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The trick to getting what you want: Negotiating tips from the experts

As the second round of Brexit negotiations gets under way, BBC World Service asked these experts how you go about getting what want.<p><i>Listen to the</i> BBC World Service radio programme, OS<i>, on the BBC iPlayer.</i><p><i>Video produced by Daniel South and Trystan Young</i>

Our Favorite Rib Recipes of All-Time

We’re not saying these ribs are required at your summer party, but they’re highly recommended for happy guests.<p>These rib recipes cover all areas of …

How to Communicate Clearly During Organizational Change

A former colleague liked to remind leaders of their impact by telling them, “There are children you’ve never met who know your name.” The point was simple: Their followers were also moms or dads who were going home and talking about their day in front of their children. And you, their leader, had a …

Management

When You Should Quit Your Job Without Having Another One Lined Up

People hate to resign without another job lined up. Not just because employers prefer to hire people who are working, but also because it feels like failure. It seems as if you “couldn’t take it.” But there are times when it is very important to just let go.<p>Here’s a personal example: My boyfriend …

20 All-Time Best Steve Jobs Quotes

Steve Jobs died in 2011, but his legacy as the co-founder of Apple lives on. He was a master of innovation, an entrepreneur to model. Here are his all-time best quotes.<p>Which is your favorite Jobs quote? Post it on my Twitter feed.<p>1. "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to …

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The entire world learned a very important lesson about China this week

China is fragile.<p>After a massive 150% rally in the Shanghai Composite Index over the last year, on June 12 China's largest stock market (and it's smaller Shenzen Index) started to plummet.<p>Before the bleeding stopped on Thursday, Shanghai had erased gains from April, May, and June.<p>And the entire …

32 Beautiful Motivational Quotes That'll Give You Life

Save them for a rainy day, or any day.

Lean Doesn’t Always Create the Best Products

Our current silver bullet is Lean. The Lean movement began in manufacturing, then took the startup world by storm, and now the methodology has crept into companies of all kinds and sizes, both in practice and in jargon. Plenty has been said and written praising the benefits of the Lean approach. …

Product Management

The First Question to Ask of Any Strategy

The senior team of a large player in the global wealth management business recently asked me for my opinion on their strategy. They had worked long and hard at coming up with it. Their “Where to Play” choice was to target wealthy individuals who wanted and were willing to pay for comprehensive …

Customer Service

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

Helen Keller Puts the Smackdown on Mansplaining

In her 1932 Atlantic article, "Put Your Husband in the Kitchen," the writer mocks people who have lost sight of the purpose of work—men, mostly.<p>Before writers worried about information overload or robots taking over the economy or social media making us lonely, Helen Keller worried about the …

Predict The Future With These Laws Of Innovation

While creating a new course for UC Santa Barbara’s Entrepreneurial Program entitled, “The Past, Present and Future of Entrepreneurship,” I was recently blessed to come across Steven Johnson’s PBS series and accompanying book, How We Got To Now. Mr. Johnson doesn’t just tell us How We Got To Now, he …

What Motivates Employees?

Employee engagement – what makes it tick?<p>It’s a question that keeps HR folks up at night. In the 2014 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends research, 78% of business leaders rate retention and engagement as urgent or important.<p>But these days, if you’re typing “employee engagement definition” into …

Employee Engagement

Asia stocks down as oil slide jitters offset solid US hiring

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Monday as worries about the slide in the oil price offset another month of strong hiring in the …

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

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100 funny jokes by 100 comedians

How to Improve Your Decision-Making Skills

We are faced with the need to make decisions every day. Should we bring product A or B to market? Which marketing strategy should we use? Of the choices that we have available, who is the best person to hire or who would make the best partner? In each case, we try to rely on as many facts as we can …

Why Weird People Are Often More Creative

The amount of information that’s getting into your mind determines how creative–or crazy–you might be.<p>When Albert Einstein came across a cigarette butt, he would often pick it up–fuel for the ol’ tobacco pipe. When Charles Dickens walked around London, he would often be wielding his umbrella–the …

How To Train Your Brain To Master Uncharted Terrain

A Leadership Coach Turned Restaurateur shares his eight principles that help him successfully navigate a dizzying list of career shifts.<p>It took me three hours to figure out exactly what Jason Watt does for a living. He’s a branding guy. He’s a leadership coach. He’s a restaurateur. Tomorrow, he …

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What Was Once the World's Largest Building Has Now Been Completely Demolished

It took five years, but the Manhattan Project's K-25 site is no more.<p>A site built for the purposes of destruction has itself been destroyed.<p>In the mid-1940s, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, inside the walls of K-25, some 12,000 Manhattan Project workers separated uranium-235 from uranium-238 via a process …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

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Give Your Customers the “True Value Test”

Business leaders often express frustration with what they see as a disconnect between their company’s perceived value and its true value — a disconnect that’s impeding growth. They’ve got great people, great products and services, they say, but their organizations aren’t selling as much as they …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Why You Should Make Your First Price Offer Very Specific

It’s well known that you get an advantage by making the first move in a price negotiation: If you’re the seller, for example, and you offer a price before the buyer does, a higher quote from you will lead to a significantly higher agreement price. But you can increase that advantage by stating your …

The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable.<p>For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on …

America’s highest earners work at least 60 hours a week—more than anyone else in the world

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Do Americans—and many Europeans working in American-dominated fields such as investment bank, consulting and ventures—work too hard?<p>Economic data show that in 1950, Americans worked around 1,900 hours per year. That’s now down to 1,700. But the French, who used to work …

Die Hard

Why We’re More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don’t worry, there are ways to change how our brains work.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our …

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Microsoft Buyback Program: $350 for Apple, Android, BlackBerry Devices

Last week, Microsoft launched a retail trade-in program offering to buy your iPad for up to $200 towards the purchase of a Surface tablet. Forget about that. The company is now offering a deal that encompasses not just the iPad, but the iPhone, BlackBerry devices, as well as Android phones and …

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …