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How Steve Jobs became the greatest businessman the world has ever known

A vegan college dropout who took acid and traveled to India for spiritual enlightenment, Steve Jobs was the greatest businessman in history.<p>But Jobs' ascent was neither simple nor straightforward.<p>Jobs' life story is well known to many, but as a quick reminder: Jobs was kicked out of Apple, a …

How I launched my first company without any financial experience or industry knowledge

Having spent 15 years in a strictly sales capacity before founding Brooklyn Bicycle Company, my own strengths were pretty narrow.<p>I did understand my customers — I was able to grasp their underlying business issues and propose viable solutions to add value to their businesses — and my insatiable …

Google HR boss shares the company's 4 rules for hiring exceptional employees

It takes an average of six weeks to secure a hire, and every candidate needs to be screened by their potential boss, potential colleagues, a hiring committee, and finally Google CEO Larry Page.<p>"If you wondered if this takes a lot of Googler time, it does," Google's senior vice president of people …

Here's exactly what a hiring manager scans for when reviewing resumes

Hiring managers spend just six seconds on your resume before they decide on you. This is exactly what they look at:

Google's HR Chief Answers 7 Common Résumé Questions

I was blown away that my first article got over 2 million views. I've always been passionate about helping people find good jobs. But my advice in "The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes" was just a starting point: the basic stuff we all need to nail to get to that interview. (And remember, the ONLY …

Take Our 21-Day Program For Radical Self-Improvement

#BIBetter is a 21-day self-improvement program designed for the busy professional, featuring a few habits that will make a big difference and a bunch of tasks that most of us have been putting off for too long.<p>We recommend participating with at least one other person, so you have more fun and keep …

The 25 Best Cities In The World, According To Travelers

Is your favorite on the list? Read about all the best hotels, resorts, islands, spas, and cruise lines in the world in Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards 2014.<p>Readers' Choice Awards 2014<p>The Tourist Attractions That Are Actually Worth the Wait<p>The 10 Most Underrated American Cities<p>15 Places You Won't …

MORGAN STANLEY: Here Are 42 Stocks That'll Thrive Even If The Economy Gets Worse

The 42 stocks are companies they believe will grow irrespective of fluctuations in the business cycle.<p>Tech companies like Facebook and Google dominate the list. There are also a lot of healthcare companies, which are benefiting from the aging population.<p>"We believe that the names selected for this …

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play Store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

Start Smart: Many Ways To Build Your Investor IQ

Angel investing includes a lot of very smart people. But it’s also very complicated. That’s why the wisest angel investors are always on the lookout for smart ways to avoid doing stupid things. And there are many people who are new to the field and need knowledge fast. That’s why I’m pleased to see …

This is how you visualize the value of a college science degree

Higher education is a big sacrifice. At the cost of four to 10 years of slurping ramen noodles in a tin can of an apartment, colleges promise a big future paycheck that will make degreeless peers wild with envy. Simply telling graduates that college eventually pays off doesn’t do justice to the …

10 best college apps for Android

College can be an important time in one’s life. You’ll be learning all kinds of new things. Or at least you’re supposed to. Most sites that do lists for college apps will tell you to do obvious things like join Twitter or subscribe to Spotify because of their college discount. However, we think you …

The Counterintuitive Trait That Will Make You Significantly More Successful

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Shane Snow published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>One of my biggest pet peeves is when a pessimist says, "I'm not a pessimist. I'm a realist."<p>Truthfully, most of us think we're "realists." We see the world the way we see it. But how we actually behave is a different matter, …

A Simple Brain Theory Endorsed By Bill Gates Supposedly Helps You Learn Anything

A small psychological change to how we approach challenges can dramatically change how successful we are at these tasks.<p>That's according to Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at Stanford University who coined the term "growth mindset" in her 2007 book "Mindset: The New Psychology of …

10 Ways To Stop Feeling Like A Failure

<i>Editor's note: This post originally appeared on Quora, as an answer to the question, "Why do I feel like a failure? What are 10 ways that I can stop feeling like a failure?"</i><p>Let's make one thing clear: failure is not good.<p>People try to say, "all great successes start with failure."<p>This is not true. …

These 5 Memory Tricks Will Help You Learn Anything Faster

"There are two ways to learn how to say 'please' in Portuguese," says the Spanish and English speaker. "I could memorize the word, or I could associate it with Spanish, which is similar."<p>Neurologists say that associating random bits of information with something familiar is often the more effective …

The 15 Most Common Presentation Mistakes

If you're not entirely comfortable speaking in public, then giving a PowerPoint in front of your colleagues or clients can be a great source of anxiety.<p>And if you're not confident as you create your slideshow, the final product can make you seem like a real amateur.<p>To help you engage your audience …

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Here’s How Your Clothing Affects Your Success

"Let's be clear: In the big picture of ultimate reality, what you wear neither defines who you are as a person nor determines your value as a human being," says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc., and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results." "However, in the …

19 Basic Cooking Techniques Every Home Chef Should Know

<b>Let's start with rice. There are many different kinds, and it's important to get to know all of them.</b><p><b>There are also many ways to cook rice — here's a rundown of all your cooking options.</b><p><b>Brown rice can be a bit trickier to cook than other varieties, but you can make it perfectly each time with this</b> …

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How To Build Habits That Could Make You Rich

Habits have a very important purpose: They save the brain from work by relegating certain repetitive tasks to a walnut-sized area in the middle of the brain called the "basal ganglia."<p>By isolating certain repetitive functions to this very small, almost fractional area, the brain frees itself to …

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 …

How To Use Math To Crush Your Friends At Monopoly Like You've Never Done Before

It's played among close friends, loved ones, and trusted business partners.<p>It's also one of the few times in life where it's perfectly acceptable to want to systematically annihilate and crush the aforementioned friends, loved ones and partners.<p>Well, we're here to help.<p>Monopoly has a major element …

11 Books By CEOs That Will Teach You How To Run The World

But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have lived through it.<p>From fashion startups to automotive empires, here are the best leadership books from people who have led their companies to success.

Maine's Top Chef Shows Us The Right Way To Steam And Eat A Lobster

What color should your lobster be? How can you tell if your lobster is fresh? What is the most humane way to kill a lobster?<p>Last summer, on a visit to Portland, Maine, I met with Melissa Bouchard, executive chef of Dimillo's on the Water, to get the answers to some of these questions.<p>Bouchard, a …

Japanese Porn Queens Raise Thousands Of Dollars For Aids With Boob-Squeezing Campaign

A group of Japanese porn actresses raised tens of thousands of dollars at the weekend by having their breasts squeezed by fans at a "Boob Aid" charity event for AIDS prevention.<p>The nine adult movie stars, sporting yellow campaign T-shirts rolled up to reveal their breasts, flashed a big smile as …

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How To Interview Your Interviewer

Or <i>do</i> you?<p>We assume the interview is all about selling ourselves to the interviewer to land the job, but it's much more than that. It's your chance to get to know the organization and the people who work there. Even if a company gives you a job offer, if you didn't get a good feeling from the …

The 12 Most Important Things Everyone Should Know About Money

<b>1. Don't get a salary.</b> A salary will never make you money.<p><b>2. Don't invest any of your money.</b> Investing is for wealth preservation, not wealth creation, so first you have to make wealth.<p><b>3. Come up with 10 ideas a day.</b> This doesn't seem like "personal finance," but it is.<p><b>4. Don't try to save money by</b> …

Contextual Intelligence

Photography: Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2013<p>Artwork: Tomás Saraceno, Poetic Cosmos of the Breath, 2013, Hong Kong, China<p>Whether as managers or as academics, we study business to extract learning, formalize it, and apply it to puzzles we wish to solve. That’s why we go to business school, why we write …

Four Qualities of People Who Change the World

Jobs are boring dead things that suck the life out of you, but a person with a mission has found a new lens for life.<p>The greater the thing you live …

The Dangers of Confidence

<b>Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic</b>, professor at University College London, on how confidence masks incompetence. For more, read <i>Confidence: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Insecurity, and Self-Doubt</i>.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast, from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. Today, I’m talking with …