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A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Being a manager requires practicality bordering on ruthlessness — at least according to Patty McCord.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, from 1998 to 2012. She and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings created the company's culture deck, which has been viewed millions of times. Now she runs her own …

Employment

11 Strategies to Develop an Unshakeable Belief in Yourself

Success requires that you believe in yourself 110 percent, 25 hours of every day. For some, this belief comes naturally. For others, it must be …

11 mental habits to give up if you want to succeed

When we aim to become happy and have a successful outlook, we often focus on getting to the next station in life.<p>Happiness is seemingly always "someday" in the near-distant future — like once we finally land that promotion or find the right partner.<p>I'm a huge proponent of setting new aspirational …

Self-improvement

15 Ways to Drown Out the Destructive Voices in Your Head

Here are strategies to silence your overly critical internal monologue and help you reach your goals.<p>To reach your goals, you have to take risks, develop constructive routines and make time to listen, learn and reflect. The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering …

Self-help

This Sentence Will Help Guide Your Career

What do you want out of your career? Think beyond job titles and salary. Focus on the overarching vision for your professional life -- the work that is going to make you happy and fulfilled. Now, describe the entirety of that vision in just a few words. Not so easy, right?<p>This is a topic that …

Employment

12 The Most Important Things To Do When You Are Young

BY <b>MAX LUKOMINSKYI</b><p>While traveling around Europe, I met a lot of interesting people and made new friends. However, one guy who was in his late 30s made …

A $40 billion hedge fund identifies its rising stars using 3 simple factors everyone should know

The number of employees at the firm has grown 400% over the past seven years, and it now has 1,000 staff members in offices in New York, Hong Kong, Houston, London, and Tokyo.<p>It has generated $13.1 billion in returns since its inception in 2002, according to LCH Investments, a London-based fund of …

Hedge Funds

Donald Trump has revealed himself to be a president who lacks empathy

The alarming message behind the “Fake Tears Chuck Schumer” jibe.<p>“Nancy Pelosi and Fake Tears Chuck Schumer held a rally at the steps of The Supreme Court,” President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, “and mic did not work (a mess)-just like Dem party.”<p>The jibe was a follow-up to remarks the …

Donald Trump

Bill Gates's and Warren Buffett's Top Advice for College Students

In a candid conversation, the Oracle of Omaha along with Bill Gates shared top advice for young people.<p>It's not every day you get treated to a master class in life and business from Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.<p>Excited chatter filled the halls of Columbia University's Lerner Auditorium this past …

Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren’t You?

How an 89-year-old cold warrior became America’s nuclear conscience.<p>At this naked moment in the American experiment, when many people perceive civilization on the verge of blowing up in some metaphorical sense, there is an elderly man in California hoping to seize your attention about another …

Cold War

NOBEL ECONOMIST: 'I don’t think globalisation is anywhere near the threat that robots are'

Angus Deaton, who won the Nobel Prize last year for his work on health, wealth, and inequality, told the Financial Times he believes robots are a much greater threat to employment in the US than globalisation.<p>Addressing the theory that Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections was …

Economics

3 Lessons From Albert Einstein on How to Become a Better Student of the World

These pieces of wisdom are applicable to just about any individual or business--forever.<p>There's no doubt that Albert Einstein was a pretty smart cookie -- he changed the world forever with his theory of relativity. But Einstein didn't just figure things out for his own benefit. He was a teacher who …

The Dirty Little Secret Investment Advisors Don't Want You To Know

One percent doesn’t seem like much. Many credit cards pay more than that in cash back rewards. If your boss gave you an excellence performance review and rewarded you with a one percent raise, you’d be understandably miffed. So paying an investment advisor an annual fee of 1% doesn’t seem so …

A Merchant's Breakdown of Credit Card Processing Fees

Credit cards are here to stay; the modern customer craves the convenience of paying with credit cards - even for B2B payments. There are many benefits to accepting credit cards, but it also comes with a cost. Understanding credit card processing fees can be a challenge; this post is your guide to …

Credit Cards

5 ways to help protect retirement income

These rules of thumb can help keep your retirement on track.<p>Key takeaways<p>Plan for health care costs.<br>• Expect to live longer.<br>• Be prepared for …

Retirement

How To Have Abs Without Sacrificing Muscle!

The classic saying is that “Abs are made in the kitchen”, and it couldn’t be more true. Throughout my life I have always kept fit and focused on …

Increasing Forces: Using the Kettlebell Swing to Increase Strength and Speed

<b>Force = Mass x Acceleration</b><p><i>(Newton’s second law of motion, for those who are a little geeky.)</i><p>For those us involved in any kind of performance …

Paying For College: Use Trump's Tax Plan To Pay $0 Tax On $30,000 Of Capital Gains

With the stock market hitting all-time highs since the election, and details about President Elect Trump’s tax reform plan for middle class families now known, you can combine your record investment gains with the following tax strategy to wipe out the tax on $30,000 in capital gains each year …

The High-Priced World of Rye Whiskey

The historic spirit has gotten increasingly popular and upscale.<p>The pilgrims who landed on Plymouth Rock were a thirsty lot. They had fortified …

9 Academic Writing And Study Habits Used By Successful Students

Many students are discouraged to see that, no matter how hard they try, there is always someone with better grades. You may think this is due to a …

Teaching

How Trump's America Will Hurt Women

I used to have a science teacher who said that because women have an extra layer of fat on their bodies, they are better able to withstand hot dishwater than men. I fear this kind of thinking is about to go national.<p>I grew up in Trump Land, or one region of it, anyway: rural, mountainous Arkansas. …

This admissions essay about growing up in one of America's 'snobbiest' cities got a student into Stanford

While there is countless advice online on how to make an essay stand out, some of the best perspective may come from reading an essay that impressed experts.<p>The New York Times puts out a call for college-admissions essays to the newest class of applicants, and this year it chose four of the most …

College & University

I graduated from Harvard and MIT – here are the 7 biggest mistakes people make on college applications

A few weeks ago, I gave you my seven tips to ace a college application.<p>Now that we are getting close to application deadlines, I wanted to share some mistakes students make that really hurt their chances of being accepted at their dream colleges.<p>1. Starting too late<p>My college essay (that got me …

THE FINTECH ECOSYSTEM REPORT: The emerging technologies and firms driving change in financial services and how legacy players can navigate the disruption

Technology is upending workflow and processes in the financial services industry. Tasks once handled with paper money, bulky computers, and human interaction are now being completed entirely on digital interfaces. Given how pervasive financial services are across the globe, the disruption …

Financial Services

Workout Tips For Dads That Have No Time, From The Founder Of TRX

In the mid-90’s, Randy Hetrick was a Navy SEAL deployed on a counter-piracy mission in southeast Asia, holed up in a warehouse, trying to figure out …

The 1 Recruiting Strategy That Causes Companies to Miss Out on Top Talent

If hiring managers are looking for only this one thing, they could be passing up top talent and cause the company to lose profits.<p>Being in the recruiting industry for 20 years, I believe that many skills are transferable; however, it depends on the person. How much work they are truly willing to …

5 Books That Are Required Reading at Harvard Business School

Don't have time and money for an MBA? Try this workaround.<p>Getting an MBA at Harvard will currently cost you two years of your life and a little over $150,000. That's a little rich for a lot of folks.<p>But thankfully, while there's no way to replicate the connections you'd get from actually attending, …

HIIT workout: Why you should try it

High-intensity period training likewise recognized as HIIT, is a training method where you train at a hundred percent initiative in fast intense …

Exercise