Crystal Mary Charles

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How Women Change Men

As daughters, sisters, wives, and coworkers<p>Soon after Jay Z welcomed his first child, Blue Ivy Carter, last year, a poem the rapper had reportedly dedicated to his new baby girl zipped around the Internet. “Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich / I didn’t think hard about using the …

The Self-Mastery Secrets Of CEOs

We can only control what we control. That seemingly simple idea can yield big results.<p><i>“The hardest victory is the victory over self.”</i><br>– Aristotle<p>CEOs are different people than most, according to a recent survey of about 1,000 top leaders in the U.S. by John R. Graham, Campbell R. Harvey, and Manju …

The Real Reason You Learn A Lesson Better When You Teach It

Our minds often work best in interaction with other people's minds, and there are particular kinds of relationships that are especially good at evoking our intelligence.<p>One is the master-apprentice relationship, which I wrote about here. Another, of course, is the teacher-student relationship—but …

Technology Is The Fastest Way For 20-Year-Olds To Get Rich

<i>This post is #4 in a series that amplifies emerging powers — girls and women who are solving the world’s problems by disrupting the status quo.</i><p>Michele Romanow is an engineer and a serial entrepreneur who started three companies before her 28th birthday. She launched her first business venture — The …

Confidence, Excellence and Independence: Business Lessons From 4 Great Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great leaders often have great lessons to share. Their stories remind us -- in business especially -- that failure is not avoidable and that success in any endeavor is a choice.<p>While we cannot control all our circumstances, what we can …

Motivation

The Secret To Unleashing Genius

Amazon isn’t an easy place to work. Its managers set steep goals, scrimp on budgets and expect long hours. But there aren’t many better places to be employed if you like the messy work of coming up with new ideas, because its billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, has made that a priority for everyone …

Complexity and the Ten-Thousand-Hour Rule

Forty years ago, in a paper in <i>American Scientist</i>, Herbert Simon and William Chase drew one of the most famous conclusions in the study of expertise:<p>There are no instant experts in chess—certainly no instant masters or grandmasters. There appears not to be on record any case (including Bobby …

For My Daughters: Will Your Generation Simply Choose?

When I was young, I believed that I could have it all. I believed that because someone coined the term “having it all.” Today, someone – Sheryl Sandberg – coined the term “lean in” to encourage women to lean in to their careers and aspire to leadership. As your Mother, I neither want nor expect you …

LRA leader Joseph Kony 'in surrender talks' with CAR

<b>The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) has said it is in talks with Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony with the aim of his surrender.</b><p>A CAR government spokesman told the BBC that Kony was in the country but wanted his security to be guaranteed before giving himself up.<p>Kony, leader of the …

Africa

Obama And Health Insurers Eye Each Other Warily

In "The Defiant Ones," a classic film directed by Stanley Kramer, two escapees from a Southern chain gang hated each other but were handcuffed together, meaning they could survive only by working together.<p>Which is pretty much a metaphor for where President Obama and insurance company executives …