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Esquire Essentials: Refresh Your Bar Cart

The cart, the glasses, the rocket ship.<p><i>These are the</i> Esquire Essentials, <i>pieces you need to take a road trip, throw a party, or otherwise rise to the occasion.</i><p>The bar cart is the MVP of any party or night-in: It's got everything you need for a good time, and also counts as decor. Here's how to get …

Alcohol

With This 1-Minute Video, Will Smith Describes the 1 Thing That Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

Best of all, it that one thing applies to everyone -- and to every pursuit.<p>We all have goals. We all have dreams.<p>So what separates the people who achieve their goals and realize their dreams from those who don't?<p>Here's what Will Smith -- the Grammy Award winning, Oscar nominated actor, producer, …

3 Brand Messaging Strategies to Help You Outsmart the Competition

Are you the underdog in your industry? Use these three messaging strategies to topple the competition.<p>Of the many challenges entrepreneurs face, possibly none are more complex and misunderstood than responding to competition. This is especially true when the other companies in your industry already …

Four Things You Should Do As The New Leader Of A Struggling Team

You’ve just been tapped as the new leader to take over an existing team, company or department that has yet to meet its full potential. It could be struggling from poor leadership, lack of direction, underutilized or missing talent or any combination of the above. If you’re like most strong …

Leadership

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

20 Things Every Man Should Have In His Wardrobe

The essential building blocks of your personal style<p>The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. From simple (yet high quality) shirts to perfectly cut chinos, to the one suit you have no excuse not to own; here, we've selected the …

Men's Fashion

Beat the crowds: 9 Sizzling Summer Vacations to Hit Up in Spring instead

Undoubtedly, summer vacations are the season to travel for most people. Tourists and families will soon enough be swarming all over the hotspots for …

European Travel

Granite Is No Longer the Most Popular Countertop—Here’s What Designers Think

Engineered quartz is the new king of the kitchen.<p>If you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen in 2018, you may want to rethink that marble …

33 Questions to Help You Overcome Shyness--So You Can Be Awesome at Networking, Speed-Dating, Mingling or Schmoozing

All it takes is a little courage and a couple of really good questions<p>I've got a confession to make: Inside this seemingly confident, frequent-public-speaking, supposedly outgoing CEO exterior is a very shy introvert.<p>As long as I've got a job to do (facilitate a planning session, advise a client), …

The Best Places to Travel in April

Sakura season only lasts for a few weeks, usually starting in the beginning of April, and it’s a time for locals to celebrate the arrival of spring. …

The chairman of PwC said that after surveying more than 1,200 CEOs, he believes there are 4 things every CEO must do

For the past two decades, professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has been surveying more than 1,000 CEOs around the world each year.<p>Over the past few surveys, it's become clear that a growing number of CEOs are concluding that maximizing quarterly growth is not the path to sustainable, …

The 19 best Greek islands

This Practical Guide From Small Business Experts Covers Everything You'll Encounter Running A Business

Small business experts Rieva Lesonsky and Barry Moltz are regular expert guests on JJ Ramberg's MSNBC show, Your Business. They have recently written a book to help anyone who is thinking about starting or is already running a small business.<p>Before I started my business almost a decade ago, I did …

5 Tips to Maximize Public Speaking Opportunities

Exposure for your young business is just the beginning<p>Public speaking isn't for everyone. Even for those of us who enjoy it, presenting in front of an audience presents regular stumbling blocks. Just ask Warren Buffet, who overcame stage fright early in his career.<p>The rewards of public speaking …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Want to Launch a Successful Startup? Avoid These 9 Common Mistakes

Your business is the culmination of your decisions. Here are nine common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make, and how to safely navigate them.<p>Launching a new business can be daunting. Growing a business is even harder. The early decisions you make as a founder set the trajectory for your …

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

This 1 Interview Question Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About a Candidate | Inc.com

Let's face it: <i>Interviews suck</i>.<p>I say we try something new with interviews. I've already tested something for you to try on for size. It's pretty simple, really. But first, let's agree to dump all your behavioral interview questions, please? Now, lead with this one question:<p><i>You were born. Here we</i> …

Employment

If You Want a New Job in 2018, This 1 (Unconventional) Step Could Speed Things Up | Inc.com

<b>Next to losing weight, one of the most common New Year's resolutions is to change jobs.</b><p>Given the unemployment rate is at an all-time low, employers are not only lowering their candidate expectations, they're also throwing money at the talent shortage by increasing salaries in hopes of luring more …

Employment

Why Great Leaders Do These 5 Things in Every Meeting | Inc.com

Most people accept that meetings are a part of work--but that doesn't mean they enjoy them. As this infographic shows, managers spend between 35-50% of their time in meetings, and up to <i>four hours a week</i> just on status updates. And those same bosses consider 67% of meetings to be failures.<p>Try as you …

5 Little Words That Will Make You a Much Better Leader | Inc.com

We all know great leaders excel at articulating their vision. What's less often appreciated is that listening is an equally valuable leadership skill.<p>Why? First, because feeling truly heard is deeply empowering for a team. As Yale business professor Marissa Kind has explained, "when employees feel …

Leadership

After Listening to 25,000 Pitches, Richard Branson Has 1 Simple Tip for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

The spark that created one of the fastest growing companies in Richard Branson's Virgin empire came courtesy of a beer coaster.<p>In his new autobiography, <i>Finding My Virginity</i>, the billionaire entrepreneur recalls the story of the "the beer mat pitch."<p>At the time of the pitch, Brett Godfrey was the …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Raise Successful Kids? MIT Scientists Say Let Them Watch You Do This (But Most Parents Are Afraid To) | Inc.com

Imagine you're a parent. You want the best for your children--and you're convinced, based on science, that it's very important for them to learn grit and tenacity.<p>So, you work hard to make sure that you praise your kids the right way--always for their efforts, never for their innate characteristics …

Self-improvement

15 places to stay that will blow your child’s mind

How I Turned My Side Hustle Into a Career That Earns 10x the Salary of My Day Job | Inc.com

Ever since I was a kid I've always worked more than one job at a time. Some of my extra jobs were fun little ways to earn a few dollars--like mystery shopping. Others were a way to gain valuable experience that I wasn't getting in my day job--like teaching college classes as an adjunct …

Employment

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It | Inc.com

I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going to share avocado toast in those …

Five tiny UK islands filled with magic

The ordinary becomes strangely thrilling when bundled into a circular package and separated from the mainland by a strip of water. We are lucky to be surrounded not only by sea but by an abundance of this small-island magic. There are more than 6,200 small islands in the archipelago that is the …

The CIA Uses This Unusual Interview Process to Hire Exceptional People | Inc.com

<i>How do you get the CIA to recruit you? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brad Robinson, Former CIA operative now a private investigator with The Millennium Group, on Quora:</b><p>During my …

17 things to do on a cheap night out in London

1. Enjoy happy hour in London bars<p>A post shared by MichoMifroa (@nicomicho) on Jan 8, 2018 at 5:03am PST<p>Going out for a night in London can add up. …

This Is How You Cook Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thighs Every Time

Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs are a wallet-friendly cut that won't kill your weekly food budget, plus they're wildly versatile and easy to make. …