The Key Ingredients for a Startup Community

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A salesclerk arranges books at Eslite bookstore before its opening in Hong Kong August 10, 2012. Taiwanese bookstore Eslite, one of the largest retail bookstore chains in Taiwan, opened their first overseas store on Friday. The three-storey-high shop, which stretches to 41,000 square feet, is the city's largest bookstore. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)

A salesclerk arranges books at Eslite bookstore before its opening in Hong Kong August 10, 2012. Taiwanese bookstore Eslite, one of the largest retail bookstore chains in Taiwan, opened their first overseas store on Friday. The three-storey-high shop,... which stretches to 41,000 square feet, is the city's largest bookstore. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS) (Reuters)

In today’s roundup, we have Inc.com's picks for the top 10 motivational books of all time, tips for beating your competitors, and a look at small business optimism this year. Plus, a look at the necessary ingredients for a world-class startup community.

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Pessimism doesn’t affect plans: Despite a dip in small business optimism, the Wall Street Journal reports that 40% of owners plan to invest in new property and equipment. Are you planning to make any big purchases this year?

Meet your neighbors: The New York Times explores exactly what it takes to build a successful startup community.

Get competitive: Want to stay on top? Forbes has five tips for consistently outselling your competitors.  

Make your summer reading list: Inc.com says these are the top 10 motivational books of all time. What’s on top of your list?

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