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How Can A Small Business Owner Or Entrepreneur Determine If Advice Is Good Advice?

Travis Timmons of Fitness Matters is given advice all the time –and he rejects most of it because it doesn’t pass the test of the 4 lenses that he learned from studying the teachings of W. Edwards Deming.<p>What about you? Are you getting advice that really is reliable and useful, or are you getting …

Entrepreneurship

The Top 5 Time Management Mistakes You’re Making

From the amount of paper on your desk to the amount of time you check your email, this is what’s standing in the way of getting things done.<p>We keep to-do lists and try to stay on top of our schedules, yet no matter how hard we try, tasks continue to evade us. The to-do list gets longer and it feels …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

10 Grammar "Rules" That Just Need to Die Already

Before you argue with me, read the whole explanation about why each of these is a myth.<p>1. A Run-on Sentence Is a Really Long Sentence<p>Wrong! They can …

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7 Powerful Pictures To Make You Rethink The Way We Live

Mexican designer Eduardo Salles is the standard bearer of the spirit of the cynics, drawing a smile every day with his absurd, illustrated humor. …

7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company's culture and ensuring its future success. Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees -- as well as weeding out …

How to Make Yourself Smarter in One-Hour-A-Day

Smart people do better in life. Recently, there’s been a slew of books arguing that success in life isn’t really about how smart you are and how much …

To Invent the Future, You Must Understand the Past

Silicon Valley Then and Now:<p>“You can’t really understand what is going on now without understanding what came before.”<p>Steve Jobs is explaining why, …

'Steve Jobs' trailer looks like the next 'Social Network'

We got a brief glimpse at Danny Boyle's <i>Steve Jobs</i> film back in May, but today we've finally got a full trailer to watch. Scripted by Aaron Sorkin (<i>The Social Network</i>, <i>The West Wing</i>), the biopic stars Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as Apple's former marketing …

Silicon Valley

This cognitive bias explains why we constantly misunderstand other people

For example: Your coworker turns in a project late, and you assume he's a slacker. The next week, you turn in a project late, and you tell yourself it's because you were preoccupied with relationship issues.<p>Psychologists call this phenomenon the "fundamental attribution error" or the …

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

Savvy hiring managers can glean a ton of information about you by asking just a few, well-chosen questions.<p>But while they may seem simple — that’s …

Employment

Why China won’t listen to Western scientists about genetically modifying the human embryo

Lindau, Germany<p>We’ve avoided a nightmare before, so surely we can do it again. That’s what scientists hope for with the technology that may soon allow the genetic modification of human embryos.<p>In March, a group of US scientists requested scientists around the world to not genetically modify human …

Classics I should read this summer – and why I won’t

The road to constructive reading is paved with good intentions, but I know I'll end up on the beach, reading trash, instead, says Boarding School Beak<p>As the summer holidays approach, the thoughts of any self-respecting English teacher naturally turns to the serious books he/she should be reading …