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A 36-year-old who learned to invest like Warren Buffett explains Buffett's No. 1 rule

When Danielle Town found herself burnt out and even starting to get sick from her work as a corporate attorney, she knew she didn't want to keep …

Investing

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

Employee Engagement

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

Self-awareness

Ripple: Avoid At All Costs

Ripple recently overtook Ethereum as the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap.<p>The payment protocol has some major benefits, but the currency …

Cryptocurrency

Stellar 2018 Price Predictions: Cryptocurrency Expected To Hit $1, Trails Ripple

Cryptocurrency Stellar has lived up to its name thus far. The digital token experienced major growth over the course of December 2017 and has started …

How To Start An SEO Campaign With (Almost) No Money

If you’ve been thinking about starting a search engine optimization (SEO) campaign, you’ve likely run into a serious obstacle: money. Big-name agencies charge upwards of tens of thousands of dollars a month to manage a campaign, and hiring a new full-time manager and/or a suite of specialized …

Engines

28 Top Business Books to Get Ahead In 2018

Reading is both a leisure activity and a strategically important self improvement strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Reading has been noted as one of the primary habits of ultra-successful people, with magnates like Warren Buffett reading hundreds of pages each …

Profit

4 Books that Every Entrepreneur and Businessperson Should Read

Before you set your 2018 goals and decide on your New Year's resolutions, check out "Finish," by Jon Acuff. Check out these other books, too.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Reading great books and then applying the key information that I learned from each book has …

To This Day

Tony Robbins, Elizabeth Gilbert and Tim Ferriss Agree This 1 Word Hurts Us the Most | Inc.com

There's a funny trap that happens with self-discovery: The more articulate we become, the easier we can justify our actions. It's a dangerous game, as more power means being able to explain away our flaws, mistakes and misdirection. Our intention can blur.<p>Tony Robbins has a simple, quick and …

Self-improvement

32 Books Anyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read | Inc.com

The most successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day, and often are readers who strive for self-improvement. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who highly recommend these …

Customer Service

6 Lessons I Learned Teaching Leadership With a 4-Star General at West Point | Inc.com

Who is America's greatest leader?<p>Longtime readers of my column will remember Six Lessons I Learned at Lunch With the Best Leader in America, where I called Frances Hesselbein the nation's best leader.<p>It wasn't just my opinion. Several leadership gurus named her the best. She earned the Presidential …

Leadership

The 8 Rules of Leadership by Jack Welch | Inc.com

Leadership is all about growing others. It's about your team and its welfare. It's about your direct reports and their performance.<p>Leadership is a tough act. It's a daily balancing act. As a leader, you're expected to use your insight, experience, and rigor to balance the conflicting demands of …

Leadership

Want to Raise a Badass Daughter? Self-Made Billionaire Sara Blakely Says Teach These 7 Things | Inc.com

Sara Blakely is pretty amazing. She's the founder and inventor of Spanx and a self-made billionaire. She even still holds the original patent for her game-changing women's underwear.<p>There are a decent number of self-made billionaires now, and some incredible women entrepreneurs. What sets Blakely …

Bill Gates

Steve Hansen defends Sonny Bill Williams against media 'haters' as New Zealand prepare for final Australia clash

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has defended Sonny Bill Williams from criticism in New Zealand media, praising the midfielder's “hard work” on the …

Sonny Bill Williams

3 Reasons Opening a Bank Is a Great Idea for Square Inc

Square's recent application to open a bank shows it is willing to go where few fintechs have gone before in order to deepen its already sticky …

Mark Cuban: This 1 Personality Trait Makes You Golden in the Eyes of Your Boss | Inc.com

Just landed a perfect-for-you job? Awesome. Now it's time to prove your boss that she made the right decision to hire you. Play your cards right, and you'll become an invaluable member of the team and hopefully earn a promotion down the line.<p>To get to that next level, let's take a chapter out of …

Employment

The 1 Secret Brain Exercise That Will Help You Achieve All Your Goals | Inc.com

There's a funny truth in the business world: hard work does not equate to success. If you've believed in this supposed connection for any length of time, you may find it unbelievable that there is in fact no direct cause-and-effect relationship between those two things.<p>So, if you can't draw a …

Motivation

How to Pitch: 18 Steps to Create and Deliver a Winning Pitch for Investors and Early Customers | Inc.com

You want to start a business. You have an idea. You have a business plan. But you need investors. You need customers. You need to pitch: your idea, your business -- or even yourself.<p>So how can you make sure you're ready to pitch?<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to …

Public Speaking

The 7 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Sure you can't read the 50 books a year Bill Gates does. But you have no excuse for not reading at least these seven.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs may be short on time, but the most successful are still usually voracious readers. Bill Gates is known to …

Self-improvement

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

5 Ways to Make Yourself Look Polished to Everyone Around You | Inc.com

The world is full of dreamers. Look around you and you'll find there are plenty of people who spend a lot of time and money reading business and branding books or signing up to attend intensive retreats and motivational seminars.<p>But let's be honest: Even while these books, seminars and articles may …

Self-help

Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours a Week on ‘Compound Time’

Warren Buffett, Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey all do this one thing outside their to-do-lists everyday.<p>One question has fascinated me my entire …

Creativity

What I learned building a mobile payments app in Singapore and facing DBS

Everybody loves to hear a David and Goliath story. But this isn’t one. This is a story of how our startup, Spence, failed, the struggles we went …

Time I

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things | Inc.com

The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us …

Leadership

7 Qualities of Leaders With Great Charisma (Anyone Can Master These) | Inc.com

It's no secret that charismatic leaders get ahead personally and professionally in life.<p>That's because charismatic leaders have learned how to influence and impact their surroundings. They use charisma to help bring about change, devotion, and loyalty. They've learned to use charisma with everyone …

Body Language

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30 | Inc.com

Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone should know before exiting young …

Self-improvement

15 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

Success doesn't crop up overnight. All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can be attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made …

Self-improvement

Understanding Your Gaps: Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't | Inc.com

Do you ever wonder why some people succeed and others don't? We've all seen deserving people who never quite got things off the ground, and others who made it look easy. It doesn't always seem to make sense.<p>Over the past three decades of coaching top leaders and entrepreneurs all over the world, I …

Leadership

Here’s why mobile payment is worth considering

A key reason consumers hesitate to adopt mobile payments, like Apple Pay and Android Pay, is fear over security. But your mobile wallet is arguably …

FinTech