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9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

7 Business Books That Will Set You Apart In 2018

What are your goals for 2018?<p>Most of these books were published in 2017. One was published in 2016, but I just recently discovered it a few months back. And two of these books won't be released until 2018, but I got my paws on them early.<p>1. Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the …

'Be The First Domino': Advice From The Most Connected Man In Business

Joe Polish is the founder of GENIUS NETWORK, considered by many to be the top-tier of entrepreneurial masterminds.<p>Joe Polish has a list of “rules” that he expects of those whom he interacts with. He calls it his “Magic Rapport Formula.” The principles of his formula are:<p>Focus on how you will help …

Entrepreneurship

It Took LinkedIn's CEO Exactly 2 Sentences to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Any one of these practices will make you a better leader.<p>With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper …

Leadership
Lehman Brothers

The Genius Problem-Solving Method Elon Musk Learned From Aristotle

How do some entrepreneurs manage to come up with solutions for the toughest problems? They borrow this method from an ancient philosopher.<p><i>"All great Acts of Genius began with the same consideration: Do not be constrained by your present reality."</i><p><b>Leonardo Da Vinci</b><p>Obviously, I have never met …

Leonardo Da Vinci

How You Define the Problem Determines Whether You Solve It

Typical stories of creativity and invention focus on finding novel ways to solve problems. James Dyson found a way to adapt the industrial cyclone to eliminate the bag in a vacuum cleaner. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque developed cubism as a technique for including several views of a scene in the …

Great Leaders Insist On These Two Things -- And You Can Too

A number of years ago, I was working with a leader and her direct reports, focusing with them on how they wanted to operate as a team, given the complexity of their business and of the role each of them needed to play. This leader is someone for whom I have a lot of respect, and who has …

Leadership

Jeff Bezos Just Summed Up How to Win in 1 Simple Question

The best entrepreneurs understand that to win they must always be a Day 1 company.<p>Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos recently became the second richest person in the world with a net worth of $75.3 billion. What's the secret of his success? Every day he uses one simple rule and asks the question: "Are we a …

Jeff Bezos

3 Ways Effective Communicators Structure Unforgettable Messages

Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember.<p>Effective communicators rely on structure.<p>You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re not of much value to others. The million-dollar ideas inside your head …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Matthew McConaughey

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions

Most important, leaders should be asking these questions before their best people mentally and emotionally check out.<p>Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the …

Employee Engagement

Great Leaders Always Make Sure Employees Know the Answer to These 3 Questions

You're asking for trouble if you don't answer these questions.<p>I've been testing a very popular app called Basecamp lately.<p>You might know it if you read <i>Inc. Magazine</i> or have ever visited a startup.<p>It's a popular project manager, but it's designed with a bit more flair than most task-based tools. You …

Microsoft Project

7 Top VCs Say These Communication Skills Will Set You Apart

The <i>New York Times</i> and CB Insights partnered this week to publish a list of the top 20 “winningest” venture capitalists in the world. I’ve personally interviewed some of the investors who made the <i>New York Times</i> list and I’ve followed the others. Seven of the top 20 have made notable remarks on the …

Venture Capital

Here's What Happened When a Junior College Team Copied the Golden State Warriors for an Entire Season

South Plains College applied Steve Jobs's 'great artists steal' quote to the Warriors. Now they're on top of the world.<p>Maybe you don't care about sports. That's okay. But if you want to be successful in entrepreneurship and life, take a minute to consider the men's basketball team at South Plains …

Basketball

Why Do We Spend Beyond Our Means?

<i>Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial</i> …

Psychology

Big Data is So 2016. We Need Smart Data.

Connecting the dots is more important than ever.<p>A few years ago, Red Roof Inn calculated that some 90,000 U.S. passengers get stranded every day because of flight cancellations. Acting on this piece of data, the hotel chain figured out how to track flight delays and then serve ads to passengers …

Big Data

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.<p>Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in …

Self-improvement

Understanding The Connection Between A Positive Self-Image And Entrepreneurial Success

As a rule, entrepreneurs and business executives don’t like to spend a lot of time studying themselves, and examining what might be going on beneath the surface. They’d prefer to study the behavior of others.<p>But what if I told you about a direct correlation between a positive self-image and …

Self-help

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up.<p>While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid …

Self-improvement
Synthetic Biology

Making Sense Of The Many Business Models In The Sharing Economy

Do we even know what the sharing economy is anymore? Breaking down all the business models, from for-profit, venture-backed corporations to small cooperative collectives.<p>Is Uber even part of the sharing economy? Does Airbnb’s business model have a positive or negative impact on communities? Are …

8 books that will change your life in 2017

And if your New Year's resolution isn't to read more ... well, have we got some recommendations that will make you change your resolution.<p>The following eight books will help you stop worrying, stop being tired, and stop feeling overwhelmed — and start excelling in your field, embracing life's …

Happiness

The Secrets To Success, According To 7 Top Podcasters

Add these books, written by the host of popular podcasts, to your queue<p>Listening to all the top marketing, business and entrepreneurship podcasts is one way to keep up with the industry's trends. But the hosts of top podcasts are on another level, since they spend their days hearing tips, insights …

Self-improvement

The Management Ideas That Mattered Most in 2016

One of our favorite parts of the HBR year is looking back at what we published to find the ideas that, in retrospect, stand out the most — articles that taught us something truly new or surprised us with wholly new ways of thinking about topics we thought we were tired of, as well as the articles …

Here’s Why Democrats Must Not Abandon Identity Politics

It’s all the rage now: Dump on multiculturalism and identity. But identities are vitally important in motivating voters. And besides, white people …

Society

Putin’s Revenge

Humiliated by the 1990s, Russia’s strongman is determined to win Cold War 2.0. He may be succeeding.<p>Twenty years before Vladimir Putin began his ingenious campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, his predecessor as Russia’s president stood on a dark street near the White House. In his …

Russia

17 Marketing Trends To Watch Out For In 2017

December is the time of year when every strategist should be taking a step away from the day-to-day and giving a good hard look at the past year’s performance. After all, if you’re not paying attention to what has worked (or hasn’t worked) over the past 12 months, how are you going to know what to …

Marketing

This Is Where Most People Drop the Ball in Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Read These Books Instead of Getting an MBA

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>I don’t blame people for wanting to get an MBA. It’s not their fault they’ve been duped into believing …