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Trump and Tillerson are making rookie mistakes with China before they even get into office

He was not speaking from a prepared text, and his remarks were so ill-informed and foolish that he probably just didn't know what he was talking about.<p>So this was a gaffe, not a statement of policy.<p>But that doesn't mean his ill-considered words don't have serious consequences. They have certainly …

China's currency manipulation could become a global problem in 2017

<b>China is manipulating the yuan but with a twist</b><p>I'm not sure how many people are aware that the overnight rate for offshore yuan reached an incredible 105% at one point last week.<p>The natural direction for the yuan, if it were allowed to float, would be significantly lower against the US dollar than …

Nature Nurtured

On the shores of New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu, architects Bronwen Kerr and Pete Ritchie designed a relaxed family home that reclines into its spectacular landscape.<p>The gorgeous alpine region of Queenstown, on New Zealand’s South Island, has always been popular with domestic visitors. But in recent …

Architecture

A Family Builds Their Dream Modern Home Overlooking the Georgian Bay

The front entry opens into a mud room. Each family member has their own cubby for storing shoes, coats, and backpacks.<p>Thanks to the clever placement of a cedar hot tub on the bathroom deck, rinsing off after a dip doesn’t involve...<p>Perhaps the family’s biggest priority was their connection to the …

Coats

Canadian Family Home With A Garden In Its Basement

While most residences have their basements working as gyms or offices, this one uses it as a garden. Sure, the idea is unusual and unconventional but …

Architecture

Articles about family builds their dream modern home overlooking georgian bay on Dwell.com - Dwell

Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.<p>Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part...<p>The vacation location of choice of the …

Architecture

10 Project & Task Management Tools To Try

a<p>If you find it difficult to manage your team and projects or find difficulty in keeping them at top productivity levels, then a project management …

Project Management

4 Secrets to Reading Body Language Like an Expert

How important is body language?<p>55% of what you convey when you speak comes from body language. In fact, when you’re speaking about something …

How You Can Learn the #1 Persuasion Technique of FBI Hostage Negotiators

FBI Hostage negotiators know how to listen and this is the secret to connecting with people.<p>We’ve all been told we could be better listeners and that …

33 Questions That Were Asked at Apple Job Interviews

Apple is known for being one of the most challenging and exciting places to work, so it’s not surprising to learn that getting a job there is no easy …

How to Stop Being Jealous of Successful People

How many times have you caught yourself clicking through the Facebook profile pictures of a “friend” (whom you’ve never met) at 1:37 a.m., and …

On-Page Elements Rule: Top Design, User Experience & Conversions Columns Of 2015

The fundamentals of user experience, landing page optimization and buyer psychology will always be in style, though the details of how to achieve …

UX Design

When Plant Pots Get Too Expensive, Consider A Tote Bag

Ceramic pots for larger plants tend to be bulky, expensive, or not so attractive. And if they do appeal to the eye, then, naturally, they’re <i>really</i> expensive. But London purveyor of design goods, Darkroom, has a simple, deceptively stylish solution for disguising your average plastic plant pot: Just …

How Target Is Taking Sustainable Products Mainstream

For years, the answer to the question “Do people really want to buy more sustainable products?” was a profound “sort of.” Surveys consistently show that we aspire to buy responsibly, and we even say we’ll pay more for environmental or socially preferable products. But purchase intent does not …

What Separates the Strongest Salespeople from the Weakest

What separates high-performing salespeople who exceed their quota from underperformers who miss their quotas by more than 25%?<p>I recently conducted a research project involving nearly 800 salespeople and sales leaders to better answer this question. In addition, I have had the privilege to interview …

The Recipe for a Perfect Logo [INFOGRAPHIC]

<b>A company’s logo is not just a pretty image – it’s the face of the brand.</b> Your logo represents your company and influences how customers feel about …

Graphic Design

Top Experts Always Recommend These 4 Books

So far I’ve done interviews with 22 experts on various fields from happiness, to expertise, to influence and irrationality.<p>I’ve asked most of them …

Mark Cuban's 3 fundamental rules for running a business

Throughout his career, he's made over 120 investments, from large companies like Landmark Theatres to startups on "Shark Tank."<p>For all of the businesses he's been a part of, he's developed a set of "rules that have been almost infallible," he writes in his 2013 book "How to Win at the Sport of …

7 mistakes companies are making on social right now

Gone are the days when marketing professionals question the value of their company having a presence on social networks. Regardless of if the company is B2B, B2C, or any combination of the two – their customers are on social because EVERYONE is on social.<p>You would think, however, that at this point …

When Sales Incentives Should Be Based on Profit, Not Revenue

Most sales forces link some portion of salespeople’s pay to sales metrics. For example, they pay a commission on the revenues salespeople generate or a bonus for achieving a territory sales quota. This proven “pay for performance” approach motivates salespeople to work hard and drive sales …

The Two Mindsets and the Power of Believing That You Can Improve

Carol Dweck studies human motivation. She spends her days diving into why people succeed (or don’t) and what’s within our control to foster …

Why millennials are scared of talking on the phone — and how to get over it

According to the Millennial Generation Research Review, 80% of us even sleep with them.<p>But there is one thing many of us do not do on our telephones: Talk.<p>"The phone feels bizarrely invasive to me these days," one 29-year-old writer tells Business Insider.<p>According to a 2013 Wall Street Journal …

Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness

Stanford University neurosurgeon Dr. James Doty tells the story of performing surgery on a little boy’s brain tumor. In the middle of the procedure, the resident who is assisting him gets distracted and accidentally pierces a vein. With blood shedding everywhere, Doty is no longer able to see the …

B2B Salespeople Can Survive If They Reimagine Their Roles

“Death of a B2B Salesman,” a new report from Forrester Research, lends urgency to the need for companies to rethink and radically transform their sales models by incorporating digital media into their processes. The study found that by a factor of 3 to 1, B2B buyers want to self-educate themselves …

21 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Some of these features are buried in the Settings menu while others are hidden in plain sight.<p><i>(Note: Some of these features may only be available in iOS 8 and higher)</i>

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

How to Really Motivate Salespeople

Before I became a business school professor, I worked as a management consultant. One engagement in particular had a profound influence on my career. The project involved working with the Asia-based sales force of a global consumer products company. This company practiced “route sales,” which meant …

Save yourself from your OEM’s bad decisions with a clean install of Windows 8.1

The safest way to escape from Superfish is to wipe your PC yourself. Here's how.<p>Crapware is a fact of life for Windows PC buyers. Most of the time, …

Microsoft Windows

You Might Be the Reason Your Employees Aren’t Changing

We all need a coach. Research we conducted at VitalSmarts shows that 97% of employees readily admit to having a “career-limiting habit” — some behavior that will forever hold them back, unless they can learn to change it.<p>Consider the example of a CFO we worked with who had his heart set on landing …