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EulerPy

EulerPy is a command line tool designed to streamline the process of solving Project Euler problems using Python. The package focuses on two main …

Python Programming

Minecraft in 500 lines of Python with Pyglet

A short walkthrough of some of the code from an impressive 500 line Python game - a simple version of Minecraft, using the Pyglet 3D library. Links to resources for Pyglet and Python gaming generally.

Minecraft

25 Most Useful Photography Cheat Sheets – Part1

Here we have collected some very useful Photography Cheat Sheets. I am sure, these diagrams will be very useful for beginners and amateur …

Photography

Success And 'The Rule Of Three'

Understanding the needs of your customers, coworkers, sponsors, investors, and other important people in your business life is important. Central to this understanding is the idea of Creating Value. Creating Value is at the core of our professional lives, and is the foundation of our ability to …

The 5 Essential Elements Your Resume Needs

There is no single document in a person’s life that is more obsessed over than the resumé. Mortgage papers, a Last Will and Testament, even divorce papers don’t have the same intensive review, page-for-page, than the notorious resumé.<p>Below are five elements that should be present in every resumé. …

Is How You Speak Sabotaging Your Success? 7 Ways to Power Up Your Language

The words you speak hold immense power. Power to open up possibilities, and power to close them down. Power to build trust, and power to erode it. Power to direct new action, and power to end it. Power to amplify negative emotions, and power to generate and spread positive ones.<p>Indeed, …

6 Secrets To Succeed In Today's Economy

<b>NEW YORK (May 8, 2014)</b> – Forbes announced today the release of <i>Millennial Game Plan: 6 Secrets in Today’s Economy,</i> by Forbes contributor Laura Shin. The new e-book, produced and distributed by Vook, looks at the challenges millennials faced as they entered a struggling economy with limited job …

These 2 Keys To Happiness At Work May Surprise You

(This article is adapted from <i>Happy Hour is 9 to 5: How to Love Your Job, Love Your Life and Kick Butt at Work</i>.)<p>Last year, while giving a speech in the U.S., I met George. He was 55 at the time, vice president of an IT company and had achieved every conventional measure of career success. Besides …

4 Ways To Increase Creativity As An Entrepreneur

If you’re an entrepreneur, chances are you’re pretty good at coming up with responses to unfulfilled needs in the marketplace. But what happens when you need a new idea? An original answer? A breakthrough? That calls for creative thinking. It’s a method of thinking most of us have never been …

Infographic: 5 Networking Success Factors

When it comes to workplace success, <i>who</i> you know is just as important as <i>what</i> you know. But what’s the best way to manage your relationships in today’s hyper-connected world, where we often rely on social and mobile media to make our day-to-day connections?<p>In collaboration with networking expert …

Extraordinary Individual Performers: The Difference Between Good And Great

My co-founder Jack Zenger made a strong case in his Forbes column on Extraordinary Performers that it’s not only the members of the company in the C-suite who need to develop leadership skills. In virtually every business there are also a number of individual contributors (those without direct …

Three Ways To Recruit The Best IT Talent

The IT department is critical to the smooth operation of most businesses, which means organizations must be laser-focused on hiring top talent to manage technology needs on an ongoing basis. Before beginning a search for potential hires, it’s crucial to have a plan in place for finding, …

The Fan Experience Matters: Design Elements

The time you spend at a sport venue has to be the most awesome experience each time you are there, whether you are a season ticket holder with courtside seats or a first-timer in the nosebleed section.<p>“Continuous engagement,” which spans beyond a season’s beginning and end, is something we talk …

10 Tips For Managing A Moody Boss

Does your boss experience mood swings on a regular basis? Does he or she suddenly become irritable, negative, or isolated for no apparent reason? This isn’t uncommon, especially in a demanding, high-stress environment—but moody bosses can be extremely difficult to work with.<br>Here are 10 tips for …

A Happy Office Is A Serious Business: The Science Of Workplace Morale

Most managers eagerly pay lip service to concepts like trust, teamwork and innovation.<p>But many haven’t gotten around to accepting what the latest science has to say about which kind of work environment produces these things.<p>“Relationships are the medium through which the best work gets done,” says …

How Good Managers Manage Emotions

There’s no way around it. Managers matter.<p>Many organizations minimize the link between their managers’ human skills and overall employee performance. But over and over, the research confirms that old gut sense: A manager is generally the most important factor in bringing out a worker’s best …

Is Your Team Trustworthy? Find Out Now

Is your team trustworthy? Are you sure?<p>And let’s look in the mirror for a moment–do they trust you?<p>One key aspect of trust is accountability. If you can’t count on someone to follow through, little else matters.<p>Accountability is deeply tied to promises and trust. And safety, belonging, and …

Want A Job You Love? 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before The Interview

In my senior year of college, my roommates and I would prep together for our finance and accounting interviews. They would discuss valuations; I would run through different assets and liabilities. We wrote questions for our interviewers: What is the work-life balance like? What is a typical career …

10 Steps For Giving A Convincing Sales Pitch

If you want to gain more traction for your startup and get more signups for your product or service, then these tried-and-tested steps to building a sales pitch will be invaluable. Even if you need to sell your idea to an investor or convince a talented developer to join your team, your pitch might …

Worldview

“I’m skeptical of being an entrepreneur for the sake of being an entrepreneur,” says Geoff Lewis, a Principal on the Investment Team at Founders Fund. “It’s about worldview – we’re look for someone who has got a really contrarian view of the future,” he said pointing to SpaceX, the space …

8 Ways To Build And Use The New Breed Of Data-Driven Applications

Software-as-a-Service and cloud computing has been transformational for the software industry, but compared to what is coming next, you ain’t seen nothing yet. First, to appreciate where we are heading a quick review of where we’ve been is in order. Back in the olden days of business software a …

Six Reasons VCs Won't Back Your Deal

<i>The following guest post is by</i> <i>Eric Schiffer, chairman and CEO of Patriarch Private Equity and CEO of Digitalmarketing.com.</i><p>It might look like anyone who’s got a pulse can get funded in Silicon Valley these days, with venture capitalists injecting $9.99 billion into deals the first quarter of 2014 …

How To Improve Your Communication By Up To 93%

You’ve scrutinized what you plan to say. You’ve mentally calculated every word that will comes out of your mouth in that big meeting, pitch, or presentation. That’s good – that’s the ante to play. But you’re only going to be 7% effective in your communication. Not to be blunt, but 7% isn’t going to …

No Managers? No Hierarchy? No Way!

In the discussion of the vast ongoing paradigm shift in management from the slow-moving stifling hierarchical bureaucracies of the 20th Century to the more agile, collaborative and networked forms of organization emerging today, some of the more counter-productive phrases are “get rid of managers!” …

Steve Jobs and Ezra Cornell: Entrepreneurs

More and more MBA students are choosing to major in entrepreneurship, rather than the traditional disciplines of finance and marketing.<p>How has entrepreneurship changed over the past century-and-a-half? Or has it changed? Consider the examples of Steve Jobs and Ezra Cornell.<p>Everyone knows about …

How The Wealthiest Families Make And Lose Their Money -- Part 5

In this series of articles on wealth creation and maintenance, we have hit on a few key findings of researchers and practitioners. The vast majority of family wealth stems from business ownership and not inheritance. Families who divide their wealth among members at each generation tend to lose …

The New Role Of Leaders

When Alfred Sloan created the modern corporation at General Motors, he based it on the military. The company was split into divisions, each with its own leadership. Information flowed up, orders went down and your rank determined your responsibility.<p>The model was designed to implement strategy from …

What Makes A Great Innovative CEO?

Anyone can change his or her behavior to improve creative impact in a company. According to the authors of the Innovators DNA, the five skills of disruptive innovators are questioning, observing, networking, experimenting and associational thinking (drawing connections among unrelated fields). …

Five Keys To BRAVE Innovation

In most industries, the lowest cost player makes money selling large quantities of product or service at a low price with great discipline. The differentiated player makes money selling smaller quantities of product or service at a relatively high price fueled by value-creating innovation. Those in …