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This Is How Coursera Competes Against Google And Facebook For The Best Talent

How Chief Product Officer John Ciancutti holds his own against other high-powered recruiters in Silicon Valley.<p>When John Ciancutti joined Netflix in 1999, he joined a team of four engineers. A couple years later, he became an engineering manager–a role he had never done before that came with one …

12 Daily Habits: The Art of Creating a Brand-New You

A few years ago, I wasn’t the person I wanted to be…I was prioritizing the wrong things, focused on accomplishments and not growing as a person. I …

4 Mental Skills Every Business Leader Needs

Do you have the right smarts to make your company a success?<p>It takes a lot of smarts to run a small business, but not just any smarts. Four specific mental skills, or "intelligences" will help make any entrepreneur more successful, according to Valeh Nazemoff, a management consultant and author of</i> …

Here's Where the Next Generation of Great Entrepreneurs Are Getting Their Start

Bizworld.org is now inspiring aspiring business owners in seven countries.<p>Bizworld.org believes that entrepreneurs have no age limit, which is why their mission is to challenge elementary and middle school children to develop entrepreneurial skills even at a young age. Their programs promote …

8 Things Billionaires Can Teach Us About Growing a Business

It's common sense: If you really want the best advice on how to improve your business, get it from the most successful business owners.<p>These people are often quick to dish out advice, but the issue is that nobody actually listens. If you really want to build your business, take the advice to …

Could Unlimited Vacation Time Work For Your Company?

In a recent interview, Richard Branson, founder of The Virgin Group, announced a vacation “non-policy” that allows his personal staff—some 170 employees—to take as much vacation as they want, with no one keeping tabs. At ShortStack we have a similar vacation benefit, only we call it “take what you …

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day | Inc.com

Unemployment Is Falling For All The Wrong Reasons

Before we go high-fiving each other about unemployment falling, we should consider the reasons for it falling, which aren't quite so high-five-worthy.<p>Unemployment fell to 6.7 percent in December from 7 percent in November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. Unemployment has plunged …

17 things that make this the perfect résumé

After all, your résumé is your key to new and exciting job opportunities.<p>Business Insider and Amanda Augustine — who currently works as TopResume's careers expert and previously worked in the same capacity as Ladders— put together the following résumé for all current and future job seekers.<p>While …

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100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Everyone needs some inspiration, and these motivational quotes will give you the edge you need to create your success. So read on and let them inspire you.<p>As entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think actually matters. If we are seeking success, we must …

The 6 Myths of Early Childhood Education

Preschool and other early childhood education programs -- here, we factcheck the biggest misconceptions about them.<p><i>This article originally appeared on the blog for The Center for the Next Generation, which has partnered with</i> Parents <i>magazine in an awareness campaign called "Too Small to …

Why Measuring Systems Matters More Than Measuring People

No one can do their best job when the wrong processes are in place<p>When something goes wrong at your company, what's the first thing you do? Many leaders start looking for a head to roll. They immediately turn to the person closest to the problem. Whether it's an individual, department, or division …

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What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want.<p>But there were things I didn’t know.<p>A lot of the work is actually email<p>Someone asked me recently what a …

You've Just Been Promoted. Now's the Time to Really Start Innovating

Whether you just got moved up to the C-suite or hired by a new company as an innovation officer, here's how to shake up the old ways of doing business.<p>Perhaps your big idea just got you a new executive title at your company. Or maybe you got poached by a fast-moving competitor. Either way, the …

Why Multi-Tasking Is Worse Than Marijuana For Your IQ

What makes you more stupid – smoking marijuana, emailing while talking on the phone or losing a night’s sleep?<p>Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry at the University of London studied 1,100 workers at a British company and found that multitasking with electronic media caused a greater decrease …

5 Essential Indicators of Top Talent

Can you recognize a top performer when you meet him? We all like to think we can, but even the best can overlook real talent. Think back to Facebook …

How Freedom Of (Phone) Choice Helps Recruit And Retain Millennials

Ask anyone under 33 what they look for in a job, and chances are they’ll tell you it’s flexibility. Millennials—the generation of employees born between the late 1980s and early 2000s—want to work how they want, when they want, where they want. A recent survey conducted by RingCentral found half of …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future

Editor’s note: This is a revised version of an article written by Katie Lepi that originally appeared on June 7th, 2014. We believe this information …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

No more job postings at Zappos

Zappos has stopped with job postings. The best way to connect to Zappos as a potential employee is by connecting to Zappos Insider (and Zappos at …

10 Unusual Ways to Improve Employee Productivity

The University of Warwick in the UK recently published research highlighting that happiness can increase employee productivity by up to 12%. Separate …