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A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

That's why we've rounded up 25 books by self-made billionaires. From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons of Richard Branson, the wisdom collected in these pages extends far beyond the classroom.<p>Learn how these masters of industry achieved the impossible, in their own words.

Ralph Lauren
Productivity

13 ways unsuccessful people mismanage their time

Solid time management habits don't come easily to everyone. Ultimately, however, how we organize our time can determine whether or not we're successful. It's definitely important to avoid behaviors that consistently doom your entire schedule or prevent you from getting important work done.<p>Here are …

Time Management

Tube map for A-level maths aims to drive smart thinking

All aboard the Number line!<p>Mathematics is the most popular A-level in the UK. But it’s not turning out the right kind of mathematician.<p>“There is a frustration in maths faculties that students are arriving with top marks and yet they can’t bring together different ideas. They are so very fluent but …

London Underground

7 Books That Will Make You an Idea Factory

A Coursera co-founder and former Google exec on the books that help him come up with so many great ideas.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of great ideas don't just pop out of thin air. Most are actually the unexpected combination of two or more concepts from different branches of …

Peter Thiel

The Top Four Mistakes That Make Business Leaders Awful Storytellers

“Sorry, let me just tell a quick story” is the fastest way to lose your audience before you even begin.<p>If “storytelling” is a common buzzword in the business world, it’s for good reason–narratives make for effective communication. But the practice has become a victim of its own success. Suddenly, …

Customer Service

The 1 Surprising Ingredient to Roasting Perfect Brussels Sprouts

Roast the brussels sprouts in bacon, which acts as the fat, while brown sugar gives everything a sweet finish. Once the sprouts are about halfway done cooking, sprinkle in the sweet shallots, and cook until soft. After everything is nicely roasted, the sprouts, bacon, and shallots are tossed with a …

PepsiCo’s Chief Design Officer Shares 5 Must-Reads For Design and Business Leaders

At the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Mauro Porcini discussed five books that have informed his design and business philosophy.<p>For Mauro Porcini, design is the key to making a corporation like PepsiCo relevant. He joined the company in 2012 after a 10-year stint as Chief Design Officer at 3M, …

Product Design

21 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

Investing

5 Actionable Steps to Take When There's Too Much on Your Plate

Buried under a pile of work? Use these steps to regain some control.<p>Perhaps you're swamped with tasks trying to prepare for some upcoming time off. Or, maybe your daily workload is constantly so overwhelming, you feel like you can never catch up.<p>Either way, you're left looking cross-eyed at a to-do …

Time Management

A hedge fund wrote a letter to investors explaining why they should read a classic book about cognitive biases

Instead, the fund's managers looked internally, and wrote a nine page letter drawing upon Nobel Prize in Economics laureate Daniel Kahneman's book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," and how it shapes the culture and investment process at the firm.<p>The book focuses on inherent human biases and irrational …

Self-improvement

8 Ways To Get People To Take You More Seriously

Do you ever feel like nobody takes you seriously at work? If so, you're not alone. More than 50% of people don't feel respected at work, according to a global survey of more than 20,000 employees by the <i>Harvard Business Review</i>.<p>Maybe colleagues ignore your input in meetings. Perhaps they interrupt …

Emotional Intelligence

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A Guide to Note Taking For Students

A big part of your success in college will come down to <b>how effectively you take notes</b> when in class, or watching a lecture online. Effective note …

A former Marine uses the '2-minute rule' to help mental toughness clients tackle stress at work

In this case, the game is the "2-minute rule." Here's how it works.<p>Say your boss announces that he expects you to submit a project by 5 p.m. today. You know there's no way you can do that — you've got other assignments on your plate and just gathering the necessary resources to start the project …

U.S. Marines

If you want to influence people don't try to persuade them. Use ‘pre-suasion’ instead.

Today and every day we are the targets of salespeople, marketers, advertisers, fundraisers and (heaven knows) politicians trying to persuade us to buy something, do something or think a certain way. And they're good at it. Over the years, they've learned a lot about which features to build into a …

Martenero Edgemere Watch Review

One thing I keep on saying about microbrands is that it’s enjoyable to see them evolve. The "big brands" have hundreds of years of experimentation …

Want Your Next Week to Be Super Productive? Try These 5 Success Strategies

Get a jump on next week by putting a bow on this week, and then enjoying--really enjoying--your weekend.<p>After a long week of writing and meeting deadlines, I really look forward to my weekends--getting out of the office, tapping into my latest foodie desire, playing my beloved guitars, sleeping in …

Time Management

Pumpkins, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Oh My! 10 Recipes For Fall's Brightest Vegetables

Full of beta-carotene, antioxidants, and nutrients, orange vegetables are as good for you as they are good-tasting. From spicy pumpkin leek soup to curried roasted carrots, these recipes will have you loving orange all autumn long.<p><b>1. Spicy Pumpkin Leek Soup</b><p>In this velvety soup, pumpkin is simmered …

Food

29 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you because you both need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit.<p>So when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best way …

Employment

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The Watch News You Missed This Week

<i>The watch industry is awash with too much news to cover. Each week, we’ll break down everything worth knowing. This week: A.Lange & Söhne’s new</i> …

15 Simple Ways to Kill Procrastination & Reclaim Your Productivity

If you find yourself constantly scrambling at the last minute to get done what you managed to put off as long as possible, don’t worry — you’re not …

Inside Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch: Come for the sex. Stay for the negotiation skills.

Most people visit brothels seeking pleasure. I went seeking the guidance of a self-described “feminist pimp” who promised to teach me something more valuable.<p>I have a PhD in economics. I am an expert in assigning value to esoteric financial assets, exotic forms of labor, and pension finance. But …

U.S. Economy

5 Things You've Probably Done Today That Destroy Your Productivity

How to work smarter instead of working harder<p>There's a widespread and mistaken belief that lazy people don't get stuff done. In fact, many lazy people are highly productive, and even efficient. Turn and look around you... There may be a highly effective slacker lurking nearby.<p>If not all slackers …

Time Management

10 Up And Coming Watch Brands You Probably Don’t Know (But Should)

With age comes experience. And nowhere is that truer than among Swiss watch <i>manufactures</i>. Brands such as Vacheron Constantin and Cartier have been …

Watches

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 …

How to Easily Organize the House and Keep It Clean

How to Easily Organize the House and Keep It Clean<p>Updated on November 12, 2017<p>How many times have you had a hectic day and decided to just leave the …

Time Management