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This is the Jeff Bezos playbook for preventing Amazon’s demise

It’s Day 1 forever because Day 2 is death.<p>Once a year, in his letter to Amazon shareholders, Jeff Bezos gives us all a glimpse into his business world view and management philosophy. This year’s version did not disappoint.<p>In it, Bezos explains how he thinks about preventing Amazon from slipping …

Diversify your income: All my ideas for making money online

You needed more income streams yesterday.<p>“Many small streams will form a big river.” — Swedish proverb<p>Most Americans have one stream of income (a …

This Simple Approach Cures Procrastination Forever

Want to stop struggling with yourself and start getting things done?<p>You know what you need to accomplish. You sit down at your desk at the start of the day fully intending to do it. Or at least make meaningful headway toward your goal. But by the time you finally leave the office in the evening, …

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12 Fascinating TED Talks for Word Nerds

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2015 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring some …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

A Surge Of Startups Is Changing Life In Utah

In Provo office parks and Salt Lake City startup incubators, tech is increasingly making a home for itself in the Beehive State. But not everyone's happy about tech’s impact on the Utah way of life.<p>A troop of giddy engineers is barreling out of Instructure's headquarters and onto a parking deck …

Silicon Valley

5 Powerful Mind Hacks to Read 10X More Books This Year

Unlike articles that can be written in a matter of hours, well-written books take several years of research, writing, and editing.

Hacking

@MichelleObama

An exclusive look at how the First Lady mastered social media<p>The First Lady needed a turnip.<p>By the fall of 2014, "Turn Down for What," Lil Jon and DJ Snake’s triple-platinum trap-meets-EDM single, had swallowed pop culture whole. Jimmy Fallon and Robin Wright were dancing to it on <i>The Tonight Show</i>; …

Meet Ibtihaj Muhammad, the history-making Olympian who called out SXSW for telling her to remove her hijab

When she fences, no one can tell that Ibtihaj Muhammad is wearing a headscarf.<p>That was the whole point. Growing up in New Jersey, Muhammad’s after-school schedule was a round robin of youth sports: swimming, volleyball, tennis, softball, track. But she always seemed to stand out on the court, field …

Islam

These Are the Best Jobs in America Right Now

Take your pick<p>What makes a job not just good, but great? According to Glassdoor.com, it’s a combination of how much you make, the level of demand for …

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they've finished college or any formal education.<p>To help make 2016 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old …

Can This Man Make AI More Human? - MIT Technology Review

Like any proud father, Gary Marcus is only too happy to talk about the latest achievements of his two-year-old son. More unusually, he believes that …

Why Does Evolution Want Infidelity to Hurt So Much?

Evolutionary psychology has made attempts to understand why humans hate cheaters so much, but no one has come up with an ironclad explanation.<p>At a superficial level, sexual jealousy is arguably one of the most counterproductive emotions we have evolved to experience. Think of all the hours we …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

The Brain

What’s life like for a man who tastes words?

In the world of synaesthesia, words can be tasty and tastes can have physical shapes – but neuroscientists aren’t quite sure why.<p>James Wannerton says his favourite people to listen to are Americans who speak quickly. “A well-elocuted UK accent I'd have difficulty listening to,” says the IT …

Consciousness

Inside the Psychology of Productivity | Inc.com

More practically, the rigid, reductive format of to-do lists is not optimal for the kinds of work done by leaders, says Teresa Amabile, a professor and director of research at Harvard Business School. "The really important things that don't generally have a specific deadline may be what you should …

Time Management

20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

Venture Capital

Fearlessness, Passion And Generosity: A Recipe For The 'Dream' Startup

In her nine years in business young British entrepreneur Zoe Jackson has collected countless awards and accolades.<p>Last week the founder and managing director of performing arts company Living The Dream was told that she’ll receive another; one of the first ever Queen’s Young Leaders Awards.<p>Last …

Entrepreneurship