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5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

Why Most Presentations are Bad, and How to Make Yours Better | Inc.com

No matter how frustrated you are with your presentation--no matter how bad your slides currently seem--chances are that Duarte Design has seen worse. The 90-person company has worked on hundreds of thousands of presentations, for clients including Twitter, ESPN, and the Food Network.<p>Duarte is …

Public Speaking

Want to Start a Business? What to Do Next | Inc.com

You are ready--you think--to start your own business.<p>You have discovered a market need, and you are convinced you have come up with a way to fill it. But after that, things get fuzzy. You don't have a clue about how to raise money or create a website or do the thousand and one other things that all …

Small Business

7 Magic Words (And 10 Negotiation Ideas) For Entrepreneurs

Of all the skills we teach prospective entrepreneurs, there’s an element missing. Where in our MBA or business preparedness programs do we talk about the skills of negotiation? Um… with the exception of sales training, which is highly focused on negotiation, perhaps the answer is never.<p>My friend …

50 Important Life Lessons

Ultimate List of 50 Life Lessons You Must Learn<p>You know the old saying, “Youth is wasted on the young?”<p>I think about that on occasion — how I wish …

4 Things Successful Businesses Do To Get Consistent Results

From setting measurable goals to hiring the right people, leadership consultant Jim Sullivan shares four tips to help your team reach your business goals.<p>“Ideas are easy, execution is hard,” says Jim Sullivan, CEO of Sullivision, a Wisconsin-based marketing, sales, and leadership consulting company …

10 Tips for Building Stronger Networks in Work and Life | Inc.com

Most people understand that to be successful they need to network. But actually going out and doing it is another matter. People "are daunted by the task and believe it requires inauthentic, uncomfortable behavior and is an activity that is inconsistent with focusing on job performance," says …

Leadership

The Most Creative People In Design, 2014

From our Most Creative People 2014 list, meet the people responsible for reshaping our world–shoes, cars, buildings, tech products, and more.<p>Dropbox Design Team (No. 6)<p>The design team at Dropbox–namely Soleio Cuervo, Tim Van Damme, and Gentry Underwood–like to keep things simple. And it’s best that …

6 Things About Money You May Not Think About -- But Should

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too often, entrepreneurs fail to pay adequate attention to their personal finances, which often are interconnected with their business. Here are six financial issues you might not have on your radar, but should keep in mind:<p><b>1. Protecting</b> …

Pixar's 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling

Pixar

How to Present and Sell Yourself Online

I’m constantly amazed by how many people just don’t know how to communicate their own story digitally. They may be okay in a job interview, at a cocktail party, or a run-in in the elevator, but when it comes to personal storytelling online, they become a deer in headlights.<p>Just look around. Have …

How To Learn A New Skill Fast

Every day, I walk down the stairs into the living room and there it is: The Piano.<p>This glorious grand Knabe belonged to my mom when she was a child in Newark, N.J. Then, my sister, Robin, tinkled the same ivories growing up in our family’s suburban house (I can hear her playing Beethoven’s “Für …

A Short Guide To Doing Less

Is the endless stream of tasks and distractions really the best way to work? Maybe less is more. Breathe, be mindful, and Follow this guide to savor the beauty of doing less.<p>Many of us work in an endless stream of tasks, browser tabs, social media, emails, meetings, rushing from one thing to …

The Single Most Important Habit of Successful Entrepreneurs

Find out how the presence or absence of just one critical habit can determine your business success or failure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

4 Speaking Tricks That Work Every Time | Inc.com

For some reason, the old rules use every trick possible to...well, trick you. If something makes you uncomfortable, the rules immediately look for a workaround, some way to avoid the issue.<p>So here’s a shocker--attempting eye contact can make some people pretty nervous. Therefore, we have the awful …

Public Speaking

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.

5 Easy Ways to Work Smarter, Not Longer | Inc.com

You know what they call a Wall Street banker with an hour free from work? Unemployed. The assumption has been that if you're not at the grindstone all the time, you're not pulling your weight and are unsuitable for promotion, responsibility, and opportunity.<p>Entrepreneurs, of course, are often …

Time Management

20 Unusual Things 20 Successful People Do Every Day | Inc.com

All the successful people I know have at least one thing they make sure to do every day; one thing they feel contributes greatly to their success.<p>Some of the following are tech entrepreneurs, while others run more conventional businesses. For variety, I've also included a restaurateur and celebrity …

Productivity

Time Management Skills Are Stupid. Here’s What Works.

Put the schedule down for a second.<p>Consider something I read in The Power of Full Engagement: Maybe it’s not about time. It’s about energy.<p><b>Energy,</b> …

From Farm Boy To Billionaire: Harry Stine's 7 Insights For Entrepreneurs

From his inauspicious headquarters in Adel, Iowa (pop. 4,000), Harry Stine has accumulated a $3 billion fortune by revolutionizing the agriculture industry. He owns Stine Seed, the largest private seed company in the world and the developer of some of the most valuable agricultural products on …

This 5-Step Mental Workout Will Make You Smarter

Dan Hurley, author of Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power, advises that you put some brain sneakers on and get mentally moving.<p>Is it possible to make yourself smarter? Until about 10 years ago, most neuroscientists said no. “Back in the day people thought intelligence was genetic,” …

Great Management Questions from Paul Graham, Jim Collins, and Other Business Leaders | Inc.com

There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, avert catastrophes, and reveal unexpected paths to brighter destinations. Jim Collins, Marshall …

Leadership

Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions

Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity.<p><i>[Editor’s note: The following is the first in a three-part series of posts adapted from Warren Berger’s new book,</i> A More …

Creativity

15 Things Highly Focused People Don’t Do

Focus is key to success and happiness in life. The most successful people on this planet are highly focused. They pay attention to the present moment …

3 Ingredients for Unforgettable Presentations | Inc.com

Most audiences sit back, listen, and are left to find meaning in what the speaker is saying. But fortunately, with careful crafting, you can include three concepts in your presentation to help audiences remember your speech: variation, relevance, and emotion. Here's a look at all three and how …

Public Speaking

99 Sites That Every Professional Should Know About and Use

With an endless number of sites, tools, and resources out there, how do you know what’s worth your time? Well, we know just how busy you are, so we …

8 Things the Most Successful People Do That Make Them Great

<b>There’s a right way to learn.</b><p><b>Want to be more successful? Actually, that’s not ambitious enough — want to be</b> <b>the best</b><b>?</b><p>I do. So I called my friend …