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Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

Happiness

The five trademarks of agile organizations

Agile organizations—of any size and across industries—have five key elements in common.<p><i>This article was written collaboratively by the McKinsey Agile</i> …

Innovation

It Took Steve Jobs Less Than 60 Seconds to Share the Best Leadership Advice You'll Hear Today

Resist the urge to fix all your team's problems, and do this instead<p>Back in the spring of 1992, Steve Jobs was invited to speak to a group of students at the MIT Sloan School of Management. (According to MIT, the lecture was a bit of a surprise, the result of the efforts of a Sloan student whose …

Leadership

The Secret to Happiness Is Helping Others

There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want …

Happiness

The Symptoms of Higher Consciousness: 18 Unmistakable Signs of Spiritual Awakening

What does it mean to be awake? What are the characteristics of the state of ‘spiritual wakefulness’ or ‘enlightenment’?<p>I’ll summarise these …

Spirituality

Executives, Beware of Agile!

The successful shift to an agile organization isn't just about a mandate from above; management has to embrace agile as a way of doing business.<p>If …

Project Management

7 things you should do every day with your significant other to make your love last

Due to the daily pressures, distractions, and dynamics of modern life, a romantic couple doesn't have to be dysfunctional to grow distant over time. Long working hours and the demands of raising children can push date night, sex, and romantic vacations to the last place on the priority …

Relationships

9 Signs You're Not Enjoying Sex — And How To Fix It

Shaking up your sex life isn't a one-time thing. But it can be really hard to get the ball rolling if you're unsatisfied in bed and don't know why, …

Sexual Health

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You Should Stop Using These Phrases Now | Inc.com

When you're a manager, your employees are constantly watching to see how you behave and what you say. As a result, it's important to be intentional about your choice of words in any setting.<p>As the boss, there are certain things you probably shouldn't say.<p>You're probably aware of the more obvious …

Selling

A Scale Model Displays the Glory of Ancient Rome

Italian archeologist <b>Italo Gismondi</b> has spent over 35 years to reconstruct the huge model at a scale of <b>1:250</b> which shows the city of Rome in the 4th …

Italy

Fit over 40: midlife fitness and nutrition tips from Matt Roberts

At the age of 44, Matt Roberts is in the same shape as the day he turned 20: the same body fat, same weight, same size clothes.<p>If you’ve resigned yourself to the inevitability of midlife spread, you need look no further for fitness inspiration than his sculpted abdominals. The ­personal trainer who …

Fitness

Top 10 Workouts -To Get Six Pack at Home |With Out Gym

10 At-home Workouts to Get Six-pack Abs<br>The house is actually a great place to hone your abs – after all, a six pack is mostly done in the …

Exercise

Photo tour: The magical island of Santorini, Greece

Santorini Island, known as Thira to the Greeks, was once home to a wealthy maritime society. A violent volcanic eruption destroyed the community, but left behind the dramatic landscapes the island is now famous for. The coast is lined with black-sand beaches, scarred hills and steep cliffs. Inland, …

Media Management

8 Tips for Running in Your 50s and Beyond

While some naysayers may try to convince you that it's not safe or smart to run over the age of 50, running is a safe, healthy exercise for people of …

Exercise

'Time is elastic': an extract from Carlo Rovelli's The Order of Time

What does it really mean to say that time ‘passes’? Why does time pass faster in the mountains than it does at sea level? The physicist explains in this extract from his latest book<p>• Interview with Carlo Rovelli<p>I stop and do nothing. Nothing happens. I am thinking about nothing. I listen to the …

Physics

This is how to make close friends: 4 surprising secrets from research

Forget pandas. Close friends are the real endangered species these days.<p>That’s a painful thing. And I don’t mean “sad-painful.” I mean …

Psychology

Leaders, Stop Avoiding Hard Decisions

Too many leaders avoid making tough calls. In an effort not to upset others or lose status in the eyes of their followers, they concoct sophisticated justifications for putting off difficult decisions, and the delay often does far more damage than whatever fallout they were trying to avoid. In …

Leadership

The four types of dysfunctional executives and how to handle them

<i>Image: Shutterstock</i><p>According to a 2014 Harvard study, nearly half of adults in the United States have reported experiencing a psychiatric disorder at …

Leadership

How to Get Rid of "Man Boobs"

It’s one of every guy's worst nightmares: man boobs. You saw it on the <i>Seinfeld</i> episode “The Mansierre,” in which Kramer developed a bra for guys who …

Exercise

The 4-Step Guide To Getting Over A Sexual Dry Spell

In 1983, sociologist Pepper Schwartz coined the term "lesbian bed death," which is the idea that queer women eventually become so comfortable in …

Extreme Sports

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

The 7 Most Important Life Lessons to Learn While You're Still Young

They'll put you on the path to happiness and success.<p><i>What did you learn too late in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of ceolifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>I wish I …

Quora

How to Stop Yourself From Interrupting People All The Time

Serial interrupting pisses people off and makes you seem selfish and impatient. Here's how to kick the habit.<p>By<p>Apr 13 2018, 3:09 PM<p>Life is full of …

Self-help

UX innovation at scale: How to reduce design chaos and bring order to your team - Financial Products UX

The mission of Bloomberg’s UX team is to craft consistent and usable interfaces for clients. In large design organizations with inherently complex …

UX Design

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>April 17, 2018</b><p>"What does AI mean for your business? Read this book to find out." -- Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google. Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible, magically bringing machines to life-driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But …

Artificial Intelligence

Myers-Briggs just discovered there is a personality type for entrepreneurs — see if you have it

Michael Buckner/Getty<p><b>Your Myers-Briggs personality can affect everything from where you should live to which dog you should own.</b>• <b><br>Most recently, it has</b> …

Psychology

Sprint Planning Checklist

TL;DR: Scrum Sprint Planning ChecklistA sprint planning checklist? How dare you: Scrum is a mindset, not a methodology. It is a journey, not a …

Project Management

5 Customer Experience Trends to Watch

Delivering strong customer experiences (CX) ties directly to your bottom line. According to a 2017 study by professional services company KPMG, …

Customer Experience