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Talking Technology, Innovation, and Grand Challenges With UNICEF

Singularity University has a mission—use technology to positively impact the lives of a billion people in ten years. That’s easy enough to say, but …

Public Speaking: 8 Bad Habits That Ruin Good Presentations | Inc.com

I recently came across a fantastic article by the sales consultant and trainer Colleen Francis about common presentation mistakes that salespeople make in front of customers. As I read it, I realized that much of her advice applied to ALL presentations.<p>In particular, she identified in the article a …

Public Speaking

Become a More Creative Listener in 30 Minutes

Typically, the soundtrack of Fourth of July is the deafening boom of fireworks. You can barely hear yourself think, let alone have meaningful …

The Cost of Continuously Checking Email

Suppose each time you ran low on an item in your kitchen—olive oil, bananas, napkins—your instinctive response was to drop everything and race to the store. How much time would you lose? How much money would you squander on gas? What would happen to your productivity?<p>We all recognize the …

Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship

The 10 Unique Soft Skills Employers Desire in New Hires

Career and Workplace Expert; Founder and President, Come Recommended<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a survey this spring 77 percent of employers surveyed by CareerBuilder said they were seeking candidates with soft skills -- and 16 percent of the respondents …

What Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Will Look Like in 2026

The <i>Sagrada Famlia</i>, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaud, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaud took his time …

Barcelona

5 Must Reads for Creative Leaders

In a pivotal 2010 survey, IBM asked 1,500 CEOs the most important qualities for future leaders. “Creativity” was their number one answer. Four years …

20 Things You Didn't Know About... Play

<b>1.</b> Children will play whether they live in a suburb or a war zone. The urge is so strong that children even played in concentration camps during the …

Two Kinds of People You Should Never Negotiate With

The first thing negotiation experts teach is to “separate the people from the problem.” The vast majority of the time, this is sound advice. But as a psychologist, I know that approximately 1% of the time, people <i>are</i> the problem. And in such cases, normal negotiation strategies just don’t work. …

Don’t Do What You Love; Do What You Do

Last April, just two weeks or so before I graduated from Harvard College, I decided I would get a PhD in English (my dissertation might be something about Faulkner and medieval notions of genre). Or perhaps I would get an MFA in creative writing. Just two weeks after I had my diploma in hand, I …