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

Meditation has gone main stream. 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 that guide you through practices, such as Headspace.<p>Khajak Keledjian, the former owner of Intermix — a …

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 …

How to Masterfully Handle Difficult Co-Workers

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 …

Emotional Intelligence

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 …

NFL

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, James Altucher<p>After the third attempt and failure at starting a business I said, …

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

Samuel Walton built a small grocery store into the giant Walmart supermarket chain, amassing a fortune of over $23 billion, grew up during the Great …

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

Iconic tech entrepreneur and Microsoft <b>(MSFT)</b> co-founder <b>Bill Gates</b> is obsessed with the future.<p>Quotes in the article<p>Microsoft CorpMSFT▼62.14-0.76-1.21%<p>…

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

Robert Kiyosaki, is the author of number one personal finance book of all time ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad,’ American businessman, Investor, motivational …

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 …

Entrepreneurship

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 …

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 …

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

Samuel Walton built a small grocery store into the giant Walmart supermarket chain, amassing a fortune of over $23 billion, grew up during the Great …

Entrepreneurship

3 Entrepreneurs on Their First Big Mistake

Entrepreneurs look back on the blooper they thought would kill their company.<p>Entrepreneurs look back on the blooper they thought would kill their company.<p>Sandy Chilewich<p><b>Founder and creative director, Chilewich</b><p>“Back in 2000, when I was just starting, I emailed a buyer at Bloomingdale’s, pitching my …

Entrepreneurship

The Top 3 Insights of Highly Innovative Leaders

The #1 quality CEOs look for in employees: creativity. Here's the secret to an innovative mind

Creativity

Can You Put a Dollar Amount on Your Company’s Cyber Risk?

Cyber breaches are one of the most likely and most expensive threats to corporations. Yet few companies can quantify just how great their cyber risk exposure truly is, preventing them from effectively protecting themselves.<p>Most managers rely on qualitative guidance from “heat maps” that describe …

U.S. VC Firms Have Raised $32 Billion So Far This Year - Bloomberg

Venture capital firms in the U.S. raised $9 billion last quarter as 2016 remains on track to be the biggest year since the dot-com era.<p>The cash …

Venture Capital

Exceptional Leaders Never Do These 20 Things (but Always Do This Instead)

Your business is a reflection of yourself--it's time to take self-development seriously.<p>The best leaders have a unique opportunity to create an environment that reflects their own values while maximizing individual strengths.<p>Unfortunately, many individuals in leadership positions lack the …

Leadership

7 Things Steve Jobs Said That You Should Say Every Single Day

What you do is based on what you think... so borrow a few thoughts from Steve.<p>He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."</b><p>Ideas without action aren't ideas. They're regrets.<p>Every day, most people let …

Success

Tony Robbins: Success Without Fulfillment Is the Ultimate Failure

Tony Robbins is on a mission to help entrepreneurs like you succeed - not just in business, but it life. In my interview with him, he shares why your fulfillment is even more important than your business success.<p>If you've been reading my articles in the past 18 months, you know that I've had an …

Success

7 Ways To Respond When Your Boss Asks You To Do Something Unethical

Saying a principled "no" to your boss isn't easy, so let the experts show you how.<p>You’re not going to be thrilled with every assignment you’re given, with every task you’re asked to carry out, with every project you’re instructed to oversee. That’s the reality of having a job. It’s a lot like …

These Three Workplace Trends Could Impact Your Paycheck Next Year

From new overtime laws to salary transparency, a handful of recent initiatives could wind up impacting your take-home pay in 2017.<p>Starting a new job can come with a lot of unknowns, like how long it will take to adjust to a new team, or whether this year you’ll finally understand your benefits …

6 Marketing Tools You Probably Haven’t Heard of But Should Be Using

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Between your company’s presence on social media to its website traffic, your marketing strategy …

Digital Marketing

15 Great Businesses You Can Start While Keeping Your Day Job

According to a Pew Research Center study, self-employed Americans, of which there were 14.6 million in 2014, accounted for 10 percent of our total …

Small Business

8 Effective Ways I've Coped With Failure in My Life

You will fail over and over and over. It's getting back up that makes you the person you are.<p>Several years back I purchased Organize.com, a thriving e-commerce company with millions in monthly sales. I came into this company thinking I was the bomb.com. Little did I know, 6 months later, due to …

Success

10 Success lessons from Guy Kawasaki – “Former Apple evangelist, Venture capitalist” for entrepreneurs

Guy Kawasaki is one of the most famous entrepreneurs alive today. He has worked for Apple and Google, written for Forbes and MacUser, founded Fog …

How to Find Out What Career Will Make You Happiest

You probably don’t have time to stop and ponder your personal traits often, but your personality can have a great deal of impact on your career-and …

Personality

How to Wake Up at 4 a.m. and Be Successful

On this episode of <i>Spartan UP!</i> podcast series, Entrepreneur Network partner Joseph De Sena meets with athlete and attorney Amelia Boone to discuss the daily habits that have driven her to success. A typical day for Boone starts with a 4:07 a.m. wake-up, followed by a 5 a.m. run. Boone gets to the …

Success