Chris Townsend

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Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Just Taught a Master Class in How to Run a Company

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqus. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

Leadership

How Humble Leadership Really Works

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.<p>Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders …

Employment

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

9 Inspiring Quotes From One of the Most Anticipated Leadership Books Ever Published

Marshall Goldsmith, Simon Sinek, Stephen M.R. Covey, Bren Brown and the rest are featured on this important, new book release.<p>Hailed by its publisher as "the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide on the subject of servant leadership ever produced," the newly-released <i>Servant Leadership in</i> …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

The Gone World is a brilliant, complicated novel about the consequences of time travel

How do you solve a murder by jumping back and forth in time?<p>In his debut novel, author Tom Sweterlitsch constructed a fascinating mystery with <i>Tomorrow and Tomorrow</i>, set in a virtual version of Pittsburgh after a terrorist attack leveled the city. In <i>The Gone World</i><i>,</i> he introduces an even more …

Science Fiction

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Machine Learning

5 Rare Habits of Managers Everyone Would Die to Work for

It all starts with their ability to listen actively to your needs.<p>Does the thought of working for the boss from hell frighten you? Perhaps you've already met that dismal fate and are considering a change. Or maybe you <i>made</i> the change and have sworn off bad bosses forever.<p>Good move. Now where do you …

Leadership

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

8 Essential Qualities That Define Great Leadership

Company leaders are facing a crisis. Nearly one-third of employees don’t trust management. In addition to this, employers now have to cater to the needs of the millennial generation. On average, after graduating from college, a millennial will change jobs four times before they are 32. Most of them …

Communication Skills

This 1 Quote Describes the Most Important Trait You Can Have as a Leader | Inc.com

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor that can be bestowed on an American citizen. In November 2016, legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully received the award at a star-studded event in the East Room of the White House.<p>As his award was presented by President Obama, …

Employment

10 Data Science, Machine Learning and AI Podcasts You Must Listen To

With the rapid pace at which technology is driving innovation in machine learning and artificial intelligence, it has become immensely important to …

Data Science

Tip: Fix Your Hips, Fix Your Back Pain

Take this test to check your mobility, then learn how to fix it if there's a problem.<p>The 90/90 Test<p>This test can be used to check for imbalances, …

Simon Sinek explains why you should be the last to speak in a meeting

Leadership expert Simon Sinek has made a career out of explaining what makes good leaders great ones. When it comes to meetings, he has one big piece …

18 science fiction and fantasy books to read this January

Start off your year with a good book (or two)<p>It’s a brand new year, and that means that it’s time to dust off the reading list and take a look at what’s coming ahead.<p>In the last days of 2017, I finally found some time to catch up on Brian K. Vaughn and FIonna Staples’s brilliant comic <i>Saga</i>. I’ve …

Science Fiction

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018 | Inc.com

Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are some of my favorites that will be released in the next few months.<p>(If you see a few books you like, consider pre-ordering instead of waiting until the …

Stephen King

Flow and the Psychology of Peak Performance | Heleo

“If your company policy is you have to respond to any email in 15 minutes, you’re out of your mind.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>The unusual location where</i> …

Best Tech Books of 2017 - MIT Technology Review

<b>By Samantha Walravens and Heather Cabot</b><p>Through personal stories, Cabot and Walravens shine a light on the women making waves in the technology …

Books

The 8 Most Underrated TED Talks That Defined 2017 | Inc.com

Every day, somewhere in the world, it is likely there is a TED or TEDx event going on. This speaks to the power of a brand that has flourished for more than 30 years, providing thought-provoking talks on the simple premise of "ideas worth spreading."<p>This can be a double-edged sword -- there are so …

Digestion

Algorithms for Big Data: A Free Course from Harvard

From Harvard professor Jelani Nelson comes "Algorithms for Big Data," a course intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. …

16 mental models for founders and leaders

Think of mental models as the operating systems (OS) that run in the background of your brain. They’re always running—and you’ve put them together, either consciously or subconsciously, from your experiences and information.<p>Mental models give you a perspective or a frame of mind with which to view …

Management

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP - Riveted

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

Sheryl Sandberg Mastered 3 Presentation Skills in 3 Minutes. And You Can, Too | Inc.com

When it comes to making a persuasive presentation, there are several elements that are core to making it a success. As Aristotle said eons ago, persuasion requires appealing to ethos (trust), logos (intellect), and pathos (emotions), no matter who your audience is. From sharing your company's …

Sheryl Sandberg

11 Quotes to Inspire Better Listening | Inc.com

It's easier than it ever before to communicate at scale through social media. Technology has even made 1-on-1 communication easier - for example, many of my meetings are done via video conference, allowing me to have a face-to-face connection with people all across the world!<p>However, what many …

Time I

Hiking in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, Utah

It could take months to explore everything that Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument has to offer. 1.9 million acres is a lot to cover and a …

How To Be a Better Public Speaker For Effective Leadership

Every act of greatness is the result of constant effort, dedication, struggle and belief. This belief is more important than the rest of the three, …

How Can You Become a More Compelling Leader? Make 1 Simple Change | Inc.com

As a leader, of course you seek to <b>engage employees so they're motivated to do their best work.</b><p>So you're well aware of the importance of communicating, After all, you spend the whole day in meetings: one-on-one sessions, team meetings, large-group conferences. So it seems you're always in front of …

Leadership

6 bucket list adventures you can actually afford

Achieving your dreams before you metaphorically kick the bucket shouldn’t have to mean spending your kids’ inheritance in one fell swoop.Sure, a …

Puerto Rico

The neuroscience of motivation—and how it can change your life

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or manager, there’s no underestimating the power of motivation.<p>Motivation is what energizes, maintains, …

6 Best Brain-Boosting Podcasts to Listen to Over Your Lunch Break | Inc.com

Until a year ago, I belonged to the 80 percent of Americans who don't listen to podcasts. I couldn't find time in my day to dedicate to listening. Then, last March, during a weekly lunch meeting with fellow business designers, we got into a discussion about NPR's Planet Money. One thing led to …

Self-improvement