Michael Ochoa

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Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

Self-improvement

Can DevOps Really Shift Everything 'To The Left'?

Just as in the fictitious Lake Wobegon, where all the children are above average, in the DevOps software lifecycle, we shift every step in the lifecycle all the way ‘to the left.’<p>The ‘shifting to the left’ metaphor dates to the 1990s, as software development organizations realized that the …

DevOps

How To Create A (Nearly) No-Risk Fixed-Income Portfolio That Won't Go Down

The traditional paradigm for life insurance and annuities stem from the historical sales tactics including high commissions and questionable features …

Retirement

A Guide to the Surprising Side Hustle That Can Help You Build Long-Term Wealth

Ask yourself these questions to build yourself a profitable empire.<p>Some of the wealthiest people I know made their money in real estate.<p>They didn't start out big. They started by buying one small property or project, and then after the first came a second, and so on.<p>I personally didn't start …

Real Estate

Academic view: The call for coaching skills in today’s leaders | Which MBA? | The Economist

<i>Companies increasingly want their leaders to have coaching</i> <i>skills.</i> Professor Julia Milner (pictured)<i>, Academic Director of the Global MBA at EDHEC</i> …

13 Habits For Raising Well-Adjusted Kids

I keep seeing posts about “entitled kids” making the rounds lately. In fact, you don’t have to look hard before you see things written about how …

This is Why People Leave Your Company

When Carly Guthrie was running HR for Per Se, one of the hottest restaurants in New York, the General Manager gave her a piece of advice: “You know, …

Hung Up

How Not to Suck as a Manager Comes Down to Displaying These 3 Rare Behaviors

We can learn a lot from the practice of servant leadership.<p>U.S. companies will literally spend billions of dollars annually on leadership development programs to strengthen its high-potential talent. Fact is, there's a drastic leadership shortage in the pipeline across industries, and executives …

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

MONEY readers—and Warren Buffett—weigh in.<p>There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the …

Want to Be a Great Leader? The Smartest Ones Start by Doing These 4 Rare Things

If you want your employees to respect you and give you exceptional performance, adopt these four behaviors of the best leaders.<p>Do you work for a boss who has been defined as a "driver?" You know, he or she "drives performance" and "drives results." Maybe even, "drives people?" (maybe into the …

Amazon Strikes a New Blockchain Partnership

The company's new alliance lets it use and host blockchain technology without having to also develop it.<p>Unless you've been living under a rock for …

6 signs you are a micromanager

As a manager or CEO it can be extremely difficult to self-diagnose whether you are a micro-manager or not. Especially if you run a fast-growing company, you might expect that your job entails staying on top of every detail, meeting, and conversation inside the business — let alone insuring that all …

9 Ways to Become Mentally Tough According to a Former Marine

You can read every leadership book out there, until you’re an expert in the art of managing other people.<p>But ultimately, this knowledge is useless if …

This 1 Habit Will Make Your Sunday Less Stressful, And Your Monday More Productive

That's not such a difficult habit, is it?<p>People who don't make progress toward their goals all share 1 thing in common:<p>They never sit down and reflect on what <i>isn't</i> working.<p>Instead, unproductive (and often times stressed-out and unhappy) people stay caught in a vicious cycle of always looking to the …

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

4 Toxic Leadership Phrases You Probably Say Daily

They might seem harmless, but these words and phrases tell employees that you're not a people-focused leader.<p>As leaders, our language defines us. Literally.<p>In a new report, the behavioral analytics platform Mattersight analyzed at least 10 minutes of public speaking engagements from well-known …

Why You Have to Stop Networking If You Want to Succeed

Networking is out. Connecting is in. Here's what that means for your relationship building.<p>Business relationships are critical for top-performing growth. These relationships don't just launch your career to new heights, though. Relationships are a means of cultivating ideas, encouraging …

6 Common Mistakes Even the Most Professional People Make at Networking Events

You have limited time to make an impression at networking events. It is your job to maximize that time.<p>If you have attended a tech event or any event in which people are networking, you have most definitely encountered some of these mistakes, you may even be guilty of a few of them. I know I …

Running a Company Is Impossible When the Team Hates You. Don't Make These 3 Critical Mistakes

When you're the manager, it's important to give respect to gain respect. Here are three easy things you can do to become a better boss.<p>"This is my employee, Arianna," crowed my boss as she introduced me to her colleague. I clenched my jaw, forced a smile, and thought about the nice glass of wine …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

6 Ways Truly Effective Leaders Deliver Feedback

Stay focused. Listen carefully. Be compassionate.<p>I'll never forget one of the first courses I took at Wharton, where I was studying for my MBA many years ago. It was a course on leadership taught by Professor Stewart Friedman, founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program, and author of …

A Four-Star General's Approach To Team Building

How do four-star generals create such amazing teams?<p>The U.S. military is known for generating extraordinary leaders. The values, teamwork, and discipline they instill are perfectly outfitted for creating dynamic leadership. What methods can we glean from these principles to make our own staff …

Leadership

You're An Effective Business Leader If You Have These 8 Traits

This is how you can spot an real business leader from a mile away.<p>Being an effective business leader takes years of practice.<p>The primary reason it takes so long is because effective leadership means being able to balance a number of skills, all of which require their own learning curve. In fact, …

What makes kids picky eaters — and what may help them get over it

Some kids are happy to snack on carrots, raw peppers and hummus, while other kids would be happy to follow a carb-based “white” diet of pasta, rice and bread.<p>Why are some kids so fussy about food? It turns out there a dizzying number of reasons your child may turn up his nose at mealtimes. A 2015 …

Kids

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

5 Ways to Become a Leader--Fast

...and get people to follow you.<p>Have you ever imagined yourself becoming a leader? Think about it. You’d be great. But if what’s holding you back is not knowing where to start or how to chart your path to leadership, I can help you.<p>Leadership is vital, and good leaders can be hard to find. A new …

I Interviewed More Than 40 Managers About Delivering Bad News Well.  Here's What I Found | Inc.com

Few people like to deliver bad news. But the ability to do so with grace and compassion is an essential skill for any leader or manager. Here are some essential tips I’ve discovered based on interviews with more than 40 managers about delivering bad news in a professional and compassionate …

Leadership

Looking Ahead: 6 Ways IT Executives Can Excel In 2018

As 2018 wraps up its first month, it’s a good time for IT executives to stop and reflect on how they can improve their departments — and the company — in the coming year. Part of that process requires a solid understanding of how newer technologies are shaping the landscape. This means that you’ll …