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Here Are The Major Differences Between Successful And Unsuccessful People

A few weeks ago, Dave Kerpen, author and chief executive of Likeable Local, received a postcard that illustrated the traits and behaviors of successful and unsuccessful people.<p>The card came from fellow Entrepreneurs Organization member Andy Bailey, the chief executive of Petra Coach. Although the …

5 Ways To Get Job Recruiters To Come To You

It's easy to be overlooked as a job seeker.<p>When you apply for a role advertised by a company, you're probably competing against dozens, if not more, for the position. On top of that, you're likely submitting your applications through online filtering systems, where they often get lost in the resume …

10 Essential Rules Of How To Dress For Work

The line between on-call and off-the-clock has never been blurrier. Not surprisingly, the same is true of what constitutes appropriate, good-looking office attire (whether your desk is at a museum or a hedge fund).<p>Consider suit separates (like the slate-gray silk pants and pale-blue …

Fashion Week

12 Things Successful People Do In The First Hour Of The Workday

"Successful people understand the importance of having control over their mornings and know how to use that time wisely," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job." "These people …

The 100 Best Jobs In 2014

The work is meaningful, touching every aspect of our lives. It pays well. It is in demand in all parts of the country and doesn't require a lot of grad school to get started.<p>Software developers (sometimes called programmers) get paid an average $90,060, with the top 10 percent earning $138,880, …

Computer Systems

Here's What Consultants Actually Do All Day

The big firms — Bain, McKinsey, Deloitte, and others — are well known, but few people seem to have a basic understanding of what, exactly, it is that consultants do all day.<p>To find out, we talked to Tim Tierney, a third-year consultant at Deloitte in Boston, who took us through his typical Monday …

6 Habits Of Great Connectors

All these years later, connecting with new people remains a vital skill for any entrepreneur hoping to grow her network. But that doesn't mean it's easy, especially for introverts.<p>Not long ago entrepreneur Scott Dinsmore formed a list of the habits he's observed in skillful connectors. In the …

The difficult art of a good brainstorm

<b>Three men in stiff collars are at work in an office in the Netherlands in the early 20th Century, when they pause for the above picture.</b><p>One of them, on the left, is my grandfather-in-law. His father (on the right) is in charge of the business, a successful textile company employing something like …

This Bicycle Desk Generates Enough Energy To Charge Your Computer While You Work

Developed by a two-man team called Pedal Power, the Big Rig is a bicycle desk that generates an electrical current as you pedal.<p>The energy generated by pedaling is enough to power your computer, charge your phone, and perform other office-related tasks. Plus, the design is stable enough that you …

Clean Energy

5 Things Every MBA Student Should Do Before Graduating

But it's not just having the degree that counts. What you do with your time and energy while in school can make a critical difference to how your career unfolds after graduation. It's advice Care.com CEO Sheila Marcelo gives to all business school students, whether they're getting ready to …

5 Lessons For First-Time Job Hunters

Maybe you fancied yourself sashaying into the office in a nice suit, surrounded by likeminded people and finally — finally! — buying that sports car/gadget/designer outfit you always wanted.<p>Well, that's certainly part of the package. But there's more. <b>No matter what field you work in, you'll be</b> …

24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World

Different cultures can have radically different leadership styles, and international organizations would do well to understand them.<p>British linguist Richard D. Lewis charted these differences in his book "When Cultures Collide," first published in 1996 and now in its third edition, and he teaches …

Leadership

21 Ways Your Office Job Is Destroying Your Body

Aside from the tight deadlines, bad food habits, and being cooped up with other people's germs, plenty of things you do every day in the workplace are killing you.<p>From the printer to your keyboard, the dangers presented in a typical office can have real effects on your physical well-being and …

Is Public Or Private College A Better Investment?

Meanwhile, a Gallup study shows that four in 10 college grads end up working jobs that don't even require a college degree.<p>With so much money and earning potential on the line, the choice between public and private college — a battle between cost, prestige, and academic rigor — may not be clear cut.<p>…

Meet The 20-Year-Old Millennial Making A Living Off Facebook

If you're older than him, he'll make you more optimistic about the future.<p>If you're his age, he might inspire you.<p>Conrad is a 20-year-old college student. Unlike most 20-year-old college students, he's also a business owner.<p>Conrad owns an online store called Hippie Hope Shop.<p>There, he sells goods …

12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Productivity Tips

The pressure to make sure everything's running smoothly means days go quickly and the to-do list easily gets lost amid ever-changing priorities.<p>How can you best use your time to be most effective? We spoke to several successful entrepreneurs about the tips, tricks, and hacks that keep them …

Warby Parker

Stupeflix Launches Replay, An App To Quickly Stitch Your Photos Together Into Videos

Stupeflix, a startup that offers video tools to app developers, has launched a mobile app of its own called Replay.<p>In many cases, when a developer-focused company launches an app, it’s done as a proof-of-concept: “Hey, look what you could do with our technology!” In this case, however, co-founder …