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How Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Mark Zuckerberg conquer fear to succeed. | Inc.com

This country has a great admiration for entrepreneurs. Many people hold up leaders like Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Mark Zuckerberg as heroes, maybe even gods. Some believe them to be invincible superheroes. But every entrepreneur is human. And each has to battle fears every day in order to …

Entrepreneurship

How to Travel without Tears | Inc.com

<i>Randy Petersen founded FlyerTalk, the Web's largest frequent-flier community, in 1995 and sold it in 2007. He now runs MilePoint and BoardingArea--two more sites focusing on the ins and outs of air travel. His advice comes from hard experience, so hear him out.</i><p><i>As told to Greg Lindsay.</i><p><b>Go monochrome.</b> …

Time I

Sell It Your Way | Inc.com

What was Bruce Lee trying to accomplish when he was studying so many different arts? He would train in Wing Chun, Jujitsu, Kung fu, Aikido, Boxing, Judo, had a collection of over 2000 books on philosophy, studied masters of a variety of martial arts and other subjects. I have been in sales for over …

Martial Arts

Researching Products Before Diving Into Design

Steve Jobs once said that “It isn’t the consumers’ job to know what they want”. While that’s true since you don’t want a committee of customers designing the product, survey results are still helpful as a baseline measurement. They certainly aren’t mandatory for product success, but any insight …

5 Entrepreneurial Bad Habits You Need to Break Pronto | Inc.com

Humans are creatures of habit--for better or for worse. When you're an entrepreneur, there are a few common bad habits that are easy to get mixed up with. Maybe you're following outdated advice (or advice that just doesn't work for you), maybe you heard about a freak success and are trying to …

Entrepreneurship

5 iPhone Apps Your Teen Doesn’t Want You to Download

In the ’80s, teens had only was one social app, and it was called the telephone. In the ‘90s, chat rooms were all the rage, leading to social sites …

How To Jailbreak Your iOS 8 iPhone Or iPad

The Chinese jailbreaking team Pangu has finally released an update to its initial tool released last week and below you’ll find a full step-by-step guide on how to jailbreak your Apple device and get access to a world of tweaking. Unfortunately it’s PC-only as there’s no Mac tool available yet but …

Is School Overrated? High School "Dropout" Makes Affordable 3D Printer

If you want a reason to opt out of school, you’re not alone. And Angad Daryani might just be the inspiration you were looking for.<p>Daryani, a 16-year-old Mumbaiker, quit school in the 9th grade, frustrated by rote learning. Soon after, he built India’s first 3D printer (and possibly the world’s …

Scientists can make your inner monologue audible

When you hear someone else speak, specific neurons in your brain fire. Brian Pasley and a bunch of his colleagues discovered this at the University of California, Berkeley. And not only that, but those neurons all appeared to be tuned to specific sound frequencies. So, Pasley had a thought: "If …

Larry Page talks about his age-old fight with Steve Jobs over ‘doing too much stuff’

In an interview with the Financial Times, Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page talked about an ongoing debate that he had with Apple’s Steve Jobs: whether their companies were doing too much or too little to affect the lives of their customers.<p>Page, as is evident in Google’s seemingly unending push …

Google Hangouts Offers Free One-Minute International Calls

Sometimes people want to make a quick international phone call to say “happy birthday” or “happy anniversary” from their smartphones. Wouldn’t it be nice to get the first minute free? Google Hangouts has you covered for the rest of the year by offering the first minute free when calling people in …

HP's MB Chronowing smartwatch is more watch than gadget

You'll get email alerts, but don't expect any apps here<p>Earlier this year, HP announced a collaboration with fashion designer Michael Bastian for a new smartwatch that would appeal to more than just nerds. Online retailer Gilt will be selling the new watch this coming Friday and <i>The Wall Street</i> …

'3-D Cutter' Othermill Goes On Sale

Othermills work like the opposite of 3-D printers, cutting material away instead of building it up.<p>You can think of an Othermill as the opposite of a 3-D printer. Instead of building up objects from raw materials, Othermills create objects by cutting away a larger block of material into something …

3D

How to Rewire Your Brain to Become an Unbelievably Great Leader | Inc.com

Almost all theories of leadership boil down to a single question: "How can I get people to willingly follow me?" The question is almost always answered: "Use this combination of carrots and sticks."<p>But what if this basic reward/threat formula is wrong? What if the motivation to follow a leader …

Self-improvement

8 Conversational Habits That Kill Credibility | Inc.com

Dressing for success may create a good impression, but people judge your intelligence and credibility based upon what comes out of your mouth. Based upon working with the readers of my free weekly newsletter, here are eight verbal habits that immediately mark you as somebody who's either foolish or …

The Brain

These 5 Millionaire Kids Are Kicking Butt in the Business World | Inc.com

It's the American dream--with a good work ethic, a unique idea, and a good dose of tenacity, each of us could one day build an empire.<p>What if you could do it before your 16th birthday?<p>Not possible. Kids these days, they're lazy and entitled. Well, say what you will about this latest generation, but …

Entrepreneurship

11 Body Positions and Gestures That Can Improve Your Performance

The mind/body connection can be incredibly powerful. Here's how to use your body to your intellectual and emotional advantage.<p>Join Shark Tank’s Daymond John, MailChimp's Ben Chestnut, Drybar's Alli Webb, Boxed's Chieh Huang, Harry’s Jeff Raider, and hundreds of scrappy and trailblazing …

New Orleans

World's Coolest Offices | 2014

Meet the workplaces of your dreams. Sun-splashed atriums, sprawling outdoor verandas, and cozy, color-saturated nooks are some of the hallmarks of the most remarkable offices in the world. This photo gallery contains all the World's Coolest Offices winners and runners-up, and directs you to more …

Design

Google's 11-Step Guide to Interviewing | Inc.com

Have you read <i>How Google Works</i> yet?<p>Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and Google adviser Jonathan Rosenberg published <i>How Google Works</i> a few weeks ago. It's full of insights, including a chapter on finding talent and a subsection on interviewing, which they call "the most important skill any business …

Employment

Mark Zuckerberg's 10 Best Quotes Ever | Inc.com

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg is a true pioneer in the realm of technology. <i>Time</i> has named him among the top 100 most influential people in the world, and his personal wealth is currently estimated at more than $34 billion. (A portion of that wealth, he just announced, will be dedicated …

Silicon Valley

First Step to Building a Company? Get Your Customers Tweeting | Inc.com

Melanie Perkins is on a mission to engage with customers on social media. The CEO and Founder of Canva, a company that makes a Web app for graphic design, is now ready to deploy a new iPad app that lets you create flyers and brochures with a few finger swipes. Thankfully, the company has about …

Customers

Nail These 5 Interview Questions and Get Your Dream Job | Inc.com

Prepping for your next big job interview? There are some critical interview questions you need to get ready for--either gauging responses or figuring out the best way to answer some of the quirkier requests. The times they are a-changin', and so are interview formats. Many are informal and more …

Employment

9 Magic Words That Reduce Stress | Inc.com

Neuroscience in past five years has revealed many startling facts about stress, such as that even light exercise alleviates it and that you can detoxify stressful memories. In these cases, neuroscience has merely explained how the chemicals in your brain make the techniques work. The techniques …

Neuroscience

5 Business Lessons I Learned From My Billionaire Investor, Mark Cuban | Inc.com

An idea is just an idea until you make it a reality. For many entrepreneurs, this can mean finding an investor to fund their startup.<p>Although I'd already bootstrapped my idea into a business, I decided to pitch on "Shark Tank," figuring that the publicity--and a possible investment--could be …

Entrepreneurship

6 Tips to Help You Land Your Dream Job

<i>Alexis Grant is an entrepreneurial writer and digital strategist. She blogs about careers and the new world of work at alexisgrant.com</i>.<p>The web is …

5 Ways to Push Your Company Past the Startup Phase

<i>James Green is CEO of search retargeting company Magnetic. This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly</i> …

5 Essential Rules for Great Presentations | Inc.com

I recently had a long conversation with Peter Handal, the CEO of Dale Carnegie Training, on the subject of giving great presentations. I've read (and written) plenty of posts on this topic, but Handal managed to boil everything down to these five essentials:<p>1. Be yourself.<p>If you pose as somebody …

Public Speaking

Learn How to Build iOS Apps from Scratch

Have you always wanted to build an iOS app, but lacked the knowledge and skills? Have you ever signed up for an online course on creating iOS apps, only to feel frustrated because the content was out of date or not comprehensive enough? Are you dying to learn more about Swift and programming for …

Apps

Microsoft’s new Surface Hub brings pen customization to the Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has released a Surface Hub app this weekend to improve the functionality of the stylus on the Surface Pro 3. After updating the pen firmware earlier this week, Microsoft’s Surface Hub brings two customization options that Surface Pro 3 owners have been asking for: custom pressure …