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How to Apply for a New Job After You’ve Been Fired

After you’ve been fired, getting back into the job market can be difficult. How should your résumé reference the previous position, or should you even include it? What should you say in an interview? And how can you go into the application process feeling positive about your prospects?<p><b>What the</b> …

The 5 Skills Employers Seek in Today’s Digital Economy

Leading scholar Ernie Wilson on the surprising skills that employers look for when hiring and promoting employees.The global economic landscape is perpetually evolving, and companies are adjusting their hiring practices to better fit their needs. Are they searching for more engineers, data …

The Most Overused Negotiating Tactic Is Threatening to Walk Away

Professional negotiators and researchers alike hail the BATNA (Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement, or “walk away” outcome) as a negotiator’s primary source of relative power. But relying on even the best of alternatives as leverage can be tricky business.<p>Your relative power in a negotiation …

Tesla worker claims timing of firing denied him lucrative shares

A former Tesla Inc. factory worker filed a lawsuit alleging the company fired him a day before his one-year anniversary, denying him hundreds of …

How to speak up for yourself | Adam Galinsky

How to get better at the things you care about | Eduardo Briceño

FoldiMate Laundry Folding Machine

Posted in Gear<p>There’s only one chore worse than doing laundry: folding it. Enter the FoldiMate laundry folding machine. This time saving contraption …

How Top Salespeople Land Hard-to-Get Meetings

Richard Branson famously said, “Succeeding in business is all about making connections.” Mr. Branson surely has little trouble getting anyone he wants on the phone, but the rest of us could use a little help.<p>While I was researching my new book, <i>How to Get a Meeting with Anyone</i>, I asked the top 100 …

Great Salespeople Are Born, but Great Sales Forces Are Made

In sales, where charisma and extroversion can be advantages, some people attribute success more to inborn personality traits than to skills that can be coached or taught. Yet the fact that companies in the U.S. alone spend more than $20 billion annually (by conservative estimates) to train …

You’re Never Done Finding Purpose at Work

Do you dread going into the office Monday morning? Maybe a new boss has entered the equation, creating a rift between how you once felt and how you now feel. Perhaps your company has recently been acquired, changing the culture. Maybe you simply have outgrown your role and are bored to tears in …

Change Your Career Without Having to Start All Over Again

Many experienced professionals would like to make a career transition. But the thought of giving up their hard-earned seniority and starting again at the bottom is simply too demoralizing, so they stay — sometimes unhappily — in place. But as I discovered in researching my book <i>Reinventing You</i>, …

Arlo Skye Aluminum Luggage

Posted in Bags and Gear<p>With a focus on technical and design details, upstart luggage brand Arlo Skye has considered every detail to create the …

Triton Gills

Triton Gills is straight out of a Bond movie, something you just didn´t think possible: the world´s first artificial gills that really make you …

You Don’t Have to Be a Software Company to Think Like One

Every business is, willingly or unwillingly, a competitor on a software playing field, no matter which sector it’s in. You’re competing against platforms like Uber in transportation, Google in automotive, Airbnb in hospitality, LinkedIn in recruiting, Netflix in television, and the list goes on. In …

A simple mental shift can help you feel less gross about networking

In 2014, researchers found scientific evidence of a phenomenon many of us had already experienced: Professional networking can make us feel dirty. But the more powerful you are, the less dirty you feel.<p>For example, the researchers surveyed lawyers at a North American business law firm. Results …

Don’t End a Meeting Without Doing These 3 Things

When a sports team finishes a game, they usually don’t gather up their gear and immediately leave the court, rink, field or locker room. The players and coaches take a few minutes for a post-game meeting – a ritual that’s just as important as the pre-game warm-up.<p>In our view, participants in …

The Three-Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation

Publication Date: <b>April 26, 2016</b><p>How to Innovate and Execute. Leaders already know that innovation calls for a different set of activities, skills, methods, metrics, mind-sets, and leadership approaches. And it is well understood that creating a new business and optimizing an already existing one are …

More Universities Need to Teach Sales

paul garbett FOR HBR<p>For decades, Sales and Academia remained worlds apart and the business world did fine. But Sales is changing, Academia is out of touch, and this is bad for business and the academy.<p>Compared to professions like engineering or business disciplines like Finance or Operations, the …

Top Thirty Tips to Lose Belly Fat

You’re not alone if you’ve found it hard to lose belly fat. It’s the most stubborn fat you’ve got, and the sad thing as that if you’re like most …

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

Inspirational Quotes For 2016

A new year means a fresh start, a chance to put the worst of the previous year behind you and commit yourself to making some positive changes. Maybe that means you finally register for that gym membership or speak to your boss about that promotion you've had your eye on for months. Or maybe it's …

Positive Thinking

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The Dos and Don'ts of giving a killer presentation

One of the most valuable skills an entrepreneur or a company executive can have is the ability to talk about their product in an effective and …

Uninstall Built-In Windows 10 Apps with CCleaner (or a PowerShell Command)

Windows 10 comes bundled with a number of tiled apps built-in, like Calendar, Mail, Maps, and others. You can’t get rid of them the usual way, so …

How to Fix a Running Toilet

The average running toilet can waste up to two gallons of water per minute. Considering nearly 750 million people on earth lack access to a clean …

50 Short Funny Jokes That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Learn the Six Key Principles of Persuasion with This Video

When you’ve mastered the art of persuasion, it’s easy to get people to do what you want. This video goes over six of the science-backed shortcuts you …

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Stuttgart Stardom: 10 Legendary Porsches

They're ones for the history books.

A Second Chance to Make the Right Impression

Romualdo Faura<p>Years ago a friend of mine, Gordon, interviewed for a position at a prominent university. During his daylong visit to campus, he had lunch with a senior faculty member (let’s call him Bob) who had final say over the hire. After their food arrived, Bob said of his meal, “You know, this …