Esley Henderson

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When it comes to running a company, three is a powerful number

Early in his career, Union Square Ventures managing partner Fred Wilson asked a very experienced VC, "What exactly does a CEO do?" The reply came without thought or hesitation:<p>"A CEO does only three things. Sets the overall vision and strategy of the company and communicates it to all stakeholders. …

Mongolia's lost secrets in pictures: the golden eagle hunters

The Altai Mountains run from Siberia in Russia all the way down to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. An enormous mountain range, it covers a vast area of over 16,000 kilometres and is studded with huge glacial lakes and permanently snow-covered peaks that rise above 4,500m. One of the world’s last true …

Egyptian teenager who skipped flight home seeks U.S. asylum

An Egyptian teenager who refused to return home following an international high school science fair staged five months ago has filed for U.S. political asylum.<p>Abdullah Assem was 17 when he skipped a flight to Cairo on May 18 at the conclusion of the weeklong Intel International Science and …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

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11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

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Why I'm Going All-In On Customer Service

You don’t need to know who Michael Porter is to know that if you want to stay in business you need to offer something your competitors don’t. Porter might put it in different terms, perhaps saying that continuous positive differentiation leads to sustainable competitive advantage, but regardless of …