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A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Make Your Work Matter: A Lesson From Apple and Amazon

All companies are built around 4 core corporate strategies. When jobs are designed to impact these strategies performance, satisfaction and quality of hire improves. This is how you make work matter.<p>Long ago, I read Harvard professor Michael Porter's work on corporate strategy and competitive …

10 Things Only Budget Travelers Would Know

<b>(SPOT.ph)</b> Travel is a lot more accessible these days and having money is no longer a requirement. Budget travelers are a different breed of …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

You'll never hear successful people say these 15 phrases

Here are some phrases you'll never hear a successful person say:<p>1. "We can't do that."<p>One thing that makes people and companies successful is the ability to make solving their customers' problems and demands their main priority. If a need arises repeatedly, the most successful people learn how to …

The 100 best leadership and success books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

"We chose books to help people plan for their futures and/or deal better with their present," said Chris Schluep, senior books editor at Amazon.com. "The same book won't work for every situation, or every person, so you'll see titles sitting beside one another that might not normally share shelf …

65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills

One of the most important keys to personal and professional success lies in how you spend your time. Here are 65 of the best ways to manage it.<p>Every day, each of us has 24 hours to spend. Some of us make better use of that resource than others. Learning to manage time and spend it wisely is among …

11 Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Single Day

The thought is parent to the deed--and that's especially true where success and happiness are concerned.<p>Accomplishments are based on actions, not on thoughts--yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, or even just an attitude. …

The One Quality That Defines Every Great Leader

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Some Thoughts On ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

People keep asking me when I’m going to review <i>Star Wars</i>, and to be honest it seems a bit silly at this point. For one because it’s already out and most people have seen it, and for another because it’s not the kind of movie that feels like it needs a review. Reviewing <i>The Force Awakens</i> is sort of …

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Here’s what retirement looks like for 6 couples around the world

We spoke to six couples around the world about what they most look forward to in retirement and how they plan to get there.

Seven Strategies for Not Blowing Your Dough in a Stupid Market

Perhaps you’re one of the smart or lucky people whose money works for them. Sadly, I am not. Maybe my money is just lazy or something. But I have to …

Nike’s Master Craftsman

“It’s about time the media discovered Mark Parker,” says Phil Knight. “It’s like, where have you been? He’s been a nine-year sensation.”<p>So begins an …

3 Steps to Put Fear Behind You

<b>Fear is a killer.</b><p>A killer of dreams, success and happiness.<p>And fear will stop you in your tracks. It will stop you from going after that dream promotion, or starting that business you've always wanted, because you might not be successful. It will stop you from trying something new, in case you look …

How Successful People Make Smart Decisions

Your days are filled with a constant stream of decisions. A study from Columbia University found that we're bogged down by a good 70 decisions a day.<p>Some decisions are minor, like what to eat, which route to drive to work, or in what order to tackle tasks. Others are more difficult, like deciding …

9 lessons in entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Steve Tobak, Entrepreneur<p>Successful …

3 ways daydreaming can make you more productive

Next time you’ve got a complicated problem to solve, and concentrating on it just isn’t getting you anywhere, consider this: Maybe you’re thinking …

Here are the Top productivity app charts | appPicker

Why did we create another timer app when there are already dozens in the App Store? Because “Timer Z is the Last Timer You’ll Ever Need”! It's simple …

For a Perfect Fried Egg, Do as the Spanish Do

My humble love affair with Spanish food began with the egg. I was eight years old the first time I visited my godparents, Angel and Pilar, in …

5 Ways to Effectively Communicate With Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective communication with employees takes effort, repetition, thoughtfulness and most importantly needs to come from the heart. Communication needs to be something business leaders seek to do whenever they can rather than considering …

Why your boss wants you to join Toastmasters

If you take a stroll around Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta and peek into people’s offices, you’ll notice that some of the walls are festooned with …

Two Words That Kill Your Relationship With Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I live in one of the “luxury” apartment buildings in Manhattan. And for 95 percent of the people who live in this building, they get to enjoy the full luxury experience. For me, however, it’s different.<p>I live on the side of the building …

Coke’s leadership formula: Sending its rising star execs away for six weeks

On Monday, two-dozen Coca-Cola executives will become reacquainted with something they haven’t seen for the past six weeks: their desks.<p>Since early …

She's an inventor. She's 25. And she wants to make true wireless charging a reality

Meredith Perry is tired of wires.<p>The 25-year-old was still an undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania when she built the first model of her …

Fortune: What Apple's Steve Jobs brought to Bob Iger's Disney

One of the highlights of Michal Lev-Ram’s cover story in the current issue of <i>Fortune</i> is the section about Bob Iger’s relationship with Steve Jobs, …

9 women leaders on how to build your best career

By<p>New year, new professional goals. As you start thinking about the career moves you hope to make in 2015, it’s helpful to reference advice from …

How business execs make (and stick to) New Year's resolutions

Hate New Year's resolutions? These Most Powerful Women tell their tips and tricks to ring in the New Year the right way.

Fortune's 20 favorite books of 2014

By<p>Whether on paper, iPad, Kindle, Kobo, or Nook, whether bought online or in a store or borrowed from a library, we still read a lot of books. And …

How Disney went digital

Fortune’s Michal Lev-Ram goes to Disney World and explores the many ways the happiest place on earth has become more digital.