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11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

Una startup construye casas imprimiéndolas en 3D en un solo día

8 Mar 2017 - 19:48 CET<p>El problema del acceso a la vivienda puede tener una solución real y aplicable en un futuro muy cercano. <b>Apis Cor</b> es una stratup …

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How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation

It’s not easy getting ready for a big presentation. The stakes can feel high, and in our desire for things to go well, the anticipation builds. Fear, anxiety, or even paralysis can kick in. What can you do to calm your nerves when this happens?<p><b>Observe, Accept, and Reframe</b><p>First, recognize that …

Mindfulness Can Improve Strategy, Too

FERIDUN AKGÜNGÖR<p>Over the course of a couple of decades, meditation has migrated from Himalayan hilltops and Japanese Zendos to corporate boardrooms and corridors of power, including Google, Apple, Aetna, the Pentagon, and the U.S. House of Representatives.<p>On a personal level, leaders are taking …

To Recover from a Crisis, Retell Your Company’s Story

HBR STAFF<p>When a blizzard hit Baltimore in 2003, the roundhouse roof of the B&O Railroad Museum collapsed, damaging the finest collection of historic railway artifacts in the country and breaking hearts in the global community of rail fans. For Courtney Wilson, the museum’s director and a leader …

Breaking The Myth Of Being Self-Made

Are people capable of actually understanding what led to their success?<p>So why are we so myopic when thinking about our own success and why do we project this point of view on others? How has the idea of hard work become so prevalent that we have developed blinders to so many other factors?<p>Some …

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How to Bounce Back After a Failed Negotiation

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, a negotiation doesn’t go your way. Perhaps a customer pushed for a steeper discount than you wanted to give, or a potential client went with a competitor’s approach to a project. In the face of a disappointment — one where you might appear to be the “loser” — …

Making Predictive Analytics a Routine Part of Patient Care

laura schneider FOR HBR<p>Over the last five years, electronic health records (EHRs) have been widely implemented in the United States, and health care systems now have access to vast amounts of data. While they are beginning to apply “big data” techniques to predict individual outcomes like …

How to Talk in Meetings When You Hate Talking in Meetings

Nobody loves meetings. But they can be especially taxing for people who crave a quieter setting for brainstorming or thinking through issues, or who struggle to have their voices heard in a room full of loud-talkers. How can these folks make sure their ideas are well-represented in team meetings? …

How Can You Tell If A Goal Is Achievable And Realistic?

Goals that are too easy or hard aren’t compelling, but hitting the sweet spot in between may be as challenging as your goals themselves.<p>Like many people, I set New Year’s resolutions. I’m a longtime runner, and this year, I challenged myself to hit a certain speed goal on the treadmill by March …

What’s Worse than a Difficult Conversation? Avoiding One.

As a leader, how can you confront the truth about a situation without fearing rejection, or disagree with someone clearly and cleanly without obsessing about causing offense?<p>I have been an executive with major corporations, including PepsiCo, Shell, and BBC Worldwide, as well as a change …

Proof That Good Managers Really Do Make a Difference

Good management matters.<p>If you’re reading this you probably don’t need convincing, but one of the most significant milestones in economic research over the last several years was documenting empirically that it really is true.<p>A new paper builds on this work and takes it one step further. Its main …

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

13 Reasons You Are Not as Successful as You Should Be

If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't, you will find an excuse.<p>If you're not quite where you expected to be, you probably spend time wondering why.<p>Focus on some common causes--so you can figure out why you are not as successful as you want to be--and start addressing …

How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day

feridun akgüngör<p>You probably know the feeling all too well: You arrive at the office with a clear plan for the day and then, in what feels like just a moment, you find yourself on your way back home. Nine or 10 hours have passed but you’ve accomplished only a few of your priorities. And, most …

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A Healthier Approach to Business Travel

Earlier this year I returned from a two-day meeting on the West Coast. The schedule was reasonable and the travel, this time, was easy.<p>Still, it took me an entire week to recover. It didn’t use to be like this. Maybe I’m getting old?<p>Although business travel can be exciting and even fun, it is a …

After Paris, We Need More Fellowship, Not More Leadership

I was waiting to be let in for our first university exam when the machine gun went off outside. My classmates and I rushed to the windows and saw the killers escaping while pedestrians hovered around the victims’ car.<p>When the police arrived, we were already sitting our test in silence. All I …

Tesla's Autopilot System Is Creepy And Wonderful

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3 Ways to Encourage Smarter Teamwork

Business problems today are too big for any one person to solve. Agile teams are much more effective at solving problems than are lone geniuses. So why do we still reward the smartest people in the room more so than those who excel at working with others? You know who I’m talking about: the people …

Cinco claves que hacen habitable la Tierra

Por @Wicho — 4 de Agosto de 2015<p>Una <b>distancia adecuada al sol</b>, tener <b>un núcleo magnético</b> que genera un campo magnético que nos protege de lo peor del …

El profesor que examinaba a sus alumnos con el «dilema del prisionero

Por @Alvy — 26 de Julio de 2015<p>Dylan Selterman es un profesor de la Universidad de Maryland que se ha hecho popular por incluir en el examen final …

14 Short Videos That Will Make You Unstoppable

Watch these videos and you'll become more motivated and inspired than you ever thought possible.<p>Sometimes even successful people need some extra juice to keep moving. In my own search for inspiration and motivation, I watched over a hundred videos to find these 15 gems.<p>1. How to stop screwing …

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How to Negotiate with Powerful Suppliers

In many industries the balance of power has dramatically shifted from buyers to suppliers. A classic example comes from the railway industry. In 1900 North America had 35 suppliers of cast rail wheels; railway builders could pick and choose among them. A century later no one looking to build a …

Despertarme temprano cambió mi vida

Las opiniones expresadas por los colaboradores de <i>Entrepreneur</i> son personales.<p>Me despierto cuando escucho a un perro ladrar y el Sol entra con toda su fuerza por mis ventanas.<p>Estoy tan enojado con ese perro. ¿Por qué nadie calla a ese perro?<p>Ah, es <i>MI</i> perro.<p>Ugh, sigo muy cansado. Me voy a volver a …

Apple will buy Tesla for $75b in 18 months (prediction)

Apple will buy Tesla for $75b in 18 months — it’s a lock (in my mind).<p>Let me start out with three important disclaimers:<p>I have no inside …

5 Ways to Unleash Your Passion

Uncover a whole new way of thinking by getting outside of your element and pursue what you truly love.<p>"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."<p>The ancient sage, Confucius, was a wise man, indeed. Ideally, if you choose a career or start up a business based on the …

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