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Want to Win? Write Stuff Down

Get a good documentation system going--or suffer the consequences.<p>In March 2010, Foursquare was riding high, one of the coolest social startups of the day, with gobs of fresh venture capital and a million people using its mobile app to check in. And then, on March 26, the company's website went …

FDA

What Every Leader Needs to Know About the Rule of 7

Leaders need to shift their management approach as their teams grow.<p>I've written before about the importance of corporate culture, how to define it, and how to enforce it to help your company reach peak performance. Culture is the line a group draws that separates the behaviors they stand for, …

Management

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

11 Surprising Signs That You May Be Way Smarter Than Most People

For one thing, if you're a musician, you're already ahead of the game.<p>If you've been called smart or intelligent your whole life, it may be for any of the reasons listed below. That's according to science, of course.<p>And if the verdict is still out on whether you're truly smart or not, this may just …

Siblings

Top Earning Salespeople Use This 1 Easy Strategy to Outperform Everyone Else

Sales is one of the most common jobs in the US. But top salespeople know a secret--that can make them rich.<p>Let's start with the obvious: salespeople have a bad rap. That's because most people employed in sales are--wait for it--crappy salespeople. These are your typical pushy, slimy, or aggressive …

My Employee Keeps Calling In Sick Before and After the Weekend

First, make sure it's truly a pattern. If it is, here's what to say.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>Inc.com columnist Alison Green answers questions about workplace and management issues--everything from how to deal with a micromanaging boss to how to talk to someone on your team about body odor.</i><p>A reader writes:<p><i>What</i> …

4 Ways to Sell Without Being Viewed as a Salesperson

If you want to start closing more business, you need to drop the sales mentality and do these 4 things instead.<p>Nobody wants to feel like they're being sold to. This was true ten years ago, and with today's technology-fueled evolution in consumer preferences, it's clear that businesses must shift …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

The Do's And Don'ts Of Creativity

“Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.” – Albert Einstein<p>Creativity is one of the most intrinsically rewarding endeavors we engage in. Creativity requires a combination of innovation, inspiration, and a tremendous amount of hard work. It allows …

Creativity

Seven Ways to Leverage Visual Storytelling in Your Marketing

Our attention span as humans is decreasing each year. It’s now shorter than the ordinary goldfish. Depending on the source our attention span is roughly between 2.5 seconds and 6.5 seconds. For an average goldfish it’s 9 seconds.<p>We are visual beings. Ninety percent of what’s communicated to our …

Infographics

5 Everyday Things That Are Actually Making You Dumber

The Brain

The Buddhist Who Retreated-And Then Died

When Ian Thorson was discovered dead in a cave in 2012, an unflinching light was shone on the strange world of Tibertan Buddhists—especially its …

A Simple Way To Raise Your Cultural Awareness At Work

This change could mean the difference between being the insensitive office jerk and working well with a diverse team.<p>Most of us have encountered situations in the workplace where conflict or misunderstanding seems to arise from cultural difference. A boss who grew up in a distant part of the U.S. …

20 Rewards Your Employees -- and Budget -- Will Love (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business is just as much about relationships as it is about the bottom line, and having a good relationship with your staff is vital to your company’s success. Research shows that employees who feel appreciated for their work will be more …

What the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Do | Inc.com

The editors at Business Week are a demanding lot. They got a copy of my new book, <b>Entrepreneurship for the Rest of Us</b>, and said, "boil it down for us."<p>Here goes.<p>We live in a world where no matter what we do for a living or where we work--whether we just starting off on our own or are employed by a …

3 Ways For Us To Always Stay Grateful | Inc.com

This past week, I literally felt like I was on the brink of exhaustion. A crazy week of start-up life, I started to feel like I was hitting my edge.<p>We've all been in these situations. Being in a startup is like riding a roller coaster. One minute you're flying up and the next you're soaring down. …

Happiness

Five Tips for a Spankin' Company Meeting | Inc.com

In an early stage company, the all-hands company meeting is the most important means of communicating. In my experience, it is the best opportunity for management to be assured that important information is highlighted and discussed with employees.<p>In small companies, managing and teaching managers …

How to Keep Your Brain Young

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Are forgetfulness and "senior moments" inevitable parts of aging? Many medical professionals (including the doctor in CNN's news brief …

The Joy of Hating

“Nature seems (the more we look into it) made up of antipathies,” William Hazlitt, the British critic, wrote in his 1826 essay, “On the Pleasure of Hating.” “Without something to hate, we should lose the very spring of thought and action.” Hazlitt was in his forties when he wrote the essay and had …

Charles Barkley

What Your Junk Drawer Reveals About You

Spring is finally here, and in the coming weeks many of us may find ourselves infected with a fever to clean. It's time to weed out your wardrobe, vacuum behind the couch, and maybe even dig into the depths of your pantry and chuck those decade-old granola bars.<p>But there's one place that might get …

Press Releases

Cruise lines, their passengers and crew spent a record $21 billion in the U.S. in 2014, up 16 percent since 2010 and representing a new peak in U.S. …

World Economy

History is proof most Hindus never had any beef with beef

Professor Kancha Ilaiah burst into popular consciousness with his bestseller <i>Why I Am Not a Hindu—A Sudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture and Political Economy.</i><p>The director of the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at Maulana Azad National Urdu University—a …

10 Awesome Theories In Zombie Science

Over the past few years, zombies have taken pop culture by storm. We love them (perhaps inexplicably), and some of us are even preparing for the day …

Deep Depression And An Effective Way To Get Rid Of It

<b>Photo credit:</b> Stuart Miles via freedigitalphotos.net<p>Deep depression otherwise called Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a genuine clinical …

Genealogy

37 Quotes that Will Super-Charge Your Motivation

Have you ever felt the sting of failure so deep that you couldn’t see past the pain to keep moving forward?<p><i>Or doubted that you could even achieve</i> …

The 17 Essential Rules for Email Marketing | Inc.com

Earlier today, a subscriber to my free newsletter asked me to critique his marketing email. (I do this as a free service to subscribers.) During our conversation, I felt the need for a complete list of the rules for effective email marketing. Here they are:<p>1. Prune your list mercilessly.<p>It's not …

101 Positive Quotes to Help You Look on the Bright Side | Inc.com

Sometimes, when you need inspiration in your life--whether for love, success, or work--it helps to hear the motivational words that others have shared. So here are 101 of the best positive quotes guaranteed to change your attitude and make you feel happy.<p>There are some classics in the list, and …

Motivation

4 Body Language Tricks That Will Help You Succeed in Life, According to a Communications Expert | Inc.com

In an effort to better understand the business of body language for this piece, I reached out to a bona fide expert in the field, Donna Van Natten, known as the "Body Language Dr." She is the author of a provocative new book, <i>Image Scrimmage--</i>a research-packed, how-to manual on the dos and don'ts of …

5 Secrets to Working From Anywhere that Isn't Your Office

We're living in a very good time to be working remotely.<p>In the couple of years since I left a staff job at this magazine, I've worked from bars; airport lounges; hotel lobbies, rooms, and rooftops; taxi cabs; pool decks; and from the sidewalk outside of the office of a client that gave me a wifi …