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This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

Build A Powerful 'Battlefield 4' Gaming PC For $750 -- SSD And Windows 8 Included

<i>Updated with alternate graphics card suggestion. Also, be advised that as of 11/13/2013, AMD has released the Radeon R9 270, bundled with Battlefield 4.</i><p>When DICE released the official PC system requirements for <i>Battlefield 4</i>, the techie side of my brain was immediately catapulted into build mode. …

Breakfast is served: Free meal programs aim to fight child hunger

<i>Editor's note: This story is one in a series on education issues featured at the 2013 Education Nation summit in New York City on Oct. 6-8. To learn more, please visit EducationNation.com.</i><p><i>By Christina Caron, NBC News</i><p>Before the day’s assignments begin, kindergarteners at Enrico Fermi School No. 17 …

China Working Quietly To Buy Up Gold

The Fed’s preferred measures of inflation are so low they’re in the Fed’s panic zone. What gives?<p>“There’s an ideal playbook, and it would look something like this,” James Rickards, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Currency Wars,</i> explained. “You’d have higher inflation than we have today, but …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

Income Inequality

The most persuasive word you can use in a meeting is “yeah”

Words have power, especially in meetings. A new study from MIT’s Sloan School of Management finds that saying “yeah”, “give”, “start” and even “meeting” can boost a person’s persuasive powers among co-workers.<p>Statisticians Cynthia Rudin and Been Kim studied 95 meetings for the vocabulary used in …

Style Tips for Short Men: How to Dress Taller | The Art of Manliness

Short men have always had a tougher row to hoe than their taller fellows. It can be frustrating to be picked last for the pick-up basketball game, to …

You really are addicted to your cellphone

An expert explains why we’re only beginning to understand the technology’s myriad health risks<p>In her 2011 book <i>Disconnect</i>, National Book Award finalist, former senior White House health advisor and internationally regarded epidemiologist Devra Davis revealed that the cellphone industry is knowingly …

A Cheetah Can Get You Without Hitting Top Speed

The big cat's ability to accelerate is key to its hunting success.<p><b>Speed, it seems, isn't everything.</b><p><b>Cheetahs may be the world's fastest sprinters, but it is their blinding acceleration—faster than a Lamborghini's—and their phenomenal athleticism, rather than their famous top speed of over 60 miles</b> …

I learned the most important lessons on starting a business when I was 11

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Joel Peterson here</i><p>I started my first business at age 11, selling tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and squash that I grew myself. It was all planted from seed on a tiny plot of land behind our two-bedroom house in Okemos, Michigan.<p>My maiden venture …

How to hire good people instead of nice people

Usually, employers rapidly scan the resume of each job applicant looking for relevant education, skills, and work experience. They select 10 candidates for telephone calls, invite three in for interviews, and hire the one they <i>like</i> the best.<p>This is a bad way to hire because at best it gets you <i>nice</i> …

Employment

20 Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us At Graduation

So we decided to ask our editorial and senior staff here at Business Insider, "What do you wish someone had told you at graduation?"<p>Our colleagues had a lot to say, from how important it is to take care of your finances to not worrying about the first five years after graduation (you read that …

Henry Blodget

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>As Jack Masey, who was recruited into the Ghost Army at age 18, remembered: "We were told we were going to be using inflatable equipment to try and fool the Germans into thinking that we were a real army, when we were in effect, I …

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

Sir Alex Ferguson hands over control of relentless red empire he built

One of the many banners at a sentiment-soaked Old Trafford, red paint on a white sheet, said simply: "Sir Alex: Immortal." Football, and Manchester …