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The Chinese Unknown That’s Making Africa’s Phones

No matter how many phones you sell, Yu Weiguo has learned, it’s tough to keep to a schedule when the government declares martial law. During his …

Africa

MIT Just Discovered How to Get Employees to Pay Attention

Like everyone else, employees are drawn to this type of information<p>What's the most difficult challenge organizations face in communicating with employees? Getting your people to pay attention to even the most relevant and important messages.<p>As one HR leader told me recently, "We work so hard to …

Employment

Is War About to Break Out in the Horn of Africa? Will the West Even Notice?

Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia are close to armed conflict over a Nile dam project; so far the United States is ignoring them.<p><i>This article was originally</i> …

Africa

Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best

There’s a psychological phenomenon behind it: the Dunning-Kruger effect.<p>Maybe you’ve experienced this at school or work before: Dealing with someone who thinks he’s much better at his job than he really is. This can not only be really annoying, but it can lead to disaster as a group project is made …

Psychology

This Classic Quote From Steve Jobs About Hiring Employees Describes What Great Leadership Looks Like | Inc.com

Steve Jobs may have had an enormous ego as the head of Apple, but he understood his place in the information age when he famously quipped,<p>It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.<p>Genius and profound. Your best move is …

Leadership

You Can Use the Eisenhower Method to Stop Wasting Time and Be More Productive

As far as the most demanding day jobs go, being a U.S. President is probably going to sit pretty high on the list. Number 34, Dwight Eisenhower, was …

Time Management

The One Quality That All Successful People Have | Inc.com

When speaking at events, I often start out with some audience interaction. I do this by asking the audience what do they think is the number one indicator that people will be successful.<p>I always get some great answers such as drive, intelligence, self-confidence, entrepreneurial skills, …

Self-improvement

Here's Why Your Organization Can't Handle Complexity | Inc.com

Every leader tries to keep things simple and predictable. You hire good people, treat them well, give them clear objectives and do your best to stay out of their way. If you do your homework, plan things well and your people execute efficiently, everything should go off without a hitch. Or so the …

Management

The Rules You Need To Know When Airlines Lose Your Luggage

When an airline loses your luggage, it’s never fun. But smart travelers can end up collecting major cash after such instances if they follow the correct protocol.<p>You should know that <b>on flights within the U.S., airlines are legally required to reimburse you up to $3,500 if your bags are lost,</b> …

Flying

Want Honest Advice? An Astronaut Taught Me the 3-Step Feedback Rule (and It's the Only One That Works) | Inc.com

As a leader, I think it's really important to constantly get good honest feedback from trusted people smarter than you. That's because, as I've said before, I'm always growing and learning and trying to be better.<p>I couldn't do that in a vacuum. I need a living, breathing, tough-love feedback loop …

Leadership

How to Become the Coca-Cola of Your Industry Practically Overnight

Soon, everything they taught you about Facebook advertising and lead generation will not work. This is why.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the next 24 months, direct lead generation will be inaccessible for most businesses. Soon, everything they taught you about …

Marketing

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

Management

8 Jack Dorsey Quotes That Will Inspire You in Under 140 Characters

The Twitter founder shares his words of wisdom, keeping it short and sweet.<p>Starting a revolution with the first tweet in 2006, Jack Dorsey knows how to harness the power of words and connect people. The Twitter CEO knows that “Twitter has this unique ability to bring you closer to whatever you care …

Social Media

The Critical Differences Between Cash Flow and Profit | Inc.com

Kirk W. McLaren is an Entrepreneur's Organization (EO) <i>member in Washington, D.C. and CEO of</i> Foresight CFO<i>, a strategic financial management and accounting services firm that performs hands-on responsibilities to help businesses achieve optimal growth. We asked Kirk to discuss the difference between</i> …

Small Business

The Secret To Turning Your Mistakes Into Opportunities In 6 Simple Steps | Inc.com

At its core, innovation is the ability to adjust quickly to new conditions and situations in novel and useful ways. As Stephen Hawking, world-renowned physicist, famously said "intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." It's just as true in businesses as in biology.<p>Toyota has been one of the …

Project Management

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

The iPhone now has a built-in document scanner — here's how to use it

If you don't have a scanner at home, it can be annoying to try and find a way to send documents to other people. Luckily, Apple has silently introduced a new document scanning feature that's buried inside the iPhone Notes app. You can even turn them into PDFs and share them. Here's how to use this …

Scanners

10 Einstein Quotes to Fire Up Your Creativity | Inc.com

Einstein was one of the most prolific creators, inventors and scientists in human history. His mathematician's mind was supercharged with creativity and allowed him to see possibilities, not limitations. He was also fueled by an insatiable appetite to discover, explore and indulge his curiousity, …

Creativity

When Children Begin To Lie, There's Actually A Positive Takeaway

My 4-year-old recently called out to me that he was all dressed for school and going to play outside.<p>A moment later, I watched him appear outside the kitchen window and begin to happily blow bubbles — in his pajamas.<p>It can be alarming to parents when children begin telling lies like this (as well …

Psychology

LinkedIn's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Life Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Since taking over as LinkedIn's CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has accomplished a great deal to earn him the title of Highest Rated CEO.<p>He has grown LinkedIn's membership base from 33 million to more than 430 million and its revenue from $78 million to over $3 billion. Refreshingly, throughout, Weiner …

Oprah Winfrey

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science | Inc.com

The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach your goals.<p>But you don't have to let a pessimistic outlook or foreboding inner …

The Brain

8 Rules Of Positioning

Getting in front of customers and prospects is an important thing, but more important thing is what you will communicate about your brand and product …

Product Management

Shimon Peres' Seven Lessons For An Eight-Year-Old Boy

It has been one year since the passing of Shimon Peres. Visionary, soldier, statesman, founder of the State of Israel, prime minister, president, Nobel laureate: no title, description or accolade can fully capture the immensity of his contribution — not only to Israel but to all who aspire to a …

Israel

How to Build a Brand Story: Lessons from Retail Branding Experts

Storytelling is a buzzworthy term these days. Although its overuse might make you think it’s nebulous, or even obsolete, term, it’s actually a …

Marketing

20 Weird Strategies to Help You Sleep

From smelling lavender to finding your purpose, give these time-tested tips a try if you find yourself wide awake when it's time for bed.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>When you don’t sleep enough, your mood, focus, health and overall productivity suffer. …

University of Pennsylvania

10 Marketing Strategies to Fuel Your Business Growth

You need more than one strategy. You need a strategy for every opportunity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Growing a business isn't easy. First, you need a viable idea. From there, you need to discover a profitable niche, define a target demographic and have something …

Marketing

iOS 11 is about to arrive—and here's what's in it

If Apple’s (AAPL) usual annual schedule is any guide, then Tuesday, September 12 won’t just be the day we get new iPhone models. It will also be the …

How Is President Trump’s Business Doing? Check the Electoral College

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Business is booming here at the Trump National Golf Club.<p>The real estate office is selling million-dollar homes, the membership roster is nearly maxed out, and the private club is booking a record number of events, including a sold-out “Bag-Lady Luncheon,” where luxury leather …

Donald Trump

Why Flying First Class "is a Waste of Money" - View from the Wing

There are several different kinds of frequent flyers.<p>Aviation geeks. Just love planes, and all things aerospace.<br>• Luxury value seekers. Points and elite status are tools to enjoy travel to the fullest, without paying full price.<br>• Lowest price travelers, seek to get travel at the lowest possible cost …

American Airlines

5 Great Quotes from Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss’ first novel, <i>The Name of the Wind</i>, won the Quill Award and was a <i>Publishers Weekly</i> Best Book of the Year. Its sequel, <i>The Wise Man’s</i> …