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Want to Be a Thought Leader? Here's How to Stand Out and Be Noticed

You may be tempted to play it safe. Here's why that's a bad idea.<p>You know the importance of being visible in your field, so you're raising your profile by writing blogs or articles, contributing to social media discussions and presenting at conferences. The term for that, of course, is "thought …

Research Shows This 1 Rare Habit Separates Successful Leaders From All Others

This may be cringeworthy but the research doesn't lie.<p>When it comes to choosing a leadership philosophy that will turn employees into loyal and committed high-performers, who will then win over loyal and committed customers time and time again, you can't beat ​Servant Leadership.<p>In fact, the …

Here Are The 20 Netflix Documentaries That Are Definitely Worth Your Time To Watch

Say goodbye to aimless browsing this weekend.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out

Research suggests that companies and individuals committed to living out this principle will see a happier workplace and an improved bottom line.<p>Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want …

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Ultimate Pitch Deck To Build A Billion Dollar Startup

Let’s be honest — most business plans are dull. No one has time to read a business plan unless they have already made the mental decision to fund you, and are just checking the boxes of due diligence. Experienced business pros and investors know that business plans change. In fact, the funding you …

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What is the blockchain? WIRED explains

It’s got stiff competition, but ‘blockchain’ might just be the tech buzzword <i>de jour</i>. Want to make your startup sound like it’s much more …

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How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

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7 tips for teaching kids to save money

You probably know it’s important to teach kids to save money, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Some knowledge about how kids approach money may make …

Here's Why Tony Robbins Starts Every Day With 'Priming' (and You Should Too)

Tony Robbins kick-starts every day with a routine he calls "priming."<p>Tony Robbins starts each day with the same routine-- he calls it priming. It's a cool mixture of breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation that gets you primed for your day. It reminds me very much of the self-fulfilling …

Bitcoin: New Financial System or Same Old Boys' Club?

As the price of Bitcoin soared to record highs this week—$10,000, $15,000, then $17,000—the meteoric rise that turned early investors into paper …

Here Are the First 6 Books You Should Read In 2018

And if you've already read one of these, I recommend the perfect complement.<p>If you love lists, December is a fun month to browse the internet. These lists usually take one of two forms: You're looking back on the previous year or eyeing the horizon for the year to come.<p>Some of the lists in the …

The first blockchain smartphone will come preloaded with mobile Ethereum client Status

Blockchain technologies aren’t limited to the virtual world. The foundation of decentralized cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum is also being applied to hardware products.<p>Sirin Labs — the company that created the $14,000 Solarin smartphone — earlier this year announced a smartphone named …

6 Habits That Will Help You Become a Better Leader, According to Someone Who Coaches CEOs

Start implementing these now.<p>Over the past 25 years, I’ve coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg’s, …

Four strategies for remembering everything you learn

If you're going to learn anything, you need two kinds of prior knowledge:<p>knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or …

12 myths of data analytics debunked

In IT, the bigger the hype, the greater the misconceptions, and data analytics is no exception. Analytics, one of the hottest facets of information …

Big Data

Improve your spreadsheet skills and increase productivity by mastering Excel

You may think you know how to use Microsoft Excel well enough, but are you truly tapping into the full power of this classic application? There's a …

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect

Most of these are small, subtle changes in behavior, but they can have a big impact on how much other people respect you.<p>What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like …

5 Strategies to Make Yourself Work When You're Just Not in the Mood

Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative with it, and, ultimately, get more done.<p>Procrastination affects …

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Classic Fried Chicken

This fried chicken recipe makes enough for about 8 people. For best results, fry the chicken breasts separately at a slightly lower temperature, …

Should You Quit Your Job? Not if Your Boss Does These 5 Important Things Daily

If you're on the fence about your job, pay close attention to whether your boss shows these leadership signs.<p>Over the years, I've witnessed some atrocious examples of leadership both as a member of executive teams in former companies as well as coaching executives to be more effective since going …

Want to Be a Self-Made Millionaire? Add These 9 Habits to Your Routine

Make these nine habits a part of your daily life, and get to your first million.<p>Visualize life as a building, and habits as the building blocks. The stronger the building blocks are the more the building is able to withstand changes in its environment.<p>Life is short. Consistency will get you far. …

Former British MI6 spy reveals how to remember information without writing it down

Remembering things can be hard.<p>Former British Secret Service MI6 and Australian Secret Intelligence Service agent Warren Reed learned a simple technique during his spy training to help remember any information without writing it down.<p>One of the very first things spies learn is how to train their …

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This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time

The billionaire has a simple method for deciding what to spend his valuable time on.<p>With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But …

Ditch the To-Do List. This is the Only Prioritization System You Need

The life hack that will keep you on track and super productive.<p>Prioritization made simple: write a list of all the things you have to do and cross them off as you go. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy, right?<p>Not quite. To-do lists might help you get things done today, but they're also a double-edged sword. …

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To Write Well, You Don't Have to Be a Genius (but You Do Have to Do This)

One of the most gifted legal writers on the Supreme Court shared his advice for becoming a great writer.<p>In August 2008, Scribes, an organization that "seeks to create an interest in writing about the law and to promote a clear, succinct, and forceful style in legal writing," honored the late …

Why Scientists Say It Pays to Get Emotional at Work

Balancing emotion and professionalism is a winning formula for workplace success.<p>Have you seen a CEO scream in a meeting? Hopefully not in real life. But probably on the big screen. When a CEO in the movies yells and humiliates people, the bad behavior is always justified by his unbending passion …

If You Do These 3 Things at Work, You're Going to Be Really Successful

The early stages of your career are wrought with uncertainty—despite the best intentions, your professional path is more or less still a question …

17 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Shared the Interview Secrets That Built Amazon. Here's What He Said

Amazon's founder described his quirky interview question, and why he asked applicants for their SAT scores.<p>Want to know what Jeff Bezos thinks? He doesn't give many unscripted interviews these days. Heck, he made news recently just by answering some open-ended questions onstage from his younger …

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