Warren Buffett and 26 other successful leaders share their best piece of advice for new graduates

From mapping out a timeline for yourself to embracing uncertainty and from keeping it real to dealing with unhelpful criticism, these top tips are illustrated with personal anecdotes from some of the most influential entrepreneurs and leaders to inspire you on your own journey. [ Read the full story on inc.com ]

5 Ways to Create a Motivating Work Environment

  A well-motivated and engaged employee is more creative, more productive and performs their day-to-day responsibilities more enthusiastically. While some motivating factors may be useful in the short term, cultivating a motivating atmosphere in the workplace is more effective for maintaining employee motivation in the long term. [ Read the full article on andrewjensen.net ]

Does your bio tell a story from the heart?

Your brand’s story is an important aspect of creating a connection with customers and a good place to start telling that story is through your own bio. If the About page of your website needs a revamp, you might want to consider telling a story with your bio then updating your social media profiles so that others can share your story too. [ Read the full article on entrepreneur.com ]

3 Qualities to embrace to improve results

Cultivating these three qualities – flexibility, insightfulness, and patience - can enhance your reputation and help to build good customer relations. More importantly, they can have a significant impact on growth by improving your sales. This article offers detailed explanations with some examples for putting these qualities into practice.  [ Read the full article on personalbrandingblog.com ]

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2B cash

Microsoft just announced their intention to buy social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion cash in a deal expected to close by the end of December. According to the statement, LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence, and Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of the company. Both Reid Hoffman, chairman of the board and co-founder, and Jeff Winer fully support this transaction. [ Read the full article on mobile world live ]        

Why this TV star says following your passion is the worst thing you can do

If you are stuck in a nine to five job that leaves you feeling dissatisfied and unfulfilled you’ve probably been advised more than once to quit the job and forge a career, or start a business, doing what you love. There may be good reason however to ignore this advice and to keep doing what you love as a hobby instead. [ Read the full article on inc.com ]

7 Tips to improve your business by improving your communication

There is a huge difference between communication – the act of exchanging information or expressing ideas and thoughts – and effective communication. To communicate effectively requires practice and encompasses other skills, such as listening, encouraging and influencing, as these 7 tips suggest. [ Read the full article on allbusines.com ]

Need a business idea? Here are 55

Whether you are looking for extra income, juggling work and family commitments, approaching retirement or planning to quit the nine to five job so that you can work from home, here are some ideas with start up costs ranging from less than $1,500 up to $5,000. [ Read the full article on entrepreneur.com ]

What’s the best way to get media attention?

With so many sources of information at their fingertips and an inbox full of emails, it can be difficult to get a journalist’s attention. According to a survey one third of journalists receive 250 to 499 business-related emails every day, so if you’re struggling to get media attention you may benefit from some insight into what journalists are looking for. [ Read the full article on allbusines.com ]

10 Things I learned from looking at 600 pitch deck reviews

  When you’re in the early stages of building your business, the fundraising process can be intimidating. Knowing that potential investors have to consider, evaluate and choose among many startup proposals puts you under pressure to deliver an outstanding pitch in only a few minutes, so it’s vital that you do your research beforehand if you want to create the perfect pitch deck.  [ Read the full article on venturebeat.com ]

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