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Tired Of People Asking To Pick Your Brain? Here’s Your Answer

Before you just say “no” to brain-picking, try one of these smart ways to respond without alienating anyone.<p>If you’ve achieved a measure of success in your career, you’ve probably gotten requests from others to “pick your brain.” These may range from earnest invitations for coffee meet-ups or phone …

How to Write a Great Business Plan

Few areas of business attract as much attention as new ventures, and few aspects of new-venture creation attract as much attention as the business plan. Countless books and articles in the popular press dissect the topic. A growing number of annual business-plan contests are springing up across the …

Seven Habits Of Memorable People

Being forgettable is the kiss of death for your career. Here’s what memorable people do to stay top of mind.<p>Improving your memory is a hot topic, but what if you want to influence someone else’s memory–especially when it comes to how (or if) they will remember you? It’s an important thing to …

A Cambridge professor on how to stop being so easily manipulated by misleading statistics

“There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Few people know the struggle of correcting such lies better than David Spiegelhalter. Since 2007, he has been the Winton professor for the public understanding of risk (though he prefers “statistics” to “risk”) at the University of …

5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you are supposed to be very busy – or otherwise at least pretend to be – because otherwise you can’t …

Management

This simple negotiation tactic brought 195 countries to consensus

Negotiations are difficult by nature. Managing negotiations between 195 countries in order to arrive at a legally binding agreement, on the other hand, is nearly impossible. This was the problem that United Nations officials faced over two weeks at this month’s climate-change summit in Paris. To …

Getting an Audience to Remember Your Presentation

Lots of articles about giving good presentations focus on structure and style. Tips focus on the role of stories to get people interested in the material, the value of summaries at the end of talk, and the many facets of presentation performance – things like how you should stand and ways to use …

The Problem-Solving Process That Prevents Groupthink

There are two reasons most of us aren’t very good at creative problem solving. First, few people get training in how to be creative in their education. Second, few people understand group dynamics well enough to harness their power to help groups maximize their creativity.<p>Resolving the first issue …

Thriving in the Reimagined Workplace - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM GOTOMEETING

Now that technology allows us to work anywhere, on any device, work is something people do — not just a place to which they go. This shift demands that businesses manage and operate so that they can attract the right people, retain them, and ensure they can do their best work.<p>The result: the …

The One Thing That’s Undermining All Your Productivity Hacks

Energy can be either a catalyst or a barrier, but it’s always the precondition for doing anything productively.<p>It’s 10:53 a.m. Your calendar says you’re free now from 11 til noon. But you’re emotionally and mentally drained from the call that just wrapped. Do you launch into that project proposal …

Beware the Truthiness of Charts

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>You’re sitting at a Very Important presentation related to a Very Important decision. The presenter is trying to convince senior management in your company to invest in a large, expensive project, say setting up a new robotic production line in one of your plants. Given that your company …

Wonderful DIY Sofa Table with Free Plans

VIEW IN GALLERY<br>Here is a DIY Sofa Table woodworking project that you can build yourself. It can be hard to find a sofa table that is just right for …

Beat the Heat: 16 DIY Outdoor Showers to Cool You Down

Nothing feels better on a hot summer day after hitting it hard outdoors, than showering outdoors. Even if you can’t swing a pool or spa on your …

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MIT Students Redesign The How-To Video, In 4 Easy Steps

MIT researchers aim to use crowd feedback to build better step-by-step menus for online how-to videos.<p>Whether you want to learn how to make scrambled eggs like Gordon Ramsay, drive a stick shift without stalling out or just wax the tips of your mustache, you can find plenty of videos online …

4 Office Culture Killers And How To Avoid Them

Does your company culture come from a genuine, thoughtful process? If not, you might be making these mistakes.<p>There’s a reason water coolers are the iconic meeting place for employees to air their grievances: in a workplace where there’s nowhere else for staffers to break from the daily grind and …

Projects Using Soldering Irons

A soldering iron is an essential edition to your workshop if you are even remotely interested in electronics. To learn how to use one, or to get …

How to Make a Beer Tote/Caddy

How to Use a Rafter Square

The Rafter Square, or Speed Square, does more than mark perpendicular lines. Here's how to make sense of all the numbers on your square and get the most out of this tool.<p>The Rafter Square, or Speed Square, does more than mark perpendicular lines. Here's how to make sense of all the numbers on your …

Top 33 Most Creative Camping DIY Projects and Clever Ideas - DIY & Crafts

Going on a camping trip is such an exciting adventure. Getting back to nature can be very refreshing and spending time in the great outdoors, away …

25 Delicious Camping Recipes / Six Sisters' Stuff | Six Sisters' Stuff

If you are heading out to do some camping for the 4th of July,<br>check out this list of “25 Delicious Camping Recipes.”<br>Your family will love them!<p>Click …

15 Creative Water Projects For The Garden

Water features in the garden are beautiful as well as calming and peaceful. Including a fountain in your garden landscape is one of the best ways of …

How to Build a Shishkaball Ball-Drop Game

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Home>How To | More in Outdoor<p>How to Build a Shishkaball Ball-Drop Game<p>TOH's …

32 Fun DIY Backyard Games To Play (for kids & adults!)

I’m looking forward to summer so much this year, I’ve already gone on a hunt for some of the best backyard games and activities for kids… AND adults! …

10 Fun outdoor games

The weather is warming up, which means it’s finally time to head outside and embrace those sunny days. If you don’t have a pool, hanging out in the …

How to Build a Raised Bed with Benches

Benches make it easier to plant, weed, and harvest your garden.<p>This half-day project makes gardening easier and more comfortable. It’s higher than …

How to Make a Fence Taller for Better Privacy

If you want to make a fence taller for privacy, these fence extension ideas will help. There are several ways to add height to an existing fence, and …