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8 tricks for remembering everything you read

But just because forgetting is a human phenomenon doesn't mean you should simply accept it. In fact, there are plenty of simple, creative strategies for retaining more of what you read — whether that's novels, news articles, or scientific textbooks.<p>To find out what some of those techniques are, we …

Kindle

Successful people do these things in the first 10 minutes at work

Here's how to start your workday the right way.Shutterstock<p>How you handle the first 10 minutes of your workday can largely determine how productive and effective you'll be the rest of the day.<p>"Getting off on the right foot isn't just important with relationships. It's important with the start of …

Productivity

Why Curious People Are Destined for the C-Suite

When asked recently to name the one attribute CEOs will need most to succeed in the turbulent times ahead, Michael Dell, the chief executive of Dell, Inc., replied, “I would place my bet on curiosity.”<p>Dell was responding to a 2015 PwC survey of more than a thousand CEOs, a number of whom cited …

How to Choose Which Programming Language to Learn [Infographic]

Udacity illustrates how to pick the programming language for the life you want.<p><i>"I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think." ~</i> <i>Steve Jobs</i><p>You might have guessed by now that I'm a huge advocate for coding — and not just for geeks or …

Programming Languages

5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

It’s becoming more important every day for your designs to connect more with users and include a “human element.” Website and user experience design needs to feel real, from aesthetics to interactions to motion (perceived and real) to emotional connection.<p>The problem designers most often encounter …

UI Design

Feedback Is The Killer App: A New Market and Management Model Emerges

<i>A new market has emerged: Employee feedback apps for the corporate marketplace. These tools are powerful and disruptive, and they have the potential to redefine how we manage our organizations.</i><p><i>In this article I discuss this explosive new market and talk about some of the innovative vendors helping</i> …

Employee Engagement

So You Want to Learn How to Code

Who knew one simple Medium post could ignite such a profound movement? #iLookLikeAnEngineer is now being spread globally in over 50 countries. It has …

Command-line

Leader or Manager? These 10 Important Distinctions Can Help You Out

There's a difference between leadership and management. Understanding these 10 key differences can improve your abilities to lead and to manage.<p>Last week's article The Leadership Checklist: 10 Principles That Make Leading Easier, generated some interesting thoughts as shared through various social …

Leadership

The Top 5 Mistakes Made by Every New Entrepreneur

Don't let these common errors tank your new business.<p>Many entrepreneurs are self-taught, so it's no surprise they take a wrong turn from time to time.<p>While you can't predict every error you'll make, there are some errors that happen more often than others. Read on to learn five of the most common …

Small Business

What Your Personality Type Says About Your Career Destiny (Infographic)

What does your personality type have to do with being an entrepreneur? Quite a bit, according to a recent study.<p>Truity Psychometrics, a personality test developer, surveyed more than 25,000 volunteers about their careers and personalities. Covering topics such as job satisfaction, income and …

7 TED Talks that will make you a better leader

But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out on my own how to be a good boss and business person. That was 25 years ago, before Ted and the Internet made expert learning fast and accessible.<p>Today, the most amazing experts are available in powerful short bursts that will be sure to increase …

Leadership

9 Practices at Home and Work That Increase Productivity

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Both salaried workers and entrepreneurs need to know what tools to use to become more productive at work. This is especially important for new startups, where the margin for error is not generous.<p>According to the …

Time Management

Which Programming Language To Learn For Hacking?

Rafay Baloch<p>7:01:00 AM Hacking basics<p>Having the prior knowledge of programming is something which will separate you from all the other script kiddes<b>(</b> …

How Authenticity Can Keep Professionals From Growing Into Effective Leaders

The concept of “authenticity” means many different things to different people: not putting on a show, being true to one’s values, being transparent, feeling aligned with one’s integrity, etc. For many, the practice of authenticity feels positive, liberating and growth-inducing. But, in practice, it …

Leadership

How to Gain 20x More Followers on Social Media

Here's how I went from 400 followers in 2011 to about 8,000 today. You can follow the same approach.<p>I've learned a lot about social media since I started being more intentional about my activities. Way back in 2011, I had only 400 followers on Twitter, a small handful on Facebook, and a paltry 200 …

Justin Bieber

How To Spot Future Leaders

If you’re looking for the next generation of leaders, seek out these seven types.<p>One of the most difficult things a leader has to do is identify and develop other leaders in their midst.<p>Too often, organizations promote people based on competency, not on leadership potential–the so-called Peter …

4 Hacks to Make You a Strong Negotiator

Price negotiations are all about gathering leverage, long before you actually deal.<p>Negotiations--real ones, at least--are always between two parties with more or less equal power. When there's a big power differential, negotiation is impossible. The stronger party simply dictates terms.<p>For example, …

Walmart

25+ Answers - How to learn big data

Big Data is a growing field and you probably have a lot to learn if you want to learn about it.I will try to provide the path I took:<p><b>1. Start by</b> …

Using the 6 Clinically Proven Principles of Persuasion

In his latest book, Robert Cialdini identifies 52 small changes that you can make immediately to ignite big influence and the desired results for your business.<p>In today's hyper growth business environment, most leaders are seeking out the "game changers", "paradigm shifts", and "strategic …

Self-improvement

The Leadership Style That Builds High-Growth Companies

Should you rule with an iron fist or be a servant to your people? We decided to ask some of the most successful CEOs around.<p>When asked about his management philosophy, Robb Fujioka doesn't hold back: It's a "democratic dictatorship," he says with a chuckle. After all, how else would Fuhu, the …

Leadership

How to Better Retain Information from Books, Articles, and More

Although we can learn a lot of great information from books, articles, interviews, and conversations, we naturally forget a lot of it. Create a …

Productivity

The Top 10 Best Business Lessons Of 2014

From Netflix to Facebook, we learned a lot from some heavy hitters in 2014. Here’s the Best of the Best.<p>This year, we got down to the tough questions. Where can personal lives, family, and career intersect? How can businesses impact the world–and their bottom lines–for the better? Where do we find …

4 Mental Skills Every Business Leader Needs

Do you have the right smarts to make your company a success?<p>It takes a lot of smarts to run a small business, but not just any smarts. Four specific mental skills, or "intelligences" will help make any entrepreneur more successful, according to Valeh Nazemoff, a management consultant and author of</i> …

Self-improvement

5 Remarkably Powerful Habits of Great Leaders

Don't just be a good leader, be a great leader. You, your people, and your business have everything to gain.<p>There are literally millions of leaders, in all sorts of organizations, all around the globe. While some run businesses, others lead nonprofits and government offices and agencies. Regardless …

Team Building

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Productivity Articles of 2014

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For busy entrepreneurs, task overload is the new norm. With a barrage of emails, texts, calls, clients and employees constantly bombarding you, it’s near impossible to stay focused and productive.<p>To survive and …

Time Management

What Makes Leaders Innovative? New Study Identifies The 10 Keys

“All the money in the world, all the research and development resources in the world aren’t really worth a hoot, without innovative leadership. Money does not follow ideas; it follows leaders,” said Forbes Contributor Henry Doss in his recent post about innovation. Many organizations would like to …

Why Women Often Don’t Lead The Companies They’ve Founded

Gender still matters in leadership in 2014. Women work twice as hard to secure VC funding, and often end up not taking on a male co-owner.<p>Merit is supposed to cut across everything, determining who reaps the most rewards and who leads in business. Gender shouldn’t matter. But of course it …

5 Ways Leaders Think Differently Than The Rest Of Us

Leaders have some common traits when it comes to how they approach problems, information, and other people.<p>While there are no definitive brain scans that show differences in the way leaders’ grey matter works, there is some consensus that leaders have some commonalities in how they think about the …

Follow these six rules to accomplish more each day

Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. We can have all of the best ideas in the world, …

9 Secrets to Effective Networking, Even If You're a Nerd

Knowing how to network is the best thing you can do for your career.<p>Do you dread attending office parties? You're not alone. A lot of people would rather have their teeth drilled than have to spend an hour making small talk with a room full of strangers.<p>Unfortunately, you have to do it, if only …

Bill Gates