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<b>17 of the Best Business Books to Give as Gifts This Holiday Season</b> | Inc.com

Shopping for the holidays can seem a bit daunting at first, especially if you're buying for a busy entrepreneur or business person. You may not know how to begin and have probably found yourself scrolling through countless websites trying to find that one, perfect gift. So let me help. Here are 17 …

Self-improvement

Ditch the To-Do List. This is the Only Prioritization System You Need | Inc.com

Prioritization made simple: write a list of all the things you have to do and cross them off as you go. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy, right?<p>Not quite. To-do lists might help you get things done today, but they're also a double-edged sword. Ticking things off looks productive, but it's an illusion: …

Time Management

The simple step parents can take to teach their kids persistence and grit

You’re at home trying to make fresh tomato sauce, but can’t seem to get the tomatoes out of their plastic container from the grocery store. The bottom latch is not opening, so you pull harder. Although you’ve never seen this type of tomato container before, you have opened many similar ones in the …

Self-improvement

10 Reasons Why Intelligent People Never Achieve Success

A few decades ago, most people believed that there was a simple formula to success; the higher your IQ, the more successful you were. This turned out …

7 Quotes of a Lifetime | Inc.com

Many of us have our favorite quotes, and I have often wondered, what makes some statements so powerful that they stick out? What makes some phrases relevant for generations?<p>Experts tell us that humans are aspirational, and when challenges arise we often turn to words of wisdom for support and …

Leadership

Microsoft’s HoloLens joins the military

Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented-reality headsets have been used to fight video-game aliens in space, but now they’ve been enlisted for wargames on …

How This Augmented-Reality Company Hopes to Compete With Microsoft and Google

Vuzix will introduce this year its sleekest pair of AR glasses.<p>While virtual reality is changing the way we watch video, play games and communicate, augmented reality will change the way we work and navigate the world.<p>Microsoft reportedly shipped the developer version of its Hololens, Google is …

How to dive into that New Year’s Resolution to get started with VR

Virtual reality effectively ‘arrived’ in 2016, with the launch of Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, the first two consumer VR headsets that truly delivered an experience that most would find not only tolerable, but actually enjoyable.<p>But consumer VR’s splashy debut in 2016 did not result in something …

10 predictions and opportunities for virtual and augmented reality in 2017

2016 was “Year Zero” for the current wave of consumerization of virtual reality and augmented reality, devices are finally shipping, consumers are buying, and applications are earning. Consider what “Year Zero” was for the PC or the mobile waves of technology adoption, and look at where we are …

Virtual Reality

The year's most popular articles on leadership.

Top ten on leadership | 2016<p>The year’s most popular articles on leadership<p>Leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations reveal which books …

Nobel Prize

Microsoft foresees AR tracking your keys, milk, entire life

A patent filing by Microsoft hints at tech that would automatically keep tabs on everyday objects so you don't have to.<p>Want a virtual assistant that means you won't lose anything ever again? A patent application filed by Microsoft hints at that future.<p>The technology described in the patent filing …

Augmented Reality

Want to Be a Better Dad in 2017? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Many dads will set out to be better fathers in 2017 than they were in 2016. However, sometimes the parenting resources for dads are lacking, and they're left guessing as to how to improve.<p>All the studies show that the influence fathers have in the lives of their children is far greater than what …

Parenting

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

Strength Routines for Developing a Strong and Healthy Upper Back

<b>A strong upper back is vital to minimize shoulder joint and shoulder girdle injuries.</b> Many athletes and training enthusiasts love the pressing and …

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016 | Inc.com

Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will inspire you to make 2017 the best year ever. I figure we all need a year-end boost. Enjoy!<p>The …

Motivation

11 Simply Rules to Clean Eating

By Franziska Spritzler<p>The term "clean eating" has become very popular among the health conscious.<p>Clean eating is an eating pattern that focuses on …

These Are The Five Key Battlegrounds For The Big Tech Platforms In 2017

Technology companies will increasingly invest in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other emerging tech next year.<p>Large platform companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft want to provide the operating system for our lives, and they will fight hard in 2017 to establish …

Listen up: augmented reality is coming to your ears

Music is a joy - until you start learning how to play. Then – for most of us – it immediately becomes difficult and demoralising. Unless, that is, …

Five Ways to Make Millions in the Stock Market

If you are one of the countless people out there who is looking to change their lives and start making more money than ever, then you may want to start exploring your options with making money in the stock market. If you know what you are doing, then the stock market is one of the best ways to …

Get Bigger Shoulders: The Only 5 Moves You Need

One of the easiest ways to look great in your shirts and suits is to have a yoked set of traps and round, cannonball deltoids. Unfortunately, just …

VR Health: Technology That Helps Doctors Treat Patients

<b>Virtual reality headsets are helping healthcare professionals prepare for complicated surgeries and deliver personalized, immersive rehabilitation</b> …

Medical Technology

How to Give an Annual Performance Review (If You Must)

<i>Dear Annie: I just had to give year-end performance evaluations to each of my 16 team members, and I feel like the whole exercise was a total waste</i> …

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

Whether you want to launch an empire or become the best in your field, who better to consult than those who have achieved the peak of professional …

A Payment Model That Prevents Unnecessary Medical Treatment

As payers and providers in the U.S. health care system shift from fee for service to value-based approaches that pay providers for quality, they are turning to two models: One is procedure- and DRG-based bundled payments that pay one price for all the care related to treating a condition. The other …

Steve Case: 3 Ways to Get Rich With the Internet's 'Third Wave' | Inc.com

We are in the middle of a revolution. The Internet of Things (IoT), which gained legitimacy in 2015, is predicted to grow to $1.7 trillion in 2020, from $655.8 billion in 2014, as more devices come online and platforms and services grow up around them. For vendors selling hardware and software to …

Innovation

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Employees Naturally Trust Leaders Who Have These 5 Powerful Habits | Inc.com

Organizations far and wide have for years attempted to crack the code on what makes for a healthy and profitable work culture. Well, let me save you time and money and simply break it to you here: It is trust.<p>We already know this to be true from several studies. For example, Great Place to Work -- …

Leadership

This is the best way to motivate your kids to achieve success according to a behavioral economist

Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and author of "Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations." He discusses how focusing on the process instead of the outcome helps lead to success.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

One Hospital’s Experiments in Virtual Health Care

Few recent trends in health care delivery have more power to improve population health, patient and provider experience, and hospital business models than virtual care. But for an industry reliant on, and in many ways limited by, brick-and-mortar facilities, this movement will mean significant …

10 Simple Habits You Need to Adopt to Be Healthy

How are you feeling right now? Are you tired? Is your energy low? If you answered yes to these two questions, then it might be time to reconsider …

Wellness