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Inc. Magazine October 2015

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1 min.
4 time-time-wasting habits to stop now

1 DOING EVERYTHING AT ONCE Multitasking won’t save you time, and it lowers the quality of your work. Focus on one project instead. 2 MICROMANAGING You can’t—and shouldn’t—do everything yourself. Letting others take on tasks benefts the whole team, and shows that you’re a good leader, too. 3 PUTTING THINGS OFF Procrastination only makes you feel guilty—deadlines will still encroach. 4 WORKING WITHOUT A GOAL Without a sense of purpose, your work will often miss the mark. Keep in mind exactly what you’re trying to achieve. TOP VIDEOS on INC.COM/PLAYBOOK Kim Kaupe Co-founder of ZinePak ON WHY YOU NEED MENTORS “It saves the people around you from having to live through your mistakes.” INC.COM/INCLIVE Theo Goldin COO of Hint Water ON CREATING A GREAT PRODUCT “I found myself drawing on everything from my chemistry background to my legal background.” Go Beyond the Page You’ll find the icon at the left…

2 min.
the next iconic founders will be women

ONE OF THE mysteries of entrepreneurship is why there aren’t more women in the ranks of top business owners. According to Babson College, from 2011 to 2013 only 15 percent of venture capital–funded companies had a woman on their executive teams—and not even 3 percent of all companies getting funded had a female CEO. Among this year’s Inc. 5000—which measures success in the real marketplace, rather than in the eyes of venture capitalists—13 percent are run by women. But even that makes no sense when 37 percent of MBA graduates and 36 percent of all business owners are women. There are plenty of explanations, ranging from blindered male VCs to lack of role models to unconscious prejudices among both men and women. But what struck the team behind this month’s Most…

2 min.
making the leap

“Hopefully, after seven jumps, you’re able to jump by yourself.”— BRAD WEINBERG, co-founder, Blueprint Health WHEN BRAD WEINBERG turned 25, he jumped out of an airplane for the first time. “It was a tandem skydive”— in which a novice is harnessed to an instructor— “and that’s what I thought skydiving was,” says Weinberg, co-founder of Blueprint Health, a fund that invests in health care tech companies. “Something you do on a birthday. Just something for fun.” But one day, Weinberg got to Googling. He watched videos of skydivers interlocking their limbs in midair, and read competitive skydiver Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld’s book, Above All Else. “That’s when I learned it’s actually a sport,” Weinberg says— and found a whole new way to vacation. An athlete and achiever by nature—he competes in triathlons “to stay active” and…

3 min.
by the book

WHEN CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY consultant Susan Hyatt wrote a book, Strategy for Good: Business Giving Strategies for the 21st Century, it went on to win four publishing awards and got testimonials from top execs at Pfizer, Timberland, and Starbucks. Most important, it caught the attention of potential clients. “It does open doors,” she says. “The credibility is big. If people know you’ve written a book, they do take notice. It’s attracted new business for me, for sure.” Yet it sold just 1,000 copies. Books by or about entrepreneurs rarely sell well (unless they include the name Musk, Gates, Jobs, or Buffett), so if you’re considering writing a book, know that you most likely won’t make a dime. In fact, if you self-publish instead of working through a traditional publisher, you could…

1 min.
the jargonator

WIDE-MOAT INVESTING “Investing in companies with clearly defined, defensible, competitive advantages that are likely to last upwards of 20 years.” This is madness! What’s next? Profit?! Source: U.S. News & World Report HIGH-NET WORKERS Those with “all the headaches of high net worth” salaries but without the assets to be truly rich. Like being old enough for marriage, but too young to drink. Source: The Street GRETIGUE Grexit fatigue. Greveryone is grincreasingly grexhausted by grunimaginative and grating grocabulary for Greece’s greconomic gruncertainty. Grenough! Source: Business Insider FAUXMENTUM When a technology startup, its investors, or the market has exuberantly inflated expectations for growth. Fee, fi, fo, fum, I smell the hype of fauxmentum! Source: Mark Suster STEALTH CLOUD When employees install user-friendly software apps “through the backdoor,” bypassing IT and HR. It’s an apt name: Stealth clouds are perfect for hiding Angry Birds. Source: Personnel…

1 min.
to book, or not to book?

THERE ARE PROBABLY 20 better ways to use the money and time it would take you to write a business book. You could attend a slew of networking events. You could launch a major advertising campaign. You could start a new business. And so on. That said, writing a book is not always the wrong thing to do. I know a guy who turns out a small volume in his area of expertise every few years. He uses the books as tools to engage with potential clients. They’re his calling card, as well as a way of differentiating himself from his competitors. And it works for him. I know others who write business books for largely egotistical reasons. They want to establish a legacy. They think they’ve learned things that will help…