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Must Read: Copy Of Vishal Sikka's Resignation Letter

<i>Earlier today (18 August) Vishal Sikka resigned from his position as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Infosys. He sent a mail to his</i> …

Vishal Sikka

Top 10 Best Cameras For Travel Photography

Choosing the best camera for travel photography can make all the difference between returning home with wonderful memories of your trip or awful …

If you want to be smarter, learn to say “I don’t know”

There is an old legend in which Socrates, the great Greek philosopher, is recognized by Pythia, the Oracle of Delphi, as the wisest man alive. It’s notable for Socrates’ response.<p>“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”<p>I think that if Socrates lived today, …

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Literature

Poll: The Most Popular Action-Adventure Games In Japan

Wonder what action-adventure games are most popular in Japan? Let’s find out! There might be some surprises... Then again, there might not.<p><i>Famitsu</i> …

Busy brain not letting you sleep? 8 experts offer tips

Some nights, it's like you can't get your brain to shut up long enough for you to fall asleep.<p>You're mentally reviewing the day you just completed while also previewing the day ahead; sometimes, your mind may even reach way back into the archives and pull up something embarrassing you did back in …

University of Oxford

Airport Immigration Check Using Facial Recognition? Passports To Be Replaced With New Technology In Australia By 2019-2020

Australia’s international airports are in the process of automating 90 percent of air traveler processing by 2020 by implementing facial recognition …

An MBA Will Make You Richer & Happier

For those who maintain that money cannot buy happiness, MBAs from the country’s top business schools will beg to differ. New data released …

Compensation

Want to Maximize Your Brain Power? Follow This 8-Step Method

Eight steps to slow down, think hard, and get the most from your mind.<p>How much are you getting out of your brain?<p>We live in a world of distraction, but science says we do our best work when we're focusing on one thing at a time. And although the idea that we only use 10% of our brains has been …

The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

What compassion does to the brain<p>In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the …

Mindfulness

43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work …

Improve Concentration: 12 Exercises to Improve Your Concentration | The Art of Manliness

<i>Does your mind flit from one thing to another? Do you have trouble focusing on something for more than a few minutes? Do you consequently have a</i> …

25 Underrated Business Books That Every Entrepreneur Should Read

A handful of underrated books for entrepreneurs that deserve a place on your bookshelf, even if they aren't on everyone else's.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketing at Help Scout</i><p>There are few better shortcuts in life than reading. Distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just …

4 Ways Leaders Can Control Their Dysfunctional Brains

We only use a small portion of our cognitive ability? Can leaders improve by harnessing more?<p>Studies in neuroscience show that there are actual activities and routines we can perform to seize a bit more control over how we think and react to external stimuli and events. Whether it has been in our …

20 Signs Your Leadership May Need Some Improvement (Infographic)

What not to do if you want to succeed in leadership<p>A few weeks ago I wrote an article which focused on the bad habits of leaders which should be avoided, as I thought this was just as important as modeling ourselves on the best. Due to the popularity of this article I produced an Infographic, using …

This New USB Stick That Anyone Can Buy Destroys Almost Anything It Is Plugged Into

Here is what you need to know about the "USB Killer" device that destroys electronic devices to which it is connected with a surge of power.<p>Last year, a hacker demonstrated a prototype of a small USB device - the size of a small USB drive - that could destroy electronics into which it was plugged. …

Want to Stay Mentally Focused All Day? Start With These 10 Brain Hacks

Here's a big hint: Don't multitask.<p>Ever have a day like this? One minute you're prepping for your next status meeting. The next, an urgent email pops up and you begin replying--and before you can hit send a co-worker alarms you with an instant message demanding your immediate attention to put out a …

4 Quotes From Olympic Coaches That Can Make You a Better Leader

With the Rio Olympic Games now behind us, what can we learn from them? These 4 leadership takeaways from Olympic coaches will help the way you lead.<p><i>By Mattson Newell, a Director for Partners In Leadership who works with leaders to create greater workplace accountability and facilitates</i> …

6 Must-Read Books on Public Speaking That Will Perfect Your Pitch

Make your pitches, presentations, and speeches more effective with these must-reads<p>Think of the best presentation or speech you'd ever seen. Whether it a famous TEDTalk, a conference keynote by a professional speaker, or a colleague's all-star client presentation, it likely stuck with you because …

Charismatic People Do These 7 Things, According to Science

Recent scientific studies reveal the 'secret sauce' that helps great leaders influence and inspire us all.<p>Charisma is the ability to influence and inspire others merely by your presence. According to a recent article in <i>The Atlantic</i>, several new scientific studies reveal that charismatic people …

Body Language

5 Signs You're Going to Fail as a Leader

Avoid these common management mistakes and watch your company morale soar.<p>The best leaders I have witnessed over the years are committed to understanding how to meet the needs of employees from every generation. Have you noticed how drastically different a Millennial needs to be led versus, say, a …

Why Women Are No Longer Catching Up To Men On Pay

<i>This is</i> <i>In Real Terms</i><i>, a column analyzing the week in economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns?</i> <i>Email me,</i> <i>or drop a note in the</i> …

6 Concepts Your Millennial Employees Wish You Understood

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most fraught challenges that an entrepreneur can face is the management of employees. Plenty of books have been written on the subject; plenty of classes have been taught. But it’s only when you’re suddenly sharing an office …

Employment

6 Must-Read Books Recommended by Top Leaders

To do what those who have come before you have done, read what they read.<p>Reading is the process wherein someone else's experiences, lessons learned, and ideas transfer themselves into your mind.<p>The benefits of reading--even just six minutes of it--have been statistically proven repeatedly over the …

20 habits of unsuccessful and ineffective leaders

However, it's also worthwhile taking the time to understand what bad leaders do so that we can learn what to avoid which can be just as helpful.<p>Over my 25 years in leadership, here are some of the habits of unsuccessful and ineffectual leaders that I have seen, and in some cases, their …

Self-improvement

7 Horrible Ways to Lead a Team (and the 1 Mistake Everyone Makes)

If you do this, you are not a leader.<p>Leadership is not, "Hey, you, go do this thing for me."<p>When we think about leadership, we tend to think in terms of hierarchy--those at "the top" are considered "the leaders" and those at the bottom are considered "the followers."<p>The problem with this sort of …

15 Things Great Leaders Do When Things Get Really Dangerous

A former military aviator who led Marines in an incredibly dangerous job shares his insights.<p>Most of us want to become better leaders. Maybe we want to build a company, lead a team, or simply become the type of people others look to for inspiration and guidance.<p>But there's a higher level of …

3 daily habits to add to your routine if you want to save time

How many of us leave the office each evening thinking, "It's after 6 p.m. — is this really all I've completed?"<p>If the frustration stopped there, it'd be one thing, but the fact is, the lack of check marks on our to-do lists haunts us at night. We wake up with anxiety, thinking about everything …

Time Management

12 books that Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

Billionaire Bill Gates has said he reads about a book a week.<p>We sifted through years of his book recommendations to find 12 that made especially strong impressions on him. Read on to find out why he enjoyed each one.<p>Here are the links to find each book:<p>"Tap Dancing to Work" by Carol Loomis<p>"Making …

Bill Gates

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Instagram has cloned a key feature of Snapchat's.</b> It has introduced "Stories," which work just like the Snapchat feature with the same name.<p><b>2. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff claims Oracle is "scrambling for growth."</b> Oracle recently spent $9.3 billion (£7 billion) to acquire NetSuite.<p><b>3. A bitcoin</b> …

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