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20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

From Steve Jobs to Thomas Jefferson, these quotes will inspire you to become a better leader.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Albert Einstein once said, "The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity… out of discord, harmony… and out of difficulty, …

How to Be More Than an Average Joe

No one wants to settle for the results that come with being average but it's easy to fall into the trap.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you’re sick of being average? You say you want more out of your life and work? The question is really about what you’re going to do …

The Secret to Outpacing Your Rival? Competitive Insights.

Entrepreneurs live to innovate and to stay a step ahead. Here's how to use data to keep competitors in your rearview mirror and make it happen.<p>When United Airlines announced that early this year it would start offering a "basic economy" class (Delta and American have made similar announcements), …

7 high-intensity workout methods for greater muscle growth

By now, you’re probably pretty comfortable with your weight training routine. Bench on Mondays, leg day on Thursday, and plenty of protein shakes …

This chart will tell you how much you need to save every month to become a millionaire in 25 years

With the help of compound interest, steady saving, and a bit of patience, you too could join the millionaire club.<p>Lyn Alden, an investment and finance blogger, has done the hard work of calculating just how much you'll have to put away each month to reach the millionaire mark in 25 years.<p>Now, …

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

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The 25 best business schools in the world to make connections and get a job

In the business world, it's all about who you know. So graduating from a business school with a well-connected network makes a huge difference.<p>Online grad school guide GraduatePrograms.com surveyed over 10,000 current and former business school students about their programs to find which places …

Mark Zuckerberg shared some simple advice for success: Don't give up

He's almost 31 now (his birthday is in May) and his wealth has grown substantially, worth about $37 billion today.<p>So when he hosted an impromptu Ask-Me-Anything session on Facebook last week, it's not a surprise that someone asked him "What's the most important secret of success?"<p>He replied simply, …

GM CEO Mary Barra reveals what she wishes she'd known in her 20s

Breaking the glass ceiling, however, was far less nerve-wracking than trying to reinvent post-bailout GM.<p>Just months into the role of chief executive, Barra was tasked with leading her company through a federal investigation regarding a faulty ignition switch in cars. Despite having to issue 84 …

Mary Barra

I'm sorry to say I use almost every one of the '25 annoying phrases you should stop saying at work'

<b>25 annoying phrases you should stop saying at work</b><p>Naturally, I read the story.<p>And I learned that I use almost all of the 25 annoying phrases I'm supposed to stop saying at work.<p>I must also confess, though, that I don't find these phrases that annoying. I even like a lot of them.<p>"Thrown under the …

12 ways to be more persuasive, from the classic book 'How to Win Friends and Influence People'

Whether you're looking to become a better team manager or just convince your cable company to lower your bill, you can learn something from the greatest marketers and leaders.<p>About a century ago, Dale Carnegie recognized the demand for communication and leadership training and developed a …

22 Quotes That Take You Inside Albert Einstein's Revolutionary Mind

You could find him "wheeling a baby carriage on the streets of Bern, Switzerland, halting now and then, unmindful of the traffic around him, to scribble down some mathematical symbols in a notebook that shared the carriage with his infant son, also named Albert," The New York Times wrote in its …

The 15 college majors with the highest starting salaries

Payscale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database, recently looked at the starting pay for millions of professionals and sorted the results by college major.

Way Too Many People Are Screwing Up The Difference Between 'I' And 'Me'

As we say goodbye to 2014, it seems as good a time as any to correct a language error that a lot of people continue to make.<p>It's using "I" where they should use "me" or vice versa.<p>If you already know the rule from grammar school, good for you!<p>Consider these two sentences:<p><i>He's taking Jane and me to</i> …

5 Important Lessons Learned In 20 Years As An Entrepreneur

Seattle-based entrepreneur Ian Lurie started online marketing firm Portent, Inc. in 1995, when dial-up was king. Today his firm has led digital strategies for major companies like Lucky Brand and Kate Spade.<p>Lurie collected the most important lessons he's learned over the past two decades about …

11 signs someone is lying to you

<b>• The signs that someone is lying aren't always easy to decipher.</b><p><b>• And, unfortunately, there's no way to determine whether or not someone's being honest with 100% certainty.</b><p><b>• But there are some obvious signs that someone might be lying to you that you can watch out for.</b><p>How can you to tell if …

Silicon Valley CEOs Swear By This Super Simple Meeting Technique

Like anything else that's relationship-based, it's a matter of communication.<p>Take it from Ben Horowitz, the high-profile VC and bestselling author.<p>He says that building the structures of communication is one of the CEO's most important jobs.<p>"Absent a well-designed communication architecture," he …

Here's How The World's Youngest Self-Made Female Billionaire Shows People She's In Charge

Elizabeth Holmes, worth an estimated $4.5 billion at age 30, isn't domineering or ruthless like many of her fellow self-made billionaires.<p>But as the founder, CEO, and chairman of private health services company Theranos, Holmes has grown the company she started at age 19 into one that investors …

4 Study Hacks That Will Help You Succeed At MIT, Cal Tech, And Other Elite Schools

You have to give your days structure, exploit the way your memory works, and pay close attention to what you do and don't know.<p>Unsurprisingly, top students at top schools — MIT, Cal Tech, and the like — have some of the most effective study techniques.<p>Here are a few of their tips, care of a recent …

How Self Control Leads To Success In Life, According To This Legendary Stanford Psychologist

He was the lead researcher for an experiment that's become a keystone of psychological science, showing the link between executive function — or self-control, as laypeople say — and success.<p>In one variation of the experiments, researchers asked kids around age four to sit down at a table with a …

Important Business Lessons From A Billionaire And 8-Time CEO

<i>Almost.</i><p>Fred Mouawad, the French-Lebanese serial entrepreneur and heir to the world-renowned Mouawad diamond jewelry company, has managed to do just that by the age of 45.<p>Mouawad, who is worth an estimated $1.1 billion, according to research firm Wealth-X, first became a chief executive just after …

How to get the busiest people to reply to your emails

The thing is, unless you're looking to grab a coffee with someone like President Obama, you shouldn't dismiss the idea of networking with an influential figure, says personal finance author Ramit Sethi on author and investor Tim Ferriss' podcast.<p>Here's how to get important people to read and …

The 25 Best Colleges To Attend If You Want To Be An Accountant

But your raw talent alone won't necessarily land you a job. It's important that you also get a good education from the <i>right</i> college.<p>To help figure out the best schools for aspiring accountants, LinkedIn recently identified the most desirable companies for accounting professionals — those that both …

7 Clever Ways To Keep Getting Smarter Throughout Your Entire Life

"Flash Boys" author Michael Lewis says that Ivy Leaguers flock to Wall Street because that's where they can become high-status and uber-rich without needing to think of anything new.<p>If you, like the bankers Lewis calls out, need fresh ideas, turn to Quora. The discussion-heavy site has recently had …

25 things to know about investing by age 25

Yes, investing can seem intimidating, and yes, there are experts out there who seem to speak a whole different language, but not everyone needs to make a career out of it. Most of us are just in it to bulk up our savings for retirement, make a little extra money on the side, or even just beat …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes | Inc.com

Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any other. Juggling takes practice, as does …

Creativity

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …