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The crazy, true-life adventures of Norway's most radical billionaire

Fred Olsen is reliving the day he ran off to sea. The 86-year-old Norwegian billionaire is showing me around the museum-like headquarters of his …

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

Who are the highest paid employees in Philippines?

Lion dance performers ride on an escalator at the Ayala Tower One in Makati. <i>Photo by Erik De Castro, Reuters</i><p>MANILA - Those who are specialized in …

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

These 7 Lessons From the Ancient Stoics Are Relevant for Entrepreneurs Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some of the greatest leaders in history were Stoics: Cicero, Epictetus, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius. It’s no surprise considering Stoicism’s emphasis on self-mastery. Success and leadership flows from the reflection in the mirror.<p>The key is …

Why the Hell Would Anyone Want to Be an Entrepreneur?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this day and age, being an entrepreneur is truly glamorized. Stories of huge wins resonate through the different startup communities like wild fire. Successful entrepreneurs look like the Beatles when they first landed in America and, …

How Jamaican Billionaire Michael Lee Chin Inspires This Teen Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a teen entrepreneur I look to learn from those who have achieved massive amounts of success. Coming from a small Caribbean island with a population of only 4,000, I know that becoming wealthy is not an easy task but Jamaican …

12 Qualities of Remarkably Courageous People

Courage isn't just a willingness to confront pain or fear. Courage, like character, also involves doing the right thing when no one is watching... or will ever know what you've done.

Self-improvement

10 Things You Should Do Every Workday | Inc.com

Ever feel as if, in the quest to get <i>everything</i> done, you're not quite doing enough?<p>For example, you've heard on various occasions (including once or twice from us) how important it is to keep in touch with former colleagues, whether you have strong ties or weak ones. But corresponding with old …

Business Development

Why Most Businesses Lose Customers (and How to Keep Yours) | Inc.com

The average small business loses half its customers within three years. That grim statistic comes from serial entrepreneur, speaker, and consultant Barry Moltz, who shared it at the recent webinar "Setting Your Small Business Up for Success in 2014."<p>You can beat those odds, he says, by avoiding …

Small Business

7 Healthy Habits for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Another year is upon us, and you may be wanting to kick off 2014 in a healthy way. But resolutions are like diets: they often fail. Usually because they don’t address your ingrained habits.<p>In his book, <i>The Knack</i>, my friend and mentor, Norm Brodsky writes about the importance of developing strong …

7 Steps for Putting Ideas Into Action | Inc.com

Brainstorming is only a first step to innovation. What matters more are execution and implementation.<p>All of the above may seem obvious. Yet many companies struggle with it, say the authors of a new article from MIT Sloan Management Review. While brainstorming sessions "are frequently fun for …

The Do's and Don'ts of Giving a Killer Presentation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most valuable skills an entrepreneur or a company executive can have is the ability to talk about their product in an effective and engaging way in front of an audience. But for founders of a startup, mastering public speaking …

6 Ways to Take The Chill Out of Cold Calling

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you already understand the cold call is necessary and unavoidable. As long as you need something in business -- more clients, a permit, a loan or a favor, you will have to get to the right person, get their attention …

Attitude Is a Choice. Choose Wisely.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently I’ve had several situations arise which have reminded me yet again that attitude shapes the outcome of everyday dealings in huge ways. Because of this, I decided to visit this idea in this month’s column.<p>Some days my schedule …

8 Questions to Refocus Your Vision and Achieve Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you started your business, you knew what you wanted to do. But over time, things can get a little cloudy.<p>"As businesses become more complex, ideas change and 'shiny objects' pop up to knock you off track," says Gino Wickman, founder …

Master The Power Of Referrals

The other night, my cousin Barry Bornstein, up in Philadelphia, told me that his building inspections and general contracting business was really picking up.<p>“<i>How come?</i>” I asked, delighted after all the gloomy-doomy tales I’d been hearing from friends in the northeast.<p>“ <b>BNI®</b>”, he said, not, I hoped, …

7 Questions for Restaurateur Mario Batali | Inc.com

<i>Don't let the questionable footwear fool you. Mario Batali is a savvy businessman at the helm of a culinary empire that includes 24 restaurants worldwide.</i><p><b>What might people be surprised to learn about you?</b><p>I have a degree in Spanish literature of the golden age and finance theory from Rutgers.<p><b>Who was</b> …

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Open Up and Lead

This week we found out that the federal government tracks every phone call we make. On the one hand, it’s unsettling. On the other, if it helps stop terrorist attacks, it may be worth it. In some ways what was most disturbing about the revelation was its secrecy. Our instinctive response is …

How Passion Blinds Entrepreneurs

<i>This post is part of Tech Cocktail’s “Psychological Guide to Starting Up,” bringing you insights on the psychological and emotional challenges of</i> …

Entrepreneurship: The Toughest Job You'll Ever Have | Inc.com

It's easy to imagine CommonBond, a peer-to-peer lending service for college students, being the brainchild of a well-to-do graduate.<p>But co-founder and CEO David Klein doesn't fit into that mold.<p>Klein, who came up with the idea while scraping together money for business school, is a drop out. He …