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How we’re using Component Based Design

Component Based Design is often talked about in context of large, complex projects. In this post we’re making the case that it can also be very …

How Microsoft Uses a Growth Mindset to Develop Leaders

Research shows that managers see far more leadership potential in their employees when their companies adopt a growth mindset — the belief that talent should be developed in everyone, not viewed as a fixed, innate gift that some have and others don’t. But what are those organizations doing to …

I read the 87-year-old book recommended by Elon Musk, and my favorite chapter reveals the dark side of innovation and adventure

The book spotlights a dirty dozen of historical characters who rebelled against convention in some form (with occasionally disastrous results). Bolitho's renderings of this rogue's gallery of figures is historically problematic in parts, but it still makes for an interesting read — one that reveals …

Ancient History

How To Fall Asleep Instantly Following These Simple Tips

How To Fall Asleep Instantly<p>.<p>How to fall asleep instantly? Allow me to teach you. This will be a great skill to have. It will lead to better health …

7 Vastu tips for making your home a happier place

<i>Vastu Shastra</i> is an ancient Hindu system that prescribes the principles of design, layout and arrangement that make a harmonious home. While many …

3 Cheap Stocks for Rookie Investors to Start With

Image source: Getty Images<p>With literally thousands of options from which to choose, it can be an intimidating task for new investors to sift through all the intriguing businesses our stock market has to offer. But finding the best stocks doesn't have to be daunting. To help get the ball rolling, we …

Leadership And The 7 I’s For Influencing Others

Influencing others to take collective action towards common goals isn't about manipulating facts or sugar-coating reality. It's quite the opposite.<p>One of the most important aspects of being an effective leader is the ability to influence others to believe in the mission and the results you want to …

12 Inspirational Quotes From Dalai Lama On How To Live A Good Life

Here are some jewels of wisdom from the Dalai Lama's 81 years of life.<p>Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, celebrated his 81st birthday Wednesday.<p>The Buddhist leader marked the occasion with a birthday celebration at the Drepung Monastery in Karnataka, India.<p>From his humble beginnings as a …

Just Breathe (How I Became a Yogi)

I didn't go to The Ashram with the intention of becoming a yogi. I went to shed the remaining eight pounds I had gained after giving birth to my second son and to take a mini-break from Motherhood. With a handful of almonds and some modestly portioned vegetarian meals each day, the weight melted …

Using the Price-to-Sales Ratio to Value Stocks

Image Source: Getty Images<p>The price-to-sales ratio, also known as "price/sales" or "P/S ratio" can be a useful metric for valuing stocks. The P/S ratio is determined by dividing the company's market capitalization by its revenue, so it is solely based on revenue not profits. For this reason, it can …

10 Books billionaire Warren Buffett wants every entrepreneur to read

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share92<p>+12<p>Shares 130<p>Warren Buffett is a voracious reader, and the legendary investor isn’t shy about sharing his book recommendations. …

Here's Warren Buffett's 4-Point Strategy to Beat the Stock Market

You can apply these moves to your own portfolio.<p>Over the past couple of years, the market has been rather unpredictable. For example, who would have …

Improve Your Design Process With These 4 Deliverables

In an agile process, designers and developers aim to build prototypes and products quicker than ever. Long gone are the days of meticulously …

Six Habits Of People Who Make Friends Easily

The secret to making new friends is as simple as being open to it. Here are things you can do to fill your calendar.<p>Friendships are more beneficial than just sharing laughs over a cup of coffee. A lack of strong relationships increases your risk of premature death from all causes by 50%, according …

12 Quotes that Will Bring Peace When You Deal with Difficult People

Are there people who constantly discourage you, tell you that you’re not good enough, and generally make you feel terrible about yourself?These are …

7 Yogic Mudras You Need For Love & Mental Clarity

Meditation can be challenging, especially for people with busy minds and exhausting lifestyles, but mudras can help lend focus to your practice by …

Spirituality

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

You Have 5 Happiness Muscles. Here's How To Work 'Em

I’ve spent the last five years studying happiness. My goal has been to translate psychology and philosophy into exercises for happiness. Through this …

5 psychological tips for reading people more accurately

Top Success Lessons From The Best Personal Development Gurus

I imagine that, like me, you say that you never have enough time and that you just cannot cope with 60 dozen things all at once.<p>How on earth do you …

Albert Einstein

8 Best Vanguard Funds for Retirement Income

Vanguard customers, especially retirees who want income-producing funds, can rest easy. Between the firm’s many index funds and its actively managed …

15 Essential Books That Will Help You Be More Successful

Do want you to be more successful in both your personal and professional lives?<p>Most of us would obviously answer yes to that question. But merely …

Why this stock picker switched to index investing

<b>Michael Wiener</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Cryptographer, working for a technology firm<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Four exchange-traded funds (ETFs): Vanguard FTSE Canada All Cap Index (VCN), Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI), Vanguard Small-Cap Value (VBR) and Vanguard Total International Stock Market (VXUS)<p><b>The investor</b><p>Michael …

Investing

Want to Improve Your Decision-Making? Shut up for 10 days.

Recently, my partner, who once lived in a meditation-focused intentional community (read: hippie house), urged me to go on a 10-day silent retreat to learn insight meditation. Being a skeptic, but wanting to move our relationship forward, I reluctantly drove to the Sierra Nevadas for just such a …

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

How Our Biases Can Affect How We See Others

<b>Neuroscientists find evidence for visual stereotyping.</b><p>The stereotypes we hold can influence our brain’s visual system, prompting us to see others’ …

The Secret History of Agile Innovation

You hear a lot about “agile innovation” these days. Teams using agile methods get things done faster than teams using traditional processes. They keep customers happier. They enjoy their work more. Agile has indisputably transformed software development, and many experts believe it is now poised to …

HBR's Embrace Of Agile

The article, “Embracing Agile,” in the current issue of <i>Harvard Business Review</i> by Darrell K. Rigby, Jeff Sutherland and Hirotaka Takeuchi is a landmark in the history of management, not just the history of Agile and its major variant, Scrum.<p>In 2011, I wrote: “If there was a Nobel Prize for …

How to Not Fight with Your Spouse When You Get Home from Work

My coaching clients have hard jobs with big responsibilities that generate lots of stress, and many of their spouses and partners have similarly demanding careers. And yet one of the most challenging experiences in their day doesn’t occur at work, but in the first 15 minutes after they arrive home …