Sam Mitchell

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5 Workout Moves That Will Change Your Body

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The case for being average

People often read what I have to say and then write asking for my advice.<p>But even though I write about lots of things I am expert in only one thing: programming in a computer language called APL. I owe all my financial success and a good deal of personal joy to that funny little language, and if …

Bill Gates

The Data Genius Behind BuzzFeed's Success | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: On October 14, 2014, Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti named Dao Nguyen Publisher of the fast-growing digital media startup.</i><p>Dao Nguyen, the head of data and growth at BuzzFeed, eyes half a pie and narrates a brief history of the first part of her career. "I wanted to be part of the Internet …

Journalism

10 Ways to Establish Yourself (or Your Brand) as a Thought Leader | Inc.com

The more your target market is exposed to your brand, the more the people in that market will recognize you as a thought leader, feel a connection, and buy from you. Here are a few tried-and-true strategies you can use to establish your expertise in your niche.<p><b>1. Publish Plenty of Free …

Marketing

The 41 Most Nutritious Foods On Earth

Nutritional guidelines encourage Americans to consume more "powerhouse" fruits and vegetables — those foods that are most strongly associated with reduced risks of chronic disease. But there's been no clear directive on how exactly "powerhouse" foods should be defined.<p>Now, a Jun. 5 study in the CDC …

Nutrition

The New Role Of Leaders

When Alfred Sloan created the modern corporation at General Motors, he based it on the military. The company was split into divisions, each with its own leadership. Information flowed up, orders went down and your rank determined your responsibility.<p>The model was designed to implement strategy from …

5 Simple Ways to Be Healthier and More Productive Without Leaving Your Desk

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We know physical health affects job performance, yet the demands of the day often win out over doctors' orders. While studies show that a ten minute break for every 50 minutes of intense mental demand is required to keep your brain at …

True Leaders Have True Grit | Inc.com

It’s not every day that distinguished Ivy League professors quote Hollywood actors in their epigraphs. But that’s exactly what Angela Duckworth, associate professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, did in a recent article she coauthored with Lauren Eskreis-Winkler for <i>Observer</i> …

Self-improvement

Non-Awkward Ways To Start And End Networking Conversations

When I first started attending networking events, I was terrified to approach large groups of strangers. I watched some of my peers dive into these situations with ease, and wondered how on earth they made it look so natural. Meanwhile, I found myself sitting awkwardly alone, clutching a cocktail, …

Seeking Safety In Numbers: Do Consumers Think And Choose Differently In Crowded Stores?

<i>This article is by Rob Tanner, assistant professor of marketing for the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.</i><p>The last decade has seen a wave of research suggesting consumer behavior can often be determined entirely nonconsciously. For example, salesmen who subtly …

The 3 Things All Humans Crave--and How to Motivate Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere | Inc.com

Abraham Maslow was right: Once we have food and shelter -- but before we can seek self-actualization -- we must feel safety, belonging, and mattering. Without these three essential keys a person cannot perform, innovate, be emotionally engaged, agree, or move forward.<p><b>What you CRAVE</b><p>Safety, …

Employee Engagement

How You Can Build A Great Personal Brand

One of the quickest ways you can rise to the top in business is to establish a distinct and attractive personal brand.<p>Yet few people know how to do this.<p>As a result, most entrepreneurs and executives have unclear, unnoticeable brands – and work for the rest of the careers attempting to get well …

An Almost Foolproof Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set | Inc.com

I love setting goals.<p>Unfortunately, my goals don't always love me back.<p>I've tried using silence to accomplish a goal, and I've tried to sneak up on big goals, and although those strategies work, they're hardly foolproof.<p>Fortunately James Clear, an entrepreneur and guy who thinks a lot about goals, …

Motivation

Best Money Tips: Master These 15 Interview Questions

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on mastering interview questions, when you will get your tax …

Personal Finance

How to Write a Cover Letter

No one likes job hunting. Scouring through online jobs boards, spiffing up your résumé, prepping for grueling interviews — none of it’s fun. But perhaps the most challenging part of the process is writing an effective cover letter. There’s so much conflicting advice out there, it’s hard to know …

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule–How To Really Improve At Any Skill

The popular 10,000-Hour Rule claims that it takes 10,000 hours of working at a skill to become an expert. But research suggests that to become awesome at a skill, it’s not about quantity of time spent, it’s about quality.<p>If you’ve spent any time wondering at what makes people successful, you’ve …

Daniel Pink Recommends These 5 Books To Improve Your Thinking

They are:<p><b>1. "Influence: Science and Practice"</b><p><b>2. "Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die"</b><p><b>3. "Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard"</b><p><b>4. "Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think"</b><p><b>5. "Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness"</b><p>I'll have more to say …

Eric Schmidt Just Revealed A Key Truth About The Economy That Very Few Rich Investors And Executives Want To Admit ...

In the context of talking about global inequality, which Schmidt thinks is partly the result of technology and is going to get worse before it gets better, Schmidt revealed a critical truth about the economy that few other successful investors and executives appear to understand (or at least admit):<p>…

The Secret to Making People Accept Change | Inc.com

<b>Step 1: Map the political landscape.</b> Change leaders need to "map the political landscape -; the key external and internal, formal and informal stakeholders who will be affected" Auster and Ruebottom write.<p><b>Step 2: Identify the key influencers within each stakeholder group. "</b>Influencers are the key …

C-suite Leadership

Legendary Ex-HR Director From Netflix Shares 6 Important Lessons

The culture doc, created by McCord, CEO Reed Hastings, and others at the company, is still evolving and is used by the company to this day. It has also been the starting point for many other companies, some of which have created their own, similar documents.<p>The concepts laid out in the presentation …

The Workplace

It Takes Just 3 Seconds To Make A Brilliant First Impression

This is crucial when it comes to meetings where that first impression makes all the difference, such as a job interview. From your posture to the jewelry you wear, key details can have a significant impact on how you're perceived.<p>Nicole Williams, a career expert at LinkedIn, tells Business Insider …

6 Questions to Find Out If You Have a Killer Business Idea

I am a venture capitalist and so I have the privilege of meeting a lot of entrepreneurs, each with their own brave idea of how they will change the …

Money

5 Secrets To Being Persuasive

Whether you're selling a project, managing a team, or pitching a new idea, knowing how to persuade others is often essential to your success. If you can manage it without seeming pushy, that's even better. Katya Andresen, the new CEO of education network ePals, outlines five ways to do just that in …

Self-improvement

The Secret To Interviewing: It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It

Long before humans developed language skills, we found ways to communicate with one another. Even in the absence of recognizable words, we were highly attuned to nonverbal clues (think: lots of grunts and hand gestures). We had to be if we wanted to survive.<p>Of course, language eventually came along …

The Measure of Morale, Communication Article | Inc.com

"So many managers believe you can't measure morale," says Jack Stack, CEO of Springfield ReManufacturing Corp. (SRC), a Springfield, Mo., company that overhauls truck parts. "That notion is not only wrong but dangerous. What gets measured gets done. If you don't measure morale, you wind up taking …

Employee Engagement

8 Powerful Ways to Improve Your Body Language | Inc.com

We're all students of body language. Too bad we're not students of our <i>own</i> body language.<p>Here are some tips to help ensure your body language works for, and not against, you:<p><b>1. Prep with a power pose.</b><p>It turns out Leo was on to something: According to Harvard professor Amy Cuddy, two minutes of power …

Public Speaking

6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People | Inc.com

When you meet someone, after "What do you do?", you run out of things to say. You stink at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure.<p>But you want to make a good impression. You want people to genuinely like you.<p>Here's how remarkably …

Body Language

6 Reasons a VC Will Turn You Down | Inc.com

When my colleagues and I meet with entrepreneurs to discuss potential investments, we often ask ourselves this question: Can we imagine a movie about how the company is going to develop over time?<p>Other questions soon follow. Who are the characters? Are they compelling? Does the plot make sense? …

Business Strategy