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Three Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From Online Spying

The recent PRISM scandal has validated both the general public's growing unease with federal law enforcement agencies, and many of the fringe …

How to keep your Mac running in tip-top shape

When you use your new Mac for the first time, the fresh OS installation and new configuration will have the responsiveness and speed that's intended by Apple. For the most part, this should continue throughout the life of the system. However, as with any system, there are times when you may …

A Quick Trick For Getting A Big Raise

Every time I’ve ever had a discussion about my salary, it never occurred to me to discuss anything but a round number, in the thousands, and preferably in the fives or tens of thousands. I recall a recent talk about a potential jump to another employer. We discussed numbers and they were all in …

What Is Organizational Culture? And Why Should We Care?

If you want to provoke a vigorous debate, start a conversation on organizational culture. While there is universal agreement that (1) it exists, and (2) that it plays a crucial role in shaping behavior in organizations, there is little consensus on what organizational culture actually is, never …

The 99% Success Formula

Every success formula ever written or published boils down to these seven steps.<p>If you boil down every "success formula" that's ever been devised or published, you pretty much end up with the following:<p><b>1. Know where you're starting from. (A).</b><p>Every journey has a starting place. With the journey …

How to Get Others to See Your Potential

Overcoming people’s past perceptions of you isn’t easy. When I launched my consulting business seven years ago, I was astonished to find — years later — that acquaintances and even friends hadn’t kept up with my career transition. They’d ask about my past work in politics or nonprofit advocacy, …

Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk

Why 30 is not the new 20 | Meg Jay

The Week In Numbers: The Brightest Explosion Ever, A Ticket To The Moon, And More

<b>3.6 billion light-years</b>: the distance from Earth of a recently observed gamma-ray burst, the brightest explosion NASA scientists have ever seen<p><b>$25,000</b>: the fine internet providers face per day if they refuse to spy for the FBI<p><b>200 horsepower</b>: the oomph in the turbodiesel engine of this …

The Two Things You Need To Build A Successful Company: A Case Study

We have talked repeatedly about when you set off to the build a successful company, you don’t begin with THE BIG IDEA. Big ideas are a dime a dozen, and what’s worse they may not solve any known problem. (Think no further than all those products cluttering “close out” retailers. Each and every one …

How Motherhood Is Changing Dramatically—in 11 Graphs

A charty Mother's Day summary<p>Moms are different, these days. They're more likely to have gone to college, more likely to work full-time, less likely to have more than two children, and less likely to be married than previous generation. To the data ...<p><b>Mothers with infant children in the U.S. today</b> …

Warren Buffett Shared Some Great Career Advice For Millennials

During the live stream video chat, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO told women to "stop holding yourself back" and shared personal stories — including how he overcame his fear of public speaking — to highlight universal career lessons.<p>We've included a few key takeaways from Buffett's interview below:<p><b>1.</b> …

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Women In IT: Follow Your Passion To A Successful Career (And These 5 Steps)

Occasionally, I’m asked: <i>What’s the secret to success?</i> For me, it’s pursuing my passion and focusing on making myself proud.<p>The number one question I’m asked by young women coming out of college is: <i>What now?</i><p>For International Women’s Day, here are my five keys to success…<p>Looking back, it was my …

Social Media Marketing: The Ultimate Guide (2017 Edition)

Perhaps one of the biggest human flaws is that we tend to be a bit impatient.<p>We speed date, eat fast food, use emojis instead of words, pay for …

Tiger Moms Don't Raise Superior Kids, Says New Study

When Yale Law School professor Amy Chua’s piece, “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior,” appeared in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> two years ago, I was especially interested because my son, now 16, goes to Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, an academically rigorous test-in school where 72% of the 3,300 …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

Adam Grant: "Give and Take" | Talks at Google

What is Rotary International? Your Local Rotary Club Is Doing More Than You Think

Even after I joined the Salt Lake Rotary Club six months ago, I wasn’t sure just what to think. The average age of our active club members—judging by appearances—is north of 65. The image of a bunch of senior men—with a few younger women and a smattering of guys who still have hair that isn’t all …

Tesla: Better Warranty? Check! Upgradeable Cars? Sure! 500-Mile Batteries? Maybe Soon!

Leave it to Tesla Motors to turn what could have been a rather dull announcement about improving its service program into something of a mini-dazzler Friday. CEO Elon Musk not only promised to honor the company’s 8-year battery warranty under pretty much all conditions — “lighting the pack on fire …

Self-Promotion Is Not Crucial (Unless You Want To Get Ahead!)

Growing up on a dairy farm, with six brothers and sisters, it was drummed into me from an early age that humility is a virtue, and bragging, well… not so much. My parents, both humble to the core, told us that if we worked hard, and did a good job (at school, in athletics, or elsewhere) we’d be …

Fresh Air Weekend: David Sedaris And Matthew Weiner

Fresh Air Weekend <i>highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This</b> …

Success Depends On Finding The Best Version Of Yourself

Not on the outside — on the inside. It's not about a brand, a reputation, a persona. It's about reality. Who you really are.<p>Sounds simple, I know. It is a simple concept. The problem is, it's very hard to do, it takes a lot of work, and it can take a lifetime to figure it out.<p>Nothing worth doing in …

5 Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurial MBAs

For entrepreneurs, business school presents a unique set of choices and opportunities that can drastically alter a founder’s chance of success — for …

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7 Tips to Finding "Your" Writing Voice

Have you ever stumbled upon a blog and thought…”<i>Was this written by an android, a robot or was it a Martian?</i>“<p>Maybe it was produced by someone that …

Why Every Job Seeker Should Have a Personal Website, And What It Should Include

Earlier this month I uncovered seven little-known facts about the job search process. I reported that 80% of job openings are never advertised; the average number of people who apply for any given job is 118; and only 20% of applicants ever get an interview, among other things—and today I …