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5 Cognitive Biases Smart Executives Should Watch For

The 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion is the most famous example of groupthink.<p>The Eisenhower administration planned an invasion to overthrow Fidel Castro, who came to power in 1959.<p>The subsequent Kennedy administration didn’t stop to question any of the CIA’s assumptions.<p>Instead, they pressed ahead with …

John F. Kennedy

Bill Gates Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring the Best People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Traditional brick and mortar companies will cringe, but the research doesn't lie. And Bill Gates agrees.<p>Traditional brick and mortar companies prefer everyone "in the office," where people can work together, bounce from meeting to meeting, and slog in Dilbert-style cubicles.<p>While there's nothing …

The Workplace

Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid, Part 1: Seven Nonverbal Communication Pet Peeves

Too many job seekers prepare only the answers they will say at job interviews. However, the majority of communication is accomplished not by your words but by your delivery and nonverbal communication. Various studies estimate the impact of nonverbal communication to be 55% up to a whopping 90% of …

Public Speaking

How To Give A Killer Product Demo

Even if you allow potential customers to have a trial of your product – such as a SaaS application – this is usually not enough to get a sale. Keep in mind that it is likely that the person will not even try it out! Let’s face it, after signing up for a new product, it can be tough to know what to …

Demonstration

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

Want Your Customers to Trust You? In 1 Surprising Sentence, This $31 Billion Company Shows What Not to Do

Rogers Communications managed to alienate customers with just one sentence in its updated terms and conditions.<p>Terms and conditions are boring. Really boring. So boring that apparently, Facebook didn't even read the terms of the app that shared 87 million people's data with Cambridge …

Cambridge Analytica

These 3 Personality Traits Affect What You Earn — but Only After Age 40

We often hear about the power of personality, and how some traits are beneficial for our careers while others are more harmful. For example, we know that being more conscientious (hard-working, driven, reliable, and organized) is associated with better job performance, and that being nice (more …

Psychology

How to answer the ‘sell me this pen/pencil’ question in a job interview

I’ve been on both sides of this question, both interviewing people and interviewing for sales jobs. It can be awkward. And as highlighted in <i>The Wolf</i> …

15 Body Language Hacks That’ll Instantly Make You More Impressive At An Interview

Being successful is not something everyone can achieve. Not for the lack of trying, of course. Sometimes, it's just the way you walk, talk or behave. …

Body Language

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know About Negotiation

<b>In Life, everything is a negotiation.</b><p>Your Job.<p>Your Bonus.<p>Your Promotion.<p>Your Project.<p>Your Deadline.<p>And the negotiation doesn’t stop when you get home …

Body Language

Nigella Lawson’s Genius Sheet-Pan Chicken Is As Unfussy (and Delicious) As Promised

Nigella Lawson—domestic goddess and champion of home cooks—has for years been a supporter of the laziest form of sheet pan dinner, or <i>traybake</i>, a British term that used to be reserved for sweets, till the quick-dinner revolution got ahold of it. “When I'm frazzled,” she once wrote. “I firmly believe …

Sheet Pan

Six of the best healthy breakfasts

<b>Ashura cereal with yoghurt and fresh fruit (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>15 min</b><br>Cook <b>20 min</b><br>Serves <b>4-6</b><p><b>95ml vegetable oil</b><b><br>110g honey</b><b><br>110g dark brown soft sugar</b><b><br>1 tsp table salt</b><b><br>1 tsp ground cinnamon</b><b><br>½ tsp ground</b> <b>mahlab seeds</b><b><br>½ tsp ground cardamom</b> <b><br>160g puffed wheat</b><b><br>85g pecans</b>,halved<b><br>40g sunflower seeds</b><b><br>50g pumpkin seeds</b><b><br>30g</b> …

Breakfast

Women, Use 'Power Language' To Speak Up, Stand Out And Get Ahead

Ever find yourself using the phrase “Correct me if I’m wrong, but… ?” or talking down your achievements?<p>It’s time to stop.<p>Women often undermine their power by speaking in “out of power ways.” How you speak — from the words you use to how you string them together— makes a huge impact on how you’re …

Body Language

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

Doing 1 Simple Thing Will Instantly Make You Sound Smarter, According to Science

Best of all, it's a change anyone can immediately make.<p>If you think about any one of the extremely successful people you know, it's almost guaranteed that one of their skills is the ability to influence and persuade other people.<p>(Of course that might be because selling is the one skill everyone …

This Simple Technique Will Make You a Much Better Negotiator

Always leave money on the table.<p><i>What are the basics of the art of negotiation? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Auren Hoffman, SafeGraph CEO, on Quora:</b><p><b>Always leave money on the …

4 Questions You Should Always Ask That Will Tell You Who Your Best Employees Are

Top performers usually check off all these boxes.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Greg Skloot, founder of</b> …

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Don't Hire Remote Workers Who Can't Ace These 6 Interview Questions

Let's face it: not not everybody has what it takes to be successful working from home full time.<p>Remote workers are giving our calcified attitudes about collaboration and office culture a much-needed shake-up. They're just as--if not more--productive than co-located workers, and enjoy a high level …

I Mandated a 35-Hour Work Week at my Company (and It Made Me a Better CEO)

Building a business on a shorter work week made me a better leader in 3 ways.<p>Sixteen months ago, I announced to my staff we were going to give a 35-hour work week a trial run. For ninety days, we'd see if working 7-hours per day (without a reduction in pay) had positive outcomes. I told the team I …

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

Six of the best rice bowl recipes

For each recipe, you need 400g Japanese white rice, cooked by the absorption method: rinse the rice until the water runs clear, put in a saucepan with 520ml water, then cover with a lid and bring to a boil on a high heat. Listen to check that it’s boiling – do not remove the lid – then reduce the …

Onions

How to Communicate Better With Your Technical Employees (Even If You Don't Know a Thing About Programming)

It's like speaking different languages, but it doesn't have to be.<p>As a non-programmer, how can I tell whether time estimates and comments like, "we can't do that" are true/accurate? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora: <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Google spent years studying effective teams — and one trait stood out

The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. They code-named the study …

The Right Way to Look for a Job When You Already Have One

It's a delicate maneuver that has to be undertaken carefully.<p>Looking for a job when you're unemployed may be unpleasant, but it's easy to do. You can …

How Do You Become a Great Salesperson? (Most People Forget to Do This 1 Thing) | Inc.com

Dale Carnegie framed it best: to become a great salesperson, you have to remember that people want to do business with people they like and respect. At the end of the day, while you may be selling to a customer, what you're really doing is looking to earn their trust. As Carnegie said, it's about …

Selling

How to Increase the Performance of Your Sales and Marketing Teams (Without Training Them) | Inc.com

There's no shortage of tech tools glistening with promises to help sales and marketing professionals reach more customers and close more deals. Too many organizations have gotten lost in the hype. They've purchased tools that aren't used and, worse yet, aren't driving revenue. These tools are …

Marketing

31 Delicious Things To Cook In January

All you need to start the new year right.

Cooking

How to Win Every Negotiation (by Not Trying to Win) | Inc.com

Despite what we often see in the movies, business negotiations should never be high-drama, zero-sum games. It's not about somebody winning, somebody losing and everyone pounding the table.<p>Negotiation is not about getting as much as you can, as fast as you can. That kind of deal making will only …

Problem-solving

What Makes Up A Gantt Chart? Find Out Here

The Components of a Gantt Chart<p>Learn What Goes Into A Gantt Chart<p>Updated March 11, 2017<p>While a simple to-do list may be sufficient for completing …