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If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything

You need to speak in public, but your knees buckle even before you reach the podium. You want to expand your network, but you’d rather swallow nails than make small talk with strangers. Speaking up in meetings would further your reputation at work, but you’re afraid of saying the wrong thing. …

12 easy ways to wake up richer tomorrow than you are today

Here at Wise Bread, we like to talk about building wealth over the long term. But what if you want to be worth more tomorrow than you are today?<p>There are plenty of ways to make a quick buck, but more importantly, there are easy ways to build your overall net worth in a single day.<p>Here are a dozen …

Personal Finance

Why More MBAs Should Buy Small Businesses

Searching for a small business to buy and run instead of taking a more traditional post-MBA job like consulting is an idea that we’re seeing catch on at top business schools. At the Harvard Business School, for example, the number of MBAs who decide to look for a business to acquire right after …

You Need to Practice Being Your Future Self

I was coaching Sanjay,* a leader in a technology firm who felt stuck and frustrated. He wasn’t where he wanted to be at this point in his career.<p>He had come to our coaching session, as usual, prepared to discuss the challenges he was currently facing. This time, it was his plan for conducting …

TED Talks

Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

In my research and coaching work over the past two decades, I have met many people who feel unfulfilled, overwhelmed, or stagnant because they are forsaking performance in one or more aspects of their lives. They aren’t bringing their leadership abilities to bear in all of life’s domains—work, …

3 Tips for Building a Really Successful Startup

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The Two Big Ways Power Transforms a Person

Anecdotal evidence certainly <i>suggests</i> that the old cliché about power corrupting people is true. Stories about unethical, dishonest leaders appear in the newspapers — and the history books — with alarming regularity. But do we really know if people in positions of power behave more unethically than …

If You Want To Innovate, Learn These 9 Rules

On December 9th, 1968, a research project funded by the US Department of Defense launched a revolution. The focus was not a Cold War adversary or even a resource rich banana republic, but rather to “augment human intellect” and the man driving it was not a general, but a mild mannered engineer …

Innovation

Powerful People Underperform When They Work Together

All too commonly, we see groups of leaders fail to accomplish their goals — legislators who cannot agree on a bill, heads of state who cannot broker meaningful peace deals, or boards of directors who make disastrous decisions for their companies. Why do powerful people, when working together, fail …

Owe

10 Ways To Get Energized, Inspired And Motivated When You're Feeling Down

There are ups and downs in every career. The callback interview that seemed like a sure thing didn’t lead to an offer. Or you didn’t even get an interview for the job that seemed like a perfect fit. Or promotions were announced, and you weren’t on the list. Or the project that kicked off so …

Leadership

To Be an Authentic Leader, Practice Every Day - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DISNEY INSTITUTE

<b>By Bruce Jones, Senior Programming Director, Disney Institute</b><p>What is authentic leadership? It is a question we are hearing more frequently from participants in our Disney Institute training courses. As today’s organizations and customers place more and more emphasis on transparency, being truly …

5 Surefire Signs You're Dealing With A Psychopath

While Hollywood’s portrayal of psychopaths as serial killers can be accurate, not all psychopaths commit horrendous crimes. In fact, many of them are successful business leaders.<p>About 1% of the general population meets the criteria for a psychopath, yet 3% of business leaders may be psychopaths, …

Psychology

The Robots And The Jobs: No, They Don't Make A Universal Basic Income Necessary

I should point out that I support a universal basic income but I don’t support it because the robots are about to come take all our jobs. Rather, simply because I think it would be a better welfare system than the monstrosity we’ve cobbled together over the past century or so in most countries. …

Economics

Trick Yourself into Breaking a Bad Habit

Let’s face it — we all have a career-limiting habit. Whether it’s weak interpersonal skills, a tendency to procrastinate, or good-but-not-great technical prowess, one of the biggest impediments to our upward mobility is a habit we struggle to change.<p>A few years back, my colleagues and I studied …

Don't Fall For These Six Myths Of Success--Do This Instead

In the last year, have you felt stressed, burnt out, or exhausted? You’re not alone. Burnout levels are on the increase across professions, and a Gallup poll shows that more than 70% of the Americans feel disengaged at work. In our pursuit of success, we are wearing ourselves out. But everyone …

Self-improvement

How Accounting Can Help Build a Sustainable Economy

Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues are often referred to by investors as “nonfinancial information.” As Robert G. Eccles, a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School points out, that’s not because these issues don’t have financial consequences. Rather, …

4 Golden Rules of Investing

Whether you're new to investing or a market veteran, these time-tested tips can help you build your fortune.<b><br>Rule Number 1: Diversify.</b> Since some …

Investing

7 Tips To Think Differently About Your Money And Become An Everyday Financial Superstar

One of my favorite types of articles to write is what I call “the financial feat story.”<p>As collected in the new Forbes e-book, “Money Hacks: Forbes Stories Of Superstar Savers,” which I cowrote with reporter Lauren Gensler, these are tales of people who took on and accomplished impressive, if not …

Personal Finance

Your Company Is Full of Good Experiments (You Just Have to Recognize Them)

Managers sometimes worry when they hear the word “experiment.” Will this be complicated? Expensive? Unfair to customers or employees? And thus many managers stick to the status quo, whether or not they have a good reason to do so.<p>But this reluctance is rarely justified; in fact, managers run …

6 Unusual Habits Of Exceptionally Creative People

I’ve developed an obsession with some of history’s most creative minds in the hope that I might learn some tricks to expand my own creative productivity. Some of the things I’ve learned are more useful than others, and some are simply too weird to try.<p>Steve Jobs, for example, routinely sat on …

Creativity

Self-Developing Organizations, Individualized Learning And The Future Of Work

We can no longer rely on our educational institutions or organizations to teach us everything we know to be successful and relevant. Organizations must learn to self develop and as individuals we must learn to take education and training into our own hands. To explore this in more detail I’m joined …

The Workplace

An Education in Personal Finance

Everyone needs an education in personal finance. It’s one critical subject missing from classroom curriculums. When the transition from childhood to adulthood begins, personal finance—money management, investment advice, understanding the merits of a 401K—becomes essential to our development.<p>The …

How to Install Linux on a Windows Machine With UEFI Secure Boot

Booting Linux with UEFI Secure Boot is different with every distribution and every piece of hardware. But here are some good guidelines.When Windows …

Linux

3 Rules For Delegating Your CEO Responsibilities

As CEO, are you giving someone else responsibility, but then constantly trying to control how they do the job? Google executive Molly Graham brilliantly describes this with a Lego-inspired metaphor about building businesses: “Everyone’s first instinct is to grab back the Legos that the new kid took …

Leadership

Bringing Science to the Art of Strategy

Photography: Sylvain Deleu<p>Artwork: Nuala O’Donovan, Teasel, Exposed Interior, 2011, porcelain, unglazed, 57 x 35 x 25 cm<p>Strategic planners pride themselves on their rigor. Strategies are supposed to be driven by numbers and extensive analysis and uncontaminated by bias, judgment, or opinion. The …

Xpenditure Raises $5.7M To Kill The Monthly Expense Report

Belgian startup Xpenditure has closed $5.7 million in Series A funding. The Brussels-based company offers an expense management platform aimed at enterprises, SMEs and sole traders — basically anybody who has to track and action expenses — and, ultimately, promises to do away with the need to …

Scientists have created a 'mother' robot that breeds 'child' robots better than humans can

Scientists at University of Cambridge have developed a robot that breeds successive generations of robots, each one performing better than the previous one. The "mother" robot is able to detect which traits were successful and which ones were not, and to eliminate the negative traits.<p><i>Produced by</i> …

Robotics