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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Mutual Funds

The Top 5 Leadership Stories, March 24-28

From having deeper conversations to thinking differently about pay: Here are the stories you loved in Leadership, for the week of March 24.<p>What Successful Leaders’ To-Do Lists Look Like<p>Spilling beer on Post-it notes, drawing out detailed, annotated items for the day, sorting tasks into time …

20 Unusual Things 20 Successful People Do Every Day

Where success is concerned, sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference.<p>All the successful people I know have at least one thing they make sure to do every day; one thing they feel contributes greatly to their success.<p>Some of the following are tech entrepreneurs, while others run more …

The Dramatic Secret to Completing an Overwhelming Project--Fast

Got a massive project with a short deadline? Here's an eight step completion process theatre pros have used for thousands of years.<p>Recently, I landed an extremely large 30-day project from a client that would normally take 3--4 months to prepare and complete. The company had good financial …

Stalking Steve Jobs: Three Steps to Get a Meeting with Any VIP

I was a young CEO, and I needed answers. Steve Jobs had them. There was only one thing to do: Send a FedEx letter. Then I sent another. Then I started calling. Then I sent another FedEx and called some more.<p>I was a young CEO, and I needed answers. Steve Jobs had them. There was only one thing to …

Best Motivational Quotes From Entrepreneurs

Recently, I shared with you some of the lessons learned from our conversations with highly successful entrepreneurs over the past few months. But that’s just part of the story. We also gained insight into what they do and why they do it.<p>Turns out these entrepreneurs have had plenty of interesting …

The Only 2 Things You Should Be Discussing in Meetings

The problem with your meetings? You're talking about the wrong things, in the wrong ways.<p>"Of the hundreds of companies I've worked with over the past 30 years, I repeatedly see only five types of communication," writes expert coach and consultant Christine Comaford in Forbes. "And only two of them …

A Recruiter's Guide to Hiring the Super Motivated

Duds and rock stars are easy to spot. Here's an assessment system to help ensure that you don't hire the candidate who's almost good enough.<p>All of the best recruiters I know use performance-based job descriptions and follow this three-part guide to hiring when assessing candidates:<p><b>Rule One</b>: Suspend …

10 Smart Rules for Giving Negative Feedback

Here's how to handle employees when a kick in the rear is more appropriate than a pat on the back.<p>Praising good performance is easy, but what about those times when someone on your team needs a kick in the butt more than a pat on the back?<p>In that case, you'll need to give some negative …

The top 10 emerging economies of 2014

Published: 27 Feb 2014<p>Last Updated: 18 Feb 2015<p>After a decade as City darlings - first the BRICs, now the MINTs - the shine has gone off the emerging …

5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask

Many of the questions potential hires ask are throwaways. But not these.<p>Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste of time.<p>Thought so.<p>The problem is, most candidates don't actually …

Tech Tools That Can Save Pointless Business Meetings

It’s an understatement to say meetings don’t always go as planned. What may start out with a clear agenda often quickly degenerates into a battle of tangential, self-serving, irrelevant discussions that leave everyone exhausted and dissatisfied–and the original goal ultimately unaccomplished. Is …

9 Tips for Hiring Great People

When nearly 450 people applied to be my writing assistant, the hiring process could have swamped my business. Here's how I narrowed the field.<p>A few months ago, I ran an ad seeking a writing assistant to help me with my book projects and my ghostwriting business. I was overwhelmed by the response. …

How to Grab a Piece of China's Real Estate Boom

TAIPEI (TheStreet) -- Chinese ex-president Hu Jintao knew his people felt safest investing in real estate, given stock market obstacles. But that …

Top 10 Online Marketing Experts To Follow In 2014

The online marketing industry is full of voices. You should ignore most of them. The very nature of online marketing, whether it’s SEO, paid search, social media, or email marketing, creates a strong incentive for those who peddle online marketing services, myself included, to speak out. This …

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Naming Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Picking the right business name is an important first step toward creating a successful company, but not everyone hits the jackpot on the first try.<p>Often, people first choose names that are too wordy and don't have a catchy ring. You want …

Business Strategy

11 Things the Military Teaches You About Leadership

A few reasons why veterans make excellent entrepreneurs.<p>Does military experience translate to leadership and business savvy?<p>A glance at today's most successful corporations would suggest that it does. Many of the biggest names in the business world - Verizon's Lowell McAdam, FedEx CEO Frederick …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences.<p>While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van …