The Top 5 Leadership Stories, July 28-August 1

Living the dream, feeling a little stressed, and taking it all one morning routine at a time.


This week, we kept a global mindset, evaluated our dreams at home–and managed to keep calm in the face of stress and roadblocks.


Here are the stories you loved in Leadership, for the week of July 28.

The Five Best Places In The World To Start A Company

If you’re into low taxes and high education rates, head to Hong Kong to start your new venture. And if the high cost of renting workspace keeps you up at night, head down under. These places around the globe each have something different to offer your entrepreneurial–and adventurous–spirit.

The Morning Routines Of The Most Successful People

Does your morning routine involve four rounds of snooze buttons, a shuffle to the coffee machine, and a grim commute? Get inspired with these insights on wake-up habits of the greats.

How 60 Seconds And One Word A Day Can Reduce Your Stress

“Self-esteem is a word-based inner dialogue going on in your brain,” says author Mark Robert Waldman. The key is in relaxation and calm–easier said than done–but not out of reach when deadlines are bearing down.

What’s The Current State Of The American Dream?

When the term was coined in 1931, the “dream” probably didn’t include reasonably priced education and and access to health care. How are we achieving this new version of our ideal future?


8 Women Entrepreneurs Share How They Conquered Their Biggest Roadblocks

“Every entrepreneur faces roadblocks,” says Avelist founder Jody Porowski, “but the ones who succeed are the ones who don’t give up at roadblock number 1 and who still refuse to give up at road block number 101.”

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