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More parks, transportation options top priorities for Lincoln Yards, says survey

Here’s how some residents feel about the $5B Sterling Bay redevelopment project<p>The first community meeting was held for Lincoln Yards redevelopment in July, and 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins opened a survey to gather community feedback. The results of that survey, which only got 452 responses, …

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S&P 500: It's All In The Numbers And The Numbers Never Lie

Introduction<p>With 60% of 2018 already behind us and as the S&P 500 (SPY) is on the verge of making a new all time - we thought that it's as a good …

Investing

Only 15 people have ever finished the grueling and secretive Barkley Marathons — here's what the race is like, according to people who've tried

For a runner who tries to enter the Barkley Marathons, one thing is certain: They have almost no chance of finishing.<p>The first Barkley race was held in 1986, but the course distance was bumped up to at least 100 miles — probably 130 miles, depending on who you ask — in 1989. Since then, there have …

Running

Why WisdomTree Is Going Active With Our Multifactor ETFs

<i>By Jeremy Schwartz, CFA, Director of Research</i><p>WisdomTree aspires to be at the forefront of innovative ways for marrying the benefits of the …

Investing

5 Questions to Ask If You Want an Actually Honest Answer From a Reference

Star Wharton professor Adam Grant on how to get the truth about that candidate.<p>"There's no way at all for us to tell whom we're vetting by simply asking a few references and taking their words at face value. That's why our agency (and several other companies I know) don't ask for references at …

Nondeductible IRAs: A Valuable Retirement Savings Account

There’s plenty of upside to being wealthy, and at least one downside: At higher incomes, the IRS shuts you out of some of the biggest benefits of …

Retirement

11 behaviors that indicate you're a 'problem employee'

Problem employees aren't just irritating, they can also be financially draining for a business. Research shows that these employees can cost an …

How To Create A 1 Page Business Plan In 20 Minutes

Use A Lean Canvas Template<p>Before product/market fit there is problem/solution fit. Some of the first steps many failed startups neglected to follow …

The 8 Rules of Leadership by Jack Welch

Leadership is best taught by example. Follow these eight indisputable rules directly from the playbook of the former head of GE.<p>Leadership is all about growing others. It's about your team and its welfare. It's about your direct reports and their performance.<p>Leadership is a tough act. It's a daily …

10 Leadership Focus Areas That Build High Performing Teams

Shape the conditions that promote teamwork and results.<p>No one person is more important than the whole team.<p>The best teams win together, learn together, adapt together, lose together, and grow together. In high performing teams, their interactions and communications are fluid, relevant, and even …

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of leadership.<p>Since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and …

Leadership

How Fractals Bring Imaginary Cities to Life

Artist Emily Garfield maps places that don't exist. "I think that's related to the way cities grow in real life."<p>Emily Garfield like to say that she grows cities. With pen, ink, and watercolor, the Boston-based artist creates maps of imaginary places that tap into the essence of urban form.<p>"They …

Fractals

The 12 books every aspiring leader should read, according to a Stanford professor

LinkedIn Influencer Bob Sutton published this post originally on LinkedIn.<p>I have been maintaining — and occasionally updating — a list of "Books That …

GUEST ARTICLE -- A New Community Revitalization Model: "Demand Creation"

When you chat with your grandmother about urban revitalization, the words that you use and the images she has in her head are likely focused on …

The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause

Strike up a conversation about work values, and it won’t be long before someone brings up a pyramid — a famous psychologist’s best-known theory. Abraham Maslow’s big idea was that we all have a hierarchy of needs: once our basic physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, we seek love and …

Employee Engagement

Investing in small cities could be the solution to many of the US's problems

The president saw a nation divided in two. Nearly half its population had moved into teeming cities where corporate leaders were amassing the greatest personal fortunes the world had ever seen. The other half was stuck in rural America—stuck, in the words of the historian David Kennedy, with …

5 Ways to Build a Great Company Culture

A sturdy and comprehensive culture will provide your workforce with the proper guidelines to work within<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Building a world-class company culture is …

Employment

How ‘Not in My Backyard’ Became ‘Not in My Neighborhood’

In Seattle, the neighbors don’t want apartments for formerly homeless seniors nearby. In Los Angeles, they don’t want more high-rises. In San Jose, Calif., they don’t want tiny homes. In Phoenix, they don’t want design that’s not midcentury modern.<p>Homeowners in each of these places share a common …

DIY Emergency Bug Out Bag

I wanted an emergency bag. Something better than a low-quality, pre-assembled kit. I assumed one of the many sites that tell you how to put your own …

The Ultimate Grammar Cheat Sheet for Writers [Infographic]

Typos are distracting, am I <i>rihgt</i>? And using the wrong word can cause even more confusion <i>then</i> typos! :)<p>Luckily, the team at The Expert Editor …

Tax Geek Tuesday: Making Sense Of The New '20% Qualified Business Income Deduction'

On December 22nd, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, finalizing a once-in-a-generation overhaul of the existing Code and leaving the once-burdensome tax law so simple, we’ll all be preparing our returns on postcards come the spring of 2019.<p>HAHAHAHAHAHA<p>/wipes tear from …

Retirement

I spent this year reading about relationships, productivity, and success — and 15 insights stuck with me more than any others

As 2016 drew to a close, I published a list of nonfiction books I'd read that year. At that point, I thought I knew everything about how to be happier, how to achieve my goals, and how to become an expert at anything.<p>In 2017, I learned — surprise! — I was wrong. This past year, I read another …

Consciousness

How to Set Up Your New Apple Watch

Author: Brian Barrett. Brian Barrett Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.22.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>An Apple Watch, eh? Fancy! Let’s fire up …

5 Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone: Backed By Research

Here are the things you can tell just by looking at someone<p>As for personality, you can generally trust your gut when guessing extraversion, …

Visualizing your net worth — and how it compares to others

As you all know, I’m fond of financial scorecards. While admitting their limitations, I like numbers and tools that allow you to compare your …

This 1 Rule Will Seriously Up Your Company's Innovation Game

A simple principle for managing scarce resources.<p>One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their …

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65 reasons why urbanism works

“Reconciliation is making peace with reality, our ideals, and the gap in between,” via Her Honour, Janice C. Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. …

Yes, You Can Make Office Politics Less Toxic

I once served on the board of a nonprofit with a group of men and women I deeply admired. Board meetings were an uninterrupted joy. Even lengthy conference calls were opportunities for spontaneous sharing, personal connection, and productive problem-solving. It was Camelot. Until it wasn’t.<p>As the …

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