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Netflix Top Communications Exec Fired For Using The N-Word Multiple Times In Staff Meetings

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings admitted that he should have taken swifter action after Jonathan Friedland's first infraction<p>After using a racial slur …

Employment

13 body language blunders that can make you look bad

Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to …

Public Speaking

Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders kicked out of Virginia restaurant by owner

WASHINGTON – White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia Friday night by the business owner because of her connection to President Donald Trump, Sanders acknowledged Saturday on Twitter.<p>"Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, …

Donald Trump

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …

Leadership

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Why Microsoft is splitting up Windows in its latest reorganization

Connecting the dots: Here are some of the whys and hows around Microsoft's latest reorg -- and especially how it affects Windows and Devices.<p><i>Video:</i> …

Windows 10

What Is the Difference Between Marketing, Advertising, and Branding? A Simple Analogy to Help Explain

To understand the differences between these concepts, simply apply them to you.<p>In my work with entrepreneurs and business students, I often hear marketing strategies explained as "having social media," "having an online brand," or "advertising a lot."<p>These explanations make me cringe because, while …

Marketing

7 things you need to stop doing to become richer and more successful

The ability to align your daily habits with your long-term goals is a powerful tool for attaining wealth and success. When investing, for example, …

Self-improvement

5 Public-Speaking Tips From Seasoned Experts

Here's a tip you probably haven't heard: Speak so slowly that it actually feels strange.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are you most afraid of? If you're like most Americans, public speaking bothers you more than heights, bugs, snakes, enclosed spaces, …

Public Speaking

Five Powers Of Curation On Flipboard On The Five Year Anniversary Of “Magazine Making”

At the age of five, we’re told to share with others, to speak up, create our own voice. And now, at the age of five, Flipboard’s curation community is doing just that.<p>Exactly five years ago we opened our platform for people to collect and share stories that reflect their voice, perspective or …

Social Media

Trump Fires Rex Tillerson and Will Replace Him With C.I.A. Chief Pompeo

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday ousted his secretary of state, Rex W. Tillerson, extending a shake-up of his administration, 14 months into his tumultuous presidency, and potentially transforming the nation’s economic and foreign policy.<p>Mr. Trump announced he would replace Mr. Tillerson …

Donald Trump

If You Want a Successful Company Culture, Don't Copy Someone Else's

To be successful, stop reading books by successful people, because their story won't be your story.<p>6 min read<p>While "good artists copy but great artists steal" was popularized by the late Steve Jobs, when it comes to the culture of your company, it's imperative to draw a fine line between imitation …

This Is The Mindset You Need To Succeed 10X or 100X In Life (And It's The Opposite Of Convention)

When two people come together who are living in their "unique ability," they can go 100X bigger in their goals.<p><b>"</b><b>Being a giver is not good for a 100-</b><b>yard</b> <b></b><b>dash</b><b>, but it's valuable in a marathon.</b><b>"</b><b>--</b> Adam Grant<p>Many people are TAKERS, especially those who desperately want success.<p>They engage in …

Self-improvement

Kevin Smith forced to defend Chris Pratt after actor offered prayers for recovery

Kevin Smith, the "Clerks" director who survived a “widow-maker” heart attack early Monday, was forced to defend actor Chris Pratt who wished him well on Twitter and asked others to join him in praying for the director.<p>The “Passengers” actor sent Smith well-wishes and told him how he was inspired by …

Facebook Live

Beware, the IRS is looking for these red flags this tax season

Filing taxes can be complicated, but a simple mistake or a slight exaggeration could warrant an audit from the Internal Revenue Service.<p>Here’s how …

Retirement

Rome sees first snowfall in years

A rare snowfall has paralyzed Italy's capital, forcing authorities to shut schools and send in the army to help clear the streets. The Colosseum, the …

Anbang Takeover Sends Blunt Message: China Wants to Fix Its Debt Problem

BEIJING — China’s top leader has a message for his country’s biggest deal makers that could reverberate across the world: Get your debt under control — or else.<p>In a forceful statement about the country’s changing priorities, the government on Friday seized control of Anbang Insurance Group, the …

China

MetLife, rental car agencies dump NRA discounts

Several businesses with ties to the National Rifle Association are breaking up with the group amid mounting pressure from gun-control proponents following the Parkland, Fla. school shooting.<p>MetLife said it would stop providing discounts for auto and home insurance. "We value all our customers but …

Gun Control

Cuban: 'Horrible mistake' to keep employee after domestic violence incidents

Mark Cuban says he messed up.<p>The Dallas Mavericks owner took sole responsibility for retaining former Mavs.com writer Earl K. Sneed after two …

Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …

Self-improvement

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Says You Don't Need to Know Much to Be Successful. But You Do Need This

In a world where most would rather be known as a leader than a manager, there's a lot to be learned from Ma's philosophy.<p>Jack Ma is one of the most successful businessmen in the world. Despite very modest beginnings (he was an English teacher who reportedly earned only $12 a month teaching at …

Emotional Intelligence

All 50 States Ranked for Retirement, From Worst to Best

Taking into account affordability, quality of life, and health care<p>On a global scale, the United States is 24th on the list of the best countries for …

Cost of Living

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …

Leadership

Trump says he will visit Parkland, Florida, site of high school mass shooting

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would visit Parkland, Florida, after America's latest deadly mass shooting left 17 dead at a high school there.<p>"Our entire nation, with one heavy heart, is praying for the victims and their families," he said from the White House Diplomatic …

Donald Trump

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Nose

I’m seven months pregnant and looking at a 3-D black and white sonogram that is supposed to reveal some clue about my future daughter’s face. I squint and turn the image upside down and try to decipher what I’m staring at; nothing resembles anything human except for a skeleton handprint that seems …

Quentin Tarantino Is Really Sorry for Defending Roman Polanski

The director has addressed a 2003 Howard Stern interview in which he disparaged the 13-year-old girl who was raped by Polanski in 1977.<p><b>Quentin Tarantino</b> has been on a tour of contrition. After <b>Harvey Weinstein</b> was ousted from Hollywood due to the outpouring of sexual misconduct allegations against …

Mattis Promises DREAMers In The Military That The Country They're Fighting For Won't Deport Them

DACA recipients serving in the military will “not be subject to any kind of deportation” even if the program expires next month, Defense Secretary Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday.<p>In a rare assurance to young immigrants serving in the military who were brought to the US illegally …

Immigration

Study: 44% of bitcoin transactions are for illegal activities

The odds are about one in four that the crypto fanatic in your office is involved in illegal activities. After conducting a study of historical Bitcoin transaction data an Australian research group concluded:<p>We find approximately one-quarter of Bitcoin users and one-half of Bitcoin transactions are …

Senate leaders unveil sweeping budget deal; House may still reject it

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s Republican and Democratic leaders unveiled a sweeping two-year budget agreement on Wednesday that would increase federal spending by more than $400 billion and could end the partisan spending stalemate that has consumed Congress for months.<p>But the fate of the deal remained …