Steve Tobak is a columnist at Entrepreneur.com who writes about the habits of successful people and unique leadership advice. Yet he also has real-world experience.
He's a management consultant and executive coach who runs the Silicon Valley-based firm, Invisor Consulting. He's also an author of the upcoming book, Real Leaders Don't Follow: Being Extraordinary in the Age of the Entrepreneur.
Lolly has written thousands of articles and columns for a variety of online media outlets, including Inc., Fast Company, Huffington Post, and Psychology Today.
She's also a leadership coach, consultant, facilitator, and speaker. Her Twitter account boasts over 1 million followers (!), which is rooted in her 30-years experience in studying the behavioral and psychological factors of successful people.
Here are some of her must-read articles from the past 12 months:
Geoffrey James created the award-winning blog, Sales Machine, which generates over a million views per month. As a result, he's now a frequent columnist for Inc.
Before this, he was the lead writer on CRM and sales training for SellingPower magazine. He's also the author of award-winning books such as Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need To Know.
Sujan Patel doesn't only create incredible content, he also has a track record of running successful businesses.
He founded Single Grain, a marketing agency, that works with prestigious clients such as Warby Parker, Linkedin, and Sony. But he's since left and founded contentmarketer.io and is now the VP of Marketing at When I Work.
He writes about life as an entrepreneur, increasing productivity, sustaining motivation, and more. Here are a few of his top articles this year:
Madeline Stone is a reporter who covers the lifestyle of the top entrepreneurs in the tech industry.
She dives deep into the lives and lifestyles of successful people, and the mental frameworks that make them tick. Madeline covers everyone from Elon Musk, to Bill Gates, to the CEO of GoPro, Nick Woodman.
Check out some of her most-shared material of the past year below:
Jane Porter, a regular contributor at Fast Company, is one of my favorite columnists to follow. Why?
Because she writes about scientifically-backed research studies that explain how to be more productive and efficient with our days. Examples include how exercise influences our minds, rewiring our brains for more happiness, unique writing exercises, and more.
Dive into some of her best work of the past 12 months below:
John Rampton is a Silicon-Valley based entrepreneur (founder of Due), investor, online marketing expert, and author. In fact, he's also been considered one of the top 10 most influential PPC (Pay Per Click) experts in the world.
He's a startup enthusiast who contributes to Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., and Huffington Post. In addition, he advises several companies in the San Francisco Bay area.