Samrah Kazmi

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The Secrets of Resilience

What does it take to conquer life’s adversities? Lessons from successful adults who overcame difficult childhoods<p>Does early hardship in life keep children from becoming successful adults? It’s an urgent question for parents and educators, who worry that children growing up in difficult …

Motivation

How To Turn Complicated Ideas Into Simple Concepts

Sometimes you need to explain the “one thing” that your audience should care about and understand.<p>You’re sitting in a conference room with all the big bosses. They’re meeting to discuss the annual budget, and it’s your job to pitch them your case for more money for your team.<p>The problem?<p>While …

Public Speaking

General David Petraeus Shares His Best Leadership Advice From The Battlefield

General David Petraeus has a lifetime of distinguished military service and selfless commitment to America.<p>A four-star general, Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. Army, including command of coalition forces in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command and command of coalition forces in …

David Petraeus

A new type of leader is emerging in Silicon Valley

Not long ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella would have been a standout among tech leaders for his strong belief in empathy and non-combative communication.<p>His predecessor, Steve Ballmer, had a “big, brash and bullish” personality that more closely fit the stereotypical CEO profile. Over at Apple, the …

Silicon Valley

Seven Habits Of Extra Interesting People

Interesting people have a special magnetism. They tell incredible stories and lead unusual lives. But what exactly makes them so captivating?<p>They’re curious more than anything else. An interesting person is always excited to explore the world, and this energy radiates outward.<p>Some people are …

Self-improvement

20 Experts Share Secrets For Balancing Agile and Waterfall

Becoming more Agile is a huge cultural transition that requires commitment at all levels within the business.<p>Read this ebook and learn:<p>Key lessons …

How to arrange a mindful office

Mindfulness may well be a wellbeing buzzword when it comes to office design, but it’s a really important concept that can have positive effects for …

Goodbye Transactional Leader. Hello Transformational.

Nowadays, everyone wants to be the game changer, the underdog, the disruptor or whatever the next buzz word is - but in the pursuit of greatness and …

How Older Job-Seekers Can Overcome Their 3 Biggest Roadblocks

As a post-50 job-seeker, you know all too well that ageism presents some major barriers to your success. Younger hiring managers are far too prone to believing unfortunate stereotypes about your skill sets, fit within the organization and attitude. Yet, by recognizing the negative preconceptions …

Employment

Latest Trends in Underwriting Small Business Loans | RMA

Are banks centralizing their operations to increase efficiency or are they keeping decisions local and close to customers? In the kickoff to <b>RMA's</b> …

Lehman Brothers 9 years on – Reminiscences of a market operator

<i>Written By Simon Littlewood. Featuring Mark Leahy.</i><p>On September 15th, 2008 Lehman Brothers filed what was – and remains – the largest bankruptcy in …

Meet Wall Street’s New King Makers: the ETF Strategists

Centrally managed portfolios have a big impact on how money moves in the ETF market<p>The morning after Donald Trump’s surprise victory in November, BlackRock Inc. quickly sold millions of dollars of shares in an emerging-markets exchange-traded fund, sales that rippled through thousands of client …

Investing

A Psychotherapist Explains How to Increase Your Confidence

For most people, confidence is crucial to achieving success. Without it most will flounder, despite their talents or strength. I know highly talented …

The inventor of microfinance has an idea for fixing capitalism

Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel peace prize for inventing microfinance, the practice of lending small sums at a low interest to allow people to start businesses. And yet he’s not a fan of capitalism. “Because of its total focus on money-making, [it] has become greed-oriented,” he says.<p>The belief that …

Why Your Morning Ritual Is So Important to Your Success | Inc.com

<i>Are routines useful? How can I establish good ones, if so? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of The Daily Stoic, Quora:</b><p>There is a reason that most successful …

Success

LinkedIn Plan

<b>Are you ready to start getting attention from recruiters?</b><p><b>Are you ready to start building up your online brand?</b><p><b>Are you ready to start taking charge of</b> …

LinkedIn Just Made 2 Savvy Moves - Did You See Them? | Inc.com

Amid its most recent flurry of changes, updates and upgrades to the platform, LinkedIn made two new updates that signal an important shift for the platform.<p>"Now you can customize the types of notifications you receive based on what you find the most valuable - for example birthdays, work …

LinkedIn

5 New LinkedIn Changes To Help You Get A Job

If you’re searching for a job, or think you may want to soon, I recommend taking a look at five upgrades and features LinkedIn has rolled out over the past few months. In general, they’re more like tweaks than major improvements. Nonetheless, they just might make it easier to land your next job or …

Social Media

Webinar: FRTB Implementation

Bo Boisen, Head of Strategic Projects at Nordea Bank, joined the RiskMinds Regulation Digital Week to discuss the existing hurdles left for the …

Writing “Hit Refresh”

About two years ago I set out to tell the story of Microsoft’s quest to rediscover its soul and imagine a better future for everyone. Today, the …

How To Improve Your Communication Skills At Work

Frequently Asked Questions<p>When does the course start and finish?<p>The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - …

Suzy Welch: What to say when a job interviewer says, 'Tell me about yourself'

Hiring managers often kick off interviews with a deceptively simple question: "Tell me about yourself."<p>Interviewees may be tempted to gloss over this …

Employment

Why These 10 Soft Skills Could Catapult Your Career

It's what employers CAN'T teach you that makes you more valuable.<p>A recent LinkedIn survey of hiring managers revealed 59 percent believe soft skills are tough to find in employees today. Which soft skills are the most sought-after among employers? They are:<p>Now, you might be thinking: "I have all …

Employment

The Problem of ‘Living in the Present’

These days, many of us would rather not be living in the present, a time of persistent crisis, political uncertainty and fear. Not that the future looks better, shadowed by technological advances that threaten widespread unemployment and by the perils of catastrophic climate change. No wonder some …

Middle Age

Which Skills Are Most Valuable In Machine Learning?

<i>As of 2017, what set of skills or knowledge pertaining to machine learning are most valuable to the industry, including research positions? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Vladimir</b> …

Machine Learning

Are You Operating in Your Zone of Genius? | Inc.com

We all have those euphoric moments while working. It's that magic combination of challenge, ease, and excitement that produces the kind of performance we want to repeat--a feeling of being in the Zone.<p>Peak performance moments have been my obsession for most of my life. I live for them. I was …

Employment

3 Problems With AI That Only Design Can Solve

In an era when users have to theorize about how algorithms work, design has never been more necessary.<p>AI is in desperate need of designers–in part, because machine learning products often originate in the world of research, where design principles are rarely applied.<p>Closing the gap between …

Machine Learning

How Do Machine Learning Algorithms Learn Bias?

Guest written by Rebecca Njeri!<p>There are funny mishaps that result from imperfectly trained machine learning algorithms. Like my friend’s iPhone …

Be Found to Be Hired: The 20 Best Keywords for Your Job Search

Having the right keywords in your social profile, particularly in LinkedIn and Google Plus, is critical to making yourself visible to recruiters and hiring managers who are often searching through them for qualified job candidates. With the right keywords in your social profile, your profile will …

Employment