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The best opening lines in literature, ever

We take a look at the killer opening lines that got us hooked into our favourite books<p>The art of making an entrance isn’t an easy one. Many authors …

The unsexiest trillion-dollar startup

Steve Jobs went ballistic when public shipping manifests leaked the existence of the iPhone 3G. That’s about the only time something exciting happened in the freight forwarding business. The circulatory system of the global economy is a trillion-dollar industry, yet no one really talks about it, or …

How A Serial Entrepreneur Reinvented The Electric Bike And Raised $1M On Kickstarter

Michael Burtov isn’t an engineer, but he had an idea about how to make a wheel that would turn a regular bicycle into an electric one. So Burtov, 37, built a prototype in his kitchen, showed it around, and, two years ago, quit the last company he’d founded to focus on it. The way it works is …

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11 classic novels that will make you a better leader

But according to Scotty McLennan, a lecturer in political economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business and the school's former dean of religious life, limiting ourselves to manuals and biographies and case studies means we're missing something big.<p>Some of the most valuable insights into the …

Saudi reform plan pleases markets, doesn't reassure skeptics | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - A sweeping economic reform plan announced by Saudi Arabia on Monday pleased the financial markets but fell short of convincing sceptics that the kingdom can prosper in an era of cheap oil.<p>Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reacts upon his arrival at the Elysee …

Oil

5 Books That Influenced My Success Mindset

Every once in a while, you hit on a book that totally changes your worldview.<p><i>Image used under CC0 Public Domain license</i><p>Once that happens, you can never go back. You look at things through another lens; what was once irrefutable fact is now an assumption to be questioned.<p>Other times, you find a …

A 5-Step Plan To Calm Down When You’re Upset

Whenever I get upset, I wonder if it's just me, since it often seems like everyone else is so cool and collected. But other people must freak out …

Immune System

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behaviour is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here's what you need …

I've coached over 3,000 people in public speaking — this is the one thing you should do in a presentation

That's because the on-demand world we live in has trained us to hone in on what's customized to our needs, wants, and desires, and to basically ignore what's not.<p>We are constantly surfing, picking and choosing.<p>Recording our favorite shows to view them commercial-free<br>• Performing triage on our …

Public Speaking

Who’s really in your head?

Don’t let negative thoughts control your self-image. It’s your actions that really define you, says Susan David<p>Roger Waters of Pink Floyd called it “the lunatic in my head”. He was describing the endless stream of internal thoughts and sensations – the inner voice – that we try to weave into a …

Self-help

What Are Emotional Triggers + Why You Need To Understand Them

We all have emotional triggers. You know the feeling when someone makes a jokingly-mean comment that might not be a huge deal to another person, but …

Self-help

5 Habits To Get Over Self-Limiting Beliefs

“Iceberg beliefs”–self-limiting, below-the-surface doubts–could be major obstacles to your success. Here’s how to overcome them.<p>Sometimes the biggest thing holding you back from greater success is something you might not even be aware of.<p>They’re called “iceberg beliefs,” and they could be major …

How leaders lose their way

I’ve always taken pride in relating to the underdog or little guy or gal. I grew up a skinny Asian kid who was often ignored or picked on. It stuck with me and branded my soul. As I grew up, I tried to stick up for whoever seemed excluded or marginalized. I became a Mets fan. I’d go to a party and …

Leadership

This Rare Leadership Behavior Can Also Be a Game-Changer | Inc.com

Marcus Lemonis, star of the <i>The Profit</i>, swears by it. Best-selling author and researcher Dr. Brene Brown says it is "the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change."<p>What do I speak of? The widely-held notion that <i>vulnerability</i> is, indeed, a leadership strength displayed by the best entrepreneurs.<p>…

Leadership

Top 11 Quotes By Keanu Reeves To Help You Live a Happy, Epic Life

You're reading Top 11 Quotes By Keanu Reeves To Help You Live a Happy, Epic Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Happiness

8 Life-Changing Skills You Can Learn in Less Than 6 Months

Everyone has the ability to learn a life-changing skill not just this year, but in the next 6 months.<p>By life-changing, I mean something that can have …

Language Learning

Top 52 Mind-Blowing and Peaceful Meditation Quotes

Meditation is that magical tool which helps us to control our restless mind, every day we encounter with hundreds and thousands of thoughts, some of …

Meditation

Give Us 2 Minutes and We'll Tell You How to Organize Your Messy Desk

Believe it or not, spring is upon us, and we’re excited for (and, admittedly, severely in need of) everyone’s favorite yearly tradition: spring-cleaning. (You know, as long as it doesn't involve heavy lifting. Here's more on our lazy approach to the task.)<p>Today we’re tackling the work space, which, …

5 Books Every Guy Should Read - Books that Make You Tougher

<i>There is no friend as loyal as a book. ~ Ernest Hemingway</i><p>Earlier this year I wrote an article citing <i>30 Books a Man Should Read Before The Age of 30</i>. …

Theodore Roosevelt's Reading List | The Libraries of Great Men | The Art of Manliness

Many men are quick to buy the newest book from their favorite business leader or sports hero. From the late Stephen Covey (a personal favorite of …

Why You Should Care About Your Company’s Emotional Culture

Does your workplace feel distant? All you need is love–and these five ways to make everyone feel appreciated.<p>We’ve all heard about the importance of corporate culture. How companies like Google and Facebook create environments for their employees that make going to work feel like a day of play. But …

If You Want Innovation, You Have to Invest in People

As the convergence of digital technologies drives unprecedented levels of change in global marketplaces, it is very much a reality that a company must, as Bill Gates put it, “innovate or die!” In therace for relevance to future customers, the greater a company’s innovation capacity, the greater its …

Stop Seeking and Start Finding: Create a Near-Perfect Life

<b>“What could I say to you that would be of value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find.” ~Herman</b> …

Scientists Used Facebook For The Largest Ever Study Of Language And Personality — And The Results Are Groundbreaking

A group of University of Pennsylvania researchers who analyzed Facebook status updates of 75,000 volunteers have found an entirely different way to analyze human personality, according to a new study published in PLOS One.<p>The volunteers completed a common personality questionnaire through a …

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Writing

The Art of Worldly Wisdom: Maxims of Baltasar Gracián | The Art of Manliness

Back when I was in high school, a mentor of mine gave me a copy of a small book that I’ve read and re-read several times over the years. <i>The</i> <i>Art of</i> …

10 Most Influential Books for Personal Growth

By: Amanda Froelich,<p>A means of expression one’s personal experience, scientific revelations, or new way of thought, books are extraordinary tools to …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

Love Stories

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …