Ahmed Iqbal

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How Creativity Works–And How To Harness Its Power

Creative ideas don’t just come out of the blue. Creativity is often a process of taking existing ideas and remixing them.<p>I’m continually trying to create new things, from new blog posts, to books and courses and novels, to new ventures.<p>And as I create these things, I’ve been watching my creation …

What The World's Top Leaders Look For When They Hire

The job search process is no walk in the park. Applying and interviewing for a job can be stressful and strenuous for the candidate—and the process isn’t always much easier for those trying to fill the open position.<p>Hiring managers take huge risks every day. They strive to recruit top tier talent, …

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How The Weather Channel Predicts What You’ll Buy

It’s a hot August day. What are you thinking of? Based on where you live, and what day and time you check the weather report, the Weather Channel knows you’ve probably got an air conditioner, bug spray, or anti-frizz hair lotion on your mind.<p>A story in today’s <i>Wall Street Journal</i> takes a dive into …

Stop sending aid to ‘bongo bongo land’, Ukip MEP says

A senior Ukip politician has been caught on camera saying Britain should not send aid to "bongo bongo land", claiming the recipients lavishly spend the money on luxuries.<p>Godfrey Bloom, an MEP, was filmed at a meeting of supporters in the West Midlands saying those who received aid spent the money …

Andy Murray, in Montreal for the Rogers Cup, is ready to cement his place in the pantheon of tennis

In his incarnation as a Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray’s sense of contentment is palpable. He spent most of his double training session on Tuesday inside’s Montreal’s empty Stade Uniprix chattering with Ivan Lendl, not about his volleying technique but about the renaissance of Tiger Woods.<p>“Did you …

There’s nothing social about social media

The little boys with their dirty talk have brought on a fully fledged crisis of confidence<p>Our lives have been transformed by technology (again). Public debate is now dominated by social media, right? So everybody who owns a mobile phone has as much of a chance to influence the national discourse as …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

How To Create The Perfect Workspace, According To Science

Optimize your performance. Or just make it pretty.<p>There's nothing worse than sitting in a dull, drab cubicle. If you're going to be stuck in one place for 40 or more hours a week, it might as well be pleasant--for the sake of your sanity and your company's bottom line. Research shows that how you …

The Dark Side Of The Love Hormone Oxytocin

New research shows oxytocin isn't the anti-anxiety drug we thought it was.<p>Oxytocin, the feel-good bonding hormone released by physical contact with another person, orgasm and childbirth (potentially encouraging monogamy), might have a darker side. The love drug also plays an important role in …

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy of an artist

If Leonardo da Vinci’s uncannily accurate studies of the human body had been published in his lifetime, they would have changed the course of science, says Alastair Sooke.<p>One day, probably during the winter of 1507-08, <b>Leonardo da Vinci</b> found himself chatting with an old man in the hospital of Santa …

The Wisdom Of Uncertainty

Alan Watts, the British-born philosopher, has pointed out the sense, which we all seem to share, that we live in a time of unusual uncertainty. He …

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Unlock Your Creative Genius: 4 Steps To Being Provocative With A Purpose

It’s time to abandon your fear of provocation. You can take risks, be bold, and be creative without sinking the ship–or your career. In fact, it’s what employers value most.<p>“Why?” is the question I never take for granted.<p>So when my 4-year-old daughter bombards me with the never-ending barrage of …

FYI: Why Is It Funny When A Guy Gets Hit In The Groin?

Shouldn’t we feel sorry for the victims of painful physical humor?<p>"Tragedy is when I cut my finger," the Mel Brooks adage goes. "Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die." Or when a guy gets hit in the groin.<p>In real life, we don't usually find another person's pain so hilarious, but in …

Why You Need a Dream Board

When I first heard about dream boards, I shrugged them off. Sounds <i>crafty</i>, I said. Probably requires <i>glue</i>.<p>And then I found Pinterest, and my dream …

Motivation

Going green will increase your brand image and save the planet

While some smaller businesses may overlook corporate social responsibility, there’s every reason to implement it. It’s not just about paying …

How to make money from the world's ageing population

The Western world is ageing at a terrifying pace, as our charts show. But this presents some incredible opportunities to investors.<p>The world is ageing at an unprecedented rate as births decline and longevity improves. This ageing effect is acute in wealthier, developed countries where these two …

Waiting stinks: How to redesign your product’s dead time

Recently my family gathered in North Carolina to celebrate a milestone in my sister’s life, and we arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation at a …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Want The Job? Learn To Tell Great Stories, Starting With Your Interview

Companies need stories to build their brands. Individuals need them, too. And your job interview is the place to begin the tale.<p>A theme has emerged as we’ve stalked how the tech elite hire: that, perhaps liberatingly, they give less of a damn about what school you went to or what brain teasers you …

Employment

9 classic mistakes when presenting

These past ten years I seem to have spent a considerable amount of time helping professionals improve their ability to present – whether at an …

The McDonald's Worker Budget And The Tyranny Of Personal Finance

A quick note about that McDonald’s budget for its employees published earlier this week by the website Think Progress ….<p>There is a genre of personal finance writing I like to call “when rich people tell poor people how to live.” This is when, as I’ve reported in the past, you see men and women in …

How supermarkets get you to spend more in hot weather

Our savvy supermarket shopper column sidesteps the tricks to find the cheapest deals. This week: suntan lotions.<p>The summer holiday season has arrived. Parliament has closed for summer recess, schools are out next week and, for once, we don't have to leave the country to enjoy a sun-filled break.<p>We …

Why McDonald's Employee Budget Has Everyone Up In Arms

As the saying goes, everyone should have a budget.<p>No matter how much or how little you make, a budget will help you reach your financial goals, right?<p>Possibly with that idea in mind, McDonald's decided to teach its employees how to create one. But in doing so, the company may have inadvertently …

FYI: Why Do Humans Like Fizzy Drinks?

Apparently we like them with the part of our sensorium that evolved to detect spoilage.<p>Drinking carbonated water has been in vogue since at least 1767, and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. So what gives us our taste for the sparkling stuff?<p>It's still not completely clear what characterizes the …

Magnets can steer stem cells through body

<b>EMORY / GEORGIA TECH (US) —</b> Scientists fed stem cells tiny particles made of magnetized iron oxide and then used magnets to attract the cells to a …

Nanotech

Down's syndrome cells 'fixed' in first step towards chromosome therapy

Scientists have corrected the genetic fault that causes Down's syndrome – albeit in isolated cells – raising the prospect of a radical therapy for …

John Brocklehurst obituary

John Brocklehurst, who has died of cancer aged 89, was the leading geriatrician of his generation. He made key contributions to the clinical care of …