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What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Employee Engagement

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs To Tap Into A Network of Peers

I founded my organization on a single idea: that the world’s furthest-flung farmers deserved the same access to finance that we have in the United States and other wealthy countries. From there came the bootstrapping and start-up magic. For over a decade, it felt like my colleagues and I ran Root …

Entrepreneurship

What Aristotle Can Teach You About Marketing

You have to make your argument, it has to make sense and it has to make an emotional connection.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thousands of years ago, a guy named Aristotle had lots of ideas about everything from religion and ethics to medicine and science.<p>He also …

Marketing

4 books every good boss has read

Business leaders think differently, and that's what sets them apart.<p>Once you know how your leadership team thinks, you'll be able to unlock doors that may otherwise be inaccessible. Either your bosses will realize that you have what it takes to move up the ranks, or you will be better situated to …

Peter Thiel

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

19 Netflix original shows that both critics and audiences agree are amazing

Recent Netflix original series "The End of the F***ing World" is one such program.<p>Acclaimed by both critics and fans, the British dark comedy recently won an enthusiastic endorsement from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who called it the "most engaging addictive original" in a long time.<p>To figure out …

Netflix Original

The 10 best books of 2017

From a short story collection to a century-spanning novel about a Korean family, these were the greatest reads the year had to offer, writes Jane Ciabattari.

Books

Amazon Book Review

You might have noticed our new address: amazonbookreview.com. When we launched this modest blog with an immodest name in 2007, "omnivoracious" …

Why This Second Grade Handout Should Be Your New Creative Manifesto

Last week, I attended curriculum night at my daughter’s school. In discussing the things the kids will be learning this year, the teachers handed us …

Advertising Industry

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

Entertainment

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

Immune System

Elon Musk's Response to Puerto Rico Is Pure Marketing Genius (and Should Be Required Reading) | Inc.com

"When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world."<p>Elon Musk may have said those words decades ago, but perhaps never in his storied career has he proved them truer than with his recent tweet about rebuilding Puerto Rico's electrical grid.<p><b>Here's the back …

Puerto Rico

13 documentaries on Netflix that will change the way you see the world

Documentaries have a bad reputation, and that changes now. What some perceive as a boring genre is actually a home to some of the most inspiring, …

21 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Fall

Turn over a new (autumn) leaf with these exciting reads.

Books

58 Books That Will Make You Better, No Matter Who You Are | Inc.com

<i>What books do you recommend that college students read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Ryan Holiday, best-selling author of Ego Is the Enemy, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to go crazy on this one. I …

Books

How Agencies Are Fighting Back Against Talent Raids by Tech Firms and Marketers

Never in her wildest dreams did Helen Pak think she would leave the advertising industry to do creative work for a technology company. Then, three …

Advertising Industry

28 Mini Habits That Will Send Your Productivity Soaring | Inc.com

<i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Stefano Merlo, CEO and founder of Noisli.com, on Quora:</b><p>The following is a list of hacks you can use to be more efficient and productive, working in a smarter and …

Time Management

Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

The story of a strange linguistic coincidence<p>Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a <i>chien</i>, to Russians a <i>sobaka</i>, to Mandarin Chinese-speakers a <i>gǒu</i>. These words have nothing in common, and none seem any more connected to the canine essence …

Linguistics

'The Way Things Were' Is A Detailed Epic of Modern India

Under normal circumstances, I am a dog-earer of books. A book-marker — using receipts and matchbooks and old train tickets to flag pages and red pens to mark passages which moved me or made me want to kick an author in the shins. A mediocre book will have a few such scars. A great one will look …

Books

18 Brilliant Books You Won't Want To Miss This Summer

The year 2015 has already given us a new Toni Morrison masterpiece and a brilliant sophomore opus from Hanya Yanagihara, as well as a few dazzling debuts, but the summer ahead looks no less promising. We've compiled a few of the enticing reads we're most excited for in the next few, hopefully …

Books

This might be the best graduation speech of all time

America's colleges have already selected impressive graduation speakers this year, but it's going to be hard for even Tim Cook and Samantha Power to outshine history's greatest commencement speech.<p>Although the choice is obviously subjective in nature, we noticed one speech that repeatedly makes …

David Foster Wallace

The 5 Books Every Changemaker Should Read

I know, I know. Your schedule is filled from morning to night, every square on your Google calendar colored in with pitches to partners, deep-dive synergizing strategy sessions, and lots of caffeine-fueled coffee meetings. There's no way you can find the time to sit down and read, right? Think …

Self-improvement

How To Do More In Your First Hour Of Work Than Most People Do All Day

Everyone wishes they could walk into work in the morning and own the day. Here’s six ways to make that daydream a reality.<p>There’s a simple way to get more done: You match your most important tasks to your most productive time. For many of us, mornings are it.<p>A recent survey done by Timeful, a …

Time Management

How A Chef Is Owning Content Marketing

I love to cook.<p>I also love to pull apart how people use digital media and technology to expand their business.<p>Jamie Oliver, the lovable British chef, and his marketing team fascinate me. After consuming countless hours of “Jamie Inc.” these past few years—his articles, his images, and his videos—I …

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

Time Management

15 Brilliant Quotes That Show The Genius Of Box CEO Aaron Levie

Since its founding in 2005, Box has raised over $564.1 million in funding, which now values the company at roughly $2.4 billion. Box is expected to go public by early next year.<p>Although there's been some concerns around Box's delayed IPO, there's no question that Levie's vision and leadership have …

Startups

New Study Claims Half Of Married Women Have A Backup Husband

Is your wife, or future wife, packing a spare?<p><b>Ah, the age-old question of who cheats more,</b> men or women? Is it ladies with well-endowed men? Men in general because our hormones rage with more fire inside us? What exactly <i>is</i> cheating, anyway? Doing the deed? Illicit kissing? Can simply flirting with …

Relationships

New Real Madrid third kit and F50 boots feature dragons because dragons

Real Madrid's new third kit has a design that is almost certainly inspired by a combination of 1980s beat 'em up video game/mid-90s Sunday morning cartoon series Double Dragon (which was awesome), and the Ed Hardy clothing line.<p>Earlier this summer, adidas unveiled a pair of brand new kits for what …