Grace Sanfilippo

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The 15 best business books to read this summer

They're not always easy to find, but lucky you — we've found 15 of them. Below, you'll see our favorites from psychologists, data scientists, CEOs, and other business experts.<p>Don't be surprised if you devour more than one in a single vacation week, and return to the office brimming with new ideas.

Self-improvement

New 'Solar Paint' Could Transform Your Entire House Into a Clean Source of Energy

We need this ASAP.<p>Powering homes using clean energy is becoming easier thanks to a growing number of innovative technologies and initiatives.<p>Some …

10 Steps Everyone Must Take to Get Rich

These moves will be your foundation for establishing positive financial habits that will move you closer toward your goal.<p>The millennial generation is at the point now where they’re starting to think hard about how to build long-term wealth for themselves.<p>When I was young, I was really bad with …

New version of Google App Engine supports all programming languages

Google announced that an entirely overhauled version of App Engine was generally available as of today. It made the announcement at Google Cloud Next being held this week in San Francisco.<p>App Engine is Google’s platform-as-a-service for building application backends without having to worry about …

Get paid US$10,000 a month to stay in luxury vacation homes around the world

If you love the luxury lifestyle as much as you love travel, the best job in the world is now accepting applications.<p>Thirdhome is a membership-based home rental site that allows people who own a second home to exchange time there for stays at various other luxury destinations around the world, with …

​Amazon turns warehouse roofs into solar power stations

Fifteen warehouses with solar panels will crank out 41 megawatts of power -- and mean you won't have to pay as much for Amazon services.<p>The solar bug has bitten Amazon.<p>The e-commerce behemoth said Thursday it's installing solar panels on 15 fulfillment centers this year, enough to generate up to 41 …

Responding To, 'So, Tell Me About Yourself'

I have two kids in college and two recent graduates. If their early work life is like mine, every few years they’ll be changing jobs or even careers. When you’re in your 20s, it’s <i>always</i> ”interview season.” Even later in life we’re occasionally asked to explain our career arc to others when speaking …

Employment

How To Follow Up After A Great Interview

It’s very affirming to stand up at the end of a job interview, walk out the door and then think “Dang! That was a fun conversation. I could have talked to that person all afternoon.”<p>When a job interview flies along at the level of intellectual stimulation and shared interests, it’s a great …

Employment

10 of the best air-purifying plants

If, like us, you’re addicted to indoor plants, you’ll be pleased to know this is one addiction that is actually good for you!<p>As we all know, plants …

Plants

50 Things Smart People Tell Themselves Every Single Day

Take these to heart, and you'll notice a difference right away.<p><i>What can I do to become smarter? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Dhakshitha Peddisetty, medical student, on Quora:</b><p>Here are 50 …

This startup has no offices and unlimited vacation, and its cofounder has lived in more than 30 countries in 5 years

Nearly six years later, the company is "flying way past" $100 million annually, has clients ranging from the Cleveland Cavaliers to Airbnb, has hundreds of employees — and not a single office space anywhere in the world.<p>Beneschott cofounded Toptal while he was still in school at Princeton …

Travel

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - A Book Review

credit: MarkManson.net<p>There's nothing subtle about Mark Manson. He's crude, vulgar and doesn't give a f*ck.<p>But like anything of true value in life, dig a little deeper and you'll find treasure worthy of any explorer willing to look below the surface.<p>I recently interviewed Mark about his new book,</i> …

19 icebreakers to use at uncomfortable networking events

But talking to new people doesn't have to be such a drag.<p>There are ways to get the conversation going without resorting to irritating clichés.<p>Check out these 19 icebreakers that will help ease you into an engaging conversation with people you've never met before.<p><i>This is an update of an article</i> …

Employment

3 Things Millennials Must Have at Work (or Else), According to a Top CEO

They're not like previous generations. They don't care so much about pensions or healthcare.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>When times change, some people claim they shouldn't have.<p>No, I'm not talking about Trump supporters. …

Why nice bosses finish first

Share33<p>Tweet<p>Share90<p>+11<p>Shares 124<p>Many bosses assume that a leader needs to be aloof and tough on employees in order to be effective. They fear that …

10 Ways you can model the success of millionaire entrepreneurs

Share9<p>Tweet<p>Share33<p>+12<p>Shares 44<p>It’s no secret that millionaires have different habits, qualities, and ways of thinking than the average person. Those …

Self-improvement

Evolution Is Happening Faster Than We Thought

Amsterdam — A FRIEND recently invited me over to see the blackbird that had taken up residence in a potted plant on her balcony.<p>Serenely incubating eggs in the inner city, this bird had little in common with its shy, reclusive ancestors that nested in Europe’s forests. Early in the 19th century, …

1 Personality Trait That Holds Back Talented People (and How to Overcome It)

Three ways this positive trait can hurt you in the workplace.<p>In a perfect world, your completed assignments would speak for themselves. You'd work on friendly, collaborative teams with fair-minded co-workers, and each person would be free with praise and full of self-effacing humility. You'd never …

Life Hack: How Keeping an Interview Journal Will Land You That Dream Job

1) The Basics<p><i>Photo Source: thecomfortador.tumblr.com</i><p>This might be a no-brainer, but after the interview, you should write down the basics: name of …

These 12 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts foreign to her liberal arts background.<p>…

Michelle Obama

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

The Brain

This Is How the Smartest Entrepreneurs Lead Teams

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

Martin Scorsese

10 Questions Your LinkedIn Profile Must Answer In 10 Seconds

When a recruiter or hiring manager conducts a search on the vast LinkedIn user database, they’re not browsing LinkedIn for fun. They’ve got a position they’re trying to fill, or more than one. They’re all business!<p>When they come across your LinkedIn profile in their searching, there are certain …

Employment

My dad was called 'stupid' in high school and now he's a successful entrepreneur — here are the 5 best lessons he's taught me about life

It might have had something to do with being the oldest, or with having a protective dad who sometimes set rules that the younger me found completely unreasonable.<p>I was so hardheaded that I remember debating more of his wisdom than I actually listened to.<p>But as an adult, I've come to appreciate …

Parenting

These 5 TED Talks Will Inspire You to Be a Better Leader

Need some inspiration to up your leadership game? These thought-provoking TED Talks should do the trick.<p>Leadership. It's a simple concept -- but, not such an easy skill to master. In fact, being an effective and inspiring leader requires some serious thought, consideration, and (believe it or not) …

Public Speaking

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

If you want to know how to avoid procrastination, scheduling your task is more effective than putting it on your to-do list.<p>Upon researching the successful habits of over 200 billionaires, Olympic athletes, and entrepreneurs, Kevin Kruse reported that none of them mentioned a to-do list.<p>According …

10 Morning Habits of People Who Are Unstoppable

Get out there and start crushing it.<p><i>What are some interesting morning habits of well balanced people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of ceolifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>Over …

Mark Zuckerberg

The Answer to This One Question Will Skyrocket Your Sales

Can all your sales problems be solved with a single question?<p><i>Dr. Karl Blanks is an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from London. He is the co-founder of Conversion Rate Experts, a consultancy that scientifically grows many of the world's most successful web business, including Google, Apple,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …