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20 Behavioral Interview Questions to Test If Job Candidates Have High Motivation | Inc.com

Hiring managers spend countless, wasted hours, asking the wrong interview questions to determine the right job or culture fit in a candidate; many of them end up as mis-hires that hurt the bottom line.<p>What most managers don't do is make the adjustment from typical interview questions like "Why …

Employment

How business owners can make the most of mentoring

All small business owners can benefit from a mentor every now and then – just remember to be honest and choose carefully.<p>“It’s OK to ask for help” is a tip that readers of Small Business Connect often send in.<p>If you’re just starting out and need some pointers, it makes sense to search out someone …

Why Your Startup Needs An Advisory Board | Inc.com

Investor Alicia Syrett is the Founder/CEO of Pantegrion Capital, a seed and early stage investment firm. She serves on the Board of New York Angels and as an Instructor in Steve Blank's Lean Launchpad course at Columbia University. She's vocal in her support of women-lead emerging tech companies …

Entrepreneurship

10 bad habits to break if you want to become a great developer

New to the tech development field? Here are 10 bad habits to break before taking a job.<p>Pursuing a career as a developer is a wise choice: The US …

Software Development

7 Science-Backed Strategies for Building Powerful Habits

You're not alone. Science can help.<p>Achieving a goal often involves developing a new routine and sticking to it. Whether you want to network more, take on more consulting work, wake up earlier or exercise regularly, you’ll have to cement your intention by making it a habit.<p>Switching up your schedule …

Framing

Dan Ariely: When Are Our Decisions Made For Us?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Decisions Decisions Decisions.<p><b>About Dan Ariely's TED Talk</b><p>We often think that our decisions are our own. But Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely explains how our environment — even something as simple as how a question is framed — can affect what we choose.<p><b>About Dan</b> …

Self-improvement

This Is What Today's Entrepreneur Looks Like

More women and minorities are starting their own businesses.<p>Small business owners are becoming increasingly diverse.<p>Rates of entrepreneurship are up …

Entrepreneurship

How Startups On A Budget Can Hire Amazing Talent

<i>This guest column is by Farhan, Founder & Chief Editor, Mojjari</i><p>Let’s face it – hiring employees for your startup is far more difficult than starting …

Startups
Startups

How the cult of the founder turned into a divine right to be an asshole

All those entrepreneurs turned VCs… the ones that the industry has spent much of the last decade lauding as the new template of investors, the ones …

Are You Being Manipulated? 5 Ways Psychopaths Use Emotions Against You, According to Science

Knowing how psychopaths use emotion can help you protect yourself.<p>For most of us, the label "psychopath" summons images of cold-blooded serial killers. But psychopathy is a complex condition that scientists still struggle to fully understand.<p>Professor Robert Hare has spent his life studying …

Psychology

Smartphone dash-cam startup Greenlight expands into commercial fleets with insurance partnership

Greenlight, a Seattle startup that unveiled its $49 smartphone dash-cam kit in May, this morning announced a new insurance underwriting partnership …

Dashcam

IMF hikes outlook for global growth for 2017 to 3.7 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund is upgrading the outlook for the world economy, noting surprisingly strong growth in Europe and Asia and predicting that U.S. tax cuts will give the American economy a short-term boost.<p>The IMF on Monday forecast global growth of 3.7 percent for …

It Takes A Surprising Amount Of Seed Capital To Spoil A Startup

<b>TL;DR We investigated whether raising a lot of Seed and Angel money affects a startup’s likelihood of raising a Series A round. Here are the main</b> …

Venture Capital

Machine Learning Is Helping Us Find The Genetics Of Autism

Princeton researchers are working smarter, not harder<p>The genetic cause of autism spectrum disorder is notoriously hard to research. Genetic markers for the disorder are tough to match from patient to patient because they’re so rare—one of the most common genetic signifiers is only found in less …

Machine Learning

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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; …

Goal Setting

This GitHub repo teaches you basic Web design in 4 minutes

Web design sounds like a simple principle, but it’s not easy — and there’s a lot to it. There’s a GitHub repo that promises to get you up and running in as little as four minutes.<p>Really, its a base for a tutorial that seems to show how the website you end up on was built. It walks you through …

Kiss Your Domestic Bias Goodbye, Central Bankers of the World

In a globalized world, managing domestic economic conditions requires having one eye focused abroad.<p>For evidence, look no farther than the global …

Economy

Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

Remembering to turn the gas off, or water the plants before a weekend away, can prove an impossible feat when the mind is churning with other tasks.<p>But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of string …

1 in 10 people in the US uses an ad blocker

The level of ad blocker usage has remained steady over the past six months, comScore says.<p>The research house, which provides the universally-accepted data used for website and advertising traffic, compiled its latest report from from a panel of around one million internet users in the US.<p>As with …

Advertising

Opinion: U.S. labor force is growing at a record pace — it’s no joke

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. labor force grew at the fastest pace on record in the past six months, according to Labor Department data …

Demographics

North Korea Jams GPS Signals to Fishing Boats: South

North Korea is jamming GPS navigation systems near its border with South Korea, affecting hundreds of fishing boats but not causing any danger, officials in Seoul said Friday.<p>About 280 South Korean vessels experienced problems with their GPS navigation systems and many were forced to return to …

North Korea

7 Places Where the U.S. Dollar Is Really Strong Right Now

Let's be real: If money wasn't an issue, we'd be traveling non-stop. But all those life-changing meals, rejuvenating hotel stays, and outdoor adventures can add up to a painful hit to the wallet. While we can't offer you many destinations that will wine and dine you for free, there are places where …

South America

Elon Musk Learning Hard Lessons in Energy Storage Market

Image source: Tesla Motors.<p>When <b>Tesla Motors</b> launched the Powerwall energy storage product last year, it was considered a product that would let people use electricity they generated and also have a stable backup source of power. Early indications are that the fast-cycling 7 kWh model is doing well …

Research
Research

A huge new discovery in economics: The zero bound *is* absolute, after all

But in recent weeks, there has been a shift in the tides among economists. People have slowly come round to the realisation that negative rates don't have their intended effect. They may in fact do the opposite of what they are supposed to.<p>The zero bound, in other words, really may be the lowest a …

Interest Rates

Obama Asks Techies To Put Their Skills to Good Use For The Country

Amid a fight between one of the biggest tech companies and the federal government, President Barack Obama called for cooperation during an appearance …

Personal Information

Millions Of Voters Are Sending A Message: Our Economic Framework Is Rotten

If you don't hang out with lawmakers, economists and journalists in Washington, you probably think Democrats and Republicans disagree on economic policy.<p>They don't.<p>In Washington, there's actually a broad consensus about economic growth. These ideas have held sway for decades:<p>Globalization is …

Economics