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According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

Steve Jobs' secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco café

Last month I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, 50-something ex-CEO of a household-brand internet …

A 40-Year Debate Over Corporate Strategy Gets Revived by Elon Musk and Warren Buffett

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that “moats are lame” during the company’s earnings call last week, he was calling out Warren Buffett, the chair of Berkshire Hathaway, who uses “moat” to describe barriers to imitation that stave off competition. “If your only defense against invading armies is a …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

13 Things Mentally Strong Leaders Don't Do

To make their good habits effective, they give up the bad habits that could rob them of mental strength.<p>My fifteen years as a psychotherapist taught me about mental strength and the resilience of the human spirit. I saw countless people bounce back from overwhelming adversity and beat the odds.<p>One …

Self-help

5 Of The Sectors Blockchain Is Currently Disrupting

It's so much more than the bitcoin.<p>Blockchain has been everywhere lately - and it's so much more than a few bitcoins.<p>It seems that everywhere you turn in the tech industry, someone is talking about the promise of blockchain technology and how it's going to change the world. Well, I'm here to tell …

Blockchain

This partner at Sequoia Capital thinks cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups have big potential — and he's investing millions.

Venture capitalists are supposed to be on the front lines of new technology.<p>But when it comes to cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups, VCs have been gun-shy.<p>Matt Huang, a partner at Sequoia Capital, understands the wariness. After all, investing in blockchain startups means betting on complex, …

8 real interview questions you may hear if you want to work at tech companies like Facebook and LinkedIn

Job interviews are tricky, so it helps to know what you're up against.<p>Researching the company extensively beforehand certainly helps. So does compiling some quality questions to ask.<p>You can also scour job sites like Glassdoor to try to compile and prepare for commonly asked questions.<p>Fortunately, …

How an inmate hacker hid computers in the ceiling and turned his prison upside down

In the summer of 2015, Stan Transkiy was 16 years into a life sentence, and he had finally found a way to occupy his time. Inside the Marion Correctional Institution, which sits on green farmland off a series of quiet roads in rural Ohio, he had carved out a job running a recycling program, a gig …

10 Reasons Why 7 Out of 10 Businesses Fail Within 10 Years

There's a fierce tide of potential for failure in business. Half of all businesses won't make it to the five-year mark.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While startup life seems glamorous at best when it comes to dizzying valuations and unsustainable bubbles …

Business Strategy

What's Stopping Blockchain From Going Mainstream?

Education is the first obstacle.<p><i>How far are we from mass adoption of the blockchain technology? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Samantha Radocchia, Co-Founder & CMO at Chronicled, on</b> …

Blockchain

Blockchain technology could be even more disruptive than Amazon was 2 decades ago

I feel blessed because travel allows me to meet and speak at length with some truly fascinating and successful people, from CEOs of firms both large and small, to deal lawyers, to audit partners.<p>Hearing varying opinions on global issues and politics has helped expand the scope and depth of my …

How a Coding Bootcamp Led Me to My Dream Job

I was definitely able to hit the ground running.<p><i>After you graduated from coding bootcamp how long did it take you to get a job and what was your starting salary? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the …

Employment

How you can have $1 million by the time you’re 40

<b>It can feel like hitting the $1 million mark requires having a Wall Street job, a trust fund—or decades to save. But these millionaires may change</b> …

Real Estate

Customers Are Probably Adapting Faster Than You. Here's Why (and How to Fix It)

Customers change. You change. But unless you change together, you're done.<p>Growth and expansion are the Holy Grail and wine of the business world--every CEO looks for production, revenue or penetration graphs that point up and to the right. Adapting at the same rate as the market (that is, …

Innovation

How millennials can prepare for the next financial crisis

Last week I received a report from Fundrise that included a survey on the preparedness of Millennials for the next financial crisis. The majority of young people aren't too confident:<p>They also found that nearly half of this group feels there's nothing they can do about it. Maybe for some there is …

The next tech age is closer than we think

Everyone is speaking about it, blockchain this, blockchain that, but why there is so much hype around? Well, a new age is coming, and many industries …

Blockchain

Who Will Build the Health-Care Blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

There are 26 different electronic medical records systems used in the city of Boston, each with its own language for representing and sharing data. …

Blockchain

Strategies for Thriving in Your Business Co-Founder Relationship - Part 2

Kim Folsom, founder of LIFT Development Enterprises and Founders First Capital Partners, discusses how to strategically choose a co-founder.<p>In Part 1 series of this blog I spoke about my experience as a co-founder and offered tips on documenting a co-founder prenuptial agreement. Setting clear …

Small Business

7 Key Selling Habits All Sales Professionals Must Develop

Improving these seven habits is the key to increasing your sales, your business revenues and your profitability.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book</i> Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble …

Selling

Bankers’ mistrust of bitcoin is still the greatest argument for it

Earlier on Tuesday, at different conferences around New York, JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon took aim at bitcoin, calling the cryptocurrency “a fraud” and “worse than tulip bulbs.”<p>This skepticism by one of Wall Street’s titans, and its reflection in many offices and hallways in top …

Cryptocurrency

This 35-year-old banker left Goldman Sachs to start a fintech inspired by his mother — 5 years later Goldman gave him £100 million

LONDON — Martin Ijaha, the CEO and cofounder of Neyber, is one of the people featured on Business Insider's 35 under 35 UK fintech list.<p>Neyber, founded in 2014 and launched in 2015, partners with employers to let their staff borrow money at attractive rates.<p>Repayments are then deducted from future …

Inside the New York City offices of $45 billion hedge-fund firm Two Sigma

What do you picture when you imagine a hedge-fund office? A noisy trading floor full of hedge-fund guys in fleece vests?<p>Two Sigma, a $45 billion hedge-fund firm that uses advanced technologies to find investment opportunities, is a little different. The firm, which says it has seen head count grow …

The 4 Most Dangerous Lies Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves When Starting a Business

Launching a business is one of the most exciting times of your life. It's also one of the riskiest if you're under these 4 illusions.<p>The rate of entrepreneurship continues to rise. There are 400 million entrepreneurs worldwide, bringing with them 700,000 new jobs.<p>27 million Americans are now …

Entrepreneurship

Robert Shiller wrote the book on bubbles. He says “the best example right now is bitcoin.”

Yale economics professor Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for his work on bubbles. He wrote a seminal book on speculative manias, <i>Irrational Exuberance</i>, a deep analysis of the dramas over the centuries when otherwise sane people drove prices for tulips, stocks, and houses to inexplicable …

Stock Markets

Studies Show Employees Don't Respect a 'Cool' Boss, They Want These Types of Bosses Instead

Trying to be besties with everyone won't win office politics.<p>In the early days of running my business, I remember trying to be everyone's buddy. I wanted to be a cool boss and create a fun place to work. Ultimately, my efforts backfired: every time something went wrong, it was near impossible to …

Leadership

13 Products That Are Perfect For Small Spaces, Straight From A Tiny-House Owner

You really have to think about what you buy when you live in 362 square feet.

How to Start Your Own Business Using Any 1 of These 12 Marketing Skills

Do you want to start a small business? Are you looking for a great side hustle? Do you have marketing skills? If your answers are yes, read on.<p>Maybe you want to start a business. But maybe you don't want to quit your full-time job -- at least not yet. You're trying to find a side hustle, but you're …

Small Business

What You Want to Hit: 50+20 at 10 (million in ARR)

The first SaaStr post that got widespread distribution was this one — “Want to Understand SaaS? If Nothing Else — Understand That It Compounds.”The …

Why Amazon Still Acts Like a Startup (Even Though It Makes More Than $100 Billion a Year)

When companies reach a certain level of success, they often take their foot off the gas pedal. Here's why Jeff Bezos thinks that's a very bad idea.<p>Since the beginning, Jeff Bezos has been reminding his team that at Amazon, it is always Day 1. Every year, he reinforces the company's commitment to …

Business Strategy