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Makers: A New Doc Tells The Story of the Women Who Make America

By Paula Bernstein3 minute Read<p>If Gloria Steinem hadn’t said “no,” <i>Makers: Women Who Make America,</i> the upcoming documentary about the women who have …

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How Do You Round Numbers? How You Learned Might Predict How Innovative You'll Be

I learned something surprising this weekend. A rule I was taught back in elementary school turned out not always to be true. In the process, I discovered something worrisome about myself and how we prepare our children to be innovators.<p>Before I go further, let me ask you a question: how would you …

4 Signs You Are Headed For Burnout

Stress is the very impetus for productivity, the reason we set and meet deadlines, the push we need to think and grow bigger, even when times are tough.<p>But while some stress is vital, too much is toxic. And, left unchecked, it will wreak havoc on what you’ve worked so hard to build. Because while …

What 11 Successful People Do Before Going To Bed

But how do the most successful people spend their nights before surrendering to sleep?<p>Some of these highly productive people are night owls, preferring to work while the rest of the world sleeps, like President Obama. Others know how important sleep is and force themselves to cool down, like media …

Success

How To Raise Your Kids To Be Future CEOs

Denise Morrison, the chief of storied food company Campbell's Soup, and Maggie Wilderotter, the chief of telephone giant Frontier Communications, grew up as part of the Sullivan clan in Elberon, N.J.<p>Success "was in the drinking water," said Morrison, the elder sister by 13 months, at the recent …

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Here's The Famous Management Book That Says The Plan To Fix Obamacare Will Be A Disaster

Three weeks in, people are still struggling to purchase insurance through the Healthcare.gov website.<p>Today, the President gave a speech on the glitches, following yesterday's announcement by the White House that it plans to try a "tech surge," which will funnel more experts into fixing an …

Health Care

The 10 Simplest Brands In The World (And Why They're Successful)

To determine the rankings, Siegel+Gale asked more than 10,000 consumers in seven countries to review hundreds of brands based on the simplicity of their products, advertising, and customer service.<p>Why does simplicity matter?<p>"People are more likely to recommend brands that are simpler, and they are …

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Answer These Questions To See If You'd Be Accepted At Cambridge University

One Cambridge professor has created a website — called I-Want-To-Study-Engineering.org — to showcase the types of questions an applicant would see in an interview. The questions cover a range of topics, but skew towards math and science fields.<p>Professor Richard Prager, who heads the engineering …

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The 15 Highest-Paid CEOs In America

In the last three decades, CEO pay grew at a faster rate than any other top executive. In fact, CEOs were paid 273 times more than their average employee in 2012, according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute . Oftentimes, these highly paid CEOs can count on their hefty paychecks whether …

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4 ways to grow your business through events

Hosting or speaking at an event will do more than just get you free food.<p><b>1. Build a community</b><p>During events or conferences, you not only build a …

6 Signs Your Company’s Culture Stinks

Are your manager’s hands too clean?<p>Work-health index and industry surveys (like this and this) that put ‘culture’ at the core of why talent is attracted to or repelled from organizations abound. But you can’t miss what you don’t have–and for most startups, the beliefs and behaviors that create …

Employment

Why Productive People Take Better Notes

If you can’t recall what you had for lunch, why do you think you’ll remember what your mentor just said?<p>In a recent blog post, entrepreneur-author Ben Casnocha relayed this reality check: that as Mark Zuckerberg was sharing lessons from Facebook’s rise to a room full of hard-hustling Silicon Valley …

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14 Of The Most Essential Lessons You Learn In Business School

One of the core teaching methods, pioneered by Harvard Business School, is the case method. Some of the most difficult situations in business history are laid out for students, and they're expected to come up with a rigorous and well reasoned solution all on their own. It's the tried and true way …

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To Understand Why Men Need Women, Just Look At Bill Gates

The researchers found that when male executives have families, they stop paying employees as much. It's a subconscious decision that helps them hoard more for themselves to better provide for their families. However if they father a daughter rather than a son, then employee salaries take no …

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Here's What Successful People Do In The Morning

Not everyone thrives in the morning.<p>If you cringe at the sunlight coming through your bedroom window in the early a.m., maybe you can learn something from the morning routines that help these successful people jump-start their day.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser .</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Twitter</b>

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12 Successful Tech Executives Who Wake Up Really Early

Waking up early was a common trait among CEOs surveyed by Jim Citrin at Yahoo! Finance . It's also frequently cited by CEOs who relay their morning routines to <i>Inc</i> in one of its features, "The Way I Work. "<p>Many of tech's go-getters function well on little sleep . Others are woken up by product …

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The 3 Decisions That Made Mandela A Truly Great Leader

It would be absurd--let alone disrespectful to Mandela's achievements--to suggest that the issues you face as a business leader are as grave as apartheid, or that the stresses you encounter compare with his decades of imprisonment. Still, Mandela's decisions at key points in his career do hold …

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9 Sources Of Inspiration For Highly Successful People

LinkedIn recently published a series featuring a wide range of things that can provide inspiration.<p>In the series titled " What Inspires Me, " LinkedIn Influencers shared what keeps them working, from a harsh rejection they received at the beginning of their career to the hard-working people they …

Motivation

How To Tell A High Potential Employee That They're Underperforming

For them, FOT and I offer a sample from Jeffrey Quinn, a guy who appears to know how to deliver 90 mph fastball direct feedback. Specifically, he shows you how to hit the high potential average performer.<p>Here's the context: Quinn ran a company here in St. Louis called Solutia . They were a train …

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15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics.<p>In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a …

Business School

The 7 Types Of Power That Shape The Workplace

"Power tends to get to people's heads," psychologist Nicole Lipkin tells Business Insider. "We're not really trained to handle power well."<p>Lipkin discusses the different types of power in her new book, " What Keeps Leaders Up At Night ." Her analysis uses the five types of power introduced by …

INSTANT MBA: Managers Need To Have A Good Sense Of Humor

"The use of humor at work can be a manager's best friend ... humor can disarm uncomfortable situations and help employees identify with their bosses. Jokes aren't a must for success as a manager, but studies suggest humor leads to creativity, better personal interactions and workplaces that are …

Employment

4 Things That Keep Employees Loyal (Hint: It's Not Money Or Perks)

In a recent survey of companies with the highest amount of employee turnover , guess which trailblazing exemplars of world-class employee-centricity came in second and fourth, respectively? None other than Google and Amazon .<p>All of which just goes to show, as the Beatles once said, money can't buy …

Prada’s first freestanding store opens in Osaka, Japan -

Prada recently unveiled its first freestanding store in Osaka, Japan. Located in the upscale Shinsaibashi district, the store houses everything from …

10 mind blowing facts about Goldman Sachs -

Like all other investment banks Goldman Sachs was the poster boy of American capitalism till the market crash of 2008. Post the market melt down the …

Men's sandals are a no-no – only deck shoes, espadrilles and loafers will do

<b>Men's sandals. What are the rules?</b><p><i>Jeremy, by email</i><p>At the risk of incurring the wrath of the men's sandals lobby – and truly, they are a vicious …

4 Pillars Of Successful Brand Building From HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes

HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes shares the key areas he focused on to build HootSuite’s brand from scrappy startup to globally recognized social-media tool.<p>As an entrepreneur, one of the biggest challenges you will face will be building your brand. The ultimate goal is to set your company and your brand …