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Success Magazine is a self-published monthly trade publication. Founded in 1896, the magazine specializes in business articles of interest to entrepreneurs.

Articles from September

A Champion's Game Plan: Retired Major League Manager Tony la Russa Proves That in Baseball (as in Business), Preparation and Personal Relationships Give You a Winning Edge
Tony La Russa is considered among the best in his business. Yet nearly half the time he led his organizat ions into competition, they were defeated-2,728 wins, 2,365 losses. That's one of we great oddities of baseball: Success is relative. A hitter...
Adventure Story: Former Paratrooper Mark Burnett Was Looking for Excitement without Guns. So He Created It, Bringing Millions of TV Viewers along for the Ride
Mark Burnett tells a story about an imaginary party attended by American and British guests. Someone mentions that there's a 17-foot purple giraffe wandering in the backyard. The Americans jump to take a look, while the Brits remain seated, knowing...
After Tragedies, Foundation Steps In: SUCCESS for Teens Improved Students' Lives and Helped Them Heal
When SUCCESS Partners and its SUCCESS Foundation reached out to Lake Dallas, Texas. the troubled towns schools implemented the nonprofit foundation's SUCCESS for Teens program (read our article about the towns crisis and healing at SUCCESS.com/ LakeDallas)....
Be a Brilliant Online Marketer: Use Videos to Power the "10X10x4" Formula
Traffic, leads, conversions and sales are the cornerstones of every profitable business. But getting traffic, standing out in the crowd and following up are hard to do. We're all too busy running our businesses. Who has time for search engine optimization...
Brick vs. Click
Ninjas. In addition to a line of well-designed pants, he had the ninjas--a team of spirited, young college grads who carefully explained to his online customers the wonders of the Belgian fabric, the benefits of the curved waist, the way the roomier...
Building Castles in the Air: One of America's Most Beloved Authors, Louisa May Alcott Overcame Poverty and Inequality to Achieve Astounding Financial and Literary Success
Raised among transcendentalists, abolitionists and some of the 19th century's most famous writers, Louisa May Alcott probably didn't surprise anyone by pursuing a literary career. But no one could have imagined how she would rise from poverty to fame...
By the Numbers: Feel Better, Look Younger and Live Longer: Keep Your Blood Pressure and Cholesterol at the Proper Levels
This month we answer your questions about blood pressure and cholesterol, key factors in overall health. Q: My blood pressure has been a little high-130/80. I want to lower it with diet and exercise. What should I do? A: Get. your blood pressure...
Connecting the Links: Perfecting Your Project Management Short Game
Look for scratch golfer Frank Ryle, and it's likely you'll find him where I caught up with him: on the putting green. To Ryle, golf is not merely a game but a valuable tool for teaching a new paradigm for project management.Instead of droning on in...
Editor's Note
Today, my office doesn't look quite like its usual self. A rex roars in the corner, under heavy fire from a Nerf gun. Before the battle broke out, it seems--from the remnants of a nearby picnic--the T rex was 'enjoying a hamburger and some fruit. Although...
Fight for Your Happiness: Tackle the Difficult Changes That Will Turn Your Life Around
My friend Lisa called and said, "There's something I need to talk to you about ... ill person." We agreed to meet at a park and walk our clogs together. 1 felt panicky, sure that I had done something wrong. My heart pounded as 1 got out of my...
From Goofy to Great: Comedy Star and Oscar Nominee Jonah Hill Knows Being Underestimated Can Be a Secret Weapon
When people talk about the 1997 film The Devil's Advocate--which, admittedly, is rare--they bring up Al Pacino's over-the-top performance as the devil (and maybe Charlize Theron's less-clothed scenes). But there's a terrific through-line in the movie...
Gearing Up for Growth: Personal Development Is the Only Real Pathway to Lasting Change
All of us want to improve, but few of us really want to change. The problem is that growth requires change. Any kind of makeover you attempt that does not include intentional personal growth will be only skin-deep. I became dedicated to intentional...
Laptops 101
In a back-to-school spirit, we look at the best new laptops to tote from class to class (or meeting to meeting), the best laptop backpack to stow them in, and excellent accessories to help you get the most out of your computer. If you're seeking portability...
Living with Purpose: You're in Charge of Making Your Way in the World and in Your Career
Set the course of your life as you want to live it, not the way someone else (.or lots of someone elses) said that you should live it. You must stay true to your values, always weigh the facts carefully, and then make the smartest possible decisions...
Make Social Media Your Strength: It Takes Just Four Simple Steps
Social media does not come naturally to most people. Yes, if you're 22 or younger, this is a shock, but bear with me. For most people, mobile phones were a migration, the Internet was a huge unknown, and social media is a fad or the end of face-to-face...
Making the Grade: How Nido Qubein Turned a Little-Known Liberal Arts College into One of the Nation's Top-Ranked Private Schools
Nido Qubein paces back and forth in Tout of the windows of his stately office, looking down at the handful of golf carts packed with people below. His pained look belies his usual cheery, charismatic demeanor. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION...
Rebrand: Whether Your Business Needs a Wee Touch-Up or a Full Makeover, Be Sure to Adjust with Care
Sometimes a company needs to rebrand. For survival. For example, take ValuJet, which became AirTran to distance itself from a 1996 plane crash that killed 110 people. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Not a44 reasons behind rebranding are so dramatic. A...
Staying Fit on the Fly ... One Step at a Time
Fit on the Fly founder Tami Provost began the Start Small. Win Big Challenge with $52 in her business checking account. "I had confidence in the need for my service and my ability to deliver, but I lacked the ability to articulate my mission to potential...
The Art of the Redesign
CEOs and business owners often come to me for advice on doing a business make-over--or, as it's called in the business world, a turnaround. One of the first things I do is show them the work of my wife. Georgia is a very talented interior designer....
The Real Deal: For Denis Leary, Success Isn't All about Angry Rants and Raw Humor. It's about Truth and Authenticity-In Life as Well as Business
Heve's the thing, and ifs impossible to get around: Sonic people may not like Denis Leary--his ranting comedy, his profane delivery, his gruff exterior--hut the simple truth is Denis Leary is better than most of us. I don't mean he's more successful...
Toot Your Horn! in a Crowded Field, You Must Get the Word out about Your Achievements and Services
Q I've been a life coach for 20 years. Today everyone seems to be a coach of some type, so the crowded market makes it difficult to stand out and secure clients. Should I consider switching fields or is there a formula for getting noticed? A Yup....
Turning Negativity into Creativity: We All Have Bad Moods, but What If We Could Channel That Emotion into Innovation? Experts Say We Can
We're told to repress the negative side of human emotion. Chase away the anger, get over the depression, squelch the feelings of inadequacy, conquer the fear. in some respects, it's good advice; after all, who wants to dwell in darkness? But it turns...
Turn Your Knowledge into Power 10 Actions You Can Take Right Now
1 BLAZE A TRAIL Take a tip from legend Bob Dylan and walk your own path. Right now look at how you can put your own stamp on a time-honored practice or product. (PAGE 70) 2 DEFINE YOUR BRAND Jot down a few words that describe your company's...
You'd Better Start Swimmin': What Bob Dylan Can Teach Us about Staying Innovative, Shunning Naysayers and Never Sinking like a Stone When the Times Are (Inevitably) A-Changin'
What does Bob Dylan mean to you? Do you think of him as the impossibly young-looking folk singer who in his early 20s wrote such civil. rights and antiwar anthems as Blowin' in the Wind, The Times They Are A-Changin' and Masters of War? Or is he...