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5 habits shared by Steve Jobs, Malcolm Gladwell, and other visionary thinkers

Want to revolutionize entire industries — and business paradigms — like Steve Jobs?<p>It's not easy. It takes a lot more than sitting at a computer while the children are nestled all snug in their beds and visions of thought leadership dance in your head.<p>Some of my clients are visionaries and leaders …

Self-improvement

Key players doubt Greek rescue plan has a chance

Greece's own prime minister says he doesn't really "believe in" the new bailout deal he's hoping to secure for his country.<p>Germany's top finance official thinks a Greek exit from the euro currency would be better than another costly rescue package.<p>The International Monetary Fund doubts a bailout …

How Great Leaders Build Loyalty

Your success as a CEO should be based on how many employees you've made smarter than you.<p>When I was 22 years old, my grandfather taught me one of the most important lessons I've learned about leadership. We had just grown our company to 6 people, and I remember I was scared out of my mind about how …

Business Strategy

How to Be Productive, Successful and Smart: 9 Tips From Experts

Expert Tip #1: How To Be More Creative<p><i>Your first idea is rarely the best. Always keep pushing and generate more possibilities.</i><p>Advice from Andrew …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

I Lived Out Of My Car For Four Months To Join The Tech Revolution

<i>Varner wrote about his experiences on Quora in March 2013. Recently, he provided Business Insider with an introduction to that Quora post explaining what he's been doing since he stopped calling his 2004 Honda Civic home.</i><p>Two years ago, I jumped head-first into the Silicon Valley tech world. Armed …

How to influence other people

Dr. Robert Cialdini is <i>the</i> authority on the study of persuasion. His classic book, “ Influence ” has sold millions of copies and is widely regarded at the go-to text on the subject.<p>What makes the book so special is it’s not just a collection of academic studies on college students.<p>Bob went …

It's Better To Be Average -- And 16 Other Surprising Laws Of Human Sexual Attraction

Why do some people make us hot and bothered while others leave us cold? It can be hard to put your finger on the specific reason, but the scientists of sex appeal have some answers.<p>They've looked at all the human senses, from smell to hearing, and have come up with a surprising set of "laws" that …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …