Sebastian Ronquillo

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How Business and Personal Credit Cards Are Different

Small business owners, for better or worse, tend to finance purchases using credit cards. When you were first starting out, you probably charged many …

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

NYC to review Trump contracts after controversial remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are reviewing the city's contracts with Donald Trump after statements the GOP presidential hopeful made about …

Donald Trump

This 8-step process will change the way you read forever

Other luminaries who have lived a thousand lives include SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who believes that reading is the fastest way to learn.<p>The members of Chromeo spend most of their time in the library, while business magnates Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger frequently spend entire days …

Productivity

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than Jo Nesbø?

Strangers often ask me to challenge them with mathematical brainteasers. It comes with the territory, I suppose.<p>My stock reply is to pose them Three Switches puzzle. It’s a classic that is easy to state rhetorically, and it really makes you think.<p>Can you solve it: are you smarter than a Hong Kong …

The strange expertise of burglars

How do you break into a house without breaking a sweat? David Robson delves into the “flow state” of professional robbers – and finds how to beat them.<p>At first, it feels almost too easy. Against the gentle rustling of leaves, I walk through the back gate, across the lawn, and open the door, all of …

Why Some Men Pretend to Work 80-Hour Weeks

In many professional jobs, expectations that one be an “ideal worker”—fully devoted to and available for the job, with no personal responsibilities or interests that interfere with this commitment to work—are widespread. We often think of problems with these expectations as women’s problems. But …

Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership

In 1998, one of us, Daniel Goleman, published in these pages his first article on emotional intelligence and leadership. The response to “What Makes a Leader?” was enthusiastic. People throughout and beyond the business community started talking about the vital role that empathy and self-knowledge …

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Andrew Nguyen<p>Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and …

This is how much money the arrested trader made on the 'flash crash'

Nearly five years after the so-called “flash crash”—when the market dropped hundreds of points in the span of a few minutes on May 6, …

Google may launch its own wireless carrier service at any moment

It's been rumored for more than a year that Google has been working on a wireless service for smartphones, but now, the company is expected to launch …

18 Reasons Why You Need Every Employee Using LinkedIn Every Day

Corporations are finally waking up to the fact that they need to engage <i>all</i> their people in social media. The impact of social media on a company’s brand is monumental, and it affects everyone throughout your organization – from the entry-level millennials you just hired to your CEO.<p>Senior …

Social Media

How to Wear a Khaki Suit Like a Grown Up

It’s time to bring a dapper dash of refinement to khaki, the loyal fabric you’ve loved since high school. Here, insider tips on how to choose it and style it<p>LIKE A mortarboard-capped senior clutching his valedictory address, it’s graduation day for the ol’ khaki suit. With an array of dressier …

Men's Fashion

GOP contenders tangle in New Hampshire

Republicans get a glimpse of what could be a long slog of a primary.<p>NASHUA, N.H. —None of the 19 declared or likely Republican presidential candidates who descended on New Hampshire this weekend for the state’s first big GOP cattle call event came away with any sort of breakthrough moment. Instead, …

Britain's mobile revolution threatens end of big bank supremacy

Mobile transactions due to double by end of decade as use of cash declines<p>The rise of digital banking will be cemented within the next half-decade as mobile transactions double, making it easier for upstart banks to challenge the established order.<p>According to research seen by The Telegraph, …

A major change is coming to Google search

The revised formula, scheduled to be released Tuesday, will favor websites that Google defines as "mobile-friendly." Websites that don't fit the description will be demoted in Google's search results on smartphones while those meeting the criteria will be more likely to appear at the top of the …

Mobile Devices

IRS Seeks Record $2 Billion In Back Taxes From Prominent Businessman And Philanthropist Sam Wyly

They say you don’t get rich by writing a lot of checks. And if you believe the IRS, failing to pay <i>billions</i> in federal taxes may explain how two brothers and Texas businessmen amassed a fortune worthy of landing them among the Forbes 400 Richest Americans.<p>Sam Wyly, who along with his now-deceased …

That Guy with a Thousand Inconsequential Objections

We all know him at work — he’s <i>That Guy</i>. That Guy finds a reason to object to anything that is said. No matter how inconsequential the matter he can’t help but say, “but…” Here’s a typical script:<p><i>Normal Colleague</i>: “I think the new guy is really getting up to speed quickly.”<p><i>That Guy</i>: “OK, but what do …

The Easiest Way to Get a 'Yes' From a Customer

Your first email to a prospect should ask for the "Five Golden Taps" that will get you into a conversation.<p>Today I'm going to teach you a trick so simple and yet so effective that when you try it you'll be absolutely astounded by the improvement.<p>As I explain in my free weekly newsletter (where I …

Infographic: 21 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Genius

If you’re a writer, a crafter, a baker or even if you have one of the best jobs in America, there are those days when you just hit a wall. You could stare at your computer screen all day, and still no ideas are brewing. This is one of the most frustrating feelings in the world. Luckily, no one is …

10 Effective Business Tools for Entrepreneurs

I'm always intrigued to learn about new, accessible tools and applications that can help me to drive more sales, accelerate my business growth, or simply help me with gathering insights and new ways of doing things.<p>In the current era of digital business management; social media, project management, …

EV owners in San Francisco can now recharge their cars off the grid with solar energy

As of today, electric vehicle owners in San Francisco can revitalize their car's battery at any of three off-the-grid charging stations powered entirely by solar energy. For free. The Level 2 charging stations are the work of a company called Envision Solar; San Francisco's Department of the …

Ted Cruz’s frightening gun fanaticism: When a presidential contender encourages armed insurrection

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>Ted Cruz thinks Americans should arm themselves against “tyranny,” and Lindsey Graham thinks that’s crazy<p>Simon Maloy<p>April 17, 2015 5:21pm (UTC)<p>As incredible as it sounds, there’s an argument going on right now between two Republican senators (and, potentially, two Republican …

Ted Cruz

Acorns, the app that automatically invests your spare change, raises $23 million

Opening and managing an investment account can be intimidating for a lot of people, but what if a simple smartphone app could take care of it all for …

How to Start a Subscription Box Service (Infographic)

Birchbox. BroBox. BarkBox. Dollar Shave Club. Ipsy. By now you’ve probably heard about successful curated subscription box-based startups like these. The product sampling and subscription business model they’re built on is arguably the hottest trend in ecommerce right now, delivering recurring …

Startups

8 Best Practices for Law Firm Website Content

If your website content does not engage and convert, then your website is a waste of time and money — even if you have a great website design. To …

3 Things Your Law Firm Website Should Have

You should probably have a law firm website. A website is sort of like having a business card — a necessary part of being a professional who is open …

Why Facebook Is a Lot Like Listerine

The explosive growth of Facebook today might seem unprecedented, but it is strikingly similar to Listerine’s epic halitosis advertising campaign roughly one hundred years ago. Both offer important lessons in social marketing — but mouthwash may still have one key advantage. Let me …

San Francisco Catholics beg Pope Francis to replace their ‘intolerant’ archbishop

In an unprecedented move, city's Catholics have written to local paper to call on the pope to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone over his 'intolerant' views on gay marriage and abortion<p>In an unprecedented move, more than 100 Catholic leaders in San Francisco have called on Pope Francis to …