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The 25 Essential Podcasts of 2016

All the best online broadcasting to put in your ears this year, from new and notable to old-school classics.<p>The struggle of Peak TV is real, but the struggle of Peak Podcast is no less pressing. With reliably high-quality content from WNYC, NPR, Chicago Public Media, and Earwolf dropping weekly …

Reinsurance and enterprise risk management

Insurers are in the business of aggregating risk. This makes enterprise risk management (ERM) particularly important to insurers. In addition, …

A Few Useful Mental Tools from Richard Feynman

We’ve covered the brilliant physicist <b>Richard Feynman</b> many times here before. He was a genius. A true genius. But there have been many geniuses — …

Mental Models: How to Train Your Brain to Think in New Ways

You can train your brain to think better. One of the best ways to do this is to expand the set of mental models you use to think. Let me explain what …

The Hidden Curriculum of Work

Official job descriptions don't include the most valuable contributions you make or the complicated challenges you face.

How to Improve Your Leadership Skills (With the Help of Free Coffee)

All it takes is coffee, your iPhone, and a little bit of persistence.<p><i>By Brian Smith, partner and coach at S. Brian Smith Group.</i><p>As a leadership coach, I'm often asked how entrepreneurs can become better leaders. There's no shortcut to the hard work that goes into improving your leadership. However, …

Coffee

Does knowledge matter in the age of Google?

There are drawbacks to outsourcing our memory and knowledge to the internet, says William Poundstone<p>Economist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz recently noted that one of the most common Google searches containing “my penis” was “how long is my penis?” Luddites might say a ruler would have a better answer …

Reserves Suggest Reinsurance Cycle Is At An Inflection Point: JLT Re

It’s likely that the insurance and reinsurance industry will find itself in “danger of releasing reserves” despite the suggestion that accident year …

How blockchain is transforming business models

The traditional business model is under attack… as well it should be.<p>In this era of disruption, it’s absolutely necessary to redefine business models and archetypes as a whole. This post dives into the benefits of blockchain, its impact on the financial system, and how some companies are …

What is Blockchain technology? Napkin Finance has the answer!

What is blockchain technology?<p>A blockchain is an open source list of transactions much like an online spreadsheet. It’s also decentralized, which …

3 Books That Will Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

The curator for business, history, and social sciences at The New York Public Library shares his favorite reads for boosting creativity.<p>While necessity is said to be the mother of invention, innovation is the engine driving personal growth, creativity, and startup success. While some people are …

Creativity

Legography in Hong Kong | CNN Travel

These are the best podcasts you should be listening to right now

Podcasts have become excellent sources for great storytelling, interviews, and journalism.<p>From a few minutes to more than an hour, podcasts give content creators a chance to speak directly to their listeners free of distractions, and give listeners a new way to expand their minds during their daily …

Self-improvement

How to get positioned for the coming VR wave

By now, you’ve heard the promise and read the press: Virtual reality is on the verge of becoming a groundbreaking step forward for many interests — from consumers to the enterprise.<p>I’m a digital media consultant, and my area of focus is new business development — helping media and tech companies …

The One Quality That Makes a Truly Great Leader

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

Making BBQ Ribs Is Finally Easy Thanks To This Genius Hack

It literally cuts hours off the cooking time.<p>Most rib recipes require almost a full day of cooking, whether it's grilled, smoked or baked. Ours takes only 30 minutes—thanks to one brilliant trick.<p>The secret: boil the ribs until tender then throw them on the grill. The simmering part takes just 20 …

A hot new app at the top of the App Store shows you where to find Pokémon — here's how 'Poke Radar' works

The hottest new app in the iPhone App Store is... another Pokémon app.<p>Poké Radar is a crowdsourced map of locations where "Pokémon Go" players found certain Pokémon. It's already number two in the App Store, just behind the official "Pokémon Go" app.<p>Here's how it works:

China’s best-kept food secret, revealed by Fuchsia Dunlop

Fuchsia Dunlop on her passion for the Jiangnan cuisine, plus recipes from her new book, including oil-exploded prawns and clear-steamed sea bass<p>In the fourth century, a Chinese official, Zhang Han, is said to have abandoned his post in the north of the country, unable any longer to endure his …

Food & Dining

How to Stop People Who Bog Things Down with Bureaucracy

Companies are filled with energy vampires. We all know who these people are: When their names come up on your phone, you automatically stop and think, “Do I have the energy to take this call?” They’re the people in the company who have demonstrated repeatedly that they will suck the life out of you …

Management

11 Tiny Habits That Reveal a Lot About Your Personality, According to Science

Even small behaviors can be a window into your overall approach to life.<p>There are so many actions throughout your day that go unremembered--pulling off a few sheets of toilet paper, sending a quick email to a colleague, picking up toiletries at the drugstore.<p>But these small, seemingly insignificant …

Psychology

20 recipes every 20-something should know how to make

Remember when Chandler, Rachel, and Joey ate a cheesecake off the floor of their hallway, because it was so damn good they couldn't stop themselves? …

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List

Every book, try to get one takeaway.<p><i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm …

Books

How Super Successful People Consistently Achieve More

<i>Shane Snow, founder of Contently, wondered about that very question. So he set off to reexamine the conventional wisdom about success and wound up writing the book Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success. Below, he explains what mentors, failure, and "neurotic</i> …

The strengths and weaknesses of every personality type

Even though the Myers-Brigg Type Indicator personality test is controversial, it's still extremely popular in today's business world.<p>It tests four behavioral binaries to come up with 16 distinctive personality types. To give you an idea of how important it is, 80% of the Fortune 500 companies and …

Baby potatoes baked in parchment with thyme and black olive butter

SERVES<p>6 as a side dish<p>INGREDIENTS<p>35g butter, softened<br>• 35g pitted black olives, finely chopped<br>• 1 small clove garlic, crushed<br>• Squeeze of lemon juice<br>• 540g baby waxy potatoes (they should be really small, halve them if not)<br>• 6 sprigs of thyme<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6.<p>Mash the butter and …

The Young & the Seamless

Remember when Chandler, Rachel and Joey ate a cheesecake off the floor of their hallway, because it was so damn good they couldn’t stop themselves? …

Which Type of Leadership Skills Trump All Others?

I was having a discussion this week with a mother of a recent high school graduate. After congratulating her on her son’s achievement, she turned to …