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Build Your Own All-Star Team

Let’s imagine that you have recently assessed your company’s talent, and that you found plenty of high-performing executives and employees. Yet somehow your company’s overall performance isn’t where it should be — all those “A” players just aren’t getting the job done. Why?<p>The fact is, it isn’t …

7 Ways To Get People To Take You Seriously

Good posture and confidence can go a long way.<p>If you're going to get anything done in business, you need people to respect you.<p>But when you're young for your position, new to an industry, or a woman in a male-dominated field, for example, getting others to listen to your ideas can be …

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Microsoft Research Launches Code Hunt Game to Teach Programming

Microsoft Research today launched Code Hunt, a browser-based game for anyone interested in learning how to code by playing. The premise is straightforward: the player must write code to advance in the game.<p>The built-in tutorial introduces you to the game:<p>Greetings, program! You are an experimental …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Piaget Altiplano 900P

The thinnest mechanical watch ever, the new Piaget Altiplano 900P has a total case thickness of 3.65 mm, 9.9 percent less than the formerly thinnest mechanical watch, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Jubilee. The Altiplano 900P has an 18k-gold case (white or rose) and will cost roughly …

Jaeger LeCoultre

Downtown L.A.'s South Park catching a wave of new development

More than half a dozen major construction projects are underway and several others are in the works in the once forlorn neighborhood east of Staples Center.<p>January 19, 2014|By Roger Vincent<p>A 281-unit apartment and retail complex is under construction along Olympic… (Mark Boster, Los Angeles…)<p>After …

Dad gets OfficeMax mail addressed 'Daughter Killed in Car Crash'

An off-and-on customer of OfficeMax, Mike Seay has gotten the office supply company's junk mail for years. But the mail that the grieving Lindenhurst, Ill., father said he got from OfficeMax last week was different.<p>It was addressed to "Mike Seay, Daughter Killed in Car Crash."<p>Strange as that …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science of Colors in Marketing

Why is Facebook blue? According to <i>The New Yorker</i>, the reason is simple: It's because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind. This means that blue is the color Mark can see the best. In his own words Zuck says, "Blue is the richest color for me -- I can see all of blue."<p>Not highly scientific, …

10 Ways to Generate More Leads and Referrals on LinkedIn

It's not hard--and may be the best 20 minutes you spend every day.<p>Everyone seems to be on LinkedIn. So you are too. But are you actually generating leads and referrals?<p>Here's a blueprint for using LinkedIn to prospect more effectively from Sandler Training, a leading sales, management, and …

The Do's and Don'ts of Giving a Killer Presentation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most valuable skills an entrepreneur or a company executive can have is the ability to talk about their product in an effective and engaging way in front of an audience. But for founders of a startup, mastering public speaking …

Follow the leader.

Follow the interviewerâ??s rhythm. Donâ??t try too hard and talk too fast. Answer concisely and with a confident, calm manner. Pause before you respondâ??even repeat the question if need beâ??to buy yourself some moments to gather a measured answer.

BMW Asks, Does It Take a Genius to Sell a Car?

BMW AG is rolling out a new model for its retail sales to “future-proof” its distribution. Translation: Make sure its dealerships don’t become obsolescent, says Peter Miles, executive vice president of the company’s North American operations.<p>It’s no secret that for most consumers, visiting a car …

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

Make Your Mornings Explosive With a Defusable Alarm Clock

Inspired by the iconic look of time bombs in old movies, software engineer Michael Krumpus set out to build an alarm clock that would make his mornings more action-packed. When the alarm goes off in defuse mode, the clock starts a 10-second countdown; the correct wire, which is randomly assigned …

Charlotte Moss's Wine List

Our guest pop-up editor for the November 2013 issue shares her favorite wines. Try a few of these at your next party.<p><b>White:</b><br>2010 One Woman Wines Estate Reserve Chardonnay, $40<p>2008 Baron de Ladoucette, Pouilly-Fume, $95<p>2010 Patz & Hall Chardonnay, $21<p>2010 Hyde de Villaine Chardonnay, $60<p>2011 …