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The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of …

Closing the Gap Between Blue Ocean Strategy and Execution

At the highest level, there are three propositions essential to the success of strategy: the value proposition, the profit proposition, and the people proposition. For any strategy to be successful and sustainable, an organization must develop an offering that attracts buyers; it must create a …

15 Great Stocks For 2015

Trying to outguess the market can make a fool of anyone. Instead of trying to move in and out of the market, a better strategy is to buy quality stocks that you can ideally hold for the longer term. With that in mind, we asked some of our favorite investment advisors for their best ideas for 2015.

5 Reasons To Fire Your Financial Adviser Soon

As the end of 2014 is approaching, you’ll likely be reviewing your investment results for the year. So here’s a question you may want to ask: Should I fire my financial adviser?<p>That may sound like a nutty question, since the stock market has been gangbusters, with a positive year for the sixth year …

Manufacturers Are The First Clear Winners In The Big Business Switch To 'The Internet of Things'

Consider:<p><b>Industrial companies are early IoT adopters,</b> using it to create new internet-assisted manufacturing systems: 18% of industrial machinery companies are already using IoT devices, according to a recent survey from SAS.While this doesn't measure the <i>extent</i> that the IoT has been implemented by …

Internet of Things

IoT Report: How Internet of Things technology is now reaching mainstream companies and consumers

<i>This is a preview of the Internet of Things (2018) research report from Business Insider Intelligence. To learn more about the IoT ecosystem, tech trends and industry forecasts, click here.</i><p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how companies and consumers go about their days around the world. …

Internet of Things

8 Steps to Reverse a Negative Culture

In football, when a new leader gets hired, it's usually because his predecessor wasn't successful. Here's what Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells has learned about entering a losing situation, and turning it around.<p>How can one new leader enter a losing culture and turn it around?<p>The question cuts to …

Five Things Marketers Can Learn From Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is an entertainment phenomenon. She is the only artist this year to sell over a million albums in the first week of its release. She is the only female artist to replace herself on the top of the music charts with back to back number one hits. And she seems to be everywhere, from guest …

The $0 Marketing Stack: 41 Free Options to Popular Paid Services and Tools

What tools do you use to get your online marketing work done?<p>Can you do all the same work of a digital marketer, and do it for <b>free</b>?<p>The list of tools …

Social Media

10 Questions To Ask A Financial Advisor

By Laura Shin <br>It’s not easy finding a financial advisor. After all, you have to trust this virtual stranger enough to reveal your financial situation – or hand your money over -- to him or her. But these steps can help you find the right fit.<p>Ask friends and family for referrals, says …

100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company.<p>There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would …

7 Things That Separate Amazing Performers From Average People

I don't mean this as an insult but rather as a statistical truth. The extremes in any group can make the average misleading, especially when there's a floor above zero. As a result, however, it is easier than you might imagine to improve your performance way above average in just about any endeavor.<p>…

Self-improvement

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

How to Be a Millionaire by Age 25

Wish you were as wealthy as this guy? He's Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, and his super-geek-to-billionaire story is the basis of the hit …

Stanford University

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

7 Funds to Own Forever

A strategy of buying and holding index ETFs may not be exciting but it should deliver solid long-term returns.<p>You've heard it all before: You can't …

6 Books That Will Change The Way You Think For The Better

Reading what everyone else reads is good for conversation, perhaps, but it's not going to help you to think differently. And if you can't think differently, you're always going to be a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.<p>With that in mind, here are 5 books that you've (probably) never heard of …

Human Rights