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Jeff Bezos Knows How to Run a Meeting. Here's How He Does It

When it comes to getting more out of business meetings, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may have cracked the code.<p>Bad meetings: We've all experienced them. Whether it's poor planning, too much talking, or lack of preparation, bad meetings waste precious time and money.<p>But Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos …

Team Building

How Not to Become a Victim of the Peter Principle: 3 Warning Signs

Still stuck in the "king" role rather than that of the (hopefully rich) leader of growth? Look out.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Laurence J. Peter had perhaps one of the most succinct and insightful observations in the world: People rise to their level of …

Leadership

'Silent Start': The Brilliant (and Surprising) Meeting Method I Learned From Amazon's Jeff Bezos

Why giving your meetings a "silent start" can help brilliant ideas emerge.<p>We've all been there: wasting precious time in a meeting that is headed nowhere fast.<p>There are lots of reasons this happens, but often it comes down to a lack of preparation. Think about it: You can send an agenda in advance, …

Jeff Bezos

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Satya Nadella

10 Powerful Ways You Can Be a Successful Leader

Great Leaders have certain traits that make them stand out from the rest. If we want to achieve what they've achieved, we have to learn to do as they do.<p>These are times that call for great leaders--people who are confident and courageous, certain in their leadership--to show us the way.<p>It's not …

Self-improvement

Make Strategic Thinking Part of Your Job

It’s a common complaint among top executives: “I’m spending all my time managing trivial and tactical problems, and I don’t have time to get to the big-picture stuff.” And yet when I ask my executive clients, “If I cleared your calendar for an entire day to free you up to be ‘more strategic,’ what …

Management

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

10 Success lessons from Tony Robbins – “Life Coach, Motivational Speaker” for entrepreneurs

Share41<p>Tweet<p>Share433<p>+15<p>Shares 479<p>There are few people on this planet as captivating as Tony Robbins. When he speaks, people listen. And you can’t …

A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs

The 25IQ blog posts below have been rewritten and are now part of a new book that will benefit the author’s chosen charity: No Kid Hungry. The author …

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

5 Reasons Why Most People Don't Become Wealthy

11 Cringeworthy Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Business

Avoid making these 11 mistakes to keep your business alive and thriving.<p>"To err is human," and that's just as true of business owners as it is everyone else. Unfortunately, as an entrepreneur, there are often consequences to your mistakes--some of which carry more weight than others. There are even …

Small Business

The Single Biggest Reason Why Startups Succeed

In his TED2015 talk, Idealab founder Bill Gross asks the audience to guess which factor is most important to startup success:<p><b>Idea</b>• <b><br>Team:</b> How well you …

Startups

Creating Custom AngularJS Directives Part 6 - Using Controllers

Creating Custom AngularJS Directives SeriesUp to this point in the AngularJS directives series you’ve learned about many key aspects of directives …

Taming Forms in AngularJS 1.3

Taming Forms in AngularJS 1.3Learn how to use the new form features in AngularJS 1.3Forms in AngularJS 1.3 have been improved quite a bit from what …

Googling How to Program Got this Guy a Job at Google

We’ve heard it over and over and over again: despite the high demand for talent from startups, there’s a shortage of qualified software developers …

Computer Science

Understanding Bootstrap's Grid System — SitePoint

Syed Fazle Rahman takes a detailed but succinct look at Bootstrap's grid system, breaking down the parts to get you up and running quickly.

The ultimate guide to metrics for business leaders

By letting data be your North Star, you'll establish a strong connection between every aspect of your business and the relevant metrics, driving your team to progress and problem solve more effectively and helping the company reach its full potential.<p>But to capture the metrics that will help your …

Kickstarting Your Rails Education

It's been a long time since I last coded on the server-side. In fact, if you've read some of my tutorials, you may have noticed that I use ColdFusion …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Create Something From Nothing: 6 Core Principles of Business-Building

How do you build something small into something bigger and more sustainable? Keep these core ideas in mind.<p>Many businesses start with an idea and create something lasting. More often, they start with a spark of some sort--a strategic asset, a reputation, a track record with customers, or even an …

Business Strategy

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …

Marketing