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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 …

YCombinator

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 …

Body Language

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

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 …

Wealth

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 | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

But it’s possible to develop effective strategies to manage interruptions and train your co-workers and even supervisors to give you some space while you finish your work. Here are four real-life examples of tactics that worked.<p>When team members at branding agency Motto want to block out …

Productivity

10 CEOs Share Their Secrets To Keeping Employees Motivated (And Happy) In December | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

So how can business leaders motivate employees to stay productive and motivated during the holidays? We spoke to 10 CEOs across myriad industries to reveal their best practices. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words:<p>“This time of year is especially busy for our business, with our entire …

The Workplace

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 …

Cybersecurity

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 | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

But, navigating tedious responsibilities or work that doesn’t stoke your fire is a far cry from handling a request from your boss that requires you to basically throw a colleague under the bus. If your manager approaches you about taking one for the team, framing it as an item that’s simply part of …

Leadership

These Three Workplace Trends Could Impact Your Paycheck Next Year | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Beginning in 2017, the government will know which companies are not compensating their employees equally and can investigate accordingly.

Innovation

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 …

Small Business

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 …

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

Share14<p>Tweet<p>Share33<p>+12<p>Shares 49<p>Guy Kawasaki is one of the most famous entrepreneurs alive today. He has worked for Apple and Google, written for …

Entrepreneurship