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Real-World Blueprint for a $5-Million Week

Ramit Sethi is on the short list of people I respect in the world of finance. In a space saturated by gurus who promote one method of investing and …

Top 10 Smart Alternatives to TED Talks

TED talks are great, but there’s a point where they all seem too similar, or are just taxing to muddle through. If you’d still like to enjoy a smart, …

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The Power Paradox: The Surprising and Sobering Science of How We Gain and Lose Influence

“We rise in power and make a difference in the world due to what is best about human nature, but we fall from power due to what is worst.”<p><i>“There are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout,”</i> Thoreau wrote as he contemplated how silence ennobles speech. In the century and a half …

The Tale of Probability and Luck: Why We’re in Control of Our Destiny

When people tell you that you can’t do something, often times, it’s based on their own insecurities, fears or experiences. It’s also consciously …

Make Your Life a Masterpiece

<i>“Everything has been figured out, except how to live.” — Jean-Paul Sartre</i><p>You have one life. You are the artist. Don’t just make life work, you make …

A mistake is just a moment in time

Jamie Ross in his home/gallery in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Photograph by Tom Jenz.Many mistakes aren’t meant to be corrected.A few summers ago I …

The Third Wave is coming…

I would’ve taken the money. A couple hundred million.<p>He could’ve sold the business for a 100, 200 million dollars.<p>Bill Gates wanted to buy it.<p>But he …

Financial Fridays: Why Today Is The Day You Have To Reinvent Yourself

It’s going to be a shitstorm and I hope I have my umbrella.<p>Incomes are getting lower every year. This will never stop.<p>Since 1993. Income for people …

You Design Your Reality, Not Your Job

Jobs are a means to an end for far too many people. I know this because for the lion’s share of my life, I have been one of them. When I think of …

The Marriage Decision: Everything Forever or Nothing Ever Again

There’s not really any normal way to start a relationship. Some people go on a date, and then another date, and then another, and one day it’s just …

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What Happened When I Moved My Company To A 5-Hour Workday

A little over a year ago, Tower Paddle Boards started letting employees leave by lunchtime and offering 5% profit-sharing.<p>In every office, I’ve often felt, there are just a few people who do three times the work of everyone else, yet their reward is only marginally higher. As an entrepreneur, I’ve …

10 Tips From Travel Experts, Flight Attendants, and Other Frequent Fliers

Don't forget these travel tips as your pack for your next business trip.<p>For those of us who travel for work, we've come to expect that certain things are bound to go wrong from flight delays to long airport security lines and luggage mishaps.<p>To prepare for this article, I spoke to several expert …

Producing a Career from the Ground Up [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Acclaimed film and television producer Gale Anne Hurd knows what it takes to build a career from scratch in a tough industry. Hurd describes her path …

Energies that Power a Career [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Former U.S. Undersecretary of Energy Kristina Johnson discusses the empowering experiences of her life and career in academia, government and private …

No Exit Strategy for Your Life's Work [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Thoughts and influences from early life continue to shape how Evernote CEO Phil Libin embraces his work. In this wide-ranging presentation, Libin …

Innovate for America [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

As America's first Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra focuses on advancing technology and innovation to unlock national economic growth and …

Creating Enchantment [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Entrepreneur and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki shares the secrets to being enchanting and developing influence through the "pillars of …

Live for the Future and Survive Success [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

As CEO of OptiMedica, Mark Forchette guides the company's continuing efforts to successfully deliver innovative medical technologies to market. In …

Build Your Personal Charisma [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Debunking charisma as being purely innate or magical, Olivia Fox Cabane reveals how specific behaviors of presence, power and warmth can help …

Pursue Passions with a Vengeance [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Through stories of creating meaningful impact around the world, Melinda Gates explains how the Gates Foundation seeks to solve global challenges …

Launching into Uncharted Space [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

The co-founders of Skybox Imaging, Dan Berkenstock, Julian Mann, John Fenwick and Ching-Yu Hu, realized early on they had one thing in common: they …

How Things Gain from Disorder [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Based on his continuing exploration of the decision making process under opaque circumstances, Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and …

Leading Big Visions From the Heart [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Asana Co-Founder Justin Rosenstein shares the philosophy and experiences that drive him to create positive impact on the world. Rosenstein also …

A World of Changemakers [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Ashoka Founder Bill Drayton shares new ideas on how the world can transition to a place where everyone is a contributing change-maker. Drayton also …

A True Model for Embracing Change [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Hemant Shah, co-founder and CEO of RMS, takes students on a ride through the highs and lows of growing and changing a company. From early days in an …

Acceleration Through Community [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Venture inside StartX, an educational non-profit that supports the development of passionate Stanford entrepreneurs. In this panel discussion, …

Education Reimagined [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Sal Khan, founder and executive director of Khan Academy, discusses elements for a new vision for education. While offering examples of how his …

The Power of Not Knowing [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Author and leadership educator Liz Wiseman shares why cultivating a "rookie mindset" is an advantage in a rapidly changing world. Wiseman presents …

Make Government Work Better for All [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America, explains how governments, from the federal level to the local, need individuals …

Figure Out What's Important [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Kathryn Gould, one of the first women venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, shares what she's learned after many years of picking successful …