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A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

Networking

How to Write an Ebook

So you want to write an ebook. Or maybe you want to join the throngs skipping the slow, traditional publishing route and self publish instead. But …

About Become a Writer Today

Welcome to Become a Writer Today<p>Welcome to Become a Writer Today; it’s great to have you here.<p>My name is Bryan Collins. I’m an author and a …

Writing

How to Sell Books for Free: The Thrifty Author’s Guide

It’s your dream to publish and sell a book. Thankfully, there’s never been a better time to do it, as all the tools you could possibly require are at …

Writing

10 Things You Need to Do to Make an Awesome Ebook

If you have a meaty subject that needs to be simplified or explored in an easy-to-digest format, an e-book may be the right medium. E-books are great …

eBooks

How To Design A Great Ebook Without Design Skills (+ 10 Ebook Page Templates For Your Book)

In this post I’m going to share a bunch of images, tools and tricks to help you design your own ebook without spending any money on a designer.<p>We all …

11 Essential Elements of a Well-Designed Marketing Ebook

Marketing

Infographic: Timeless tips to make you a better writer

Writing is darn near impossible to master, but there are methods to ease our editorial madness.<p>An infographic posted by GrammarCheck serves up eight …

How to Use a Phone Screen for Magical Portraits

Wedding photographers are always looking to take creative, novel portraits and a quick, simple trick is often sitting right in their pocket. By using …

Seeding Success

Video 7 Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson shares information about the home/school connection and its importance in the success of students. …

STUDY: Children with better relationships with fathers less likely to have behavioural problems

Research has found that the closer a child is to their father, the less likely they are to have behavioural problems in the future, Independent …

Why Warren Buffett Thinks Buying Microsoft Stock 'Would Be a Mistake'

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and Microsoft founder Bill Gates have known each other 27 years, enjoy playing bridge together and rallying in …

Investing

This is the deadly sin that makes life awesome: 3 proven secrets

No, not lust. Calm down. This is not that kind of website.<p>I’m talking about pride. When you think about the deadly sins, pride’s actually kinda …

Your Preschooler Actually Will Remember Their First Vacation, Just Not How You Think

<i>The following was produced in partnership with our friends at Walt Disney World Resort, who invite you to discover a world of magic and memories the</i> …

How Millennial Parents Are Raising Their Children Differently

Each generation of parents develops its signature parenting style. While no description can cover every parent, of course, past stereotypes of …

3 Ways to Ensure Your Emails Get Responses, Not Silence

Use these three steps to write the kinds of calls to action that make people excited to respond to your emails<p>So you've invested time in researching your prospective customers, writing an email that addresses their problems, and making sure to include an enticing subject line and lots of benefits …

Why Trust Matters

Everybody wants to work with someone they trust. Everybody wants to live with trustworthy people. We want our kids to be trusted. But trust doesn’t just happen and it can be very fragile once it is earned. But earn it and keep it and it is more valuable than gold.<p>I know people who spent their …

How to Work for a Leader You Don't Believe In

A bad leader doesn't have to beat down a great person.<p>It is a sad truth that you never have to look far to find someone working for a leader they don't believe in. (It may even be you.) People lose faith in leaders for lots of reasons: broken trust, lack of confidence, or just plain disagreement.<p>If …

Starbucks's CEO Just Met With the 2 Men Arrested Last Week. It Was a Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Developing empathy is easier said than done. Here's a real-life example of how to do it right.<p>After two men were unnecessarily arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks last week, CEO Kevin Johnson expressed his desire to meet with them--to apologize personally and invite the men to help him find a …

Starbucks's CEO Showed a Classy Example of What a Great Leader Does When Managing a Crisis

Two black men are racially profiled and arrested inside a Starbucks store, although no crime was committed. Here's what Starbucks' chief executive officer, Kevin R. Johnson, did next.<p>If you're just getting wind of the latest race-related debacle, it involves two black men arrested at a Starbucks in …

Justice

It Took Steve Jobs Less Than 60 Seconds to Share the Best Leadership Advice You'll Hear Today

Resist the urge to fix all your team's problems, and do this instead<p>Back in the spring of 1992, Steve Jobs was invited to speak to a group of students at the MIT Sloan School of Management. (According to MIT, the lecture was a bit of a surprise, the result of the efforts of a Sloan student whose …

Here's How Old You Should Be When You Start a Company, According to Science. (It's Not What You Think)

The National Bureau of Economic Research used Census data to find the average age of super-successful founders.<p>Company founders can be as young as in their teens or as old as in their 80s. But is there an ideal age you should be when you start a company? It turns out there is, and it's older than …

The only thing that matters when writing blog posts

I’ve been blogging for five years. I’ve blogged for magazines and websites, and I now blog for conglomerates and small businesses alike.<p>There are …

Creative Writing

11 classes taught by best-selling writers and authors that will improve your writing skills

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Ninja Writing: The Four Levels Of Writing Mastery is one of the bestselling writing courses on Udemy. Shutterstock Good writing skills can …

Writing

Want Your Employees to Rave About Your Leadership Skills? Make Sure Any of These 6 Things Happen Daily

It's been found that you can achieve great results and have meaningful relationships at the same time.<p>Whether your company is a startup or an established firm, I want to share a compelling leadership model that will get the best out of employees.<p>It's based on the seminal research of Jim Laub, …

How to Talk to Kids About Wants vs. Needs

It’s tough to talk about money, even when the discussion is with someone mature and rationale. When it comes to teaching your kids about finances—in …

Kids

5 Fundamental Ways to Earn Leadership Credibility

Stephen Covey had a great concept that he called "the speed of trust." A person's credibility builds trust, and when you fully trust someone, it …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

A Man Who Studied Rich People for 5 Years Found That They Avoid One Type of Person

Who you hang out with can effect your net worth.<p>Who you hang out with matters more than you may think.<p>After researching the daily habits of wealthy …

What kind of managers do millennials want to work for?

Companies are obsessed with understanding millennials better. As the largest demographic in the workforce, attracting and retaining this highly …