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The surprising reason Australian managers swear in meetings

It’s not uncommon to hear Australian managers swearing in a meeting.<p>While cursing is considered inappropriate in many business settings, Australians …

The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friend

One thing becomes apparent after the honeymoon of a newly-launched career is over: Your employer—whether it’s a scrappy startup or a massive …

Watch: Bizarre Velvet Worms Shoot Slime Jets—Now We Know How

Elastic glands are the secret to their sticky hunting strategy, a new study suggests.<p>Velvet worms, caterpillar-like invertebrates with long antennae and cartoonish faces, are strange enough on their own. "Their whole body is built of concentric rings, a bit like the Michelin Man," says Richard …

How to Answer "Why Do You Want to Work at This Company?"

When you're preparing for an interview, there are a few questions that you absolutely must know how to answer (like "tell me about yourself") because …

How to Feel More Connected When Your Whole Team Works Remotely

If you work in a remote team, one of the aspects you quickly notice is the importance of communication. Finding the best ways to communicate with …

This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your phone before bed

Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the …

Leave these western ways behind when dining in Asia

Always familiarise yourself with the local specialties.<p>The first time I sat down for a real Chinese banquet, on assignment to frigid Manchuria back in 1988, I found myself confronted first with a heaped serving dish of deep-fried, whole baby sparrows.<p>How did I grab one of these with a chopstick or …

The Best Of The Lawyer Dog Meme

Lawyer Dog is the hot new dog meme. He didn't go to law school but he still passed his state bark exam with flying colors. Keep him in mind next time you need beagle representation.<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement

The 30 Most Common Ways You Can Lose an Argument

While it may be true that nobody actually "wins" an argument—especially certain types—there are still times you want to appear to come out on top. …

Sydney’s Best Cheap Eats Under $10

Sometimes you spend money. And then keep on spending money. And then you get hungry. We’ve all been there. It’s not fun.<p>Sure, your wallet may be …

Find the Right Laptop for You with This Interactive Comparison Chart

Whether you're in the market for an ultrabook or a true-to-form laptop, finding the perfect one can be tough. This expansive chart lets you filter …

The 4 Reasons Why My Startup Failed

This story originally appeared on FounderDating<p>Getting involved with startups requires a healthy amount of delusion. It’s usually why you’re the last person to know that your startup is dying. That didn’t happen for me. When I finally made the phone calls to thank everybody for their involvement, …

Entrepreneurship

Mertesacker - How I made it in football

Per Mertesacker believes his grounded upbringing was vital in forging a career at the top level.<p>The German defender came through the ranks at …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

Before he was a world-changing entrepreneur, Elon Musk was on track to become a physicist — even starting an applied physics Ph.D. at Stanford …

Elon Musk

A Better Way to Say Sorry

March 30, 2014<p><i>This post is part of my series on</i> <i>How to Shape Children’s Behavior.</i><p>“Say sorry to your brother.”<p>“But he’s the one who–”<p>“Say it!” you …

Student food shopping: top tips for staying healthy on a budget

If there’s one thing that almost every student misses, it’s a proper meal. In fact, 46% of freshers miss their mum’s cooking more than anything else from home.<p>When microwave meals and frozen pizzas started to make me feel sick, tired and emotionally exhausted, I decided to take action – and find a …

What's The Difference Between Private Equity And Venture Capital?

It’s been another noisy week in the U.S. presidential election, where the candidates continue to stereotype each other, the public sinks into tribal warfare, and the level of discourse resembles a barroom brawl. Welcome to the greatest democracy on Earth!<p>I’d like to do my patriotic duty and attempt …

How difficult is it to be a CEO? What do they do?

<b>What a High-Growth CEO Shares About His Unique Role as the Head of the Company</b><p>Every business, company, or team has someone at the top of the …

Tech Startups Are Changing Australia Right Now, So You'd Better Get Used To It

Perhaps this is news, perhaps it is just my own realisation of a dawning new reality in Australia.<p>Regardless, it is going to impact us all, …

Startups

I'm 31 and only had my 'first contact' with Indigenous Australia this year

Hi, my name is Monica Tan and for the first three decades of my life I’ve had only a cursory understanding of Indigenous Australia. Although I was born and raised in the Sydney district of Ku-ring-gai, I’ve had no idea what my local Indigenous group is called. I just looked it up: they’re called …

Real Men Go to Sleep

The two largest time commitments for most adults on this planet — sleep and work — too often make uneasy bedfellows. The proliferation of nonstandard work schedules and, for many, the outright abandonment of schedules have made traditional daytime-weekday patterns less common. Approximately one in …

Why Your Next Startup Should Be in a 100-Year-Old Industry

Instead of searching for the "next big thing," how about going into a business everybody already understands?<p>Lately I keep running into young entrepreneurs who think the secret to startup success is to find a business concept no one has thought of before. Once they get the business up and running, …

Oliver Emberton's answer to How can I find my passion?

<b>Too many of us believe in a magical being called ‘passion’.</b> “If only I could find my passion”, we cry. “Finding my passion would make me happy”.<p>Well, …

Western Sydney Wanderers court Australia's Asian football fans

In just over two months, the 2015 Asian Cup kicks off in Melbourne, but last Thursday in a small room at Club Marconi in Bossley Park, the Western Sydney Wanderers launched their own mini Asian Cup tournament. If you want a picture of how Australian soccer has changed over the past two decades, …

Golden goal: Juninho Pernambucano for Lyon v Bayern Munich (2003)

There was a jarring fragment of radio commentary during the Burnley v Everton game the other day. “Antolín Alacaraz does a Cruyff turn,” said the man on TalkSport. It sounded wrong. But of course it was right, or at least correct. That is the gift that Cruyff gave us, a trick that nearly anyone can …

James Altucher's answer to Why am I so scared to ask for help? I’m afraid to ask my network for help in my career search.

I was afraid to ask my boss for a raise. I was afraid to ask my girlfriend to move out. I was afraid to ask Claudia to marry me. I was afraid to ask …

Winning in High-Risk, High-Stakes Negotiations

Negotiation is a leading concern for corporate executives today. When it’s not performed effectively, it can lead to financial disaster, as we’ve seen in the past few years. Being able to negotiate artfully is a “leadership competency.”<p>In this HBR webinar, based on the new HBR Spotlight article …