Jonathan Porta

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How You Make Decisions Is as Important as What You Decide

Conventional thinking has suggested that leadership positions go to those who aggressively plan their careers with a keen eye for building the right skills to reach top jobs. Others believe that leaders are born, not made. But according to research one of us (Julia) conducted for her book <i>Pivot</i> …

Management

Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership

In 1998, one of us, Daniel Goleman, published in these pages his first article on emotional intelligence and leadership. The response to “What Makes a Leader?” was enthusiastic. People throughout and beyond the business community started talking about the vital role that empathy and self-knowledge …

7 Ways For Your Startup To Dominate In Sales

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of the greatest entrepreneurs to come out of Australia, <b>Andrew Morello</b>. Andrew has a Tony Robbins, …

The Basic Principles of Strategy Haven’t Changed in 30 Years

Almost every time I teach the basic concepts of strategy — the five forces framework or the principles of competitive advantage — I get the same question. “These ideas are more than 30 years old,” managers complain. “Isn’t there anything more recent?”<p>Unfortunately, this question demonstrates a lack …

Time I

The Explainer: Porter's Five Forces

Harvard

For Charcutepaloozians:Food Safety and Common Sense

Good Technique: Keeping Ground Meat Cold / Photos by Donna Turner Ruhlman<p>Welcome to the official #charcutepalooza Safety and Health Concerns post and …

Yes You Can: Cure and Smoke Your Own Ham!

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.<p>I’m excited to share this post with you, because it …

Hemp: Uses and Cures... Ghee and Herbal Extract Recipes Included!

Guest Writer for Wake Up World<p>Hemp, Cannabis sativa, is one of the world’s oldest sources of food and medicine, with a history that dates back at …

Reciclado de palets: ideas para tu hogar

Aquí tienes algunas <b>ideas para fabricar muebles</b> y complementos con palets de madera para tu hogar, como juegos de living, mesas, islas, especieros, …

Start a Medicinal Herb Garden with Culinary Herbs

Growing medicinal herbs is fun, economical and easy! Whether you have a large garden site or simply a pot on a window sill, you can start your own …

Instead Of Spending Hundreds On A Sofa, He Found This Cheap DIY Alternative

• Home<br>• ><br>• DIY<br>• ><br>• Instead Of Spending Hundreds On A Sofa, He Found This Cheap DIY Alternative<p>posted 2 years ago<br>Categories: DIY<p>The right piece of furniture can …

Leaders as Decision Architects

All employees, from CEOs to frontline workers, commit preventable mistakes: We underestimate how long it will take to finish a task, overlook or ignore information that reveals a flaw in our planning, or fail to take advantage of company benefits that are in our best interests. It’s extraordinarily …

Management

Closing the Chasm Between Strategy and Execution

Setting strategy is elegant. It’s a clean and sophisticated process of collecting and analyzing data, generating insights, and identifying smart paths forward. Done at arm’s length in an academic fashion, tight logic is the only glue needed to hold ideas together. The output is a smooth narrative …

A List of Goals Is Not a Strategy

Let’s say you’re getting together with other managers and employees to develop your organization’s or unit’s strategy. No matter how much discussion and enthusiasm you bring to the task, you’re likely to emerge with a list that looks like this:<p>Growth<br>• Superior operational outcomes through efficient …

LED bulbs could foster an urban farming revolution

<i>Video screen capture</i> <i>YouTube</i><p>A major factor contributing to global climate change is the emissions from transporting food from where it's grown to far …

3 Ways To Get Early Users | Inc.com

Getting people to use your product is tough. The odds are stacked against you. People are bombarded with new apps and gadgets to try all the time that finding a way to the buyer is tough. In established business-to-business markets, the same problem exists. Major players dominate the space, and …

Business Strategy

8 Perks That Smart Solopreneurs Make Sure to Give Themselves | Inc.com

Do you work at home, or are you planning to? Having your home become your workplace can be challenging in some ways. It's easy to fall victim to loneliness, distractions, and the lure of the nearby fridge.<p>But working at home also offers huge advantages that your office-bound friends can only dream …

Day Care

9 Hacks To Get Much More Organized In Your Life

If you are reading this, it means there’s too much going on in your life, whether it’s stuff, people, commitments or general confusion. I don’t think …

The Boom In Fashion Segment, Gives Social Commerce Startup, LimeRoad Way To Grasp $30 Mn

According to a research by Morgan Stanley, India’s online retail market is expected to cross <b>$100 Bn mark by 2020</b> with fashion expected to account for …

Social Commerce

Future of Work: Culture

THE TRADITIONAL WORKPLACE, AS WE'VE KNOWN IT, DOESN'T EVEN EXIST TODAY.<p>The explosion of new technologies, mass adoption of social channels, ubiquity of mobile and connectivity, and proliferation of devices continue to drive massive transformation, but at what cost? How can large organizations …

7 Public Speaking Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have delivered good presentations before, but recently, you don’t know how to take your public speaking skills to the next level.<p>This happens to the best of us -- even pros who consistently get paid to speak. However, successful …

Public Speaking

Temporary vs Permanent Happiness (Self-Help vs Personal Development)

When you read Health Mind Power, you are reading personal development.<p>Not self-help.<p>I don’t write self-help, because I don’t like “self-help” and I …

Happiness

Guide to Urban Homesteading - Homesteading and Livestock

If you live in a city and dream of someday being able to work the land and become a modern homesteader, consider this: There’s no need to wait — you …

How to Make Compost - Organic Gardening

Compost is the ultimate ingredient for building fertile soil. If everyone composted their kitchen and garden waste, the world would be a cleaner …

4 Books That Can Pump Up Your Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>If you’ve ever felt like, despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to get to the bottom of that daily to-do list—join the club.<p>But just because being a productivity ninja seems like a farfetched concept to you doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.<p>After all, for …

Time Management

Gadget Review: Six of the Best Hand Coffee Grinders

Specialty coffee has a huge problem. It's not nearly as usable and immediately enjoyable as other beverages like wine, beer, and even tea thanks to coffee's two step process. Beans must first be ground and then brewed. Pop a cork, twist a cap, crack open a beer, throw tea leaves into a gaiwan — …

Coffee

Forget about cotton, we could be making textiles from banana and pineapple

Banana, pineapple and coconut don’t just belong in the fridge, they’re making their way into fashion now too<p>Cotton makes up a third of fibre consumption in the textile industry, according to a global apparel fibre consumption report (pdf) published in 2013. The cotton production industry is labour …

Sustainability

Portland Just Installed Water Pipes That Generate Electricity!

Lucid Energy, a Portland-based energy company, has come up with a brilliant idea to harness electricity from the water that flows through a city’s …