Isaac Wong

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13 Harsh Reasons Why You Are Nowhere Near Success

Here are 13 harsh, yet truthful indicators as to why you are nowhere near success at this very point in time.<p>1 – You procrastinate<p>Actions speak …

How One Entrepreneur Raised A Half Billion Dollars

As an entrepreneur, you have dedicated countless hours, made endless personal sacrifices, and invested many resources into realizing your business dreams. When it comes to securing financial backing for your startup, how can all of these factors play out in a way that appeals to investors? It all …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

Time Management

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>…

Why the Best Leaders Always Listen First

Who is your favorite boss of all time? For me, it was someone who always listened first and then gave advice.<p>His name was Jerry, and he was the best boss I've ever had.<p>I was working at a small startup in Minneapolis in the 90s. Being young and hungry to show the masses I was ready to conquer the …

Leadership

The 7 Avoidable Sins of Weak Leaders

Weak leaders always take the easy way out. Strong leaders cultivate virtues that create long-term success.<p>Earlier this week, I posted The Ten Commandments of Leadership, so today I'll describe the flip side of the equation: the seven failure-producing, deadly sins that leaders too often commit. …

Self-help

4 Easy Ways to Increase Your Charm

Making yourself more personable is easier than you think.<p>In business and in life, it helps when you are able to easily get along with people. With all the new tech companies popping up, there seems to be less of a value on talking to people face to face. While technology can serve as an aid in …

Bill Clinton

6 Ways to Save Money on Amazon that You Probably Never Knew

If you’re reading this, you probably love shopping on Amazon just like I do. And if you’re anything like me, you also want to buy as much as you can …

10 Things All Highly Successful People Do

S-U-C-C-E-S-S, that’s the way spell success!<p>Do you find yourself often Googling motivational quotes, searching YouTube clips for inspirational …

To Advance in Career and Life, Act Like a Beginner

To break free from the shackles of the past and to take your game to the next level, approach your challenges like they're new to you.<p>Imagine taking up a new hobby such as playing the guitar or learning tennis.<p>You'd begin this process lacking any previous knowledge, so you'd be completely open to …

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A DIY Baby Gate

When we moved into our first home, Greta was about 14 months old and we used one of those cheap baby gates for a brief period of time–maybe a …

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

Whether you're seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.

Entrepreneurship

The 3 Biggest Startup-Targeted Scams to Avoid

Defend yourself from the vultures who seek to prey upon young companies.<p>It's pretty messed up when you think about it. Here you are, a struggling entrepreneur trying to create something new. You're working ridiculous hours, not getting paid much, and are constantly stressed. As if things couldn't …

Investing

Best Subscription Services For Men | The Art of Manliness

It’s become quite a tradition here at AoM to put forth a men’s gift guide every year after Thanksgiving. Men can be hard to buy for, so we try to …

12 Quotes That Take You Inside The Mind Of Billionaire Mavs Owner Mark Cuban

Mike Stone/Reuters Mark Cuban always seems to come out on top.<p>His first job was tending bar in Dallas. Then he took a gig as a computer salesman. He was fired — and he realized he "was never going to be a very good employee."<p>So he started his first company, MicroSolutions, which he sold for $6 …

How to Overcome Shyness | The Art of Manliness

For the last couple of weeks we’ve been exploring the subject of shyness. In our first post, we talked about the nature of shyness and its symptoms. …

Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say "I do," committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth.<p>Except, of course, it doesn't work out …

8 Little Ways to Become a More Well-Rounded Person

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Seasoned conversationalists are usually great storytellers and can carry on a conversation about a wide range of topics. When you’re knowledgeable and well-read, small talk can become more than an opportunity to pass the time. …

Museums

7 Habits of People With Remarkable Mental Toughness

You don't have to be born mentally tough. Here's how you can develop the vital trait.<p>First, the definition:<p><i>"The ability to work hard and respond resiliently to failure and adversity; the inner quality that enables individuals to work hard and stick to their long-term passions and goals."</i><p>Now the …

Self-improvement

7 Reasons Not to Get an MBA

Thinking of getting an MBA? Surprisingly, some academics recommend that you think again.<p>Over the years, I've interviewed plenty of academics who specialize in management.<p>Surprisingly, many believe that earning an MBA--the very degree that their school awards--isn't all it's cracked up to be. Here's …

College & University

The 50 Best Movies for Kids

Check out some of the best kid-friendly films of all time.<p>Whether you're planning a family movie night or looking for some kid-friendly entertainment options while you and your partner have a date night (or, let's be honest, catch an extra hour of sleep on the weekend!), nothing spoils the fun like …

Kids

All Great Entrepreneurs Have This

Management skills don't make an entrepreneur great. Neither does access to capital or innovative thinking. It's something much more simple.<p>What makes an entrepreneur successful?<p>Some people believe it's the ability to innovate. However, many startups are refinements of existing business models or …

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Feeling Anxious? Why Trying To “Keep Calm” Is A Terrible Idea

Don’t keep calm and carry on. Instead of fighting your body’s natural reaction to anxiety, embrace your amped-up state, and reframe your anxiety as excitement. Here’s how.<p>A strange sign has found its way to walls across our country: Keep Calm And Carry On, a World War II-era Britishism that’s …

Mindfulness

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful | Inc.com

Startups

7 Ways To Give Presentations That People Actually Care About

No one will be looking at their phones–unless they’re tweeting about how awesome your talk is. Really.<p>When NYU leadership lecturer Helio Fred Garcia wants to gather an audience’s attention, he enlists the most fearsome of allies: The Black Eyed Peas.<p>“At precisely 9 a.m. I touch a button on my …

Screenwriting

10 Thoughts That Can Super-Motivate You

The true difference between success and failure is your ability to get and keep yourself motivated.<p>Whether you're an experienced entrepreneur or just starting out, there's nothing more essential to success than keeping yourself motivated. Here are 10 thoughts that motivational guru Omar Periu …

Motivation

What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The other day I read an interesting book called <i>Entrepreneurial DNA</i>, by Joe Abraham, the founder of BOSI Global, an operating partner to venture-backed and owner-operated companies. The book is based on Joe’s study of over 1,000 …

Entrepreneurship

How Incredibly Lazy People Can Form Productive Habits

If you want to change your behavior but not try that hard, then pay attention to the friction involved.<p>Like many of us desk-bound keyboard-toilers, marketing strategist Gregory Ciotti is trying to get to the gym more. But Ciotti is also a productivity blogger, so he has a keen understanding of how …

Stone Age