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12 best commencement speeches of all time

Great news, graduates! The job outlook is looking a lot better than it has in the past few years.<p>The U.S. economy has added, on average, 238,000 jobs in the past few months, according to the Labor Department. And, job listings targeted at new grads are up slightly from a year ago on job-listing …

MPs invite Sir Philip Green to answer BHS questions

<b>Former BHS owner Sir Philip Green has been invited to appear before two parliamentary committees to answer questions about the High Street chain's collapse into administration.</b><p>Sir Philip owned BHS - which went into administration on Monday - for 15 years before selling it for £1 in 2015.<p>The work …

25 Best Financial Blogs

There is no shortage of personal finance blogs available on the Internet. If you have a question about anything from car insurance to mutual funds, …

A Millionaire Says Getting Rich Means Making One Decision Most People Don't Make

It doesn't seem like the obvious thing to do. Until you think about it.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Whoever said becoming rich was going to be easy?<p>Actually, it was pretty much everyone who's written one of those self-help, …

30 CEOs Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success

Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One trait many of these leaders have in common: consistency. Check out these quotes from 30 successful CEOs regarding the daily habits that help them get ahead in business and life.<p>1. Try one new …

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What Companies Can Learn from Military Teams

When Gen. Stanley McChrystal took charge of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2003, he recognized that traditional tactics of warfare were failing in Iraq. Leading this inter-service team — which included Army Rangers, Navy SEALs, and Delta Force — he needed to find new ways to …

For Busy Entrepreneurs

Top 11 Best Affiliate Programs for 2016<p>Even though the old days when Amazon reigned supreme, and affiliate marketing was all the rage, are past, …

Setting the Record Straight on Switching Jobs

<i>“Stay in a job for at least two years.”</i> <i>“Never leave a job until you have your next one lined up.”</i> Everyone from your mother to your mentor has advice about the best way to switch jobs. But how can you know whom to trust? Especially since what was true in the job market 20 years ago — even two years …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

The Art of Self-Coaching @ Stanford GSB, Class 5: Resilience

Here's a condensed set of slides from the fifth session on Resilience in <i>The Art of Self-Coaching,</i> a new course I'm teaching at the Stanford Graduate …

Mindfulness

Here's what Google looks for in job candidates to see if they'll fit in

Google has a reputation for being a laid-back company that operates more like a network of startups than a corporation.<p>But, according to Google's human resources chief Laszlo Bock, you don't need to stress out about fitting in too much during your job interview with Google.<p>Just make sure you're …

7 scientifically proven ways to capture someone’s attention

Whether it’s pitching your startup to an investor or trying to impress your boss, you likely spend much of your life vying for someone’s …

50 best things Warren Buffett told investors over past 50 years

Slide 1 of 52<p>It’s been 50 years since Warren Buffett — a.k.a. the Oracle of Omaha — took control of Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, +0.63% BRK.B, +0.37% …

How to Write a Résumé That Stands Out

The resume: there are so many conflicting recommendations out there. Should you keep it to one page? Do you put a summary up top? Do you include personal interests and volunteer gigs? This may be your best chance to make a good first impression, so you’ve got to get it right.<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

The Factors to Consider Beyond Salary When Evaluating a Job Offer

Once you have been offered a new job, you might assume the process is at an end. But is it really? Not all jobs are created equal, and the goal in …

5 Signs You're Betraying Your True Calling

So many people I coach in New York City come to me feeling like they fell into their line of work and made it a success, but no longer find it easy …

Success

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

9 Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions

Several years ago we came up with a great idea for a new leadership-development offering we thought would be valuable to everyone. We had research demonstrating that when people embarked on a self-development program, their success increased dramatically when they received follow-up encouragement. …

Franchise Players: Why One Franchise Wasn't Enough

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was originally published on July 15, 2014.</i><p><i>Franchise Players</i> <i>is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email</i> …

One Ridiculously Expensive Mistake Most Businesses Make & How To Easily Avoid It

How expensive? Well JP Morgan lost 6.2 billion due to this one mistake. That's a lot even for a major Wall St. Bank. And the list goes on and on:<p>Prominent financial blogger James Kwak calls Excel "one of the greatest, most powerful, most important software applications of all time." But perhaps we …

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7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome | Inc.com

Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your brain, in anticipation of the time off, just says: <i>I have had enough! Bring on the downtime.</i> Then the afternoon just drags on and …

Productivity

If you are going to read one intro guide to SaaS startup metrics, this is it

This article shows you:<p>the 5 approaches to metrics by Lars Logfren, Dave McClure, David Skok, Aaron Beashel and Tomasz Tunguz<br>• a fast and …

7 Ways to Validate Your Startup Idea

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to save people the hassle and the headache of doing extensive research before buying a product.</i><p>I don’t know if you ever experienced a eureka moment – a second when everything comes together and an amazing idea pops into your head. As …

The Guide to Creating Conversion Funnels for Analyzing Data

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth and co-founder of Twoodo, helping teams organize using simple #hashtags. This post originally appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>You’ve probably been reading tons of articles telling you to start setting up metrics for your website, measure your website KPIs and take …

75 Inspiring Motivational Quotes for Being Happier | Inc.com

When things look dark, we can all use a simple reminder of what is truly important. We can all use a small burst of inspiration.<p>Here are 75 quotes about happiness that can do just that.<p>Tweet them. Share them.<p>But most important, pick one you like best and place it where you'll see it every day... …

Motivation

Lessons from Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn’s Networker-in-Chief

Jeff Weiner is determined to read the letter, even if he’s running a tad late. For more than an hour the chief executive of LinkedIn has been holding …