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Sears CEO Lampert blames company's woes on 'irresponsible' media

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD.O) Chief Executive Officer Edward Lampert blasted the media on Wednesday for "unfairly singling out" the company over the past decade and blamed "irresponsible" coverage for the retailer's woes.<p>Sears, once the largest U.S. retailer, warned …

11 Ways Successful People Think Differently Than You

A disciplined approach to thinking through problems is vital for everyone striving to succeed.<p>There are those people who seem to have no problem achieving goals but it’s not because they have a higher IQ or more time than you. It’s because they think and act differently. Here are 11 mental habits …

Success

Want to strike out on your own and start a business? Here's what I learned

It’s official. I survived the first year as a new business owner virtually unscathed. Of course, I rode the roller coaster of emotions that most new business owners or entrepreneurs face during the first year — the highs of a new adventure to the valleys of self-doubt or fear of failure. If you can …

Entrepreneurship

6 Small Changes You Can Make to Immediately To Improve Your Happiness At Work

'Be happy' is actually pretty easy to cross off the to-do list.<p>If you take a look at social media, it might seem like everyone out there has an amazing job that he or she is in love with. And you wouldn't be wrong--people are almost five times as likely to tweet about loving their job than hating …

Happiness

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs

This is what it truly takes for leaders to motivate their employees.<p>If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. workforce is "not engaged" or "actively …

Leadership

How 10 Small Business Owners Manage Work-Life Balance

Learning how to negotiate work and the demands of "real life" is a struggle for everyone. Maintaining focus, excitement, drive, and being "successful" (whatever that means to you) is even more of a challenge when you're the boss. How do you make sure any employees you have are able to do the work …

Work-life Balance

Here's How Steve Jobs Drove Apple's Phenomenal Growth

Trying to beat companies like Procter & Gamble and Airbnb at the innovation game? Wharton professor David Robertson offers an alternative strategy.<p>"Innovate or die," declared management philosopher Peter Drucker. But innovation is easier said than done. Established players like Procter & Gamble …

Innovation

NFL Legend Joe Montana Looks to Disrupt Meat Industry with New Venture

Legendary quarterback Joe Montana is taking his leadership skills from the football field to the startup world, with hopes of disrupting the way people buy their beef.<p>The former San Francisco 49er and his partners at Liquid 2 Ventures—an early stage venture capital firm—have invested in a …

Joe Montana

5 signs you're in a toxic job without even realizing it

<i>Spoiler alert: This article alludes to a few plot points from The Circle, so if you want to remain 110% spoiler-free, best to click out now.</i><p>By now, you've probably seen the trailer for the movie, "The Circle," the new thriller based on Dave Eggers' book of the same name. For reference, it's about …

Happiness

Apple Proves That This Is The Single Greatest Source Of Innovation

As Apple embarks on one of the most aggressive retail makeovers they are signaling a fundamental shift in how companies innovate.<p>What is the single greatest source of innovation? I'll give you a hint, it's not a product. You can innovate it faster than any product, it creates the most enduring …

Women in Tech

25 Quotes to Inspire Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Every struggle we face has been overcome by someone we respect who is willing to tell us how it is done.<p>The right quote at the right time can often provide deeper meaning and perception just when you need it most.<p>A perfectly worded quip can impart wisdom and wit. It can tug at your heartstrings or …

Motivation

Busting the 6 Myths of Entrepreneurship

<i>In</i> Real Leaders Don't Follow<i>, author Steve Tobak explains how real entrepreneurs can start, build, and run successful companies in highly competitive global markets. He provides unique insights from an insider perspective to help you make better-informed business and leadership decisions. In this</i> …

Entrepreneurship

7 Surprising Lessons About Success Learned From Interviewing More Than 65 Millionaires

Over the past two and a half years, we've interviewed 65 millionaire entrepreneurs about building successful businesses. Our conversations with these entrepreneurs revealed many surprising lessons about succeeding in business -- lessons that broke the pattern of what we’re used to hearing about …

Success

Why Leaders Should View Themselves as Servants

Show your employees you really care about each and every one of them. Success will follow.<p>Twenty years ago, I received a unique gift. This gift impacted my career by introducing me to a servant leadership model I’ve tried to emulate since.<p>I was living in Seattle and had taken off for Christmas Eve. …

Leadership

The Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

For you to find success, find something that best suits you and turn it into a habit.<p>To be successful, we need to cultivate successful habits. Take it from some of the most accomplished entrepreneurs around.<p>For Elon Musk, that’s scheduling his entire day in five-minute blocks -- that way, he’ll get …

Success

A successful entrepreneur opened a new meditation studio in NYC to cash in on a $1 billion market

Meditation has gone mainstream. The now $1 billion dollar industry has grown increasingly popular with Wall Street bankers, and it's also moved into the tech world with a plethora of apps, like Headspace, that guide users through practices.<p>Khajak Keledjian, the former owner of Intermix — a women's …

Meditation

These are the four questions Y Combinator uses to identify the next unicorn

Over 12 years, Silicon Valley accelerator-turned-seed-fund Y Combinator has invested in more than a thousand companies. Its success stories include Dropbox, Airbnb, and Stripe, and recipients of its investments are altogether worth an estimated $100 billion today.<p>Y Combinator accepts dozens of new …

4 Simple and Effective Strategies to Handle Difficult People at Work

Now you can handle that one person in your office that everyone likes to avoid.<p>Lets get right down to it. You want to handle those difficult personalities like a boss? Well, as you read further, you'll notice a theme. It's more about you than that difficult person driving you nuts.<p>I say this …

Self-improvement

What Tom Brady's Super Bowl Turnaround Can Teach Us about Losing

Computers gave the Patriots just a 0.2 percent chance of winning in the third quarter of Super Bowl LI, but they pulled off the comeback by staying engaged mentally.<p>The ending of Super Bowl LI was one of those moments that felt so important, you couldn't risk a run to the bathroom during …

New England

How This Entrepreneur Kept His Day Job While Starting a Business

Devote time to your side hustle while keeping your regular paycheck.<p>Some entrepreneurs are glorified in the media for making the leap from full-time worker to business owner. While this strategy can work for some people, other times it adds unnecessary risk.<p>Starting a business doesn’t mean you need …

Entrepreneurship

How To Develop An Entrepreneur Mindset

This curated column is authored by serial entrepreneur and blogger,The post How To Develop An Entrepreneur Mindset appeared first on iamwire.

Entrepreneurship

A year ago, I quit my job to start a business — here's what I wish someone had told me at the beginning

A year ago, I quit my 9-5 job to launch a marketing business.<p>My goal was to create a life where I could travel more, learn more, have greater ownership over my time, and work in my pajamas.<p>I spent six months preparing, but I still wasn't prepared for the plot twists, the highs, and the lows.<p>Over …

Success

10 Success lessons from Sam Walton – “From Rags to Riches” for entrepreneurs

Share31<p>Tweet<p>Share101<p>+13<p>Shares 135<p>Samuel Walton built a small grocery store into the giant Walmart supermarket chain, amassing a fortune of over $23 …

Bill Gates says people with these 3 skills will be successful in the future job market

Iconic tech entrepreneur and Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates is obsessed with the future.<p>He frequently works with inventors and industry …

10 Success lessons from Robert Kiyosaki – “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” for entrepreneurs

Share28<p>Tweet<p>Share143<p>+11<p>Shares 172<p>Robert Kiyosaki, is the author of number one personal finance book of all time ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad,’ American …

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

4 Real-Life Ways People Shut Down Interruptions For Good

We asked how people stay productive in offices full of distractions. Here are four methods that work.<p>When it’s time to get things done, interruptions can be the bane of a productive person’s existence. Email and instant messages, phone calls, and co-workers with “just a quick question” can easily …

Earbuds

10 CEOs Share Their Secrets To Keeping Employees Motivated (And Happy) In December

The weeks leading up to the holidays are full of distractions, so we found bosses that successfully keep everyone both happy and productive.<p>The month of December, perhaps more than any other time of the year, is the ultimate tightrope act for bosses. Be too loose with keeping your employees on …

I Don't Want To

10 Success lessons from Sam Walton – “From Rags to Riches” for entrepreneurs

Share33<p>Tweet<p>Share101<p>+13<p>Shares 137<p>Samuel Walton built a small grocery store into the giant Walmart supermarket chain, amassing a fortune of over $23 …

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