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Summit Spain: What Is The Greatest Challenge Humanity Faces Today?

“What is the greatest challenge humanity faces today?”<p>This question was posed by Nick Haan, Director of Global Grand Challenges at Singularity …

100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library | The Art of Manliness

<i>Written by: Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks, Joshua Ritchie, and Brett McKay</i><p>There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your …

5 Must-Read Books For Starting Your Company

When starting a company, there are many resources available to you with folks telling how, why, when and where to start your business in order to become a millionaire at an early age. Unfortunately, many, if not most, of these resources are mediocre, misleading, or just not useful. Having access to …

How to Follow Up After Meeting Someone in Person | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post by John Corcoran.</i><p>Last year, AoM published a thorough guide on How to Network Effectively, written by Antonio. As he …

7 Effective Ways Happy People Think

<i>“Happiness is when what you think, what you say,<br>and what you do are in harmony.”<br>―Mahatma Gandhi</i><p>Believe it or not, I’ve read 27 personal development …

30 Questions You Should And Shouldn't Ask In A Job Interview

A job interview is a two-way street. The employer asks questions to determine if the interviewee is an ideal fit for the job, and the smart candidate uses the interview to assess how she would fit in, if she would be able to do her best work there, and how well aligned her goals are with those of …

12 Tips for College Grads on the Job Hunt

What’s your best advice for a recent college grad embarking on a serious job hunt for the first time?<p>The following answers are provided by the Young …

Learn a Foreign Language Quickly | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Benny the Irish polyglot who writes at Fluent in 3 Months.</i><p>Imagine being able to blend in undetected in another …

Google HR Boss Explains Why GPA And Most Interviews Are Useless

In an interview with The New York Times' Adam Bryant, Google's Senior Vice President of People Operations Laszlo Bock explains that some of the biggest stalwarts of the hiring and recruiting world, the interview, GPA, and test scores, aren't nearly as important as people think.<p>Google doesn't even …

Employment

The Social History of Debt

Debt is a defining feature of every society. Prior to Rome most societies acted to prevent its dynamics from tearing them apart. Rulers blocked a …

Tips for Your First Day and Week at a New Job | The Art of Manliness

This month a couple million students graduated from colleges around the country.<p>If you’re one of them, and through a combination of luck and vigorous …

30 Bits of Wisdom for the Class of 2013

It’s graduation season, and that means platitudes are parading out the mouths of notable speakers everywhere. Every year, speakers spew the same old …

Steve Jobs: Live Each Day As If It Was Your Last

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, some day you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day …

7 questions to ask yourself about excuses.

You can come up with countless excuses for not following through with an idea.<p>One excuse is because you can’t do the work on your own. Another is because you don’t know exactly what to do next. There’s also: because you don’t have the right resources, or tools, or experience, or because you don’t know what will happen or whether pursuing the idea will be worth your time.<p>There are, however, no <i>good</i> excuses for an idea not to move forward, to progress. Without the minimum of a feeble attempt at …

27 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

So we've pulled together the essential reading list for entrepreneurs — from our own reading, and recommendations from founders, VCs, and CEOs.<p>Are there any other important books you think should've made the cut? Let us know in the comments.

Entrepreneurship