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The first School in the Cloud opens in the UK

A group of students explores a question at the Killingworth School in the Cloud, as a volunteer member of the “Granny Cloud” gives them guidance from …

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10 Things Passive-Aggressive People Say

Is there someone in your life who consistently makes you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster? Do you know a person who is friendly one …

A letter to … My younger son, who can't join us for Christmas

I owe you an apology, son. Even as a child you were a real character, so funny and lovable. Sometimes your energy overwhelmed me: I was tired and anxious in an exhausting career and didn't give the right attention to you and your elder brother, though you both loved my bedtime stories and giggled …

10 Sustainable Business Stories Too Important to Miss

Somehow it’s already year-end, a time to look back and try to make sense of what’s happened. Creating any “top” list of stories from 12 months is nearly impossible. But as I’ve done for the last 4 years, I’ll attempt to summarize some of the latest stories about the big environmental and social …

Startup Lessons From The Ink-Stained Trenches

Startup founders and reporters have more in common than being stereotypically broke. Where the skills of business and journalism overlap, entrepreneurship is often found. Here’s are 5 skills entrepreneurs would do well to steal from the best j-school curriculums.<p>Startup founders and news reporters …

Lessons From One Company’s “Near-Death Experience”

Want to learn how to be more creative? Try having to fight for your company’s life.<p>Reggie Aggarwal is the founder and CEO of Cvent, which he used to describe as something like “Evite for conferences.” (He doesn’t say that anymore, with Evite mostly obsolescent among young Facebook users.) It may …

Lessons Learned: How to Update an Outdated Industry

Stacy Spikes<p>Cofounder and CEO , MoviePass<p><i>The former Miramax executive’s subscription service works at almost any movie theater. For $35 a month, users can see one movie a day–any movie, at any time.</i><p>The Subscriber<p>1. Remake the model<p>“‘Raise prices 5% every year’ can’t be the future. Millennials …

Don’t Forget The Awesome: 5 Steps To Creating Brand Content

Most marketers recognize the growing importance of content marketing, but fewer have a plan for doing it. 360i’s Rosie Siman offers up a few ways to start.<p>Advertising and content marketing used to be nearly interchangeable. Branded content was typically developed as a by-product of a traditional ad …

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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

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5 Contrarian Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs

You’ve been told again and again not to follow the conventional wisdom–but what’s it really take to go against the grain? Learn how from Foursquare, Trader Joe’s, and three other iconoclastic icons.<p>There’s something special about entrepreneurs whose startups take off and those whose stay …

Ten Lessons from Peter Thiel's Class On Startups

<b>Guest post written by Stanford Law student Blake Masters.</b><p><i>Update 3/19/13: Masters has changed the name of his startup from Amicus Labs to Judicata. That change has been reflected in the third paragraph.</i><p>This spring, legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel taught a …

How To Work A Room Like You Own The Place

<i>This is a guest post by Nisa Chitakasem, co-author of the book</i> 135 Networking Career Tips.<p>Increasingly, we network by e-mail or through social media, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. That’s a godsend for shy people. You can listen to conversations and chime in on your own terms.<p>But sometimes …

Joseph Prince

Beloved, all of us have things in ourselves that we want to see changed, bad habits that we want to kick. The question is: How do we get there? Do we …

Five Signs that Your Mentor Is Giving You Bad Advice

Not long ago, I attended the “Forever Green Leadership Gala” in Menlo Park, a fundraiser for The Girl Scouts of Northern California. The event honored two women with impressive accomplishments: Noosheen Hashemi, who earlier in her career spent a decade at Oracle and was instrumental in its 1991 …

Unraveling the Mysterious Impacts of Lightning on the Human Body

Scientists in South Africa also hope to improve safety education in the "lightning capital of the world."<p><b>In the self-proclaimed lightning capital of the world, Johannesburg, South African researchers are conducting experiments to understand how the human body reacts to a lightning strike. Their</b> …

Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home

Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn't want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as <i>Tiny House</i>. …

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How To Become Mentally Strong: A Video Chat With Amy Morin

A community of 55 million monthly visitors is an interesting phenomenon. Imagine the world’s biggest “test bed” for an interesting message. When an idea resonates (or doesn’t) in the Forbes community the reverberations echo all over the world. Author and social worker Amy Morin is a case in point. …

The Top 10 Books For Professionals

Books make great gifts, but they’re even more meaningful with a story behind them.<p>This month, over 60 of the most powerful figures in business shared …

How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

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