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23 fascinating diagrams reveal how to negotiate with people around the world

British linguist Richard D. Lewis charted communication patterns as well as leadership styles and cultural identities in his book, "When Cultures Collide," which is now in a third edition. His organization offers classes in cross-cultural communication for clients like Unilever and BMW.<p>Although …

25 Time-Management Tips Every Young Professional Should Know

Garbugli's presentation "26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known At 20" was viewed millions of times and became SlideShare's "Most Liked" presentation of 2013. He's now raising money via a Kickstarter campaign for an in-depth book on the subject, "Hacking Time."<p>Here, he's shared his new …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

The Gap’s Sales Go Into A 3-Month Slide Following Its 'Dress Normal' Ad Campaign Failure

Gap's comparable sales for November were down 4% versus a 2% increase last year. Sales were down 7% year-on-year in October and declined 3% in September. Gap's other brands, Old Navy and Banana Republic, saw sales increase this last month — so this is a Gap-specific problem.<p>The retailer launched a …

Associated Press News

16 Incredibly Useful Google Products And Services You Didn't Know Existed

While those products and services sound amazing, you can't use them right now. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly useful that you might not even know existed.<p>For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?

The Best Consumer Drones On The Planet

What do you do with a drone? Nearly all the same things you'd do with a conventional remote control airplane (fly it for fun), but there are a number of interesting things made possible by endowing a flying vehicle with robot brains. A farmer might use one to automatically conduct an aerial survey …

Drones

The 4 Most Persuasive Words In The English Language

No matter how unselfish you are, you probably still find yourself trying to influence people to do the things you want them to do. So why fight it? Here are the four most effective words you can use to achieve your goals.

Hedge Fund Manager Publishes Dizzying 294-Slide Presentation Exposing How Olive Garden Wastes Money And Fails Customers

Starboard's argument walks through an array of financial and restaurant-level suggestions that Starboard has for Darden.<p>For example, Starboard notes that Olive Garden's takeout containers are dishwasher safe, which Starboard says requires Olive Garden to "over-engineer package and drive up costs …

10 Free Online Courses That Every Professional Should Check Out

Sure, you got a great education from top schools, and you've been working for awhile now. But as you get deeper and deeper into your career, it can become easy to stop pushing yourself to acquire new skills or retain what you've already learned.<p>The Khan Academy, an online learning nonprofit backed …

10 Apps You Probably Never Heard Of That Employees Are Sneaking Into Work

With our tablets, smartphones and cloud services, if we need an app, we get it ourselves.<p>This is drastically different than the way work tech used to be: bought by IT, set up by IT, issued by IT and controlled by IT. You didn't like what you were given? Oh well.<p>Interestingly, this has created …

Apple Hid Steve Jobs' Amazing Commencement Speech In Its Word Processor — Here's How To Find It

If you have Apple's word-processing application, Pages, on your Mac, then you can find an Easter egg that honors Steve Jobs: the text of his 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University.<p>OS X Daily found it, and once you know how to get to it, it's extremely easy to find. Simply press "Shift <i>+</i> …

A Soviet Conscript Who Was Captured By The Nazis Shares His WWII Experience In An Eye-Opening Reddit AMA

Posting under the name OldSoldierOpa, Michael Mirson shared the incredible story of his experiences during the deadliest war in history. Mirson was an ethnic Azeri born in Armenia and was drafted into the Red Army, where he suffered under terrible conditions along the Eastern Front during WWII. …

This Shopping Center's Commercial Jingle Is A Painful Reminder That Malls Are Doomed

Online shopping has made frequent trips to the mall a thing of the past, but one local shopping outlet refuses to be deterred.<p>East Hills Shopping Center in northwest Missouri created a commercial to showcase their mall. The jingle, which features possible mall employees singing over a beatboxer, …

The Mistake Everybody Makes With Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is an "it" thing in business, or so say the 11,000 books on the subject on Amazon.<p>At Google, people are joining six-month wait lists for a class on it. Chade-Meng Tan, the engineer who founded the class, says that emotional intelligence is what differentiates one tech whiz …

14 Brilliant Insights From Legendary Investor Jim Rogers

In 2007, he packed up and moved to Singapore where he is essentially shorting the West.<p>Behind Rogers' quick wit and endless charm are brilliant investing insights he gained during his lengthy and legendary career.<p>We put together 14 of the best insights that every investor will find helpful.

Stock Markets

The 20 Most Inspiring Companies Of 2014

This year we've seen many companies go above and beyond to protect the environment, help the less fortunate, and solve some of the world's biggest problems.<p>We found 20 of the most inspiring companies based on their actions for good this year. These inspiring institutions, listed alphabetically, are …

17 Tricks Stores Use To Make You Spend More Money

You may not have been planning on it, but the store certainly was. From supermarkets to clothing boutiques, shopping hubs are carefully engineered to get you to spend the most money possible.<p>Want to beat retailers at their own game? Then you'd better learn how they think.

Apple Completely Ignored Its Retail Stores During Its Earnings Call This Week

During earnings calls, Apple typically provides a brief overview on the status of its stores, including how much it profited from retail sales, the number of stores it opened during the quarter, and the retail chain's average number of visitors throughout the quarter.<p>Details on Apple's retail …

Here's Why Amazon Says It Will Lose A Whopping $410 To $810 Million This Quarter

In a press release, Amazon said that about $410 million of that would go to stock-based compensation, but what about the other potential $400 million?<p>In Amazon's earnings call, CFO Tom Szkutak described several major contributors to the expected losses: Investment in Amazon Web Services, digital …

Cloud Computing

The Secretive Strategy That Made T.J. Maxx America's Most Powerful Apparel Retailer

The brand is "the most consistent, most powerful apparel retailer in the United States," analyst Howard Davidowitz told Fortune.<p>T.J. Maxx, which is notoriously tight-lipped with analysts and investors, is also among the most secretive companies in the industry, Fortune's Beth Kowitt writes.<p>Kowitt …

The CIA's Style Guide Is Surprisingly Good

Previously unknown until early 2013, the 8th edition of the CIA's style guide surfaced on social media last week.<p>Despite being intended to guide both creators and analyzers of government intelligence, the document helps us plebeian writers, to0. Even Strunk and White, the godfathers of writing …

Style Guides

The 25 Scariest Moments Of The Financial Crisis

The plot lines of the financial crisis are well-documented, but it should still give any market watcher pause to stop and think again about the events as they unfolded.<p>From Lehman's collapse to AIG's bailout, September and October of 2008 were, simply put, absolutely nuts.<p>To celebrate the …

Here's The Cool Lesson That Was Delivered To Teach Twitter Engineers About Personal Finance

Personal finance can be a "noisy" field, with a lot of investing aphorisms thrown around as fact.<p>And because engineers understand and prefer math, as Nash describes them, they tend to think they are being rational with their money ... even when they are not.<p>Given the imminent IPO, and the windfall …

6 PR Tips Every Startup Should Use

What does this mean for startups looking to establish their brand, get press coverage and gain recognition? The truth is, in the beginning it is tough. You will find it challenging to cut through all the competitive noise to establish your brand and get the media to pay attention to your company. …

Goldman Sachs explains the 'return on equity' formula that every CFA test taker must know

For investors, one of the most important metrics of a company is return on equity (ROE), which can be calculated by taking net income and dividing it by equity.<p>Unfortunately, ROE alone doesn't tell you much about a company's operating or capital structure. That's why analysts decompose the ROE into …

If You Are Not Using These Google Maps Hacks, You Are Totally Lost

Most of us use Google Maps every single day for all sorts of different reasons. Over the years Google has added all sorts of little goodies to make it even better.<p>Here are six of those hidden gems.

12 Words That Used To Have Radically Different Meanings

Word meanings can shift radically, just like pronunciation.<p>Called semantic change, a shift in a word's meaning occurs when frequent misuse becomes standard, or when metaphoric use becomes literal.<p>Interestingly enough, people now often say "literally" when they mean "figuratively," though it's still …

Language

How To Order Coffee Like A Local In 26 Countries

Lots of countries have far more interesting and elaborate coffee cultures, however. A new infographic from Cheapflights (first posted on the Daily Mail) illustrates 31 ways to drink coffee in places around the world, be it with ice cream, an egg yolk, or a slice of lemon.<p>The infographic is filled …

8 Power Poses That Will Make You More Successful At Work

Power posing: The act of taking a posture of confidence, even when you don't feel so confident, to make yourself more dominant.<p>Social psychologist Amy Cuddy struck a chord in the business world at TEDGlobal 2012 when she gave a talk about the scientific evidence behind power posing. Her research …

Body Language