Juan Carlos Miñarro

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Watch This Selective Attention Test

Just watch this video first, then read the words. Seriously. Follow the instructions and count how many times a player wearing white passes the …

The 50 Best Horror Movies

Halloween is fast approaching with a crucifix in one hand, a bag of pestilent rodents in the other and a hockey mask stuck to its face. To prepare, …

Know Thy Time: Peter Drucker’s Strategy To Become More Effective

The reason I research productivity is simple. I think that a productive life equals a happy life.<p>Also, if you’re more productive than average people, …

Time Management

Why You're Not Management Material -- And How To Get There

You got to work this morning to find the office all abuzz. Jessica, the manager of another team in your department, has given her two-week notice, and everyone’s talking about who’s going to fill her role. Your company typically fills open management slots from the inside, and you’ve been working …

Leadership

Here are all the huge new trailers you need to see from this year's Comic-Con

The 2016 San Diego Comic-Con was the combat zone for the ongoing battle between the Marvel and DC movie universes. Marvel wowed fans with trailers for its upcoming Netflix series, and DC tried to amp up its movie prescence with the release of two major trailers.<p>And along the way were some fantastic …

Business Valuation (Infographic)

By <b>Tim Vipond</b>, Corporate Finance Institute<p>Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about and working on business valuations across a broad …

3 Tricks Facebook Uses to Shut Down Toxic Office Politics | Inc.com

Humans are political animals, so there's probably no way we'll ever completely stop building alliances, tracking power, and lobbying for resources. And why should we? Getting along in groups and making your voice heard are essential skills for success.<p>But there is definitely such a thing as too …

George Soros, Carl Icahn, Druckenmiller Bearish

I never had the privilege to interview the famous investor Sir John Templeton. But one of my own financial mentors did.<p>Some of you may remember the …

China just took a left hook to its self-esteem

China's government really wanted the country's stock market — the A-share market — to be included in a very special club (an index, really) and it thought that that was going to happen on Thursday.<p>In fact, it was so excited that the country's normally quiet officials were coming right out and …

Embracing Agile

Agile innovation methods have revolutionized information technology. Over the past 25 to 30 years they have greatly increased success rates in software development, improved quality and speed to market, and boosted the motivation and productivity of IT teams.<p>Now agile methodologies—which involve …

The Secret History of Agile Innovation

You hear a lot about “agile innovation” these days. Teams using agile methods get things done faster than teams using traditional processes. They keep customers happier. They enjoy their work more. Agile has indisputably transformed software development, and many experts believe it is now poised to …

HBR's Embrace Of Agile

The article, “Embracing Agile,” in the current issue of <i>Harvard Business Review</i> by Darrell K. Rigby, Jeff Sutherland and Hirotaka Takeuchi is a landmark in the history of management, not just the history of Agile and its major variant, Scrum.<p>In 2011, I wrote: “If there was a Nobel Prize for …

Project Management

A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring Better Meetings

From The New York Public Library<p>I am frequently flummoxed by the complete misalignment between a team’s mandate and the agenda for their meetings. My favorite example was a Corporate Affairs team that had an ambitious agenda to work collaboratively to transform the perception of the organization …

10 Movies That Were Made Worse By Reshoots

Movie-making is a bizarre and chaotic process. Sometimes, the flurry of rewrites and added footage can result in an unlikely masterpiece. But …

Horror

LinkedIn HR chief recommends 3 books to all new managers

As the head of HR for LinkedIn, the professional social network with more than 400 million active users around the world, Pat Wadors is constantly having conversations about what tools and resources managers and their employees need to succeed.<p>She says learned two fundamental truths about …

This Rare Leadership Behavior Can Also Be a Game-Changer | Inc.com

Marcus Lemonis, star of the <i>The Profit</i>, swears by it. Best-selling author and researcher Dr. Brene Brown says it is "the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change."<p>What do I speak of? The widely-held notion that <i>vulnerability</i> is, indeed, a leadership strength displayed by the best entrepreneurs.<p>…

Leadership

8 Simple Phrases to Massively Improve Your Leadership | Inc.com

There's no doubt about it, the biggest tool you have at your disposal as a leader is free, unlimited, and right at the tip of your tongue:<p>It's your choice of words.<p>Think about it: when the spotlight is shining on you as a leader, everything from laying out your firm's vision to amping up your team …

Leadership

Hacking The Career: What Organizations Should Do

One of the most disruptive changes we’ve seen in business over the last decade is the end of the traditional “career.”<p>People used to join companies for life: We would look for a great company when we got out of school, join the new-hire development program, pay our dues working up the ranks, and …

Human Resources

23 Michael Jordan Quotes That Will Immediately Boost Your Confidence

What M.J. would say about North Carolina's loss to Villanova.<p>Last night, Villanova beat North Carolina to become NCAA National Champions. Villanova deserves respect and applause for their victory. However, what would Michael Jordan say to the team of his alma mater after such a defeat?<p>Fittingly, …

Want to know everything about your town or job? This site will show you

Welcome to Data USA! MIT Media Lab has released Data USA, an open source data visualization engine loaded with all publicly available U.S. data. The …

Data Visualization

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

TED Talks

Questions and answers about Saudi land purchases in the US

Almarai Co., Saudi Arabia's largest dairy company, has bought about 14,000 acres in drought-stricken Southern California and Arizona in an effort to …

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

Microsoft’s New Data-Viz Tool Puts Excel Charts To Shame

SandDance is free-to-use software that will make you feel like a data science guru.<p>All of us have experienced the horrors of the Excel graph. (A few of us, surely, are even responsible for bringing this misery onto others.) Enter Microsoft’s new data-visualization tool, which will make you look …

The 7 Things A Leader Must Do To Build The Perfect Team

On paper, and in your head, you have the best team in the world – and yet, things are not clicking. You feel like you have the “<i>right people on the</i> …

7 Pillars of Long-term, Successful Leaders

I love observing leaders. I consistently strive to be a better leader and the best way I know to improve is to watch and learn from other leaders. …

Good CEOs aren't busy

We'd just raised our $20M series B for Bigcommerce in 2012 and upon hearing that, both Eddie and I thought "Ha, yeah right! I don't have time to do anything but work and that won't change!"<p>Back then our "executive team" was me, Eddie and Rob — our current CFO and COO. We were a force to be reckoned …

Five Bad Habits That Make Meetings Miserable And Unproductive

In 2015 organizations held more than 25 million meetings per day in the United States. This translates to more than $37 billion in lost productivity, according to a study by Fuze. One Harvard Business Review report found that 67% of meetings are considered unproductive by executives and they take …

Time I

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Shifting from Star Performer to Star Manager

You’ve always been a high achiever—top of your class, captain of your sports teams, star performer at work. Now, you’re going to be managing a team of high-performers in a division of your company that everyone’s buzzing about. You’re confident that you can navigate this new challenge with …