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Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Bill Gates

How to Use Facebook Groups in Home Business

Tips to Building Your Home Business Through a Facebook Group<p>Updated June 06, 2018<p>Facebook maxes out profile friends at 5,000, so many people turned …

Small Business

GM Has a 2 Word Dress Code and It's Actually Brilliant

It used to be 10 pages. Now it's just two words. Here's why they made the change.<p>This story is about three things: dress codes, leadership and common sense.<p>It's about a $62 billion company with roots going back 100 years--the kind of giant, legacy organization you might think would get bogged down …

Leadership

4 great occasions to start your business’ video strategy

There’s a myriad of online marketing strategists writing tons of tips on their blogs to help entrepreneurs get a bang for their bucks from digital media — while simultaneously using those strategies to get their message to you. So, what strategy do these mentors themselves follow to reach their …

Want Your Child to Have a High-Paying Job in the Future? Science Says to Study These 7 Things | Inc.com

As parents, we want many things for our children including health, happiness, and a secure financial future. As technology advances, however, thousands of jobs are being threatened by machines and artificial intelligence, and it's become more difficult to know how to prepare our children to succeed …

Artificial Intelligence

You'll Never Become an Expert In Anything Unless You Embrace This 1 Truth | Inc.com

To uncover the secrets of success, everyone looks to industry experts and global influencers for answers. After all, they've been there and done that. However, replicating Oprah's daily habit or waking up at 5 A.M. every morning won't help you become an expert or achieve your own success.<p>After …

Self-improvement

Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second

“We found the perfect strategy” ranks with “And they lived happily ever after” as a perpetual myth. A strategy is never excellent in and of itself; it is shaped, enhanced, or limited by implementation. Top leaders can provide the framework and tools for a team, but the game is won on the playing …

The Best Times to Post to Social Networks

When you are promoting your product through social media platforms, you want to make sure you are setting yourself up for success. First Site Guide …

Infographics

Lego's 'Women of NASA' sale lifts off, lands as best-selling toy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Skyrocketing sales has landed Lego's new "Women of NASA" play set as Amazon's No. 1 best-selling toy in just 24 hours.<p>Astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, and astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, the four women who played vital roles in the US space program …

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting</i> …

7 Foolproof Ways to Communicate with Millennials (and, Surprisingly, Everyone Else) | Inc.com

Of course you know by now that Millennials represent the largest generation in U.S. history. That must be why the rest of us are obsessed with the generation born between 1980 and 2000:<p>So it's no surprise that I have a lot of conversations with my internal communication colleagues about how best to …

Communicate

31 Digital Tools Entrepreneurs Say They Can't Live Without

What tools do CEOs actually use every day?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today there are too many tools to choose from, which got me wondering, what tools do CEOs actually use every day? What tools could they not live without?<p>I've interviewed over 700 CEOs as part of …

10 Unique Ways to Get Your Name Out There

In this busy world, it's more important than ever to find unique ways for you and your business to stand out.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>In this busy world, it’s more important than ever to find unique ways for you and your business to stand out.<p>Selling yourself and your …

5 Things You DON'T Need to Start a Business - And 5 Things You DO Need

5 Things You Really DON'T Need to Start a Small Business<p>And 5 Things You DO Need<p>Updated March 09, 2018<p>You have a great idea for a small business and …

Small Business

Highlights: Apple's 2017 WWDC Keynote

All the new stuff Tim Cook and the gang are cooking up.<p>There are lots of ways to absorb Apple's WWDC keynote address, from live streaming to live blogs, but we're going to be pulling out the best moments from the presentation and plunking them on this page so you can get all the important …

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3 Ways to Put Your Tax Returns to Work | Inc.com

With the most active part of tax season coming to an end, at least for my fellow CPAs preparing first drafts of individual tax returns, there is a lot of noise surrounding this tax season and tax returns. The IRS has published an updated list of the most common scams (remember the IRS will never …

Personal Finance

How to Ask for Referrals that Help Grow Your Business | Inc.com

How did you find your dentist? Your doctor? A babysitter for your kids? The chances are strong that you do business with someone who a friend recommended. More than any other type of advertising, we universally trust the opinions of friends and acquaintances. We even trust people we don't know as …

Small Business

An 81-year-old woman just created her own iPhone app

Masako Wakamiya is a vibrant, self-described chatterbox who just launched her first smartphone app.<p>Oh, and she's 81 years old.<p>She says she felt compelled to do something after noticing a shortage of fun apps aimed at people her age.<p>"We easily lose games when playing against young people, since our …

Xero zeroes in on Denver for new HQ, citing tech community, prospective workforce and local culture

Citing Denver’s skilled workforce and the appreciation of culture, accounting firm Xero confirmed Wednesday that it moved its U.S. headquarters from …

FAFSA changes: What you need to know to get the most financial aid

If you plan to go to college next year, you need to know about two changes to the nationwide financial aid form.<p>The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form that every U.S. college student needs to fill out in order to be eligible for any need-based financial aid. That includes …

How to work less, get better results

When you’ve eliminated everything you don’t need to do, you can focus on ways to increase your efficiency while doing the important tasks.<p>The internet is full of lifehacks that give you tips to help you work better. I’ll just mention a few of them that I use the most (you can Google the rest).<p>The …

What Clark Griswold's 'Christmas Vacation' Teaches Us About the Employee Experience

The Christmas comedy classic brilliantly reveals the consequences of failing to meet the unspoken, but not unreasonable, expectations employees have.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s a holiday tradition for many. It’s a wintery weekend, and you finally have an hour …

How to Retain More Customers Without Spending a Dime

Sourcing new customers has to be a daily priority. If you're not selling, you're not in business; all you've got is a hobby.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A startup business needs a constant supply of new customers to survive. That's why sourcing new customers has to …

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3 Super Accounting Tips For Small Businesses

With growing your business there is no shortage of tasks to complete. There is always a long list of projects to finish. No matter how fast you knock …

It's All About the Customer Service

3 Must-do tips to distinguish your business and create customers for life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>These days it’s easier and easier to start a business -- that’s the good news. Unfortunately, with low barriers to entry comes tons of competition, so it becomes …

Are People Really More Busy? The Rise of Shadow Work | The Art of Manliness

Meet Bill, an average American.<p>The first thing Bill does when he rolls out of bed in the morning is look at his phone. He checks for new texts and …

Top Apps For Startups May 2018

What are the top 10 apps for startups May 2018 that are available to download, install and use right now?<p>Launching your own startup is both exciting …

5 Tips for Making Family Vacations Deductible

Legally write off all or part of your family trip by using these simple steps.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you may be able to legally write off all or part of your family vacations. Virtually any expense can be deductible …