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3 Reasons Why Introverts Can Be Great Networkers

Think introversion is an obstacle to be overcome? Think again.<p>There's a common misconception about the type of personality needed in order to excel at personal branding and networking. The assumption is that strong extraversion is necessary, and that you need to be loud, assertive, and unafraid to …

The Remedy for Unproductive Busyness

Raise your hand if you feel busy. Keep it up, still, if you think the busyness is hurting your productivity. If your hand is still up, then you should keep on reading.<p>It’s very easy to succumb to the temptation of staying busy even when it is counterproductive: It is the way our brains are wired. …

A Brief History of the Ways Companies Compete

Since the late nineteenth century, we have seen five distinct movements in the way companies compete. The first was <b>efficiency</b>. This was the original purpose of forming corporations — to facilitate the production of products and services with the least amount of wasted time, materials, and labor. …

The Best Leaders Always Ask These Questions

While exploring potential assignments near the end of my career with the U.S. Navy, I sought out advice from a trusted mentor.<p>“What’s your goal for …

It's Time To Fight Back Against Big Data

Attention is a finite resource that needs to be protected. There is a never-ending assault on our consciousness. Our email inboxes offer a torrent of pleas for our time and money. Sit in an airport lounge and it’s impossible to concentrate because CNN is blaring. As Michael Crawford noted in a …

A Second Chance to Make the Right Impression

Romualdo Faura<p>Years ago a friend of mine, Gordon, interviewed for a position at a prominent university. During his daylong visit to campus, he had lunch with a senior faculty member (let’s call him Bob) who had final say over the hire. After their food arrived, Bob said of his meal, “You know, this …

We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other

Whatever you may have heard to the contrary, Chip Wilson is not an idiot. The founder and former CEO and Chairman of Lululemon Atheltica is, in point of fact, a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, innovator, and self-made billionaire. Idiots are very rarely any of those things.<p>But a …

How Blackjack Helped Jeff Ma Sell His Startups to Yahoo, Virgin, and Twitter

Jeff Ma won millions as a member of the famed MIT Blackjack Team. Now a serial entrepreneur, Ma explains how his skills crossed over from the casino to the C-suite.<p>In 1998, on a riverboat casino on the Red River in Shreveport, Louisiana, the MIT Blackjack Team took the house for $80,000 in just a …

Mastering Your Own Life in 19 Difficult Steps

Life is full of great days and supremely awful days. It's on those bad days that we need a little lift. A logical pick-me-up, if you will, that gets us out of a slump.<p>This guide works when bad things happen. Someone trolls you online? Read this. Someone hates your writing, your product, or your …

Oh boy, do we pay tax, says Google (less than one-fifth of a per cent on $2b)

Google pays less than 0.2 per cent tax in Singapore on the estimated $2 billion paid by Australian companies as revenue for Google ads.<p>The reason for …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little.<p>Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. …

Dominican Republic

Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work

Behance has been a source of inspiration on the web for the past 8 years, I remember when they first started back in 2007 and it's amazing to see how …

Why small business can transform Australia

As a valedictory tribute to former prime minister Malcolm Fraser, this column on the phenomenal potential for small business to transform the …

Australia

Mr Porter – Five Japanese Brands You Should Know About

Author:<p>Freshness<p>Publish date:<p>Always at the forefront of fashion and design, Japanese brands are constantly pushing the boundaries of classic menswear …