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The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

5 Things Every Loving Homeowner Should Know About Their Own Home

Your relationship with your home is one that will hopefully last a long time, so it pays to learn its most intimate details. And not to be weird, but …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Introverts, Extroverts, and the Complexities of Team Dynamics

Let’s start with a short personality test. For each of the following dimensions, indicate the extent to which each of the following words describes you, with a 5 indicating “very much so” and a 1 indicating “not at all”: assertive, talkative, bold, not reserved, and energetic. Now sum up your …

Leadership

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Your Elevator Pitch Needs an Elevator Pitch

Ah, the elevator pitch. A favorite tool of the networking masses. A rite of passage of sorts. You’ve heard the scenario: you step into an elevator and go up one floor. The elevator doors open and in walks the client of your dreams. They start some small talk and ask, “What do you do?” and you’ve …

How You Can Be Happier at Work

Beautiful days seem gray. Your six dollar coffee tastes like mud. And the soothing voices on NPR do little to quell the impending twitch in your …

The Best Careers For Your Personality Type

Ever wondered why you are drawn to certain careers and not others? For example, are you convinced you’d be happiest if you were a writer and not a …

Replace Your Bad Leadership Habits In 2015

Contrary to popular belief, leadership isn’t always a natural born trait. It’s possible to learn leadership and to become increasingly skilled at leading others in both personal and professional capacities. The flip side of this is that if one is a natural born leader (i.e., they have the traits …

Crowdfunder Indiegogo Raises Its Own Big-Time Funding

Slava Rubin is more than just the founder and CEO of Indiegogo, the would-be global leader in crowdfunding. As he promotes campaigns raised over his platform, Rubin also acts as part missionary, part mascot.<p>Three months ago, he appeared onstage at Chicago Ideas Week to raise money for an embattled …

Meet The First Carbon-Neutral Hotel Group In The World, And Why Your Business Should Take Notice

In an interview with Kirsten Brøchner of the Arthur Hotel Group in Copenhagen, Denmark, we discussed their journey to become the first carbon-neutral hotel group in the world, and how their 5-point climate action plan is not only good for the planet, but good for business.<p><b>Rahim Kanani:</b> Tell me a …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

3 Types of Employees Who Always Resist Change

Got innovation-phobic team members? Use this handy guide to classify and overcome their objections.<p>In business, just about everybody claims to be for creativity and finding new and better ways to do business. Not only does innovation sound exciting, it also sounds profitable. But studies have …

Profit

The 4 Traits You Need to Be a Great Leader

John Quincy Adams once said, <i>“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”</i><p>His quote, along …

How to Find a Mentor to Help You Go Further, Faster

I mentored eight young men for three years. It was incredibly rewarding, and I wrote about it several times (see here and here).<p>As a result, nearly …

Marketing In The Moment: Five Ways To Target Millennials

It has never been more important for brands to market in the moment. The evolution of digital devices (tablets, smartphones) and social channels (Twitter, Reddit—take your pick) has made it essential for brands to create real-time content and deliver it with impact.<p>Marketing has evolved into a more …

3 Motivational Mind Tricks Designed To Power Progress

What building a Lego figurine, frequenting coffee shops, and “deliberate practice” teach us about completing the task at hand–happily.<p>Progress is untapped power. It fuels our motivation and performance like no other incentive yet is broadly overlooked by managers.<p>To gain that integral sense of …