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All Entrepreneurs Should Watch These 6 TED Talks Right Now | Inc.com

Some entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to have connected with a valuable mentor to guide them as they jumpstart a new business idea or venture. The wise words of a person who has walked the path before you can be a pivotal part of your success--but finding someone willing to coach you is not …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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Can You Predict a Startup’s Success Based on the Concept Alone?

It’s easy to make fun of bad startup ideas – Airbnb for toilets? – but it’s not so easy to pick the good ones ahead of time. Just ask venture capitalists, the vast majority of whom lose money. The difficulty of separating good ideas from bad is part of why angel investors end up investing based …

A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

LinkedIn has changed the way businesses hunt talent

John Hazlett wasn’t looking for a new job.<p>But when he received a LinkedIn message from a recruiter at the Advisory Board Co., it instantly piqued his interest. The recruiter was looking to hire for a position at the health care consulting firm and said Hazlett’s skill set might be a good …

Why I (Don't) Ride a Fixie

A fixie is a bike without a freewheel—think: no coasting—that's often ridden without brakes. It's a simple concept that provokes some serious emotion in the cycling world: Bikers either love fixies or loathe them. To help you decide which side you're on, we start here with an ode to the fixie …

Great spots for beer in the East Bay - Inside Scoop SF

With the Bar Bite on Oakland’s Old Depot running in the Chronicle last week, we thought we’d raise a pint to some more of the great beer that’s brewing in the East Bay right now. We’ve focused mostly on Oakland and Berkeley, with a dip down in to Hayward and San Leandro, though we are well aware …

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4 Tricks Highly Effective Teams Use | Inc.com

Want to get your team working more effectively? It turns out that teams, like individuals, need self-awareness to be really successful.<p>"The issue of the team becoming one and bonded around an identity is something I've found very useful," says Vincent D. O'Connell, Asia regional director at …

Email Is Not Free

My job description does not include managing email flow. Yours probably doesn’t, either. But it’s increasingly a big part of the work we do. In fact, in a single week last fall, I received 511 emails and sent 284. Almost 160 emails a day is ridiculous. Even if I was efficient and processed each …

Research, Economic Research, Job Growth, Economic Growth, California, Economic Performance

Job Growth and Economic Growth in California<p>David Neumark and Jennifer Muz<p>California job growth over the past two decades has been relatively anemic …

Why the Most Successful Leaders Are Givers | Inc.com

<i>Expect to sit through heated conversations in the next few months about who in your circle is generous to a fault, who expects a quo for every quid, and who is out for what he can get.</i><p><i>That's how Adam Grant categorizes the ways people use interactions to succeed--or not--in their careers and lives.</i> …