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The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

Did you know that only 51% of LinkedIn users have complete profiles, yet profile completeness is the first priority in how the LinkedIn search …

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Want to Change Your Personality? Here's How, According to Science

Research shows you really can become more disciplined, more outgoing, and more open.<p>Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness; openness; …

9 Things Successful People Do When They Meet Someone

These steps that can put you in control of the results in any first encounter.<p>Preparing for meetings is critical, whether you're having them internally or doing a deal with a critical partner. It's no less important to prepare for a first meeting with anyone.<p>You never know in advance the roles you …

Body Language

13 Things People With Anxiety Want You to Know

For starters, we can’t just stop worrying.<p>We don’t like worrying.<p>It’s a common view that people with an anxiety disorder want to worry. Not so, says …

19 Words You Should Never Say the First Time You Meet Someone

Some are tired. Some are overused. Some are hyperbolic. And some are insufferable.<p>Plenty of people use tired clichés, overblown superlatives, and breathless adjectives to describe themselves in social media profiles and marketing materials. Plenty of people write things about themselves they may …

Serena Williams

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List

Every book, try to get one takeaway.<p><i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm …

Books

3 Weird Ways To Turn Procrastination Into Work-Horse Productivity

About a year ago I came up against my biggest obstacle in my career as a freelance copywriter.<p>I had just taken on a big name client and I was so …

Productivity

China is walking its economy right into a trap

Likely without fail, every quarter you read an article about how the country's debt-to-GDP ratio is rising to a dangerous level, now 284%, or has reached an unsustainable level. This, you read, is the beginning of the end. This is what will bring down the Chinese economy.<p>In a note on Thursday, …

Economics

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

Seven Ways To Use Email To Build Your Brand And Create A Better Customer Experience

Email is a powerful business tool. We’ve become dependent on it for communicating with customers and coworkers, using it as a marketing tool and a customer service channel, and more.<p>We can’t live without email, although there are some things we might like to change about it, such as spam messages, …

Customer Experience

Wall Street's favorite shirt startup just unveiled a dress shoe at a shockingly low price

Wall Street, in particular, is in love with its shirts. In 2015 Combatant Gentleman was the most shipped-to menswear package at Goldman Sachs, according to cofounder Vishaal Melwani.<p>The next frontier for the e-tailer? Shoes.<p>Sticking with the company's theme, the shoes are a modern style with a …

Clothing

20 Ways To Improve Your Finances In Under 20 Minutes

Some important financial moves are painful, time consuming, or both. Tackling mountains of debt or complex estate planning come to mind. Yet many smart financial steps are simple and take just a few minutes.<p>These simple steps can increase our savings, decrease our spending, or make us smart …

Personal Finance

Saudi Arabia faces collapse: America’s Middle Eastern ally may not survive this latest oil crisis

Petroleum accounts for 90 percent of the country’s economy. A depressed market has exposed its fragile fundamentals<p>Saudi Arabia is in serious trouble. The Binladin Group, the kingdom’s largest construction company, has terminated the employment of fifty thousand foreign workers. They have been …

5 Tips For Branding Yourself for Success

Success as a corporate executive, entrepreneur or professional requires careful, calculated branding, both to enter the arena and to stay in the game. Top corporate executives, Hollywood icons and high-profile athletes have long tapped into the branding model to create and build a personal brand. …

How to Get and Stay Motivated Every Single Day

How can you be motivated if you don't know where you're headed?<p><i>How do I get motivated every single day? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Matthew Jones, life coach and personal-growth expert,</b> …

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Goldman Sachs Fined $5B for Faulty Mortgage Practices

<i>By Andrew DePietro, Staff Writer</i><p>Goldman Sachs concluded a $5.06 billion settlement on April 11 due to federal charges of deceptive mortgage policies in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis. As part of the deal with the Justice Department, Goldman recognized that it had lied about "significant …

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Emotional viral video empowers China's 'leftover women'

Unmarried women in China have been stigmatized as "leftover women" in recent years. But in a new commercial video, some of them speak out on their …

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template

Writing a business plan doesn't have to be an intimidating task, but it does require foresight, honesty, and plenty of research. Here is an outline and some smart tips to help get you started.<p>Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business …

Small Business

The 5 Best Alternative Social Media Platforms For Your Brand

It seems that these days, every business has a Facebook and Twitter account. If you’re using these social media platforms and you’re finding that …

The oil price and the impact of Opec’s failing states

Does it matter for the oil market that three of Opec’s 13 member states can now be classed as failed or failing? The general definition of a failed …

5 Motivational TED Talks That Can Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

These 5 inspirational videos can help you make this the best year of your life.<p>TED talks can inspire you to do your best work, reach for the stars, or even try a new way of tying your shoes. With the 2016 TED Conference wrapped up last month, the folks at TED have gone to work putting some of the …

Shonda Rhimes

The Best Way To Supercharge Your Mind And Body In Only Six Weeks - PsyBlog

Have you seriously underestimated your ability to change?<p>Forget changing yourself one-step-at-a-time — change everything all at once, a new study …

Mindfulness

This Is Why China’s Domestic Consumption Is So Low

The domestic consumption of China’s 1.3 billion people is less than that of the 300 million people in the United States. China has one billion more …

Income Inequality

Customer Experience Is the Future of Design

There was a time when businesses could depend solely on the quality of their products to bring in new business. Success came from a company’s sole …

Customer Experience