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How children grow up to be narcissists

How does someone "get" a narcissistic personality disorder?<p>Narcissistic personality disorders are a byproduct of certain childhood family environments. All children want their parents' approval and attention.<p>Children adapt to their homes, and often the most productive and reasonable adaptation to …

Narcissism

How to Make a Fortune With $100

Seven entrepreneurs share businesses you can start from practically nothing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many would-be entrepreneurs never start because they're waiting for the perfect idea or don't have enough disposable capital to break out of the rat race.<p>These …

Entrepreneurship

6 Keys To Giving Positive Feedback That Drives Better Results

A culture of recognition helps create a culture of continuous improvement<p>If you want to create a culture of continuous improvement, then create a culture of recognition. Everyone wants to come to work to do a good job, very few people are just doing it for the money, and if we can find ways to …

How and Why We Lie at Work

Although every society condemns lying, it is still a common feature of everyday life. Research suggests that Americans average almost two lies per day, though there is huge variability between people. In fact, the distribution of lies follows Pareto’s principle: 20% of people tell 80% of the lies, …

The Underlying Psychology of Office Politics

All organizations are political – and to some degree, they always will be. The underlying reasons are psychological. First, work involves dealing with people. That means finding a compromise between what they want and what we want; and it’s often a zero-sum game. Second, humans are emotional …

The Right Way to Answer “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”

Thomas Jefferson once said that “honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom”. Though truth-telling abounds in grade school platitudes, it seems scarcer the older we get. But this decline in honesty — let’s call it <i>dishonesty</i> — isn’t necessarily innate. Dishonesty can be taught. In my …

My Dentist 3D Printed My Crown

As a tech junkie and geek wannabe I’ve been paying attention to 3D printing and the exploding maker movement. When I say paying attention, I mean reading about it, watching hackers and hobbyists make stuff, and wondering if there is more to the technology than the brightly colored plastic …

Put Yourself in Your Colleague’s Shoes

I start my mornings with a run around Central Park in New York City. Over the last 18 months, it’s become more like dodging the cyclists as I make my way around the loop than going for a relaxing jog. Cursing, flipping the bird – even a near miss – are regular occurrences as these two groups of …

Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

Over the past decade, I have watched more than 100 companies try to remake themselves into significantly better competitors. They have included large organizations (Ford) and small ones (Landmark Communications), companies based in the United States (General Motors) and elsewhere (British Airways), …

How Thomson Reuters Is Creating a Culture of Innovation

It’s not easy for big companies to innovate. As Steve Blank, Clay Christensen, and many others have pointed out, once firms reach a certain size, most of their resources (and investment dollars) are rightly devoted to executing and defending their existing business model. Moreover, the skills that …

Google’s New Web Starter Kit Is A Boilerplate For Multi-Screen Web Development

For a long time now, Google has offered developers a set of what it believes are best practices for modern web development. Today it is going beyond just providing this information by launching the Web Starter Kit, a boilerplate kit similar to HTML5 Boilerplate that includes templates and tooling …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Surviving Yahoo: Upcoming's social calendar rises again

Yahoo killed Upcoming.org, but thanks to Kickstarter, a passionate founder and a surprising bit of generosity, the community events calendar is on its way back.<p>Before it fell apart, however, Upcoming had to be invented. It all began more than a decade ago in Los Angeles, where Andy Baio was …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>May 24, 2018<p>Kitchen of the …