Elmira Shans

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Happy birthday to hot mama Katherine Heigl: http://ow.ly/r6GEJ Photo by Patrick Demarchelier, W Magazine December 2010.

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On September 11, a reflection on New York City and its many revelations: http://bit.ly/13MrFr8 Photo credit: Mark Lennihan/AP

How Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, And Maria Popova Got More Creative

To be more creative yourself, listen to lessons from the masters.<p>“We learn, from the time we’re little, the process of the scientific method–how to discover things–but we don’t teach the parallel art of how to invent things,” Stanford innovation scholar Tina Seelig told us, “That’s one of the …

7 Financial Skills Every 20-Year-Old Needs To Learn

When I read 20 Things 20 Year Olds Don’t Get, by Forbes contributor Jason Nazar, I immediately imagined parents frantically forwarding the post to their kids. Baby boomers, myself included, want our adult children to be successful in the workplace. But there’s an ulterior motive, as well … we want …

How to Build your Personal Brand

<i>Adii Pienaar is the author of Brandiing, a practical guide to content strategy and branding for business. Having had some success as a startup entrepreneur, Adii is now launching PublicBeta, a learning platform for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.</i><p>The most important thing that you can work on today …

EYVoice: Creating The Perfect Elevator Pitch http://bit.ly/16ehnQn Face to face with a possible customer, partner or investor, you have mere seconds to bring to life how you do what you do better than anyone else on the planet. No pressure, right?

Canada's top 25 most powerful business people

1 of 26<p>Previous<p>Next<p>Facebook<p>Email<p>Twitter<p>LinkedIn<p>Credit: Nikki Ormerod<p>The Top 25<p>Who really wields the most influence on the Canadian business scene …

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …

The Science of a Meaningful Life

Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Among emotion researchers, it is defined as the feeling that arises when you are…<p>By | June 1, 2018 …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

Fast Company posts tagged How To Be A Success At Everything | Fast Company

LeadershipHow to not be upstaged with video when you’re onstageFollow these four steps to make yourself (and your message) the center of your audience’s attention.<p>LeadershipStop believing these 4 common misconceptions about successThese common beliefs can do you more harm than good.<p>LeadershipYou’re …

How Delusion Makes You More Productive

The first step to getting something done is deluding yourself into thinking you can do it.<p>How do you get something massive done–like building a business or writing a book or learning how to dance–when you’re not sure if you can make it happen? A.J. Jacobs has the hack: self-delusion.<p>Jacobs, whose …

Stephen King

Are You Passionate Or Delusional?

The author was broke, without a “real” job, and his family couldn’t take it anymore. Was he truly following his dreams to success, or just kidding himself?<p>“You’ve got a law degree. You’ve got an MBA. We have no food for the kids. You’ve got to get a real job.”<p>These were the words that came out of …

Entrepreneurship

10 Ways To Make Your Office More Fun

Is your office sort of blah? Are your coworkers disengaged? Fear not, we’ve got some quick productivity-boosting fixes so fun that you’ll forget you ever wanted to go home three hours ago.<p>We feel like we’ve been a little harsh lately. So, like, mea culpa.<p>Recently we’ve told you what not to wear to …

What Promises Can Your Consumer Experience Make?

Meaningful consumer experiences are based on a relationship between brands and people. By clearly promising something to people that is authentic and relevant, brands can increase the value of their products and services and connect on an emotional level.<p>“I promise.” It’s a simple statement. One …

Want The Job? Learn To Tell Great Stories, Starting With Your Interview

Companies need stories to build their brands. Individuals need them, too. And your job interview is the place to begin the tale.<p>A theme has emerged as we’ve stalked how the tech elite hire: that, perhaps liberatingly, they give less of a damn about what school you went to or what brain teasers you …

Every Leader Tells a Story

Forget bullet points and slide shows. The best leaders use stories to answer three simple questions: Who am I? Who are we? Where are we going?. . . So what’s your story?<p>Once upon a time, there was a man named Patrick Kelly, who started a company called Physician Sales & Service (PSS). Pat loved to …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

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I will be 40 in 18 months. When I was a child, this landmark birthday meant the start of life with a white cauliflower hairdo and sensible shoes …

The McDonald's Worker Budget And The Tyranny Of Personal Finance

A quick note about that McDonald’s budget for its employees published earlier this week by the website Think Progress ….<p>There is a genre of personal finance writing I like to call “when rich people tell poor people how to live.” This is when, as I’ve reported in the past, you see men and women in …

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