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Spend Less Time Creating Content and Get Better Results With This 1 Expert Strategy | Inc.com

Without the creation of consistent content, effectively positioning your brand in the marketplace is even more difficult than it is already. Yet, by spending too much time on content, you risk losing precious hours to spend running the thing your content exists for: your business.<p>After learning and …

Infographics

These Two Interview Questions Accurately Predict Job Success | Inc.com

The problem starts by using laundry lists of skills and competencies to screen candidates and then asking a hodgepodge of supposedly clever questions to confirm the interviewer's initial biased reaction to the candidate. These emotional feelings are then voted on using thumbs with the biggest thumb …

Employment

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 …

Marketing

6 things great leaders do differently

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a …

Google Identifies Seven Characteristics for Success: Here’s How Companies Can Foster Them

An article in The Washington Post describes a new and rigorous study by Google that identifies the seven top characteristics of success for their employees. The very skills that Google identifies at the top are nearly the same skills that business people develop by serving on nonprofit boards: …

12 Ways to Elevate Your Personal Brand in 2018

Tips you can use next year to build your brand.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you aren't fully committed to building your personal brand yet, it's time to go all-in. I'm a huge advocate when it comes to personal branding -- it's how I built my first marketing …

10 ways smart people work less and get more done

Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or …

After almost 10 years as a financial planner, I've found the best way to keep track of my money is still a simple spreadsheet

But in order to reach your goals, you have to control the chaos. One of the easiest ways to keep track of your financial progress is to monitor your net worth: everything you own minus everything you owe.<p>Think of it like taking a photo of yourself every day for years— eventually, you'll be able to …

Want More Success? Science Says Do This 1 Thing First (Most People Do The Opposite) | Inc.com

Like modern-day explorers ascending K2 or reaching the North Pole, entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Brian Chesky and Arianna Huffington have what the Finnish call <i>sisu</i>, a flair for turning extreme adversity into advantage. Where <i>sisu</i> flourishes, entrepreneurs report higher levels of hope (unshakeable …

North Pole

6 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Differently

If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, learn these traits today.<p>Updated April 18, 2018<p>While each entrepreneurial success story is …

Entrepreneurship

7 Truths About Success Millennial Entrepreneurs Just Don't Get

What it takes to succeed as a young founder in a manner that makes a difference and attracts people to your vision.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We millennials have a lot to learn when it comes to understanding success in business, and, perhaps, even in life. We shoot …

The fiery partnership between two great psychologists can help explain why some relationships fall apart

They say that opposites attract. But we all know opposites can also repel. They both complement and combust—and this tension is at the center of Michael Lewis’s new book, <i>The Undoing Project</i>.<p><i>The Undoing Project</i> offers a keen-eyed look at the complex partnership between the great psychologists Daniel …

Psychology

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Get into a modified pushup position with your weight resting on your forearms and toes, elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. From that position, brace your core and lift one foot off the floor. You …

Are You Making This Mistake at the End of Your Meetings?

Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? <b>Five, because deciding is different than doing</b><i>.</i>”<p>Decisions are worthless … …

How to Win Loyalty From Other People

If you aspire to be successful as an entrepreneur, manager, business owner, or any kind of leader, others must feel loyal to you. Although money is …

Invest In Land in the Upcoming Raigadh Belt. Gujarat and Maharashtra have started work on the projects. Other states are still at the starting blocks. Says Mahajan: “We would have liked the states to move faster, but their execution skills are vastly different.” Land will be provided by the states as equity while the Centre will provide the funds for the trunk infrastructure. It is only after the trunk infrastructure is in place that private players will start work. The land needed for the cities ranges from 540 sq. km. for Gujarat, 354 sq. km. (Haryana), 120 sq. km. (Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh), 115 sq. km. (Maharashtra) and 100 sq. km (MP). Gujarat has already acquired 75 per cent of the land needed, followed by Maharashtra (35 per cent). Rajasthan and MP have acquired 20 per cent each. The laggards are UP and Haryana (15 per cent). While it remains to be seen how soon states can acquire land, the slow pace of some poses the risk of the entire project not meeting deadlines. In Gujarat, land acquisition was easy since many areas were not inhabited. But not so with Haryana, where land prices are much higher. In Dholera, 100 km south of Ahmedabad, 400 sq. km of the 540 sq. km of land needed has been acquired. Gujarat has also acquired 1,700 hectares for the adjoining greenfield aviation hub that will emerge as the main airport for Ahmedabad. Work on the central spine (a six-lane road that in the future can be expanded to 12 lanes) has started. Says a Gujarat government official: “After acquiring 75 per cent of the land for the township, we have sent close to 200 engineers to Japan for training.” Gujarat has also introduced the Dholera SIR Act. SIR (special investment region) is quite different from an SEZ. While being larger, it is not restricted to export-oriented industry and services. Rather, it will be a full-fledged smart city. It is estimated that the first phase of the NMIZs should be up and running by 2019. While Gujarat is way ahead, it remains to be seen whether other states can get their act in place. Else, it could turn out to be one more dream that fails to materialise. It’s time the other states ramp up their act. That could be crucial in maintaining economic growth.

Money and lifestyle needs, sources of income streams and their different requirements, purchases and travel needs during retirement years, and other concerns all contribute to different “benchmarks” for retirement income goals. Financial decisions currently are too often based on fear rather than reality—fear of what adversely changing markets will do to retirement income streams. Not planning for inflation and taking too much money from a retirement portfolio are only a few of the issues. Add in the fact that retirement goals change over the decades but investment portfolios are often not adjusted to reflect these changes. There is a wonderful quote from “Alice in Wonderland” that goes like this: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where—” said Alice. “Then it doesn't matter which way you go,” said the Cat. “—so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation. “Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.” (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6). ...Courtesy:The Changing Landscape of Retirement.

How to Retire Well and Well Off! The No. 1 fear used to be dying shortly after retirement.But that's been replaced by the fear of outliving one's assets. Your health and your finances are intertwined, and lack of physical and fiscal fitness is all about risk. Step 1. Eat right. That's a kind of insurance for your good health Step 2. Exercise for life -- building your body's bank account. Step 3. Think positive -- you can reverse the aging process. Step 4.Plan ahead -- peace of mind and financial security is worth it. Step 5.Insure your future -- for Medical care. Step 6.Annuities -- the path to retirement security. Step 7.Investment management . Step 8.Tap your home's equity -- you've earned it. Photograph Courtesy : Rakesh Loonawat

Coming, A Fast Track To The Future: The DMIC could be the boost that Indian manufacturing needs. The $90-billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is expected to finally cover a 150-200 km belt on either side of the 1,483 km dedicated freight corridor (DFC) connecting Dadri near Delhi to Dighi port south of Mumbai. Maharashtra has started work on the project. Buying Land at a sweet price of Rs 20 p.s.f and holding it for a period of 3-5 years will give a huge appreciations as these areas are touted to be the growth areas of the future.