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7 Travel Hacks Every Entrepreneur Should Know

What 35 years of flying have taught me (including one tip you won't find anywhere else)<p>Entrepreneurs' schedules can be demanding. They have to sometimes travel on a day's notice. Long flights leave us drained and lethargic. I've been traveling for 35 years now and had more than my share of plus …

How to Get 10 Times the LinkedIn Connections in Just 10 Minutes a Day

Want to boost your LinkedIn connections quick? Start by implementing these eight strategies.<p>The word is out. LinkedIn joins Instagram as, arguably, the hottest social media platform on the market right now. With the level of buzz the "New LinkedIn" has been receiving the past six months, savvy …

How to Negotiate a Better Job Offer in Just 1 Simple Sentence

Like the offer but want more money or better benefits? This tactic is surprisingly effective.<p>Interviewing for jobs can be grueling. But if you manage to drum up the right answers to trick interview questions and prove you're worth hiring, there's light at the end of the tunnel: a job offer.<p>Once …

Employment

Forget practice — Edison, Zuckerberg, and Bezos all show the secret to success is experimentation

Deliberate experimentation is more important than deliberate practice in a rapidly changing world.<p>Most people think that Edison invented the first light bulb.<p>They're wrong.<p>In fact, Edison was spectacularly late to the game.<p>In 1878, when the 36-year-old inventor decided to focus on building a light …

Creativity

The 10 best free graphic design courses online

Want to learn new skills, or refresh the fundamentals of your graphic design knowledge? We’ve previously brought you some great graphic design …

Graphic Design

27 Delicate Pieces Of Jewelry You'll Never Want To Take Off

So charmingly delicate you'll want to buy about 10 pieces. The products in this post were updated on October 26th, 2017.<p><i>The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

fairytale of new york

As far as Christmas songs go, Fairytale of New York is pretty bleak. Instead of chestnuts on the open fire, horses come in 18 to 1; instead of white …

The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write

“Hi, you may not remember me, but . . . ” is a lame way to reintroduce yourself. Try this instead.<p>I’m all about being up front when you network. It’s helpful to be honest about why you’re reaching out (for example, you’re going through a job search or moving to a new city). It can combat nerves and …

7 Growth Stocks That Should Replace Apple in Your Portfolio

Just about everything about <b>Apple Inc.'s</b> (AAPL) fourth-quarter earnings report was positive. Its revenue and gross margins were at the high end of …

How To Know When Sales Should Call The C-Suite or a Lower Level Buyer

When trying to penetrate a new prospect, the debate on who to call has been going on for years. One side argues that you need to start high, at the C-Suite and work your way down. The other argues, start low, and work your way up. And there are a few who claim both.<p>In spite of the ardent proponents …

C-suite Leadership

How to Get Rid of Those Pit Stains Once and for All

Saving your white shirts isn't as hard as you think.<p><i>Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here</i> <i>every week</i> <i>helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty?</i> <i>Email her</i><i>.</i><p><b>I have quite a few T-shirts that have gross stains in the armpits. Some of them have actually</b> …

T-shirts

How to Be a Leader, Not a Manager

The trick to being a master of both skill sets is understanding the nuances that distinguish true leadership.<p>Let's get something straight: Manager and leader are <i>not</i> synonymous terms.<p>Manage implies maintaining the status quo. It's a manager's job to ensure that things go as planned and that the team …

Team Building

How to Get More Value Out of the Books You Read

Don't be like most people--make the conscious decision to take action and use what you learn to improve your life.<p><i>Why do many people who read self-help books fail to get results? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with</i> …

Books

Your Desire to Get Things Done Can Undermine Your Effectiveness

<i>I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important.</i> <i>The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.</i> —Dwight D. Eisenhower<p>President Eisenhower was not alone: In their work lives people routinely feel pulled between tasks that demand immediate attention and tasks that are …

Time Management

This Presentation Trick Makes You Sound Brilliant

Presentations with bullet lists make you seem dull and stupid. Structuring your presentation as a real story does the exact opposite.<p>Most presentations are boring, some are tolerable, a very few are memorable. The memorable ones all share a single essential characteristic--they tell a story. But …

Public Speaking

The Tumultuous Rise, Fall and Resurgence of Jazz Music

Jazz has always had an undeniable impact on culture, yet a tumultuous relationship with popular music. At one point in the middle of the 20th …

spaghetti pangrattato with crispy eggs

Several years ago, because we didn’t have a kid yet, didn’t know about things like school break schedules and figured midway through February was as …

Recipes

breakfast apple granola crisp

As excited as I am to be — slowly, tentatively — back in the kitchen, I seem to be stuck at the beginning, or at least the beginning of the day. I’m …

Ways To Fold Hankies

A handkerchief’s importance is not to be dismissed. Despite modest proportions, it has led to the ubiquitous addition of a welt pocket to all coats. …

WeWork Used These Documents To Convince Investors It's Worth Billions

What the $10 billion co-working company’s internal financial documents tell us about how a decacorn is built.

34 “More” Reasons To Start Your Own Business

Starting your own business gives you more of what you want from your life.<p>More control of your time. You get to decide how much to work each week.<br>• More self-respect. No more kowtowing to some tool in the corner office.<br>• More self-awareness. You'll quickly learn your strengths and weaknesses.<br>• More …

Business Strategy

The Creamy-Yet-Crispy Potato Wedges That Are Better Than Birthday Cake

About two months ago, I had potato wedges at brunch. It was my birthday. And I was having the bougie-est birthday ever. I went to the Newport Jazz …

Recipes

The worst thing you can do when pitching an idea to your boss

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer</i> …

6 Infallible Ways to Earn Respect

There's no management tool more important than respect. Here's how to make sure you're getting it.<p>Business may be all about money, but the currency that's traded inside every organization is <i>respect</i>.<p>If you command respect, people listen when you talk and take action when asked. If you don't command …

Employment

Best Life Hacks Every Man Needs To Know

Pop quiz hotshot: You’re a modern day man caught up in the daily grind, littered with hazards and naysayers on your path to glory. What do you …

For a Perfect Fried Egg, Do as the Spanish Do

My humble love affair with Spanish food began with the egg. I was eight years old the first time I visited my godparents, Angel and Pilar, in …

Breakfast

The education of Airbnb’s Brian Chesky

<b>By Leigh Gallagher</b><p>Photograph by Michael Lewis for Fortune Magazine<p>June 26, 2015, 9:00 AM EST<p>How the home-sharing site’s co-founder hacked leadership …

How To Brand Yourself As An Expert In Your Field In 10 Steps

Have you ever heard of a little business term called “pre-framing”? Basically, this is how people perceive you before really knowing you.<p>If you know …

Marketing

Where to Find the Perfect Croissants in Paris

As dawn breaks in Paris, doughy smells permeate the air, and locals line up at neighborhood <i>boulangeries</i> for freshly baked croissants to enjoy alongside their morning coffee–and as an afternoon <i>goûter</i>, or snack.<p>These yeast-leavened pastries from Vienna—known there as <i>viennoiserie</i>s—reportedly arrived …

France