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Understanding these 2 personality types can make you more persuasive

From dressing up as Spiderman and dropping down a London skyscraper to launching a business in space, Richard Branson has enjoyed his share of bold risks and big adventures.<p>The business visionary sees opportunities for achievement, reward, and success virtually everywhere, and this is what makes …

Self-improvement

The Top 11 Crowdfunding Projects We Threw Money At In 2014

By Morgan Clendaniel3 minute Read<p>In the right hands, crowdfunding is a powerful tool to vet your idea and find out if there is consumer interest …

Crowd Funding

Sweet & Spicy Sriracha-glazed Salmon

Sweet & Spicy Sriracha-glazed Salmon from Rasa Malaysia• 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce (or tamari* for gluten-free)<br>• 2 tablespoons honey<br>• 1 tablespoons …

Turkey Chili With Black Beans And Jalapeno

Turkey Chili With Black Beans And Jalapeno from Feed Me Phoebe• 2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 1 medium onion, finely diced<br>• 1 pound ground turkey (preferably …

Contextual Intelligence

Photography: Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2013<p>Artwork: Tomás Saraceno, Poetic Cosmos of the Breath, 2013, Hong Kong, China<p>Whether as managers or as academics, we study business to extract learning, formalize it, and apply it to puzzles we wish to solve. That’s why we go to business school, why we write …

Work + Home + Community + Self

<i>Take an assessment—produced in partnership with Qualtrics—of your Total Leadership skills, and learn how to strengthen them and about people who exemplify them.</i><p>Overcommitted. Distracted. Stressed out. Stretched too thin. This is how many of us describe ourselves today. I hear it from men and women; …

The Right Way to Present Your Business Case

You’ve already put a great deal of work into preparing a solid business case for your project or idea. But when it comes to the critical presentation phase, how do you earn the support of decision makers in the room? How do you present your case so that it’s clear and straightforward while also …

25 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They Wish They'd Known Before Their First Startup

Every entrepreneur — no matter the size of their company — faces tough decisions and seemingly insurmountable struggles at some point in the process of getting their idea off the ground.<p>Think you have what it takes?<p>Rejoiner's Joseph Putnam teamed up with Grasshopper to ask more than two dozen …

Entrepreneurship

The Ins and Outs of Shipping as an Exporter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. & Rich Mintzer's book</i> Start Your Own Import/Export Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound<p>As an exporter, you need to understand …

Panama City

Unlocking the Wealth in Rural Markets

While urban demand for consumer products remains sluggish worldwide, rural markets are growing faster than ever in some of the largest emerging economies. Rising wages are creating a growing middle class, and in such countries as China, Mexico, and South Africa, rural residents report being more …

Harvard Business School Online Courses & Learning Platforms | HBX

...I never felt fully comfortable with the language of my colleagues; now, I do. To lawyers, non-profit managers, budding accountants, PhD students, …

Can You Be Too Rich?

Is there such a thing as too rich?<p>Like most reasonable people, I agree whole-heartedly that people who accomplish greater, worthier, nobler things should be rewarded more than those who don’t. I’m not the World’s Last Communist, shaking his fist atop Karl Marx’s grave at the very idea of riches.<p>So. …

What an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Actually Is

Fostering entrepreneurship has become a core component of economic development in cities and countries around the world. The predominant metaphor for fostering entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy is the “entrepreneurship ecosystem.” It should come as no surprise, however, that as …

Jack Covert Selects - Power Cues

Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact by Nick Morgan, Harvard Business School …

The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders

In a global marketplace where problems are increasingly complex, no <i>one</i> person will ever have all the answers. That’s why Google’s SVP of People Operations, Lazlo Bock, says humility is one of the traits he’s looking for in new hires. “Your end goal,” explained Bock, “is what can we do together to …

Visualizing Which Countries People Are Trying To Get Away From, And Where They’re Going

That’s why it’s worth taking a few minutes to play around with this new interactive graphic of global migration patterns. In an unprecedented amount …

Asia

Foodily Blog

When Women Take Over Family Firms, Profitability Increases

A study of thousands of family-owned firms in Italy reveals that, on average, replacing a male CEO with a woman <b>improves</b> a company’s profitability, an effect that becomes <b>more pronounced</b> as the proportion of women on the board of directors increases, says a team led by Mario Daniele Amore of Bocconi …

A Presentation Isn’t Always the Right Way to Communicate

We rarely think about whether presentations are the <i>best</i> way to express our ideas; we just blindly create and deliver them. By some estimates, 350 presentations, on average, are delivered every second of every day.<p>Unfortunately, presentations can’t be the Swiss Army knife of communication. Though …

Let Your Team Help You Manage Your Time

Good managers study time management techniques. They analyze their calendars and prioritize their to-do lists in an effort to eke out a few percentage points of extra personal productivity — which is all to the good. Great managers, by contrast, realize a fundamental fact: their time, not budget or …

The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool

It’s not often that you hear Budweiser and Shakespeare mentioned in the same breath. But according to new research from Johns Hopkins University, the Bard’s deft application of storytelling techniques featured prominently in the beer company’s Super Bowl commercial.<p>In “Puppy Love,” a perfectly …

Chocoholic: Double Chocolate Magic Bars

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>We all know that there's little need to fuss with the classic magic bar. The combination of buttery graham crumbs, coconut, walnuts, and chocolate chips all bound together by condensed milk is perfection in and of itself—not to …

The Food Lab's Guide to Pan-Seared Pork Chops

It's time for another round of The Food Lab. Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he'll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook or follow it on Twitter for play-by-plays on future kitchen tests and recipe …

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 First Drive

Putting the G in Unglaublich: Ridiculous toys don't get more fun than this<p>The most flabbergasting aspect of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 isn’t that it exists, but that it’s a production vehicle. As in, you can buy one. AMG has already built nearly 60 units so far this year. I just spent a …

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Top 10 Sustainable Brands Talks of 2013

Related:<p>The glory of abundance is not necessarily lost and visions of a flourishing future are not naïve. There are strong signals pointing to the …

6 Ways Smart Questions Help You Work Smarter

Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz said it best: “You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”<p>Decades of business consulting and coaching have taught me a lot about the value of thoughtful questions. I can distill it into two salient …

Incredible Brick Sculptures by Brad Spencer

Reidsville, North Carolina-based artist Brad Spencer works with bricks to produce eye-catching, figurative sculptures. Each piece of work in the sculptor's growing collection is an intriguing look at a common medium used in an unconventional way. The fact that bricks are typically an architectural …

Sculpture

Residence in Rio de Janeiro by Arthur Casas

Luxurious Residence in Rio de Janeiro.<p>The architects of Arthur Casas have designed this luxurious residence located in a breathtakingly beautiful …

Brazil

Amazing Kinetic Doors Unfold Like Origami

You’re about to realize just how boring every door you’ve ever seen really is.<p>Vienna-based artist Klemens Torggler designs doors, except they don’t feel like doors. They don’t swing open or shut. Instead, you tickle them and they unfold. Part sculpture, part origami, Torggler’s doors seem less like …