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A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Technology, complexity, anxiety, catastrophe

You wake up. Check your phone. Something happened overnight. People are upset. The actual news is uncertain, it’s too soon for context and understanding, but it’s not too soon for everyone to quickly confirm their biases. It’s never too soon for that.<p>You shower. Get dressed. Get ready for your job. …

War

25 Tools to Make Your Company Look Bigger Than it Is

Appearance is everything with consumers, who may trust large companies more than smaller ones. These platforms, websites, and apps can help.<p>Being a small company has its upsides. You're fast and nimble, and you don't have any bureaucracy mucking up your ability to get things done. However, being …

Small Business

10 must-have networking tools

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>A great deal of my career success is rooted in my ability to understand and grow meaningful relationships, which many people refer to as “networking.” While I came of age in the pre-digital era where Palm Pilots were “state of the …

Networking

Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2014

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As 2014 winds to a close, it seems the perfect time to stop and reflect on the stories that truly resonated with our audience this year. While individual topics ranged from tips on boosting daily productivity, to methods for …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs, here’s how to think about your valuation

A couple of discussions related to our portfolio companies last week led to me write this blog post. The timing could not have been better, since there have recently been some great posts related to this topic from Jamie McGurk and Stephen McDermid at Andreessen Horowitz, and from Fred Wilson at …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Ten Lessons from Peter Thiel's Class On Startups

<b>Guest post written by Stanford Law student Blake Masters.</b><p><i>Update 3/19/13: Masters has changed the name of his startup from Amicus Labs to Judicata. That change has been reflected in the third paragraph.</i><p>This spring, legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel taught a …

Leadership Lessons From The U.S. Army In Afghanistan

Here are five tactics the U.S. Army is putting to use in Logar Province to help move the Afghan military and police toward greater independence.<p>As the saying goes, if you want to learn how to lead, join the military.<p>Officers are given huge amounts of responsibility at the youngest of ages. A …

5 Surprising, Science-Backed Ways To Get Smarter Today

Your intelligence isn’t fixed; it’s fluid. Here’s a handful of ways to improve your brain flow.<p>So it turns out that, contrary to what your SAT scores told you, we can actually get smarter day by day–depending on what we do with our days. As Annie Murphy Paul reports, intelligence isn’t set in …

Business planning for success

<i>This feature was placed by</i> ICAEW<b>.</b><p>Starting a business can be a life changing activity providing lots of opportunities, but to make the most of the …

Chinese business leader Zhang Ruimin developed a unique form of quality control. Any products he didn't like, he smashed with a sledge hammer in front of his workers. That sledge hammer now sits in a corporate museum, but Zhang Ruimin explains the evolution of his management ideas to Global Business presenter Peter Day. Click through to read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24622247

The Essential Guide To Writing Amazing, Quite Clickable Email Subject Lines

Your path to a better subject lines: Make them super searchable, readily actionable, and possibly edible.<p>When we talk about how to get better at email, we tend to dwell in the body text, which, as we’ve learned, needs to be clearly purposeful, easy to reply to, and, ideally, no more than five …

Acquainted

An A-Z of modern office jargon: drill down into this guide and you could be talking like a boardroom legend by end of play. Massive yield! http://gu.com/p/3jmyb Photograph: Alamy/Guardian montage

SEC votes to “unleash wisdom of crowds,” approves crowdfunding rule

Commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to go forward with a proposal that will let small businesses …

5 Phrases You Should Never Use In An Email

If you want to sound like an intelligent person rather than a cliché-spouting robot, that is.<p>It’s way easier to rely on clichés and claptrap in your writing than to expend the energy on an original thought–one reason why the 70 emails you send a day all sound the same.<p>Is this a bad thing? Not …

generality

A Six-Month Game Plan For Starting Your Own Business

<i>Starting your own business is risky and scary, but hanging on to an office job you hate poses other problems. All the more so in today’s tough job market when it may be difficult to find any job – let alone one that suits you. The more eclectic your interests or skills, the more difficult your</i> …

Martin Lewis: What I earned from peer-to-peer savings

A new breed of website make bold claims on income. The founder of Moneysavingexpert reveals the returns he made from peer-to-peer lending/saving.<p>Six per cent interest is enough to put a rosy glow into the cheeks of any depressed saver. Yet many worry that peer-to-peer lending websites such as Zopa, …

Watchdog outlines new rules for peer-to-peer and crowdfunding

The City regulator has moved to tighten up the rules for middleman firms that lure investors with 7pc interest rates offers.<p>Investors in so-called "peer-to-peer" websites touting 7pc interest rates will receive better protection from the City watchdog under plans announced today.<p>The Financial …

The shares that offer the best and worst shareholder perks

Shareholder perks range from cheaper restaurant bills to a free day at the races, but are all the deals and discounts worth it?<p>Shareholder perks, where investors in a business benefited from an array of discounts and freebies as a privilege that came with owning a slice of the business, are more …

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? And what does it mean for your career? http://f-st.co/uAAB3cX "Introverts (or those of us with introverted tendencies) tend to recharge by spending time alone. They lose energy from being around people for long periods of time, particularly large crowds. Extroverts, on the other hand, gain energy from other people. Extroverts actually find their energy is sapped when they spend too much time alone. They recharge by being social."

12 Myths about Starting a Business

1. I need to write a business plan before I start.<p>No, you don’t. Start-ups are so unpredictable that writing a business plan is a pointless exercise. …

10 Top Crowdfunding Websites

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In her book</i> Cash From the Crowd<i>, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers</i> …

Crowd Funding

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Movies

Simple Ways To Keep Your Network From Growing Cold

You’ve put a lot of time into building up a huge network of people by going to conferences, attending industry events, and reaching out to people you admire. Great!<p><b>RELATED:</b> <i>6 Ways to Upgrade Your Networking Skills</i><p>But if you simply store these contacts in your address book, only reaching out when …

6 Top Crowdfunding Websites: Which One Is Right For Your Project?

If you’ve been on the lookout for funding for a startup project in the last few years, you’ve likely explored crowdfunding – or, more specifically Kickstarter. But there’s a growing number of websites dedicated to finding funds for a creative and entrepreneurial projects, with Kickstarter in the …

20 Movies You Can’t Even Believe Are 20 Years Old

Do you still quote <i>Dazed and Confused</i>? Or roll your eyes whenever someone mentions <i>Sleepless in Seattle</i>? We hate to break it to you, but both films …

Movies

Jaw-Dropping Plant Sculptures from Mosaiculture International 2013

From June 22 to September 29, 2013, the Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 – Land of Hope (MIM2013) will be on display at the Montreal …

Top tips to writing a business plan

What do investors look for in a business plan? What should you – and shouldn’t you – include in your business plan?<p>When you’re preparing your …

Rating The Venture Capitalists

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Zach Noorani is a former VC and recent graduate of MIT Sloan. Follow him on Twitter @znoorani.</i><p>For a profession full of business strategy experts, it’s impressive how rarely and narrowly the venture capital industry is subjected to conventional competitive analysis. Ask yourself: who …