Eric Loon

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Act Now Before Your Flickr Account Is Transferred

Flickr has been acquired by SmugMug, and the official date for the switchover is looming. Here is why now might be the time to back up everything, …

The Trick to Making the Most Flavorful Waffles, Biscuits, & Pancakes

So you have a sourdough starter, and all the joy (and woes) that it brings. You know how to care for it, both in the fridge and on your counter. You know how to (or at <i>want</i> to know how to) turn that starter into a crusty, bubbly, tangy loaf of sourdough bread.<p>What you <i>don't</i> know (if you're like me, …

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Many strategy execution processes fail because the firm does not have something worth executing.<p>The strategy consultants come in, do their work, and document the new strategy in a PowerPoint presentation and a weighty report. Town hall meetings are organized, employees are told to change their …

Management

Technology is killing jobs, and only technology can save them

In the recent presidential election, automation and robotics got a slight reprieve from the accusations that it has been the key driver in job losses in the United States. During the campaign, the conversation shifted, thanks largely to then-candidate Trump’s masterful scapegoating of Mexico and …

Seth's Blog

There's a lot of volleying in tennis. They hit the ball, you hit it back.<p>A lot like most of the engagements you have with other people. The thing is, …

13 Ramen Recipes to Build a Perfect Bowl at Home

These days, a growing number of Americans realize there's a lot more to ramen than the dried bricks you can buy with loose change at the supermarket. Ramen restaurants are popping up all over the country and serving traditional styles, and thanks to Sun Noodle, you can even make instant ramen …

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How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm …

BBQ Pulled Chicken Avocado Boats

Shares 142<p>Quick! Tell me what song you’re guilty pleasure jamming out to right now! I’ve been all about If I Loved You by Delta Rae aaand I may or …

These Avocado Boats Are A Total Game Changer

They're the best excuse for more avocado in your life.<p>Put down your avocado toast everyone, there’s a new dish on the scene and it all happens <i>inside</i> an avocado. Ladies and gentlemen, from the fruit that gave us guacamole, let us introduce the avocado boat.<p>Avocado boats might not have the best name, …

How to Manage a Toxic Employee

There’s that one person on your team — the bad apple who has nothing positive to say, riles up other team members, and makes work life miserable. If you can’t fire him, how do you respond to his behavior? What feedback do you give? How do you mitigate the damage he inflicts?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

Calculating the ROI of Customer Engagement

Juan Díaz-Faes for HBR<p>We know that customer engagement matters. Yet much of our thinking about engagement remains simplistic. Most current definitions of engagement are bimodal – someone is either engaged or they ‘re not. But this is a limited view that hampers our ability to manage engagement in …

9 BBQ Recipes That Won't Put You in a Food Coma

It seems that every summer Sunday we end up on a friend's patio, drinking beers or rosé (#allday), and grilling the most finger-licking food (yeah, …

Martha Beck's 4-Step Strategy for Complaining Less

Oh, the joy of collective bitching! How sweet it is to speak the unspeakable truth about the stupidity of your boss, the tedium of your daily chores, …

12 Burger Recipes to Help You Win at July 4th

We live for culinary experimentation, but in our humble opinion, no Independence Day celebration—or warm-weather outdoor gathering of any kind—is worth its salt unless burgers are on the menu. It doesn't matter if it's made from beef, lamb, or black beans—if it's in patty form, comes off the grill …

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10 Cheap and Good Steaks Below $30 in Singapore That’ll Meat All Expectations

Steak is just amazing isn’t it? These juicy slabs of meat fill the void in our stomach and in our souls. Hence I’ve put together a list of steaks …

17 Australian dishes you must try before you die

of<p>Of course you're not planning to die any time soon, but we thought you should know how good the Australian dining scene is right now, just in …

People Who Think They’re Great Coaches Often Aren’t

“I think I am a pretty good coach,” the executive across the desk said to us.<p>Impressed with his positive attitude about himself, we asked, “How do you know?”<p>He said he had attended a coaching course and learned many of the techniques of good coaching. That triggered a question for us. How many …

3 Ways to Stop Yourself from Being Passive-Aggressive

HBR STAFF<p>When I walked into our small apartment-building gym at 7:30am Monday morning, there was a yoga mat and foam roller lying in the only open space where I was planning to do my workout. Mary* was running on the treadmill.<p>“Hi Mary. Is this yoga mat yours?” I asked her.<p>“Yes,” She replied, “I’ll …

Ahi Poke: The Simple Hawaiian Dish That's Best Made at Home

When I think of tuna salad, my mind doesn't leap to the mayo-based canned-tuna salads of my youth. It doesn't even jump to the classic Niçoise salad with oil-poached tuna and olives. Nope. My first thought is <i>give me the</i> poke<i>.</i><p>Poke (pronounced <i>poh-keh</i>), a raw-fish salad, is like the hamburger of …

Anna Jones' grilled avocado with barley salad

SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>200g pearl barley<br>• zest and juice of 1½ unwaxed lemons<br>• 50g almonds<br>• 50g sunflower or pumpkin seeds<br>• 2 ripe avocados<br>• large bunch fresh basil<br>• 200ml plain yogurt or coconut yogurt<br>• 100g feta cheese<br>• 200g spinach or greens<p>METHOD<p>Fill and boil a kettle.<p>Rinse the pearl barley well under cold water …

Shrimp (and Salmon) on the Barbie: 15 Grilled Seafood Recipes

Omnivores who associate barbecue weather with steak, chicken, burgers, and dogs may not be so quick to consider seafood as an option for grilling. Many types of fish are a bit too delicate for this preparation; others, while sturdier, still have a relatively tender structure that requires gentler …

10 Best Pig’s Organ Soup 猪什汤 in Singapore So Delicious You’ll Praise The Lard

Pig’s organ soup or “zhu zha tang 猪什汤” has always been one of the dishes in my ultimate go-to list of Singapore comfort food — it brings back fond …

The long, bumpy, journey to success from everyone’s favourite Lannister

Re-live Peter Dinklage’s incredible 2012 Bennington College commencement address to find inspiration during this crazy entrepreneurial journey<p>Much …

Outsmart Your Next Angry Outburst

Robert and Howard* had always gotten along well. They’d worked on several projects together and considered each other friends. So when Robert discovered that Howard held a strategy meeting and hadn’t included him, he felt betrayed. He immediately shot off a text to Howard: “I can’t believe you …

523: Let Employees Be People

5 important points to keep in mind when working with Millennials

Millennials now represent a large portion of employed workers. Why do myths about how to retain them still persist?<p>Millennials are an increasingly …

The Secret to Making the Perfect Steak Indoors

<i>(Photo Courtesy of Sara Remington)</i><p>For most people, the platonic ideal of a steak involves a hot, smoky grill — the elemental meeting of fire and …

25 Foods That Make You Instantly Sexier

<i>by Grant Stoddard</i><p>The foods you choose can influence, uh, certain physical aspects of your bedroom life. And we're not talking about love handles here.<p>…

Recipes, Restaurant Reviews & Food Guides from Good Food.

REVIEW<p>Zhoug, labna, dukkah, ma'amoul and more. Who doesn't love Middle Eastern food?<p>Contains:<p>Strap in for a wild Keralan time or chase your beer with …

Cooking (Australia)