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10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

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Image credit:Iakov Filimonov | Shutterstock.com One of the best ways to ensure that you grow as a person and a leader is to read — a lot. Time and time again, we learn that the most successful people are also avid bookworms. Constant reading allows them to absorb knowledge, broaden their worldviews and perspectives and challenge obsolete viewpoints. But of course not all books are worthy of the time and…

The Clever Strategy That Turned an Unknown Book Into a Bestseller

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This story appears in the March 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » UJ Ramdas had an idea he knew people would love but that no publishing house would ever take seriously. Here it is: a mostly blank book. See the problem? And blank journals such as Moleskine are a dime a dozen. “We didn’t even approach book publishers,” Ramdas says. But those blank pages weren’t a gimmick. They were a…

How to Revolutionize Your Small Business by Writing a Book

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Image credit:Shutterstock.com Business owners, regardless of company size, are always considering new ways to boost the bottom line. And, quite frankly, there comes a time when it’s not advantageous to continue launching new products or raising your prices. Writing a business book offers opportunities to move you toward whatever your long-term goals are as well as growing market share. And, if you’re wondering what kind of a business book you…

How These 9 Top Sales Influencers Crush The Competition

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Image credit:Freddie Marriage / Unsplash Entrepreneur has an affiliate partnership with Hurdlr so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. There are over 16,450 books covering Sales and Selling on Amazon. Instead of hitting the books, we talked to the MLM industry's top sales professionals to get their best advice for you. Afterall, what better industry to get sales advice from than the one that’s all hustle…

10 Ways an Online Book Club Helps You Succeed in Business

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Image credit:Shutterstock Reading is educational, helps you improve your communication skills, and can even sharpen your emotional intelligence. Reading and learning from your peers allows you to grow as an employee, business owner, or industry influencer. And, if you don’t believe me, I’ve outlined 10 reasons how joining online book clubs can help you succeed in business. I have found some great business book clubs to join. You should take…

The (Booming, Misunderstood, Game-Changing, Potentially Manipulative) Business of Business Books

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Image credit:Illustrations by Viktor Koen This story appears in the April 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Sebastian Rusk always wanted to be a professional speaker. “That’s why I was put on this planet,” he says. “To impact thousands of people.” He hadn’t reached his goal yet, but he had lived the kind of inspirational life that makes for great talks. He’d lost everything in the recession and, with only…

6 Ways to Write a Bestseller (And Build Your Brand)

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Image credit:Shutterstock When you think about building your brand, what comes to mind? Flashy graphics? A gripping mission statement? Social media followers? Related: A Simple 4-Step Process for Writing Your First Book in 100 Days While all of those things are incredibly important, there’s one old-school, yet powerful brand-building tactic: Write a best-selling book. Sounds good, but exactly how do you do that? To tackle this question, I interviewed Wall Street Journal…

How to Improve Your Networking Skills

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Image credit:Caiaimage | Sam Edwards | Getty Images The following excerpt is from Jill Schiefelbein’s book Dynamic Communication. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound When we think about surrounding ourselves with the right people, we often think in terms of what those people can do for us. The real question you should be asking is, “What value can I bring to people?” Related: 6 Strategies for Being a Better Listener People…