Curtis Knowles

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10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

This Guy Just Made $1 Billion Betting On Oil Prices

You know what's cool? An oil-price collapse that saves you a few dollars when you fill up the Escalade. You know what's cooler? An oil-price collapse that makes you ONE BILLION FREAKING DOLLARS.<p>A hedge fund called PointState Capital is currently enjoying that second state of cool, Bloomberg …

Encrypted Communications: Tools That Keep You Safe in Cyber Space

Between the NSA surveillance scandal and almost daily news of cyber hacks, the days of feeling secure and alone on your personal devices are over.<p>In …

Information Systems

YouTube Is Where You Should Learn How to Fix Your Car

If the War on Drugs gave us nothing else, it at least provided some enduringly quotable anti-drug ads. An entire generation fondly recalls the TV spot where a dad confronts his son over some wacky tobacky, asking, "Who taught you how to do this stuff?" The kid replies: "You, all right? I learned it …

8 Ways to Lower the Odds of Being Ticketed When Police Pull You Over

How do bad cars happen? How, for instance, did Pontiac's Aztek—the greatest failed model in recent history—get all the way from flawed design to ugly product? We asked Bob Lutz, our industry expert and man-about-town. Here's the inside dope.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Visions of America/Contributor/Getty Images)</i><p>…

How Kissing an Alligator Can Save Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Three years ago, I became a certified alligator wrestler. Why? Because I thought it would be a conversation starter on my resume. My friends and …

Albert Einstein

I took on the fastest man on the Dragon with a 458 Speciale

Fast guys on one of our deadliest roads.<p><i>The unmistakable pops and raps of a Mazda rotary interrupt the whip-poor-will's haunting call. It's past dusk on a sticky June day, and across the valley, the fleeting light outlines the mountain. The road over there is a half-mile away, cut into the</i> …

Chevrolet Corvette

Need cash and a career? Be a ‘micro entrepreneur’

Like many young people, Sara Aly found herself grappling with unemployment last spring after graduating with an advanced diploma in human resources from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont.<p>"After you graduate it takes a while to find a job, and in the process – it happens to everybody – you get …

I lost a contract after being badmouthed. What should I do?

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I'm working on contract for a company I left a few years ago. I left because my project manager made sure members of his family were working on a particular project, including his son, who treated everyone poorly. When I left, I told the vice-president why and I felt I had done adequate …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

The seven skills you need to land your dream job

<i>This is an excerpt from</i> Sex and Your Job Search: A Guide to Scoring Your Dream Job <i>by talent acquisition specialist Dominic Bokich. Reprinted by arrangement with Smith Publicity Inc. Copyright © Dominic Bokich, 2013.</i><p>Before an interview it is a good idea to take a personal inventory of your …

Searching For Your Dream Job? Better Check Your Ego At The Door

Receiving a call from a headhunter can put you on the path to landing that dream opportunity -- or it can lead to frustration, rejection and …

Four TED Talks Every Filmmaker Should Watch

TED talks take leaders in academic and business fields and lets them talk about how they’re approaching their fields in cutting edge ways. The talks …

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling Presented with Film Stills from Pixar Films

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling Presented with Film Stills from Pixar Films<p>Back in 2001, former Pixar story artist Emma Coats tweeted this series of …