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3 Crucial Skills For Leading Without Authority

With flatter management structures, increased outsourcing, the move toward collaborative cultures, and the ongoing formation of cross-functional teams, the criterion for the job of leader is changing. More and more people are assigned to leadership roles in which they have no positional …

Leadership

Apple releases Classroom iPad app version 2.0 w/ ability to manually create classes & more

Alongside public releases for iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 today, Apple has officially released version 2.0 of its Classroom app for iPad previously in beta.<p>Version 2 of the app brings a number of new features including the ability to create classes within the app and invite …

iPad Apps

Why It's Better to Raise Debt than Equity

Many experts will tell you to raise equity when starting your business. Here's why they're wrong.<p>As you start to build your business from garage to office, the issue of funding will become abundantly clear.<p>So which road should you go down: building debt or equity? While many experts feel that …

Got a great idea for a business? Before you go any further, read this

Many startups fail because they create a product no one wants. Entrepreneur Ian James explains how to prevent this<p>If you have a burning business idea, 2017 could be the year you make it happen. But before you take the plunge to launch your new venture, leave behind a successful career, or pivot an …

Startups

4 new ways to stop food cravings

Day after day it’s the same story. You get up and have a balanced breakfast (egg whites), and it’s salad for lunch. You’re planning to work out, and google-ing healthy dinner recipes--you’re on track for a day of absolutely perfect eating.<p>And then the clock strikes 3 p.m.<p>All the sudden something …

13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," …

A Look Back: “The Fifteen Tech Tools & Non-Tech Resources I Use Most Often With My Students”

<b>In February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

Education Technology

Mark Cuban Recommends These 5 Books for Entrepreneurs

Your reading list for 2017 has arrived.<p>Mark Cuban is a powerhouse. A savvy entrepreneur, exacting investor, and professional sports team owner, his suggestions, then, carry weight. Here are five of his top picks for reading material for aspiring as well as current entrepreneurs:<p>1. <i>Rework</i>, by Jason …

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science

Researchers have been studying the art of persuasion for years. Here's what they've found.<p>The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. …

7 Ways to Work Smarter and Improve Your Luck in Business

Have you ever wondered what role luck plays in business success, and what you can do to improve your own luck? Here are some tips.<p>Don't you wish you could be as lucky as Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, who always seem to be in the right place at the right time for their business ideas to thrive?<p>After …

Self-improvement

Meet Yup, the edtech startup that's rethinking tutoring

Fresh off a fundraising round, Yup is a platform connecting students with the tutoring help they need. Their next step is to scale up and grow.<p>After pivoting a failed startup, Egyptian entrepreneur Naguib Sawiris has been charging forward in the edtech space with his tutoring platform Yup.<p>Sawiris …

Incorporating a Growth Mindset Into Your Teaching Practice

Our view is based on the assumption that educators at every level have tremendous untapped potential. It is especially important for teachers to have …

Teaching

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript):<p><b>What does the word “study” mean to you?</b><p>Have you ever told your students to study for a …

How to Become Infinitely More Attractive, According to Psychology

When we think about attractiveness, a fresh coat of lipstick, a striking outfit, and a fresh blowout stereotypically come to mind. At least, that's …

8 Ways to Tell if You Are Vitamin D Deficient

By Franziska Spritzler<p>Vitamin D is an extremely important vitamin that has powerful effects on several systems throughout the body (1).<p>Unlike most …

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10 Signs Your Boss Is a Great Manager (and You Shouldn't Leave Your Job)

For starters, how is your boss's listening skills?<p>Years ago, I was a member of a politically-charged executive team with each person pulling in different directions with opposing agendas. We were a mess.<p>While that horrendous experience was short-lived, it gave me a front-row seat to witnessing …

9 Daily Steps to Be More Productive and Get Sh*t Done

<b>9 Daily Steps to Be More Productive and Get Shit Done</b><p>Everyone and their mom wants to be more productive and <i>get shit done</i>. How many times have you …

The 5 Essential Skills Everyone--Especially Leaders and Entrepreneurs--Should Cultivate ASAP

Before management or leadership skills, before marketing, financial, or operational skills, there are five more essential, more foundational skills that drive success.<p>Five essential skills are needed to create and build a great business.<p>Leaders need these skills if their business is to have the …

7 Brain Hacks That Will Make You a Lot Smarter

To stay ahead in life, you need to be a constant learner. These hacks will help you pull it off.<p>Our world is evolving quicker than ever.<p>To stay competitive in business and ahead of the game, it's increasingly important to continually learn new skills and information. That's why mega-moguls like …

10 Success lessons from JK Rowling – “Billionaire Author” for entrepreneurs

Share59<p>Tweet<p>Share40<p>+15<p>Shares 104<p>British author JK Rowling wrote the first Potter books while a single mother living on welfare. Written on a manual …

DragonBox

A game almost as addictive as Angry Birds, DragonBox combines first rate art design and smooth game mechanics to teach the basics of algebraic thinking. At first glance, it seems like DragonBox is tricking kids into learning algebra. It’s not. Kids are actually doing algebra from the moment they …

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 …

Great Depression

12 Mind Tricks That Make You Likable and Help You Get Ahead

Dr. Travis Bradberry shows you how to use the brain's natural quirks to your advantage.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the …

45 free online classes you can take (and finish) by the end of this year

No matter where you're at in your career, learning something new can only help you. Looking for a new job? A unique skill could easily set you apart …

University of California

12 Habits That Set Ultra Successful People Apart

Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal goals out of the water. Here's what sets them apart.<p>A study at Strayer University found that most people think success is about achieving your personal goals.<p>Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal …

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job

About to ditch employed life for entrepreneurship? Get through this reading list first.<p>You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an …

9 Counterintuitive Lessons About Success You Can Learn From Tony Robbins

Yes, he's charismatic, inspiring, and owns a resort in Fiji. But the reasons he's so successful are very unglamorous.<p>If you think Tony Robbins’s enduring fame, wealth, and huge influence come from the fact that he’s overflowing with charisma and inspiration--and almost impossibly tall--you’re …

You Asked: Should I Eat 3 Big Meals Or Lots of Small Ones?

Compared to the traditional “three squares” approach to eating, the concept of grazing on micro-meals spread throughout the day is popular among …

How To Take Advantage Of Your Brain’s Hidden Productivity Powers

Your mental lists are distracting you from other, more productive uses of your brain. Here’s how to do a weekly brain dump instead.<p>If you think keeping everything you need to know neatly packed away in your head is a smart way to run your life, you’re probably hurting your productivity and stifling …

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Personal Finance