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Bill and Melinda Gates Annual Shareholders Letter Is a Masterclass on Adopting a Winners Mindset

While Bill and Melinda are lauded for many things, what goes unnoticed is their winners mentality.<p>Two things that are appreciated in this world is optimism and transparency. Those two traits are also associated with many of today's top performers.<p>When it comes to transparency, one of the best ways …

Self-improvement

How To Sell The Problem Before Selling The Solution

<i>They say that every great business addresses a real customer need. If you’ve ever found expressing your customer need slippery, this is for you.</i><p>As …

Customers

Influence: The 4-Step Process for Selling Anything to Anyone

People only buy when they trust the person selling.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influence is described as <i>"the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something."</i> However as subtle as some forms of influence might …

Selling

10 Strategies Smart People Use to Handle Difficult People

Stress-relieving techniques for dealing with difficult people.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that …

Emotional Intelligence

The 25 Best Productivity Apps For 2018

From wrangling words to shooting photos, these productivity powerhouses will help you get more done in less time.<p>Sometimes the best way to escape from a productive rut is to switch up your tools. Whether it’s a simple word processor, a smarter to-do list, or a more efficient way to transcribe …

Apps

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Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …

News Corp

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED’s in-house expert

When your slides rock, your whole presentation pops to life. At TED2014, David Epstein created a clean, informative slide deck to support his talk on …

How to Dramatically Improve your Public Speaking Skills

The ability to communicate a message, sell an idea, or paint a vision is a critical skill for <i>anyone</i> who wants to have an impact on the world. And …

REVIEW SUMMARY: A ranking of 32 tube and tube/hybrid headphone amps

I have been asked repeatedly to do this, and I have resisted so far, but I have decided to go ahead and rank all of the tube amps that I have either …

If you can really improve yourself in just 10 minutes a day, as the self-help gurus claim, Tim Dowling is all for it<p>• Yoga for lazy people<p>I am lying on a mat, looking up at the bright blue of the skylight above me. I exhale purposefully, then let my lungs reinflate of their own accord. I am trying …

Binge Eating

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

How to Brainstorm Effectively

You have a problem. You gather a group of smart, creative people and say, <i>Let’s brainstorm</i>. Together, you bounce around a bunch of ideas, whittling …

Creativity

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We Tested 7 Top Productivity Methods So You Don’t Have To

Kanban, KonMari, GTD, the Pomodoro Technique. The (check) list goes on and on. If you’ve ever wanted to do more or work better, you’ve probably …

Time Management

8 body-language tricks that are hard to master but will pay off forever

As Ursula the sea witch famously said, "Don't underestimate the importance of body language."<p>Some tricks, like remembering to smile, are easy to …

Body Language

10 visual storytelling tips from top agencies

In the design industry, storytelling doesn't mean reading a book; it has a wider meaning connected with communicating the story behind a product, …

The 55 Best Questions To Ask To Break The Ice And Really Get To Know Someone

What’s the first question most people ask you when you meet?<p>It’s likely, “What do you do?”<p>This has become the new “How’s it going?” or “How about that weather?” and it’s awful.<p>If you’re anything like me, this question leaves you feeling sized-up and minimized. It’s as if the asker is thinking to …

Halloween Costume

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

The flaws a Nobel Prize-winning economist wants you to know about yourself

Sorry to say it, but you’re not perfect. We like to believe that we are smart, rational creatures, always acting in our best interests. In fact, dominant economic theory these days often makes that assumption.<p>What was left of this illusion was further dismantled by the The Royal Swedish Academy of …

Want to Beat Your Competitors? Take This 1 Important Tip From Steve Jobs (You're Probably Doing the Opposite) | Inc.com

Every business has competitors. If you don't yet, you will. That's the nature of business. And well-accepted that the best way to beat the competition is to out-compete them.<p>Or is it?<p>It may sound counter-intuitive, but actually the best way to beat the competition is to ignore them.<p>Why? …

Roger Bannister

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Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years —here are their 6 key takeaways

captionSteve Jobs.sourceSeth Wenig / Reuters<p>Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how …

Can Techie Parents Reinvent School For Everyone–Or Just Their Rich Kids?

Silicon Valley veterans are ditching fast-track careers and going all-in with their time and money as they reimagine education for their children.<p>Six-year-old Tiana had just gotten her ice cream machine working for the first time, and she was triumphant. Wrapped in hot pink decorations and duct …

Education

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like | Inc.com

Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication.<p>The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent to Tesla employees a few years ago. Sent with the subject line "Communication Within Tesla," it …

Tesla

12 Reasons Why I Suck at Instagram and You Probably Do Too

Like many photographers, I've been scratching my head at how to win the Instagram game. Over the last six months, I decided to up my game and upload …

Social Media

11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …