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How to Manage a Team of B Players

In 2004, Greece surprised the world by winning the European Championship, the toughest tournament in international soccer. Despite not even being a dark horse in the competition, and with a team of mostly peripheral and unremarkable players, they overcame France and hosts Portugal (twice) to lift …

Wearable users tracked with Raspberry Pi

<b>People who use wearable gadgets to monitor their health or activity can be tracked with only $70 (£40) of hardware, research suggests.</b><p>The work, carried out by security firm Symantec, used a Raspberry Pi computer to grab data broadcast by the gadgets.<p>The snooping Pi was taken to parks and sporting …

Raspberry Pi

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

Leaders With High Emotional Intelligence Make Better Decisions

Research out of Yale shows those with higher levels of emotional savvy make dramatically better decisions.<p>Recently, we offered five questions to help you evaluate whether you have high EQ with an eye towards helping those in need of improvement increase their emotional skills. But why should you …

The Disruptive Start-Up: Clayton Christensen On How To Compete With The Best

How can you tell if your plan to take on a big swinging company is smart or foolhardy? Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen might have the answers.<p>Harvard Business School professor and author Clayton M. Christensen has attracted a lot of fans who are heavy hitters. Fans like …

Passive Houses: 13 Reasons Why the Future Will Be Dominated by this New Pioneering Trend

If you don’t know what a ‘Passive House’ is you’re in good company, most people haven’t. Passive Houses are essentially buildings which use very …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Word mapping is one of the most valuable leadership tools I’ve ever seen. It causes people to think you read their minds, can be deeply seductive and …

Student-Entrepreneur? Wanna Spend The Summer In Silicon Valley?

If you’re a student and aspiring startup founder, you’re going to want to pay close attention to the following.<p>Startup Dream Team, started by Paris, France-based student organization Silicon Students, is actively looking for 45 young aspiring entrepreneurs from all around the world who are …

How to Think Like a Confident Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, projecting the image of a confident leader to your investors employees, and customers is crucial. But, self-assurance doesn't come naturally for many. Learning to think like a confident person can help you find …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Create a Winning Culture

A strong culture isn't something you wish into place, or even will into place. It's something you build. Here's how.<p><i>“We train for war and fight to win.”</i> -- Navy SEAL Creed<p>I’ve never met a business owner who didn’t say he or she wanted to create a winning company culture. But I’ve met plenty whose …

The Truth About Startup Fundraising | Inc.com

How to Make Japanese Iced Coffee

8 Things Really Successful People Do

Most people claim to want success. But not everyone is willing to do the hard work and the smart work to get there. Often opportunities present themselves and because people are distracted, they miss them or give up on them before things fully develop.<p>Truly successful people don't leave much to …

Self-improvement

The Best Entrepreneurs Don't Come Up With Great Ideas, They Solve Market Needs

We have had a lot of fun in previous posts coming up with ideas for new companies.<p>And there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that some of them—like a Shazam-like app that identifies cars, and an automated airline seat grabber—could be successful.<p>“But why are you are giving away these ideas,” lots …

10 Alternatives to the Formal Business Plan

Book-length business plans are out…but planning isn’t a total bust. What resource(s) do you use to put together simple business plans?<p>The following …

Richard Branson: Trust Me. You Want Someone Else to Run Your Business | Inc.com

3 Ways to Promote Your Business

There are many ways in which an entrepreneur can create a healthy buzz and get the public excited about their brand and service. But sometimes we get …

The 7 Steps To Starting A Business

It’s not how many hours you work nor is it how many hurdles you must overcome, rather business is about getting from point a to point b in the quickest manner possible while maintaining product quality and healthy margins.<p>Often, when starting a business, entrepreneurs think too much about small, …

Need to Be Creative? Simple Tips to Spark Your Imagination

Under pressure to come up with a great idea? An expert gives a few quick tips to help you and your employees get back on track.<p>At the 99U conference in New York City, Tina Seelig, the Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, explained Thursday that the most important …

Most Creative People in Business 2012 | Fast Company

The Most Creative People In Business 2012<p>These inspiring leaders are shaping the future of business in creative ways. Scroll to see the Top 100.

Moises Naim on Power: Easier to Get, Harder to Use, Easier to Lose

3 Tips to Win the Battle Against Your Inner Perfectionist

Think every project you work on has wrapped up perfectly in a neat little bow? Think again! Sure, you’re a CEO and you can obviously produce stellar …

Time Management

5 Time-Wasting Confessions of Top Entrepreneurs

The founders of Thrillist, Warby Parker, Rent the Runway, and Birchbox admit what gets in their way of ultimate productivity.<p>Even the world's most successful entrepreneurs aren't exactly paragons.<p>Go ahead, we said to Thrillist's Ben Lerer and Rent the Runway's Jenny Hyman, you can tell us: What are …