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Great Leaders Know Respect Is The Keystone Of A Successful Business

<i>“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt</i><p>In my last column I shared the seven simple principles that have transformed me, my company, and a growing number of people throughout the world: The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning. They are also the focus of my book, <i>The 7</i> …

How To Hire Your First Outsider And Make Them An Insider

It happens at every startup. The core team looks around and agrees, we can’t do this all ourselves. The business needs to grow and the team needs to be built out.All of a sudden, both the native programmers and business developers need to adapt and become human resource machines. Days are spent …

15 Simple Truths About Selling | Inc.com

Over the years, I've kept a notebook of memorable sayings and remarks about the fine art of selling. Here are my favorites:<p><b>Readers:</b> Do you have a favorite quote? Share it in a comment!<p><i>Like this post? If so, sign up for the free Sales Source newsletter.</i>

Selling

Five ways to organically grow your YouTube audience

YouTube is the second largest social network in the world, with more than 1 billion monthly active users, if you haven’t started treating it like a …

5 Shortcuts To Starting A Successful Business in 2013: Why Most New Businesses Fail

When you look for articles online about starting a business, you’ll find many which talk about marketing, SEO, creating Facebook pages and a social …

4 Reasons to Build Your Company in Las Vegas | Inc.com

The casinos! The shows! The low taxes?<p>The strip may get all of the attention in Las Vegas, but for start-up founders, the real attractions are the ones that get overshadowed by all of the glitter.<p>Consider, for example, that Nevada ranks consistently high as one of the nation's most …

Real Estate

Do less: Dick Costolo's $10 billion Zen garden

When Dick Costolo became Twitter's third CEO in the fall of 2010, the mainstream press wasn't quite sure what to make of it. That wasn't too …

How To Resolve Conflict Like A Pro

Conflict is inevitable whether you are running your own business or working for someone else. However, how you handle the conflict could be the difference between running a successful organization or getting run down by bad blood. I recently had the opportunity to ask an expert a few questions and …

Deconstructing Google's Strategy: Will Google Eat Your Business Next?

After Google’s I/O announcements, I flashed back to a dozen or so conversations I’ve had with executives and entrepreneurs about <b>what</b> Google is doing. Reading between the lines, some imagined buying yachts after a Google acquisition. Others feared downgrading to an inner tube if Google entered their …

Is Life as a Traveler Preparation for Life as a CEO?

At the age of 27, I’ve lived, studied and worked in nine countries, many of which were in a state of conflict or just beginning to recover from it.<p>In …

An Entrepreneurs Handbook To Slaying Goliath

<i>The following guest post is by John Lusk.</i><p>Every time I’ve started a company, I’ve chosen a category in which multiple, bigger players already exist. And every time I’ve chosen to go this path, I get the same response from friends, family and especially investors. They’ll say, “You’re too late to win …

Why Do Military Veterans Make Such Great Entrepreneurs? | Inc.com

I first met Joseph Kopser six years ago in Mosul, Iraq. He he was an Army major serving in a cavalry squadron at the time, and I was a reporter for <i>The Washington Post</i>.<p>Kopser, 42, who retired from the military last week, is now the CEO and co-founder of an Austin, Tex. start-up called RideScout--a …

Military

Live Chat!

Digital Royalty's Amy Jo Martin On Kids And Social Media: From Education To Personal Branding<p>Digital Royalty CEO and social media expert Amy Jo Martin answers your questions about kids in the digital age.<p>by <i>Anjali Mullany</i>on May 23, 2013 at 1:23 PM<p>We all know social media has become a big part of …

Public Relations

All About the Adorable Actress Who Turned Out to Be HIMYM's Mother (and How She Became Mrs. Ted Mosby)

I can't recall a TV reveal that quickened my pulse as much as seeing those tall boots, guitar, and yellow umbrella glide across the train station on <i>How I Met Your Mother</i> last night did. We've waited (and debated conspiracy theories) for eight long seasons—and suddenly, there she just was. No …

3D printing is the future, but what kind of future? - http://tcrn.ch/126Hmpa

Wall Street is back

FOR a few tense weeks in 2008, as investment-bank executives huddled behind the imposing doors of the New York Federal Reserve, Wall Street seemed to …

Wall Street

Barack Obama's best 2012 friends: enthusiastic black pensioners, and apathetic white youths

THE US Census Bureau published its definitive guide to turnout and voting trends in 2012 this afternoon, and the headline for many will be the fact …

Stability through instability

THIS spring, the economics commentariat is discussing the relationship between monetary policy and financial stability. The concern that loose …

The number of the miffed

350 is a popular number among people concerned about climate change. That is because 350 parts per million (ppm) of carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere …

Today's Guardian front page : EU referendum: cabinet crisis for David Cameron as ministers break ranks http://gu.com/p/3fnf3/tw

Closing doors

<b>Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.</b> By Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy. <i>Brookings Institution Press; 400 pages; $29.95 and £19.99.</i> Buy from Amazon.com, …

Russia

Losing their valence

This week’s Economist features a story on the politics of immigration. The argument—that voters’ gut feeling about politicians’ character and ability …

Alex Ferguson retires: Manchester United manager's career in pictures - Telegraph

Thomas Jefferson’s moose: How the founding fathers debunked Count Buffon’s offensive theory of New World degeneracy.

It wasn’t as if Thomas Jefferson didn’t have more pressing matters to attend to. He was governor of Virginia, then minister plenipotentiary to …

How to Lead Like Thomas Jefferson

1<p><b>Broaden your knowledge.</b> A polymath by nature and experience, Jefferson spoke five languages, and was passionately interested in philosophy, science, …

Self-improvement