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Psychologists Reveal What People Think About You Based On What You Wear At The Office

People immediately think a certain way about you based on your clothing - psychologists tell us what's on their minds.<p><i>Produced By Matt Johnston.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

Winning over a hostile audience

Ross Monaghan used to have the thankless task of explaining to local residents why mobile phone towers might soon by towering over their back gardens, as part of his job in the telecommunications business.<p>Sometimes, his fellow executives didn't help.<p>"I once (saw) a senior executive turn up to an …

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Narendra Modi: India’s Jekyll and Hyde

If you want the best case for Narendra Modi, you can do no better than read my colleague Gideon Rachman’s latest column – India needs a jolt. After a …

These Are The Times Of The Year When People Dump Each Other...

Is the urge to break up seasonal...or are dump days distributed smoothly throughout the year?<p>According to the following chart by David McCandless and Lee Byron of Information Is Beautiful, there are major break-up seasons. The chart is based on Facebook status data and first appeared in a book …

Here's A Ton Of Party Tricks To Fool Your Friends And Family

Getting bored sitting around your family's house? Sick of hanging out with friends from high school? Here's a bunch of videos of awesome party tricks to keep yourself entertained, from Richard Wiseman's Quirky Mind Stuff blog.<p>10 amazing science stunts for parties:

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10 Study Hacks That Will Help You Ace Your Final Exams

The weeks devoted to studying for and taking final exams are a time of sleepless nights, anxiety, and generally poor health.<p>However, it doesn't have to be. We've combed through lists of study tips from college administrators, students, and Reddit users to find the best — and most unorthodox — ways …

How To Use Math To Find The Ideal Spouse

Some people believe that when you find the right person <i>you just know</i>. The rest of us could use a little help figuring out how to choose the right spouse.<p>You can actually optimize your chances of marrying the best person using the solution to the famous Secretary Problem. This problem has many …

5 Things You Should Never Do In A Job Interview

There are many things you have to remember to do and say in an all-important job interview, but don't miss the elephant in the room: the things that you should <i>never</i> do.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Twitter</b>

BAN ALL THE BANKS: Here's The Wild Idea That People Are Starting To Take Seriously

Economists have begun seriously discussing the idea of banning banks. That seems ridiculous and far-fetched, but the idea might not be as crazy as it sounds.<p>But before we get to the idea, there's something important that needs to be addressed, which is that people tend to have a gross misconception …

These Beautiful Graphics Reveal The Chemistry Of Everyday Foods

Literally everything around us is made up of chemicals. That includes all foods. And the different kinds of chemicals they contain give the stuff we eat their flavors, colors, and smells.<p>On the blog Compound Interest, a chemist and teacher in the United Kingdom has illustrated the chemistry behind …

Everybody Should Read This Explanation Of Where Money Really Comes From

More and more people are calling for a "ban on banking," but that's not as crazy as it sounds.<p>Under a new regime, there would still be entities called "banks." But they'd have a radically scaled back function. They would primarily serve as places that process payments and hold deposits, but they …

The 7 Worst Body Language Mistakes Job Seekers Make

But on your way out, you shake the interviewers hand, thank him for his time, and completely blow your chances.<p>How? The handshake was weak and you failed to make eye contact.<p>That's right, these simple mistakes can cost you the job, according to expert Tonya Reiman, author of "The Power of Body …

Rooting Out Hubris, Before a Fall

Hubris, the sin of overweening pride or arrogance, may be the most misunderstood disorder an executive will ever be confronted with. It’s not just narcissism; it’s much more dangerous than that.<p>Actually, no one nailed the nature and dynamics of this problem better than Aesop did: The Hare, in a …

How to Negotiate Your Next Salary

Negotiating a salary can be an uncomfortable process. You want to get what you’re worth but you also don’t want to offend or scare off your future employer. This situation is only more complicated in a tough job market. When offers are few and job seekers are plenty, you might be tempted to take …

How to Have an Honest Data-Driven Debate

Malcolm Gladwell of bestselling <i>Tipping Point</i> and <i>Outliers</i>fame proposed a delightfully provocative way to begin his onstage debate with <i>Sports Gene</i> author David Epstein about whether practice or genetics is the better guarantor of professional success. But instead of launching directly into argument, …

How to Be Assertive (Without Losing Yourself)

Conventional wisdom says that assertive people get ahead. They tell people what they think, request the resources they need, ask for raises, and don’t take no for an answer. So what are non-assertive people supposed to do if their company’s culture rewards these actions? If you’re shy or reserved, …

Leading with Humor

The workplace needs laughter. According to research from institutions as serious as Wharton, MIT, and London Business School, every chuckle or guffaw brings with it a host of business benefits. Laughter relieves stress and boredom, boosts engagement and well-being, and spurs not only creativity and …

How to Write the Dreaded Self-Appraisal

No one likes review time. For many, self-appraisals are a particularly annoying part of the process. What can you say about your own performance? How can you be honest without coming off as arrogant, or shooting yourself in the foot?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b><br>Dick Grote, author of <i>How to Be Good at</i> …

How to Ace an Internal Interview

You’ve put your hat in the ring for a new position at your company and you just got word that you’ve been selected for an interview. What could be easier than chatting with managers you already know? Piece of cake, right? Wrong. Internal interviews require the same rigor as interviews with an …

To Prevent Another Rana Plaza, Build Better Societies, Not Just Better Factories

It’s been a year since the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than 1,000 factory workers. Since then, leaders from business, government, and civil society organizations have come together to address fire and building-safety issues in the apparel factories. But the tragedy …

How to Manage Someone You Don’t Like

Everybody complains about incompetent bosses or dysfunctional co-workers, but what about irritating direct reports? What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy? If the behavior is a performance issue, there’s a straightforward way to address what’s irking you — but what do you do …

Making “Freemium” Work

Over the past decade “freemium”—a combination of “free” and “premium”—has become the dominant business model among internet start-ups and smartphone app developers. Users get basic features at no cost and can access richer functionality for a subscription fee. If you’ve networked on LinkedIn, …

The Seven Imperatives to Keeping Meetings on Track

There’s nothing more annoying than a meeting that goes on and on and on. As a manager, it’s your job to make sure people don’t go off on tangents or give endless speeches. But how can you keep people focused without being a taskmaster or squashing creativity?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>The good news is …

In Hiring, Algorithms Beat Instinct

You know your company inside out. You know the requirements of the position you need to fill. And now that HR has finished its interviews and simulations, you know the applicants, too—maybe even better than their friends do. Your wise and experienced brain is ready to synthesize the data and choose …

How to Write a Cover Letter

No one likes job hunting. Scouring through online jobs boards, spiffing up your résumé, prepping for grueling interviews — none of it’s fun. But perhaps the most challenging part of the process is writing an effective cover letter. There’s so much conflicting advice out there, it’s hard to know …

4 Ways the Best Sales Teams Beat the Market

Customers today use an average of six channels during the buying process, and the number of channels available to them is only increasing. Competition for those customers has also increased as margins have tightened. Digital channels have upended the well-trod ruts of sales and marketing …

Will Economics Finally Get Its Paradigm Shift?

Economics is due for a paradigm shift. That’s the argument of British money manager George Cooper‘s very interesting if less-than-felicitously titled new book, <i>Money, Blood and Revolution: How Darwin and the Doctor of King Charles I Could Turn Economics Into a Science</i>. It is also, to be fair, …

Forget the Strategy PowerPoint

I have for decades watched CEOs and other executives try to explain a corporate strategy to a small group of senior managers or to a much larger group of staff. For the most part, it has not been a pretty sight. In the case of senior managers, I usually hear 3 or 4 different interpretations of what …

6 Tips for Reluctant Negotiators

I had been hired to do 1-on-1 speed-coaching sessions at the Summit Series at Powder Mountain, and I was confident I could help one person, in particular, to take his career to the next level. Once back in the office, I pinged him: “I would love to coach you. Any interest in exploring?” He …

10 Strategies Quick Learners Use To Pick Up Anything

We need to get good at it, since the tools we use to do our jobs are changing every year.<p>In a recent Quora thread, users answered the question: What learning strategies do people who are "quick learners" follow? We've outlined some of the best ideas for for optimizing the learning process, along …