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A Stanford Psychologist Explains How to Motivate Others to Change

Nagging doesn't work and neither do inspirational speeches. This does.<p>What's harder than talking yourself into making difficult but necessary changes in your life? Getting the people you love (or even the people you work with) to change.<p>At one time or another, most of us have been told that trying …

6 Essential Techie Tools To Boost Productivity And Get More Done In 2016

Burnout and overwhelm — two of business’s dirty little words. Technology can alleviate some of the pressure you feel from day to day tasks like managing tasks, projects and even your inbox. Paula Rizzo, author of <i>Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less …

6 Habits Of People Who Accomplish Everything On Their To-Do Lists

Does your to-do list take days to complete? Some people have figured out the secrets to getting everything done on time.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Few things are quite as fulfilling as scratching that …

Listening Is an Art, and Mastering it Will Make You a Great Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Wise businesspeople and leaders listen carefully. They listen to their peers, they listen to their staffs and they listen to their friends and family.<p>Carefully listening is especially important during business meetings. Many managers and …

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13 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous executives have used to run effective meetings

We know that meetings tend to fall apart thanks to sloppy agendas and unclear ground rules, but what makes them successful?<p>We researched how some of the most effective executives in history — from the late Apple founder Steve Jobs to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg — run …

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The Jack Dorsey Productivity Secret That Enables Him To Run Two Companies At Once

Jack Dorsey was named CEO (again) of Twitter last week, and he’ll continue to hold the same title at pre-IPO Square.<p>How can Dorsey run <i>two</i> companies when most of us struggle to keep up with one job? What’s his secret to getting it all done?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 billionaires, millionaires …

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These are the 10 most valuable brands in the world

Technology and automotive brands dominated the rankings of 100 companies, taking up a combined 28 spots in the list.<p>The "top riser" this year was Facebook, which improved its brand value by 54% — but it sat outside of the top 10, in 23rd.<p>The ranking is based on a combination of the brands' …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook on guns, drugs and strong encryption

NPR’s Robert Siegel put Tim Cook on spot Thursday in interview for <i>All Things Considered</i>.<p>What if, Siegel asked, a government agency came to him with …

8 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

Nike and Under Armour both score on Wall Street

Just do it? Or protect this house? Nike or Under Armour? Investors can't decide.<p>It's like the end of "Trading Places" -- when someone asks if they should have the lobster or cracked crab for lunch. The classic response: Can't we have both?<p>Although Nike (NKE) and Under Armour (UA) are in a heated …

Urban Farming Hits The Roof

Arugula in Austin. Mint in Miami. Rhubarb in Rio. While some of the press about the rise of urban farming suggests that it’s merely the province of …

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Winds Of Change At Dyson

Can the pioneering vacuum maker transform itself into a full-blown tech company? An exclusive peek inside the house that suction built.<p>Sir James Dyson, inventor and honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire, works out of a glass-walled office on the second floor of Dyson world …

What a low-paying job can do for your career

<i>The Fortune 500 Insider Network is our newest online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

All Entrepreneurs Should Watch These 6 TED Talks Right Now

When starting a business, you need all the help you can get. Use these six TED Talks to help guide you on your entrepreneurial journey.<p>Some entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to have connected with a valuable mentor to guide them as they jumpstart a new business idea or venture. The wise words of a …

Marriott wants you to take a VR vacation in its hotel rooms

You've just checked into your hotel after an all-day marathon of running across airports to avoid missing connections; eaten a ton of crappy, overpriced airport food because you missed a connection; are dead tired and just want to go to sleep. But maybe after your travel nap you want to see …

Google wants to deliver your groceries

Count on Google to not only deliver search results, but now fresh produce, too.<p>Google is preparing to launch a produce and grocery delivery service …

Google cloud takes on cancer research with help from its friends

Google has been energetically pushing its cloud as a viable alternative to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure when it comes to big, burly …

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Ditch the car and the backyard: 5 lessons from 4 L.A. architects about L.A.'s future

Walk through the current exhibit at the Architecture + Design Museum in downtown Los Angeles and you will find some wild visions of a future L.A.<p>A concept design by wHY Architecture proposes a pair of slim, sci-fi structures that would occupy two lanes of Wilshire, complete with elevated parks and …

Is Technology Making People Less Sociable?

Debate centers on the effects of mobile technology and social media, online and off<p>With the spread of mobile technology, it’s become much easier for more people to maintain constant contact with their social networks online. And a lot of people are taking advantage of that opportunity.<p>One …

Austrian man returns American soldier's wallet lost during the second world war

A wallet lost 70 years ago by an American soldier in Austria during the second world war was returned to its rightful owner thanks to a doctor who discovered the item in his late grandfather’s farmhouse.<p>Josef Ruckhofer said on Thursday he had been renovating the house near the city of Salzburg when …

15 Self Help Books To Make You Live A Greater Life

Kathryn Sandford<p>Career Resilence Coach who is passionate about thriving and growing in a complex world Read full profile<p>“A good book is an education …

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Obama Pledges $500 Million for Women Entrepreneurs

<i>President Obama addresses the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Kenya on July 25th, 2015</i> According to President Obama, “Women are powerhouse …

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