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5 Things the Most Successful Entrepreneurs All Have in Common

Ernst & Young asked nearly 500 entrepreneurs what it takes to rise above and beyond in business.<p>What do Spanx founder Sara Blakely, AOL co-founder Steve Case, and Dell's founder Michael Dell all have in common? Besides running their own powerhouse companies, they were also all winners of the Ernst …

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Companies should have values, like people do'

During the company's annual shareholders meeting in 2014, a representative for a conservative think tank wanted Cook to commit to making moves that were profitable only for the company.<p>Cook's rebuke was swift.<p>"When we work on making our devices accessible by the blind, I don't consider the bloody" …

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Neighborhoodness: Four Strategies From Chicago's Top Restaurant Entrepreneurs

Chicago’s restaurant world abounds with examples of what I call “neighborhoodness” — cafes, bistros and bars owned by the same chef that sit near or next door to each other.<p>Award-winning restaurants run by big names like Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard and Grant Achatz are in locations where their …

The Importance Of Brand Trust: How Restaurant Concepts Can Learn From Chipotle And Industry Leaders

Despite explaining its new food-safety procedures and launching promotions like free burritos and a loyalty program, Chipotle Mexican Grill has yet to win back the trust of consumers. Since the fast-casual chain’s food-safety issues last fall, Chipotle has reported three straight quarters of …

Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and Other Successful Entrepreneurs' Favorite Interview Questions

The unusual questions these bosses ask to find out what they need to know about prospective employees.<p>Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché …

The Bank Robber

The computer technician who exposed a Swiss bank’s darkest secrets.<p>A few days before Christmas in 2008, Hervé Falciani was in a meeting at his office, in Geneva, when a team of police officers arrived to arrest him. Falciani, who was thirty-six, worked for H.S.B.C., then the largest bank in the …

Corruption

Here’s Why Your Experienced Team Keeps Making The Same Mistakes

One researcher finds that the typical way we absorb experiences doesn’t usually lead to much learning.<p>You know the drill. You head up a big, complicated team project. Some things go well, others don’t. Afterward, you pat yourself on the back, thank your team for their hard work, and think you’ve …

5 Words Millionaires Understand Better Than Others

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If there is one thing that all millionaires today have in common, it is that they know how to be successful. While their success may come from different places, and they may have earned their money in different ways, this is one thing …

Self-improvement

10 Personal Skills That Set the Very Best Leaders Apart

Leadership skills that worked in the past won't carry you into the future.<p>Do you have the personal qualities you need to be an effective leader in the coming decades? Even if you've been successful so far, the answer may be no. The aggressive personality and hard-driving skill set that got so many …

Shifting from Star Performer to Star Manager

You’ve always been a high achiever—top of your class, captain of your sports teams, star performer at work. Now, you’re going to be managing a team of high-performers in a division of your company that everyone’s buzzing about. You’re confident that you can navigate this new challenge with …

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

The education of Airbnb’s Brian Chesky

Photograph by Michael Lewis for Fortune Magazine<p>How the home-sharing site’s co-founder hacked leadership and taught himself to be a world-class …

Startups

What Comes After Heirloom Seeds?

In the mid-nineteen-thirties, a California pomologist named W. L. Howard began compiling a list of plants. He intended to enumerate the botanical creations of the legendary American horticulturalist Luther Burbank. The task took him ten years. Howard’s completed inventory begins with the word …

Gardening

The Unsexy Fundamentals of Great HR

Given consistent research indicating CEOs’ disappointment with Human Resources, the call for change on the cover of last month’s issue of HBR <i>(It’s Time to Blow Up HR and Build Something New. Here’s How</i>) is predictable — and warranted. We disagree, however, with both the premise that HR needs to be …

What 3 of the World's Smartest Hoteliers Have to Say About the Future of Hotels

When The Standard Hotels invested a 51% stake in the Austin-based Bunkhouse Group last month, it was as much a meeting of hospitality hearts as it …

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What’s causing increased inequality?

<b>Introduction and some basic facts about wealth inequality</b><p>Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century renewed interest in wealth inequality, the …

As a Chef, I Wish Yelp Didn't Exist

A chef and restaurateur shares why reading online reviews is a maddening experience for many food industry professionals. Just remember, fine dining isn't a fucking community swimming pool.<p><i>Welcome back to Restaurant Confessionals, where we talk to the unheard voices of the restaurant industry from</i> …

What does ‘cultural fit’ really mean?

Theoretically, it makes sense: hiring managers want candidates who will be naturally aligned with the company’s mission and values.<p>Presumably, it’s …

15 interview questions to measure emotional intelligence

Earlier this year, Container Store CEO Kip Tindell said one of the most important things a leader can have is high emotional intelligence.<p>“Emotional …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Meet The Weather Underground’s Bomb Guru

In an excerpt from his new book about 60s-era radicalism Vanity Fair special correspondent Bryan Burrough delves into the disastrous Village townhouse explosion caused by the Weather Underground, and introduces the man who became the group’s “bomb guru” in its wake.<p>Ever since 9/11, the threat of …

'It's OK If They Copy Us': Google's HR Chief On The Upside Of Giving Away Staffing Secrets

As the head of People Operations at Google, Laszlo Bock’s name has become synonymous with all things HR. As of next month, he’ll also be able to say he wrote the book on it.<p>In <i>Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google that Will Transform How You Live and Lead,</i> due out next month, <i></i>Bock explains …

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Top Venture Investors Pick Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

We asked some of the more thoughtful and outspoken members of the 2015 Forbes Midas List for their recommendations of books they’d like to see their entrepreneurs reading (and they suggest you do make time to read). Fire these up on your e-readers now.<p><b>Chris Sacca</b><br>Lowercase Capital <i><br>Not Fade Away: A</i> …

Don't Let Your Passion And Values Erode Employee Motivation

As a leader, it’s your job to help employees figure out what motivates them and link it to their goals and values. But the fact is, you <i>can’t</i> motivate them — at least, not in the way you think — so stop trying.<p>Recently, I had the chance to sit down with Susan Fowler, author of <i>Why Motivating People</i> …

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Creative Dad Builds Amazing Volkswagen Bus Bed for His Daughter

Creative dad, DIY expert, and Reddit user inexplorata built an amazing Volkswagen bus bed for his daughter's 3rd birthday to replace the crib she had been sleeping in until then.<p>The idea came to him after he discovered a pile of old Super Beetle parts available for free on Craigslist. Rather than …

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