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15 Books These Successful Executives Say Inspired Them the Most | Inc.com

Whether you still flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than a dozen CEOs and founders who name their favorite book and explain why it resonated with them.<p>1. "Peers Inc." by …

Mary Shelley

Elon Musk made Tesla a sexy car company—but can he make it a viable one?

No one would have given Elon Musk the money to start a “normal” car company. And yet, Musk went ahead, improvised, vaulted over one obstacle after another, and created an iconic electric car company. In doing so, Musk incurred a deeply rooted “improvisation debt,” one he must now pay back in order …

Tesla

10 must-have travel tech accessories

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Vacations are fun (hopefully), but getting to the destination and losing out on some of the creature comforts of home is kind of a drag. …

5 Wearable Gadgets That Will Increase Your Productivity

Go ahead, lose your keys, forget your passwords, and leave your charger at home. These wearables have you covered.<p>As an entrepreneur, you know better than most that time is finite. When you are not working on your business, you are probably spending your free time with loved ones, hatching the next …

It’s Lit: Books We Read In School That Changed Our Lives

Required reading<p><i>If we could, we would spend the majority of our time here on earth skimming through our favorite bookshops and running through libraries. But even if we could, there sadly wouldn't be enough time to read every book in existence—that's why we rely on recommendations from friends,</i> …

7 Leadership Lessons From the Coach Who Mentored Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos | Inc.com

Most Silicon Valley titans are familiar figures. They make commencement speeches that rack up millions of views on YouTube, get profiled by business websites such as this one, and have irreverent movies made about their lives.<p>And then there was Bill Campbell, who died of cancer on Monday at 75. He …

Silicon Valley

5 companies putting the new in renewable

Based on the vision of a sustainable and resource-efficient future, clean technology is all about minimizing pollution and making the world’s infrastructure energy efficient. Renewable energy, sustainable chemistry, and recycling are just a handful of initiatives the sector focuses on.<p>Last year, …

Sustainability

11 Not-so-obvious Men's Style Essentials

Blue shirt? Check. Dark denim? Check. Smart shoes? Check. But where do you go after the basics?<p>By / Photos By Andrew Snavely<p>This post was made …

Hiking With Plantar Fasciitis: A Cure

• Do You Actually Have Plantar Fasciitis?<br>• What Plantar Fasciitis and How to Treat It<br>• Hiking With Plantar Fasciitis<p>Is your heel pain a plantar fasciitis …

Running

4 Ways Leaders Fritter Their Power Away

“The last thing I want is to be perceived as a power-monger.” That was what one high-ranking executive recently told me, and the sentiment among top leaders is common. The executive who embezzles money, curries favor with bribes, or gets caught in sordid affairs makes headlines and is justly …

How Indra Nooyi Turned Design Thinking Into Strategy: An Interview with PepsiCo’s CEO

Just a few years ago, it wasn’t clear whether Indra Nooyi would survive as PepsiCo’s CEO. Many investors saw Pepsi as a bloated giant whose top brands were losing market share. And they were critical of Nooyi’s shift toward a more health-oriented overall product line. Prominent activist investor …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

50 Summer Salads You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

No more sad, wilted greens.<p>No more sad, wilted greens.

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Why You Don’t Need a Mentor

I get a fair number of emails asking amount finding the right mentor; fellas asking if I can tell them how to get a mentor or if I can in some way …

Self-improvement

Five gadgets that will transform your dumb car into a smart car

In fact, most new vehicles look more like smartphones on the inside than cars.<p>But the smarter automobiles get, the more expensive they become. And not everybody can afford to shell out thousands of dollars just to get a tech update in the car.<p>Fortunately, there's another way to bring your car into …

The Ultimate 90-Day Bodyweight Training Plan

<b>When I was a young man, I struggled with my self-image.</b> My brother was a “hulk” and played varsity college basketball all four years.<p>I, on the other …

Case Study: Can Retailers Win Back Shoppers Who Browse then Buy Online?

Mattias Mackler<p>Bertice Jenson couldn’t believe how shameless they were. Right in front of her in the Benjy’s superstore in Oklahoma City, a young couple pointed a smartphone at a Samsung 50-inch Ultra HD TV and then used an app to find an online price for it. They did the same for a Sony and an LG …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Apps

Blinkist: Big ideas in small packages

Big ideas in<br>small packages<p>Get access to key insights from 2,500+ bestselling nonfiction books, transformed into powerful packs you can read or listen …

Non-fiction

Tactics for Asking Good Follow-Up Questions

Whether you are looking to hire someone, decide whether to trust someone, or enter a business partnership, the better you are at judging people, the better off you will be. Unfortunately, most people are just plain bad at reading others. Several decades of research among psychologists has indicated …

Outsmart Your Own Biases

Suppose you’re evaluating a job candidate to lead a new office in a different country. On paper this is by far the most qualified person you’ve seen. Her responses to your interview questions are flawless. She has impeccable social skills. Still, something doesn’t feel right. You can’t put your …

Building Relationships in Cultures That Don’t Do Small Talk

Michael has been in Frankfurt for about a week and is really missing his home office in Chicago. Everyone in Germany seems to be so serious at work. No small talk, no conversation about the weekend, no interest in his American background — in fact, no interest really in him at all, it seems.<p>At …

Suresh Rathinam's answer to What's an efficient way to overcome procrastination?

I was a very bad Procrastinator for a very long time, until I really understood the basics of why I procrastinate.<p>In order to understand why you …

Arduino Rising: 10 Amazing Projects People Are Doing With The Tiny Microcontroller

This past Saturday marked World Arduino Day, an eponymous celebration of the first decade of the open-source single-board microcontroller designed for do-it-yourself electronics projects.<p>Developed in 2004 for Italian design students, Arduino quickly became a favorite for builders and makers all …

3 Signs Your Workout is Horrible

(And if you're still wondering why you shouldn't curl in the squat rack, just trust me and don't do it.)<p><b>1. You sit or lie down for more than 2 exercises</b><br>Most gyms are filled with places to park your butt. But a funny thing: The benches and seats aren't there so you can rest between exercises. (Most …

Explode Your Guns with this Biceps-Blasting Method

<i>“My arm training has sucked lately. Got any tips to make my biceps explode?” – Craig T.</i><p>I feel your pain. To keep my arm training effective, I rarely …

Workouts

6 Ways to Keep your Knees Pain-free

As football players, ballerinas, and high-mileage runners can tell you, you're as old as your knees. The same goes for active women. For me, it …

Workouts

4 Things You Need to Know About Planks

While improved strength and muscle tone are reason enough to add planks to your workout routine, this move has many other health benefits that often …