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'Clumsy Ninja' Creator's Eight Rules For Building Record-Breaking Mobile Games

Torsten Reil co-founded NaturalMotion as an Oxford University spinout in 2001 to commercialise dynamic motion synthesis animation technology. The firm’s Endorphin virtual motion capture system helped make films including <i>Troy, Spiderman</i> and <i>Lord of the Rings</i>, while its Euphoria animation engine is …

7 Secrets to Unlock Success and Happiness

I frequently speak at conferences on many topics including innovation, leadership, and the future of mobile technologies. At these conferences, young people often ask me for career advice. I am reminded of my younger days when I was looking for the same. Wisdom from a few people has greatly …

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their core creativity and manifest their goals. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help one go beyond their fears and resistances to tap into their …

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Five Leadership Lessons From James T. Kirk

Captain James T. Kirk is one of the most famous Captains in the history of Starfleet. There’s a good reason for that. He saved the planet Earth several times, stopped the Doomsday Machine, helped negotiate peace with the Klingon Empire, kept the balance of power between the Federation and the …

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …

5 Ways To Get More Productive Today

Want to get more done in the next hour? Take 5 minutes to read this.<p>There might be some productivity-minded part of you that scoffs at the whole idea of reading about how to be more productive. After all, why would you read about <i>doing</i> when you could <i>do</i>?<p>Well, you can tell that part of you to stop …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

If You Want To Nail An Email Introduction To A Busy Person, Here's How

<i>By Chris Fralic, Partner at First Round Capital in New York.</i> <i>This is an updated and revised version of this post.</i><p>I’ve sent a total of more than 81,000 e-mails since 2007— and that’s not even counting my personal e-mail. Over that time, I’ve found that roughly 20% of my e-mails involve the word …

Should chief executives focus on the next 100 years?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/993000/993999_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534685858_4903e82bf294ab8eb40f39bc61bebc90<p><b>What is a long time to wait for a reward? A few days or weeks, or can you wait for months or even years for something you want?</b><p>For a child wanting to …

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When CEOs Talk Strategy, 70% Of The Company Doesn't Get It

<i>CEOs are often left wondering whether their people truly understand their vision. It’s a dangerous place to be, and it’s a difficult situation to diagnose and address. My colleague Jimmy Leppert explores the extent of what is lost if leaders ignore the issue, as well as the best ways to ensure</i> …

Why Productive People Get Up Insanely Early

If you want to do your best work, distraction is your enemy. So wake before it rises.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>I am not a successful entrepreneur. I do not know the secret to life. I know that I love what I do …

Steve Jobs' 10 best quotes on business

<i>To celebrate the life of Apple’s former CEO, here are the ten best Steve Jobs quotes:</i><p><b>Steve Jobs on work/life:</b><p>“Your work is going to fill a large part …

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How to build a business around data in 7 easy steps, explained with food

Food and data, it turns out, have a lot in common. Eating a meal is easy, and so is consuming pre-prepared data. But anyone who has ever had to cook …

9 Job Mistakes That Could Stall Your Entire Career

Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay doesn’t subscribe to the theory that your 20s are a throwaway time to just have fun and decide what you want to be when you grow up.<p>While popular media often depicts 20-somethings as aimless wanderers lounging in extended adolescence, the truth, according to Jay, …

A Job-Hunter's Bill Of Rights

<i>This is a guest post by Lydia O’Connor, a recent graduate who is now job hunting.</i><p>After completing my Master’s in public health several months ago, I eagerly embarked on a job hunt, well aware of the tough economic climate. Having digested the standard advice on interview etiquette, including don’t …

The 7 Rules Holding You Back In Life

by Molly Cain<p>We learn early in life that we must “obey the rules.” Don’t touch the hot stove. Don’t run around like a wild banshee in the grocery store (that’s a term my mom used specifically when my sisters and I were running around like wild banshees in the grocery store). Don’t steal from other …

3 Entrepreneurial Skills You Won't Learn In Business School

Business school was great. I learned about a broad variety of topics I had never been exposed to before—accounting, finance, strategy, and marketing—all of which were very important in starting my own company, Bunndle.<p>But shortly after getting started, I realized there were a few things b-school …

8 Tips For Dealing With Difficult People

Like the old <i>Saturday Night Live</i> character, Debbie Downer, some people are only happy when they’re unhappy and bringing down everyone else around them too.<p>Here are eight tips for dealing with difficult people at work.<p>1. Don’t get dragged down—The old saying is “Misery loves company.” The most …

5 Strategies That Will Turn Your Employees Into Leaders

My boss once told me that managers should always have an exit strategy. Because if (fingers crossed) you receive a promotion or new position, you’ll need to have a plan in place for your departure—including a solid suggestion for someone to fill your role. And that means you need to be preparing …

Coping In A Toxic Work Environment

Recently, I had the occasion to observe a group of employees who were working in a toxic work environment. I witnessed the decline of self-esteem in each one of them as they endured month after month of poor leadership and dysfunction in their workplace. I was truly amazed at the change to the …

How To Get Past Job Search Gatekeepers

Recently a friend of mine applied for a job at a Washington, D.C. political advocacy group. She knew she would face stiff competition because the position was widely advertised. But she had several ins. Her husband knew a highly placed staffer and told him my friend was pursuing the job. Also she …

Why Leaders Must 'Get Real' - 5 Ways To Unlock Authentic Leadership

Leadership is far less about what you are <i>doing</i>, than about who you are <i>being</i>. If you think about the people who have influenced you most over the course of your career and life, it’s likely that what impacted you most was not what they did, but about who they were being while doing it.<p><i>Genuine.</i> …

Forbes Greatest Hits: The 10 golden rules for living the good life: http://bit.ly/10MdE7G 1. Examine life, engage life with vengeance; always search for new pleasures and new destines to reach with your mind.

If You Want To Be Successful, Don't Spend Too Much Time Planning: A Case Study

We said last time a successful entrepreneur is the person who makes an idea happen, even if there are a lot of unexpected problems, and even if it’s not a very good idea in the first place.<p>And then we added that they don’t do it with one roll of the dice. The most successful entrepreneurs we know …

Forbes Greatest Hits: 14 things successful people do on weekends: http://bit.ly/16ykMMT 2. Exercise. It's the perfect opportunity to clear you mind and create fresh ideas.

Billionaires' Tips For New Grads: Advice From Jobs, Oprah, Zuckerberg And More

College students across the country will accept diplomas and step out into the “real world” for the first time this month. Some have jobs, many don’t, but all are hopeful about what lies ahead.<p>As to their first steps beyond the comfort of campus, whose advice should they follow? What lessons should …