Jacob Varghese

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This Is the Future of Work and What It Means for Your Career

In my 20s, I was an investment banker; in my 30s, a research analyst; in my 40s, I managed and led large, complex businesses; and now that I’ve …

How Marketing Has Changed and Why It Matters

Ten years ago, people went to one or two websites when looking for a product, and made a decision based on that information. Today, however, the information available about products is almost endless.<p>Ten years ago, people went to one or two websites when looking for a product, and made a decision …

What I Learned About Dealing with People From Playing Games Online

Video games are more than just an entertaining time sink. Take them online and they can even teach us a few things about how to interact with other …

8 Red Flags to Watch for on a Potential Hire's LinkedIn Profile

At a minimum, every business owner should at least check that a job candidate has a LinkedIn profile before scheduling an interview. But don't just scan it -- LinkedIn can be a handy tool for weeding out candidates too. Eight business owners weigh in on the signs that a potential hire probably …

How to Future Proof Your Career with the Skills That Matter

The job market can be scary, but with skills that stand the test of time, you can increase your odds of staying employed. Here's how to find and …

Employment

Get Better at Getting Better: The Kaizen Productivity Philosophy

Most productivity methods give you tools to tackle specific projects or to-dos in an organized way. Kaizen, which translates roughly to "good …

Top 15 Trends for 2015

Every year, my team of futurists at Frost & Sullivan puts their heads together to come up with the top trends for the upcoming year.<p>Last year, the team did particularly well with its top 14 trends for 2014. In particular, the team’s predictions on 3-D, virtual currency, online retailing, Big Data, …

26 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick This Winter

The paranoid man's plan for making it to March without so much as a cough, shiver, sniffle, or gesundheit<p>We're going to go out on a limb here and predict that the zombie apocalypse will not happen in 2014. This doesn't mean, however, that hordes of shambling strangers can't infect you and make you …

16 Incredibly Useful Google Products And Services You Didn't Know Existed

While those products and services sound amazing, you can't use them right now. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly useful that you might not even know existed.<p>For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?

8 Questions You Have to Ask During a Job Interview

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Why firms don't want you to be brilliant at your job

<b>Are those workers who stay for years with the same companies unambitious and mediocre, or does the corporate grind make them so? asks author and Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway.</b><p>Last week I talked to a graduate who had just started working for one of the most prestigious employers in the …

Employment

Why Germany is so much better at training its workers

At last, unemployment is easing. But the latest low rate—hovering below 6%–obscures a deeper, longer-term problem: “skills mismatches” in the labor force, which will only worsen in years to come. According to the most recent figures, 9.3 million Americans are unemployed, but 4.8 million jobs stand …

Obama Administration

Here Are The Four Key Elements That Will Make The 'Internet Of Things' An Absolutely Massive Market

BI Intelligence predicts that by 2019:<p>IoT device shipments will reach 6.7 billion.<br>• Revenues from devices, services, and software will reach $600 billion.<br>• A massive $1.7 trillion of value will be added to the economy in the form of revenues and efficiency cost savings.<p>A new report from BI Intelligence …

Internet of Things

6 Steps to Forgiving People

Shakespeare wrote that the two most bitter enemies are those who once loved each other. Here's how to find healing through forgiveness.<p><b>1. Recognize the problem isn't him or her. It's us.</b><p>It's never someone "out there." It's in here.<p>Hatred is the only time in life where we create a prison, lock …

Positive Thinking

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

Learn Proper Global Dining Etiquette With This Chart

Whether you're abroad, or going out to a foreign restaurant locally, you need to be sensitive to the dining etiquette of the culture. This chart …

The Full Body Stability Workout

Foods and Drinks That Help (and Hurt) Your Running

The latest research reveals how what you consume affects your exercise.<p><b>Chocolate, please.</b> <br>In happy news, researchers from London's Kingston University found that dark chocolate may boost performance. Cyclists who ate two ounces daily for two weeks rode farther and tolerated more intense exercise …

Walking Is The Superfood Of Fitness, Experts Say

For author and scientist Katy Bowman, walking is a biological imperative like eating. In her book, "Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement," she suggests there are movement nutrients, just like dietary nutrients, that the body needs.<p>"Walking is a superfood. It's the defining …

5 Training Tips for First-Time 10K Runners

<i>By Caitlin Carlson, Women's Health Magazine associate fitness editor</i><p>The 10K-race distance is (unsurprisingly) one of the most popular. That's likely because 6.2 miles is not so far that it intimidates new runners, but it's far enough to qualify as a worthy goal -- whether you're a newbie or …

Sculpt Broad Shoulders With Just Your Body Weight

Anthony J. Yeung, C.S.C.S.

Don't Get Sick! This Type Of Workout Wards Off The Flu

Boost your body’s immune system and its flu-fighting, I-refuse-to-get-sick ability with a regular, high-intensity workout routine. A report released …

The 4 Best Strength Training Exercises For Runners

<i>Want to become a stronger, faster, injury-proof runner? Add these four exercises to your training routine!</i><p>To become the best, most efficient runner …

All Day Muscle-Building

The 30 Best Back Exercises of All Time

Looking for the best back exercises you could possibly do? You came to the right place.<p>If you’re working out for the sake of looking good (and what …

Muscle

The Benefits of Walking

Why Walk?<p>So many workouts, so many excuses. Running? Cramps in your side. Swimming? Hate getting wet. Pilates? Expensive. Spin class? A headache. …

The Hotel Workout to Keep You Fit on the Fly

Don't let travel sabotage your gains<p>Traveling means different time zones, pitiful hotel gyms, and long layovers. But those don't have to be excuses for letting your fitness routine go off course. "All you need is your bodyweight and a bed to stay fit on the road," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator …

Workouts

This Table Of Exercises Shows You How To Get Fit Without Any Equipment

You can get a complete workout with just your body. This "Periodic Table of Bodyweight Exercises" showcases dozens of moves -- from easy to insane -- …

Taking A Walk In Nature Could Be The Best Thing You Do For Your Mood All Day

When you’re feeling a deluge of negative emotions, you know that it can be helpful to “walk it off.” And according to a new study, there’s evidence to back up the stress-releasing strategy.<p>The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, found that taking group nature walks is …

80 Reasons to Exercise

Happy Fit Friday! I made this little graphic to motivate my 28 Day Transformation group this week and decided it was worth sharing here on the blog …