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How To Find The Summer Constellations (360° Video)

View on a Chrome browser or in the YouTube app to see 360 on mobile.<p>Once, the sky was full of stories. Ancient cultures filled the heavens with heroes and monsters, and spent nights telling epics and memorizing patterns in the stars.<p>These days, the stars are a little less familiar. Our skies are …

Astronomy

The 2 Questions Steve Jobs Used to Get Brutally Honest Feedback

You can't get better if you don't know where you're going wrong.<p>Steve Jobs was legendary for a lot of things -- one was the value he placed on brutal honesty. That translated not only into him being sometimes painfully honest with those who worked for him. It also meant he demanded others tell him …

Silicon Valley

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

The Secret To Superior Customer Experience

It’s no surprise that greater employee engagement leads to better customer experience (CX). It makes intuitive sense and data proves the point. The Temkin Group, for example, has reported that companies with stronger financial performances and better CX have employees who are considerably more …

Employee Engagement

Why Bad Photographers Think They’re Good

Did you know that the worse you are at photography, the more likely it is that you think you’re great at it? It’s a cognitive bias in psychology …

Servant Leadership Is Not What You Think: Ken Blanchard Explains

What is “servant leadership” and how can it make you a better leader?<p>Often in life and work, we become focused on tasks instead of people. If left unchecked, this “results first, team second” mentality can lead to low morale and even lower performances. However, by leading from the ground up and …

Leadership

13 Books These High Achievers Say Helped Them Get Ahead

These titles foster creativity, self-improvement, and open-mindedness.<p>Reading is good for you in many ways. It fosters creativity, self-improvement and open-mindedness. Researchers even have determined it can help you live longer. Here are popular titles suggested by more than a dozen successful …

Entrepreneurship

If You're A Portrait Photographer You Need To Watch This

If you are a portrait photographer, beginner or professional, the documentary "Darkness and Light" about Richard Avedon should be on the top of your …

The 25 Most Important Bourbons Ever Made

If you asked a spirits expert a quarter century ago to name the most important bourbons ever made, they might have wondered whether America’s …

Tell Employees What You Want Them to Strive for (in as Few Words as Possible)

When Joe Whittinghill came into his role as general manager for talent, learning, and insight at Microsoft, the tech giant’s leadership model was characteristically thorough. There were eight competencies leaders needed to succeed, 10 behaviors that marked inclusive diversity, five things employees …

Leadership

Understanding Focus Stacking and How to Use It for Maximum Depth of Field (VIDEO)

Minnesota-based photo instructor Vincent Ledvina has a unique ability to simplify confusing photography concepts and illustrate how to use them with …

Three Steps for Giving Feedback That Works: Find It, Flip It, Elevate It

“The last 10 percent is always the hardest part,” a direct report once said as he invited me to share what I was truly thinking about his performance.<p>Despite the open invitation, I found it hard to offer honest, direct feedback. For those of us taught to be kind, delivering bad news can feel like …

How To Remove Objections And Speed Up The Sales Process

Many of us have been taught for years that the key to sales is overcoming clients’ objections and comforting them when they express concern over your product or service. Your organization might, in fact, spend a great deal of time teaching salespeople what to do when a customer raises an …

Selling

Bill Gates Just Declared This Optimistic Read His New Favorite Book of All Time

Think the world is getting worse? Bill Gates really, really wants you to read this book.<p>Bill Gates may be known for his extreme focus, but when it comes to books at least, the man's attention spins like a weather vane.<p>One month he's giving 50 of his friends a new novel he adores, the next he's …

Books

The makers of Helix Steel say their tiny, twisted fibers can reinforce concrete faster and more efficiently than traditional rebar. But is the rest of the industry ready to believe them?

On Aug. 4, 2015, workers on Manhattan’s East Side unloaded the first truckful of a new kind of steel construction material that would be used for the …

Engineering

Voicemail Is Now Officially Dead. Here's What Killed It | Inc.com

I have a confession to make. I have not actually listened to a voicemail message in over two years. I know what you're thinking. What about all of those phone calls from people trying to reach me about a new insurance plan or to get directions to my house to help with a delivery? How could I …

Text Messaging

How Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, and Richard Branson Run Efficient Meetings

Insight from the best business brains to make your meetings more productive.<p>Trying to run a business is all consuming. Time gets sucked up by so many different things: staff, suppliers, finance, production -- the list goes on. But, above all, meetings seem to take up so much precious time and yet …

Jeff Bezos

If You Want To Be 'CEO Material,' Develop These 15 Traits

For many high-achieving professionals, the ultimate career goal is to become a chief executive officer.<p>While anyone who climbs the corporate ladder or starts their own company can hold this title, it takes an outstanding type of leader to truly embody what it means to be a CEO. This coveted …

Leadership

On Highway Noise Barriers, the Science Is Mixed. Are There Alternatives?

The massive walls are supposed to reduce highway traffic noise, but they’re not very effective — and sometimes make matters worse.<p>Drive down the …

'Christmas Card' Gen. Patton Gave US Troops May Be Manliest Ever Created

When then-President-elect Donald Trump announced Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis as his pick for secretary of defense, he told a crowd in Cincinnati, …

The 15 Best Bourbons You Can Buy in 2018

Bourbon has never been more popular than it is right now. This definitive guide of the best bourbons of 2018 explores everything you need to know …

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Because I teach a course on product management at Harvard Business School, I am routinely asked “What is the role of a product manager?” The role of product manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the product.” I disagree because, as Martin Eriksson points out, “Product managers simply …

Product Management

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …

Superior Emotional Intelligence Comes From This 1 Practice (That Nobody Wants to Do)

If you truly want higher self awareness, do this practice and you'll get it.<p>No matter which successful person I have the honor of learning from, they all mention the same thing--emotional intelligence.<p>Everyone knows that emotional intelligence is important. Thought leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk and …

Emotional Intelligence

Learn These Tricks for Making Outdoor Portrait Photos at Night Using On-Camera TTL Flash (VIDEO)

On-camera flash tends to get a bum rap, especially for portrait photography. But if you want to shoot stunning people pictures at night, unencumbered …

Photography

How to Win Over Your Colleagues in 7 Steps

What does it mean to give it your all at work? Sometimes the simplest things contribute the most.<p>Toxic employees tear things down. Oftentimes, they sabotage their own success in the process. Healthy employees build things up, and do the same for their careers.<p>But the advantages of being a …

Happiness

How To Drive Meaningful Outcomes With Internet Of Things

Leading-edge technology, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning, has the power to transform public and private sectors alike. Always curious to learn more, I jumped at the chance to hear Bruce Sinclair of Iot-Inc discuss his latest book, <i>IoT Inc: How Your Company Can Use the</i> …

Give New Life to Underexposed Photos with This Simple Photoshop/Lightroom Technique (VIDEO)

Regardless of what type of photographs you shoot most, a stop or two of underexposure can really mess up an otherwise great image. While Photoshop’s …

The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published

Over the years, we've published interview questions recommended by leaders across every field. Here are the very best for hiring excellent performers …