Michael Pittman

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We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

Here's How You Develop a Successful Business Idea

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Startup Spotlight: ZIIBRA is a one-stop e-commerce shop for small businesses

Competing in e-commerce can be a challenge for small businesses. Many turn to third parties like Shopify or BigCartel, but those services can reduce …

Tools to Get Started in Woodworking: Hammers and Mallets

Tools with heads that hit things. Unglamorous but necessary everyday tools, mallets and hammers have important design features and particular …

Woodworking

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Build a Pallet Table for Under $10

Shares 776<p><i>DIYing may save us money, but that doesn’t mean that’s cheap! Sometimes there are things worth paying for, sometimes there are things worth</i> …

Home Depot

18 Of The Most Insane Table Designs You Will Ever See

Does your typical square or rectangle table bore you to tears? We spend so much of our time working, eating and playing on tables, so why should we …

Furniture

Upgrade Your Furniture with Gorgeously Floral Wood Stain Art

Painted furniture can be quite beautiful, but the paint can sometimes chip or lose its luster. An awesome and unique solution to this is to paint with wood stain!<p>Bethany from Sawdust and Embryos has a talent for using wood stain to paint images on furniture and it looks like a lot of fun:<p>Doing wood …

Build This Brain-Teasing Golf Ball in a Block of Wood

When we published the Tooth and Nail brain teaser here on <i>Make:</i> back in February, it got a large and enthusiastic response. Apparently, others love this kind of wooden head-scratcher as much as I do.<p>So, here’s another easy-to-make brain teaser, the Golf Ball in a Block of Wood. It uses the same hot …

Startups are raking in money, but it's hard for early employees to cash out

There are three core reasons to go public:<p>(1) <b>Liquidity:</b> Going public means you can buy and sell shares more easily. This makes it easier for employees and founders to trade in equity for cash, for companies to purchase other businesses via stock that has a real-time market price and allows early …

75 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb | Inc.com

Using the right word can matter. Using the wrong word can matter even more. I once lost a potential writing gig because I used "who" instead of "whom" in a proposal letter.<p>(And I still have trouble getting "who" and "whom" right.)<p>Even just one incorrectly used word--especially when you're trying to …

Etymology

How To Hack A Box Of Mac And Cheese Into 7 Gourmet Meals

These are game changing.<p>There are some days when the chore of cooking a meal feels too great to tackle. Those days are when we need boxed mac and cheese. But just because we're eating something from a box doesn't mean it can't be a complete, satisfying, sometimes even gourmet meal.<p>That's right …

Cooking

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge | Inc.com

Ever since NPR's <i>Serial</i> broke the internet last year, it seems like we've been in the middle of a podcast boom. But while podcasts like <i>Serial</i> can be fun and fascinating to listen to, there are some podcasts that are about more than just smart storytelling. These gems can actually teach you to be …

Entrepreneurship

10 Days to Become a Better Leader | Inc.com

Real change in leadership only happens when we make a focused effort. We have to be intentional and determined to make changes. Too often, we nod in agreement with those who say we need to become better at communicating with employees, but them we fail to actually do anything about the problem. Or, …

Leadership

Cookies for breakfast?! These power-packed snacks are a healthy start

Pssst… hey… wanna make your kids' day? Tell them they're getting cookies for breakfast! Baking up a batch of these nut- and fruit-filled goodies is easier than mixing and scooping out morning muffins, and more fun than sending everyone off to school with a packaged bar. Salty, sweet and chewy, …

How to know your style of leadership?

You might be the company’s biggest maker of rain. You may be a brilliant strategy maker. You might be exceeding the performance goals for your unit …

Dynamic Rainbow Installation Is Carefully Crafted from Hidden Shapes Addressing Gun Violence

Paper sculptor Li Hongbo is using his most recent colorful installation to make an important statement. <i>Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day</i> is a rainbow of paper art that examines the conflict surrounding war and weapons. Each aspect of the sculpture is made from gun-shaped packs of paper that …

Art

Why all entrepreneurs should watch this movie about a rock music promoter

YouTube This summer I had the extreme pleasure of watching one of the funniest, funnest and most insightful documentaries in a long time: Supermensch. If I had one wish for all startup employees it would be that you watch this film.<p>It's not for everybody: it condones sex, drugs and rock & roll. But …

Bill de Blasio

An Absurdly Complete Guide to Understanding Whiskey

What really makes whiskey taste like whiskey? If flavor truly just came down to a simple formula of distilling ratios of grains plus time spent in a barrel, then there wouldn’t be an infinite range of tastes, profiles and qualities. There’s a world of whiskey geekdom to explore, all of the finer …

8 Essential Pasta Alfredo Recipes

Did Roman restaurateur Alfredo de Lelio make the first pasta Alfredo in 1914? That’s what the origin myth says, with a detour to 1920s Hollywood …

Recipes

12 Food Podcasts That Fuel Our Commutes

<i>The launch of these Shop-exclusive waxed canvas Georgetown Totes from Red House got us thinking about how much we want to carry them to work—which got us thinking about our commutes, which got us thinking about podcasts.</i><p>Each day, most of us here at Food52 take the train to and from the office and …

Podcasting

This easy Wendy's-style chili recipe can be made 3 days ahead — dinner is done!

Take control of dinnertime with this easy make-ahead chili recipe that's loaded with beef, beans and veggies.<p>Meaty Wendy's-Style Chili<p>Casey Barber<p>Watch: Willie Geist makes his dad's "Gonzo Chili"

Gorgeous Recipes That Save Canned Tuna's Reputation

Canned tuna gets a bad rap, and understandably so. It's fish that comes in a can, it often appears with way too much mayonnaise and it can be reminiscent of cat food. While not quite as bad as canned chicken -- yes, this is a thing -- canned tuna can often be pretty frightening. Even just one bad …

9 Ways to Eat Well—Really Well—While Camping

Planning an end-of-the-summer, last-hurrah camping trip? Lucky you! Just remember that hunkering down in a tent doesn't mandate the roasting of hot dogs on sticks (unless, of course, you want to). Pack your bug spray, your flashlight, and your GORP—but eat well, too!<p>All you'll need to eat well in …

Cast Iron Skillet

Can you make 3 meals for $4 a day?

<i>Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day</i> started as Leanne Brown's thesis project for her master's in food studies at New York University. "$4 a day means …

Food

5 Fantastically Fast Family Meals

Oh, the meals you could make if you had more time, right? Well, these family-friendly dinners are all delicious and surprisingly quick to make. You can have them on the table in 30 minutes -- <i>or less.</i><p><b>1. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli</b><p>Sometimes it seems impossible to make a meal the whole …

8 Tips to Make Your Stir-Fry More Exciting

<i>With a little creativity and a little planning, Catherine Lamb shows us how to make the most of a tight budget—without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Stir-fry—the broke kitchener's weeknight standby—just got a little more interesting.</i><p>You get home and you open your fridge. Your crisper holds …

3 Hacks to Double Your Chipotle Order for Free

Go big with your burrito, or go home.<p>Chipotle obsessives, you might want to sit down for this one: We've discovered a hack for making your already two-handed burrito even bigger. For free.<p>Thanks to Dylan Grosz of Apartmentlists.com, there are several tried-and-true tricks that are guaranteed to …

Cooking

6 Universal Methods That Will Help You Master the Art of Persuasion | Inc.com

In almost every role and walk of life there is a need to influence other people. From direct sales to advertising to interviews, influence is everywhere. Influence, though, is an art, and one that needs to be understood. What works in one situation may not work in another. In other words, the …

Psychology

30 Incredible Ballet Portraits

The sublime art of ballet is about movement; and yet, few videos seem to do the ballet dancer justice like the perfectly captured still image.<p>Maybe it's because each split second of a ballet dancer's movements must be perfect to create a beautiful final product, and the camera allows us to see that …