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How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Country Lifestyle

26 Books to Help You Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

Self-improvement

This Is the Single Most Important Leadership Trait, According to Hundreds of Founders | Inc.com

Transparency. Passion. Communication.<p>You know that they're all important traits of effective leaders. But are they the <i>most</i> important qualities?<p>Not according to a recent study conducted by The Alternative Board, which surveyed hundreds of entrepreneurs across the world to find out about their …

Employment

8 Social Media Secrets Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Here are the secret avenues I have learned over the years that can lead you to big success with your social media strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I first stepped into the world of social media marketing, I thought it was as easy as putting together a list …

Marketing

100 Must-Read Nonfiction Adventure Books

It’s so interesting to decide how to define adventure, and what we believe should be included in this genre. For some, it requires first-hand …

Books

Culture

Reed Hastings

10 Free SEO and Marketing Tools to Use Before the End of the Year

<i>How do you feel about the performance of your search engine optimization strategy so far?</i><p>With the year always going so fast, it won’t be long before …

Marketing

8 Elements of a Successful Business Plan

Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying that failing to plan is the same as planning to fail.<p>It’s commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the 18th …

7 books that will change the way you work in 2017

Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time.<p>Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists, and career coaches — all with the same goal of …

Self-improvement

5 Reasons You Need a Content Marketing Strategy Right Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content marketing has proven to be insanely effective, and can be integral to building the trust that inevitably leads to conversions. Stratabeat even found that “80 percent of business decision-makers prefer to get company information in …

Marketing

The 10 Best History Books This Fall

A good grasp of history can help us all understand the issues, conflicts, and discussions of the present moment with that much more clarity. And in a year in which history has led to unexpected events across the globe, from the deeply contentious nature of the current U.S. presidential election to …

10 World Festivals You Have to See to Believe

Across the globe, themes and types of festivals are as varied as the people who attend them. Some celebrate holidays, some raise awareness, some feed …

Festivals

How to Effectively Sell Using Social Media and Content Marketing

RazorSocial CEO and founder Ian Cleary has a special formula for driving traffic to your website.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman meets with RazorSocial CEO and founder Ian Cleary to discuss social media and content …

Marketing

Market Model for Incubators and Accelerators

by Darren Oemcke, Geoff Thomas and Ron van Buuren<p>This continues our previous article on segmenting accelerators and incubators, by looking at …

Growing a Startup Without Funding: How 5 Entrepreneurs Made Bootstrapping Work

Bootstrapping a company takes a lot of courage, especially when you’re going up against industry incumbents in an increasingly-crowded SaaS market. Those successful companies have time and experience on their side. They know the industry better than you, and they’re likely more tuned in to the …

Startups

The 7 Attributes of People Who Get Things Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Isn’t it amazing that some people you know always seem to be working hard, but never seem to get anything done? As an entrepreneur, you need to avoid partnering with these people, or hiring them at your startup. The challenge is to find …

Leadership

GeekWire Picks: 12 geeky books to give (and read!) this holiday season

Thanksgiving and the retail bonanza that follows mark the official start of the holiday shopping season. Stores are gearing up for big sales and …

The 30 best property apps

Buying and setting up a home has never been easier, thanks to the power of phones and tablets to save time and stress. Just tap here for everything down to the kitchen sync<p><b>1. Kirstie and Phil’s House Hunter</b><p>iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, £2.99<p>Having Kirstie and Phil on side could never be a bad thing. …

Ride service Uber, brash darling of Silicon Valley, stalks new markets | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick knows the value of a good controversy.<p>An Uber app is seen on an iPhone in Beverly Hills, California, December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson<p>After his upstart company, which lets people summon rides at the touch of a smartphone button, …

The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

Books

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

Stock Markets

100 Christmas Cocktail and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Maybe just half a drink more...<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just thinking about the holidays, try one of these 100 cocktails we've gathered—from hot buttery rum …

New Orleans

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement