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7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Cap Tables, Share Structures, Valuations, Oh My! A Case Study of Early-Stage Funding

For many entrepreneurs, especially first-time founders, raising outside capital can be daunting. Between all of the new vocabulary – like “term …

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

The topic of industry disruption — “a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses” — is rife with misconceptions. One of the biggest is that it is a mysterious, random, and unpredictable event. Another is that it happens …

Innovation

The 12 Most Impactful Books to Read in 2018 | Inc.com

I read, some might say a little too much. I read 103 books last year. This year, I'm proud to say I only read 98. Quality over quantity.<p>Science says just being surrounded by books can help you improve: You admit how much you don't know, which leads to continual learning. Still, it helps to apply …

Self-improvement

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

Customer Service

The thinking behind an effective Gemba Walk

So what is the "Gemba"? In simplistic terms - it's where <i>"work"</i> happens or the <i>"actual place"</i>. The Gemba doesn't have to be specific to manufacturing …

Management

How to Be Unforgettable: 6 Ways to Make an Amazing First Impression | Inc.com

You meet a lot of people over the course of a year. How many of them really remember you, though: not just your name, but who you are on a deeper and more meaningful level?<p>Good question.<p>Being known--being remembered--is one of the main goals of marketing, advertising, and personal branding. Out of …

Self-improvement

RecessionAlert Weekly Leading Index Update - dshort

The latest index reading came in at 20.2, down from 19.4 the previous week.<p>RecessionAlert launched an alternative to ECRI's Weekly Leading Index …

Stock Markets

Forming Financial Habits: 3 Phases to Help Get You Closer to Your Goal

To stay in good financial shape, you can't be an overspender, a non-saver or a non-planner. It takes healthy habits to achieve optimum financial …

University College London

Here Is the One Perfect Book for Every Single Myers-Briggs Type

Myers-Briggs Type: ENFJ<p>Authentic Happiness (by Martin Seligman)<p>“According to esteemed psychologist and bestselling author Martin Seligman, happiness …

Self-improvement

5 Skills Needed For Real Estate investing

One of the most common questions asked regarding real estate investing is, “how do I get started?” or “what do I need to know?” Real estate investing …

Project Management

The Power Pose: The Skill Of Body Language

<i>EDITOR'S NOTE: Amy Cuddy, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and associate professor at Harvard Business School. Her 2012 TED Talk, "Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are," has been viewed 34 million times. Published in December 2015, her best-selling book Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your</i> …

Body Language

5 TED Talks to Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Leadership. It's a simple concept -- but, not such an easy skill to master. In fact, being an effective and inspiring leader requires some serious thought, consideration, and (believe it or not) practice.<p>Luckily, there are plenty of people out there with tons of insights about what makes for a …

Leadership

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

Tony Robbins: This Is the 1 Quality of All Successful Entrepreneurs

When Marc Benioff decided to quit his job at Oracle and start his own company – the now $50 billion cloud software giant Salesforce – he turned to …

Here's What Happens When Couples Take a 30-Day Sex Challenge

Day 7: "Definitely don't feel like boning anymore."<p>BuzzFeed challenged three couples to the exciting and exhausting task of doing it every night for a month — for the purpose of reexamining their relationships and determining how much sex means to them of course. Each couple was allowed to set …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Oxford University

Blind ‘fingering’ dates are London’s latest craze

“Who wouldn’t want to get their genitals stroked regularly, pleasurably, and with no strings attached?!” writes one orgasmic meditation practitioner, with palpable enthusiasm. “(These classes) feel good, with side effects of better communication, more body awareness, less mental chatter, and the …

12 Must-Read Book Recommendations From Millionaire Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Most successful people have mentors and coaches. Every successful person has a favorite books list. These millionaire entrepreneurs say their favorite books have had a significant impact on their success, and they have shared their must-read lists with me. Enjoy!<p>Karen Hough, founder and CEO, …

Yves Saint-Laurent

How To Run a Meeting

Why have a meeting anyway? Why indeed? A great many important matters are quite satisfactorily conducted by a single individual who consults nobody. A great many more are resolved by a letter, a memo, a phone call, or a simple conversation between two people. Sometimes five minutes spent with six …

10 Daily Habits of the Most Confident People | Inc.com

I'm not here to patronize you. We know if you walk with better posture, force a fake smile, or get a new haircut you can trick your brain and boost your self-confidence. Perhaps for 20 minutes you'll think you're the next Richard Branson.<p>I'm here to tell you there are proven ways to improve your …

Mayo Clinic

7 Easy-to-Steal Rituals of Exceptionally Productive People

<i>This is a guest post by Marc Chernoff of</i> <i>Marc and Angel Hack Life</i><i>. He is a professional coach, full-time student of life, admirer of the human spirit,</i> …

Time Management

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

Self-improvement

Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a "morning person." I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m... but I …

The 5 Best Ways To Lose Belly Fat

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Repeat after me: "crunches do not burn belly fat."<p>And it's not just crunches. Neither will planks, leg throws, nor the yoga boat pose.<p>"These exercises can strengthen your abs muscles, but those muscles will still be hidden under a cover of …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

The Best Workout Ever, According to Science

It seems like every other week there’s a new study touting the best way to work out. And, really, how you do it depends a lot on your goal—someone …