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Hiring Managers Hate Preachy Cover Letters. Here's How to Make Yours Stand Out | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, cover letters can help you stand out and get a job interview today. You might think employers don't read them. Especially, if you've been applying online endlessly and not getting any response. But, the truth is, when you get a cover letter directly in the hands of the …

Employment

Want to Do the Impossible? 7 Things to Learn From the Navy SEALs

It's no surprise Navy SEALs got the call in Thailand. Here's how they organized the rescue of the Wild Boars--and how they had the humility to ask for help.<p>The world is focused with gratitude on the incredible underwater rescue of 12 youth soccer players and their 25-year-old coach from a submerged …

Inspired by ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, Ottawa's Wayne Ng pens first novel

An Ottawa social worker by day, Wayne Ng took 13 years to write his first novel, which he is launching Tuesday at Octopus Books in the Glebe.Below, …

Aristotelian Plato, Mathematical Pythagoreanism and the Origins of Philosophy

Interview by Richard Marshall.‘<i>Pythagoras appears to have believed that ‘all is number’ – that everything in the world has a specific numerical</i> …

20 books Bill Gates says you should read this summer

Bill Gates loves to read.<p>The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reportedly reads around 50 books a year, and he chronicles his literary adventures on his blog, Gates Notes.<p>Gates' book recommendations have included historical accounts like Walter …

Books

1968: The year America unraveled

1968 was the year the center did not hold. It was the year many Americans saw their country spinning out of control. It was a shocking time, a moment of danger, destruction and division — yet also a time of passion and possibility.<p>The polarization that plagues the nation half a century later was …

Vietnam War

A Civilian's Primer on Military Rank and Insignia | The Art of Manliness

If you’re a regular ol’ civilian like me, you might have a lot of respect for the military, but you don’t know much about military culture. For …

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

10 ways to make sure you aren't overlooked or undervalued at work

Whether a bad day's got you down, you don't love speaking up, or you're constantly playing the comparison game, chances are good that you could use an added dose of confidence at work.<p>In some cases, decision-makers in any job setting put more stock in confidence than competence when they're making …

Self-help

These 3 Persuasion Tricks Have Been Used for Over 2,000 Years

Having trouble closing deals? Use the oldest trick in the book.<p>Over 2,000 years ago Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle cracked the code to persuasion. Aristotle is most known for his knowledge and ideologies surrounding abstract, political and rational topics.<p>Aristotle often dealt with the …

Only 2% of people can solve this Einstein riddle — see if you can figure it out

There's nothing like a good riddle to stimulate your mind and give you an excuse to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes. Sure, the thrill of solving puzzles may not give you the adrenaline rush of a skydive, but regularly doing logic and crossword puzzles can keep your brain young as you age. And …

Albert Einstein

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Leadership

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

Where’s Ayn Rand when you need her?

She knew to celebrate capitalism, having experienced hunger, oppression and loss under communism<p>A famous epigrammatic nugget of wisdom appears in <i>The Leopard</i>, Lampedusa’s great novel about a noble Sicilian family’s fortunes: ‘If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.’ I …

11 life questions to answer before you turn 30

We're not talking, "What's the meaning of life?" so much as, "What do I want to achieve in <i>my</i> lifetime?"<p>Some of these questions — none of which have easy answers or right answers — are key to consider during young adulthood.<p>Below, we've highlighted 11 questions you'll want to start thinking about …

Street Photography

The 11 worst money mistakes to make in your 30s

But as you enter a new decade, you'll face a whole new set of challenges.<p>We consulted financial experts to help you avoid money mistakes in your 30s as you navigate homebuying, relationships, starting a family, and saving for retirement.<p><i>Original reporting by Kathleen Elkins.</i>

Personal Finance

5 business school professors share their best tips to successfully start a company

Here, Kellogg faculty provide insights into what it takes to get a company off the ground without losing your equity—or your sanity—in the process.<p><b>1.</b><b>Constraints are good for business</b><p>Startups are small, their resources generally limited. But this is not always a bad thing. Young companies can use …

The uses of Chinese philosophy

The vinegar tasters: at a vat of vinegar, Confucius finds it sour, Buddha bitter and Laozi sweet. Wikicommons. Public domain.In his great overview of …

10 Chinese Thinkers, and Why You Should Know Them

The world’s most populous country is home to some of the world’s most interesting philosophical traditions. Going hand in hand with the world’s …

12 Stunning Cafés Every History Buff Needs to Visit

The best historic coffee shops around the world, from Paris to Buenos Aires.<p>You don’t have to be a caffeine addict to appreciate a coffee house with …

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.<p>When …

Self-improvement

10 cold email tips I used to get 60,000 signups

I’ve worked at Toggl since 2015 and in the two years, I’ve driven over 150,000 visits to Toggl (*that can be directly accounted for) thanks to, …

Marketing

Don’t Waste Your Time on Networking Events

Large, traditional business networking events are a time-honored institution. They have been a staple of aspiring and successful professionals for so long that most networking advice focuses not on <i>whether</i> you should attend, but on how to make the most of these events when you <i>do</i> attend. In theory, …

Networking

These Pharma Stocks Plunged on Reports of Pending Price Collusion Charges

Two prominent U.S. lawmakers on Thursday called on federal antitrust regulators to probe whether Sanofi, Eli Lilly and Co, Merck & Co and Novo …

Gwanggaeto the Great

Gwanggaeto (Kwanggaeto), often referred to as Gwanggaeto the Great, was king of the Goguryeo (Koguryo) kingdom which ruled northern Korea during the …

The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made During Job Interviews

It’s rare to get a job without a job interview. In fact, there’s often two or three interviews. And while resumes are important, that first in-person …

One Skill That Will Dramatically Increase Your Likelihood of Success

This weekend I was on a journey: my classmates celebrated ten years since our high-school prom in the north of Serbia. Nothing in life is a better equalizer than seeing the people you spent some time with in the past and realizing what aspects in our lives changed.<p>Let's face it: we are what we do …

Self-improvement

How to invest like ... Hetty Green, the world's richest woman

Hetty Green was the first woman to invest on Wall Street. She was also the pioneer of Warren Buffett-style “value investing”.<p>When she died in 1916 at 81, she had an estimated $100m in cash and owned more than 6,000 assets, including railways, hotels, office buildings, theatres, churches and …

11 Super Inspiring Muhammad Ali Quotes

Muhammad Ali had a reputation for his positive and motivational outlook on life. His words can inspire us all.<p>Throughout his career, Muhammad Ali--the late heavyweight-boxing champion, Olympic gold medalist, and civil rights activist--garnered a reputation for his positive and motivational outlook …