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The 5 Lessons I Learned From Working in a Graveyard

Cemeteries can teach about work ethic and empathy

Disbelief is the usual reaction when I tell new employees and colleagues about my first job. The stunned pause is usually followed by a series of questions: "What was it like?” or, “What did you do there?” And every time, I answer ...

by Casey Rowland  | October 31, 2018 08:00:00
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10 Leadership Lessons From Amazon's Massive Success

Take a lot of risks and run with the ones that pan out

Since Amazon was started in 1994 it has grown into a behemoth, netting $178 billion in revenue in 2017. It's expanded into countless industries after beginning strictly selling books. It's continuing to expand with acquisitions, most recently acquiring Ring.Through this growth, Amazon has also ...

by John Rampton  | April 05, 2018 02:00:00
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You Can't 'Fail Better' If You Don't Reflect on What You Learned

Failing better means trying and trying again, but with a difference

Excerpted from HOW WE WORK. Copyright © 2018 by Leah Weiss. Reprinted with permission from Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers."Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." -- Worstward Ho, Samuel BeckettAt some point in recent history, this bleak ...

by Leah Weiss  | March 15, 2018 02:00:00
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10 Brutal Lessons You Need to Learn Before Getting Rich

You'll never have enough billions to buy a new personality, so start improving the one you got for free

There is a common perception that upon obtaining wealth, the positive and negative qualities in people become more pronounced. Although it is true that one can make changes to their lifestyle and actions after becoming wealthy, it is more difficult to do ...

by John Rampton  | March 10, 2018 08:00:00
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6 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From LeBron James

He's always worked like somebody worried he might not make the team

The name LeBron James is synonymous with the National Basketball Association, and with the sport of basketball in general.The current front man of the Cleveland Cavaliers has an extensive and distinguished career under his belt, packed with championships, titles and several individual ...

by Deep Patel  | June 03, 2017 08:00:00
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How These Millennial Entrepreneurs Used Failure As Fuel For Success

Seven young business owners on rookie mistakes and partnering up with friends

The rapid increase in the number of startups being established in the country in the last two years has inspired bold and young enterpreneurs to go into business. The whole spectrum of industry today—from tech to retail to food service—seems to be ...

by Daniel Ruperto M. Gaerlan for  | April 23, 2017 12:00:00
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How My Parents Groomed Me to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

This Entrepreneur contributor didn't always enjoy the hands-on way his parents raised him. But, "Looking back, it was the best thing that ever happened to me!"

I was a lucky kid. I had loving parents, a stable home and a middle-class upbringing. That doesn’t mean that things were easy. My parents, Kiran and Pratima Patel, were loving, but they were also demanding, in a good way.As a kid, I didn’t always ...

by Neil Patel  | December 24, 2016 12:00:00
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6 Lessons from Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

The book by Ashlee Vance’s highlights the rise of the ‘Iron Man’ of today’s technopreneurship world.

 A trailblazer in the clean technology industry, Elon Musk has been equated as the inspiration of the Iron Man character in the films to another Silicon Valley icon who wish to die in Mars.But Ashlee Vance’s Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 01, 2016 06:00:00
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5 lessons golf teaches about how to succeed at your business

Stay in the game and find a way to finish strong.

According to professional golfer Phil Mickelson, choosing the right club for the situation is the first step if you are going to be successful at any point. If you choose the wrong club you will miss your mark, no matter how well you swing. Also, the ...

by John Boitnott  | April 14, 2016 07:00:00
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6 lessons learned from losing $1 million

Don't commit the same mistakes this guy did.

Reaching that first million, keeping that first million, and continuing to make more money afterwards isn’t easy. At 28, I, Joshua B. Lee, had a spendable $1 million in my bank account – and spend I did. I bought expensive watches and fancy cars, because ...

by Clint Evans and Joshua Lee  | February 01, 2016 04:00:00
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3 ways to make your next failure a learning opportunity

Here are three key components of a fail-fast-and-recover philosophy.

Fail fast—and recover quickly. That oft-cited catchphrase is behind some of the greatest learning experiences I’ve had in both my business and personal life.Although failure can be a disconcerting topic for many, a “fail fast and recover quickly” philosophy equates success to the lessons ...

by Bruce Cazenave  | January 31, 2016 03:00:00
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Money lessons I learned delivering newspapers to rich people

Lessons no. 1: Money greases the wheels.

Being a paperboy taught me a lot of the habits of rich people. They always tipped me more than anyone else. Their monetary generosity then led me to give them better service than everyone else. I've found that it's very similar in life ...

by John Rampton  | January 29, 2016 10:00:00
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4 lies your parents told you about money and life

Because all parents make permanent impressions on their kids, but not all of those will be good.

Warp: |wôrp| [ verb ] to cause to become abnormal or strange; have a distorting effect onI love my parents. I really do. But when it comes to their thoughts on money and my life trajectory…... They warped me. Badly.Sorry for being blunt, but they ...

by Daniel Dipiazza  | January 28, 2016 09:00:00