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5 things the best bosses say to their teams every day

For great bosses, communication is a top priority.<p>Amanda Augustine, a career expert for TopResume, says the best managers speak with their employees …

Employment

9 Ways to Create Curb Appeal with Flowering Vines and Climbers

Short of standing in front of the house with a plate of chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven, there is no more welcoming way to greet visitors …

Landscaping

How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All

Will you pay more for those shoes before 7 p.m.? Would the price tag be different if you lived in the suburbs? Standard prices and simple discounts are giving way to far more exotic strategies, designed to extract every last dollar from the consumer.<p>As Christmas approached in 2015, the price of …

eCommerce

Why Do People Buy Things? It's Not Why You Think, According to a Brilliant Harvard Professor | Inc.com

Why do people buy things? If you answered, "Because they want them or need them," you're only partly right, according to Clayton Christensen, Harvard professor and author of the bestselling <i>The Innovator's Dilemma</i>.<p>In a keynote presentation at last month's Qualtrics Insight Summit, Christensen …

McDonald's

9 Habits for Eliminating Negativity From Your Life | Inc.com

<i>How can I avoid negativity? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela-Canovic, Productivity Hacker, Writer, and Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, on Quora:</b><p>By adopting a positive mindset …

Happiness

Your Brain Has 2 Ways of Finding Answers. Which Is Best? | Inc.com

Think about the last time you solved a business problem, such as coming up with a new product idea, formulating a new marketing plan, or deciding which job candidate to hire. How did you do it. Did you sit down with the facts and figures, make pro/con lists, and analyze the situation until you …

Is Your Organization Ready For Marketing’s ‘New Normal’?

Chief marketing officers operate in an environment of change and uncertainty. Digital technologies have grown more sophisticated and are reshaping …

Customer Experience

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Mission Impossible

The Key To Scaling User Growth Might Just Be One Little Thing

I like to say that the secret to scaling user growth is within the product itself. It’s not in the slick marketing campaigns (although that may get …

The Radical Future Of Branding

Designers predict the major branding trends of 2017.<p>At a time of tremendous political and cultural upheaval, one thing remains certain: Companies will keep trying to sell you stuff, and they’ll keep coming up with new ways to do it. Design is, of course, a major part of that pitch. We spoke with …

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Three Ways of Generating Trust for Your Product

Sign up for our product! Tell us about yourself. Fill out your profile. Tell us where you’re going so we can bring you a driver. Let us see your bank …

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

Quantum Physics

Use This Formula To Dial Up The Soft Skills On Your Resume

Here’s a straightforward way to make sure your interpersonal and problem-solving chops shine through.<p>First things first: Soft skills play an important role in hiring. Employers aren’t looking for robots that can only execute on a job description. They need people who can positively impact the …

What Apple, Google, And Tesla Get Wrong

In conversation with Co.Design, the eminent design researcher Don Norman offers cutting criticism of Silicon Valley’s brightest.<p>Don Norman is a technological optimist. The author of <i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> and head of UC San Diego’s Design Lab believes that artificial intelligence might only …

12 Things That Can Really Influence What People Think of You | Inc.com

From the moment you walk into a room or meet someone one on one, you're being sized up and judged.<p>Some researchers speculate that the human brain is hardwired to judge so it can evaluate and interpret important information.<p>We often form complete opinions about people based on quick impressions of …

Body Language

Tesla Is Snatching Apple's Stars to Make Itself the New Apple

If you don't follow the ins and outs of Silicon Valley personnel moves, you might have missed the news. Even if you saw it, it may not have made much …

Silicon Valley

It’s seen as the holy grail for many small businesses. But could VC investment do your company more harm than good?<p>Entrepreneur James Davis* secured £100,000 in venture capital finance to start an IT business, in exchange for a 50% stake in his company. He was assigned a “handler” to talk to, but …

Venture Capital

Real success in Silicon Valley comes from rejecting almost everything shiny you hear about it

The Dark Night of the Soul is universally understood as a period of spiritual desolation and utter despair. It’s a state of complete hopelessness, when you feel you have no options. Elon Musk suffered the Dark Night when Tesla nearly went bankrupt in 2008. Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick detailed …

Startups

14 Books by Billionaires That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Christmas List | Inc.com

Reading is an essential part of any learning process. Books give you an intimate glimpse into the minds of others. They reveal subtleties you may not yet be aware of. So, especially when you're navigating a road as ambiguous as entrepreneurship, it's a good idea to take a page out of the stories of …

Ralph Lauren

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

How to Manage Your Emotions Without Fighting Them

We often hear tips and tricks for helping us to “control” our emotions, but that’s the wrong idea: strong emotions aren’t bad, and they don’t need to be pushed down or controlled; they are, in fact, data. Our emotions evolved as a signaling system, a way to help us communicate with each other and …

Emotions Are Data, Too

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t meet it, the struggle with emotions at work.<p>The misunderstood colleague, filled with frustration, attempting not to show it; the executive wondering how to confront her team’s lack of enthusiasm; the student hesitating to confess his affection to a classmate.<p>It has …

7 Books That Will Make You an Idea Factory

A Coursera co-founder and former Google exec on the books that help him come up with so many great ideas.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of great ideas don't just pop out of thin air. Most are actually the unexpected combination of two or more concepts from different branches of …

This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, and more than 20 top startups

I also crafted, revised, rewrote, and continuously edited my résumé.<p>This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, Oscar, and nearly two dozen other top startups.<p>I also got interviews for full-time jobs at a major political campaign, a huge government contractor, and a billion-dollar …

13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Pitch Rejected Every Time

Investors are people too. A positive first impression can quickly turn negative if you innocently seem to violate business basics while profiling your new venture.<p>After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own …

7 Movies Every Product Manager Must Watch

The Academy Awards are coming up and I have a confession to make. I love unwinding with a good movie. At least once a month I have to watch a great …

Product Management

This Silicon Valley lab is the brains behind most of the tech innovations of the last 50 years

Initially founded in 1946 by Stanford University as The Stanford Research Institute, it's now separate from the university and goes by SRI International.<p>But it's always been a non-profit dedicated to research and development.<p>With 4,000 patents to its credit, SRI is fairly well-known in Silicon …

Why the Best Leaders Actually Work Behind the Scene

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …