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13 books ambitious entrepreneurs are reading

7 Elements of a Great Company Culture |

Earlier this month I revealed my 51 Rules of Leadership Excellence. I put them in random order because they are equally critical to success, but Rule 11 begs further discussion: <i>Consciously build a powerful company culture. Otherwise, it will build itself and you probably won't like the results.</i><p>What …

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3 Ways You Can Learn Faster |

When you're young, learning is easy. You're open to new ideas, and get excited about challenging yourself. You also have more time, and everyone around you is encouraging you to take on new skills.<p>But something happens as people start getting older. For some reason, you begin to believe you know …


What You Give Up by Becoming an Entrepreneur |

Forsaking the office to become an entrepreneur may sound like a dream come true, but the reality is that going into business for yourself can feel more like a nightmare.<p>While the number of people leaving their jobs to strike out on their own seems to be growing by the day, a recent story in <i>New York</i> …


16 Tips for Getting 90 Percent of Your Work Done in the Morning |

Imagine this.<p>By the time lunch rolls around, you push back from your desk with a satisfied sigh, saunter off to your car, and drive off to have a leisurely, stress-free lunch, daydreaming about the 18 holes that you're going to play for the rest of the day.<p>This can be for real.<p>You can get 90 …


Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time |

In previous posts, I've identified the most influential business books of all time and the best sales books of all time. In this post, I list the books that drive readers to change their lives, improve their lot, and build better careers. Beware of the final (No. 1) book!<p><b>10.</b> <i>The 7 Habits of Highly</i> …