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Silicon Valley

6 Lies They Teach in Business School

This story appears in the May 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Connections. Community. Mentorship. Immersion in management theory, market strategy and financial forecasting. A big, fat résumé boost.<p>The benefits of getting a business degree are multifold. But as many MBAs and their undergrad …

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

Staying Motivated After a Major Achievement

In 1993, after leading his country to an Olympic gold medal, winning his third NBA championship, and scoring more points than any player in the league for a seventh consecutive season, Michael Jordan announced his retirement from basketball. He was 30 years old.<p>“I just needed to change,” Jordan …

When a Private Message Ends Up in the Wrong Place

When Alan* heard the email “ping” from his new boss’s nearby desk, his quiet laughter turned to a sinking feeling in his stomach. Was that a notification that she’d received the email he’d just sent, mocking how she’d criticized the mess left in the office kitchen? He swore he had hit “forward” …

How to Promote Yourself Without Looking Like a Jerk

Self-promotion can be uncomfortable for many people. That’s certainly true for foreign professionals in America, who have to navigate different cultural mores in the most bullish nation on earth when it comes to personal branding. But even for many Americans, it’s a tricky prospect: how can you …

Germany Examines Ban on Employees Checking Work Emails at Home

MAINZ, Germany – Imagine life without the buzz of a smartphone signaling yet another business email after leaving the office.<p>German employees could soon have legal protection preventing them from dealing with work-related phone calls and email traffic after hours and on weekends.<p>Labor Minister …

Europe

Leading The Life You Want

<i>A guest post by Stephanie Denning, who writes about leadership issues from a Millennial perspective.</i> <i>The views expressed here are her own.</i><p>We all struggle with Work-Life balance. Among my own Millennial generation, I have yet to see someone work a true 9-5 job. The new 9-5 of today means 9-5 in the …

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The history of the Walkman: 35 years of iconic music players

We take portable music for granted these days. Any commuter in any big city in the world is more likely than not to have a pair of earbuds or headphones on as they walk, bike, or ride to their destination. The thing is, personal portable music didn't exist for most of human history, at least not in …

Decoding Baby's Funny Little Noises and Sounds

Your child doesn't talk yet -- but she does have a language of her own. We'll tell you what she's communicating with her funny little noises and sounds.<p>Babies cry. A lot. After all, it's the best way they have to communicate with you. But between the wails, you've probably noticed your infant …

What If Every Weekend Was Three Days Long? At These Companies It Is

Looking forward to an extra day off this week? What if a four-day work week was the norm, not the exception? Take a peek inside companies where every weekend is a holiday weekend.<p>With Memorial Day weekend starting in just a few hours, many Americans will be relishing in an extra day off to kick …

How to Financially Prepare for Parenthood

Most moms and dads will tell you: parenthood is an ongoing learning experience. But it doesn't hurt to be as prepared for it as possible. Kids are …

Personal Finance

Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it’s a shame more people don’t learn to do it.<p>For years now, that’s been a hugely popular …

Visual Basic

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

Photographers

How LinkedIn Is Thwarting Your Job Search

<b>By Donna Sapolin, Next Avenue Founding Editor</b><p>I recently transitioned from a staff position at Next Avenue to a freelance role and began searching for a new executive-level job. One of the many things I did to boost my chances of success was to edit the field just below my name in my LinkedIn …