Success

The founder of Girls Who Code had some very unexpected advice for raising successful girls

How many times have you ever wanted to do something but stopped yourself because you didn’t feel quite ready or didn’t think you were good enough? …

Why Grade Grubbing Valedictorians Never Get to Rule the World

The skills it takes to make it in high school and college are not the same as the skills it takes to succeed post-graduation. In fact, C+ does just fine.<p>Graduates of 2017,<p>This is truly a moment to behold—years of small academic steps culminating in a diploma of honor and achievement. As you embark …

Education

Your largest asset isn't your home or savings account — a financial planner explains why

Attention Millennials: Your house and your 401(k) are <b>not</b> your largest assets.<p>Despite everything you may have read or heard, your house and your 401(k) are not your largest assets—your career path and income are your biggest assets by far.<p>Below I will illustrate why this is the case and provide one …

401(k)

11 Qualities of Super Successful People (Infographic)

Do you have what it takes to be successful?<p>Everyone wants to be successful, but what makes leaders and celebrities stand out from the rest? It’s the qualities they possess.<p>However, success is different to everyone. While it might mean money and fame to you, it could mean love and happiness to the …

Entrepreneurship

5 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Free You to Be Happy and Successful

What’s the secret to happiness and achievement? Sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you stop doing. That’s the lesson behind some of the …

TED Talks

5 Ways To Build Resilience From Sheryl Sandberg And Adam Grant's New Book 'Option B'

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Wharton Professor of Psychology Adam Grant wrote “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resistance And Finding Joy,” addressing the loss of Sandberg’s beloved husband Dave Goldberg and how she is managing her grief and moving forward. The personal anecdotes, which …

Women's News

Tech executive credits Detroit and its grit for her success

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>Sara Spear, a Tasker for TaskRabbit, navigates the app at her home on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Shelby Township.<p>When she was in …

Detroit

FUBU Founder Daymond John on How to Ace a Job Interview

Daymond John, an investor on the show "Shark Tank" and founder of clothing retailer FUBU, has three ways to ace a job interview and what type of …

Business

Mental Tenacity As Fuel For Success: The Story Of Gurbaksh Chahal

I recently wrote about how entrepreneurs deal with setbacks. There’s little doubt that the life of an entrepreneur is often full of adversity as 9 out of 10 startups eventually fail. Indeed, the high rate of attrition is enough to scare most people away from even thinking about entrepreneurial …

Censorship

Learning from the past and molding the future of technology: a conversation with John Sculley

The world of technology has given us so much in the way of improving quality of life. From practical application in the world of medicine to creating virtual playgrounds for recreation, we see innovation moving so quickly that it can be hard to keep up sometimes. In looking to our future, we look …

John Sculley

Podcast #307: Make Your Bed, Change the World

A few years ago a commencement speech given at the University of Texas by a retired Navy SEAL and Navy Admiral went viral. The message of the speech? …

Podcasting

Mark Zuckerberg Admits His Favorite Beyoncé Song at Harvard Commencement

In order to make sure its newly minted graduates were reminded that no matter how hard they work, they'll always fall short, Harvard chose college dropout, billionaire and world spy Mark Zuckerberg to be its commencement speaker this year.<p>The Facebook founder and CEO skipped the platitudes and got …

Mark Zuckerberg

National Dreams to Success Awards

Last night, in a DC Ballroom packed with bloody-do-gooders determined to make America Smart Again, The mikeroweWORKS Foundation was singled out for …

Special Sauce: Entrepreneur Seth Godin on How to Launch Your Own Food Enterprise

Today, my guest is Seth Godin, the insanely popular business blogger and best-selling author (his book, <i>Tribes</i>, is the most inspiring on leadership I've ever read). Seth has been encouraging and inspiring future leaders of every stripe imaginable for over thirty years, and since he loves to eat and …

Seth Godin

Six Inspirational College Commencement Speeches

<b>Millions of college students will turn their tassels at colleges and universities all over the world this spring. One thing they’ll share aside from</b> …

J. K. Rowling

Mark Zuckerberg's Commencement Speech Used This 1 Rule of Persuasion--Just Like Steve Jobs Did

The presentation rule that makes content easy to follow and remember.<p>Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's speech at Harvard's 366th commencement ceremony has made news for several reasons. First, he gave the speech after receiving an honorary degree from the school where he dropped out. Second, it …

Mark Zuckerberg

How to Understand Mark Zuckerberg's Success in 1 Quote

In the new podcast Masters of Scale, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman interviews Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg - and gets his ultimate formula for success<p>Is there a secret formula high-performing entrepreneurs use to scale quickly? Serial entrepreneur Reid Hoffman is attempting to crack the code in …

Mark Zuckerberg

Tony Robbins says these are the 2 books you should read this summer

Life and business strategist Tony Robbins doesn't just write bestsellers, he's also a voracious reader.<p>"I like big books," he tells CNBC. While …

Tony Robbins

Richard Branson Shares His Best Business Advice In 4 Letters

Richard Branson loves a good challenge.<p>That’s why in celebration of his 65th birthday in 2015, the Virgin founder and visionary entrepreneur announced that he would complete 65 challenges – as part of the #ChallengeRichard campaign – during the coming year.<p>Four of the 65 challenges involved Branson …

Business

Tim Ferriss has a simple 5-step exercise for managing your own worst fears

<i>Tim Ferriss. Andrew "Drew" Kelly</i><p>“If you have fears, you are simply human.” — Tim Ferriss<p>We all deal with fears in life that can leave us paralyzed to take action on our dreams or prevent us from achieving our definition of success.<p>Whether you have fears of asking someone out on a date, quitting a …

Self-improvement

5 Books Recommended By the World's Most Successful Attention-Getter

A book list no business owner should have to live without.<p>Ryan Holiday left college at nineteen to chart his own path to success. Since then, he has become the go-to guy for anyone who wants to get a lot of attention very quickly. As Director of Marketing for American Apparel, he created some of …

Ian Fleming

5 things you can start doing today to be more successful at work

It's tempting to think that success at work is dependent upon having the perfect job.<p>But in thinking exclusively about what you want from a future …

Tony Robbins

4 Powerful Qualities That Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Steve Jobs Have In Common

Ever wonder why certain CEOs flourish while others flounder? Discover four qualities that all great leaders share, and learn how you can implement them into your daily routine for massive success.<p>Our collective consciousness is defined by great leaders. Think about some of today's most recognizable …

Leadership

5 ways to turn your setbacks into long-term success feat. Barbara Corcoran

A wise man once said that the people who've made it to the top are the ones that failed the most.<p>"Failure" is one of those words that could make any young entrepreneurs' heart skip a beat.<p>When an entrepreneur attempts to navigate their way through unchartered territory in business, it can stir up a …

Self-improvement

'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary shares the best advice he received early in his career

<i>Editor's note: We asked noted entrepreneurs to reflect on what they wish they'd known starting out. Kevin O'Leary is most well-known as an entrepreneur and celebrity investor on</i> Shark Tank<i>.</i><p>O'Leary launched SoftKey Software Products from his basement in 1983. When sales took off, he started to buy …

Entrepreneurship

Mark Zuckerberg Delivers His Secret for Happiness at the Harvard Commencement

If you look for the wrong thing, you're going to be disappointed.<p>When Mark Zuckerberg gave the 2017 commencement address on Thursday at his alma mater, Harvard, there was some irony. He was introduced with the title "doctor," the result of the honorary doctorate he just received. But Zuckerberg …

Self-improvement

The Best Advice From 2017’s Commencement Speeches

“Try not to rely only on what you have learned in the classroom.”<p>There’s no bigger pep talk than a college commencement speech. Someone who has achieved an admirable level of success takes the stage to give advice to those just starting their journey. This year, several speakers took the …

Will Ferrell

The best advice from Hillary Clinton and this year’s celebrity commencement speakers

Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah, President Trump and Helen Mirren drop some knowledge on the Class of 2017<p>Listen up, graduates: Don’t give up if …

Money

The Secret of Genuine Success - James Breckenridge Jones

<i>(An excerpt from If You Can Count to Four – available on Amazon)</i><p>I wonder whether you have made some of the same observations I have made? From …

Happiness

How Tim Armstrong, a hotshot Boston sales guy, wowed Google's founders, built its multi-billion-dollar ad business from scratch, then became AOL's CEO

Tim Armstrong is the CEO of AOL, and he will be the CEO of the combined AOL-Yahoo company under Verizon once that merger is completed.<p>Before joining AOL, Armstrong was an executive at Google who helped build its advertising business from $700,000 a year to billions every quarter. He was also an …

Sergey Brin