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It's been said more than once since the recession began that a down economy breeds creativity, born from heightened...<p>French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to rearrange the office.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of …

Logging

How to Answer "Tell Me a Little About Yourself" | The Art of Manliness

<i>“Tell me a little about yourself.”</i><p>It’s a seemingly innocuous request — an invitation that’s really an open-ended question. But that openness is what …

Employment

13 Quick and Dirty Secrets for Writing Killer Emails | Inc.com

Doing business today means sending emails. In fact, the number of business emails sent each day doubles every four years.<p>Today's business emails are mostly read on smartphones rather than PCs, which means you've got to write tighter and cleaner.<p>In my free weekly newsletter, I help people write …

Creative Writing

5 Super Efficient Ways to Learn More in Less Time

Learning doesn't have to be a chore. Use these five simple tricks to quickly retain new information.<p>Since we haven't yet discovered a way to add more hours to the day, the best we can do is be more efficient with the time we have. These tips will help you retain more information without sacrificing …

Having the Here’s-What-I-Want Conversation With Your Boss

One person stands between you and your next raise or promotion: your boss. While others on the leadership team — and even your peers — may exert some influence on your career future, it’s your direct supervisor who can pull the strings to either grant or deny your chance for advancement. But to get …

2 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Become More Assertive | Inc.com

<i>How do you become more assertive? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Steven Mason, Brand Strategist & Ideator, on Quora:</b><p>The result of assertiveness is respect. So how do you get it?<p>Be calm. Speak firmly but more softly. Don't yell. Don't beg. State things as …

Quora

How to Make Sure You’re Heard in a Difficult Conversation

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>A difficult conversation has to be a two-way street. You’re unlikely to come to a resolution if you don’t hear the other person out. But equally important when addressing a conflict is getting your message across. So after you’ve thoroughly listened to your counterpart, increase the …

15 Phrases You Should Start Using to Sound More Professional | Inc.com

Whether you're interviewing for your first job or hoping to move up the career ladder in your current position, there are a few phrases you can use to help. These 15 phrases can help establish you as a positive force in any office environment.<p><b>"Let's touch base."</b><p>This statement is vague enough to …

Customer Service

5 Painful Mistakes You Should Never Make When Presenting | Inc.com

Yesterday I attended a webinar on "Professional Presentation Skills" sponsored by a well-known eastern university and featuring an "expert in effective presentations."<p>I hoped I would learn something, but in fact the session was so terrible that I'm redacting the names to protect the guilty.<p>How bad …

Public Speaking

A Quick Guide to Avoiding Common Writing Errors

You’re looking at an e-mail you just wrote, and you’re not sure whether you have the right word: Do you want affect or effect? Further or farther? Gray or grey? Getting it wrong can make you look bad — people do judge you by the way you write — but you also don’t have all day to look up words. It …

The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

You, like me, probably rattle off emails quickly, all day (and sometimes all night) long. And that means the people receiving your emails are doing exactly the same thing. Whether this is good or bad for us, generally speaking, is an open question. But until we all get better at dealing with email …

4 Great Resources for Presenting Your Data Creatively | Inc.com

Having the technical know-how to bring quantitative visions into beautiful, understandable focus is not only a sought-after skill among employers, but it's really important for making sense out of the oceans of data we're all swamped with each day. What you may see as attractive and intuitive on …

Data Visualization

Speak Like A Born Leader With These 6 Tips From Bill Clinton | Inc.com

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can I learn to communicate like Bill Clinton?</i><p><i>Answer by Vivek Viswanathan, Lawyer and Policy Adviser, on Quora</i><p>George W. Bush asked Bill Clinton this very question as he prepared to move into the White House in January of 2001. “With all due respect, …

Public Speaking

Figure Out Your Manager’s Communication Style

Effective communication takes a deft touch when you’re managing up. If your attempts to persuade are too obvious, they may not succeed. Yet you need to be deliberate in your approach.<p>As you engage with your boss in everyday activities, try to identify the messages behind her speech and behavior. …

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Writing Significantly Better | Inc.com

In my spare time, I coach colleagues and clients on how to communicate more effectively. One thing I've noticed is how difficult it is for many people to edit their own writing.<p>Whether you work hard to write or find the words flow easily, you're not finished until you take a close look at that …

Creative Writing

London’s Best Pizza Restaurants

<b>Updated: June 2016</b><p><i>Officially rated the world’s most popular food, there’s something pretty impressive about pizza, but it’s all too often relegated</i> …

Where To Satisfy Your Gelato Craving In London

‘Gelato’ may simply translate as ‘ice cream’ in Italian, but it’s a much more complex matter than that. The Italians are passionate about the frozen …

Italy

How to Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Power a Career Transition

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Are you raring to change careers? Break into a whole new line of work that makes you leap out of bed, happy to go to work every day? Parlay personal passions into professional endeavors? Or focus on a different clientele, type of product, or service?<p>We all know the power of …

This 10 Minute Video Teaches You Exactly How to Persuade Others--Proven by Science | Inc.com

Whether it's seeking new investors, interviewing for our first job, or proposing marriage, all of us are in the persuasion business. If you want to convince me to take some type of action, what's the best way to present your case?<p>A little over 30 years ago, psychologist Robert Cialdini set out to …

Research

London Food And Drink News: 14 May 2015

Cereal sequel: Cereal Killer Café opens in Camden<i>Welcome to our weekly digest of all that’s happening in London’s food and drink scene.</i><b>Inside this</b> …

England

Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness

Stanford University neurosurgeon Dr. James Doty tells the story of performing surgery on a little boy’s brain tumor. In the middle of the procedure, the resident who is assisting him gets distracted and accidentally pierces a vein. With blood shedding everywhere, Doty is no longer able to see the …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: The Executive Summary

The second in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>The <b>Executive Summary</b> is a brief outline of the company's purpose and goals.<p>While it can be tough to fit on one or two pages, a good Summary includes:<p>A brief description of products and services<br>• A …

Small Business

Why Your Coffee Addiction Isn't So Bad for You

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The Raymond Weil Way

Boost Your Productivity with Laptop Monitors | Inc.com

As great as laptops can be, they often lack something that many pros swear by on their desktops--a second monitor. Second monitors represent the ideal blend of functionality that comes from having two documents available full-screen for simultaneous reference. Multiple studies have shown that …

MacBook Air

Word of Mouth: London Coffee Shops

by Anya Lawrence<p>For a city that rarely sleeps, it's no wonder that London's coffee shop scene is booming. Gone with the dominance of generic international chains, the emphasis is no longer just on the convenience of grabbing a freshly brewed cup from an insignificant cafe. From coffee shops …

Coffee

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Success

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