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5 Pieces of Career Advice for Women Tech Entrepreneurs

The tech industry has a gender problem.<p>Let’s consider this: Women comprise only about a quarter of all employees at tech behemoths Apple, Google, …

Waiting stinks: How to redesign your product’s dead time

Recently my family gathered in North Carolina to celebrate a milestone in my sister’s life, and we arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation at a …

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

Explaining Art of Hosting for Beginner’s Wanting to Know What It Is

Every place we go has its own tone, texture and timing. It is part of what makes Art of Hosting – or in the case of California in August 2012, the …

Principles for harvesting transformation from conversation

Autumn harvestThis post is dedicated to men and women everywhere who hunger for the new while feeling entombed in the old. It is was inspired by a …

Why Employee Skills Must Become the New Social Contract

In the 1930s, the effects of a bad economy were highly visible: Long bread lines and rickety carts with hand-written signs offerings apples for a few cents apiece.<p>Today, the unemployed often suffer behind closed doors, alone. They have food and a roof over their heads but face a bleak future. It’s …

4 Ways To Get Your Culture Working For You

<i>The following is a guest piece by Jon Katzenbach and DeAnne Aguirre.</i><p>It is striking to see how many chief executives see their most important …

Four Ways To Get Your Employees To Care Like Owners

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I took our five-year-old daughter to a friend’s birthday party. At the gathering I met the owner of a budding local martial arts school. His passion for the art form and his business were contagious. He loved everything he was doing, but worried about the rapid …

16 Questions That Might Tell You Whether You're A Sociopath

Sociopaths can be sexy and beguiling; they take risks the rest of us don't and come across as bold and exciting. Socially, they are often leaders, the life and soul of the party.<p>[Answer these questions to see if you're a sociopath]<p>The downside is that they regard others to be used, don't feel …

Psychology

Becoming a Better Judge of People

In business and in life, the most critical choices we make relate to people. Yet being a good judge of people is difficult. How do we get better at sizing up first impressions, at avoiding hiring mistakes, at correctly picking (and not missing) rising stars?<p>The easy thing to do is focus on …

4 Fast Ways To Understand People Better

What predicts success? Hint: it’s not your test scores, how loud you are, or your follower count.<p>We’re usually wrong about people.<p>Mighty Google once surveyed tens of thousands of interviewers and interviewees, tracking the way one scored the other and then how the candidate eventually performed–and …

The Blink Factor: Time Management Can Build or Break Your Business

Once upon a time, we were building a website for a client who wanted to save time and money by supplying their own photographs rather than paying for …

Leadership lessons from the dancing guy

This is possibly the best three-minute demonstration of anything I’ve ever seen. Derek Sivers takes a shaky video of a lone dancing guy at a music …

How to Land a Better Job Without Ever Looking For it

Let’s face it: Looking for a job is a huge hassle. It’s stressful (who really enjoys interviewing?), time-consuming (say goodbye to weekends outside) …

What To Say In A Thank You Card

Have you ever felt frustrated after an interview? Sure you have! I know you’ve mentally gone over your interview answers and you remember what you …

How to juggle multiple bosses without dropping the ball

Over the years I’ve had a number of roles that have required me to work for more than one boss. I’ve been Executive Assistant to the CFO, COO and …

4 Tips For An Effective Cover Letter

In this article, we’ll be exploring some strategies for writing cover letters. So, take out your cover letter, dust it off, and let’s go.<p>The purpose …

Employment

Are You a Leader or a Manager? There's a Difference

The terms leadership and management are often used interchangeably, but there is a huge difference between a leader and a manager.<p>Leaders aren't always managers and vise versa. It is a rare individual that is both of these things. They have very different skill sets, both critical to success at a …

3 Ways People Cope–Instead of Flourish–at Work

“Not looking out for the emotional well-being of our people hurts individuals and organizations in terms of increased illness, stress and disability …

The Most Effective Ways to Make It Right When You Screw Up

After promising your boss you would complete an important assignment on time, you realize you’re behind and it’s going to be late. You unintentionally leave a colleague out of the loop on a joint project, causing him or her to feel frustrated and a bit betrayed. On the subway, you aren’t paying …

The Sober Duty of a Host

<i>In 1949, we printed Esquire's Handbook for Hosts, a guide to eating, drinking, and being merry with friends in your own home. Here, because being a good host is just as important today, we present an except. Read, learn, enjoy.</i><p><b>The mark of a good host</b> is that he has a good time at his own party — …

What the Well-Dressed Host Will Wear

<i>In 1949, we printed</i> Esquire's Handbook for Hosts<i>, a guide to eating, drinking, and being merry with friends in your own home. Here, because being a good host is just as important today, we present an except. Read, learn, enjoy.</i><p><b>Granting you are</b> a bachelor and not a hermit, that you are going to …

Flipboard For Businesses, Professionals and Job Seekers

Inside Flipboard / June 19, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

7 marketing lessons from KLM's space flight campaign

‘Sky is the limit’ is the most common statement all of us will have heard when discussing innovative ideas. But, KLM Airlines has taken that …