Ross Humphrey

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Surefire Way to Be Better at Everything | Inc.com

Practice is important for anyone doing anything. Great athletes, musicians, public speakers–they all need to be certain of their next move; it needs to be in their muscle memory so they don’t have to think as they act.<p>As a presentation coach, I assure you that success at the podium doesn’t hinge on …

David Beckham

9 Signs You're the Team's Weakest Link | Inc.com

Studies suggest as much as 50 percent of our workforce will be contract workers by 2020. The pressure for companies to be profitable and stay competitive is forcing them to rethink the concept of full-time employment and who to keep on their teams. Today, every job is temporary. If you want to stay …

Employment

Why 11 a.m. Coffee Makes You More Productive | Inc.com

Unlike many entrepreneurs, I didn't drink coffee through schooling, nor in young adulthood, and it didn't keep me going during business all nighters and crunch times (adrenaline did that). No, I didn't fall in love with coffee until well into my grown-up life when I began appreciating the bitter, …

Coffee

Why the Best Leaders Aren't Type A Personalities | Inc.com

How does stress factor into leadership? Is a leader who is stressed out from running around getting things done just a person of action, or a ticking time bomb?<p>Victor Lipman, author of <i>The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World</i>, would say the latter. When he was being considered for …

Leadership

5 Steps to Designing a Billion-Dollar Company | Inc.com

<i>This is a guest post by Applico director of operations Patrick Stewart. Follow Patrick on Twitter @palpatrick.</i><p><b>Question</b>: What do Airbnb, Snapchat, and Uber all have in common (besides multibillion-dollar valuations)?<p><b>Answer</b>: None of these startups directly create the value that end users consume. …

UX Design

25 Quotes That Show How Bill Gates Became the Richest Man in the World | Inc.com

<b>On the role of technology</b><p>"Fine, go to those Bangalore Infosys centers, but just for the hell of it go three miles aside and go look at the guy living with no toilet, no running water ... The world is not flat and PCs are not, in the hierarchy of human needs, in the first five rungs."<p><b>On how he</b> …

Bill Gates
Customer Service

The 5 Skills That Shaped Visionaries Like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk

You don't have to be born a visionary -- it's a skill you can learn.<p>We've all admired such visionary leaders as Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Oprah Winfrey. But what, exactly, makes a visionary a visionary? Are these leaders just born that way, or have they developed insights that allow them to see …

Note-Taking