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Success

‘The Chew’ Co-Host Shares Her Health Hack for Easier Mornings

“When I was young, I was never a night owl, but I could eat what I wanted, work 12-hour days standing on my feet, and jump on and off planes, trains and automobiles without feeling a thing,” Top Chef finalist and The Chew co-host Carla Hall tells SUCCESS. “Now, at a stone’s throw away from 50 years old, my schedule is just as hectic, but I need to give my body a lot more support.  See more…

Why You Should Start Your Own Business Today

John was 53 when the bad news hit: His department was being moved offshore. Since joining the company eight years earlier, he had worked his way up to a solid position in middle management with a decent salary and great benefits. Now, he was out of a job. See more…

Darren Hardy: Goal-Setting Doesn’t Work

When we were kids, we thought we could write down everything we wanted and mail it to the North Pole, and then, magically, all our desires would appear, on schedule, under the tree in our living room, complete with pretty paper and a bow. When we grew up, we realized there wasn’t really a big roly-poly guy who fl ew around the world in a single night on a sled pulled by reindeer, squeezed down our chimney and delivered those presents. We found out a real person had to go out and sacrifice, earn the money, march through the shopping malls, wrestle the thing home, put it together, wrap it up and place it under the tree. See more…

Entrepreneur

4 Ways to Negotiate Your Way to a ‘Yes’

Certain entrepreneurial skills can’t be taught in school. And, in my opinion, one of these is knowing how to negotiate your way to a “yes.” Sometimes it can be hard to get people to understand your vision. Without being able to comprehend what you’d ultimately like to accomplish, they automatically tell you “no.”

Business owners who work for themselves must learn fairly quickly the power of persuasion — how to negotiate for optimal terms. Whether you are trying to get seed money for a tech startup or settling on the best terms for a lease on a new yoga studio, for instance, it pays to master the craft.  Read more…

Fewer Americans Are Launching Businesses. Here’s the Silver Lining.

Doing something because you have to is very different than doing something because you want to. Not to say that being driven into a corner doesn’t produce results. But chasing a dream from a position of strength is a more positive, optimistic pursuit. And so is the trend in entrepreneurship in the U.S. right now. Read more…

Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

There, in front of the building that housed one of the biggest digital agencies at the time of the .com boom, was a mountain of hundreds of black Herman Miller Aeron chairs, valued at $1,800 each. They were piled a story and a half high. It was that visual that led us to the philosophy of “don’t buy chairs.” Read more…

Inc

Why Immigrant Startups are Making the Recovery Happen

Like the green shoots of spring, the signs of an economic recovery are everywhere. Now comes word from the annual Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, released Wednesday, that the number of new businesses created last year also points the way to a rebound. New construction and services businesses led the way, but immigrant entrepreneurs drove the numbers, creating new businesses at almost twice the rate of native-born business owners in 2013, according to the survey, produced by the Kauffman Foundation. Read more…

Bureaucracy Creeping Into Your Company? 6 Ways to Strip It Out

Bureaucracy is not a problem limited to Fortune 500-size corporations. It can creep into small startups, even in the early days. And when it does, it doesn’t take much of it to hamper progress. A gargantuan-size budget becomes unwieldy, so upper management feels it must control spending with more and more policies. Or, a team suddenly has too many cooks in the kitchen and not enough incentive to speed up the cooking process. Read more…

Did Steve Jobs Lower Your Salary?

For years, Google and Apple had a gentlemen’s agreement not to poach one another’s employees. But now that a class action lawsuit has been filed claiming affected tech workers deserve $9 billion in total–that’s billion with a B, not an M–it’s clear this wasn’t just a Google and Apple thing but something much bigger. Tech companies like Intuit and Pixar were also named in the suit, and now everyone is panicked, as they should be.  Read more…

Forbes

Why Entrepreneurs Are Heading To France For Business Education

It’s not the biggest or the best known business school in France, but EM LYON  is arguably the most entrepreneurial, perhaps in Europe.

In terms of size and standing, it is a minnow compared with HEC Paris andInsead, but its first global ranking of 10th for entrepreneurship in the FT MBA Rankings  which are dominated by global heavyweights such as Stanford,London Business School and MIT, tells a very different story about this 142-year-old ‘Grand Ecole’. Read more…

New Financing Round For Australian Software Company Atlassian Turns Founders Into Billionaires

Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes are Australia’s newest billionaires after their business software company Atlassian announced this week it had closed a financing round that valued the company at $3.3 billion. T. Rowe Price and Dragoneer Investment Capital paid $150 million, which amounts to a 4.6%  stake in Atlassian. Read more…

Appreciation: The Key To High-Performing Employees

  • Gallop has been carrying out large scale research into employee happiness and performance for over a decade.
  • The results aren’t pretty.
  • Their research indicates that staff discontent is very common in many companies. In fact millions of workers report being extremely negative, or ‘actively disengaged’ at work. In other words, they’re not just unhappy, they’re merely going through the motions. Read more…

 

Business Insider

What’s trending on business sites? What Hiring Managers Really Want To Know When They Ask ‘What’s Your Biggest Weakness?’

Most hiring managers will at some point pop this dreaded interview question: “What’s your biggest weakness?”

Asking this is similar to sifting through resumes looking for a reason not to hire a person, says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of “Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job.” Read more….

This Is How Much The Average Person Can Make Working For A Hedge Fund

Last August SumZero, a social research site for investment professionals, launched a new feature dedicated to compensation trends within our buyside-only investment community. We (SumZero) have since collected thousands of salary reports sourced directly from analysts, associates, and portfolio managers working at hedge funds, mutual funds, and private equity funds around the world. Read more…

  • Google Trolls Microsoft By Offering $200 Off Chromebooks The Same Day Windows XP Dies
  • Google has a message for those 44% of U.S. businesses that are still clutching onto Windows XP: buy some Chromebooks and it’ll give you $200 off each one you buy. And you can still keep using your beloved Windows apps.
  • This is a smart move for Google to drum up customers for its Chromebooks for Business service. Read more…

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