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7 creative ways regular people made $1 million

Getting rich is a long-term game ... for the most part.<p>While your best bet to accumulate wealth is to curb your spending, start investing, and develop "rich habits," there are some less conventional ways to make millions relatively quickly.<p>No guarantees these strategies will work for you, but here …

Disney World

How To Schedule Like A Googler And Get Promoted: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories

This week’s top stories may broaden your perspective on the future of work, boost your creative thinking, and help you get promoted.<p>This week we learned the difference between “maker time” and “manager time,” why Gen-X women are now facing a unique set of career challenges, and what the modern …

Epson's PaperLab turns useless trash into fresh sheets of paper

Like a tiny recycling plant for your office<p>Epson has developed what it says is the first ever in-office paper recycling machine. You feed used documents into one end of the PaperLab, and out the other comes clean, white, printable sheets. It's speedy too, churning out 14 A4 sheets every minute …

Why Curious People Are Destined for the C-Suite

When asked recently to name the one attribute CEOs will need most to succeed in the turbulent times ahead, Michael Dell, the chief executive of Dell, Inc., replied, “I would place my bet on curiosity.”<p>Dell was responding to a 2015 PwC survey of more than a thousand CEOs, a number of whom cited …

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you are supposed to be very busy – or otherwise at least pretend to be – because otherwise you can’t …

How to launch a second career at age 50 and beyond

How do you want to spend the rest of your life? Most of us choose a career when we’re too young to know beans about our options, or ourselves. Now, …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of "Control Alt Deceit," a card game designed to replicate the process of starting a …

Time Management

How To Increase Company Morale And Profits In 72 Hours

We’ve all been there… overwhelmed by the daily grind of metrics, projects, goals, and deadlines. Problems need to be solved, but backlogs, competing priorities, and miscommunication seems to delay output and slow things down. Each department has their own agenda and effective cross-department …

Bringing Science to the Art of Strategy

Photography: Sylvain Deleu<p>Artwork: Nuala O’Donovan, Teasel, Exposed Interior, 2011, porcelain, unglazed, 57 x 35 x 25 cm<p>Strategic planners pride themselves on their rigor. Strategies are supposed to be driven by numbers and extensive analysis and uncontaminated by bias, judgment, or opinion. The …

GoDaddy Billionaire Bob Parsons' 7 Tips For Entrepreneurs

Domain name registrar and Web-hosting firm GoDaddy was founded by businessman and philanthropist Bob Parsons in 1997. The colorful entrepreneur sold the majority of the firm to private equity investors in 2011 and stepped down as executive chairman in June 2014. The company went public on April …

Entrepreneurship

A Simple Formula for Changing Our Behavior

“Whoa! What are you doing?” I asked aghast.<p>I had just walked into my daughter’s room as she was working on a science project. Normally, I would have been pleased at such a sight. But this time, her project involved sand. A lot of it. And, while she had put some plastic underneath her work area, it …

Take These Simple Steps To Maintain Bone Health

Make no bones about it. As we approach middle age, the bare-bone truth about your skeleton is that, especially in pre and post menopausal women, you can only maintain or lose bone density. You cannot naturally regain it. There are some strong prescription medicines out there that reverse bone …

The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

You, like me, probably rattle off emails quickly, all day (and sometimes all night) long. And that means the people receiving your emails are doing exactly the same thing. Whether this is good or bad for us, generally speaking, is an open question. But until we all get better at dealing with email …

24 ways to influence even the most resistant people

Seduction, persuading a person to yield to your advances, isn't used only in the pursuit of a love interest. Influencing others is how we get jobs and promotions, win negotiations, sell products, and gain notoriety.<p>In "The Art of Seduction," popular author Robert Greene explores the ruthless …

Game of Thrones

5 Signs It's Time to Quit

Are you moping around the office this week, shaking sand out of your purse from Labor Day weekend? After a holiday, a vacation or a long summer of fun and adventure, it's not unusual to feel a little reluctant to buckle down and kick back into gear at your job.<p>But what if that feeling doesn't go …

Commuting

7 Things CEOs Can Do Today To Be Better Managers

Most first-time CEOs I see do almost none of these 7 suggestions.<p><i>7 Things As CEO You Can Do Today To Be A Better Manager originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Jason M. Lemkin, Managing Director at Storm Ventures, on Quora:</b><p>This new-ish phase of my life as a VC is …

12 chores small-business owners should pay someone else to do

Time is the greatest asset a small-business owner can have.<p>But when you're working around the clock on so many important tasks to keep your business running, you're often left with very little time or energy to tend to the smaller things like household chores and administrative work.<p>Laura …

Small Business

4 Scientifically Proven Ways to Have a Happier Morning

In the past, I would have never described myself as a "morning person." In fact, I used to hate mornings. I would often begin the day by hitting the snooze button on my cell phone alarm. When I would finally wake up, it was usually a race to get out the door. I would rush to shower, do my hair and …

Happiness

Articles about 6 innovative tropical homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>From container homes to domed houses, these prefab residences in Georgia have a lot to offer.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder …

You Can’t Understand China’s Slowdown Without Understanding Supply Chains

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>The last few weeks have brought news of turmoil in China, including currency devaluations, an economic slowdown, and a stock market plunge. Most economists, including those at the the IMF, think it is premature to talk about an economic crisis. While I agree, I nonetheless believe that the …

14 cognitive biases that screw up your success in life

You perform poorly on tests because you think you will; you put off work assignments until the night before they're due; you're overconfident in the accuracy of your predictions about the economy.<p>These are but a few examples of the cognitive biases that affect the way you behave and see the world. …

Self-improvement

6 Techie Fixes to Radically Boost Your Productivity

If the goal is to work smarter and stay productive, you need tech that helps you accomplish that goal.<p>Nothing turns out to be a killjoy for productivity like a tech problem.<p>In an interview with a startup recently, the founder said he always makes sure new employees receive a shiny new Macbook to …

HomeAdvisor finds that there’s no place like home for business focus

The company once called ServiceMagic tried to be everything to everyone looking for a service. But since becoming HomeAdvisor, it's found that a clear business focus has resulted in many benefits.<p>There are a few prominent examples of companies in the tech sector that have gone far afield of where …

Small Business

4 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Big Business Employee Benefits

I know it feels impossible to compete with the big boys when you are trying to hire top talent, but you can.<p>Recently, two big companies announced monumental changes to their parental leave policies: Virgin announced it would offer one year of paid parental leave, and Nestle announced that it would …

The Workplace

13 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Just say "no" to plastic drop cloths.<p>Professional painters are fast, efficient, and have mastered techniques that produce top-notch results while making it all look easy. Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets, including these 13 tips.<p>1. …

What Only the CEO Can Do

I became Procter & Gamble’s CEO in June 2000, in the midst of a crisis. On March 7 of that year the company had announced that it would not meet its projected third-quarter earnings, and the stock price plummeted from $86 to $60 in one day, leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a 374-point …

Ask For Even More: Five Items Even Savvy Professionals Forget To Negotiate For

Both as an executive coach and recruiter I have worked on negotiations involving offers in the multiple six-figures. These big offers have a lot of moving parts and involve experienced professionals on both sides of the negotiation table (candidate and employer). So I’m always surprised when I’m …

How To Negotiate Your Salary

Forbes talked to three employment experts about the best way for job candidates to negotiate salary and perks. Orville Pierson, author of The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search, used to be a senior vice president at the outplacement firm Lee Hecht Harrison. Rusty Rueff wrote Talent …