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The Cuomo College Fiasco

Donald Trump sets the bar very high, but the award for the worst public policy idea of the year goes to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.<p>Cuomo presides over a state with a rich diversity of educational institutions. But he also presides over a state, like all states, where many students don’t complete …

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How hedge funds work

IN FEBRUARY it emerged that nearly half of the richest hedge-fund managers in Britain have donated a total of £10m ($14.8m) to the Conservative party …

2014 Hairstyle Trends for Men - Are you ready for a new look?

For those of us that suffered through the ‘bed-head’ era of men’s hairstyles, the current landscape of hairstyle trends for men is like a grand …

The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization

Displaying data can be a tricky proposition, because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.<p>So how do …

5 Daily Rituals to Manage Work Stress

Generally, I’m pretty well-tuned into my work-life merge and stress-busting routines, often awakening prior to the blaring of the alarm. Like clockwork, my body anticipates that first moment of “breath work” practice, meditation and a few yoga poses. But it wasn’t always like this. And honestly, …

13 Habits of Extraordinary Bosses | Inc.com

The most popular post I've ever written is <i>The Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses.</i> However, while that post clearly struck a chord, it lacked something important: a code of behavior that puts those beliefs into action.<p>Probably my favorite business book is Sylvia Lafair's <i>Don't Bring It To Work:</i> …

18 New York hacks to make your life easier

From the best days to hit up museums in NYC to making reservations at the best restaurants in NYC or scoring last-minute Broadway tickets, these …

The coolest secret New York parties, clubs and dinners

Photograph: Sue RissbergerBunna Cafe<p>Photograph: Shoot PeopleDark Disco<p>Photograph: Tod SeelieGemini & Scorpio<p>Photograph: Fable EngineHouse of …

Secret places in New York that you can actually visit

Photograph: Virginia RollisonMellow Pages Library & Reading Room<p>Photograph: Virginia RollisonBirreria Roma<p>Photograph: Camille A FernandezElevated …

The Most Common Leadership Model - And Why It's Broken

When organizations’ hire, develop, and promote leaders using a competency-based model, they’re unwittingly incubating failure. Nothing fractures corporate culture faster, and eviscerates talent development efforts more rapidly, than rewarding the wrong people for the wrong reasons. Don’t reward …

Why Purely Virtual Teams Don't Work

Ten years ago today, on April 1, 2003, these things did not exist: facebook, youtube, twitter, linkedin. Google had not yet gone public, and Wikipedia was in its infancy. The smartphone was just coming into the market with limited capability.<p>The phrase “cloud computing” didn’t come into common …

Change Management Is Bigger Than Leadership

If an organization needs to undergo significant change, that’s a leadership issue, right? Old dogs will learn new tricks when the lead dog — or ape, or penguin, depending on the management fable of the moment — shows them off. Leaders need to craft compelling elevator speeches, relentlessly deliver …

Cocktail Hour: Cucumber-Coconut Splash

Combine the fun of mixed drinks with the food-friendliness of vino<p><b>Cocktail:</b> Cucumber-Coconut Splash<p><b>How to Make it:</b> Thinly slice 2 cucumbers. Reserve 12 slices and place the rest in a pitcher with 1 1/2 cups coconut water. Refrigerate for 1 hour, then remove cucumber and add a 750-ml bottle of rosé …

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