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13 Misused Book Quotes & What They Actually Mean When Read In Context

Whether it's printed on an inspirational sweatshirt or posted in an Instagram caption, no one can resist a good book quote. The only problem is, some …

Literature

Want a High-Performing Team? Create an Atmosphere of 'Relaxed Intensity'--Here's How

The term "relaxed intensity" may seem contradictory but it sure as heck isn't counter-productive.<p>We're all looking for an edge to boost team performance or experience based secrets to success. One thing's for sure, any formula for success requires an intense commitment.<p>But this is trickier than it …

Leadership

The "Decision Trap" Explains Why Dreaming Small Is Actually The Key To Happiness

Think big, dream big: everywhere you turn is advice to help you keep expounding upon your life’s hidden potential. However, the irony of people who are most obsessed with having <i>more</i> is that they are often driven by a deep dissatisfaction with the simple, ordinary details of their lives. Therefore, …

Happiness

The Importance Of Self-Leadership

Earlier on in my career, I thought that the practical aspects of leadership would make my business stronger, such as learning how to communicate effectively, make decisions under pressure or ensure payroll was always done on time. I’ve come to realize that while these things are all important, …

Leadership

Impregnable – 14 Brilliant Defensive Features of Medieval Castles

“Great efforts were made by builders to ensure that their castles could withstand an enemy onslaught.” By Dr. Dan Spencer IN THEIR DAY, Medieval …

Archaeology

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …

Beauty

Innovation "Gurus" Love To Talk About These 4 Myths -- None Of Them Are True

What worked for Steve Jobs or Elon Musk Might not work for you<p>Go to any conference these days and innovation is almost sure to come up. When it does, you can be just as sure you will see something Steve Jobs said, something Elon Musk did (or plans to do) and some doomsday scenario about how robots …

Innovation

5 Key Components of Emotional Intelligence

Have you ever known people who always seem to keep their cool, who are able to handle even the most awkward social situations with grace, and who …

Emotional Intelligence

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life<p>In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> …

Happiness

Coffee: Who grows, drinks and pays the most?

<b>How do you like your coffee in the morning? From an Italian espresso to the Vietnamese ca phe trung, made with egg yolks and condensed milk, a lot depends on where you wake up.</b><p>More people are drinking more coffee than ever before, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. So which …

Coffee

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Gig Economy

How to Establish Values on a Small Team

When Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, was asked what he’d do differently if he could restart his company from scratch, he responded with this: “If I could go back and do Zappos all over again I would actually come up with our values from day one.”<p>Developing your corporate values early in your …

Management

How to rebuild trust … Frances Frei speaks at TED2018

Authenticity is critical to trust, but “if those of us who are different give in to the temptation to hold back our authentic selves, then the most …

Harvard Business School

This Famous Grocery Chain Just Used the Worst Song in the World to Brilliant Effect

This is a rare moment of genius. Oh, yeah.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>We ignore them.<p>Sometimes, we tolerate them.<p>Occasionally, we'll even chuckle at their absurdity.<p>No, I'm not talking about your average meeting with a …

Marketing

Wow. Just wow. Notes from Session 7 of TED2018

Renzo Piano makes the case for beauty in architecture during TED2018: The Age of Amazement, April 12, 2018, in Vancouver. Photo: Bret Hartman / …

Artificial Intelligence

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

How To: 22 Features You Probably Overlooked on Your Samsung Galaxy

TouchWiz might not be the Android skin of choice for hardcore aficionados, but the Galaxy's OS still has a ton of great features up its sleeve that …

Electronics Industry

21 lessons for how to get the most out of life, from a guy who retired at 50

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Six years ago, at 50, I took early retirement, sold almost everything I owned and began …

Happiness

A Guide to Men’s Dress Codes for All Occasions

Although dress codes are designed to provide guidance on what to wear, they can often make choosing an outfit more complex. With all their […]

Men's Fashion

Learning to be Comfortable With Discomfort

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups TheThe post Learning to be Comfortable With Discomfort appeared …

Self-improvement

12 Sex Myths Busted By Science [Infographic]

Ever since you learnt what was between your legs, you probably had questions. Those questions inevitably lead to answers. It's likely not all of …

Infographics

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

Self-improvement

Japan May Have Worked Out The Secret Formula For A Happy Life

In a world where financial or material success often stands as the baseline for success, someone like Ken Idehara may seem an anomaly. His small, independent shoe shop, König der Meister, sits in the busy, colorful Tokyo district of Shibuya. In big cities like Tokyo, shoe repair shops can be found …

Happiness

5 Fundamental Ways to Earn Leadership Credibility

Stephen Covey had a great concept that he called "the speed of trust." A person's credibility builds trust, and when you fully trust someone, it …

Leadership

Expert says everyone has been charging their phone wrong - here's how to do it properly

How you charge your smartphone has a big impact on its battery life, as we all know.<p>With phones such a key part of nearly everybody's daily habits, …

Gear & Gadgets

How to live joyously like an old person

"Older and wiser." You're on board with that, right? Sure. But what if I said "older and more joyful?" That probably doesn't click in the same way. …

Happiness

16 Top Quotes to Inspire a Rare and Remarkable Type of Leadership

Be inspired by Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Sheryl Sandberg, Simon Sinek and others.<p>In an era where high-profile, sexual harassment allegations continue to roll in, and Facebook's data-privacy scandal grows steadily worse, it's evident this country is faced with a crisis -- the absence of true …

Leadership

Polyamorous, Aromantic, Demisexual—And 19 Other Sexuality Terms You Really Need To Know

How many of these labels apply to you?<p>Sexuality isn’t black and white, and the labels <i>gay</i> and <i>straight</i> don’t do the full spectrum of sexual orientation justice. That’s why new terms are popping up all the time.<p>“The identification and acceptance of words that fit a person's experience can help them …

Sexuality

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Management