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'He Thinks He's a Rapper': Dirk Nowitzki's Teammates Share Favorite Stories

Dirk Nowitzki told B/R Mag that few opponents talk to him throughout a game. And while he may also take time to warm up to some teammates, he is one of the game's most affable players. We asked some of his teammates for their favorite Dirk moments and memories. Here are the stories they</b> …

7 Lazy But Brilliant Dinners You Should Make This Week

Minimum effort, maximum comfort.

7 Things Stay-at-Home Parents Must Do to Achieve Entrepreneurial Success | Inc.com

While no firm statistics exist on the number of entrepreneurs who work from a home office while caring for their children, it's safe to say that this number is on the rise. Through my years of coaching entrepreneurs, I've been at the side of many parents who have built multi-million dollar …

Salesforce just stole Oracle's thunder on the eve of Oracle's huge annual conference

As Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff previously hinted, Einstein is an AI wrapper around Salesforce's existing products that collects and analyzes all the data stored in Salesforce to push out recommendations, so the user can close deals faster or build a larger group of leads.<p>For example, sales …

Baked General Tso Chicken Is the Next Best Healthy Option

Rather than ordering yet another combination plate from your favorite take-out place, try this Baked General Tso Chicken recipe that's got the health …

Oracle just bought a company Larry Ellison mostly owns, entitling him to $3.5 billion in cash

Larry Ellison already owned about 40% of NetSuite, so the deal will net him about $3.5 billion.<p>Rumors had been recently circulating that Oracle would buy NetSuite.<p>Oracle doesn't need NetSuite's tech. It wants the company to increase its cloud-computing revenues. Ellison, the executive chairman, …

4 Arm Toning Moves That'll Make You Love Short Sleeves

My old flex is my new flex.<p><i>C9 Champion® Women's Seamless Strappy Cami Sports Bra</i><i>, $20; target.com; C9 Champion® Women's Performance Leggings</i><i>, $28; similar at target.com;</i> <i>Nike FREE TR 6, $100; six02.com</i><p>Want arms that rival your favorite flexing emoji? Do these four workouts, created especially for …

Clothing

Hate Your Job But Like Your Company? Do These Three Things

Don’t just grin and bear it or jump ship too soon. There’s a better future at your currently employer if you’re willing to work for it.<p>Meet Nick. Nick is seriously considering quitting his job. He’s been in the same position for almost three years and hates everything about it.<p>There’s only one …

The Most Important Skill for New Managers to Learn

<b>Dear Annie:</b> A friend sent me your column on seven questions team leaders should ask their direct reports because I was promoted three months ago to …

How Do You Know If Your Team Estimated Your Project Correctly?

Before you entrust a software development company with your awesome product idea, you have to be sure that they’ll properly manage your time and …

Management Advice, Part II

Tuesday’s post on the best management advice from <i>Fortune 500</i> CEOs – if you missed it, click here – prompted a minor flood of offerings from <i>CEO Daily</i> …

4 easy ways to keep your employees motivated this summer

Between the heat, fun, and distractions that come with the season, it's crucial that bosses summer-proof their workplace.<p>Andrew Filev, CEO of project management application service Wrike, has a few ideas on how employers can keep the summer days from drifting away their employees' work ethic and …

Employment

What All Successful Project Managers Do | Inc.com

Small businesses, like large companies, have small tasks and projects to keep track of. Using project management tools are critical to success, and they don't all need to be pricey. You need easy-to-use free or low-cost software that will automate many of your project management (PM) tasks.<p>Many …

Project Management

Employers Should Pay More Attention to Red Flags During Interviews

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

How Running Your Meetings Differently Can Transform Your Culture

Meetings. Some are dreaded, others are valuable. Make sure your meetings are productive and a good use of time. Your culture will thank you for it.<p><i>By Bob Pothier, director for Partners in Leadership and a former GE exec who works with leaders to create greater accountability across the work force</i> …

How to Convince Your Boss You’re Ready for More Responsibility

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

How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what if a potential hire doesn’t yet have a track record in doing all of the above? Would you hire or …

5 Ways to Engage Your Management Team to Lead (And Not Just Manage) | Inc.com

Earlier today I was doing a coaching session with a long standing business coaching client. The Challenge he had was how to get his management team to start to lead, not just manage.<p>What's the difference?<p><b>Managers</b> delegate, explain, hold accountable, and generally direct a subordinate's behavior.<p>A</b> …

Leadership

You Don’t Have to Be Likable to Be a Great Leader

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

Here’s What You Can Do to Avoid Making Really Bad Business Decisions

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Doing This Each Week Will Make Your Employees Happier

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Six Simple Questions Highly Successful Managers Keep Asking

The tragedy of poor management is lost potential and lack of fulfillment. Successful managers create environments where people make a difference for …

13 Things 'Ghostbusters' Can Teach You about Starting a Small Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Opening your own business might be one of the most rewarding things you ever do, but it will also be the hardest. There are many important lessons you need to learn along the way, and fortunately you can learn pretty much all of them just …

Complete Product Management Bundle, Save 79%

If you looking to learn about product management then we have an awesome deal in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store, the Complete Product Management …

U.S. Extends Overtime Pay to 4.2M Salaried Workers

The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled the final version of a long-awaited and controversial rule to extend overtime pay to 4.2 million U.S. workers, which marks one of the administration's most significant moves to address stagnant wages.<p>The rule, which has drawn intense criticism from …

Day 12: Tricks to making note-perfect al pastor tacos at home

<i>Reporter Nick Kindelsperger is eating tacos every day in May in an attempt to complete six challenges posed by his co-workers.</i><p><i>Read his list of challenges.</i><p><i>Catch up with every day he's eaten tacos so far.</i><p><i>Today Nick tackles Challenge No. 2: Can you make al pastor at home?</i><p><b>Tacos eaten:</b> 4<p><b>Restaurants</b> …

Recipes

A Rested Development

Have you ever pulled a steak off the grill or a chicken out of the oven so sure it was going to be tender and juicy only to find it surprisingly dry? …

Has Bank of America Become a Warren Buffett Favorite?

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, Warren Buffett's <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> made a substantial investment in <b>Bank of America</b> in 2011. In his most recent letter to shareholders, Buffett spoke favorably about this investment and its future in Berkshire's portfolio. Here's why Buffett might like Bank …