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No Email, No Phone, Plenty of Inspiration

No Email, No Phone, Plenty of Inspiration

Allowing yourself the time, space and separation from your work could be the most effective way to bring your business to the next level. Here's one entrepreneur's story.
Forget Mentors. Find a Mirror

Forget Mentors. Find a Mirror

"Mirrors," whether friends or colleagues, can keep you honest with yourself and on track with your goals.
Why Happiness is Your Secret to Productivity

Why Happiness is Your Secret to Productivity

If you aren't feeling fulfilled by your work, you'll have a hard time getting it done. Here's how to gain back that fire to be at your best.
Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)

Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)

The founder of Pandora reached out to investors 300 times before getting funding. And James Dyson invented 5,126 failed vacuum cleaner prototypes before getting one right.
How Buffett, Musk and Other Multi-Billionaires Hit It Big (Interactive Graphic)

How Buffett, Musk and Other Multi-Billionaires Hit It Big (Interactive Graphic)

This interactive infographic breaks down the early steps and career highlights of Warren Buffett, Elon Musk, Liliane Bettencourt, Oprah Winfrey and Li Ka-shing.
Get Your Battle Plan Ready

Get Your Battle Plan Ready

Let your passions set your priorities to create work that gets done -- and gets remembered.
Looking for Inspiration? Channel Your Inner Bob Dylan

Looking for Inspiration? Channel Your Inner Bob Dylan

A former songwriter teaches business professionals how to make creative breakthroughs.
They'll Never Forget: Entrepreneurs Changed By 9/11

They'll Never Forget: Entrepreneurs Changed By 9/11

Stories of business owners who launched their own companies, or significantly changed the way they ran their existing ones, because of the events of September 11, 2001.
Feeling Down? Here Are 3 Ways to Stay Motivated

Feeling Down? Here Are 3 Ways to Stay Motivated

As an entrepreneur, you will face many challenges. When the going gets tough, here are three ways to stay upbeat.
10 Inspirational Quotes for the New School Year

10 Inspirational Quotes for the New School Year

Whether or not you are headed back to school, September is a time of renewal. Draw inspiration for a new chapter with these words of wisdom.
Life Advice From 18 of the Wealthiest People in History (Interactive Graphic)

Life Advice From 18 of the Wealthiest People in History (Interactive Graphic)

Wise words from Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Dell, Elon Musk, Andrew Carnegie and other legendary leaders on success, attention, motivation, concentration, opportunity, failure and life.
3 Reasons It's the Perfect Time to Be an Entrepreneur

3 Reasons It's the Perfect Time to Be an Entrepreneur

Starting your own business couldn't be a better idea with these three factors lined up for you.
Make Your Team Smarter, Happier and More Productive Without Spending a Dime

Make Your Team Smarter, Happier and More Productive Without Spending a Dime

It's simply not true that intelligence is static. If you want your team to work smarter and better, try these three strategies.
7 Ways to Be a Confident, Rock Star Leader

7 Ways to Be a Confident, Rock Star Leader

Entrepreneurial success isn't for the meek. Follow these tips to project an air of confidence.
Back-To-School Reading for Entrepreneurs

Back-To-School Reading for Entrepreneurs

We asked experts on innovation and transformation to recommend their favorite books for entrepreneurs looking for insight and inspiration.
Slideshow: Inspiring Words From the March on Washington

Slideshow: Inspiring Words From the March on Washington

Fifty years after the march where Martin Luther King Jr. made his legendary 'I Have a Dream' speech, reacquaint yourself with speeches and performances from the day's most inspiring civil rights leaders.
What Salvador Dali and Jeff Bezos Have in Common

What Salvador Dali and Jeff Bezos Have in Common

Think more like an artist and you'll unleash the kind of creativity and forward thinking that makes the greatest entrepreneurs thrive.

How Straying From the Pack Can Open the Door to Success

In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of marching to your own drum and surrounding yourself with supportive people.
How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32

How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32

Cinnabon president Kat Cole skyrocketed through the corporate ranks and got her MBA without having a bachelor's degree. Her secret sauce, she says, is to see the positive and the possible.
3 Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

3 Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

Escape starts with a simple question: What bores you about your business? Your mission is to kill the snooze and ratchet up the excitement.
How One Entrepreneur Overcame Unthinkable Tragedy

How One Entrepreneur Overcame Unthinkable Tragedy

It's how you pick up the pieces in the worst of times that reveal your company's true colors.
What Some of the Biggest Names in Silicon Valley Wish They Had Known at Age 20

What Some of the Biggest Names in Silicon Valley Wish They Had Known at Age 20

Some focus on the importance of building relationships and perseverance. Others offer advice for those looking to start their own companies.
8 Inspirational Quotes on Leadership, Courage and Success From Nelson Mandela

8 Inspirational Quotes on Leadership, Courage and Success From Nelson Mandela

On the birthday of the former South African president, here's a look at his inspirational leadership, in his words.
Steve Case: Where I Find Inspiration

Steve Case: Where I Find Inspiration

The billionaire entrepreneur and investor explains what drives him in business.

6 Signs You're Ready to Declare Your Entrepreneurial Independence

Think you are ready for startup land? Here are six signs you are ready to take the leap into entrepreneurship.
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