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19 hard things you need to do to be successful

You have to do the hard things.<p>The things that no one else is doing.<p>The things that scare you.<p>The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.<p>Those are the things that define you.<p>Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous</b> …

Self-improvement

11 Simple Habits That Will Help You Get Ahead In Your Career | Inc.com

Some people harbor the belief that getting ahead in your career is a matter of luck or of having the right connections. It's not. The people who are "lucky" are the ones who have prepared, day in and day out, and were ready when opportunity arrived. They had productive and successful habits already …

Self-improvement

10 major differences between rich and poor people

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>I've been rich and I've been poor. I know both sides very well.<p>Growing up poor, I knew that I wanted to be rich. I …

Self-improvement

Sheryl Sandberg once told an employee she sounded stupid — and the reason why is a great management lesson for everyone

At venture capital firm First Round Capital's recent CEO Summit, Scott talked about how to make sure you're providing the right type of guidance to your team and being a good boss.<p>Scott uses an approach called radical candor, and she used an example from her time working for Sheryl Sandberg at …

David Sandberg

7 Habits Of Self-Made Millionaires

Most millionaires made their money without a trust fund or inheritance. Here are the habits that helped get them there.<p>Most millionaires aren’t born; they’re self-made. In a survey by Fidelity Investments, approximately 80% of people who have a net worth of $1 million or more did it without a trust …

Self-improvement

How to Tell Stories that Influence People and Inspire Action

<i>Steal these tips from seasoned IDEO storytellers</i><p>Imagine this scene. You’re an aspiring leader at your company and have a big, game-changing idea. You …

Online Learning

These Cute Little Wifi Routers Want to Solve All Your Wireless Problems

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: a secretive startup is promising to solve every problem you’ve ever had with wifi, from poor connections to ugly …

13 public-speaking habits to avoid at all costs

A habit is a routine way of thinking, feeling, or behaving, which tends to occur unconsciously, explains Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc. and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."<p>"For instance, in golf, no player <i>intentionally</i> raises up on the backswing, …

Public Speaking

New collaboration tool TABLE is Slack, LinkedIn, & Upwork all-in-one

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: TABLE<p>Communicating with people is hard. Or at least, it can be. Particularly when everyone isn’t in the same room, …

Project Management

Be The Best Consultant Ever: 6 Things That Will Make You Great

You may have noticed that the consulting industry is full of high performers from top schools with great grades and interesting work experience. So, what does it take to succeed in such a competitive industry among the best of the best?<p>From my experience, there are a number of qualities that top …

Using Case Studies to Teach

Why Use Cases?<p>Many students are more inductive than deductive reasoners, which means that they learn better from examples than from logical …

5 Ways the Case Method Changes How You Learn - MBA - Harvard Business School

<b>The case method disrupts the traditional lecture-based classroom model</b><p><b>Jeremy:</b> The case method is the primary method for learning at HBS. Each course …

Teaching

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You need an HBS account to continue.<p>HBS IT now uses select Thursday evenings to conduct routine system maintenance. This work is expected to have …

Education

Why Organizations Need to Make Learning Hard

In these days of fast everything (food, internet connections, dating), you can understand why people think lessons should also be easily accessible. Give solutions in bullet points. Let people check their responses to problems immediately. Encourage them to memorize the answers and move …

Pedagogy

Let’s talk about Product Management

I spent over a decade as a product manager at a number of different companies. One thing I realized was how little we talked about the job of product …

Product Management

Then: I don’t care how it looks, just ship it! Now: Ship quality or your product is dead.

“I don’t care that it looks like trash, just ship it!”<p>Ok… let’s chat about this, like rational adults.<p>Back in days of old, when no one cared about UX …

Product Management

Your New Digital Coworker

Announcing Howdy, a powerful workplace bot for your Slack team<p>Something exciting is happening in technology right now that only happens once every …

Artificial Intelligence

'Ridiculous and amazing' Slack messaging app keeps human users in mind

Slack Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Stewart Butterfield has a theory about why Albert Einstein achieved mainstream popularity while a fellow genius, Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel, didn't.<p>It's the same reason he thinks his San Francisco's company's real-time messaging software, Slack, has …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Self-help

Why Your Morning Routine Isn't Working, and How to Fix it

The idea of waking up early, sitting down to breakfast, and writing a few pages in a journal sounds great. But in practice, it rarely works out so …

Productivity

Is Slack the new LMS?

I’m glad to hear the words <i>Slack</i> and <i>learning</i> in the same sentence. Because I think with a few adjustments Slack could easily become the best LMS …

Pedagogy

8 Daily Habits That Make You Look Dreadfully Unprofessional At Work

Bad habits at work are not a rare thing. We may see them every day in our colleagues or we ourselves may have them without even noticing it. I myself …

Take a Ride in the First Airplane That Anyone Can Fly | Inc.com

After almost a decade of anticipation, research and development, rigorous test flights, and $100 million in costs, Icon Aircraft, a consumer plane manufacturer based in Vacaville, California, has sold its first aircraft, the A5. Icon already has brought in $400 million from 1,500 pre-orders, and …

Aviation

Our Slack Wiki

As our company has grown, we have faced an increasing need to create documentation about who we are, what we do, and how we achieve results. This …

5 Ways Your Words Can Sabotage Your Success | Inc.com

Most entrepreneurs far more attention to what they say than to how they say it. And that's a pity because success depends largely upon how well you communicate.<p>With this in mind, there are five common habits of speech that alienate coworkers and vastly limit your ability to inspire and lead …

Entrepreneurship

A self-made millionaire says a seemingly innocuous daily habit could be keeping you from getting rich

In "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," author and self-made millionaire T. Harv Eker identifies a seemingly harmless daily habit average people engage in that the rich refuse to: <b>complaining.</b><p>"Complaining is the absolute worst possible thing you could do for your health or your wealth," Eker …

Self-improvement

Never Tell People What You Do

It’s a simple question, and you’ve probably answered it hundreds of times. “What do you do?” If you’re like most people, you probably get the answer …

FiftyThree's new Paper app is a productivity powerhouse

One of the best iPad drawing apps has arrived on the iPhone — just in time for the new iPhone 6S.<p>FiftyThree released the iPhone version of Paper, the …

Why Keeping Your Goals Secret Is the Best Way To Be Successful

Experts have been advising for years that sharing your goals with other people increases your commitment to them.When you do, you feel accountable. …

Self-improvement

A self-made millionaire studied 1,200 wealthy people and found they teach their kids something the rest of us don't

They continually self-educate; they avoid nostalgia, and they tend to embrace selfishness. Not surprisingly, they also have different opinions when it comes to parenting.<p>That's according to self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who interviewed over 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people and compiled …

Kids