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The One Thing You Should Never Do When You Negotiate

Staying away from compromise is the key to getting the most out of a negotiation.<p>Negotiation may well be the single most important and yet least understood business and life skill. Most people see negotiation as a conflict between adversaries, a way to one-up an opponent through manipulation. With …

Binance 101: Fees & Fine Print You Need to Know Before Trading Bitcoins & Other Cryptocurrencies

In just a few months, Binance has experienced explosive growth, overtaking its rivals to rank among the top three cryptocurrency exchanges in the …

The Brilliant Strategy That 1 Entrepreneur Used to Turn $50,000 Into $1 Million (All Tax-Free)

With careful tax planning, you too can create tax-free income. You just have to ask the right questions.<p>I'm a CPA, not a financial advisor. But I'm the first point of contact for many of my clients. They'd rather ask me a financial question before they bounce it off their financial planner (if they …

Roth IRA

Top income investor: ten stocks you should own for the next decade

Shares around the world look expensive as markets have marched up over recent years but it’s still possible to find high-quality businesses, trading at attractive valuations – and paying a sustainable dividend.<p>With this in mind, we've found 10 stocks across the globe that balance cash generation …

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories

Here's how to grow your influence, boost your impression and make a powerful impact.<p>Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership …

8 Sure Signs That Your Co-Workers Are Toxic

Sometimes the employees who do the most damage are hiding in plain sight.<p>Are your coworkers toxic? (Do they make your workplace toxic?) Oddly enough, sometimes it isn't the truly terrible employees who cause the real problems. They're easy to spot -- and deal with.<p>Sometimes the real problems are …

Research Says 86 Percent of Employees Quit Within the First Six Months, Unless Managers Do These 4 Things

This is a powerful and simple strategy that most bosses rarely implement for an effective new hire experience<p>Here's something to seriously ponder: Research is saying that a new hire's decision to stay with a company long-term is made within the first six months of employment.<p>Think about that for a …

Based on 100 Years of Experience, Here a Powerful Formula That Will Bring Innovation to Life

Are you hunting for individual eggs of ideas, or are you taking care of the goose that lays them?<p>Sometimes, great ideas fall out of nowhere. But according to Kurt Scherer, you can set the conditions for innovation to occur. Scherer ought to know, too. He's the director of Booz Allen Hamilton's DC …

How Gut Health and Depression Could Be Connected

The Connection Between Gut Health and Depression<p>Got the blues? Your gut bacteria could be to blame.<p>November 29, 2017<p>In the world of medicine and …

Wellness

Nearly half of all Americans have high blood pressure — here are 6 things you can do to reduce your risk

High blood pressure is a deadly problem in America.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1,000 US deaths every day include high blood pressure as a "primary or contributing cause." It's a problem for heart attack victims, stroke patients, kidney disease suffers and people …

High Blood Pressure

This infographic lists all the cognitive biases humans experience

The human brain is capable of incredible things, but it's also extremely flawed at times.<p>Science has shown that we tend to make all sorts of mental mistakes, called "cognitive biases", that can affect both our thinking and actions. These biases can lead to us extrapolating information from the …

10 facts that defend motorcycles

How many times have you had to defend motorcycling when a non-rider has attacked them as dangerous, noisy and smelly?<p>They tell you to grow up or …

I studied millionaires for 5 years and realized most peoples' success comes down to an overlooked factor

Some of the most successful people in the world owe their success to the partnerships they forged.<p>In my Rich Habits Study, I interviewed 233 wealthy individuals (177 of whom were self-made millionaires) with at least $160,000 in annual gross income and $3.2 million in net assets.<p>According to my …

Self-improvement

One of the best predictors of a recession is doing something strange

The yield curve has always had an excellent forecasting record.<p>The Fed's own wacky policies may have skewed this early-warning system's reliability, but an interpretive adjustment can restore its usefulness.<p>This indicator has allowed me to predict the last two recessions.<p>Here's what it tells us …

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Harness the power of symbols

A tutorial for consistent design in Sketch<p>I wanted to share a process, or rather a technique that’s been really successful for me for system, web and …

Not Following Through? 3 Steps to Building a System of Accountability

Who calls you out when you miss an important item in your to-do list? The best leaders build systems of accountability to ensure their most important issues are resolved without delay.<p>As founders, it's up to us to decide what we focus on. This is sometimes a problem - because we all have biases. We …

Four Dimensions of Innovation in Education

By onMarch 10, 2017 9:30 AM<p><i>This week, Rick is off talking about his forthcoming book, Letters to a Young Education Reformer. Letters won't be</i> …

Innovation

No-one scrolls on the web. If it were 1996...

"Everything must be above the fold!", "All important stuff should be in the top 20% of your content!", "Design the website like it was a Powerpoint …

Amazon's Echo is bringing the eighties back, and not always in a good way

Back when I was a kid in the late '80s and early '90s, the best way to get stuff done on a computer was with the Microsoft DOS command prompt— a text-based operating system for computers that looks positive antiquated today.<p>It looked like this:<p>This so-called "command line" interface has a …

CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with the proliferation of messaging apps, are fueling the …

Infographic: How To Give A Killer Presentation

<b>Business Backer</b>, which previously taught us how to say ‘no’ at work, is back with a new infographic.<p><b>Title</b> ‘How To Give A Killer Presentation’, it …

Infographics

3 Ways to Keep Your Strategy Moving

The hard work is in the deployment of the details.<p>If you thought creating a new strategy for your business was tough, that's probably the bad news-because you've only just begun. While you and the rest of the leadership team have been busy creating alignment, creating the strategy, and deciding who …

Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Foreign Policy

The Best Way to Communicate Absolutely Anything? Steal This Idea From Hollywood

Screenwriters do this. So do producers. Now it's your turn.<p>I know what you're thinking: What does glamorous Hollywood have to do with IT services, internal programs, accounting or whatever else I have to communicate?<p>As it turns out, no one is better than Hollywood's movie studios at distilling a …

A calendar of the world's best design events in 2017, from Minneapolis to Bratislava

With the price of airfares dropping, 2017 may be the year to search for creative inspiration beyond your city. For veteran or jaded conference goers, challenge yourself to step outside your usual creative circuit and head to a new destination to learn skills, encounter new ideas and meet people. …

The 10 Best Data Visualization Articles of 2016 (and Why They Were Awesome)

2016 was an astounding year for insightful, informative data visualization articles — here were the top 10 I saw all year (in no particular order), …

Here's a Much Better Way to Evaluate Employees

Kris Duggan, the CEO of BetterWorks, explains how to quantify workers.<p>An employee arrives on time each day. He or she always turns in that weekly report. You see a lot of chatter on Slack. Yet, how do you know the employee is doing good work? Some of your staff might be doing the work you will …

Employee Engagement

One Big Thing You Should Never Ignore When You're Giving Out Raises

Superstar employees do one thing that really makes a difference, and they should definitely be paid for it.<p><i>How does one measure employee value? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Auren</b> …