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When It Comes To Success In Business, EQ Eats IQ For Breakfast

When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.<p>I worked as hard as I could, but I almost always fell short of my goals.<p>Growing up, I often found myself surrounded …

Emotional Intelligence

Our obsession with performance data is killing performance

In business, education, law enforcement, surgery, and more, one researcher finds that performance outcomes drop when people know how they’re being measured.<p>More and more companies, government agencies, educational institutions, and philanthropic organizations are today in the grip of a new …

Management

Realeyes, which uses AI and a front-facing camera to read viewers’ emotions, raises $16.2M

One of the more interesting applications of AI to the world of advertising and marketing has been in how it’s being used to help measure and ultimately shape campaigns. Now, a company providing the technology to do that has raised a round both to expand its business in adtech as well as to tackle …

Startups

Build Really Strong Teams Using These 5 Uncommonly Powerful Secrets

Teams are an extremely powerful and important tool for getting the most out the most important resource you have: your human resource.<p>One of the most difficult challenge for business leaders is to get the right group of people together on a team that will deliver the results you desire for your …

Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Practically every organization today has a set of core values that ideally function as the “operating instructions” of the company. The goal of articulating the essential and enduring principles of your organization is to inform, inspire, and instruct the day-to-day behaviors of everyone who works …

Why We Can't Innovate

“Ad Hoc, slow, short-term, insular.” That’s the overall characterization of corporate innovation processes that appears in a recent “State of Innovation” report by CB Insights, based on a survey of 677 corporate strategy executives. While a lot about the identity of the firms in the sample remains …

Innovation

6 of the Best Apps to Travel Like (Or With) a Local

These days, it’s all about “authentic” travel. Hotels, tour companies, even Airbnb are now concerned about the travel experience you’re having — not …

Five Easy Yoga Poses That Will Make You Feel Like a Million Bucks

Tired of halfhearted toe-touches? Try these movements instead.<p>The fundamental problem with stretching is that it is as critical to good health and injury prevention as it is painfully boring to actually <i>do</i>. Especially for those who are short on time, the banality of it all—a few halfhearted toe …

6 Stylish Pairs of Men’s Sunglasses to Wear this Season

The one accessory that can take an outfit from boring to wow is a cool pair of shades. Sure, watches and belts are important too, but if you plan on …

Men's Fashion

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Sexless Marriage Is Surprisingly Common

Why is it that love and sex are so often at odds? Or, is the issue rather that losing interest in sex has something to do with marriage? Because, if …

10 Daily Habits That Can Actually Change Your Life

Your attitude determines your altitude. “Succesful people don’t just drift off to the top. Getting there requires focused action, personal discipline and lots of energy every day to make things happen,” says American author and entrepreneur Jack Canfield. And he couldn’t be more accurate.<p>So, don’t …

Happiness

These are the verbs that should never appear on your resume — and what to use instead

Your resume isn't a place for modesty; it's a chance to show companies all the awesome things you've done — and what you can do for them if given a chance. Take the opportunity to liven things up a bit. Weak, vague or overused verbs can actually diminish the excellent work you did at your last job, …

5 Inherited IRA Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Inheritance

Let’s be honest. Stress doesn’t help us make smart financial decisions. I think it’s fair to say when we are inheriting money it’s often a busy, hectic and stressful time in our lives. Here are a few mistakes you want to avoid if you inherit an IRA or other retirement accounts from a loved one. …

Retirement

Is Your Startup Worth the Risk? 5 Questions You Need to Answer

Use these simple steps to assess the strength of a startup.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The art of predicting the potential of an early-stage business lies in identifying which internal and external factors will have the biggest impact on its future performance. To …

Pentagram’s Natasha Jen: “Design is not a monster you ‘unleash’ to fix the world”

Speaking at this year’s Design Indaba, Pentagram partner Natasha Jen makes her feelings on business buzzwords, simplistic flow diagrams and sticky …

Design

Frida Kahlo Is Being Made Into a Barbie Doll. But One of Her Relatives isn’t Happy

(MEXICO CITY) — Toy-maker Mattel was in a dispute Thursday with a distant relative of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo over rights to a Frida …

This smart toilet is $11,000, and we have just one question: why?

Have you ever sat in your throne room and thought, “My toilet just isn’t smart enough?” Well, Toto, a maker of high-end bathroom furniture, apparently did. The company recently announced the Neorest NX2 toilet, a conceptual throne running in the neighborhood of <b>$11,000</b>. Yes, that’s right, an $11,000 …

Cleaning

Hey, Siri: 142 useful voice commands for Siri

Do you use Siri to its full potential? Perhaps it’s time to refresh your memory with this list of useful things you can ask it to do for you.<b>Control</b> …

7 Ways Clarity Powers Productivity

Clarity powers productivity. And it does so for anyone and everyone. Here are seven of the most important ways:<p><b>1. Uncommonly clear goals</b><p>A clear destination opens the door to action. Specificity is the key here. When you know exactly what you are trying to achieve, you are able to focus. You don’t …

Management

"Amazon-Coin" Replacing Bitcoin?...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b></b><b>1 — Amazon-coin?</b><p>More than half of respondents in a new LendEDU survey said they would use an Amazon-created cryptocurrency for purchases on the site. More than 58% of Prime users …

Cryptocurrency

Ten Smart Interview Questions -- And Ten Painfully Dumb Ones

Dear Liz,<p>I recently started a new job. I’m a Senior Recruiter with a fantastic firm. In my first week on the job we had a meeting about interview questions. The recruiting staff all agreed that it’s not useful or appropriate to ask candidates the standard old-school interview questions like “What’s …

Career Development

The Most Successful Brands Focus on Users — Not Buyers

What makes a brand successful in the digital age? A joint study by SAP, Siegel+Gale, and Shift Thinking suggests that digital brands don’t just do things differently; they also think differently. Where traditional brands focus on positioning their brands in the <i>minds</i> of their customers, digital …

Customer Experience

MoviePass Generates Almost $130 Million For Oscar-Nominated Films

MoviePass, the subscription service that allows moviegoers to see one movie per day for a monthly fee of $9.95, has undergone incredible growth through the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018.<p>Its membership skyrocketed from 600,000 in October 2017 to 1 million the following December and grew to 1.5 …

MoviePass

New Weiss Ratings for Cryptocurrencies Award No "A"s and Score Bitcoin a C+ - Bitcoin News

Markets and Prices<p><b>Financial ratings agency Weiss has just released its much-hyped cryptocurrency review. The eagerly-anticipated report rates 74 of</b> …

The cheap tracker funds that aim to mimic Warren Buffett (or other investing strategies)

How would you like to invest in a fund that takes a Warren Buffett-like approach to picking companies but will cost you only 0.3pc a year?<p>"Exchange-traded funds" (ETFs), once seen as a cheap way to track an index such as the FTSE 100, can now be used for more specific purposes such as mimicking an …

How To Answer 'Where Do You See Yourself In Five Years?'

Dear Liz,<p>I hate to go to a job interview and get the question “Where do you see yourself in five years?” It’s such a stupid question. Who cares where I see myself in five years, considering nobody is going to make me a five-year-long job offer?<p>Is it really any of their business what I want to be …

Masters Degree

7 of the Best Commission-Free ETFs at TD Ameritrade in 2018

These seven commission-free ETFs are great for buy-and-hold investors who use TD Ameritrade for an IRA or HSA in 2018.<p><b>TD Ameritrade</b> recently revamped …

Trick Your Brain Into Making You Richer

Our brains are often working against us, leading us to make dumb financial moves -- or to not do anything at all. Here's how to fight back.<p>We all …

The 1 Thing Everyone Overlooks With Blockchain Technology

Forget this and your cryptocurrency investments could go up in smoke.<p>With few exceptions, the cryptocurrency market has been next to unstoppable …