Mike Mahan

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Tinder and Instagram are ‘crippling’ relationships, sex therapist Esther Perel says

On the latest Recode Decode, Perel says dating apps are giving us too many options, and other apps give us an excuse to be “psychologically gone.”<p>Most people would define “cheating” in a relationship as sleeping with another person, without your partner’s consent. But psychotherapist Esther Perel …

Relationships

After 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned there's a particular type of habit that will keep you from getting rich

I spent five years studying the daily habits of hundreds of rich people. In my bestselling books, "Rich Habits" and "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life," I shared some of the important findings from that study.<p>During my research, I learned that the self-made rich adopted specific habits that …

Self-improvement

4 Questions You Should Always Ask That Will Tell You Who Your Best Employees Are

Top performers usually check off all these boxes.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Greg Skloot, founder of</b> …

3 Relationship-Building Tips That Every Entrepreneur Should Use

The restaurant world is reshaping how to build relationships. Every entrepreneur can benefit from those insights.<p>Recent allegations of sexual misconduct have been levied against some of the food world's most visible stars. Workplaces around the country are assessing behaviors that have gone …

This 1 Simple Exercise Will Change How You Handle Toxic People

How to avoid the 1 mistake everyone makes in dealing with difficult people.<p>A big idea. A thirst for freedom. The desire to help others. The drive to reach your own potential. The search for a more interesting life. Entrepreneurs have so many inspiring reasons for taking the leap. But there's …

7 Powerful Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

What you say about yourself has much to do with how you will succeed.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my bestselling book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Leadership

Hate your boss? B12 is designing work without (human) managers

Online labor marketplaces have been around since the dawn of the internet. Post a task, select a worker, verify the work, and submit a payment. There are dozens of companies that broker labor services, and the rise of these marketplaces has been a large factor in encouraging as many as a third of …

Here's How to Create a Feedback-Friendly Culture (Hint: It Starts at the Top)

Building a feedback-rich work environment isn't always easy, but it's worth the effort.<p>Many successful companies have corporate cultures that share some of the same traits: People are honest about what's working (and what's not), they are receptive to fresh ideas, and tend not to be resistant to …

10 things smart people never say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>These phrases carry special power: They have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even …

Want to Be a Great Boss? Master the 4 Stages of Leadership

Understanding the 4 stages of leadership could be the difference between your business's thriving or dying.<p>Most businesses get started because someone has a great idea and leverages their own knowledge and passion to lay the groundwork for success. They bring in mentors and hire talented people so …

How This Founder Went From Zero to $100 Million by Thinking Like a Kid

To succeed in business and in life there's magic in discovering your inner kid.<p>What is it that enables entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk, Sheryl Sandberg and Richard Branson to persevere through seemingly insurmountable challenges that at first seem to exceed their limits? Make a list of people you …

Entrepreneurship

9 habits of unsuccessful people

<b>• Nobody's perfect — most of us have picked up a bad habit or two at some point.</b><p><b>• Most of the time, a bad habit won't wreck your whole life.</b><p><b>• Still, it's probably best to avoid these success-sabotaging tendencies.</b><p>Bad habits may not seem like a big deal on their own, but sometimes they can seriously …

Self-improvement

The 29 most rewatchable movies ever made

That quote has been used ad nauseam to drive home the fact that cinema is engrained in permanent ink, and that however difficult or arduous the process of making a particular film, the end result is (hopefully) worth it.<p>The truth is not <i>every</i> movie is worth standing the test of time, and some age …

Universal Pictures

Here's Why Ineffective Bosses Are So Hard to Fire, According to Warren Buffett

Did you ever wonder why some bosses who are beyond terrible stay in their position way too long and good employees don't? Here's why.<p>We're supposed to look up to our leaders? Right?<p>Leaders are the ones who make or break a company, so the lingo goes. Then why are there so many bully bosses or weak …

Don't Do These 13 Things on an Interview (Especially if You Want The Job)

Learn from my mistakes.<p>An interview is a lot like a first date.<p>You might be nervous. You might be worried about how you'll be perceived. And you'll definitely be rehearsing what you plan on saying before meeting the other person.<p>The anticipation builds. Excitement increases. And then once you're in …

Major Democratic donor threatens to pull funding from senators who called for Franken’s resignation

Sen. Al Franken has resigned from the Senate amid allegations of sexual harassment — and calls from his colleagues for him to step down. Now, a major …

Ethics Committee

4 books every good boss has read

Business leaders think differently, and that's what sets them apart.<p>Once you know how your leadership team thinks, you'll be able to unlock doors that may otherwise be inaccessible. Either your bosses will realize that you have what it takes to move up the ranks, or you will be better situated to …

Ben Horowitz

12 Leadership Lessons from Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson

EMBA student Robert Chen, WG’19, an executive coach at Exec|Comm in New York City, highlights takeaways about leadership from Alex Gorsky, WG’96, CEO …

YouTube Star Forced to Publicly Apologize Because He Missed This 1 Key Business Detail

Confronted with a real-life scenario, this YouTube influencer's decision to continue filming and air the resulting footage is being questioned.<p>We seem to be entering a new era of the public apology, with the news cycle barely complete before a new major PR disaster occurs. Companies scramble to …

Charlie Chaplin

The Only Secret to Effective Communication You'll Ever Need

Focusing on specific word counts or tweet times? You're missing the point.<p>Businesses these days are keen on formulas. They want to find what works, duplicate it a bunch of times and, subsequently, make a bazillion dollars with minimal effort. To that end, there now are multiple studies looking at …

Finally Starting Your Business This Year? Here's Your Ultimate 12-Point Checklist

You've had the idea for a while. Now is the time to act. This startup guide will get you up and running fast.<p>It's 2018,and you are really doing it. You have long imagined your product on the endcap at Walmart and practiced what you'll say when Mark Cuban grills you about your competitive edge. But …

Mobile Operator Mint Offers Cheapest Nationwide Wireless Service, From $15/Month: Report

If one of your New Year resolutions is to find the best mobile plan money can buy and save hundreds of dollars on your wireless bill, then you’re in luck. We’ve done the work for you!<p>Our research found that Mint, a low-cost mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), offers the best value cellular …

Telecoms

I'm a startup CEO — here are 8 lessons critical to success I've already started teaching my kids

How comfortable are you with the unknown? Scientists say that successful entrepreneurs have a strong tolerance for ambiguity. But most company founders also know that the opposite of success is failure. The stakes are high and losing hurts. And that is a good thing. If it did not hurt — we would …

Entrepreneurship

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ll be questioning whether some of our favorite habits and</i> …

How to Stop 5 Types of Emotional Vampires from Destroying Your Career

Slow, rational thought is the key to protecting yourself.<p>Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major …

How You Should Upgrade Your Life In 2018, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

It sounds cliche to say that you want to improve your life in the new year, but that doesn't mean it's something to be ashamed of — part of growing …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Job Interviews

7 ways to tell if you're talking to a psychopath or a narcissist

Generally speaking, you shouldn't walk around looking to diagnose your friends and coworkers as psychopaths and narcissists.<p>If someone looks over your shoulder while you're talking or seems weirdly distant, there's a good chance they're just having an off day and don't have a pathological …

Psychology