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5 Culture Truths Every Company Needs to Learn

CEO of CHG Healthcare Services<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful companies know that in order to entice and retain top talent, they have to create an environment where people actually want to work. Over the past few years, what used to be motivators for …

Employee Engagement

Stop Selling the 'What' and Start Selling the 'Why'

Managing Partner at Red Rocket Ventures<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You gotta love entrepreneurs. All their passion and excitement around the innovative new products they are building. And, they love talking about their products with others, detailing every feature …

Marketing

3 Things to Know About Writing for Large Publications

Content creation is one of the fastest growing trends right now. Whether you’re a small business owner, blogger, or in the beauty industry, providing valuable content to your followers or customers is essential.<p>With that being said, leveraging your content by being featured in large publications …

7 Crazy Successful Instagram Business Accounts You Need to Follow

Change your professional destiny! Take a page from the playbooks of these inspirational Instagram superstar brands.<p>Like a lot of other social networks, Instagram was initially dismissed as an online playground for kids with little value for marketing or advertising. (Remember when people said the …

Viral

9 things to do in your 20s to retire by 40

Retiring by 40 is more than possible. Plenty of regular people have done it.<p>Take "Mr. Money Mustache," who averaged a $67,000 annual salary working as an engineer for 10 years before announcing his retirement at age 30. Or Jeremy Jacobson and Winnie Tseng, whose combined annual salary of $135,000 …

Retirement

10 books you should read if you want to start your own business

Highly sought-out consultant Perry Marshall is the author of seven business books dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses owners like yourself with online advertising and getting more sales.<p>Here, Marshall shares his go-to books to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey.

Books

What Success Stories Like LinkedIn's $26.2 Billion Buyout Don't Tell You

The vast majority of entrepreneurs work harder and for longer with only modest financial returns.<p>By now we all know the familiar storyline: A couple youngsters come up with a clever idea. They code a new website or app.<p>Over a year or two, millions of people begin using it. Then a gigantic tech …

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

Public Speaking

19 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Journalist Napoleon Hill set out to uncover the key to wealth around 80 years ago. He studied more than 500 self-made millionaires over a span of 20 years, and his research culminated in what would become a timeless personal-finance classic: "Think and Grow Rich."<p>In addition to boiling down the …

Self-improvement

10 Things All Successful Entrepreneurs Have In Common

Wondering if you have what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur? See if you possess any of these characteristics.<p>Over the past few years, Gallup Research has found that people with innate entrepreneurial talent have higher levels of success, are better at noticing business opportunities, …

Entrepreneurship

10 apps you should use every day to be more productive

We hear a lot about the hazards of digital technology.<p>But there are thousands of apps that can help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.<p>We picked 10 of the best that you should be using daily, including one that helps you keep track of your to-dos and one that visually tracks your …

Apps

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

Investing

The 15 most influential thinkers in business

You can credit Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, for example, for sowing the seeds that became Silicon Valley's obsession with "disruption." And there are INSEAD professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, whose book "Blue Ocean Strategy" has sold 3.5 million copies and been …

Innovation

Rather Than Trying to Reinvent the Wheel, Be Inspired by These 5 Books

The five books are must reads for those looking to change their life and path to success.<p>Founder of Thrive15.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To not run a venture into the ground, entrepreneurs need to learn what it takes to succeed. Often this just comes from not …

Entrepreneurship

7 Outstanding Language-Learning Apps and Websites

Speaking the local language--or at least knowing some basic phrases--is one of the best ways for travelers to tap into foreign cultures. In countries where English isn't widely spoken, it's essential to learn some key words and phrases, but even in places with an abundance of English speakers, …

Language Learning

Interview: Leading Hotels of the World CEO on Branding the Independents

<i>Editor’s Note: This interview is part of Skift’s CEO interview series. This series is with hospitality CEOs talking about the Future of the Guest</i> …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

How to Talk the Travel Talk: 25 Travel Terms Every Traveler Should Know

<i>Image: Flickr</i><p>During my first weeks at Travelzoo many moons ago, I kept hearing the term <i>inside baseball</i> being thrown around, and I was clueless of its meaning. I'm the rare kind of Chicagoan with no allegiance to either the Sox or the Cubs, and I can't tell you what channel ESPN is on. A quick …

Develop the Body Language of a Leader With These 5 Exercises

Author, Communication Strategist, Vocal Coach/Teacher, Executive Speech Coach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Speech is habit, and through Vocal Awareness you will learn how to move from unconscious behavior to conscious behavior in every encounter so that you are always …

Public Speaking

10 Secrets to Building Trust and Credibility With Your Customers

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>If you want to build trust and credibility with your customers and hold on to them for life, follow these 10 important tips:<p><b>1. Avoid selling a solution that isn’t in the customer’s best interest.</b> Sometimes you just don’t have the right solution at the …

Save a Wall, Hang a Poster: 20 Ideas for Alternative Art Display

If you are like us, it is much more fun to buy art than it is to actually hang it, especially if you are renting and aren’t allowed to put nails in the wall. Even if you aren’t constrained by the all-powerful rental deposit, frames can get expensive and a bit boring. But never fear, we are here to …

Crafting

Modern Hostels -- They Do Exist! -- For the Low-Budget, High-Style Traveler

Forget no-frills lodging; today's new brand of hostels offers cool decor and plenty of perks. Sounds too good to be true? Well, we've got the scoop on hostels that pack a wow factor with upscale amenities, contemporary comforts, prime locations, and good food. Plus, with fun social scenes and …

8 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Camera Bag

There are a few things every photographer should keep in his or her camera bag. Check our list to make sure you’re not forgetting something …

Photography Tutorials

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

Public Speaking Secrets From the Top Stars of TED

NYT Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, Coach<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>You’re in the middle of a room with 5,000 people staring at you waiting for you to speak.<p>What’s coming up for you?<p>Are you shaky, nervous and unsure of yourself?<p>Are you prepared, alive and ready to leave the …

Public Speaking

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

5 Crucial Business Lessons You Learned in High School

CEO and Founder of Varsity Tutors<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs often devote thousands of dollars to coaches, conferences, guidebooks and magazine subscriptions -- all to improve their business management skills. However, running a tutoring company has …

Education

Successful Entrepreneurs Offer 5 Tips for Finding Elusive Startup Funding

Founder, Hubbion.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is a capitalist game. The rich find it easier to fund and operate their startup as compared to those who are not as lucky but trouble finding investors is the last excuse an aspiring entrepreneur has …

Entrepreneurship

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Learning