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Most Creative People in Business 2018 | Fast Company

The Most Creative People in Business 2018<p>The 100 visionary leaders you’ll read about here hail from a wide range of fields. Each person has accomplished something truly novel over the past year that is having an impact on an entire industry. Here's how we chose them.<p>Marjory Stoneman Douglas High …

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10 New Services That'll Make You Say, 'Why Didn't I Think of That?'

From on-demand translators to self-driving taxis in retirement communities, here are services you need to know about.<p>7 min read<p>This story appears in the June 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Remember when ride-hailing apps and on-demand streaming services felt revolutionary? Every day, …

Warby Parker

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

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Broadcast ax: Networks cancel 20 shows in one week

Broadcast networks are having their annual bloodletting this week, and the body count is high. Sixteen shows and counting have been permanently axed …

The 6 best blockchain jobs of the future

Use of the blockchain is growing, and businesses will need skilled professionals to gain a competitive edge.<p>While blockchain adoption remains slow, …

Everything You Know About Introverts Is Probably Wrong. Here's Why

Being an introvert doesn't mean you like to spend all your time alone.<p><b>Some people think introverts avoid social situations.</b>• <b><br>This isn't actually true, they just need more time to recharge after a lot of social stimulation.</b>• <b><br>It's because they have a very low threshold for dopamine, so they are easily</b> …

Elon Musk Cut the Gordian Knot of Corporate Spending

With a single stroke of genius, Musk solved one of the world's most intractable management problems.<p>Elon Musk keeps hitting it out of the ballpark... not as a technology guru but as a people-savvy manager. Last month, Musk gave the world's best productivity advice in a single, short sentence and …

The first principles of programming

It’s often said that there are two ways the human mind views growth: either the fixed mentality or the growth mentality. In the fixed mentality, human growth is a function of destiny: no matter how hard you try, you can never grow beyond what innate factors have prescribed for you. The growth …

42 Percent of Startups Fail for This 1 Simple Reason (It's Not What You Think)

Close to half of the over 100 startups analyzed made this mistake -- and never recovered.<p>CBI Insights recently analyzed 101 startup post-mortems (reports they wrote after they failed). The researchers extracted the top reasons startups fail, including things like a pivot going wrong; legal …

I've Studied Hundreds of Organizations. Here's Why Most Can't Innovate:

Today we need to manage not for stability, but for disruption<p>As a manager, I always felt incredible pressure to innovate. Yet it was hard to know how to go about it. There were plenty of books about high flying companies, but those same organizations seemed to sputter out almost as soon as the ink …

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

12 Quotes on Leadership, Passion, Hard Work and More from the Entrepreneur Behind Nike Phil Knight

Nike's Phil Knight can teach you a thing or two about entrepreneurship.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Play by the rules, but be ferocious,” advises Phil Knight, the brains behind one of today’s most popular sports brands, Nike. There’s even more to learn from Knight, …

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Effective Management Requires Good Metrics. Here Are 11 Types You Need to Know

To properly manage a business you need to know what's happening. These 11 types of metrics that will give you the insight and awareness you need.<p>They say you can't manage what you can't measure. Quantifying your business allows you to see patterns, set targets, and measure progress. However, many …

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success | Inc.com

Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 great motivational quotes to inspire you to keep …

Motivation

9 Industries That Will Soon Be Disrupted By Blockchain

In many industries, companies will need to adapt or be replaced.<p>Let's face it. Many people are resistant to technological changes in both their personal lives and at the office. However, what they often lack is the vision to see how the new technology they are resisting will improve their lives in …

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit back in awe.<p>"How can they …

Self-improvement

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

The Real Reason Bankers Are Afraid of Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

A former high-flying JPMorgan trader turned cryptocurrency fund manager says banks “have absolutely failed to innovate in any way, shape, or form and …

Mark Cuban Says Forget Your Passion and Focus on This Instead

The time you spend will increase your chances of success<p>Mark Cuban says being told to focus on your passion is one of the biggest lies people are given regarding career advice. This is focusing on the wrong thing and does not account for the full picture. If you focus on only your passion you may …

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever | Inc.com

If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a scientist and a research fellow at Y Combinator, and he's written books on such brain-straining topics as quantum …

I’m a Financial Advisor Who Works With Wealthy Families — Here Are 8 Things I Make Sure Every Teen Knows About Money

Getting an early start is critical to building wealth.<p>For most teens, financial planning is a topic far from top of mind.<p>School, sports, and social …

Lacking Motivation? Doing These 5 Things Will Get You Fired Up Again.

Willpower is overrated. Here's what you should do instead.<p>Willpower is overrated.<p>As dedicated entrepreneurs and professionals, we're resisting temptations everywhere. The temptation to go on Facebook instead of finishing this article. The temptation to eat junk food instead of going to the …

Quincy Jones on the Secret Michael Jackson and the Problem With Modern Pop

In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s …

Step-by-Step, This How You Create a Facebook Ad That Sells

Your ad needs a great visual, call to action and value proposition.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Advertising on Facebook is a must for any marketer. First of all, it’s a goldmine when it comes to users. As of June 2017, the channel boasts more than 2 billion monthly …

Want to Emulate Toms Shoes' Charitable Model? Here's How to Get Started.

Follow in Toms Shoes' footsteps (pun intended) and make a philanthropic difference in the world.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are considering adding charitable value to your business, the one-for-one business model can help you embrace the rise of social …

Your Network Is Your Net Worth: 5 Lessons on Building Stronger Networks

A company was sold to Oracle for $871 million precisely because its co-founder had previously built strong, shared relationships with Oracle.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people hate it, some people love it, but at least we can all agree: Networking is one of the …

Everyone Hates Setting Goals. Here's How Google Makes It Easier for Its Employees | Inc.com

It's that time of year--leaders everywhere are charging employees with the task of establishing goals for 2018. If you've never been through a structured process, this exercise can be daunting, and frankly, feel like a big waste of time. I can assure you, it's not.<p>Setting goals is critical. Goals …

Employment

Do These 4 Things to Make Your Children Resilient | Inc.com

From social media, virtual reality, the gig economy, crypto-currencies, changes in global balance of power and soon quantum computing, one thing is sure: Our world is changing faster than ever. While all this change is exciting and adrenaline-pumping, it brings with it plenty of stress and …

Happiness

Gary Vaynerchuk Explains the Difference Between Entrepreneurs and Wantrepreneurs

With entrepreneurship becoming so trendy, a lot of people are calling themselves entrepreneurs who really aren't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Excerpted from</i> Crushing It! <i>Copyright © 2018 by Gary Vaynerchuk. Reprinted with permission from Harper Business, an imprint of</i> …