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Ask these 7 questions in a job interview to land the perfect candidate

How many quarters would you need to stack to reach the height of the Empire State Building? How many ping-pong balls fit in a school bus? How do you …

Google Says The Best Managers Have These 10 Qualities

It’s called Project Oxygen.<p>Beginning in 2008, Google researchers wanted to understand what makes a manager great at Google.<p>Here’s what they found.<p><b>Project Oxygen</b><p>Google sought to identify the common threads among Google’s highest performing managers. Based on internal research, Google then applied …

San Francisco

The best closing lines for 5 critical work emails

Do you speak “Millennial”? Taco Bell does. Or at least, the company hopes it’s become fluent in the language of its biggest fan base.<p>The Associated …

Taco Bell

Google Helps Its Managers Create a Team Vision With This Simple 5-Step Formula | Inc.com

Back in 2002, Google ran an experiment to see if managers were absolutely necessary. It removed bosses from the equation. As you might imagine, the test didn't go so well. Not only did Google find that managers were critical, but it also identified a list of attributes that made some more effective …

Management

An Estimate Of Waymo's Intrinsic Value

Preamble<p>The majority of my articles in Seeking Alpha are valuations of companies that I either currently hold in my portfolio or they are companies …

Visa's Founder Says You Should Look for This 1 Trait in New Hires (It's Not Experience)

Hiring top talent is a key ingredient for the success of any business, small or large. Learn how to do it right from a top former CEO.<p>The number one hiring mistake I see people make is prioritizing skill and experience over integrity and the ability to learn. As counterintuitive as it may seem, …

Pitch Deck Template: Exactly What To Include

What exactly do startup entrepreneurs need to include in a pitch deck that leads to a successful fundraising round?<p>Throwing together a dozen slides with a couple of bullet points in exchange for landing millions of dollars in startup capital may not sound that challenging. Yet, with thousands of …

Investing

Hiring Managers Hate Preachy Cover Letters. Here's How to Make Yours Stand Out | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, cover letters can help you stand out and get a job interview today. You might think employers don't read them. Especially, if you've been applying online endlessly and not getting any response. But, the truth is, when you get a cover letter directly in the hands of the …

5 Questions You'll Hear at Your Next Job Interview — and Exactly How to Answer Them

Bookmark this now.<p>Look, there’s no way around this: job hunting sucks.<p>It’s stressful, time-consuming, and success hinges on a million different …

Taxes When Using the Back Door Into a Roth IRA

The new tax law still allows high earners to contribute indirectly to a Roth IRA. But the tax bill for doing so will depend partly on whether they …

Retirement

Ten Mistakes 90% Of Job Seekers Make

The biggest problem facing job-seekers today is the abysmal state of the recruiting process in many or most medium-sized and large employers.<p>The broken recruiting apparatus makes it even harder than usual for a talented job-seeker to get a great job.<p>Job ads are opaque and unfriendly. When you …

Episode 443: Don't Believe The Hype

<i>Note: Today's show originally ran in</i> <i>March 2013.</i><p>You may have heard about a big milestone coming up for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It's been all over the news: The Dow is creeping up towards twenty thousand. It's been hovering just below that mark for weeks now. And people are kind of freaking …

How Facebook Tries to Prevent Office Politics

When personal motivations trump company goals, it can hinder a company’s ability to get things done. Since our earliest days at Facebook, we’ve been mindful about not letting office maneuvering poison work life. We’d seen the negative effects that certain kinds of political behavior can have when …

Build This Sexy Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Obama Deeply Proud of That Time He Broke His Promise on Syria, and 12 Other Revelations From His Unbelievably Frank Interview With The Atlantic

Barack Obama just gave an extraordinary interview to <i>The Atlantic</i> in which he spilled an enormous number of beans regarding his foreign-policy …

20 Warm & Satisfying Chicken Dinners for Your Weeknights

Chicken is <i>always</i> a winner in our book. Is there anything else more versatile, satisfying, or accommodating to just about any spice or seasoning in …

The One Thing About Your Spouse’s Personality That Really Affects Your Career

Here’s something that’s obvious, but at the same time not: We’re all a lot more than we appear to be at work.<p>We have other dimensions that are invisible to our companies, supervisors, direct reports, and most of our colleagues, and those invisible dimensions have a deep impact on our work.<p>A couple …