom, your aunt, or even your elementary …

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If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re probably not a good leader

I learned that there’s something wrong with feeling like the smartest person in the room from a man with a third-grade education—from my grandfather Luther, who along with my father founded the Dollar General Corporation, which I headed for 37-1/2 years.<p>It’s with more than a touch of shame that I …

Leadership

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

Self-Made? Not Me, Says Home Depot's Billionaire Co-Founder

'I'm a collage of many people's efforts,' says Ken Langone.<p><i>In his new book,</i> I Love Capitalism!: An American Story <i>(Portfolio, an imprint from Penguin Random House, 2018), Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone shares his journey from kid hustler to Wall Street shark and entrepreneur.</i> <i>In this edited</i> …

The Key To Entrepreneurial Success? Simple: Do What You Need To Do

Whether you are starting a business, growing a business, or simply trying to make a business work, you do what you have to do to make it work.<p>An MBA and a business plan. These were the key elements for entrepreneurial success, at least as I was told by a few business students during a recent …

Entrepreneurship

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Just Taught a Master Class in How to Run a Company

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqus. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

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Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

How Can You Tell a Great Leader When You See One? Look for This 1 Uncommon Sign

This is the stuff of which legacies are made, careers advance, and companies ultimately flourish.<p>Many of us have to make decisions that define who we are. It's often arriving at the crossroads of choosing between towing the line or doing the difficult, unpopular thing. And sometimes, doing what you …

Leadership

7 Bad Habits Truly Wealthy People Never Have

Almost all of those in the 1 percent have this in common: They don't spend their time doing these things.<p><i>What does the 1 percent do with their time compared to the 99 percent? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Joe Gibbs: Business leadership is ‘all about people’

Joe Gibbs has compiled a nearly unprecedented list of accomplishments during decades of success in both sports and business, but the NFL coaching legend said team management, not individual talent, is the key to a would-be business leader’s success.<p>Gibbs led the Washington Redskins to three Super …

What Steve Jobs, Venus Williams, and the Dalai Lama Have to Say About Focus (Hint: It's Really Important)

Is your mind wandering off again? This will inspire you to find your focus again and get going.<p>Anytime is a good time to spring into action. But making the decision to get work done, start that project, or pursue that dream is only half the battle. You will need a deep reserve of commitment and …

"It Was Brutal"—Actress Abigail Spencer Will Never Put Herself Last Again | MyDomaine

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Best Buy's CEO says he uses 5 criteria to decide whether someone's a leader

Best Buy's CEO has five criteria to determine whether someone is a leader.<p>"I've spelled out the five 'be's of leadership," CEO and chairman Hubert Joly told Business Insider. "I think it resonates with what we're trying to do."<p>Joly has led Best Buy's turnaround efforts since taking on the role of …

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Learning

Richard Branson Says Dump the MBA and Learn 1 Secret to Entrepreneurial Success

One thing can drive your business to success and it's not three letters at the end of your name.<p>Beyond his amazing business success after dropping out of school when he was 15, Richard Branson is unusual. He is unafraid of controversy while managing to live without regrets, as his mother taught …

4 Entrepreneurial Lessons I Learned From Billy Graham

The recent passing of Billy Graham has prompted countless tributes from religious and political leaders around the world. He was truly one of a kind, and I doubt we will see another religious figure like him. In my own life, he was a major influencer, guiding many of my decisions when I was a young …

Entrepreneurship

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

Entrepreneurship

Investors Didn't Take Her Seriously. Then She Built Outdoor Voices, Activewear's Next Big Thing.

Tyler Haney has a motto: "Doing Things." And it's how this runner kept going, despite the setbacks.<p>This story appears in the October 2017 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p><b>In 2015, Tyler Haney</b> showed up at the Crosby Street Hotel for one of the biggest pitches of her life. She was meeting David Fialkow, …

How to Turn an Idea into an Income Stream in 5 Clear Steps | Inc.com

In today's world, a single income is an antiquated idea.<p>Dorie Clark, adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and author of the book "Entrepreneurial You", sums up the reason why <i>multiple</i> income streams should be the norm.<p><i>"Everybody knows if you have</i> …

Warren Buffett Says If You Hire People on Intelligence but They Lack This Other Trait, Don't Bother | Inc.com

Warren Buffett gave some great advice a few years ago on key attributes to look for when considering job candidate<i>s.</i> He narrowed it down to three, but one is purely non-negotiable. Buffet said<i>:</i><p>You're looking for three things, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they …

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How Storytelling Can Elevate You Above the Competition | Inc.com

Storytelling is an integral part of being human, and it's the way we've emotionally connected with one another for thousands of years. It should come as no surprise that brands use storytelling to connect with their consumers to great effect. After all, 92 percent of consumers say that they want …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Teams. This Single Quality Contributed Most to Their Success | Inc.com

The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. They code-named the study …

Leadership

Want More Courage? Follow Elon Musk's 3 Rules Every Day | Inc.com

Throughout history we tend to remember bold thinkers. Try changing the world while being un-bold. Elon Musk revels in thinking big, from inventing the most exciting car company of the 21st century (Tesla) to making space travel a reality (SpaceX). At the last count, Musk has disrupted at least five …

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Core Values: If You Have Them, Are You Really Living Them?

The importance of company core values is discussed more than ever. As a leader who has been active in the business community for more than 25 years, I’ve noticed a rise in the number of businesses talking about their core values, which are generally defined as the principles and beliefs that drive …

How Starbucks Was Born Half A Century Ago

<i>Starbucks sent out squads of “Give Good” baristas today in their red and green aprons to begin giving away $1 million worth of $20 Starbucks gift cards. In Seattle, 75 Starbucks partners delivered the cards to artists, farmers and fishmongers in the historic Pike Place Market. In Dallas, they went</i> …

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When Your Lone Dissident Shareholder Is Your Dad | Inc.com

Almost exactly 10 years ago, Honest Tea received an offer from Coca-Cola's Venturing & Emerging Brands unit to buy 40 percent of our business. As part of the offer, Coke would acquire the option to buy the rest of the enterprise three years later.<p>For Honest Tea shareholders, some of whom had …

When, Phil Knight and Bill Gates Started Their Companies They Had Other Jobs. Here's Why You Should, Too | Inc.com

I know for me personally, juggling more than one activity successfully is something I've been conditioned to do for most of my life. Throughout upper school and beyond I was employed in various roles, often more than one at a time. When I embarked on my career, I continued that for decades having …

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