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5 Things to Expect From CES 2016

The holidays are over, and now it’s time to recognize all the great, new gadgets you recently unwrapped for what they are: pretty much obsolete …

The Protagonist Is Me

Calling Mr. Catmull and All Storytelling Giants<p>For the most part, I agree with Ed — VR is not a storytelling medium. Not yet, anyway.<p>When I opt for …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

No One Told You the Book List for Improving Leadership Skills? I Will

Is your house full of clutter?<p>Are you looking for some help to finally get things under control?<p>Decluttering is the act of removing clutter, or all …

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re bootstrapping it or looking for outside funding.<p>The best sorts …

Small Business

Guest Post: Pitching to Investors: A Lean Startup Perspective

(Andy Cars, founder of Seedcap and Lean Ventures, helps startups with strategy, business development, lean startup and fundraising, and large …

What the top venture capitalists say about the tech bubble

By<p><i>Are startups overvalued? Are there too many billion-dollar “unicorns”? Are we in a tech bubble?</i><p>It’s standard interview fare, especially for venture …

5 Things Elite Entrepreneurs Always Do (And You Should, Too)

Entrepreneurs spend their money to make the most money.<p><i>What are some of the habits entrepreneurs have that other people don’t? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Oliver Emberton, Founder of Silktide, on Quora:</b><p>Most people spend their money to get the most <b>utility</b> <b>–</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Life’s Work: An Interview with Andre Agassi

Maki Galimberti/Redux<p>Andre Agassi started his tennis career “in diapers” and ended it at age 36, having won eight Grand Slam titles. Married (to fellow champion Steffi Graf) with two kids, he now oversees a foundation and a charter school in Las Vegas where accountability is the mantra. No courts …

7 Scientific Reasons You Always Feel Like You Don’t Have Enough Time

Think there aren't enough hours in the day? It could all be in your head. Here are seven scientific reasons you feel like you don't have enough time, and how to overcome that feeling.<p>We’ve all used conversational expressions like "there aren't enough hours in the day" to describe a common …

20 Best Free Tutorials to Learn Python: Find the Killer Python Tutorial PDF, eBook or Online

Python is one of the most elegant and complete programming language and comes packed with tons of features to develop web applications as well as …

Python Programming

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos18 hours agoView More<p>Don't Miss!<p>Amazon …

Amazon Is Right That Disagreement Results in Better Decisions

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>When I worked in the federal government, I was amazed at the large numbers of factual errors in widely-read stories, even in the best newspapers. As a colleague of mine, a staunch Democrat, observed in 2009, “I now think that at least half of the things I most disliked …

The Research Is Clear: Long Hours Backfire for People and for Companies

Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF<p>Managers want employees to put in long days, respond to their emails at all hours, and willingly donate their off-hours — nights, weekends, vacation — without complaining. The underlings in this equation have little control; overwork cascades from the top of the …

You Asked: Does Compression Gear Really Work?

From shorts and socks to sleeves and tops, athletes everywhere—amateur and professional alike—are squeezing into super-tight “compression” garments …

Proven Leader, Harvard Professor Explains How To Learn Leadership

Robert Steven Kaplan, the former Vice Chair of Goldman Sachs, Harvard professor, venture philanthropist, author and regular guest on my show here on Forbes, will see his new book, <i>What Your Really Need to Lead</i>, published on September 15.<p>In anticipation of a return to the show, Kaplan shared some …

Collaborate for Real

Tom Froese<p>As business buzzwords go, “collaborate” and its derivatives are surely modern favorites. Applying for a job? Emphasize your collaboration skills. Courting customers? Promise a collaborative relationship. Wooing new hires or investors? Talk up your collaborative culture.<p>Academics, …

How to Give Feedback to Someone Who Gets Crazy Defensive

How do you handle giving unfavorable feedback to someone who will surely take it badly – and I mean <i>really</i> badly? Think: shouting, tears, defensiveness, accusations, personal attacks, revising history, twisting words — pick your nightmare.<p>Consider the case of Melissa, who was the team leader on a …

The World Is Still Not Flat

Globalization marches on. But the pace isn’t all that fast, and the overall level of global connectedness still hasn’t gotten back to its all-time peak of 2007. The overwhelming majority of commerce, investment, and other interactions still occur within — not between — nations.<p>That’s the message …

Embracing Failure: Lessons From History's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>In the Middle East, failure is a taboo subject. We don’t like to talk about the startups that have failed, or the people that have sacrificed every …

Entrepreneurship

The Key to Giving and Receiving Negative Feedback

Rich was a plant manager with a 10,000-person workforce producing a billion dollars of product per year. He was a pro at his craft and highly respected in his industry. I met with him and his team weekly as an organization development consultant for a couple of years. Someone from HR asked him to …

Identifying the Skills That Can Help You Change Careers

A lot of talented people grapple with the disruption of having to switch jobs or careers and figuring out how their current profession’s skills can be applied in a fulfilling new way. The good news is that other industries may value your talents just as much, if not more, than your existing one. …

How to Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Power a Career Transition

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Are you raring to change careers? Break into a whole new line of work that makes you leap out of bed, happy to go to work every day? Parlay personal passions into professional endeavors? Or focus on a different clientele, type of product, or service?<p>We all know the power of …

Write a Resume Summary That'll Stop Recruiters in Their Tracks

How long will recruiters spend on your résumé before deciding to toss it in the recycle bin? Six seconds, says online job search site The Ladders. That’s about 20 to 30 words.<p>So how do you write those first few lines of your resume—the summary section—to compel the recruiter to keep reading? How do …

Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p>When I worked as a consultant, I was perennially guilty of “the great unveil” in presentations—that tendency to want to save key findings for the last moment and then reveal them, expecting a satisfying moment of awe. My team and I would work tirelessly to drive to the …

How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting

We’ve all been in meetings where participants are unprepared, people veer off-track, and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems — and others like it — stem from poor agenda design. An effective agenda sets clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a …

Management

The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

You, like me, probably rattle off emails quickly, all day (and sometimes all night) long. And that means the people receiving your emails are doing exactly the same thing. Whether this is good or bad for us, generally speaking, is an open question. But until we all get better at dealing with email …

Identify the Marketing Metrics That Actually Matter

The Internet of Things will collect and transmit unprecedented amounts of data. This poses a big problem for marketers, who can end up down a rabbit hole of fruitless information. Now, more than ever, marketers need to be measuring the right things. However, too many executives rely on metrics that …

Your Team Can’t Read Your Mind

Steven Moore for HBR<p>When you live or work with people for a while, it’s easy to assume that they can read your mind and that you can read theirs. Whether it’s a spouse or a long-time team member, you may presume that you know what they’re thinking and that you can save time and effort by not having …

A Quick Guide to Avoiding Common Writing Errors

You’re looking at an e-mail you just wrote, and you’re not sure whether you have the right word: Do you want affect or effect? Further or farther? Gray or grey? Getting it wrong can make you look bad — people do judge you by the way you write — but you also don’t have all day to look up words. It …