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Seth's Blog

You could choose crowd changer. Changing is far is more difficult and more important than pleasing the crowd.<p>Crowd disturber.<p>Crowd inspirer.<p>Crowd …

Seth's Blog

We throw the word stupid around a lot, labeling people (perhaps forever). In fact, there are tons of ways to be stupid, and we ought to think about …

Important People Don't Want A Cup Of Coffee -- Here's What To Ask For Instead

“It’s the absolute worst sales technique you can do. These guys were billionaires. Do you think they really needed a cup of coffee?”<p>In a fascinating talk, James Altucher explains that he used a terrible strategy when he compiled a list of 20 personal business heroes and asked them via email if he …

Apple Turns A Pencil Into A Jaw-Dropping Presentation

Apple designers created a presentation that took my breath away and they did it with a pencil. How they created the slide and the thought process behind it provides a valuable lesson for all business presentations.<p>It all started with a tablet computer, the new iPad Air 2. It comes equipped with a …

Less stuff, more happiness

Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and …

Strip the Unnecessary Out of the Day to Day and Get Stuff Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In corporate speak, “getting efficient” is code word for closing offices and removing sloppy excess, a polite excuse for letting people go without actually calling it a firing.<p>In a small business, it means doing more with what you have. …

12 Habits of Calm and Happy People

Do you ever notice how some people always seem to have it together? They're calm and happy with both feet firmly planted on the ground, even amidst turmoil. Like a mountain that stands tall and strong, they weather the many storms that come their way. They seek out blessings and uncover them like …

Optimism Is the Enemy of Action

Positive thinking can hinder more than it helps by zapping people's motivation to work toward their goals.<p>It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when positive thinking became the star of the self-help industry. The idea of optimism is older than America itself (some accounts date it back to ancient Greece), …

How to Dominate Your Niche in One Day | Inc.com

There's no longer any doubt as to whether the ability to become the dominant player in your market niche depends on having a strong Internet presence. Unfortunately, most organizations are still failing in their online efforts. If you ask any ten small business owners today whether they've tried …

5 Ways to Stop Feeling So Scattered and Get Centered | Inc.com

It's hardly the most dramatic complaint in the world, and it's true that compared with not having enough to eat or facing a serious illness, being "scattered" or "frazzled" isn't that terrible an issue. But these days among professional Americans, it is a really, really common problem.<p>"We now have …

Nick Unsworth - CEO of Life On Fire

[quote style=”boxed”]Well, the first way to effectively bring ideas to life is to limit them. If you’re like me, you probably have a million ideas. …

Entrepreneurship

How the Top CEOs Really Think (Infographic)

Inc.'s annual check-in with the nation's top private-company CEOs shows how owners got their start and how their views on innovation and social media have changed.

The True Definition of Selling | Inc.com

Many people don't like selling and some use the word "hate" to describe their feelings about it. Since it's hard for people to do something well that that they dislike doing, these people are inept and awkward when they try to sell.<p>And that's a shame, because success in business is directly …

8 Ways to Get a Better Night's Sleep | Inc.com

Are you feeling tired and sluggish at work? It could be that you are overloaded and working too hard. Or maybe you're just not getting a good night's sleep. I have needed progressively less sleep as I get older. When I was young I loved to get a luxurious eight--nine hours. Now I only sleep six …

Seth's Blog

It's possible to bend language to your will, to invest extraordinary amounts of effort and care to make words do what you want them to do.<p>Our culture …

7 Habits of People With Remarkable Mental Toughness | Inc.com

First, the definition:<p><i>"The ability to work hard and respond resiliently to failure and adversity; the inner quality that enables individuals to work hard and stick to their long-term passions and goals."</i><p>Now the word:<p>The definition of <i>grit</i> almost perfectly describes qualities every successful person …

China, the Troika, and Don’t Be Evil

Session One<p>Google isn’t the biggest corporation on Earth, but is arguably the most important. Certainly, if one is to understand the 21st Century and …

9 Insanely Successful Kickstarter Campaigns

These cool tech projects didn't just meet their funding goals--they soared right past them.

Kickstarter

How to Think Like the Best Entrepreneurs Do | Inc.com

If you take a quick look at the world's most successful entrepreneurs, you'd probably conclude there isn't much to be learned from studying them. The paths they took to become Amancio Ortega (Zara), Larry Page (Google), and Oprah Winfrey (Harpo) are as unique as they are.<p>But--and it's a <i>huge</i> …

What Great Managers Do

“The best boss I ever had.” That’s a phrase most of us have said or heard at some point, but what does it mean? What sets the great boss apart from the average boss? The literature is rife with provocative writing about the qualities of managers and leaders and whether the two differ, but little …

Secrets of Creating Great Brand Names With Buzz | Inc.com

When it comes to creating brand names that really pack a punch, Alexandra Watkins has built a track record that's hard to beat. Some of the particularly memorable names she has created (by way of her San Francisco-based firm, Eat My Words) include: Spoon Me (a frozen yogurt business), Eat My Dust …

30 Avoidable Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make Repeatedly | Inc.com

• <b>Stop drinking your own Kool-Aid.</b> If you are not brutally honest with yourself, you can't make informed decisions that will truly improve your company. You will hide behind excuses and spin stories to yourself explaining away why you have to keep doing the rest of the things on the list. <i>You can't</i> …

12 Habits of Extraordinarily Motivated People | Inc.com

Extraordinarily motivated people are driven to go above and beyond; they are trusted by others, focused and have great confidence in their own abilities. They dream of endless possibilities, and tend to be extremely satisfied with their lives. They are more likely to receive a raise or a dream …

5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Monday Morning | Inc.com

We live in a society that dreads Mondays. For those in dead-end jobs and feeling a complete lack of engagement, well, Monday mornings can be a sad reminder that you aren't maximizing your potential at work. Fortunately, as an entrepreneur, you chose to do something different--therefore, you have …

The Biggest Reason Businesses Fail

Jon Taffer, host of Spike TV's Bar Rescue, explains how you can increase your chances of success.

CHART OF THE DAY: The Ever-Changing Relationship Between Parents, Kids, And Their Multimedia

People of all ages love interacting with multimedia, but the devices we choose for consumption differ depending on age, and where we are in life. Even parents' preferences change as their kids get older — that's no more evident than the latest data from Ofcom research, which also included fieldwork …

How Foursquare Made The Bold Decision To Split Its Product In Two, And How Both Apps Have Been Doing Since

Swarm, the company decided, would be the check-in app. It would house the app's founding gamification features, locating nearby friends, and checking in to venues.<p>The Foursquare app would become a mobile-first Yelp app. It would be a hub for local mobile searches; it'd also be an …