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Google's First 21 Employees: Where Are They Now?

Some early Google employees have become entrepreneurs. Others are angel investors. A few are happily retired.<p>A Quora user compiled a list of all the original Googlers.

Silicon Valley

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Small Space Wizard of Oz

Australia isn’t exactly a haven of small space living. In fact, they’re the only country with homes larger than the US. But with increasingly high …

Why Traveling Matters

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.", wisely pointed out St. Augustine and I wanted to start this article with that quote because traveling has become one of the most essential parts of our lives. Sometimes one travels to exotic places and some others keep it simple …

Writing

How to Become a Confident Public Speaker

<i>Matthew Capala is the author of “Away with the Average,” an NYU Professor, and Founder of SearchDecoder.com. This post originally appeared on Matthew’s Medium blog.</i><p>I lived in Poland until the age of 23. I moved to New York 10 years ago, where I’ve led several lives: construction worker, scaffold …

From Billionaire to Bankrupt (and Back Again) | Inc.com

Bill Bartmann has debt-collecting in his DNA.<p>Before founding Commercial Financial Services (CFS), a debt-collection business and four-time Inc. 500 company, Bartmann grew up in what he calls a "welfare environment" where bill collectors were constantly harassing his parents. The experience, he …

Bankruptcy

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

5 Myths About Travelling With Tech

The more I travel, and the more people I meet while travelling, I realize there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about travelling with technology. In an effort to make travelling a little easier for everyone (or at least, everyone reading this…) here are a few of the most common myths I’ve …

Felix Unger Taught Me to Never Assume: Tips On Being Prepared While Traveling

There was a scene in an episode of the <i>Odd Couple</i> where Felix Unger, acting as Oscar Madison's attorney, tells the courtroom, "Never assume because when you assume it makes an ASS out of U and ME."<p><b>That is how I feel about traveling. Never assume that everything will go smoothly.</b><p>I try to be prepared …

Luggage

9 Ways Highly Successful People Think Differently From Everyone Else

This is a theme we've heard from some of the most successful people across industries — from entrepreneurs and executives to famous artists.<p>With this in mind, we've put together some of the most amazing insights we've found on how successful people think differently than everyone else.

Success

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking | Inc.com

It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. Most of us develop a stable of people with whom we like to work. We know their styles, and they know ours. It's comfortable and expedient. It is easy …

Leadership

10 Habits Of Emotionally Resilient People

Ever notice how some people are stressed during transitions while others can just roll with the punches? It all comes down to emotional resilience. …

Self-help

30 Things You Need To Know To Be Successful In Life | Inc.com

What does it take to be successful in life? There's no simple answer, but history has shown that there are practices that can maximize your chances of a productive, happy life.<p>Quora users discussed some lessons they've learned along the way in the thread, "What are the top 10 things we should be …

Self-improvement

How Being an Outlier Set Me on My Entrepreneurial Path

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Innately, I’m an outlier who habitually questions why things are the way they are. That wasn’t encouraged when I was young living in a remote village in India. There the culture urges conformity and a strict “listen, don’t ask” …

Entrepreneurship

Inside The Minds And Motivations Of The Most Connected People

There’s more to connecting people than extending an invitation. Great connectors are always looking to do a favor, bring people together, and expand their own “relationship capital.”<p>A few weeks ago, I organized a dinner for some people I knew would be at a writing conference. When I invited Alisa …

Relationships

8 Conversational Habits That Kill Credibility | Inc.com

Dressing for success may create a good impression, but people judge your intelligence and credibility based upon what comes out of your mouth. Based upon working with the readers of my free weekly newsletter, here are eight verbal habits that immediately mark you as somebody who's either foolish or …

The Brain

The Surprising Strategy One Man Used to Eliminate Procrastination

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2009, Fred Stutzman was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina and he was trying to grind out some important work on his thesis.<p>But there was a problem. His favorite coffee shop, which had previously been a quiet …

Procrastination

5 Strategies for Communicating When You Don't Even Like to Talk

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The stereotypical entrepreneur talks to everyone easily, but introverts need not be discouraged. Reticence does not doom you to failure.<p>Social science finds at least a third, and maybe half, the population is introverted. Successful …

Personality

The Best College Graduation Speeches Ever

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>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 …

Bill Gates

Man vs. Machine: Which is Better at Converting Sales?

<i>Ofer Yourvexel is the CEO of WRNTY, developing leading order taking apps and sales management software.</i><p>Technology replaces people – that’s a fact. The things that made our society more productive could now be contributing to its decline as humans are less in demand. But have we arrived at the point …

How Your Philosophy Degree Can Be Relevant To Tech Startup Success

A degree in philosophy doesn’t mean you’re relegated to academia. Jon Dahl, founder of Zencoder proves that Aristotle has a lot to teach tech businesses today.<p>If he didn’t have bills to pay, Jon Dahl would likely be in a lecture hall right now, opining about Aristotle and the intersection between …

Startups

5 Life Lessons That Will Help You Make Fewer Mistakes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I don’t necessarily consider making mistakes a bad thing, because I’ve learned so much more from them than my successes. If you own up to the mistakes you make and do your best to learn from them, they can be helpful, actually. I like to …

Selling

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A resume alone will never help you get hired. It has to be relevant and compelling enough to get your foot in the door. Having reviewed thousands of resumes myself, I've found that most of them read like a cross between an obituary and a museum exhibit timeline.<p>First, let's debunk a couple of …

Employment