Tom Sargant

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How Delta Force Snipers Hit Enemies in Combat - Special Method

Exactly 24 years ago, the Black Hawk Down incident was unfolding on the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia

It Took Steve Jobs Less Than 60 Seconds to Share the Best Leadership Advice You'll Hear Today

Resist the urge to fix all your team's problems, and do this instead<p>Back in the spring of 1992, Steve Jobs was invited to speak to a group of students at the MIT Sloan School of Management. (According to MIT, the lecture was a bit of a surprise, the result of the efforts of a Sloan student whose …

The latest Apple Watch is the perfect example of why you shouldn’t buy a first-generation Apple product

Two years ago, I wrote off the Apple Watch.<p>I stand by what I wrote. The original Apple Watch was a half-baked device, full of good ideas that just didn’t work in practice. It was slow, clunky, and had pitiful battery life.<p>Earlier this year, I started wearing my Apple Watch again.<p>The reason was …

How to Know If Someone Blocked Your Number on iPhone

You've been trying to get in touch with a friend or family member, but they haven't returned your calls or messages. Are they just busy, is something wrong with their phone, or have they blocked your number? How can you tell if someone blocked your number? There's not a surefire way to know if your …

Internet

A Young Steve Jobs Once Gave This Priceless Leadership Lesson. Here It Is in a Few Sentences

A pre-black turtleneck era Jobs defines the essence of great leadership.<p>A YouTube video that is circulating the internet shows a young and brash Steve Jobs candidly describing his feelings about management and hiring. It's a bit comical to hear him lambasting the idea of having professional …

Leadership

With 5 Quick Clicks You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

I can’t stop playing Apple’s clever new HomePod ad

The song is only available on Apple Music<p>There’s so much going on in Apple’s latest HomePod ad that I don’t know where to begin. The four-minute quirky adventure into music is accompanied by a dancing FKA twigs, and a new track from Anderson .Paak. This talent is backed up by direction from Spike …

The Army has picked its new sniper rifle — and it could be in soldiers' hands this year

A senior Army modernization official today said that the service's new Squad Designated Marksman Rifle will be the 7.62mm Heckler & Koch G28.<p>The Army selected the G28 as its new Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System in 2016 to replace its M110 Semi-automatic Sniper System — a move that will provide …

18 products people waste too much money on that you should stop buying immediately

Waste not, want not.<p>We make so many purchases that we don't always realize what we are buying. If we take a step back and think about all of our additional costs, we could cut a few out of our lives.<p>These 18 products can often be a huge waste of money.

4 Ways of Choosing Happiness from Within

<i>What makes you happy?</i><p>Reflect on what you’ve done today. <i>What do your behaviors say about your approach to happiness?</i><p>These are the question I usually …

How to add a fancy email signature on iPhone and Mac

You already know that you can add a signature to your outgoing emails in the Mail app on iOS and macOS, but did you know that you can make that signature fancy? And I mean, <i>really</i> fancy. You don’t just have to put your email address or phone number in there in regular text. You can add any kind of …

3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986

These three stocks have the potential to be huge winners over the long term.<p><b>Microsoft</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) changed the world by helping to bring computers …

Most Medical Checkups Miss a 30-Second Test That Could Save Your Life | Inc.com

Think back to the last time you visited a doctor's office. Certain things seem to happen by rote. They weigh you. They measure your height. And they nearly always slap a blood pressure cuff around one arm and take a reading.<p>Right there is where medical providers usually make one of their biggest …

Medicine

Why the Most Successful People Do the Same Thing Every Single Morning | Inc.com

If you spend any time around highly accomplished individuals, you've likely heard many of them swear by their early morning wake-up times as a direct catalyst behind their triumphs. Many of these high achievers also claim to have discovered the best possible practices for the early morning hours to …

Time Management

The 1 Book That Most Impacted Malcolm Gladwell's Worldview | Inc.com

Every once in a while, you come across one of those books. You know the one: It challenges you; it delights you; it has you consider something vital in a deeper way. You find yourself recommending it to people, gifting it to people, telling strangers on the subway about it.<p>For Malcolm Gladwell, …

Self-improvement

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners are inspiring, funny, uplifting – and shocking

The winning images from the Natural History Museum's 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition will make you laugh and cry.<p>It was the start …

An SR-71 Blackbird goes AOG - now what?

It was a slow Saturday morning. All – I mean <i>all</i> – of the senior aviators were off station in Japan for a 5th Air Force Commander’s conference. I was …

10 things to watch out for the first time you view a home

Spot the good, bad, and expensive before making an offer<p>The first walkthrough of a home is when potential owners get that gut feeling and come with their buying wishlist in tow.<p>And while you’ll know if a potential home meets your basic requirements—from the number of bedrooms to the availability of …

The Strange Political Afterlife of Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Terminator is suiting up for a new adversary: Donald Trump.<p>MUNICH, Germany—The Governator is off to conduct the band at his favorite beer tent at Oktoberfest. Why? Well, he finished his salty half-chicken, gave the photographers the pose he knew they wanted—the one in which he's holding the …

Donald Trump

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns

These 7 numbers tell you how healthy you are — and they have nothing to do with your weight

People count everything from calories to steps. But there is one measurement that's constantly counted, addressed, and criticized when it comes to health — a person's weight.<p>Because of the emphasis placed on this number, people tend to think it's the only one that matters when it comes to your …

LinkedIn's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Life Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Since taking over as LinkedIn's CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has accomplished a great deal to earn him the title of Highest Rated CEO.<p>He has grown LinkedIn's membership base from 33 million to more than 430 million and its revenue from $78 million to over $3 billion. Refreshingly, throughout, Weiner …

Oprah Winfrey

I'm 27 and I've saved $200,000 — here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

When I was 16 years old, I hung up my hard hat after another brutal day digging ditches under the Texas sun. That day was special, because it was payday, and I'd finally have enough money to pass $500 in my bank account.<p>By the time I was 18, that $500 had grown enough to start investing in the …

A microbiologist explains why he hasn't slept without this on his bed in 25 years

New York University microbiologist Philip Tierno hasn't slept a night in 25 years without something on his mattress that few people even think of buying.<p>It's a super-thin, largely invisible cover that slips over the mattress. And it protects him from what he calls a "zoologic park" of bacteria and …

3 Surprising Techniques to Become a Top 1-Percenter in Sales | Inc.com

There are only two real categories of salespeople: top performers, and everyone else. When salespeople are just starting out, they tend to learn as they go. And with the right techniques, any salesperson can ultimately become a superstar who closes the biggest deals and routinely takes home …

High Level

A new website lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — and the results are undeniably cool

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Grafomap<p>I've lived in my current apartment for six months, and I still have yet to find wall art my partner and I both like enough to hang …

The iOS 11 hidden tricks you absolutely need to learn right now

iOS 11 is officially out, which means you can install it on your iPhone and iPad right now to experience some of the things Apple has been working …

Apple's New iPhones Have Some Concerns

Interested in Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus which are on sale now? Or maybe you’re saving up for the heavily redesigned iPhone X? Well, new information has revealed further nasty surprises which may change your mind about all three…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular</i> …

Mobile Technology

US Army's Laser Weapon Gives Terrifying Demonstration In New Video

That looks painful.<p>Lockheed Martin has shown off a terrifying new video of it testing its ATHENA laser weapon defence system.<p>While laser cannons are …

The Air Force's newest gunship, the Ghostrider, is almost ready for combat

The U.S. Air Force plans to declare its newest gunship, the AC-130J Ghostrider, ready for combat — or initial operating capability (IOC) in acquisition parlance — this month, but the aircraft won't actually deploy to a war zone for a couple more years, a general said.<p>"We are declaring IOC, Initial …