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There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Build a Career Worth Having

We live in a time of chronic dissatisfaction in the workplace. Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace study found that as many as 70% of working Americans were unfulfilled with their jobs, 18% to such an extent that they are <i>actively undermining</i> their co-workers. This is a marked increase in …

A misleading model

BULLS tend to find all sorts of reasons for forecasting a higher stockmarket. This is especially true of investment-bank strategists, whose bonuses …

Investing

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Taking Control of Contracts: What Every Creative Should Know

If you’re like most creatives, dealing with contracts is one of your least favorite tasks, a dreadful but necessary part of business life. It doesn’t …

How to Get a Job with Your Dream Employer | Official LinkedIn Blog

<i>Editor’s Note: Last week, we announced LinkedIn’s 100 Most InDemand Employers, a set of rankings based on our massive professional dataset. We are</i> …

Even Teams Have a Cognitive Bias

There's a reason why my team is talented and yours is just lucky.<p>Everyone wants to feel good about themselves -- it's human nature.<p>People believe they're smarter, prettier, and more skillful than they really are. But that cognitive bias can extend to group settings, creating a dynamic in which a …

Cognitive Science

Give the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Can you tell what you do in a compelling way? Believe it or not, most people can't. Here's how to do it efficiently and effectively.<p>Ah, the classic <i>elevator pitch</i>. It's a challenge every entrepreneur, marketer, and sales person must meet, and yet most do it poorly. The concept is simple: communicate …

Customer Service

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The Maker Movement has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would …

5 Things CEOs Shouldn't Delegate

Learning how to delegate is crucial for a successful CEO. However, there are certain areas of your business that should always be under your control. Here are five.<p>There is such a push for leaders to delegate to their subordinates that it would be understandable for a business owner or CEO to think …

CEOs

From Subject Line To Signature: How To Do Work E-Mail Right

Our inboxes at work are flooded with poorly written, unprofessional, ineffective e-mails—and as much as we detest them, most of us are guilty of sending just as many flawed messages as we receive.<p>“This is a much larger problem in the business world than the average business leader may recognize, …

Are You Making These Career Mistakes?

When Tony Wong’s daughter graduated from college, he did what any good father would—he gave her advice about job hunting.<p>Then his nephew and niece …

How to Follow Up After an Interview -- INFOGRAPHIC

CareerBliss cares about your career happiness. That's why we offer a variety of great tools and resources to help you make better-informed career …

3 Rules Every Entrepreneur Should Live By

You’re already lean. Here’s how to get agile.<p>The startup world has made a religion of killing the sacred cow: anything that reeks of business-as-usual is frowned upon. Graduating from university? Unnecessary. Cubicles? Please. PowerPoint? Shame on you.<p>And while this very dismissal of orthodoxy has …

Project Management

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10 Ways to Network for a Career Change Internally - Career blog - Position Ignition - leaders in career consulting, executive career change and job search

When we’re employed and fancy a change, we often forget that there may be an opportunity to make that change while staying with our current employer. …

Get a Great Mentor Through LinkedIn: 5 Steps

Everyone would like the perfect mentor. You can use LinkedIn to get one. Here's how.<p>Recently I was speaking at a California university when a young woman impressed me with a single statement. She told me that even though she wasn't graduating until next year, she had already used LinkedIn to secure …

Self-improvement

8 Ways to Be Smarter

Intelligence isn't simply a fixed quantity, a learning expert explained in a talk recently. How smart we are is powerfully affected by our situation, and that's something we can control.<p>Somewhere along the way in life you’ve probably taken an IQ test and were give some number as an answer. That …

Self-improvement

3 Things You Don't Really Need to Be a Great Leader

Sometimes the things you think you need will lead you down the wrong path. Here's what you need to know.<p>We all do what we do because of deep-seated needs. Most founder-owners, for example, start businesses because of a <i>need</i> for freedom and autonomy. Most leaders arrive in leadership positions driven …

Mentoring

The Anatomy of A Great Resume

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

Employment

Interviewing Like an Entrepreneur: 10 Tips to Land Job Offers

Go into every interview with the end-goal of receiving a job offer. Make it your decision as to whether you want to work for the company rather than letting the company determine whether you are a fit.<p>While interviewing is not always easy, there are certain tricks which can be implemented to …

9 Networking Secrets From a Superconnector

Scott Gerber is a superconnector. He knows <b>a lot</b> of people, and he works hard to introduce the right ones to each other. Recently profiled in Fast …

Social Media

A better button-down? Entrepreneur promises self-cleaning shirt

A new shirt being touted as "the better button-down" aims to make laundry as we know it a thing of the past. The entrepreneur behind it claims it never wrinkles and can be worn over and over, without being washed.<p>Marketing grad Mac Bishop, 24, says his shirt not only looks good, but is soft to the …

Men's Fashion

Anyone Taking The CFA Should Understand This Complicated Formula About Valuing Dividends

How do you value a stock?<p>Well, there are many ways. And every method and model has its strengths and weaknesses.<p>One of the very first models that any entry-level analyst will learn is the <b>dividend discount model (DDM)</b>. And for anyone taking the grueling Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams on …

College Graduates' Expectations Are Out Of Line with Reality, Says Study

A new poll by consulting firm Accenture shows some striking gaps between the expectations of graduating seniors about the world of work and the experiences of recent grads who are already in the workforce. Only 18% of pending 2013 grads plan to get a graduate degree to get ahead in their career. By …

If MBAs are useless, we’re all in big trouble

<i>Quartz Debate: The author of this piece debated the merits of an MBA with Quartz contributor Jay Bhatti.</i><p>MBAs–both the degrees and the people who have them–are an obsolete waste of time and money. An irrelevant recipe for failure. At least that’s what all the cool entrepreneurs and venture …

Innovation

Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To.

As a business leader, I found that one of the scariest things to do was to give your people the freedom to make mistakes. While mistakes allow individuals to learn and grow, they can also be very costly to any company. Scared as I was, I knew that truly great leaders found ways to allow their …