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4 Inspiring Must-Watch TED Talks for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Have you been to Boston lately?<p>I'm not sure if you've heard, but my very own stomping grounds have become one of the most innovative cities in America!<p>I'm fortunate to live in this place where the start-up community is massive and supportive. It's 100% true that living in a hotbed of creativity and …

Why Every Man Should Have Hobbies | The Art of Manliness

<i>Note: In yesterday’s Churchill School of Adulthood lesson, we offered examples from Winston’s life as to how he embodied artist</i> <i>Constantin Brancuși</i><i>’s</i> …

How Connected Cars Will Transform Industries

Connected cars will create new business models and provide opportunities for current businesses to greatly improve their service offerings. Areas like targeted marketing, fleet management, event planning, city planning, insurance, and auto repair will benefit immensely from the data that connected …

What will U.S. transportation look like in 2045?

In January 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation tasked a team of experts with producing a comprehensive report on the state of the country's …

CES 2015: Smart watches and fitness trackers everywhere: solar, Swarovski crystals, and more

While Apple is set to release its Watch sometime early this year, CES 2015 is already packed with smartwatches with a range of focuses including fitness, fashion, and utility. We already saw Withings show off its colorful and affordable Activité Pop smartwatch with 8 month battery life, and others …

Wearable Tech

Chatting About Time Management With The Godfather Of Irrationality, Dan Ariely

If you’ve spent any time in the psychology and self improvement sections of any bookstore, you know that Dan Ariely quite literally wrote the book on human irrationality. With bestsellers like <i>Predictably Irrational</i> and <i>The Honest Truth About Dishonesty</i>, Ariely is a go-to source for knowledge about …

Refinery Symbolizes Woes of Brazilian Oil Firm Petrobras

RIO DE JANEIRO--Brazil's newest refinery was supposed to reduce the nation's dependence on imported gasoline and signal a new era in Latin American …

Morning Coffee: Why investment banking is the best career for young people. MBAs complain about their schools

Front-load your finances with a career in banking<p>Investment banking pays less than it used to. It’s less prestigious than it was. And it still …

Where mergers go wrong

Most buyers routinely overvalue the synergies to be had from acquisitions. They should learn from experience.<p><b>It’s known as the winner’s curse.</b> When …

Internal rate of return: A cautionary tale

Tempted by a project with a high internal rate of return? Better check those interim cash flows again.<p><b>Maybe finance managers</b> just enjoy living on the …

Management

The value of share buybacks

Companies shouldn’t confuse the value created by returning cash to shareholders with the value created by actual operational improvements. After all, …

Investing

The right role for multiples in valuation

A properly executed multiples analysis can make financial forecasts more accurate.<p><b>Senior executives know</b> that not all valuation methods are created …

Investing

Life Advice From Winston Churchill | The Art of Manliness

Last month, we published a post on 6 reasons why it’s especially hard to become an adult in the modern world, and argued that despite this …

Becoming Antifragile: Beyond "Sissy" Resilience | The Art of Manliness

What’s the opposite of a person or organization that’s fragile?<p>If you ask most people this question, they’ll likely say “robust” or “resilient.” But …

Business strategy for startups:How to start a startup (5)

Stanford University, in conjunction with Y Combinator, have launched a course teaching about starting startups. They are using some of the top …

Tony Robbins Intervew About Money | The Art of Manliness

Today I talk to famous motivational speaker Tony Robbins about his new book <i>Money: Master the Game</i>. Tony and I talk about what he learned after …

Rethinking the role of the strategist

Strategic planning has been under assault for years. But good strategy is more important than ever. What does that mean for the strategist?<p><b>Many</b> …

Management

Stop Being So Positive

We’ve all heard a great deal about the power of positive thinking. Organizations encourage it among their employees in an effort to boost performance and engagement, and it’s a key tenet of “managing yourself” well; affirmative messages about perseverance, resilience, and vision adorn many an …

Fabien Cousteau: What I learned from spending 31 days underwater

How Emotional Intelligence Landed Mr. Rogers $20 Million

If your project needed $20 million in funding and you had to send someone to appear before the US Senate to get it, would you choose former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer or the beloved children’s television show host Fred “Mr.” Rogers?<p>I imagine most people would choose Ballmer for his energy, …

Brain: Why exercise boosts IQ

If you want your mind to be sharper, the evidence suggests you should visit the gym. But how can exercising your muscles boost your brain power?<p>We tend to assume that brains don’t go with brawn – but that assumption is turning out to be seriously flawed. As the latest video from the Head Squeeze …

Eric Schmidt: The Next Google Is Out There In A Garage Somewhere

“The next Google won’t do what Google does, just as Google didn’t do what AOL did.”<p>On Monday, Google chairman Eric Schmidt stopped to give a talk in front of a bunch of hardware engineers at Native Instruments in Berlin, a company that specializes in software and hardware for computer-based audio …

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

The Brain

Watch: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

Have you mastered the five skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers?<p>In <i>The Innovator’s DNA</i>, co-authors <b>Jeffrey Dyer</b>, <b>Hal Gregersen</b>, and <b>Clayton Christensen</b> (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution) built on what is known about disruptive …

Stop People from Wasting Your Time

We’re all too busy, spending our days in back-to-back meetings and our nights feverishly responding to emails. (Adam Grant, a famously responsive Wharton professor, told me that on an “average day” he’ll spend 3-4 hours answering messages.) That’s why people who waste our time have become the …

Before You Respond to that Email, Pause

Someone sends you an email message or a text, and you’re unsure how to respond. It’s about a complex negotiation, or a politically sensitive situation. Or maybe it’s just from a person who unnerves you.<p>For a moment, you pause. But for most of us, most of the time, that pause doesn’t last long. …

Where to Look for Insight

Matt Chase<p>Hear the word “innovation,” and you might think of an R&D lab, a design group, or a start-up venture. But today innovators are in demand everywhere—from the factory floor to the salesroom, the IT help desk to the HR department, the employee cafeteria to the C-suite. Innovation isn’t a …

How to Choose the Right References

You aced the last round of interviews and now your prospective employer wants to check your references. Who should you ask? Which people can best vouch for you? Will they be able to describe all your relevant qualities and skills and explain why you’re a fit for the new job?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>One …

To find a job, start speaking like an employer

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I know myself, and employers know what they want to hire, but how do we explain that to each other efficiently and accurately? The marketplace for people and jobs is broken, especially for the small businesses that create the bulk of …