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Self-Service Analytics Offer Opportunities and Challenges

When my clients ask me what a successful company-wide self-service analytics collaboration looks like, I tell them to imagine a group of jazz …

The 5-Hour Rule: What Is It and Why Will It Boost Your Career?

Setting aside time to spend on a task that's not on your immediate to-do list might seem impossible, but according to leaders like Bill Gates and …

With 1 Sentence, the Founder of Priceline Just Explained the Key Difference Between Great Leaders and Mere Managers

It's about seeing the people for their human strengths--and for the choices they make every day.<p>Truly great leaders don't just attract followers. Instead, they maximize their impact by inspiring others to become leaders too.<p>Sadly, many people in leadership positions don't understand this. They feel …

There's an essential skill not being taught enough in classrooms today

"Most teachers never really ask students to think very deeply…. Most of what is assigned and tested are things we ask students to memorize," writes Karin Hess, president of Educational Research in Action in Underhill, Vt., and an expert on assessment, in an email to the Monitor.<p>As people fret about …

Bitcoin Is Bigger Than Ever, And Here's Why That Matters

The money you’ve been using all your life is backed by a government of some sort, and it exists in a tangible way. Bitcoin is neither tangible nor backed by anyone, but it’s still worth a great deal to some people. This digital currency began circulating on the internet in 2009 with each Bitcoin …

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China Is Building Its Way to an Empire

The American obsession with President Donald Trump and the investigation into untoward Russian influence is distracting us from China’s bid to displace the U.S. when it comes to global leadership. The latest major step is the “Belt and Road” initiative, which officially kicked off this week.<p>Aimed …

This Famous Quote Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Leadership

When you think about it, this quote makes perfect business sense.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf coined the term "servant leadership" in the modern corporate setting when he wrote these famous words in his legendary essay <i>The Servant as Leader,</i> published in 1970. He said:<p>The servant-leader <i>is</i> servant first. It …

The Most Inspiring Quotes from 2017 Commencement Speeches

This year is full of big names -- and they've got a lot to say to the graduating classes of 2017.<p>It’s graduation time, and that means before a whole new crop of people join the workforce, they receive inspiring farewells from some of the most successful leaders, celebrities and politicians.<p>From …

Tim Cook

Characteristics of Critical Thinkers and How to Be One

What if you could discover some tools and methods that could improve your relationships? What if by gaining a little knowledge you could understand …

10 things you can learn about money in 10 minutes that will change your life

by Libby Kane, Tanza Loudenback<p>If learning how to build wealth is important to you, you've come to the right place.<p>Below, <i>Business Insider</i> has rounded …

10 things you can learn about money in 10 minutes that will change your life

Below, Business Insider has rounded up 10 quick money lessons that will teach you how to master your money — from how to automate your savings to investing in the stock market when you're not an "investor."<p>Of course, this isn't all there is to know about personal finance, but setting aside a few …

Credit Card Debt

Cash in retreat, but not dead yet - ING

26 April 2017 | 8428 views | 4<p>A cashless society is not only within reach, but is actively desired by a third of Europeans, according to research …

7 Top VCs Say These Communication Skills Will Set You Apart

The <i>New York Times</i> and CB Insights partnered this week to publish a list of the top 20 “winningest” venture capitalists in the world. I’ve personally interviewed some of the investors who made the <i>New York Times</i> list and I’ve followed the others. Seven of the top 20 have made notable remarks on the …

Communication Skills

5 Tips to Confront Your Boss and Not Get Fired

Telling your boss that they're wrong is never easy, but here are 5 ways you can ensure your message is heard and you retain your relationship.<p>Telling your boss that they're wrong is never easy. Most employees won't consider it, fearing professional suicide. I disagree. Not being able to face …

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees

No, the list doesn't include great pay and benefits. (Shouldn't those be a given?) Great bosses go much further.<p>Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other …

How automating your finances can save you money

One of the best ways to painlessly meet your long-term financial goals is to set up an automatic system that distributes your paycheck where it needs …

Which Is Better: Saving Money or Paying Down Debt?

IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES.<p>In a perfect world, everyone would have no problem living within their income; we'd all have little to no debt and plenty of money set aside in savings. In the real world, that's a depressingly rare circumstance. Stuff happens -- your kid breaks a leg and runs up a huge …

Five tips for investing in your 30s

In your 20s, funding your 401(k) might have sounded like a good goal … for your 30s. Now that your 30s are here, you may be nervously noticing the countless articles on the virtues of investing in your 20s.<p>Don't worry. You're definitely not too old to reap the benefits of investing. Getting started …

If You’re in a Dogfight, Become a Cat: Differentiating Your Small Business

In this age of disruption, the old recipe of “build a good business and they will always come” doesn’t seem to work like it once did. Big companies …

Why I like to fund entrepreneurs with (a little) big-company experience

Simple initiatives that might take a week at a startup, like implementing a new CRM, could literally take all year at a large company. This is one reason so many entrepreneurs find it hard to work within a massive organization. But even if the thought of cubicle life makes you want to cry, I …

8 Productivity Hacks for the World's Worst Procrastinators

Finding it hard to stay focused? These strategies will help you get more out of your day.<p>Procrastination can strike virtually anyone in any context. And it can take several forms: You might avoid work entirely, deliberate so much over work decisions that you don't actually get anything done, feel …

Time Management

How I Made It: Billionaire's right-hand man Chris Hollod on becoming a big fish in a big pond

<b>The gig:</b> Chris Hollod, 33, is venture capital partner at billionaire Ron Burkle's private equity firm Yucaipa Cos. They've traveled together for the last five years, with Hollod as the frontman on evaluating thousands of start-up investment opportunities.<p>Hollod oversees Inevitable Ventures, backed …

16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p>1. …

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Motivation: The Scientific Guide on How to Get and Stay Motivated

Motivation is a powerful, yet tricky beast. Sometimes it is really easy to get motivated, and you find yourself wrapped up in a whirlwind of …

10 Things You Can Do in Your Daily Life to Improve Your Personal Development

Here's how you can get started today.<p>I am fascinated with self-development. I see it as an art in itself, and one that takes a lifetime of practice to master.<p>That said, here are 10 things you can do in your daily life to improve your personal development.<p>1. Read about what you want to improve.<p>Do …

3 Surprising Habits of Smart Investors

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Sometimes investors can be their own worst enemies. A 2016 study by <b>Blackrock</b> found that stocks averaged an 8.19% annualized return between 1996 and 2015, but the average investor's portfolio only eked out a 2.11% gain. The enormous gap between those figures was caused by …

Robert Herjavec's 5 Tips for Small Business Success

"Shark Tank" entrepreneur and investor Robert Herjavec and Deluxe Corporation's Amanda Brinkman talk small business strategy and their new series, …