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8 Productivity Tips I Learned Interviewing 100 Successful Entrepreneurs | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>As a hopeless daydreamer, I often laugh at my past</b>. For instance, not long ago, I placed ‘Organization‘ under my list of strengths. Once I jumped …

Productivity

Learn How to Make Captivating Presentations with This Free Online Book

Communication guru Nancy Duarte helped us learn how to create and deliver presentations that don't suck . Her acclaimed book, Resonate, is available …

10 Essentials of the Most Successful Companies’ Break Rooms | Inc.com

Break rooms are an often overlooked feature of the workplace that can actually be counterproductive if used improperly. Break rooms are so named because they're intended to encourage a mental and physical break from the daily races of the office, but there are many other ways you can make your …

Employment

Winter Is (Probably) Coming (Soon)

Duck everyone. It’s a bubble. Or something close to one. And the good times are going to slow down. Probably soon.<p>That’s the gist of a recent interview that venture capitalist Bill Gurley gave. His words matter because they cut to the simple fact that too many companies are burning too much …

Virtually Everything: the Physical World is Becoming Software

Marc Andreesen famously said in 2011 that “software is eating the world”. I believe that’s only the case because of underlying changes to the hardware that’s facilitated it.<p>The creation of that world-eating software, the coding jobs that it creates and the wealth it generates would all be imaginary …

#theLIST: The Best of the French Twist

The French twist is the darling of red carpet hairstyles, but that doesn't mean it's boring. From icons to modern muses, a look at some of our favorite interpretations just in time for awards season.<p>The French twist is the darling of red carpet hairstyles, but that doesn't mean it's boring. From …

An 8-dimensional model of the universe

Physicist and surfer Garrett Lisi presents a controversial new model of the universe that -- just maybe -- answers all the big questions. If nothing …

Physics

Hair Ideas: A Topknot for Short-Haired Girls

So you cut your hair short—that's awesome! But it's summer, and you want to get your hair off your neck, and you can't. Not awesome! Trust me, I've tried, and every single time I tie up my long bob, I end up with a mullet: a big panel of hair hanging down my neck that is anything but a "party in …

Marella Agnelli on the Betrayal of Truman Capote’s Answered Prayers: “Oh, Truman, This Is a Gossip Column”

In an adaptation from her forthcoming memoir, __Marella Agnelli__writes about her shattered relationship with Truman Capote, who betrayed her by exposing the secrets of her glamorous world in his scathing <i>roman à clef, Answered Prayers.</i> She writes, “During the 1960s, I regarded Truman as one of my …

Peter Thiel Says He Never Invests In A CEO Who Wears A Suit

Thiel, an early investor in many successful startups, including Facebook, Yelp, and LinkedIn, says his trick about suits saved him from making bad gambles on clever businessmen trying to compensate for weak products.<p>"Maybe we still would have avoided these bad investments if we had taken the time …

10 Tips for Attracting and Maintaining a Top Notch Team | Inc.com

Barring very few exceptions, startups are cash poor and remain so for a very long time. But driven founders are capable of thriving in this environment and are not dissuaded by uncertainty of outcome or income. Compensation is rarely the driver in their pursuit of achieving success.<p>New employees …

Employee Engagement

9 Hall of Fame Leadership Lessons | Inc.com

Six former players and managers will be inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 27th. So what better time to ask these all-time greats to share with Inc.com the single best leadership lessons they learned on (and off) the diamond?<p>Batter up!<p>1. Tony La Russa: "Leadership requires …

Leadership

Forget Retina and even 4K, ‘Nanopixel’ tech promises pixels 150 times smaller

One aspect of computer technology that has remained relatively constant is the resolutions of the monitors and display panels we use. Think about it: …