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National Geographic Travel

Successful People Start Before They Feel Ready

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>In 1966, a dyslexic sixteen-year-old boy dropped out of school. With the help …

Directors 'earn 120 times more than average employee'

<b>Directors of the top 100 listed UK companies now earn 120 times the average sum earned by their employees, according to a report by Incomes Data Services (IDS).</b><p>Executive pay has escalated far faster than average pay. In 2000, bosses of top companies earned 47 times more.<p>IDS said a director now …

Startup God Paul Graham Reveals The Single Most Important Quality To Look For In A Company

A lot of it has to do with luck, Graham said, but if you had to boil it down to one quality to look for, authenticity would be the most important one.<p>"You're looking for people who are real friends," he said to Chang. "Not just for people who got together for the purposes of this startup. You don't …

Mark Zuckerberg

Rewards and Recognition: The Keys to Motivating Your Team

<i>Ernie Capobianco, CEO, Sq1, a digital conversion optimization agency.</i><p>Retaining quality employees can be a challenge. High turnover not only affects morale, but your company’s bottom line will take a hit too. It’s incredibly inefficient to train new people or get them up to speed. It taxes existing …

The dangerous truth about Wall Street’s favorite new company

Alibaba’s glorious emergence in America is the product of a system designed to benefit the very few<p>In the fable "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," a poor Syrian woodcutter unlocks the secret of an outlaw treasure cave, and uses it as a portal to immeasurable riches.<p>Both metaphorically and from a …