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How to edit raw images in 5 simple steps

<b>James Paterson gives his top tips for editing raw photographs</b><p>Camera makers expect the raw photographer to want to make their own choices when it …

Tutorials

Leadership Takes Self-Control. Here’s What We Know About It

Philosophers and psychologists have been discussing the importance of self-control for ages. Plato, for example, argued that the human experience is a constant struggle between our desire and rationality, and that self-control is needed to achieve our ideal form. Likewise, Freud suggested that …

Self Control

5 Questions Leaders Should Be Asking All the Time

The best teachers all have at least one thing in common: they ask great questions. They ask questions that force students to move beyond simple answers, that test their reasoning, that spark curiosity, and that generate new insights. They ask questions that inspire students to think, and to think …

Management

How Apple’s wireless EarPods could change the way we hear everything

Recent reports suggest Apple might ship wireless, noise-canceling EarPods with the iPhone 7. From a hardware perspective, these headphones would be very similar to hearing aids.<p>With the right feature set, these devices could change the way we hear digital audio and pave the way for transformative …

Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.<p>Meditation has helped me to form all …

Meditation

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

Mad Men

10 TED Talks to Make You a Better You | Inc.com

For something that's been around for only a few years, TED talks have quickly become an important medium for learning and inspiration. They help people in all kinds of pursuits with knowledge and inspiration--and there's something wonderfully accessible about seeing and hearing someone communicate …

Self-improvement
Business Administration

4 Reasons Managers Should Spend More Time on Coaching

Steven Moore for HBR<p>There are managers who coach and managers who don’t. Leaders in the latter category are not necessarily bad managers, but they are neglecting an effective tool to develop talent. We’ve been researching managers who coach and what distinguishes them. What has stood out in our …

Management

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Emotional Intelligence

Algorithms Can Make Your Organization Self-Tuning

<i>“</i>Never let an MBA near a marketplace that can run itself<i>.”</i><p>So said Ming Zeng, CSO of Alibaba, when I was interviewing him for my upcoming book. His words struck me as deeply provocative. As we dug into what he meant, we realized that we had both been thinking independently about what we came to call …

Algorithms

What Is Strategy, Again?

If you read what Peter Drucker had to say about competition back in the late ’50s and early ‘60s, he really only talked about one thing: competition on price. He was hardly alone — that was evidently how most economists thought about competition, too.<p>It was this received opinion Michael Porter was …

Innovation

The New Rules for Growing Outside Your Core Business

The hit show “House of Cards” highlights a remarkable journey for its owner Netflix. The company that once desperately offered itself to the now-bankrupt Blockbuster Video for $50 million—and was rejected—is now a profitable $5 billion company growing at about 20 percent per year. Few would have …

Innovation

This Scary Time Lapse From Space Reveal's Humanity's Global Footprint

The deforestation, water use, urban sprawl, and climate change is out of control.

Twenty lists every entrepreneur should create

Being a startup founder who is obsessed with my own personal growth, I frequently get sucked into blog posts with titles like "The top 5 traits of all successful entrepreneurs." These articles tend to cite characteristics such as passion, persistence, inspiration, an eye for talent, a data-driven …

Productivity

8 Business Trends to Master for 2020 | Inc.com

The best leaders can anticipate the future by recognizing the most important business shifts before these early stage changes become widely recognized trends by everyone else. These leaders are said to be visionary. Their businesses create new products and services and establish new markets and …

Innovation

How To Create A Culture of Execution In Your Business

<i>Max Bennett is VP of Business Strategy for Bluecore.</i><p>Many early stage tech companies talk about “getting sh*t done” as a foundational component of a successful culture. There are many permutations of this idea in the tech zeitgeist: “a bias for action” (Amazon), “move fast and break things” (old …

The surreal world of Venezuela's queues

<b>In Venezuela many basic goods are in short supply. The government blames America and Europe, which it says are out to destroy its economy. Others say the government has brought the problems on itself. The BBC's Ian Pannell experienced the sometimes surreal art of extreme queuing in Caracas.</b><p>The …

Venezuela

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough: A Treatment That Can Restore Memory

Researchers at the University of Queensland’s Brain Institute (QBI) have discovered a new treatment, based on a non-invasive ultrasound technology, …

Capital crimes

THE world is gradually moving away from capital punishment. At the end of 2014, 98 countries had abolished the death penalty, compared with 59 …

Amnesty International

How to Help Someone Develop Emotional Intelligence

If you are one of the unlucky people who must deal with a clueless colleague or a brutish boss, you’re not alone. Sadly, far too many people at work lack basic emotional intelligence. They simply don’t seem to have the self-awareness and the social skills that are necessary to work in our …

Emotional Intelligence

The Secrets To A Successful Kickoff Meeting

According to Lindstrom, the greatest threat to many kickoff meeting discussion is confirmation bias. Because solutions are not easy to come by, group mentality makes people latch on the first reasonable solution they develop. In discussing this singular solution more and more, their attachment to …

UX Design

The 6 Healthiest Protein Powders For Your Smoothie

<i>Photo by marekuliuasz/Getty Images</i><p>Your smoothie recipe calls for a scoop of protein powder. So you go to the store only to discover dozens of different varieties: whey, soy, casein, pea, rice, hemp...the list goes on. Complicating matters, there are two-powder blends, those made with sugar and …

Everything you want to know about the Iranian nuclear deal

<b>When and how did these talks begin?</b><br>Talks that led to a breakthrough interim agreement agreed in November of 2013, known both as the Geneva Accord and …

South Asia

Four Mistakes To Avoid If You’re Analyzing Data

Analyzing and graphing data helps us understand our work in science, business, and everyday life. We’ve written this post with a few principles we …

Analytics

Five Ways To Make Failure Your Best Competitive Advantage

A few weeks ago I wrote about Why Failure Is The Best Competitive Advantage. We have long been taught to avoid and run from failure but a big part of the future of work is embracing failure because ultimately this is what leads to innovation. The benefits of doing so: increases innovation, improves …

The Workplace

How Siri can maximize your iPhone music experience

Siri, the iPhone's built-in virtual assistant, can help you out in a number of ways, from dialing numbers to giving you a weather report to reading …