Deon van Eeden

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At Lynda.com Content Is Queen, But The Contributor Model Could Be In Jeopardy

Sometimes being first to market makes you feel old. At the recent Education Innovation Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz. Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, the husband-and-wife team of the online video-tutorial site Lynda.com, were the aging rock stars among startups. “We’re an 18-year-old overnight …

China to ditch its one-child policy as ageing crisis looms

China's new leaders are close to abandoning the country's one-child policy, belatedly moving to avert an ageing crunch as the work force goes into sharp decline.<p>The official news agency Xinhua reported that the Family Planning Commission is studying proposals to lift the ban on a second child, if …

To Have A Productive Day, Make Work A Series Of Sprints

A well-timed burst of business–followed by a well-earned rest–can do wonders for your productivity. Here’s how to put one foot in front of the other to get it done.<p>Got a case of mush-mind? It’s because your brain is overloaded and your attention is over-divided. How do you cure it? By selectively …

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The Secret To Forming Super Productive Habits

If we don’t know how habits work we’ll never develop better ones. Let’s get to it.<p>The reason it’s so hard to form productive habits is the same reason they’re so effective when they’re in place: It’s all about willpower.<p>So once we <b>understand willpower</b>, we can better <b>hack</b> the <b>habits</b>.<p>Roy F. Baumeister, …

How to value a small retail business

The high street might be experiencing tough times, but some independent shops are still thriving. But how should entrepreneurs value their small retail businesses?<p>In recent years, the UK high street has been a major casualty of increased online competition coupled with a prolonged downturn in the …

Want To Get Ahead? Stop Talking And Listen

Yes, you have tons of exciting things to say. But you can’t learn something new without listening.<p>You can hear the prejudice in our idiotic idioms: It’s best, we’re told, to get the <i>first word</i>, the <i>last word</i>, and the <i>last laugh</i>–clearly, silence is not something we generally cherish.<p>“People abhor …

Popular on Forbes: A roundup of the 20 things 20-somethings don't get about work, including "time is not a limitless commodity" and "people matter more than perks." Is there anything you'd add to this list? http://bit.ly/18KXrpa