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Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

Here’s the dilemma: In a competitive, complex, and volatile business environment, companies need more from their employees than ever. But the same forces rocking businesses are also overwhelming employees, driving up their fear, and compromising their capacity.<p>It’s no wonder that so many C-Suite …

Management

What Great Managers Do

Exceptional managers find and capitalize on their employees' unique strengths. Learn how they do it with this 6 minute video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber Exclusives.

Do You Know the 5 Percent Rule of Investing?

The 5 Percent Rule of Investment Allocation<p>Diversification Basics for Building a Portfolio of Mutual Funds<p>Updated March 20, 2018<p>For proper …

Investing

Top 6 Advantages of Investing in Mutual Funds

Top 6 Advantages of Investing in Mutual Funds<p>How Investing in Mutual Funds Can Be Beneficial for You<p>Updated February 21, 2017<p>Investing in mutual …

10 Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

We've all heard the adage, "People don't leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses." It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there's a ton.<p>In one study, 61 percent of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for …

Financial Secrets From A 20-Something Blogger Who Makes $100K Per Month

We’ve all seen the scam emails, tweets, and comments. “I make $7000 dollars a week working from home! Find out how!!!” Or some variation thereof. If you believe that, I always think, then I have a Nigerian prince I’d love to introduce you to.<p>Which is why, when I heard Michelle Schroeder-Gardner’s …

Warren Buffett's 10 Best Pieces of Advice Ever

Warren Buffett is arguably the best-known, most respected investor of all time. Buffett is also known for his folksy charm, and his memorable quotes …

30 life-changing secrets to success we wish someone had told us by 30

If you don't make mistakes in your 20s? Then you're probably not doing it right.<p>In fact, some lessons you really must learn the hard way.<p>Next time …

Complete Lightroom and Photoshop Portrait Retouching Tutorial

Most online photography tutorials focus on one thing—how to sharpen better or how to retouch shiny skin, for example. This video goes way beyond …

Bill Gates's and Warren Buffett's Top Advice for College Students | Inc.com

It's not every day you get treated to a master class in life and business from Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.<p>Excited chatter filled the halls of Columbia University's Lerner Auditorium this past Friday afternoon, as students eagerly waited to have their questions answered by the two renowned …

Bill Gates

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

Make A Splash: Use Water In Your Photos | Sony

Matt Kloskowski is an outdoor kind of guy. When he shoots landscapes and cityscapes, he looks for water to add a dynamic element to the photo. …

Billionaire Warren Buffett Says This 1 Skill Will Boost Your Career Value by 50 Percent | Inc.com

Imagine working on one skill in 2017 that--once you improve it--will raise your value by 50 percent. The one skill is public speaking.<p>The dividends on the investment you make in sharpening your communication skills will pay off for the rest of your career. Don't take my word for it. Listen to …

Public Speaking

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — …

How Does My Camera Work?

These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a person that doesn’t own some sort of camera. But considering the high number of camera owners globally, …

Take 3 Minutes & Learn (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About the Art of Time-Lapse (VIDEO)

Time-lapse photography and time-lapse videos are still immensely popular and interest in them shows no signs of slowing down (so to speak). In fact, …

No Quick Wins for GSK

Incoming CEOs like quick wins. But Emma Walmsley may find them elusive when she takes over at GlaxoSmithKline Plc in March.<p>Glaxo’s lead drug, Advair, …

The Problem with Rewarding Individual Performers

In 1968, The Ohio State Buckeyes football team started one of the most cherished traditions in American sports. According to team legend, a member of the coaching staff proposed an idea to motivate the players. After each game, the coaches would reward the best players with small stickers …

10 Financial New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make Now

By<p>Dec. 26, 2016 10:13 a.m. ET<p>Budgeting is a lot like dieting, reasons NerdWallet’s Sean McQuay. People try all sorts of ambitious strategies, like …

Personal Finance

AstraZeneca pill slashes lung cancer progression in study | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca’s pill Tagrisso cut the risk of lung cancer progressing by 70 percent compared to standard chemotherapy in a major clinical trial, lifting prospects for a drug that is key to the company’s lofty long-term sales goals.<p>A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in …

Cancer

AstraZeneca to move some UK jobs to Poland, Costa Rica and Malaysia

Pharmaceuticals company says it will transfer finance roles from Alderley Park site in Cheshire in attempt to cut costs<p>AstraZeneca has said it will move some back office jobs from the UK to Costa Rica, Poland and Malaysia in a drive to cut costs following a slide in profits.<p>The pharmaceuticals …

Costa Rica

How to Earn Your Manager’s Respect

We all want to be valued — and be viewed as valuable — at work. But respect isn’t a given; you have to earn it. Whether you have a new manager or have worked with your current boss for years, what can you do to make sure your boss appreciates what you bring to the job? What’s the best way to build …

Bloggers Share Their Top Tips for Travelling Alone

Tackling language barriers, unique customs and completely different ways of life can be quite scary without a travel buddy by your side. However, …

Travel Blogging Tips and Resources

Welcome to our blogging tips and resources page! If you are looking at starting a travel blog, or growing your existing blog to a new level, this …

How Domino’s Pizza Reinvented Itself

I spent the last 18 months researching and writing a book on how organizations and leaders can do extraordinary things, even if they operate in pretty ordinary fields. You don’t have to be a programmer in Silicon Valley or a gene splicer in biotech to unleash exciting innovations and create huge …

3 Ways to Incorporate Sustainability into Everyday Work

<i>NICHOLAS BLECHMAN FOR HBR</i><p>A look at global trends such as energy demand should remind leaders of businesses small and large that what we do every day matters. The key to solving the world’s pressing energy and environmental challenges is for organizations with the right expertise — like the one I …