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'4-Hour Work Week' author Tim Ferriss is convinced New Year's resolutions are a waste of time — so he does a simple annual ritual instead

As someone who's made a career of analyzing the habits of routines of the world's most successful people, Tim Ferriss is convinced that New Year's resolutions are a waste of time.<p>The "4-Hour Workweek" and "Tribe of Mentors" author and podcast host thinks that the practice of setting an ambitious …

Tim Ferriss

A tsunami of store closings is about to hit the US — and it's expected to eclipse the retail carnage of 2017

Retailers are bracing for a fresh wave of store closings in 2018 that is expected to eclipse the rash of closings that rocked the industry last year.<p>"Landlords are panicking," said Larry Perkins, the CEO and founder of the advisory firm SierraConstellation Partners. "The last year was pretty …

Commercial Real Estate

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

Self-improvement

Chick-fil-A is beating every competitor by training workers to say 'please' and 'thank you'

The chicken chain is statistically the most polite chain in the restaurant business, according to a QSR Magazine's annual drive-thru report released in October.<p>Employees at Chick-fil-A were the most likely of the 15 chains surveyed to say "please" and "thank you," and to smile at drive-thru …

Chick-fil-A

Why to Hire 'Emotionally Intelligent' People

When looking to hire new employees, people who can manage their emotions and read those of others might be better picks than people with impressive résumés.<p>"If I were faced with those two candidates, hands down I’d pick the one with emotional intelligence," said Annie McKee, a senior fellow at the …

Emotional Intelligence

PSFK Future of Work Report

Download a full version of the report at:<p>www.psfk.com/report/future-of-work-2016/<p>The PSFK Future of Work Report deep dives into the talent and development landscape to identify the conditions and qualities that cultivate tomorrow’s leaders in the workplace. In return for investing in greater …

Human Resources

5 Top Marketing Automation Tools for SMB's

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketing slowing you down? Tons of small to mid-sized businesses are using marketing automation tools to boost productivity, increase revenue and get rid of monotonous day-to-day tasks.<p>1. GetResponse.<p>Image by GetResponse.<p>GetResponse is …

Marketing

6 Books That Will Transform Your Mindset About How to Grow Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful entrepreneurs are readers. They understand the value a book can provide at a fraction of the cost of traditional education. Today, you can walk around with an entire college course inside of your smartphone. Digital books take …

Entrepreneurship

10 TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Must Watch | Inc.com

It's 2015, and it’s no secret that millions of Americans are excited about startup culture in the country and around the world. It’s hard not to be fascinated by the growing landscape of thousands of new lean startups, most intending to disrupt entire industries.<p>Perhaps <i>you</i> want to get in on the …

TED Talks

Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes

How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time?<p>Increasing reading speed is a process of …

Become More Positive With These 5 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>History has shown that those with an optimistic outlook on life are the ones who usually find the most success.<p>For me, changing my negative mental attitude to a positive one resulted in a completely different lifestyle, both personally …

Happiness

Watch This Sweet, Sad Documentary About The World’s Oldest Family-Owned Business

Houshi Ryokan, a traditional Japanese hotel built above a hot springs in the Ishikawa Prefecture, is 1,300 years old. Up until 2011 (when a slightly older hotel was discovered), it held the title of oldest hotel in the world. Throughout its epic history, the ryokan (the Japanese name for this kind …

Documentaries

Get More Energy In 3 Minutes: The Brain-Based Way

Do you want more energy? We all have 24 hours in a day and people, places, projects that need our attention.<p>While we may not be able to eliminate our entire list of responsibilities, we can monitor our energy. Like hours in a day, our energy seems finite – but it doesn’t have to be that way. We are …

44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s mobile landscape, where unfocused pedestrians regularly walk into walls and a majority of Americans prize their beloved gadgets above sex, smartphones have come to serve for many as dangerous agents of distraction. But when …

Apps

The Habits of the World's Smartest People (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no one picture of intelligence, but many people with high IQs do tend to share some of the same habits -- both good and bad. For example, according to research complied by Online-PHD-Programs.org, while those with high IQs tend …

Bill Gates

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013: Best Of awards

<i>This article was written by Jane Hart, for November 2013 edition of eLearning</i> <i>Age magazine.</i><p>As it’s Award season, I thought I would write my column …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the World Championship of Public Speaking

On Aug. 23, Sri Lankan human resources consultant Dananjaya Hettiarachchi was crowned the World Champion of Public Speaking by Toastmasters International. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and eight other …

Public Speaking

Filing the T-Shirts

What do you do when your wardrobe consists largely of T-shirts, and you don't have enough room to store them? Not everyone has enough closet space to …

T-shirts

It Takes 3 to Run a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Early in his career, Union Square Ventures managing partner Fred Wilson asked a very experienced VC, “What exactly does a CEO do?” The reply came without thought or hesitation:<p>“A CEO does only three things. Sets the overall vision and …

Leadership

Seth's Blog

The other day, a speedster on a bike passed me as I rode along the bike path. For the next ten minutes, I rode right behind him, drafting his …

Can Starbucks Make 23,000 Coffee Shops Feel Unique?

Years ago, every Starbucks felt exactly the same. Now designers ask, can 23,000 Starbucks feel like 23,000 different coffee shops?<p>At Starbucks’s global headquarters in Seattle, a designer quietly ushers me down a shadowy hallway, tucked behind a room filled with boxes and photocopiers that it …

Coffee

How Planet Fitness Aims to Become the McDonald's of Gym Franchises

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the beginning, Planet Fitness had a juice bar, spinning classes, freestanding weights – and not enough members. The fitness franchise's secret to success? Getting rid of everything that made a gym "good."<p>When Planet Fitness was founded …

Fitness

Zing wants to liberate retail chains from crappy old point-of-sale systems

Point-of-sale (POS) technology has made huge leaps over the last decade, and yet most brick-and-mortar business chains are stuck using bulky, rigid, and costly systems that have been around for decades.<p>It’s something payments startup Zing is trying to do something about with the release of its new …

Top 5 Business Longreads Now Free at the New Yorker's Archives

<i>The New Yorker</i> lifted its paywall this week, making its vast trove of magazine articles available -- for a limited time only. This fall, after overhauling its website, the magazine will introduce a new, metered paywall. But until then you can check out any of the articles published since 2007. …

Bill Gates
Marketing

Want to Open a Coffee Shop? Consider These 3 Tips First

When I was planning to open my first coffee shop back in 2002, there was very little information available online to help me get started. There were some training classes, but they were all a couple hundred dollars, which is a lot to spend when you're starting out and unsure whether these big …

The 5 Books Entrepreneurs Should Toss in Their Beach Bags

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs work hard all year long to ensure their businesses become successful and stay successful, but <i>everyone</i> needs a break to relax and reflect. If you start feeling guilty about heading to the beach this summer don’t.<p>Here is a …

Entrepreneurship