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How To Prepare For The Entrepreneur Life You Want

One of the simplest questions I get from aspiring entrepreneurs, and ironically one of the hardest, is “How do I start?” I want to tell them to just start anywhere, but I realize that most have no idea where anywhere is. They just aren’t prepared for the life they want, and are really asking me how …

Entrepreneurship
Writing

24 Tips by Legendary Filmmaker Werner Herzog

German filmmaker Werner Herzog is considered by some to be “the most important film director alive.” Writer and fellow filmmaker Paul Cronin recently …

Filmmaking

Analyzing Makeovers of Top Photography Blogs for Your Web Design Inspiration

Web design has come a long way since the days of plain white pages with lists of blue links. Just think of the first website on the internet launched …

Web Design

30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Clocking in at an insane 1,284 slides, the presentation includes such gems as:<p>"Important people like opening FedEx packages."<p>And:<p>"Let your inner child come out daily and silly dance."<p>Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku posted and mocked the slidedeck Wednesday and we've spotted some problems with it, too, but …

Self-improvement

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

How quitting my corporate job for my startup dream f*cked my life up

Finally the SMS arrived:<p><i>“Tomorrow morning 5am, flight number AZ610 from Rome to NewYork.”</i><p>An SMS hitting my BlackBerry on Sunday evenings used to …

22 Tips for Creating Better Photographs When You Don’t Have a Clue

We've all been through this situation. You are in a place with so much going on, with a lot of people and activity. Your camera is in your hand, and …

Landscape Photography

18 More Photos of People Awestruck by Nature

<b>Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia</b><br>Photo credit: Svetlana Bogomolova<p>After we published our first set of photos that showed people awestruck by nature, we felt as though we owed it to you to find more. Here, then, are 18 more photos of people taken aback by their surroundings – whether that's by land, sea …

Rio De Janeiro

4 People Every Successful Business Needs | Inc.com

Building a business is rough, launching a startup is tough, running an organization is grueling, and leading a company is demanding--but what makes it bearable is having great people to support you, guide you, mentor you, and, on occasion, call you out.<p>Here are the four people every business needs …

Leadership

10 Mind-Blowing Videos Every Entrepreneur Must Watch | Inc.com

When executed well, inspirational, educational, and motivational lectures and lessons are extremely powerful. Why? Because they express what we know, recognize, feel, believe, think, accept, imagine, hope, fear, desire, acknowledge, and/or have experienced as a life truth. They help us to …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

3 Secrets for Growing From $1 Million to $100 Million in 3.5 Years | Inc.com

Do you seriously want to be successful? If so, how fast and how much revenue do you need to get there? One of the smartest ways to become successful is to apply your greatest strength to a market that is small now but will become huge in three years; build a great team, as well, so you can hit $100 …

Startups

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

There are plenty of rags to riches stories woven into our cultural consciousness, and many times we tend to idolize those who have succeeded at making their own dreams a reality.<p>While success stories like that of Bill Gates are somewhat of an anomaly, there are many aspects of the entrepreneurial …

Entrepreneurship

3 Things Failing Miserably Teaches You About Leadership | Inc.com

You've no doubt been told countless times to stop fearing failure and accept it as a growing experience and precondition of innovation and accomplishment. It's a popular mantra, but in a world filled with corporate CYA and zealous reputation management, examples of it in practice are pretty light …

Leadership

What You Don't Understand About Personal Branding | Inc.com

Creating a great personal brand, expert after expert will tell you, starts with knowing yourself. Here's a representative quote from author Dan Schawbel from a Personal Branding 101 post he wrote: "Brand discovery is about figuring out what you want to do for the rest of your life, setting goals, …

Personal Branding

Quiz: Should You Apply to a Startup Accelerator? | Inc.com

The past decade has seen an explosion in startupland, and we have witnessed the institutionalization of entrepreneurship. Following this phenomenon, startup accelerators have emerged in seemingly every community and market niche across the globe. The more established startup accelerators like Y …

Startups

3 Signs Your Startup Has Hired the Wrong PR Person | Inc.com

Everyone knows that tech advances have turned the media world upside down. What’s less often remembered is that these changes have also totally revolutionized PR.<p>You’re probably vaguely aware that public relations is an industry undergoing massive shifts, but as a busy business owner it’s not your …

Public Relations

Want To Be Successful? You Should Talk To Yourself More

Who cares if you sound crazy. A new study shows talking to yourself can boost your job performance.<p>“C’mon Lisa, you can do this.” I repeat this mantra to myself whenever I get stuck on a problem. While saying this in the middle of my neighborhood coffee shop may make me look like a crazy person, a …

Psychology

6 Steps to Improve Your Emails and Memos and Stop Embarrassing Yourself | Inc.com

Life in business sometimes seems like an excuse to go from one email, memo, or report to another. That is, when you're not wasting time in badly-run meetings. And when you're not writing them, you're reading them, trying to cut through all the bloviated management-speak and figure out what someone …

Writing

10 Things You’re Doing at Work That Say “I Don’t Care”

Do your actions scream: “I’m over it!” Or are you that stressed out? If you’re doing these things at work you’re sending the wrong message.<p>We’ve all been at a restaurant where the waiter forgets your special request and looks as though he’d rather be just about anywhere else in that moment. Then …

Time Management

5 Reasons Why Photography Businesses Fail (and How to Prevent Them)

Running a photography business into the ground is pretty easy to do with all the expensive equipment, travel, and studio space that many new …