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5 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Don't Thrive in School

Why some entrepreneurs are better off skipping the formal education route.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My brother Adam and I, like a lot of really successful entrepreneurs, never finished college. Our grades in school were very good, but we didn’t go on to college …

Entrepreneurship

Breaking These 11 Bad Habits Will Make You a Lot Happier

We all have bad habits, but some cost us more in happiness than others.<p>Nobody is free of bad habits. From junk food to cigars, from being late to constantly being on our phones, there are things we know we should give up.<p>Bad habits come at a cost--in health, in reputation, in money. But some are …

Happiness

11 everyday skills that will make you more successful over time

Some say it's luck. Others say it's hustle. The truth is, success only comes with a combination of both, as well as a few other ingredients.<p>Defining success can be tricky because it's so subjective.<p>Some people want to make a million dollars a year. Others want to make a good living and have three …

Self-improvement

Europe Travel: 10 Charming Villages for a Romantic Getaway

Europe’s most charming villages are at the heart of a fairytale story—gorgeous views, colorful scenery, and port-side, romantic stays against a …

Here are 3 things you should do if you want to start buying bitcoin

And because a many readers have said they are going to roll up their sleeves and enter the market themselves, we thought we'd offer three simple pieces of advice to bitcoin beginners.<p><b>Start small</b><p>Speaking from personal experience, I highly recommend that folks looking to buy some bitcoin start with …

Bitcoin

6 Leadership Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way

Learning lessons the hard way is often the only way most people learn. When it comes to leadership that approach can have horrid consequences.<p>Everybody loves to focus on the things you must do to be a great leader. While there is nothing inherently wrong with this approach, it's often our …

Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

This is the conclusion from decades of Gallup data and interviews with 25 million employees. But companies still keep getting it wrong.<p>In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable--turnover is costly and disruptive.<p>So, many of …

Employee Engagement

The best leaders take calculated risks, learning from failure as they go

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Vogue’s Anna Wintour and even Sylvester Stallone can teach leaders valuable lessons about risk, failure and business success.<p>We often (and naively) associate great business leaders with perfection when, actually, success comes from making mistakes and learning along the way. …

3 Retirement Moves to Make in Your 40s

The choices you make in your 40s can set you up for a financially stable future. Here are a few critical moves for 40-somethings.<p>Your 40s are an …

Retirement

10 Udemy Courses Under $100 That Could Help You Make $1,000 (or More)

Never stop improving your entrepreneurial portfolio.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><b>EXCLUSIVE: $10 Course Promo Expires June 30, 2017</b><p>There’s always something you can add to …

Marketing

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders …

Self-improvement

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed

Wondering what one thing could be the key to helping you succeed in business? Well, you might be in luck.<p>Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them …

Doing this simple stretch when you wake up can give you more energy

Tim Sitt, author of "Move Or Die: How the Sedentary Life is Killing Us and How Movement, Not Exercise, Can Save Us," explains a simple morning stretch that can give you more energy throughout the day. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Spread your feet about 3 feet apart and you're going to</i> …

Yoga

The CEO of FUBU Started Selling Pencils When He Was 6 Years Old

How Daymond John was born to be an entrepreneur.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On this episode, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars sits down with Daymond John, CEO and founder of FUBU, who talks about how his childhood shaped him into the massively …

Entrepreneurship

30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy AThe post 30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE appeared …

What's The Secret To Success? Ingratiate Yourself With People Of Great Wealth

As the CEO of a rapidly growing fintech company and a frequent contributor to Forbes, I get asked to do a lot of media interviews.<p>The same questions seem to pop up time and time again, but during a recent interview, I was asked a question I had never encountered before.<p>The interviewer asked, “What …

A Dozen Lessons about Minimum Viable Products

• <b>“It’s only cheap to build 2-3 person companies with sweat equity. The minute you start paying engineers you will realize it is quite expensive.” Bill</b> …

Product Management

9 of the toughest job interview questions you'll hear at companies like Disney, Twitter, and Facebook

Top companies seem to love tough interview questions.<p>Flub one tricky query, and you could end up derailing your whole job interview.<p>That's why it's important to be prepared.<p>Fortunately, there's Glassdoor. The job site hosts reviews and ratings for 640,000 companies in 190 countries.<p>Glassdoor …

Employment

I Have 15 ideas to Change Your Life—Do You Have Five Minutes?

I’m the last person to say that life is easy. I don’t think that’s the case at all. But there’s one thing I’ve learned in recent years that changed …

Self-confidence

3 Of The Toughest Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

Don’t sweat it if you don’t know the exact number of fire hydrants in L.A. The question is about more than counting.<p>Job interviews can feel a lot like going on blind dates with prospective employers. While there is plenty of advice for how to answer both the most common and the most annoying …

Never Run Another Bad Meeting. Here's How.

Use these 2 techniques to set the right course.<p>Many meetings fail because they try to do too much. It's the "and" trap: Organizers say, "As long as we're holding the meeting, we might as well cover this and that and the other thing and something else." The problem is that the meeting becomes so …

Here's what to expect in Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders

The letter, slated for release around 8 a.m. EST on Saturday, will probably focus on familiar themes for the 86-year-old Buffett, with many single-spaced pages reviewing Berkshire's businesses and managers, Wall Street, the economy and perhaps even politics.<p>"The letters are written as much for …

Investing

7 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job or You're Screwed

Leaving your job to become your own boss without going broke requires setting the groundwork just right. Few people do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The prospect of quitting your job and becoming your boss is both liberating and scary as hell. But, instead of being …

Small Business

Behold BMW's concept 'hoverbike' inspired by Lego

BMW has unveiled a life-sized concept hoverbike based on a Lego version of its BMW R 1200 GS Adventure bike.<p>In January, the Denmark-based toy company …

Lego

Mark Cuban Says This Will Soon Be the Most Sought-After Job Skill

The billionaire investor predicts one crushing reality of automation.<p>When Mark Cuban speaks, people listen. The billionaire investor and <i>Shark Tank</i> personality has a slew of wildly successful businesses under his belt. Whether he's commenting on the recent Time Warner and AT&T merger, recommending …

A Ridiculously Simple Tool For Building Products People Love

What do Airbnb, Google, and Snap have in common? They know how to get their products “hired” for the job.<p>I was a late adopter of Snapchat. When it first surfaced in 2011, I didn’t relate to its intended audience of college students who wanted to “chat” with photos that only lasted …

Want to Be a Successful Leader? Make This a Top Priority (Most Don't Even Bother)

This will unleash motivation across your whole organization.<p>In my assessment of the healthiest work cultures, I've noticed a trend that can no longer be denied. Leaders in such organizations put the needs of others first, shine the spotlight on their employees, and through it all, the organizations …

5 Important Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaire Oprah Winfrey

Oprah isn't just a T.V. personality -- she's a businesswoman who grew her brand and worth over decades.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no doubt that Oprah Winfrey is one of the most inspirational figures in business, and, while not everyone can have Oprah's …

Oprah Winfrey

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Publicis Groupe reported weaker-than-expected results for 2016.</b> Fourth quarter revenue was €2.67 billion ($2.9 billion), a 2.5% drop compared to the year before. The French ad group was also forced to take a (€1.44 billion) $1.5 billion writedown on its digital business<p><b>2. GE says it will place</b> …