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Adam Grant: Stop Using Behavioral Interview Questions (and Do This Instead)

Nope, despite what you've heard, this type of interview question isn't particularly effective.<p>A heap of studies show unstructured job interviews are basically useless, and that popular questions about weaknesses, strengths, and imagined career trajectories accomplish close to nothing when it comes …

Employment

Honolulu Biennial Is the Art Event Your Beach Vacation Needs

Take a surf or spa break to check out works from local and international artists.<p>Honolulu’s dreamlike scenery—Joan Didion once called Oahu a “big rock candy mountain in the Pacific”—hasn’t always helped its art-world cache; tourists plan their trips around naps on a palm-tree lined beach, not …

The Hidden Costs of Undervaluing Human Resources

Effective talent-management systems combine traditional HR functions with newer elements like talent development and retention.<p>CEO of Integrity Marketing & Consulting<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The addition of millennials into the workforce has caused businesses to …

Human Resources

14 Fun and Fantastic Asian Snack Shops in San Francisco

Welcome to the wonderful world that is Asian snacks — an emporium of hidden treasures that somehow groups steamed rice rolls, moon cakes, shrimp chips, and even salad-flavored crackers under the same umbrella. It's a peculiar group filled with more Pocky flavors than you can imagine, but damn is it …

We’re Thinking About Organizational Culture All Wrong

A common thread in the study of organizational culture is the idea of culture as a unifying force that brings people together to work productively toward the attainment of organizational goals. In this approach, organizational culture is understood as a variable to be used in projects of social …

Why This Former Googler Thinks Performance Reviews Are Useless

Russ Laraway is a tech veteran who’s worked for Google and Twitter. Here’s the conversation he says not enough managers are having.<p>The fog of war envelops every battlefield. When the plan breaks down amid the chaos and ambiguity, how do young marines know what to do next? How can they take relevant …

The 10 Best Places to Camp for Free Northern California

It’s hard to think of a more satisfying way to spend a beautiful weekend than camping on one of Northern California’s spectacular array of public …

10 Best documentaries every aspiring entrepreneur should watch

Share40<p>Tweet<p>Share61<p>+16<p>Shares 107<p>As an entrepreneur, you’re no doubt in constant search of new ways to grow your business. But who wants to slog …

Entrepreneurship

106 Ed Tech Startups Disrupting Education

CB Insights:Our map illustrates the following ed tech categories:<b>Broad Online Learning Platforms</b> – Perhaps ed tech’s most visible segment, these …

Education Technology

Why Develop Emotional Intelligence | Leadership

<b>What Leaders Need to Know</b><p>Developing the comprehensive set of soft skills that today’s hiring executives seek most includes understanding <b>emotional</b> …

16 lessons on scaling from Eric Schmidt, Reid Hoffman, Marissa Mayer, Brian Chesky, Diane Greene, Jeff Weiner, and more.

From September 2015 to December 2015, I took Stanford University’s CS183C course — Technology-enabled Blitzscaling — taught by Reid Hoffman, John …

Your Favorite HBR Articles of 2015

Here are the 20 articles you and your fellow HBR readers spent the most time reading in 2015. I’m biased, of course, but I think it’s a particularly good list this year. And as usual, it reveals a lot about what managers around the world are thinking and worrying about right now. A lot of us are …

To fight peanut allergy, it's better to eat peanuts than avoid them

It seemed like a good idea at the time: With the incidence of peanut allergy climbing among children, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents in 2000 to keep peanuts far away from infants and toddlers who might have a life-threatening reaction to them.<p>But a new study suggests that advice …

Biomedicine
Leadership

16 Best Entrepreneurship and Business Leadership Articles of the Year

Guaranteed to encourage and inspire, these popular posts on entrepreneurship and leadership are absolute must-reads.<p>Learn how to transform your life for the better with 16 of the Web’s favorite entrepreneurship and leadership articles from this year. Guaranteed to encourage and inspire, these …

Entrepreneurship

Attention, Employers: Millennials Have Made Their Demands

Why the majority of young workers leave their jobs within three years.<p>It takes a certain blend of optimism and paranoia to sleep with your phone within arm’s reach. <i>Something might happen—and I might miss it!</i><p>Like FOMO, it’s a mostly Millennial affliction, and the younger you are, the more likely you …

The Workplace

4 Steps That Will Take You From Apathetic To Favorite Boss

How leaders can create employee engagement through empathy, one question at a time.<p>Two workplace news stories that recently went viral and have entered the national debate about income equality say something else that leaders may be missing.<p>The first is of Microsoft CEO Satya Nedella, who told …

5 signs of a bad boss and how to deal with yours

For most people, job stress is the most significant form of stress they have. The American Institute of Stress reports that 80% of workers feel stress at work, and four out of 10 workers say their jobs are either very stressful or extremely stressful. This stress in the workplace originates from …

Careers

How Many Times Does Clyde Frazier Say "Dishing and Swishing" Per Game?

Sports Analytics

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

The question of what it takes to excel — to reach genius-level acumen at a chosen endeavor — has occupied psychologists for decades and philosophers for centuries. Groundbreaking research has pointed to “grit” as a better predictor of success than IQ, while psychologists have admonished against the …

10 Ways Companies Drive Away Talent

If there’s one word that’s almost certain to appear somewhere on every business’s website, that word is <b>talent</b>. Companies of every size love to talk about talent! They can talk about talent all day long.<p>It’s easy to talk about talent on a website or in a recruiting brochure. It’s easy to say “We …

If You Were a Poor Performer, You Wouldn’t Be Aware of It

In a logic test administered to people who had volunteered over the internet, a team of researchers found that the lowest scorers vastly overestimated their performance, believing, on average, that they had gotten <b>7 out of 10 items</b> right, when the actual figure was <b>0</b>, according to Thomas Schlösser of …

Understanding the Politics of Tech Startups

Many startups these days are started by young, technical or product founders who are in the idealistic phase of their lives and careers.<p>Thus I hear …