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15 Phrases You Should Start Using to Sound More Professional

Whether you're interviewing for your first job or hoping to move up the career ladder in your current position, there are a few phrases you can use to help. These 15 phrases can help establish you as a positive force in any office environment.<p><b>"Let's touch base."</b><p>This statement is vague enough to …

Customers

9 Intangible Assets Dominant Entrepreneurs Possess

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lose your degree. Years of experience can never fully convey your overall worth. There have to be more effective ways to display your value to a potential employer and to the business world at large.<p>Plain and simple, the resume is old and …

Entrepreneurship

The World Could Be Heading Toward a Global Shortage of Chocolate

People are consuming more cocoa than farmers are able to produce, according to two of the world’s largest chocolate makers, who say that a global …

Dessert

How Entrepreneurship Is Changing Brazil

On the second floor of a nondescript office building in the center of São Paulo is a circular, glass-walled classroom lined with yellow armchairs. If …

Silicon Valley

Bye bye brolly: how to stay dry for ever

Technology will soon bring spray-on waterproof skin for our clothes. And it will make your sofa immune to red wine too<p>I hate being rained on. I especially hate it when it's cold. You'd have thought that with all our 21st-century Google-Glass exploring-Mars engineering marvellousness, we would have …

We need to have a frank discussion about marriage

The reasons people normally cite for getting hitched no longer make sense. We should be asking: why get married at all?<p>Marriage, as most know it in western countries, is regarded as the end goal of a relationship between (usually) a man and woman, and it normally has some sort of religious …

The Best Creative Conversations Of 2013

Creativity is good for business. Sounds simple. But too often, when we’re in a crunch, under pressure, in the weeds, it’s the first thing to go. We’ve all been there and decided to do what’s safe. Play it by the book. Get the heat off, get creative later.<p>That’s why we’ve created this day’s worth of …

Creativity

The Single Best Way To Develop Leadership Skills

The military is right about experiential development: People become leaders by making a commitment to a cause, and having personal responsibility and accountability. In civilian life, volunteer service is the best way to do this–here are 6 tips on making the most of it.<p>You might learn a great deal …

Leadership

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

Perfluorotributylamine is an unregulated, long-living industrial chemical that breaks all records for potential climate impacts<p>A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, …

Think Tank: The best route to better staff

When a management story gets headlines, it’s usually bad news: excessive pay-offs at the BBC, bonuses for energy company bosses, industrial action at Royal Mail. When there’s good news, all’s quiet.<p>Unconvinced? Try naming two outgoing CEOs who have chosen to waive their contractual entitlement to …

5 Ways Social Intrapreneurs And Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Each Other

One works within the system, one works outside of it. But both are trying to disrupt the status quo.<p>Social entrepreneurs have been getting their share of the limelight, especially as new legal entities, such as benefit corporations and L3Cs, have emerged during the last few years. But social …

Learning The Softer Side Of Leadership

Leaders’ primary objective is to empower others to make decisions and take actions that are aligned with the organization’s vision, purpose, and strategy. These nuances are the softer side of leadership, beyond the technical skills that you have already mastered.<p>Leadership is the “eighth wonder of …

Leadership

When building a company, it’s the destination, not the journey

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Platitudes are a dangerous way to build a company.<p>What passes today as start-up wisdom can be attractive, even seductive to …

Computer uses images to teach itself common sense

<b>A computer program is trying to learn common sense by analysing images 24 hours a day.</b><p>The aim is to see if computers can learn, in the same way a human would, what links images, to help them better understand the visual world.<p>The Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL) program is being run at Carnegie …

Artificial Intelligence

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Note-Taking

Receipts: the digital future

The humble receipt is going digital - and it's about much more than saving paper<p>When Tesco introduced the Clubcard, it was sold to consumers as a way to save money. The message was: collect points, get reductions and sign up to receive offers and information about new products.<p>It was the first …