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I Interviewed the Most Successful People Alive—Here’s What I Learned

For my new book, <i>Getting There: A Book of Mentors</i>, I spent 5 years interviewing some of the most successful people alive (Warren Buffett, Michael …

How to Be an Inspiring Leader

When employees aren’t just engaged, but inspired, that’s when organizations see real breakthroughs. Inspired employees are themselves far more productive and, in turn, inspire those around them to strive for greater heights.<p>Our research shows that while anyone can become an inspiring leader …

Leadership

A Sports Psychologist Reveals The Secrets To A Powerful Mindset

How do the highest achievers think differently? Consider the professional athletes who have won multiple championships: the Tom Bradys and Kobe Bryants of the world. They’ve mastered their craft, but their mindsets also set them apart from their peers. What do they do differently to reach peak …

personaldevelopment

Transcendental Meditation, which Bridgewater's Ray Dalio calls 'the single biggest influence' on his life, is taking over Wall Street

Around eight years ago, Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio introduced Transcendental Meditation to his 735 employees.<p>Dalio had already established a unique, intense culture at Bridgewater that he likes to say is akin to being part of an "intellectual Navy SEALs," and he believed that …

22 Daily Routines These Successful Executives Say Help Them Succeed

Anyone can mimic this kind of discipline to get ahead in business and life.<p>Achieving success in business in life typically isn't a lucky accident. It involves hard work, perseverance as well as a supportive and loving network of friends and family. But another ingredient often goes into the mix: A …

Startups

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

The one skill that made Amazon’s CEO wildly successful

As a child, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos spent his summers fixing windmills and repairing equipment on his grandparents’ ranch in Texas. Though …

Fashion designer Nicole Miller reveals what Donald Trump is really like

Everybody thinks they know Donald Trump. But according to fashion designer Nicole Miller, he has another side you may not be familiar with.<p><i>Produced by Eames Yates</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

How to Kill Your To-Do List

Have you gotten good at organizing your tasks in a to-do list, but have trouble actually executing them? You’re not alone.<p>Getting things on your …

Productivity

Billionaire investor Chris Sacca explains the 4 key elements of his investing philosophy

He's been an early-stage investor in billion-dollar companies like Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Stripe, Lookout, and Automattic (maker of WordPress).<p>Sacca tells "The 4-Hour Workweek" author Tim Ferriss in the latest episode of Ferriss' podcast that he's happy to share his investing approach with those …

8 of the Greatest Commencement Quotes From Business Leaders

Commencement speeches aren't typically renowned for their riveting content or brevity, but, once in a while, hopeful graduates get a speaker who is not only entertaining but also drops wisdom like a grenade and brings hungover graduates out of their seats.<p>These eight charismatic business leaders …

College & University

A Sears REIT Could Unlock Value In Failing Retailer, But Saving Stores A Different Task

Sears Holding Corp. said Wednesday that it plans to raise more than $2.5 billion by spinning off 254 stores into a real estate investment trust. The news of the spin-off, widely anticipated, sent Sears shares sharply higher initially. The move would bring the struggling retailer a much-needed …

How To Know When Not To Listen To Your Gut

Recently, I conducted an interview with Herminia Ibarra around the idea that being overly attached to your own authenticity may in fact be holding you back. A controversial idea for sure, it explores that if we’re too wedded to what we have been and who we think we are now, we’ll perhaps be too …

12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own.<p>When it comes to confidence, one thing is certain: truly confident …

Self-improvement

5 Weight-Loss Sins Everyone Makes (And How To Fix Them!)

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Jason Helmes <b><br>Founder:</b> Anyman Fitness, LLC <b><br>Website:</b> anymanfitness.com<p>So, you want to lose some weight. Maybe you've squeezed every …

Fitness

No One Will Tell You How Much Time You Should Work Every Day, So I Will

How many hours you work every day is controversial to say the least. Studies show that longer hours mean a decrease in productivity, so think about …

Warren Buffett's new letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders summed up in 8 quotes

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Buffett's time heading the sprawling conglomerate.<p><b>On a potential successor:</b><p>"Both the board and I believe we now have the right person to succeed me as CEO - a successor ready to assume the job the day after I die or step down. In certain important respects, …

How Leaders Should React When Someone Disappoints

“Why?” the CEO of the hedge fund yelled at one of his portfolio managers. “Why would you increase that investment? What were you thinking?”<p>The portfolio manager muttered a weak defense which the CEO promptly tore to shreds.<p>When the manager left his office, the CEO turned to me, exasperated. “How do …

Leadership

The Discipline of Teams

Early in the 1980s, Bill Greenwood and a small band of rebel railroaders took on most of the top management of Burlington Northern and created a multibillion-dollar business in “piggybacking” rail services despite widespread resistance, even resentment, within the company. The Medical Products …

Management

How to Have Friends at Work When You’re the Boss

Girish* is a client of mine who runs a 500-million-dollar business. He gets stellar reviews and is seen as a high potential successor to the CEO.<p>But he has a friend problem.<p>Several of his direct reports are close friends and he doesn’t hold them accountable in the same way he does his other direct …

5 Tools That Foster Technology Innovation

<b>Technology innovation thrives most when human ingenuity is uninhibited to deliver intrinsic value for unmet needs.</b><p>Becoming a technology consultant more than a decade ago was a huge wake up call for me. I’d just left a position as a customer asking others to design new technology solutions or …

Innovation

11 Fantastic Productivity Tricks You Can Use Today

Achieve the most important goals in your business and in your life faster and better than ever.<p>We all have important things to get done at work, but far too often, at the end of the day we realize that we haven't accomplished what we set out to do. The problem is that for all sorts of different …

Time Management

What 12 Super-Successful People Wish They Knew At 22

Maybe you wish you could rewrite your past. Or perhaps you're content with the decisions you made at that time in your life. Either way, there are probably a few things you wish you knew then that you know now.<p>That's exactly what LinkedIn asked its network of top minds across all fields to write …

Five Books To Help Millennials Keep Their 2015 Resolutions

<i>A guest post by Stephanie Denning (@stephdenning), who writes about leadership issues from a Millennial perspective.</i><p>New Year’s Eve is synonymous with new resolutions. Except rarely are the resolutions new. Every year, most of us <i>renew</i> the same resolutions we set the last time around. As a …

5 Healthy Resolutions for Busy Entrepreneurs

Five easy steps to take to improve your health and effectiveness, and, I promise that dieting isn't one of them!<p>It's that time again. The end of a new year always presents a time to pause and to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. It is also the time that we define our resolutions for …

Wellness

14 Skills Entrepreneurs Need to Win Clients

Winning the best customers isn't easy, but using these tips it becomes a lot easier!<p>No matter how great of an idea you have, your success as an entrepreneur comes down to securing paying clients. How else can you expect your business to thrive? But, how can you effectively win over clients who are …

Entrepreneurship

5 Simple Things That Will Make Your Life Better

<b>1) Want to be happy?</b><p>It’s more about perspective than anything else. Write down three good things that happen to you every day.<p>Via Flourish: A …

Intensive Care

23 Incredible Benefits Of Getting More Sleep

If you have a few days off over the holidays, one of the best things you can possibly do with your time is work on fixing your sleep habits.<p>Our sleep problems are so bad that the CDC refers to them as "a public health epidemic."<p>While a tiny percentage of the population does just fine on little …

5 Ways To Pound The Competition With Emotionally-Charged Leadership

Nine years back I hired a sales leader with a face like a European James Bond who had a great pedigree, dressed Zegna impeccably and had lots of years scaling startups. He talked a good game, like Jay-Z at the mic. Everyone was hyped up, excited by him. But the results were like aliens: They never …

3 "Evergreen" Tips to Reduce Family Financial Stress

The holidays cause enough angst, so why allow money-stress to become a family affair? Fortunately, the solution can be a family affair, too! Here’s some advice for you and your loved ones.<p>Tip #1: GPS For Living<p>You can’t get to where you are going until you know where you are going. Seems obvious, …