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Be Cool Before These Book Adaptations Hit! - Unbound Worlds

<b>The Lord of the Rings</b>. <b>A Game of Thrones</b>. <b>The Walking Dead</b>.<p>What do these books/comic books have in common? They have all been adapted into unbelievably …

When Two of Your Coworkers Are Fighting

People disagree at work. That’s a given. But what if there’s an all-out war between two of your coworkers? What’s the right way to respond? If the people fighting are your direct reports, you have a duty to intervene, but what if they’re your peers? Should you play the role of peacekeeper? Or …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Hoaxes, Frauds, and Con Men

<b>A cavalcade of diverting deceptions.</b><p>By David W. Maurer<p>Published in 1940, Maurer’s book elevates the confidence game to an art form, detailing the …

Edvard Munch

Turn Your Next Interruption into an Opportunity

Modern life, particularly work life, has become increasingly hectic<b>.</b> There are relentless demands from meetings, emails, text messages, questions to answer, problems to solve, fires to put out. It can begin to feel like there is never any time to get “real work” done. If you feel overwhelmed by …

It’s Time for a New Discussion on “Women in Leadership”

The time has come to reframe the gender issue. The chancellor of Germany, the head of the IMF, and the chair of the US Federal Reserve are women. General Motors, IBM and Lockheed Martin are run by women. Sixty percent of the world’s university graduates are women, and women control the majority of …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Virgin Trains

New Hires Don't Care About Perks, They Care About Training | Inc.com

You might be taking the wrong tack when you're trying to sell your company to potential employees and retain those already on board.<p>Employees care little about free perks at a new job and put more weight on other onboarding elements like mentoring opportunities and job training, according to a new …

Employee Engagement

25 Books That Blow Minds

On a recent Reddit thread, readers commented on this very phenomenon.<p>Asked about the most mind-blowing books they'd ever read, users brought up dystopian novels like "1984" and "The Handmaid's Tale." But books that engender hope for the human spirit like "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Kite …

International U20 Friendly News and Scores

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Brazil is accusing a Uruguayan player of racially abusing one of its players at the South America Under-20 Championship.<p>Brazil …

Soccer

SF newcomers invade Arthur C Clarke award shortlist

International debutantes – two of them women – make up half of list, joining established writers in race for UK's foremost science fiction prize<p>Giants of speculative fiction including Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Margaret Atwood have made way for newcomers on a lively shortlist for this year's …

6 Powerful Ideas for Reading with Kids

Reading daily to our children is important for both the pleasure it brings in its own right and for the future benefits it promises for academic, professional, and even economic success (for more on the importance of reading check out Jim Trelease's classic <i>The Read-Aloud Handbook</i>). If you're …

Kids

Productivity Tricks: 6 Small Changes to Get More Things Done Today | Inc.com

I've always been a big picture person in the workplace.<p>In an upper management role a few years ago, I was constantly trying to set big goals for my team. We would have a major project going in every department by the end of the year, or we'd decide to stay within a multi-million dollar budget. …

Productivity

A Silver-Linings Playbook: 3 Lessons From Early Rejections | Inc.com

In 1964, the immortal rock band The Who--known at the time as the High Numbers--got a rejection letter from EMI, the record label representing The Beatles. The letter, from an employee at the record company, reads:<p>It's interesting to reconsider this letter 50 years later, as The Who's two surviving …

New Albums

Get the Heck Out of the Building, Founder's School: Part 2 | Inc.com

With a ~$2 billion endowment the Kauffman Foundation is the largest non-profit focused on entrepreneurship in the world. The giving away of $80 million every year (with about $25 million going toward entrepreneurial causes) makes Kauffman the dominant player in the entrepreneurship space.<p>Kauffman …

Startups

Five Great Literary Homes, From Pemberley to Ruth’s

The debut novelist Stuart Nadler, whose book ‘Wise Men’ is out in paperback, picks his favorite literary descriptions of domesticity.<p>Our culture is …