The 7 Best Business Articles for a Prosperous 2016

By Jatinder Singh, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International

As we begin 2016, it's a great time to start thinking about making positive change in our lives. While it might only represent a change of date on paper, the New Year is a brilliant spring-board to motivate ourselves to do something different or to work on something we have been putting off for a while.

Here are our top business articles from 2015 to get some inspiration, advice and help to develop new ideas. As you will see, success in business isn't just about the business product, its about the character of the people that run the business in the first place and how they relate to and inspire the people around them.

1. Ray Dalio - A Billionaires Attitude to Pain and Success

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While many people get caught up in what legends achieve, this article on billionaire investor Ray Dalio shows that not understanding ourselves and hiding from the reality of our weaknesses will prevent us from achieving what we are truly capable of. Click here for the story...

2. Why Mark Zuckerberg Didn't Sell Facebook When It Got Tough

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This article is about how Steve Jobs' advice to Mark Zuckerberg helped him to reconnect with his passion. It shows us that it's so important for someone to understand their “why’s” and their original vision, particularly when things get tricky down the line. Read more here...

3. Warren Buffett's 5 Step Process for Prioritising

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Warren Buffett’s 5 step guide to prioritising will show you how to focus on what is most important in your life to achieve the success you want. Read the full story here...

4. Ajay Banga - Why the Mastercard CEO didn't take the Company Jet After 9/11 Racism

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Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga discusses how to overcome adversity and build trust and character in yourself - a massive part of business success which is often unrecognised. Find out more here...

5. McDonalds' Former CEO Fred Turner Puts People at the Heart of Their Hamburgers

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McDonald's shows us how putting people first is at the centre of any successful business, regardless of what the product is. Check out the story here...

6. Howard Schultz - Bringing Starbucks Back From the Brink

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Listening to customers (and all stakeholders) is a major part of building a successful business. This article shows the consequences when this doesn’t happen and how Starbucks founder Howard Schultz came back to run the company again to ensure it did. Read more here...

7. How Thomas Edison helped Henry Ford Build a Global Motor Company

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No matter how great someone is - they will always be limited. This article shows how even the great Henry Ford needed help from Thomas Edison to turn Ford into the company we know today. Read the full story here...

We hope you've enjoyed our selection. Please share any insights in the comments and check out the Legends Report Business Archive for more.

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