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Leading Universities Just Released 65 Free Business Courses to Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A Strategic Approach from University of Pennsylvania<p>Influence from University of Pennsylvania<p>Accounting for Decision Making from University of Michigan<p>Valuing Companies from University of Michigan<p>Budgeting and Finance for Public Libraries from University of …

University of Michigan

Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach …

Artificial Intelligence

An open letter to Jeff Bezos–you are needed to disrupt the health care sector

Dear Mr. Bezos,<p>Leave rationalizing the market for organic foods to one of your sidekicks, and tinkering with driverless cars to a crowded field of tech companies. You are needed to disrupt the health care sector. Only you have the vision, ambition, capital, and computing power this mission …

How to upgrade to macOS High Sierra the right way

Apple’s latest update for the Mac finally arrived today in the form of macOS High Sierra, bringing a host of improvements to Mac users. While the update doesn’t contain a ton of outward-facing changes, it’s definitely worth taking the time to upgrade if you want your Mac to be faster and more …

High Sierra

Does the Sound of Noisy Eating Drive You Mad? Here’s Why

Misophonia - a hatred of sounds such as loud eating and chewing - is real.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Time.com</i><p>If you’ve ever been tempted to …

University College London

A field guide to jerks at work

Ten years ago, the typically ­sober and staid management book genre welcomed an off-color title to its shelves. Despite a name unable to be printed in a family newspaper, Stanford professor Robert Sutton’s “The No A--hole Rule” became a runaway bestseller, selling 800,000 copies and sparking …

Sexual Harassment

Whole Foods Shows What Economists Don't Know

Was Amazon's price cut a good idea? Econ 101 won't tell you.<p>Whole Foods is providing the world with a very interesting economics lesson. Immediately after Amazon bought the upscale grocery store chain, it cut prices substantially for many items on the shelves. As a result, sales have boomed by …

Economics

What Earth looks like to far-out celestial bodies

Glance at the stars, glance back in time.<p>When we look at stars in the night sky, we’re actually looking back in time. Since it takes a while for light to cross the vast emptiness of the universe—even at a blistering 186,000 miles per second—we’re seeing each celestial object as it looked eons ago. …

Universe

How to Lose 5 Pounds of Belly Fat in 30 Days | Inc.com

You want a trimmer waistline. You want to lose a few pounds of belly fat in a relatively short period of time. Shoot, you'd even love a set of six-pack abs.<p>That's great, because when you reduce your percentage of body fat (especially when you lose visceral fat like belly fat), you reduce the risk …

Fitness

Ten Words Never, Ever To Use To Describe Yourself

It is tough to describe yourself in words, and that’s why so many people don’t even try.<p>They brand themselves exactly the same everybody else does: “Results-oriented professional with a bottom-line orientation!” That idiotic descriptor has nothing to do with you.<p>You are a vibrant, unique person. …

Employment

9 skills to master to become a great boss

<b>• An increase in responsibility requires a strong mastery of these hard and soft skills.</b><p><b>• If you want that promotion, or to run a team, being prepared for future tough spots is crucial.</b><p>There's no doubt that being a manager has its perks — increased prestige, recognition from upper management, and a …

Project Management

The 4 Types of Project Manager

Few issues garner more attention among top executives than how best to grow their organizations. However, few executives work systematically with the types of employees they need to realize various growth opportunities. Your organization’s growth opportunities fall into four different categories, …

Management

8 Terrifying Things That Will Put Your Life Into Perspective

Hold on tight, we're in for a bumpy ride.

Universe

The Science-Based Way To Be Nice -- And Finish First!

We’ve all heard the old maxim, “Nice guys finish last.” But is that true? Will kindness to others hamper your progress or work to your advantage? The answer isn’t a simple yes or no.<p>Eric Barker, author of the <i>Barking Up the Wrong Tree</i> blog and of a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> bestseller of the same name, …

Wall Street

Making Sense Of Shareholder Value: 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

What is the purpose of a firm? It’s remarkable that after a century of management theorizing, there is no agreed upon answer.<p>Common-sense tells us that the purpose of a business is to make money. A conversation with almost any businessman or economist shows it to be so. Why else would a firm be in …

Management

5 Mistakes You Make While Interacting With Clients

Freelancing is on the rise and becoming more competitive by the day. Standing out from the crowd is critical to success and one of the ways to do that is to be professional, respectful and positive in your interactions with clients.<p>This can help you earn more, enjoy smoother workflow, keep your …

Employment

29 Useless Pieces Of Trivia You'll Want To Tell Everyone Right Away

"Yoda and Miss Piggy were voiced by the same person."<p>—Sophomaniac<p>—wofflestomp<p>—CrookedKeith<p>—McSmallFries<p>—Solgrynn<p>—monkus2k<p>—Darth_Draper<p>—kborschel<p>—youryellowumbrella<p>—ac2cvn71<p>—jimmiethefish<p>—MarlaTheTumor<p>—Abysmal_Abyss<p>—fabytta5<p>—No_name_Johnson<p>—chrisPmaplebaconRD<p>Some responses have been edited for …

Getting Capitalism Wrong - AI Will Reduce Economic Inequality, Not Increase It

We’ve another of those pieces shouting that artificial intelligence is going to overturn the world and thus we need more taxes, more government and even, in this argument from Kai-Fu Lee, more colonialism. It’s not going to work out like this of course, it’s just not going to work out like this at …

Income Inequality

Google's Eric Schmidt: We need critical thinking now more than ever

The Alphabet boss says the world is entering an age of abundance, driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning<p>Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc (Google’s parent company), is optimistic about the future. “We’re entering what I call the age of abundance,” he says. “And during …

Artificial Intelligence

Ex-CEO Travis Kalanick Got Plenty Wrong. But Uber Did These 5 Things Very, Very Right | Inc.com

It's easy to talk about all the ways Uber has screwed up. It also makes sense to talk about them: the sexual harrassment, the bullying of public officials and the outlaw gestalt, the culture that encouraged so many inappropriate behaviors and beliefs, the leadership failure that has now climaxed …

Transportation

Jeff Immelt, Jeff Bezos And The Rebirth Of Corporate Strategy

I spent the last two weeks in Alaska — which meant I was out of the blogosphere on June 12 when GE tossed Jeff Immelt out before the end of his 20 year term and on June 16 when Amazon announced its $13.7 billion Whole Foods buy. (I own GE shares and have no financial interest in Amazon stock).<p>But …

Grizzly Bears

Amazon and Uber are proof that leadership still matters

Here’s a tale of two companies, both American, both part of the extraordinary West Coast high-tech boom, both in different ways changing the world, …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Amazonian Economics: What you need to know about the world’s most valued company

A highly pragmatic vision for the futures of work, emerging markets, local economies + how we can prepare for prosperity.<p><b>ABSTRACT /// In this essay</b> …

Why Is the Speed of Light So Slow?

In 2015, a team of Scottish scientists announced they had found a way to slow the speed of light. By sending photons through a special mask, the …

Seven Things Your LinkedIn Profile Says About You -- Like It Or Not

Dear Liz,<p>I’m having a hard time updating my LinkedIn profile. I have great skills (in my opinion) but most of my experience is with tools and technology that are also very common.<p>Part of me wants to stand out, but a lot of my friends have told me “Look, LinkedIn is like a fruit market. You list …

Employment

Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it began with the hot Big Bang. Over that time, space itself has expanded, the matter has undergone gravitational attraction, and the result is the Universe we see today. But as vast as it all is, there’s a limit to what we can see. Beyond a certain …

Neutrons

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404 File Not Found<p>We could not locate the file you are trying to access. Click on the logo above to return to the home page.<p>If you think there has …

Project Management

Make Strategic Thinking Part of Your Job

It’s a common complaint among top executives: “I’m spending all my time managing trivial and tactical problems, and I don’t have time to get to the big-picture stuff.” And yet when I ask my executive clients, “If I cleared your calendar for an entire day to free you up to be ‘more strategic,’ what …

Management

How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation

It’s not easy getting ready for a big presentation. The stakes can feel high, and in our desire for things to go well, the anticipation builds. Fear, anxiety, or even paralysis can kick in. What can you do to calm your nerves when this happens?<p><b>Observe, Accept, and Reframe</b><p>First, recognize that …

Public Speaking