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Never Run Out of Content to Share: 70+ Places to Curate Great Content

For example, we grew our Facebook reach tremendously with high-quality content from third-party sources.<p>But where do you start with curation?<p>There …

The Top 10 Books to Read This Fall

’Tis the season to set aside that beachy novel and dive into the latest slate of business books and tell-alls. This fall will see a slew of releases …

The Best Travel Websites You've Never Heard Of

In the old days, vacation planning was practically a workout. To land a good deal, you had to keep your eyes peeled for newspaper ads and hit up …

Travel

It Doesn't Matter How Smart You Are: These 17 Personal Shortcomings Will Ruin Your Business If You Let Them

Why there are more important attributes than intelligence.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It might make logical sense that the smartest entrepreneurs are naturally the most successful. It might make sense, but it's not true. Over the past 25+ years of being …

How to Live ON PURPOSE and Maximize Every Freaking Day | Inc.com

Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Your fate isn't set. You get to decide how much of yourself you're going to put into today.<p>Rather than saying, "Well, we'll see what happens," you must powerfully state, <i>"Today, I'm going to make it happen!"</i><p>When you go into the gym, you get to decide how …

Framing

3 Ways to Run Your Business Like a Military Special Operator

Stay on the offensive, implement redundancies and keep it simple.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a former Navy SEAL, I am often blown away at how much of my military training and experience translates perfectly into the business world. I remind people all the time …

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Diplomacy

After Giving 1,000 Interviews, I Found the 4 Questions That Actually Matter | Inc.com

If there's one thing that keeps every founder up at night, it's hiring. Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee. If you're just starting your company, …

Employment

Five Tips for When You Just Have Too Much To Do

Too much to do, not enough time. This is a perpetual problem for a lot of people, but it seems to be especially pronounced during the holidays. With …

Mindfulness

5 Ways to Trick Out Your Phone for Ultra Productivity

Apps and hacks to give your phone new superpowers.<p>This holiday season, many people will be tearing off the ribbons and wrapping paper to find a new …

Happiness: The 11 Reasons Why You're Not Happy - OLBlog

<b>Happiness</b> lies withinyou. Then why you’re not happy? Do you find yourself wondering why you are unhappy? You need not renounce the riches to be happy …

I tried productivity 'Hell Week' created by a former Norwegian paratrooper, but all I learned is I'm great at making excuses

Over the summer, I spent several days going through hell.<p>That's a bit dramatic, but it's true. I was trying out "Hell Week."<p>To clarify, no I didn't train to become a Navy SEAL or get hazed by a frat. "Hell Week" is a book that promises to unlock your best self in seven days, by author and former …

How to Keep a Productivity Journal that Helps You to Improve

Currently, I am working on a course; it is about the strategy to increase productivity. The idea of this course is to develop your daily productivity …

A Real-Time Valuation Application For Startups & Exit-Seekers

There are fewer topics more cloaked in mystery, black magic and aspiration than valuation. People regularly speak of inflated valuations—or insane valuations—but it is difficult to know what anchors the numbers.<p>You may know a few consultants that specialize in valuations in your industry. Or know a …

Venture Capital

7 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Must Use

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all about sitting on a secluded beach somewhere in paradise. If you think that entrepreneurship is about working 2-3 …

Infographics

How Top Salespeople Land Hard-to-Get Meetings

Richard Branson famously said, “Succeeding in business is all about making connections.” Mr. Branson surely has little trouble getting anyone he wants on the phone, but the rest of us could use a little help.<p>While I was researching my new book, <i>How to Get a Meeting with Anyone</i>, I asked the top 100 …

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Strikethru Makes Paper Productive by Combining GTD and Bullet Journal

If you prefer a pen and a notebook to digital to-do lists, then there’s a new productivity system on the block. Strikethru combines elements of the …

Productivity

Are You a REAL Entrepreneur?

Just calling yourself an entrepreneur doesn't mean you actually are one. See if these four traits describe you to find out if the label really fits.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> Real Leaders Don't Follow<i>, author Steve Tobak explains how real entrepreneurs can</i> …

10 Books You Must Read to Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

<b>Bold – Steven Kotler and Peter Diamandis</b><p>Exponential technologies are technologies that have the ability to generate change and improve lives in ways …

An Almost Foolproof Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set | Inc.com

I love setting goals.<p>Unfortunately, my goals don't always love me back.<p>I've tried using silence to accomplish a goal, and I've tried to sneak up on big goals, and although those strategies work, they're hardly foolproof.<p>Fortunately James Clear, an entrepreneur and guy who thinks a lot about goals, …

Productivity Advice I Learned From People Smarter Than Me

<i>Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of</i> <i>The Obstacle Is The Way</i><i>, the founder of</i> <i>Brass Check Marketing</i> <i>and gives</i> <i>monthly book recommendations</i> <i>to 30,000 people here.</i><p>Like all people, I’d like to think I am a productive person. If I am, however, it’s because I’ve been ruthlessly efficient at one thing: …

Interview Questions That Expose Exceptional Performance | Inc.com

In my last column, I detailed the one question that reveals everything a hiring manager needs to know to evaluate a candidate. The idea here is that getting a detailed, thoughtful answer to just this one question should represent the bulk of your interviewing time and effort. Why? Let me explain.<p>If …

Employment

8 Apps That Will Help You Accomplish Your Goals Quicker

What is one app every young entrepreneur should use to stay accountable to their goals this year?<p>The following answers are provided by the Young …

Abraham Lincoln's Brilliant Method for Handling Setbacks | Inc.com

What was the secret of Abraham Lincoln's success in dealing with people?<p>Incredibly, this is not just a question that a business journalist would ask. Dale Carnegie himself--the legendary author of <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>--asked the exact same question on page 8 of that famous …

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

Each is a small thing, but each also has the power to change your life... and the lives of the people around you.

Losing a Gorilla Client

A "client concentration" problem refers to having a single related source of work representing more than 25% of your gross profit (fees + markup …

Restructure This: Why Shuffling Your Org Chart Won't Bring Real Change | Inc.com

For years, people thought organizations were like machines. When something misfired, you simply found the broken cog and swapped it out for a new one (even if that cog happened to be a person).<p>Just as with machines, some parts of organizations were considered more important than others. An …

5 Key Numbers a Buyout Firm Uses to Value Your Company | Inc.com

Any business owner seeking to sell his or her company can benefit from an understanding of the basic math behind a buyout and the variables that drive the valuation of a company.<p>Let’s look at a quick example to see how a buyout fund considers the value in your company and what your company can do …