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10 Actions All Successful Leaders Avoid to Maximize Efficiency

Lead by example, not empty words<p>The energy you bring to each moment is your most valuable asset, because it empowers you to make the most out of your time. Knowing that your time on earth is limited, but being unaware of how much time you have, places much more value on being able to discern the …

Self-help

The Fourth Industrial Age will be about AI understanding us, not the other way around

While we’re not going to let the bots take over just yet, it’s clear that bots <i>are</i> going to meet our needs, offer proactive advice, and serve us. The truth is, we won’t try to understand technology. Technology will try to understand us.<p>That’s a lofty goal. The digital revolution was about humans …

Why Do Employees Quit on Their Bosses? Because They Never Get Asked These Important Questions

According to Gallup research, these questions may be the key to stopping your best people from leaving.<p>For nearly five decades now, ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay "The Servant as Leader," leadership thinkers have attempted to replicate, rehash, and reinterpret the concepts …

Employee Engagement

A Navy SEAL's 7 Steps for Using Culture to Drive Change

Change is hard. Leading change is even harder. Don't let culture be an afterthought. Use it!<p>Leading significant organizational change is hard. Though well-intentioned, that's why over half of major transformation efforts fail. Why? Many reasons can include but aren't limited to a bad strategy, a …

Management

The revolutionary redox system that produces and stores energy in the home

The team calls the device a Chemical Looping Energy-on-Demand System (CLES), and it's based on an original invention by Professor Behdad Moghtaderi …

Clean Energy

Sorry, Apple Photos, but I'm leaving you for Google Photos

When Google Photos launched two years ago, I installed it for one very simple reason: to backup all of my photos and videos to the cloud. It was a …

Google Photos

The death of the smartphone is closer than you think. Here's what comes next

Every technology rises, then falls: soon it will be the turn of the smartphone. But what will replace it?<p>The arrival of the original iPhone back in …

Devilishly Clever Phishing Scam Could Fool Even the Most Cautious Into Revealing Their Passwords

Many popular browsers are vulnerable. Is yours one of them?<p>You've probably gotten this advice many times: Before you click on a link, or certainly before you enter your username and password on a website, carefully check the URL that pops up in your browser's address bar to make sure it looks …

Phishing

'The dominoes are starting to fall': Retailers are going bankrupt at a staggering rate

It's only April, and nine retailers have already filed for bankruptcy since the start of the year — as many as all of last year.<p>"2017 will be the year of retail bankruptcies," Corali Lopez-Castro, a bankruptcy lawyer, told Business Insider after she attended a recent distressed-investing conference …

Galaxy Note 8: 2017 Samsung Phone First Leak Confirms Early Release Date Rumors?

There may already be leaked images Galaxy Note 8 available, giving a first look at the upcoming smartphone. Slash Leaks recent shared an image it …

Human error in a nuclear facility nearly destroyed Arkansas

The new documentary, Command and Control, digs into the forgotten near-miss and premieres January 10th on PBS<p>Here in the US, we like to think that our nuclear weapons exist to prevent our enemies from detonating a nuclear explosion on US soil — that is, when we think about them at all. The thing …

Military

John Glenn: A Life in Pictures

Space Shuttle

U.S. wrestler Helen Maroulis faces down legend Saori Yoshida to win gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — Helen Maroulis hatched her partial obsession with Saori Yoshida two years ago. She studied her wrestling matches. She translated her interviews from Japanese to English to learn how she thought. She smoothed her weaknesses to match Yoshida’s strengths. Maroulis wanted to win an …

The future of Coca-Cola and Pepsi depends on this unexpected beverage

On Monday, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said on Monday that less than 25% of the company's global sales are from soda. In comparison, nutritious items such as fruits, water, and unsweetened tea also now make up 25% of the company's sales.<p>"[Pepsi has] been future-proofing our product portfolio, reshaping …

SpaceX Delivers World's 1st Inflatable Room for Astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — SpaceX has made good on a high-priority delivery: the world's first inflatable room for astronauts.<p>A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, two days after launching from Cape Canaveral. Station astronauts used a robot arm to capture …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shares thoughts on corporate culture, decision-making and failure

It may not be Warren Buffett's eagerly anticipated letter to shareholders, but Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos' annual investor missive has become known for offering its own yearly insights into how he runs the online retail giant.<p>Two years ago, for instance, Bezos shared in his letter that …

Corporate Culture

X-ray vision? New technology making it a reality for $300

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — X-ray vision, a comic book fantasy for decades, is becoming a reality in a lab at MIT.<p>A group of researchers led by …

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

Employee Engagement

Elon Musk wants to spend $10 billion building the internet in space

The plan would lay the foundation for internet on Mars<p>Elon Musk's plan for satellite internet is even more ambitious than originally thought. At a SpaceX event in Seattle on Friday, the Tesla CEO told <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>that his unnamed Space Internet venture could one day stretch all the way to …

Box Office: Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' Earns $107M Over MLK Weekend

<b>This piece will be dealing solely with American Sniper and its huge $89.5 million weekend, with the rest of the weekend box office news to be found HERE.</b><p>Blowing past all reasonable predictions, Clint Eastwood’s <i>American Sniper</i>, which stars Bradley Cooper as the most prolific sniper in US military …

Film Industry