The Best Practice Institute Thinks Workplaces Should Be 'Emotionally Connected'

Louis Carter thinks that the creating a workplace that people love is a key best practice for companies and the CEOs who run them.

Do You Really Want to Be a Business Owner?

Here are the pros and cons of starting a business according to one business owner who has five companies

The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals

Why is it that some people seem to be hugely successful and do so much, while the vast majority of us struggle to tread water? The answer is complicated and likely multifaceted. One aspect is mindset—specifically, the difference between amateurs and professionals. Most of us are just amateurs. What’s the difference? Actually, there are many differences:

Robots are shifting income from workers to owners

In the 19th century, it took six decades for the wages of textile workers to recover from the advent of weaving machines. We are in the midst of another such gap now, according to David Autor, a pioneering labor economist at MIT. What's happening now: Machines are creating more wealth, but workers are not getting their usual cut of the pie, Autor told Axios. "Automation is redistributing income from workers to owners."

First Principles: The Building Blocks of True Knowledge

First-principles thinking is one of the best ways to reverse-engineer complicated problems and unleash creative possibility. Sometimes called “reasoning from first principles,” the idea is to break down complicated problems into basic elements and then reassemble them from the ground up. It’s one of the best ways to learn to think for yourself, unlock your creative potential, and move from linear to non-linear results.

Top 10 Reasons to Run Your Own Business

Here is a list of the 10 most common responses along with thoughts from the entrepreneurs.

How Old Are Successful Tech Entrepreneurs?

“There’s this idea that young people are just more likely to have more valuable ideas,” says Benjamin Jones, a professor of strategy at the Kellogg School.

But is this notion accurate?

“If you look at age and great achievement in the sciences in general, it doesn’t peak in the twenties,” he says. “It’s more middle-aged.” Even Nobel Prize winners are having their breakthrough successes later and later in life, Jones found in earlier research. Are the startups of Silicon Valley really an exception?

The 8 Qualities You Need to Look for in a Business Coach

Every entrepreneur needs a coach, because the fastest way to learn any business is to study someone who has been successful at it. This person has already paid the price of experience. You must absorb all of the information that you can out of him or her! Over the years, I’ve met many people who desperately want to be successful but who are ultimately unwilling to invest in themselves. They think, "I can teach myself. I can learn this on my own." I’m always dumbfounded by this attitude. If I can avoid making a few mistakes, I’m going to.

How To Motivate Your Husband To Chase A Dream

Women often complain about their husband’s lack of motivation, drive, or unwillingness to improve. The most common protest is how their husband doesn’t seem to be “excited” or “inspired”, and in many cases, they opt for a pattern of frequent escape (camping, hunting, guy nights, etc). Here are a handful of unfailing tactics used by the wives of these seemingly un-encourageable husbands. I have listed them below: