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10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Kenya's Main Airport Engulfed by a Massive Fire

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A huge fire engulfed the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday, …

Bitcoin is real money, says US district court

Bitcoin's status as a form of unregulated virtual money doesn't mean it's not subject to US currency laws, a federal district court has found. In a published decision from August 6th, Judge Amos Mazzant ruled that the SEC's case against an alleged Bitcoin Ponzi scheme master could go forward. …

Organization Apps for the Visual Thinker

To many people, a messy desk represents complete chaos. But another school of thought believes that a messy desk is a sign of genius: Every piece of …

They still hate us: No one wants to be America, anymore

<b>(Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)</b><p>Forget the standard lunacy that emerging nations “hate our freedoms.” They just don’t want to be Westernized<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>July 18, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>It is common enough, and true, to say that what happens in Egypt as it stumbles through its political dawn or dusk — …

Beyond the brand: Content marketing's big responsibility

If you’re a brand strategist, you have a point of view, an agenda, and a need to influence. You’re an activist for your brand. Today, brands must be …

Maya Angelou Reacts To Zimmerman Trial, Evokes Civil Rights Era

Author, poet, and activist Maya Angelou was shaken by the verdict of the George Zimmerman trial, saying it shows “how far we have to go” as a …

3 Things Successful, Happy People Do Differently

I have a ringside seat to the success and failures of others. As an executive coach, I share in the triumphs and challenges of my clients.<p>One of things I'm really good at is spotting patterns. There are distinct differences between the ways successful happy people approach life versus those who …

Self-Affirmation Could Boost Problem-Solving Skills When You're Stressed: Study

Reminding yourself of your own strengths and values could help boost your problem-solving skills when you're under duress, according to a new study.<p>The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, included 73 college students who reported high levels of stress over the course of a month. Then, …

Pepsi Mocks Coke’s Super Bowl Campaign, Coke Fires Back

Long-time Super Bowl adversaries Pepsi and Coca-Cola haven’t kept their jabs confined to official game-day commercial scripts. Today, in the lead-up to Super Bowl XLVII Pepsi–a major presence during the game with a pair of ads and the halftime show featuring Beyonce–poked at Coca-Cola’s own Super …

Advertising

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

Self-improvement

Facebook Co-Founder Launches A New Foundation

Facebook and Asana co-founder Dustin Moskovitz has teamed up with his partner, former <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Cari Tuna, to create Good Ventures, a philanthropic foundation that has just launched a website which states its mission is to “help humanity thrive.”<p>Good Ventures has allocated funding …

Philanthropy

Why Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes And Google Are Giving Cash Directly To The Poorest

Here’s a radical idea: Instead of providing services or training to the world’s poorest, how about giving them cash instead?<p>GiveDirectly, a U.S.-based nonprofit operating in Kenya, is doing just that, and it’s won the support of the likes of Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes and Google. Last Thursday …

Five tips for charities to rock their digital marketing

<b>Much of what is discussed within the digital marketing space tends to focus on getting the most out of digital to drive sales, enquiries and</b> …

Listen Again: Lindz West (LZ7) interview - 02/03/12

The three reasons why the US is so interested in Africa right now

When Western officials have historically visited Africa, the major themes have been things like combatting poverty and fighting horrible diseases. So it was a bit of a departure for Obama to focus on investment and trade instead.<p>On his trip to the continent, Obama announced a $7 billion plan to …

Economic Development

4 Important Tips for Navigating Africa as an Entrepreneur

I am not a Jill of all trades. I am a mistress of one; Entrepreneurship. Through this lens, I form my vision of the world. A world that is informed firstly my Africa... and then the rest.<p>I often times question the folly of my decision to remain an entrepreneur. Why? Because I would very much like …

30 Incredible Images Of Barack Obama's First Extended Trip To Africa As President

Obama's first tour of the continent as the first African-American president was largely quiet. He stopped in three African nations — Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania — and paid homage to the ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela.<p>His trip ended on Tuesday, after a historic …

Impala fleeing cheetahs jumps through window into the back of a 4×4

An impala fleeing from two cheetahs found a vital window of opportunity.<p>The panic-stricken animal looked seconds from death in a South African game …

The Powerful 'Open Data for Africa' Platform Fully Rolled Out

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it has completed the last phase of deploying its Open Data for Africa platform across the continent following deployments in Benin, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Kenya, São …

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

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