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Ancient wisdom reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

Self-help

Optimizing Delegation: The Advantage Of Mastering A Task Before You Hand It Off

You’re in your chair slumped over a small, blue screen. You’re dizzy from the day, but you’re even more exasperated from trying to help your indecisive boss make a clear decision. Or, maybe, you’re tired from a boss micromanaging and shouting orders like a military drill sergeant into your ears.<p>Did …

Leadership

How Emotions Impact Cognition

Two information-processing systems determine the human emotional response: the affective and cognitive processing systems. The affective system …

5 brilliant rituals that successful people follow every day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p>What schedule do the pros use? What …

This Is the Job That Best Prepares You for CEO Success

Best training ground for the C-suite isn't glamorous, just crucial.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many paths lead to the CEO chair, but one individual role best prepares people to be a CEO -- product manager. This job is a great training ground for chief executives, at …

How to Call B.S. on Big Data: A Practical Guide

“Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you,” the Oxford philosophy professor John Alexander Smith told his students, in 1914, “save only this: if you work hard and intelligently, you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot.” …

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11 mental habits to give up if you want to succeed

When we aim to become happy and have a successful outlook, we often focus on getting to the next station in life.<p>Happiness is seemingly always "someday" in the near-distant future — like once we finally land that promotion or find the right partner.<p>I'm a huge proponent of setting new aspirational …

How to Criticize Anyone (Yes, Even Your Boss) and Maintain Your Relationship | Inc.com

Management expert Ken Blanchard coined the phrase, "Feedback is the breakfast of champions," for good reason. Feedback is a two-way street. We all need it, yet your delivery can make or break a relationship.<p>When under pressure, most people tend to lack the confidence and competence to interact with …

Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying | Inc.com

Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such avoidance is often on our mind and always on the clock.<p>Former palliative nurse and author of <i>The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying</i>, …

Positive Thinking

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.<p>In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other …

Critical Thinking

Visa's Blockchain Bet Opens Up to Developers

Banks and financial firms have been tinkering for the past few years with the code that powers cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, with the intention …

Tesla increases its lead on the US luxury sedan market, beating Mercedes, BMW and Audi

Tesla shocked the industry earlier this year when it confirmed having delivered 25,202 Model S sedans in the U.S. in 2015, which gave the company a 25% market share in the premium sedan market. For the first time, Tesla had surpassed market leaders like BMW and Mercedes. Furthermore, every single …

Bentley drivers no longer need to stop for gas

Promotional image for Bentley and Filld’s partnershipBritish automaker Bentley Motors is making headway within luxury automotive lifestyles through …

The Top 10 AI And Machine Learning Use Cases Everyone Should Know About

Machine learning is a buzzword in the technology world right now, and for good reason: It represents a major step forward in how computers can learn.<p>Very basically, a machine learning algorithm is given a “teaching set” of data, then asked to use that data to answer a question. For example, you …

Machine Learning

Use This Principle To Boost Your Productivity

If You’re Busy But Still Find Your Hard Work Doesn’t Pay Off, You Probably Lack This Important Skill<p>Kyle Hiller<p>Author, Writer Read full profile<p>Former …

Time Management

Should You Pay Off Your Debt or Invest?

The answer is: it's complicated.<p>Updated April 30, 2018<p>A common situation people face is deciding between paying off debt or investing. Both are …

The truth behind testosterone: why men risk it all

How do hormones such as testosterone and cortisol affect our ability to work, rest and play? A stock-market trader turned neuroscientist has the …

This $2.8 billion startup gets all of its daily meetings done in 10 minutes

I arrived just in time for breakfast: Like I found out on my previous visit, Pivotal brings in a catered breakfast every single day as an incentive to make sure all employees are around for a daily all-hands meeting, attended by everybody in every department, at precisely 9:06am.<p>(Breakfast today …

Billionaire tech and sports mogul on the key to success: Avoid meetings

Ted Leonsis thought he'd won. He was in his mid-20s and had already sold his first company for tens of millions of dollars.<p>Then he got on a plane …

Startups

Want To Get Out Of The Office? This Coworking Space Is On A Sustainable Sailboat

Coboat lets you work while riding the waves. But if you don’t like your office mates, you better know how to swim.<p>Gerald Schömbs’ new office–and home–will set sail from Athens this weekend. The Coboat is a coworking and “coliving” space with the ultimate view: the ocean. On a break, you can strap …

The Job of Data Scientists and what it takes to become one with IBM

Rising alongside the relatively new technology of big data is this new job prospect -Data Scientists. It's the hot new career every B-school student …

Cray’s latest supercomputer runs OpenStack and open source big data tools

Cray has always been associated with speed and power and its latest computing beast called the Cray Urika-GX system has been designed specifically for big data workloads.<p>What’s more, it runs on OpenStack, the open source cloud platform and supports open source big data processing tools like Hadoop …

7 Camera Apps Better Than the One on Your Phone

You might not give much thought to the app that snaps all those photos on your phone, but you don’t have to stick with the tool Apple or Google (or …

Mobile Photography

You Can Now Ride A Bed From San Francisco To LA

And get a good night’s sleep on the way!<p>Forget waking up after a cross-state bus ride with a cramped neck and cold feet. A ticket on the SleepBus -- now offering transportation from downtown San Francisco to Los Angeles and back -- gets riders a single bed outfitted with clean Casper sheets, WiFi, …

Paying off $60,000 of debt is the best investment I've ever made

These talks, which can be with neighbors, friends, or colleagues, tend to cover everything from retirement funds to taxable accounts, with plenty of "one-upping" and bragging along the way.<p>But there's one financial topic that almost everyone refuses to cover - and that's debt. How much we owe on …

4 lessons we can learn from Denmark about happiness at work

That's roughly the equivalent of the valuation of Google or Apple, the world's two most valuable companies.<p>Entrepreneurs have been grappling with unhappy employees for years, with U.S. employee engagement hovering at or below 30% since at least the year 2000, and it's taking its toll on American …

Happiness

What My Three Years At Netflix Taught Me About Scaling A Startup

Ariel Tseitlin began working on Netflix’s cloud platform in 2011. Here’s what it taught him about culture and high-speed innovation.<p>I joined Netflix at the beginning of 2011, just as the company was making the transition from operating in the data center to the public cloud. My job was to help …

The rise of the blockchain asset class

Bitcoin first cracked a $1 billion market cap on March 30, 2013. And by the following month, it had reached $1.504 billion. Meanwhile, the market for additional blockchain assets outside of bitcoin (“non-bitcoin blockchain assets”) was vastly smaller, totaling in at just $92 million on April 28, …

Cryptocurrency

Big Data: At Amazon, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Cloud Computing Is Fuelling MBA Careers

It’s no secret that big data has become the sexiest MBA job field: Business school grads are scrambling to fill what McKinsey says will be shortage …