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10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

5 Tips To Create A Positive First Impression

<i>“I think I blew it with the new vice president,”</i> moaned my coaching client. <i>“I was drowning in paperwork when she walked through our department introducing herself. I was so distracted I could hardly get my own name out of my mouth. On top of that, I was wearing jeans while the VP and just about</i> …

5 Ways to Encourage Your Employees to Lead | Inc.com

Every organization needs a great leader charting the course--but you must have leaders within your company as well. Some of today's most effective businesses encourage every one of their employees to take on leadership roles in their organizations. When employees throughout a business become …

7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Thinking about wearing that red tie to a meeting with the managing director today? You might want to think again.<p>Body language and nonverbal communication can have a big impact on your professional life and can ultimately make or break a deal, business …

The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

This story appears in the August 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>The search for the next Silicon Valley, Beach or Alley has become a mission for Shane Reiser, co-founder of the Startup Genome. His database of startup ecosystems has been cataloging founders, investors, deals and the local …

Bonne Anniversaire, Coco Chanel! Read the Fashion Icon's Top 10 Quotes

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel<p>It was the great Coco Chanel who once said, "Fashion passes, style remains." Not only was she one of the greatest style icons of our day—founding her eponymous brand and creating dressing rules still followed today—but she was also a woman of wise words. Her quotes about …

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Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

Retirement? The rich say Bah, Humbug to that

The ultimate American dream used to be to get rich young and "retire by 40." Now the goal for the rich is to retire past 70—if they retire at all.<p>A new survey shows that America's highest earners don't plan on retiring until they are at least 70 years old. Lower-income groups—and even those …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Flipboard For Businesses, Professionals and Job Seekers

Inside Flipboard / June 19, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business library.<p>Some of these books explain how technology has changed the strategy and tactics of …

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How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

10 Huge Breakthroughs That Came From All-Nighters

Getting enough sleep is important, but don't be afraid to work through the night when necessary.<p>Eric Epstein's new book, 24 Hours Genius: Unlocking Your Brain's Potential with Strategic All-Nighters, chronicles some memorable stories of how successful people pulled all-nighters that led to some …

Pope's Reform Path: Francis Shakes Up Church Establishment

It appears Pope Francis truly wants to change the Catholic Church. He's reforming the Vatican Bank first, but he's also circumventing the old guard …

Fast Company posts tagged Most Creative People 2013 | Fast Company

Fast CompanyPolish Your Resume And Apply For That Dream Job Directly From Your PhoneLevo League unleashes an app for digitally native job seekers.<p>Fast CompanyDuolingo Users Are Going To Translate Posts For BuzzFeed<p>Fast CompanyPeople Are Watching BuzzFeed Videos Most During Primetime TV Hours<p>Fast …