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How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …

Why We Love Narcissists

Have you ever wondered why selfish, arrogant, and entitled individuals are so charming? These narcissistic people have parasitic effects on society. When in charge of companies they commit fraud, demoralize employees, and devalue stock. When in charge of countries they increase poverty, violence, …

How to Position Your Personal Brand In Two Minutes Or Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the third in the series</i> "Personal Branding For A Better Life," <i>in which marketing expert Jim Joseph applies big brand marketing lessons to help you build a successful personal brand.</i><p>Once you define your brand, as I …

21 Ways to Be a Better Leader Without Breaking a Sweat | Inc.com

Let's jump right in, shall we?<p><b>1. Switch off your cell phone.</b> Go on, you can do it. Just for one meeting.<p><b>2. Look people in the eyes.</b> Practice doing it consistently.<p><b>3. Think.</b> Pick an hour in the day (the week, if you're really strapped) and just think. Don't listen. Don't read. Don't talk. Don't eat. …

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5 Places Your Great Ideas Are Hiding And How to Set Them Free

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Studying the marketplace is one of the best ways to come up with new product ideas. If you ask the right questions and look closely, you will find opportunities to invent everywhere. When you study the marketplace for ideas, you're all …

The Work, Life Balancing Secrets Of Super Successful Neuroscientists

It’s not brain surgery, but it is brain science: maintaining a sterling academic career while also crushing it on the homefront. Now, have you formed your village yet?<p>There are two things a male business journalist cannot comprehend: being a mother and being a neuroscientist. And being awesome at …

10 Signs Your Life Is On The Right Track

<i>It looks great from the outside, but are you living the life you were meant to? How to check in with your inner self.</i><p>By Amy Shearn<p><b>1. Your Reputation Precedes You</b><p>Sometimes the answer to the question, "Who am I in this world anyway?" comes in an email. And sometimes that email comes when you aren't …

Finding Your Billion Dollar Idea: When These 9 Young Entrepreneurs Knew They Found "The One"

<i>The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young</i> …

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The Habits of the World's Smartest People (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no one picture of intelligence, but many people with high IQs do tend to share some of the same habits -- both good and bad. For example, according to research complied by Online-PHD-Programs.org, while those with high IQs tend …

Don’t Send Yet! 9 Email Mistakes You’re Probably Making–And How To Fix Them

Are your emails too long? Too short? Sent to too many people? Or at the wrong time? Learn how to say exactly what you want–without annoying those on the receiving end.<p>Email. The bane of your existence, a tool that seems to define many of your waking hours, a mode of communication invented only two …

How to Raise Money for Startups in Asia

<i>Thomas Clayton has started and run numerous high-tech startups in Silicon Valley. He is currently CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO. The company is one of the largest VC–backed startups in Southeast Asia, having raised over $60M in</i> …

13 Places Brilliant Start-up Ideas Are Born | Inc.com

Out-of-box thinking sometimes <i>literally</i> has to take place out of the box (office). Entrepreneurs contemplate where they contemplate best, from a high-altitude climb to a hotel bar and all the outdoor, indoor, and unplugged places in-between.<p><b>1. During a Hike</b><p>We've had some incredible brainstorming …

The Skill Every Leader Must Master | Inc.com

There are many qualities necessary in a successful leader. They need to be bright, ambitious and competent communicators. But the most powerful leaders have an uncanny ability to build trust and confidence among their followers. They do this most effectively with one simple skill ... …

7 Habits of Highly Effective Salespeople | Inc.com

A staggering amount has been written on how to be a good salesperson. A lot of it is great, but there's an easy way to cut through the clutter. Here are seven simple activities that, in my experience, consistently separate high-performing salespeople from the rest. Whether you are selling your own …

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Be a Master Networker: 5 Rules | Inc.com

Some people are remarkably gifted networkers. They love making connections with and for others<b>.</b> They make great eye contact, listen intently and make you feel like you’re the very center of their attention (think Bill Clinton). You enjoy meeting them and they leave a lasting positive impression …

Leaders Don't Fix Problems, They Turn Them Into Opportunities | Inc.com

It’s easy to fire the sour employee who brings others down and difficult to turn the employee into a friendly one. It’s easy to ask an angry customer what you can do to make him or her happy (while intent on getting the person out of the way). The hard work comes when you bother to <i>ask</i> how she can …

You Inherited the Family Business… Now What?

The baton is passed; the papers are signed; the nameplate on the door has been changed. The family business is now your business, and what you do …

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How To Design A Better Office For Both Introverts And Extroverts

Could a “palette of place” give workers control and choice over where and how they work? One company goes deep into work space.<p>Ask workers what bugs them most about the office, and chances are they’ll tell you they can’t concentrate or focus on their work.<p>At Steelcase, we regularly survey workers …

7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

Massive disruption is coming, and the only question is whether your firm is going to cause it or fall victim to it. Here are 7 ways your firm can disrupt its own industry, raising the standards of customer experience and creating new opportunities for growth.<p>Massive disruption is coming, and the …

Three Brilliant Business Tips I Learned While School Shopping

I have to be honest, school shopping with my kids is not one of my favorite things to do. It’s not that I don’t enjoy spending time with my family, …

Premium rush: when old services become new tech companies

Couriers predate the birth of Christ, which means <i>way</i> before that <i>meh</i> bike messenger movie, "Premium Rush." One account has them rising to prominence …

4 Selling Essentials Every Startup Should Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've developed a great new technology. You've invested thousands of hours of work. Now comes the tough part -- selling your product. Many startup founders don't have sales teams to rely on, resulting in dismal sales. But this doesn't …

How to Get Meetings with Your Idols

Offer value and have a reason to connect<p>People will accept an invitation to meet from someone who is perceived to be of value to their business. Find …

3 Ways To Lend Decisiveness To Your Decisions

What to do when you don’t know what to do.<p>Humans are predictably irrational, readily sidetracked and constantly making decisions.<p>And the more we make decisions in a given day, the worse we get at it.<p>Instead of straining our brains over WHAT COULD BE, we’d be better off talking to someone who has …

5 Best Places To Find A Mentor

Mentors are indispensable when you're launching your career or learning the ropes in a new industry. They'll help you understand the field, guide you …

It Takes Purpose to Become a Billionaire

What do billionaires have in common? What is it that they do better than anyone else? Why do we admire them, or their companies’ products and services, so much?<p>I’ve spent some time trying to identify common traits in the <i>Forbes</i> list of billionaires and other similar lists of the world’s wealthiest. …

Rethinking the Decision Factory

Companies everywhere struggle with the management of knowledge workers. They compete fiercely to find and retain the best talent, often accumulating thousands of managers in the process. For a while this is fine, but inevitably, usually when economic conditions turn less favorable, they realize …

Decision Making, Top Gun Style

When Tom Cruise’s “Maverick” inverted his F-14 fighter jet and gave “the bird” to his Soviet opponent in the opening scene of 1986’s <i>Top Gun</i>, Cruise assured himself a lighthearted place in the history of the Cold War. What that scene also did, however, was provide one of cinematography’s great …