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Charles Darwin was no 'heroic genius', say scientists

Study claims every one of us is responsible for creating the world's brightest ideas, regardless of our own IQs<p>Charles Darwin and other pioneering thinkers were not "heroic geniuses", according to a new study saying we can all take credit for science's greatest discoveries<p>Innovations from the likes …

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Build The James Bond Body

James Bond epitomizes “cool.”<p>He’s the consummate gentleman. He’s calm under pressure. (That’s an understatement, by the way.) And he’s one a good-looking dude.<p>But let’s a take a second to breakdown the “James Bond” physique:<p>Does he have massive biceps? No.<p>Does he bench 300lbs? Hell no.<p>Yet does he …

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

These are the types of people who grow their careers the fastest

<i>The Fortune 500 Insider Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

Do you know what Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant have in common?<p>They each possessed the talent of turning …

How Venture Capital Works

Invention and innovation drive the U.S. economy. What’s more, they have a powerful grip on the nation’s collective imagination. The popular press is filled with against-all-odds success stories of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. In these sagas, the entrepreneur is the modern-day cowboy, roaming new …

What Economists Get Wrong About Measuring Productivity

I find it interesting to listen to economists talk about U.S. productivity growth – or the lack thereof. It has been a source of much fretting over the years. The 3+%/year labor productivity growth rates of the 1950s and 1960s slowed to under 2% in the 1970s and then to 1.5% in the 1980-1995 …

How to beat anxiety without medication

A few years ago, my father was diagnosed with a fairly common form of prostate cancer. As a result, he needed surgery to get it out of his body before it spread anywhere.<p>When he got out of surgery, we were informed by the doctors that they could not remove the breathing tube at the moment. He’s a …

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Here's What Rich CEOs Say to Do In Your 20s

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Jon Stewart’s secret White House visits

Obama, aides took unusual steps to cultivate “Daily Show” comic.<p>Jon Stewart slipped unnoticed into the White House in the midst of the October 2011 budget fight, summoned to an Oval Office coffee with President Barack Obama that he jokingly told his escort felt like being called into the …

6 Polarizing Differences Between Managers and Leaders

In today's climate, your job title isn't your job. Are you a manager or leader?<p>Whether you run a landscaping business or are a wholesaler for electrical goods, you'll be expected to do your job, mitigate risks, build profit, manage your career profile, and be a worker, manager, and leader for any …

15 Books You Should Read Before Starting Your Business

When my first company failed, a young startup I founded right after college, I wanted to know why. I spent the next year reading and working like an …

How to Co-Lead a Team

We don’t lead alone. We lead with others. The days of the ‘Great Man’ theory of Leadership – where one sole leader rules over the masses from their ivory tower, are long gone.<p>Some of us quite literally lead with another person – we co-lead a project, a team, or an organization with a peer. A study …

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps - SFGate

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

3 Things Exceptional Leaders Do to Stand Out From the Crowd

You can be an exceptional leader by listening -- really listening -- to your people.<p>There are many leaders and many leadership styles. What makes some leaders stand out from the crowd? Exceptional leaders recognize the power of listening-to their people, to their customers, to their vendors, to …

The 9 Traits That Define Great Leadership

Many leaders are competent but few qualify as remarkable. If you want to join the ranks of the best of the best, make sure you embody all these …

Engineering Reverse Innovations

Slowly but steadily, it’s dawning on Western multinationals that it may be a good idea to design products and services in developing economies and, after adding some global tweaks, export them to developed countries. This process, called “reverse innovation” because it’s the opposite of the …

Leading People When They Know More than You Do

If you’re a manager in a knowledge-driven industry, chances are you’re an expert in the area you manage. Try to imagine a leader without this expertise doing your job. You’ll probably conclude it couldn’t be done. But as your career advances, at some point you will be promoted into a job which …

What makes a good leader great?

Whether we like it or not, we’re born into a world where climbing the ranks in business ultimately becomes our top priority—especially earlier on in our careers.<p>We compete to get into the best universities, and we clamor for open positions at the top firms. Once we get our leg in the door, we …

5 strategies that will make you a more authentic leader

<b>Related: Authenticity Is Your Brand's Greatest Social Media Asset</b><p>But that's the wrong question to ask because the fact is that when you are authentic, you are much more effective as a leader. People <i>want</i> to follow you.<p>Here are five ways you can start to step into your natural power right now.<p>People …

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Bold Leadership: The 4 Steps That Take Leaders To Another Level

In college, my daughter was dating the man she wanted to marry, but he hadn’t made his mind up about her. He was dating another girl and my daughter at the same time. After a few weeks of this spilt relationship my daughter confidently told him, “I don’t want to be with someone who doesn’t want to …

Leadership

How to Be the Kind of Influential Leader That You Would Like to Follow

Are you the kind of leader that you would like to follow? If not, then you've got some work to do.<p>Leadership is not about titles. Leadership doesn't necessarily imply having a position at the highest executive level within a company, or being the boss. There are any many types of leadership, and …

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3 essential roles in any business: Finders, minders, and grinders

When a startup is successful beyond anyone’s imagination, a question naturally arises: <i>Why did it take off?</i> Ask 10 people involved with the company and you’ll get 10 different stories: for one, it was the founder; for another, early access to its target audience; for a third, it was pricing that set …

Why lift heavy weights when you don’t have to?

Building big muscles requires lifting big weights. That's an article of faith in gyms around the world – which is why McMaster University exercise scientist Dr. Stuart Phillips has faced such an uphill battle to convince people that it's wrong.<p>Phillips has published a series of studies in recent …

11 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

From a film on Wal-Mart's business practices to one on aspiring sommeliers, each will simultaneously entertain and educate you about business.

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7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

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5 Simple Habits That Guarantee Rapid Progress Towards Your Goals

“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”<p>-Benjamin Franklin<p>We all …