Ashwath Acharya

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What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

10 Power Habits That Will Change Your Life

April 17, 2013<p><i>Successful people have certain “Power Habits” that they follow to transform their lives.</i><p>10 Power Habits to help you boost your …

The Best New Android Apps From August 2014

From subscription-based book summarizing platforms, to human search engines, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in August. Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best Google Play newcomers from the past month.<p>WeTransfer<p>WeTransfer, the popular online …

6 Things The Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

You'll Fail At Your Next Presentation Without The Answers To These 3 Questions

Public speaking is the most dynamic way to build your personal brand – as long as you remember that it’s not about you. It’s about the people in the seats, looking up at you with eager anticipation.<p>I have been a professional public speaker for over a decade. Before all my presentations around the …

Essential Small-Space Living Tips

Living in a large home has a lot of advantages.<p>For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective (or...<p>Don’t overthink the process of creating ambiance in your living space: Today’s gadgets make kicking back a …

Small Spaces

10 Easy Ways To Bring Yoga Into Your Life Every Day

One of my clients came for a session recently after taking a long break from yoga. She had been busy with work and travel and at the start of our …

Yoga

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

Science Fiction

14 Inspirational Books That Can Change Your Life

I've spent my whole career in the book business, and I wouldn't want it any other way. So many people have a book inside them (at least one) and as a …

Books

Use This Flowchart to Identify What Type of Procrastinator You Are

Procrastinators waste too much time, but to get over this bad tendency, you need to know why you procrastinate . Dr. Joseph Ferrari of DePaul …

Procrastination

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

3 Counterintuitive, Proven Ways to Cure Stage Fright

Are you one of the millions of people who cite public speaking as your No. 1 fear? Well, fear no longer. These three strategies will cure it.<p>By some accounts, public speaking is the No. 1 fear in America. Millions of people are limiting their careers because of this irrational fear.<p>Let's define …

Public Speaking

7 Things To Do When You Have To Give A Short Speech

Then one of the organizers asked someone to stand up "to say a few words," and her presentation turned into one of the longest, least organized, most lifeless talks I've ever heard. Those who were lucky enough to be standing near the back of the room slipped out. For the rest of us, the goodwill …

7 Simple Secrets of the Best Presentations

How to give a presentation that customers, colleagues, and co-workers will talk about long after you're done talking.<p><i>My new book,</i> Business Without The Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need To Know, <i>is being published this week, so my posts are condensed excerpts from it.</i><p>I've written about …

Here's How to Create a Mesmerizing Presentation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I attended a conference few years back that had some of the best scientists and scholars on board. As I sat there in the audience, listening to speakers, it is fair to say that I only remember two of the: One was extremely painful to …

Homemade

Use These Visual Techniques To Be Better Prepared For Presentations

Most of our anxiety in giving presentations comes from a fear of forgetting what to say. But our visual recall is much better than our verbal recall, so ditch trying to memorize a lengthy talk and use these visual techniques instead.<p>Most of us hate preparing presentations. According to the National …

8 Bad Habits That Ruin Good Presentations

Even the best presentation can flop if you indulge in any of these common but avoidable habits.<p>I recently came across a fantastic article by the sales consultant and trainer Colleen Francis about common presentation mistakes that salespeople make in front of customers. As I read it, I realized that …

5 Essential Rules for Great Presentations

All the great advice about giving great presentations boils down to these five points.<p>I recently had a long conversation with Peter Handal, the CEO of Dale Carnegie Training, on the subject of giving great presentations. I've read (and written) plenty of posts on this topic, but Handal managed to …

The Dark Side of Certainty: Jacob Bronowski on the Spirit of Science and What Auschwitz Teaches Us About Our Compulsion for Control

Richard Feynman memorably argued that the chief responsibility of a great scientist is to remain uncertain. <i>“It’s a wonderful idea: thoroughly conscious ignorance,”</i> Stuart Firestein asserted in his wonderfully poetic TED talk on why ignorance rather than knowledge drives science. And yet the toxic …

George Saunders on the Power of Kindness, Animated

In May of 2013, celebrated author and MacArthur “genius” <b>George Saunders</b> took the podium at Syracuse University and delivered a masterpiece of that singular modern package of bequeathable wisdom, the commencement address. A year later, his speech was adapted in <b>Congratulations, by the way: Some</b> …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …