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AustCyber: Time to 'harmonise' bamboozling government cyber advice

The Australian government should adopt an adapted version of the US Government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) …

Cybersecurity

How To Iron A Perfectly Crisp Shirt & Really Impress Your Colleagues

Ah, the good old days – when you could throw your dress shirt in a crumpled heap on the floor and your mother would iron it back to perfection. Or …

Sewing

Strategies To Develop Your Leadership Skills

Some people are born leaders, but everyone can develop the necessary skill set with some practice, let's explore how<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>The possibility of reaching …

Leadership

What Does Modern Leadership Really Mean?

There's no doubt that most of the conversations in the business world seem to center around the ever-changing needs, behaviors and characteristics of …

Leadership

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

Self-help

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

How to make money mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies without knowing anything about it

You might think you need an extreme know-how of computers to do any kind of crypto mining, that it couldn't possibly be done by the average person.<p>Turns out, it's absurdly easy.<p>You just need computer parts that are powerful enough to make mining profitable, and a handy piece of software called …

Atlassian lifts lid on 500TB data lake

Unpicks architecture and revamps its pieces.

How Can You Tell If Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to 1 Rare Trait

In 2001, this best-selling management consultant identified one leadership behavior found in the most successful CEOs. Some things just don't change over time.<p>In Jim Collins' landmark book <i>Good to Great (</i>published in 2001)<i>,</i> his research team spent five years examining 1,435 "good" companies and …

Leadership

How to talk to strangers

<i>Julia Rothman</i><p>Kio Stark has always talked to strangers — she believes these fleeting moments give us new ways to fall in love with the world. She …

Cute

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams

Why hiring the best and brightest might not be enough.<p>It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company …

Employment

Warren Buffett's best investing advice for beginners

<i>"When a person with money meets a person with experience, the one with experience ends up with the money and the one with money leaves with experience."</i><p>This was Warren Buffett's response, on his 87th birthday, when asked about his best investment advice.<p>He says that experience is the ultimate key …

The best business book I've read in 20 years taught me 4 career lessons I never forgot

In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies to develop programs that help their highest potential leaders take that next step.<p>Regardless of the circumstance, we …

An In-Depth Guide on Starting to Dress Well : malefashionadvice

Foreword<p>MFA is a forum with the purpose of helping men dress better, develop a wardrobe, and improve their knowledge of fashion.<p>Posts have a natural …

Clothing

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Security Analytics: Making the Leap from Data Lake to Meaningful Insight

Once you've got a lake full of data, it's essential that your analysis isn't left stranded on the shore.<p><i>Second of a two-part series.</i><p>Lots of …

Big Data

The 27 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t …

Investing

The ultimate metabolism-reviving resistance-band workout

Getty Images/J. Ivan Rodrguez Pacheco/EyeEm<p>Getty Images/J. Ivan Rodrguez Pacheco/EyeEm<p><b>Duration</b> 20-30<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>It won't kill your pump …

How to make your kid good at anything, according to a world expert on peak performance

K. Anders Ericsson has spent 30 years studying people who are exceptional at what they do, and trying to figure out how they got to be so good. His conclusion: in most cases, talent doesn’t matter—practice does.<p>The practice he advocates is not hitting 100,000 golf balls or spending 10,000 hours …

Self-improvement

A 25-Minute TRX Workout for When You Have No Idea What to Do at the Gym

In order to see results, you have to switch up your usual routine. This 25-minute workout utilizes a suspension trainer like TRX to transform the …

Before you start a company, answer these questions

A few months ago, a friend called me excitedly to share a startup idea. He was an investor’s dream entrepreneur: engineering undergrad with an MBA from MIT, worked at Google, and literally wrote a book on the core tech behind his startup. He launched a product, was getting a little attention, and …

Hey procrastinators, here's how to score a holiday flight deal

The holidays are finally here — well, <i>almost</i>.<p>If you've been procrastinating purchasing a ticket to visit your family these holidays or simply decide …

Flying

Former Google career coach shares a visual trick for figuring out what to do with your life

If you want 2017 to be an exciting year, design it that way.<p>That's the advice of former Google career coach and job strategist Jenny Blake, who has …

Tor phone is antidote to Google “hostility” over Android, says developer

An Android phone hardened for privacy and security that plays Google at its own game.<p>The Tor Project recently announced the release of its prototype …

Tube map for A-level maths aims to drive smart thinking

All aboard the Number line!<p>Mathematics is the most popular A-level in the UK. But it’s not turning out the right kind of mathematician.<p>“There is a frustration in maths faculties that students are arriving with top marks and yet they can’t bring together different ideas. They are so very fluent but …

Cambridge University

6 Ways to Disagree with Senior Management

A senior vice president I know was working on a merger and had come up against a roadblock.<p>He pulled the merger implementation team into a room and said: “We’ve analyzed it over and over, but it really isn’t possible to complete this merger in the time frame Walter wants. Now, what do we do?”<p>Walter …

Management

How to Make Your One-on-Ones with Employees More Productive

One-on-one meetings with direct reports often feel more hurried and disorganized than they need to be. It’s important to check in regularly with each of your employees, but how can you make the best use of the time? How can you make the meetings more productive and collaborative? What do you need …

Management

Detechter

Inspiration

8 Books That Will Make Your Commute a Pleasure

Engaging and digestible, these picks by an Amazon editor will make your journey fly by.<p>Call people up for a survey and ask them what is truly the worst part of their day and you'll hear a single answer over and over again--commuting.<p>Life is full of little annoyances, but study after study ranks …

Books