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Zanshin: Learning the Art of Attention and Focus From a Legendary Samurai Archer

In the 1920s, a German man named Eugen Herrigel moved to Japan and began training in Kyudo, the Japanese martial art of archery. Herrigel was taught …

The 21 biggest family-owned businesses in the world

In a report on family businesses this month, Credit Suisse introduced the CS Global Family 900 universe— a database of the 920 largest family-owned companies in the world. Companies on the list are publicly-traded with market capitalization's of at least $1 billion, as well as family-owned stakes …

Family Business

How An Ayahuasca Ceremony Opened My Heart

Complete surrender. Surrender of my beliefs, who I thought I was, my attachments, and, yes, even my own free will. If you are wondering, "What is …

A Crash Course on Derivatives

There you are in your introductory physics course. The course requirements say that you have to be in Calculus 101 (it's probably not called that) in …

Respiratory Health Starts Here

Inhale. Exhale. You take 15 to 20 breaths a minute—more than 20,000 breaths a day. With each one, oxygen travels through your bloodstream, fueling …

Cleveland Clinic

The Truth About How Your Brain Gets Smarter

“What’s your greatest fear?” I asked Bill Gates one night, over Tom Yum Gai.<p>“Easy—not getting smarter.”<p>Bill then laid out his plan to ensure he’d always be surrounded by super smart people.<p>Maybe he didn’t know about myelin.<p><b>The Smarter Secret</b><p>Let’s assume “smarter” means making better choices, …

Data Sheet—Thursday, September 18, 2014

<i>Good morning, Data Sheet readers, and welcome to Thursday! Why does Apple’s Tim Cook describe IBM’s Ginni Rometty as “wicked smart”? IBM’s ninth</i> …

Fortune's Most Powerful Women: The top performing companies

<b>Facebook (No. 10, COO Sheryl Sandberg):</b> In 2013, Facebook’s profits increased 2,730%. The social media giant is benefiting from increased revenue …

Warren Buffett's 23 Most Brilliant Insights About Investing

Buffett is undoubtedly the most successful investor in history. His investment philosophy is no secret, and he has repeatedly shared bits and pieces of it through a lifetime of quips and memorable quotes.<p>His brilliance is timeless, and we find ourselves referring back to them over and over again.<p>We …

Can China's Large Corporations Take The World?

China’s large corporations are continuing their multi-year ascent in the global economy.<p>According to this year’s list of <i>Fortune</i> Global 500 Companies, 95 Chinese corporations made the list, up from 89 last year, 73 two years ago, and 34 in 2008. Three companies made it to the top ten, beating the US …

Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions, say rehab clinics

As Americans become increasingly dependent on smartphones, recovery centers specializing in addictions and emotional problems say mobile devices are …

Mental Health

Top 10: Things Not To Do In Your 20s

December 29, 2014<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Sadly, we will all get older. And with age comes an expected level of maturity. It’s at about 22, when you’ve just left university full of misguided self-importance and purpose, that this all begins. Your teens — and those wonderful, hazy years you had as a student — are …

The One Extraordinary Skill All Prodigies Share

Their working memory is much, much better than everyone else’s.<p>We all know a child prodigy when we see one. If you’d been there when Mozart composed his first piece of music at age 5, or when Picasso finished his first painting at 9, or when math genius William James Sidis entered Harvard at 11, …

A Group Of Investors Is Buying A Stake In The Next Generation Of Geniuses

It had been four months since he quit his job as head of Google Enterprise to pursue a bold new idea of his own. Now it was coming together. Crowded around a long wooden table with him at the trendy Foreign Cinema restaurant in San Francisco's Mission District were his small, dedicated team; serial …

5 Cash-Rich Tech Stocks That Could Triple Your Gains

BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- Believe it or not, cash is <i>still</i> king in 2014.<p>January's correction was a pretty jarring reminder that investors are a fickle …

Investing

A '4-Sleeve' Approach to Maximizing Your Income Portfolio

NEW YORK (FMD Capital Management) -- Maximizing your portfolio returns should start with a disciplined approach to structuring your asset …

Investing

The 25 best photo and video apps to download now

Smartphones and tablets have come a long way since the early days of camera phones and the grainy, washed-out images they produced. There are now a wide range of video and photography apps to help you get the most from the high-quality cameras built-in to most mobile devices. We look at 25 of the …

Enter The Ripped Zone: 10 Ways To Get Shredded

Enter The Ripped Zone: 10 Ways To Get Shredded!<p><b>Plus a secret from the pros your competitors don’t want you to know.</b><p>shredded: (ˈʃrɛdɪd/) adjective – …

We live to learn and learn to live

If all your tutor and teacher tells you day in and day out<p>is that, you know all,<p>you are all in all,<p>that you are the best,<p>and no one is like you,<p>you …

Why SalesTraining Fails and your Options by Peak Performance Training and Development

First and foremost we understand the reasons why training fails, and you should to!<p>As a Business Owner or President of a Sales Organization any decision to take your company to the next level is one that you take seriously.<p>Many Business Owners we speak with are either skeptical of, or have had a …

performancetraining

Tupac Shakur on Life and Death

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Books

"We want to fit a supercomputer inside a sugarcube. To do that, we need a paradigm shift in electronics - we need to be motivated by our brain." http://bbc.in/GUd70d Will it be possible to fuel our technical devices with electronic blood? IBM thinks so. The firm says it is learning from nature by building computers fuelled and cooled by a liquid, like our minds. Follow the link above to see our report on the brain-inspired computer and tell us what you think in the comments section below.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) . Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>Here are the rules: I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it …

The demon drink: war on sugar http://gu.com/p/3hyxd/tw Our addiction to sugar is linked to obesity, cancer and heart disease – and soft drinks are among the worst offenders. Alex Renton reports on the new health war, and reveals why some fruit juices may be as bad for you as cans of fizz

Calories in Nuts Chart: Which Are The Lowest Calorie?

Nuts. There are lots of them. And a lot to know about their nutritional content.<p>Nuts are healthy, but can also be high in fat. The nutritional values …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Time Management

Cheeky, Sensual Photographs Of 'Rude' Fruits

<b>British creative studio</b> Bompas and Parr has put together a book titled, 'Tutti Frutti with Bompas & Parr and Friends'. The book explores the …

Comic: Beard Facts

<b>The comic-makers</b> at Doghouse Diaries have come up with a short comic about beards.<p><b>Making fun</b> of the fact that beards are the ‘in’ thing to have, …

Beards

‘In And Out’ Highlights What’s Cool Now, And What’s Not

<b>Paris-based motion design agency</b> 2 FACTORY created a short, but beautifully presented, animated reel that depicts what’s ‘in’ and ‘out’ in people’s …

Graphic Design