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12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement

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FORTUNE may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.<p>Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Interactive Data. ETF and Mutual Fund data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Dow Jones Terms & Conditions: …

31 LinkedIn Tools for Business, Plus a Few Extras - Small Business Trends

You most likely know that LinkedIn is a great way to network with other business owners. However, are you truly using it to its full potential?<p>Over …

How Automattic Grew Into A Startup Worth $1 Billion With No Email And No Office Workers

Automattic is so unusual, it's the subject of a new book "The Year Without Pants" by its employee Scott Berkun. Berkun is a former Microsoft employee who documented how Automattic grew into a 190-employee company with a $1 billion valuation, while nearly all employees work from home.<p>Even though the …

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Forum Explores Emerging Debt-free College Financing Options

John Burbank of Economic Opportunity Institute (left) and Gordon Taylor of the 13th Avenue Funding organization (right)<p>WASHINGTON –With total U.S. …

College & University

How Can Aspiring Chief Executives Prepare For The Job Of CEO?

I recently wrote an article asking <i>Why Do So Many Bright Business People Fail So Impressively As CEO?</i> I lamented the lack of preparation and adequate training for a position so unique as CEO. It begs the question: How can aspiring CEOs prepare for the job? I have identified five areas not covered in …

Why the Cheezburger empire is building a business operating system

Matt Blumberg‘s amazing new book Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business is out and shipping. The early reviews are great, including this detailed one from Tech Cocktail.<p>Matt’s book is already having an impact in my world. At Cheezburger, we just added Scott Moore to the leadership …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful | Inc.com

Startups

‘Graduate premium’ is shrinking fast

Source:<p>Premium hand: is it a losing one?<p>The economic advantage of having a degree has dropped by nearly 30 per cent during the past two decades, but …

Higher Education

Social media use may flag up likely dropouts

Do you ever trawl through social media to see what your students are saying about your course? While this can satisfy your curiosity, it could also …

Social Media

Higher education funding: which institutions will be affected?

Education costs<p>Click heading to sort<p>Institution<p>Total student number control limit for 2012-13<p>Of which, places awarded through the margin<p>Estimated …

What's Driving College Costs Higher?

Just days before student loan rates are set to double for millions of Americans, President Obama and congressional leaders haven't reached an agreement on legislation to keep those rates at 3.4 percent.<p>The debate reflects the growing concern over the debt burden many take on to get a college …

Disruptive technologies in higher education: adapt or get left behind

In the recent survey of Guardian Higher Education Network readers and members I was surprised that 'the changing nature of learning platforms' did …

I've Seen the Future of Higher Ed...And It's Shareable U

Higher Ed’s in trouble, in case you hadn’t heard.<p>Burdened by runaway costs, unsustainable infrastructure, outrage over tuition increases, declining …

America's Top Colleges Have a Rich-Kid Problem

The wealthiest schools in the country could have more economic diversity if they wanted it. So why don't they?<p>In case you ever wondered just how much wealthy students dominate America's top colleges, here's a nice illustration from a new report by the Century Foundation. At the most selective …

With Gorgeous Dorms But Little Cash, Colleges Must Adapt

Many high school seniors who are heading to college this fall have just paid their tuition deposits — the first real taste of what the college experience is going to cost them. These students are heading to school at a time that some consider a transformative moment for American colleges and …

How "Admissions" Works Differently At For-Profit Colleges: Sorting and Signaling

In the dominant discourse you hear two lines about for-profit colleges. They are either the solution to expansion and access problems in the …

Embattled Abercrombie CEO Backpedals on Exclusionary Comments

After a viral video incited widespread backlash against Abercrombie & Fitch Co., CEO Michael S. Jeffries tried to stem the tide of hostility, …

Advertising Industry

Bill Gates: Good Feedback Is the Key to Improvement

The world's richest man says everyone needs feedback beyond one-word descriptors.<p>Bill Gates, who recently reclaimed the title of the richest man in the world, took to the stage earlier this month for a TED talk on one of his pet causes: improving the quality of education. Specifically, the …

Bill Gates