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10 Habits of Unsuccessful People You Don’t Want to Copy

Do you really think you’ll be successful if you simply copy other people’s habits? If that was the case, success would be easy.<p>I never met a …

8 skills you should have before starting a business

Mindfulness<p>"I didn't get into meditation until I was well into being a startup entrepreneur, and it's helped tremendously, but I wish I'd started earlier. Meditation assists in being mindful with not only my customers but my team members. If I had been more patient earlier, I would have been less …

Small Business

One of the most popular TED talks ever about 'power-posing' might be grounded in scientific myth

As practicing statisticians who work in social science, we have a dark secret to reveal: Some of the most glamorous, popular claims in the field are nothing but tabloid fodder. The weakest work with the boldest claims often attracts the most publicity, helped by promotion from newspapers, …

Replication

Why Small Businesses Are Getting LinkedIn Wrong

The social network can be a great place to promote a startup. Here’s how to do it right.<p>How can a small company make the most of LinkedIn?<p>The social network is an inescapable part of online life for working professionals. But much of the advice on how to leverage it is targeted at big names. Over …

Small Business

4 Simple Small Business Productivity Solutions - Small Business Trends

We all have those tough days at work where try as we might, we can’t seem to check one item off our to-do list. All too often, it’s the seemingly …

China's social media search for stolen children

<b>This image of a three-year-old girl being abducted has been widely shared across Chinese social media. The girl has now been found, but the search sheds light on the country's huge digital campaigns trying to track down tens of thousands of missing children and return them to their parents.</b><p>The …

Social Media

This Simple Morning Ritual Primes Your Brain for Success

Gratitude can make your dreams come true. Here's how.<p>Want this to be the year you finally achieve some of your biggest goals? It can be--if you get your subconscious mind on board. That advice comes from May McCarthy, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of <i>The Path to Wealth</i>.<p>"Good …

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

Project Management

How to appear competent without saying a word

Though they may prefer to be judged by their intelligence and experience, they are also evaluated by their style and attire.<p>First impressions are formed in an instant and appearance can heavily influence someone's initial opinion of a business leader's personality, competence and capability.<p>Like it …

These 2 Images Show Why Employee Advocacy is the Trend to Watch in 2016

Ten years ago, a hundred thousand Catholics gathered in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Pope John Paul II had died.Pope Benedict inauguration …

Employment

7 Ways Millennial Managers Will Change Work

Like it or not, Millennials will soon be promoted en masse. Here's how they'll shake things up.<p>Like it or not, here they come.<p>As of this year, the so-called Millennials (born from 1980 to 2000) are the largest generation in the U.S. work force, according to Pew. They represent one out of three …

5 Types of People to Surround Yourself With for Success

You don't become successful all by yourself. Here are a just few types of people you might have around your that will get you there.<p>You don't become a success alone, you've got friends who support you and family who listen to your business trials and tribulations. You might even have both friends …