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The “Breaking Bad” school

THERE are obvious reasons for watching “Breaking Bad”: for once the Hollywood hype surrounding the television series is justified. But there is also …

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10 surprising things about how our brains work: Stress can change the size of our brains. We tend to like people who make mistakes more. You can make your brain think time is going slowly by doing new things.

How To Organize Your Day For Success

The most successful people are immersed minute-to-minute in the way they become successful. With small scheduling tweaks, could we all do the same?<p>Author-entrepreneur David Kidder gave <i>Inc.</i> a definition of success that we can all act upon:<p>(Success is) when you have discovered your innate gift or …


40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

30sec Tip: The Right Way is Not Always the Popular and Easy Way

The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.<p>The power of a …

Feed Your Career Octopus: Tips For Finding (And Keeping) Awesome Mentors

Research shows that mentors are an important and valuable asset for career planning. Everyone from Martha Stewart to Kid President to your high school English teacher can fill the role. Here’s advice on developing those coveted relationships.<p>You’ve just landed your first job.<p>Or it’s your second, or …


Engage with social networks, or be ignored by potential clients

Social media has changed the world; it has changed the way people communicate, and it has revolutionised the way that businesses seek to attract new …

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.


Cannabis drug company GW Pharmaceuticals reports bigger losses

GW Pharmaceuticals, a British drug company focused on cannabis-based medicines, reported bigger losses in the third quarter as it sought more licenses around the world.<p>It made a pre-tax loss of £3.5m, compared to a loss of £2.3m for the same period last year. Revenues were also down, from £14.5m to …

This young African millionaire is lighting up Tanzania

6 Secrets Of Super Productive To-Do Lists

While it may appear simple, the to-do list is a many-splendored thing. Here are half a dozen ways to make yours splendid.<p>Just as there’s a difference between typing and writing, convulsing and dancing, and noshing and tasting, there’s a difference between emailing yourself about every project …