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The Foolishness Of Fail Fast, Fail Often

The head of human resources said to me, “We need to become more agile. We’re not lean enough. I want to see our culture shift to ‘fail fast, fail often.’”<p>It was a great moment. For me at least.<p>In my head, I was playing buzzword bingo, and with the use of “Agile,” “Lean,” and “fail fast, fail …

Schadenfreude

7 Critical Public Speaking Tips (Source: The 'World Champion of Public Speaking,' Who Beat 30,000 People for the Title)

There's a teacher in Houston who started going to Toastmasters events a few years ago.<p>Her name is Ramona J. Smith, and it turns out she has a knack for public speaking.<p>So much so that she beat out 30,000 other public speakers in a competition to be named "World Champion of Public Speaking," at the …

Public Speaking

Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo

When it comes to design thinking, the bloom is off the rose. Billed as a set of tools for innovation, design thinking has been enthusiastically and, to some extent, uncritically adopted by firms and universities alike as an approach for the development of innovative solutions to complex problems. …

Design Thinking

3 Kinds of Jobs That Will Thrive as Automation Advances

As technology transforms our economy, one trend is getting more and more attention: the prospect that it will increasingly automate the work that we human beings do. And it’s not just low skilled, manual labor that’s at risk — “knowledge” work like operational analytics and marketing is also being …

Innovation

This Documentary Takes a DEEP Dive Into Hawaiian Surf History

<i>“Makai Side: How Did We Get Here?”</i> is a retelling of Hawaiian surf history. It explores everything from depictions of 18th-century surfers by British …

I make $200,000 a year in passive income after retiring at 34, and it works only because I followed 5 steps

Ever since landing my first job post-college in 1999, I've been determined to build enough passive income in order to not have a job. A future that included getting into work by 5:30 a.m. and leaving after 7:30 p.m. each day for decades seemed too brutal to endure.<p>In 2009, I decided that if I could …

Real Estate

An FBI negotiator who worked over 150 hostage cases shares the key to getting anyone to change their mind

<i>The following is an excerpt from "EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence:</i><i>"</i><p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world. Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, including fifteen years as a hostage negotiator, during which he worked on more than 150 international …

The World’s Largest Adventure Travel Company Just Earned B Corp Status

Intrepid Group has been 100 percent carbon neutral since 2010. Here’s why its new B Corp status matters, too.<p>Intrepid Group, the world’s largest …

Virgin Galactic’s Rocket Man

Subscribe »<p>A Reporter at Large 08/13/2018<p>The ace pilot risking his life to fulfill Richard Branson’s billion-dollar quest to make commercial space travel a reality.<p>At 5 a.m. on April 5th, Mark Stucky drove to an airstrip in Mojave, California, and gazed at SpaceShipTwo, a sixty-foot-long craft that …

Virgin Galactic

14 strategies to accelerate your personal growth by 1,000%

First, personal evolution is a choice.<p>It’s not genetic.<p>It’s an overall approach to life.<p>It’s a mindful understanding of how the internal and external …

Self-improvement

$50,000 in 5 months: 3 essential steps to turn a passion project into a business

Three years ago I got serious about turning my passion project of Tudor history into a business, and now I see regular five figure monthly revenues …

eCommerce

Don't Expect Anyone to Tell You About These 4 Rock Solid Innovation Principles, But They Are Absolutely Crucial | Inc.com

Every enterprise needs to innovate. It doesn't matter whether you are a profit-seeking business, a nonprofit organization or a government entity, the simple truth is that every business model fails eventually, because things change over time. We have to manage not for stability, but for disruption …

3 Totally Doable Mortgage Hacks That Can Save You Thousands

There's nothing quite like the excitement of finding and buying your dream home. You found a home within your budget, set aside a down payment and …

5 Things Managers Should Know About Innovation (But Most Don't)

There is no one "true" path to innovation<p>Every business knows it needs to innovate. What isn't so clear is how to go about it. There is no shortage of pundits, blogs and conferences that preach the gospel of agility, disruptive innovation, open innovation, lean startups or whatever else is …

Innovation

How to instantly improve your LinkedIn profile headline

There is a <b>proven LinkedIn profile headline formula</b> that <i>isn’t</i> about catchy taglines (“The pro you’ve been looking for”) or meaningless buzzwords …

App Store

Eight Proven Steps To Write, Publish, Promote And Profit From A Book

Anyone can write a book, but almost nobody does. It’s hard.<p>If you choose to write a book — as well as publish, promote and profit from it — understand two things: First, it’s going to be a slog, so you’ll need to be mentally prepared. Second, most authors tend to throw the literary equivalent of …

Writing

This Fund Pays 11.2% And Crushes The Market

Today I’m going to take you inside the most disrespected, criticized, lambasted and just plain ignored investments on the market today.<p>Why would I do that?<p>Simple. Because if you’re not as rich as you’d like to be, these unloved income plays are the <i>perfect</i> way to get you there.<p>I’m talking about …

How to Give the Same Talk to Different Audiences

If you’re asked to speak at a conference or event, it’s likely because you’ve demonstrated expertise in your particular subject. To provide a great experience for attendees, you generally want to focus on the topic the organizers have requested – the “greatest hits” that you’re known for. But …

Public Speaking

I've Studied Hundreds of Organizations. Here's Why Most Can't Innovate

Today we need to manage not for stability, but for disruption<p>As a manager, I always felt incredible pressure to innovate. Yet it was hard to know how to go about it. There were plenty of books about high flying companies, but those same organizations seemed to sputter out almost as soon as the ink …

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Top 10 tech trends in 2018

2018 is off to a great start with the launch of world’s strongest rocket, SpaceX Falcon Heavy with Tesla Roadster as a payload into space. It’s a …

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

I've Heard 20,000 Elevator Pitches. Here's What They've Taught Me About Getting Funded

Elevator pitches have evolved a lot in the past three decades of startups.<p>I first wrote about elevator pitches more than a decade ago. It was 2006. At that time, I'd heard more than 2,000 elevator pitches and I wanted to share the ins and outs of how entrepreneurs initially capture investor …

Want to Get Funded? Make Sure Your VC Pitch Deck Has These 4 Things

Be short, direct, and focus on what matters most in a pitch context.<p><i>How long should a good venture capital proposal be? 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 Shane Luke, Start-up Founder</b> …

Visual Stories with Exposure Blending

I like to tell stories based on my experiences in the outdoors and I use my photographs for this form of creative expression. The selection of visual …

Why I Don't Want To Get Rich (And Why You Shouldn't Either)

We’ve been sold a lie. A lie about happiness, our future, and getting rich. We believe that if we want the life we dream of, we have to become rich. At least, that’s what we were told, and so it’s what we believe.<p>Now, to be fair, some of us are smart enough to recognize that riches alone won’t make …

Forget Your 401(k): Try This Brilliant Retirement Strategy Used by the Rich

It's easy to get behind in retirement savings. With this plan it's easy to catch up.<p>The truth hurts. Retirement planning is something that most Americans fail at.<p>According to the Economic Policy Institute, for households between the ages of 50 and 55, the average savings balance is just under …

Tim Ferriss Says That Goal-Setting is Important, but Fear-Setting is Critical to Success

Tim Ferriss developed this exercise in fear-setting to help him make the hardest decisions of his life.<p>We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

The Hidden Pitfall of Innovation Prizes

Although companies use crowdsourcing more and more to fill their innovation pipeline, it is not so easy to get people to submit their ideas to online innovation platforms. Our data from an online panel reveal that 65% of the contributors do not come back more than twice, and that most of the rest …