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'If You Can't Measure It, You Can't Manage It' (False)

Most of us grew up with the traditional Godzilla business mindset. We learned that business is a linear, data-driven place colored blue and gray. Lines and boxes organize everything in the business world into neat column and rows.<p>In the conventional view, business is sober and rational. Repetitive …

The Workplace

Allure's 26 Most Pinned Beauty Products of All Time

What gives Allure beauty editors a rush? Discovering a new beauty product that we love so much, we can't help but spread the word. We practically shout our favorites from the mountain tops (or at least pin them on our Pinterest boards for our followers to discover). Here, we compiled the …

Beauty

5 Ways to Effectively Communicate With Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective communication with employees takes effort, repetition, thoughtfulness and most importantly needs to come from the heart. Communication needs to be something business leaders seek to do whenever they can rather than considering …

15 Habits Of Bad Leaders You Need To Beware Of

What makes a person a good leader? Is it a position, salary or achievements? Well, yes, but those are not the most important things. Leaders can find …

Leadership

The Pro Designer Trick That Makes Homes Feel Cozy & Cohesive

When you're feeling like the rooms of your home are design <i>islands</i> — lovely spaces by themselves but not necessarily connected to the architecture of …

Dining Rooms

35 soul-crushing facts about American income inequality

The money given out in Wall Street bonuses last year was twice the amount all minimum-wage workers earned combined<p>While Hillary Clinton occasionally gives some lip service to the problem of extreme inequality, Bernie Sanders is the only candidate really hammering away at it. He has even blasted the …

Three Ways Public Spaces Can Make Cities More Vibrant | Smart Cities Dive

The Cheonggye River in Seoul, South Korea is a great example of how cities can use public spaces to revitalize the local economy and improve quality …

Classical music: Stephen Hough explains why the piano concerto by Dvorak is not heard more often — even as he is about to record it. Hear it here. Plus, you can hear via live streaming the Pro Arte Quartet play works by Mozart, Beethoven and Benoit Mernier at the Chazen Museum starting at 12:30 p.m.

<i>ALERT: It is the first Sunday of the month. That means the Chazen Museum of Art will broadcast its own version of “Sunday Afternoon Live from the</i> …

10 bad work habits that you might be doing right now (& how to stop them) | ThinkAdvisor

In an era when everything is scheduled almost to the nanosecond, there might be a <b>few habits</b> you (or your coworkers) need to kick that are taking up …

10 Tips to Motivate Employees

Harvey Mackay once said,“Determination + Goal-setting + Concentration = Success.”Certainly one of the things that distinguish high-achieving …

Employment

Keven Moore: Bipolar disorder in the workplace presents challenges, but they can be overcome

<i>Each week “resident riskologist” Keven Moore shines the light on America’s riskiest behaviors – from unsafe driving practices to workplace stress to</i> …

Just Promoted To Manager? Here Are 5 Strategies For Success

It’s a quiet afternoon at work when you get a phone call from your boss, asking you to come up to her office for a quick chat.<p><i>Could it be?</i> You ask yourself… <i>Am I finally getting a promotion??</i><p>You’ve been waiting for this. You’ve put in hours of work, smiled through thousands of late nights, and taken …

Leadership

The Future of Town Halls Looks Kind of Like the Past: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.<p><i>Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads.</i><p>"A Glimpse Into the Future of City Halls?" Lars Eriksen, <i>T</i><i>he Guardian</i><p>Opulent clock towers, grand halls, building facades covered in splendour and stone. Looking at …

50 Quotes on Leadership Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur knows that the success of their business ultimately rests on their shoulders. Yes, the product you build and the team you hire are important, but your ability to lead is what carries your …

The 5 Things That Separate True Leaders From Managers

Yes, there is a difference between managing and leading, and understanding it can only serve you, your business, and your employees well.<p>Do you think leadership and management mean the same thing? If you do, keep reading—knowing the difference will make your job more fun, boost your staff’s morale, …

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

Urban Design

F. Kaid Benfield: How to Create Healthy Environments for People

“Just as all parts of an ecosystem must be healthy if the system is going to work,” an environment for people — a “people habitat” — must have …

The 8 Best Android Personal Finance Apps

As exciting as mobile banking once was, this excitement turned to boredom, and then frustration as banks failed to keep up with third-party app …

7 Ways To Visualise Data Without Excel

If you’re at all familiar with Microsoft Excel, chances are you’ve used it at one point or another to organize and present critical data. And chances …

Data Visualization

A Photo Essay is 90% Research and 10% Taking Pictures

Screenshot taken from the video<p>Olympus released the first episode from season three of their Anywhere Classroom series that profiles photographers in …

10 JavaScript Libraries For Interactive Graphs And Charts

As we know Graphs and Charts are very useful in displaying data visually rather than displaying data in tables. So here are some best Javascript …

Data Visualization

How to Make Your Data Pretty? Utilize These Data Visualization Tools

Tired of showcasing the same old boring tables to your management? A spice of colors and layout brings life to data representation. If you need to …

Why Introverts Excel At Personal Branding

Gregarious. Big personality. Chest-pounding. Outgoing. Braggart. Center of Attention.<p>These are the words people shout when I ask them to describe the characteristics of someone who is good at personal branding. These words reflect a misconception that persists today, despite the evidence; countless …

Public Speaking

Six Smart Steps to Express and Resolve Negative Feelings

Putting feelings into words produces measurable therapeutic effects in your brain.<p>Here are six steps to doing it well.<p>Step 1: Label What You Feel<p>If …

5 Beautiful Ballet Videos to Watch, Inspired by "Take Me to Church"

It appears that the movie trailer and dance gods have conspired to make this the best week <i>ever</i> for their adoring worshipers. Just when I thought I had soaked up every incredible bit of Kristen Wiig's "Chandelier" performance, this spellbinding "Take Me to Church" video featuring Ukrainian ballet …

Sam Smith

“Fascism is rising in America”: The Koch brothers and democracy’s dispiriting demise

<b>David Koch (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>We’re still paying the price for Citizens United, and our oligarchs are poised to capture even more political power<p>Thom Hartmann<p>February 8, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>As the American Heritage Dictionary noted, fascism is: "A …

Middle-class

Stay safe with a 3-year subscription to Anonymizer Universal VPN for 77% off

Using a VPN (virtual private network) is one of the easiest and safest ways to secure sensitive data on a mobile device. If you’re looking to stay anonymous online with top-notch protection, we suggest trying out a subscription to Anonymizer Universal VPN. This VPN service is compatible with just …

Information Systems

A Beautiful, All-In-One Project Management App For Creative Studios

Team, a beautiful new time- and project-management tool, aims to help small creative studios get competitive with real-time analytics.<p>Designers, writers, photographers, and other creatives famously hate having to spend time on the administrative, business-y side of their work. Keeping track of …