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Millennials' 5 Greatest Financial Fears

This Halloween, it seems, millennials have more to fear than a makeshift Beyoncé costume. According to the results of a new study by Country Financial Security Index, 83 percent of Americans ages 18 to 34 have at least one financial fear—and 63 percent of Millennial women are so freaked over money …

Retirement

12 Tips For Achieving Massive Success In Your Life & Business

One of the greatest drives of all human beings is the drive to <b>succeed</b> – the drive to improve, to make progress. It is by making progress that we feel …

The 7 Positive Qualities of Millennials That Can Help You Improve Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a dad to three millennial children, I pay attention to the gripes about the generation born between about 1983 and 2000. Do a quick Internet search and you’ll find article after article suggesting (or accusing) the generation of being …

Corporate Culture

In Silicon Valley, Meditation Is No Fad. It Could Make Your Career

• Author: Noah Shachtman. Noah Shachtman Business<br>• Date of Publication: 06.18.13. 06.18.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Chade-Meng Tan is perched …

Five Paradigm Shifts To Align Work And Passion

When I do leadership workshops I usually share my story of starting a company to pursue work that I am passionate about. People often come up to talk to me after the sessions. Many of their questions revolve around “how can I earn money pursuing my passion?” Some will whisper “I don’t really think …

10 Myths About Creativity | Inc.com

Since ancient times people have held the notion that there's something mysterious, unpredictable, and even divine about where good ideas come from. But according to David Burkus, assistant professor of management at Oral Roberts University, today researchers are studying the heck out of creativity …

Creativity

The Top 10 Workplace Trends For 2014

Earlier this week, I gave you my top trends for 2013 and now it’s time to look ahead to 2014. The economy is showing no signs of getting better and now with Obamacare next year, there are going to be some major changes. 2014 will be a slow period, where a lot of major workplace issues will surface …

The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable.<p>For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

Having a good balance between collaborative space and quiet space gives employee the option of being in a socially creative atmosphere or a peaceful area to crunch out the work.<p>“We have an open floor plan with glass conference rooms, and monitors throughout the office displaying company metrics and …

The Rise of the Shared Economy

Our parents always told us to share. Now the concept is far more than just proper etiquette. It is the foundation of an economic movement that continues to gain rapid momentum in the aftermath of the recession.<p>The idea of a shared economy is a social and economic system that enables shared access …

Here's What The Store Of The Future Will Look Like (Hint: Not Amazon)

Few would dispute Amazon’s status as the titan of the e-commerce world, selling more online than its next 12 competitors combined. But given the ubiquity of Jeff Bezos and his bookstore-killer, it’s easy to lose perspective.<p>Amazon made $61 billion in sales worldwide last year — just 13% of what …

6 Ways To Use Technology To Balance Your Life

<i>Ilya Pozin is an entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of Open Me, a social greeting card company, and Ciplex, a digital marketing agency. He’s a columnist on entrepreneurship and marketing</i><p>As technology evolves, so do the cries against its impact on our personal lives To some, more …

Why The Future Of Digital Commerce Is The Omnichannel

When Bill Gates released his famous Internet Tidal Wave memo, the old media adage “content is king” became a mantra for the video age. Gates rightly pointed out that “the more users it gets, the more content it gets, and the more content it gets, the more users it gets.”<p>What followed was almost …

Your Productivity Sucks? 10 Tips to Rejuvenate Your Workflow

<i>Ilya Pozin is an entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of Open Me, a social greeting card company, and Ciplex, a digital marketing agency. He’s a columnist on entrepreneurship and marketing</i><p>Productivity is a hot topic for just about everyone in the working world. But when it comes to …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>He told me a bit about the site and asked if I could help think of something over dinner. He also asked my other friends to join …

5 Small Workspace Changes That Will Make You More Productive

It’s two o’clock in the afternoon and your mind has gone blank. Your fingers hover over the keys as you struggle to capture your last thought. You can’t think of an immediate reason for your lag in productivity, but you suddenly feel distracted and restless.<p>Often when we feel tired or blocked, our …

Starbucks Opens Its First Tea Bar As CEO Schultz Bets On $90 Billion Market

You heard it here first: the billionaire behind Starbucks is watching his caffeine intake. Howard Schultz, CEO of the java giant, won’t drink coffee after 5pm.<p>He’s more of a tea man these days, having taken a liking to the Maharaja Chai Oolong blend sold at Teavana, the mainly mall-based tea …

9 Tips For More Powerful Business Presentations

When delivering presentations to a general audience, senior management in your company, or even a venture capitalist, a successful presentation isn’t about the PowerPoint slides you create – it’s about much more than that.<p>These nine points will help you deliver a powerful presentation.<p><b>1. Establish</b> …

Top 8 Workplace Trends In The Financial Services Industry

The financial services industry is comprised of the banking, securities and commodities, insurance and real estate sectors. Over the next few years, you will see significant changes in this industry with the rise of mobile banking, social networking, the millennial generation and the talent gap. …

Comment on A New Way to Look at Competitors by Ben

Very interesting – thank you!I think you could solve the “better Banker than a VC”‘s visual misunderstanding by making it appear 3d – as if “Zana” …

The 4 Most Effective Ways Leaders Solve Problems

With as many problems as we are all faced with in our work and life, it seems as if there is never enough time to solve each one without dealing with some adversity along the way. Problems keep mounting so fast that we find ourselves taking short-cuts to temporarily alleviate the tension points – …

The Key to Higher Quality is Higher Quantity

<i>Herbert Lui does marketing for clients such as Pivotal Labs, Busy Building Things, and Renegades. He is the author of a free guide to building credibility online. This post was originally published on his Medium blog.</i><p>When Kobe was developing his jumper he’d spend his offseason making 2,000 shots a …

How The Best Entrepreneurs Think

If you just observed the actions entrepreneurs take, you would conclude there isn’t that much to be gained from studying them. Each entrepreneur’s behavior is as idiosyncratic as they are. You would have to be Larry Page and Sergey Brin to start Google; Oprah Winfrey to found Harpo …

The 15 Most Influential Thinkers In Business

The organization seeks to identify those select few business thinkers whose writing, research, and work genuinely influences the way leaders and companies operate.<p>These thought leaders are evaluated by 10 criteria that measure short-term and long-term influence.<p>Recent impact, defined as the past …

Innovation