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Don’t Hide When Your Boss Is Mad at You

Years ago, as the editor of prestigious trade magazine, I remember losing my cool with one of the top reporters. We were sharing a late-night cab home from the office, both having put in a long day, and when I pressed her on when I’d finally see the very late article she’d been laboring over, she …

How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy

The essence of strategy formulation is coping with competition. Yet it is easy to view competition too narrowly and too pessimistically. While one sometimes hears executives complaining to the contrary, intense competition in an industry is neither coincidence nor bad luck.<p>Moreover, in the fight …

Innovation

5 Ways Millionaires Approach Their Careers

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>In the majority of cases, it’s not luck that makes people money, nor is it who they know. Rather, the people who make the most money in their careers are the ones who display discipline, and who have a definitive sense of purpose and heavy …

Self-improvement

How to Repair a Damaged Professional Relationship

If you’ve spent enough time in the workforce, you almost certainly have a trail of damaged professional relationships behind you. That doesn’t mean you’re a bad manager or employee; it’s simply a fact that some people don’t get along, and when we have to rely on each other (to finish the report, to …

The Simplest Way to Build Trust

In the midst of an intense negotiation, it’s hard to know what’s motivating the person across the table — is he willing to cooperate with you to meet both your interests or does he only want to serve his? You need to build trust with your counterpart so you can align your interests and increase the …

One Reason Cross-Cultural Small Talk Is So Tricky

It was my first dinner party in France and I was chatting with a Parisian couple. All was well until I asked what I thought was a perfectly innocent question: “How did the two of you meet?” My husband Eric (who is French) shot me a look of horror. When we got home he explained: “We don’t ask that …

Strategize First, Analyze Later

The people who gravitate to strategic planning functions and strategy consulting firms tend to be highly analytical. That, I believe, is a problem. To be sure, analysis is important but in the end, strategy is and will always be a creative process.<p>Strategy is not the inevitable outcome of a process …

Best Summer Side Dish Recipes

What would any picnic, barbecue, or al fresco meal be without an endless array of tasty, flavorful side dishes? Read up on the recipes for these these 10 easy, made-for-summer sides, courtesy of Delish<p>What would any picnic, barbecue, or al fresco meal be without an endless array of tasty, flavorful …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Luxury hotspots for Summer 2014

From Mexico to Italy, we choose seven new destinations for a paradise break with a difference this summer. Think fabulous settings, a laid-back …

24 Super-Simple Ways to Make Doing Your Hair Incredibly Easy

Seriously, you'll be out the door before you know it.<p><b>1. Make sure your style stays put by flipping the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.</b><p>If you have a hard time keeping your hair in place, try flipping the bobby pin over. The straight side is slicker and won't grip as well as the …

What Does it Really Cost to Live Like Your Favorite TV Characters?

TV characters can live some pretty fabulous lives—with some not so deep pockets. We're drawing the line between fact and fiction by calculating what their enviable lifestyles really cost.<p>Getty<p><b>Carrie Bradshaw'</b>s life is famously fabulous—but one <i>that</i> fabulous is difficult to maintain. A spacious …