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How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You)

Hey readers! Quick note before we jump in:This is a post about something I’ve been wanting to write about forever: careers. Society tells us a lot of …

Motivation

The Little Psychological Tricks That Will Make Your Marriage Happier

You know what's best for you and your partner, but they just won't do it. Here's how to make it happen.<p>Our first date almost didn’t result in a …

Retirement Planning

China’s New Frontiers in Dystopian Tech

Facial-recognition technologies are proliferating, from airports to bathrooms.<p>Dystopia starts with 23.6 inches of toilet paper. That’s how much the dispensers at the entrance of the public restrooms at Beijing’s Temple of Heaven dole out in a program involving facial-recognition scanners—part of …

Machine Learning

Top 10 Trends For Digital Transformation In 2018

Even though we haven’t quite hit the final quarter of 2017, you could say it’s been an eventful year in digital transformation. Just as I predicted last year at this time, user experience (UX), big data, smart machines — and of course, change itself—have proven big players in the business landscape …

Internet of Things

Say goodbye to the information age: it's all about reputation now

There is an underappreciated paradox of knowledge that plays a pivotal role in our advanced hyper-connected liberal democracies: the greater the …

Critical Thinking

Pinkcast 2.19: This is when to quit your job.

• You can find more on the S-curve of learning in Whitney’s book, <b>Build an A Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve</b>. (Buy it …

Employment

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Leadership

Who’s Winning the Self-Driving Car Race?

In the race to start the world’s first driving business without human drivers, everyone is chasing Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo.<p>The Google sibling has …

General Motors

Walmart's Future Workforce: Robots and Freelancers

Walmart is raising wages, but its plans to use more gig labor and automation put workers at a disadvantage.<p>Over the past few weeks, Walmart executives have sketched a picture of the company’s future that features more self-checkouts and a grocery-delivery business—soon escalating to 100 cities from …

Peak-End Rule: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

It’s New Year’s Eve. There I am on the dance floor – it’s teeming with people and there’s hardly space to breathe. Loud thumping music pierces my …

Psychology

Nearly Half Of Employed Workers In Malaysia On Job Hunt

Employers are at risk of losing workers as it was revealed that about 48% were on the search for new job opportunities, according to the 2018 Hays …

Employment

Why trying to be too efficient will make us less efficient in the long run

Edward Tenner explains the efficiency paradox<p>Today’s headlines are filled with technological breakthroughs that promise an optimized future, from artificial intelligence to diagnose disease to self-driving cars that revolutionize transportation. One day, everything will be easier, faster, and …

Artificial Intelligence

A Cognitive Scientist's Method for Changing Your Habits | Heleo

“The single biggest mistake that most people make is that they don’t do a very simple thing, which is to make desirable behaviors easy and …

Renters’ Rights: If You Are A Tenant, Arm Yourself With These!

Bank Negara Malaysia revealed that the country faces a shortage of affordable housing. After reviewing its data, the bank said homes in the country …

Housing

The Case Against Google

<b>S</b>hivaun Moeran and Adam Raff met, married and started a company — thereby sparking a chain of events that might, ultimately, take down this age of internet giants as we know it — because they were both huge nerds. In the late 1980s, Adam was studying programming at the University of Edinburgh, …

AdWords

5 Strategies to Beat Procrastination

November 26, 2017<p>But, too much of a good thing can throw a wrench in your professional plans. Sometimes, you just need to get stuff done, and sooner …

Chicken chaos as KFC closes outlets

<b>KFC has closed more than half of its 900 UK outlets after delivery problems meant they ran out of chicken.</b><p>Last week, the fried chicken chain switched its delivery contract to DHL, which blamed "operational issues" for the supply disruption.<p>It was unclear when the delivery problems would be …

Salaries & Wages

14 Ways To Make Journaling One Of The Best Things You Do In 2018

The list of successful and wise and brilliant people who made time to journal is almost unbelievable: Oscar Wilde, Susan Sontag, Marcus Aurelius, …

6 international office rules Americans avoid at all costs

Navigating a foreign culture can be difficult, and learning another country's business culture can be even harder.<p>Workplace customs vary wildly from country to country, and what's normal office behavior in one country could be highly unusual somewhere else.<p>That's especially true in the United …

Paid Leave

Why Uber and Google Went to War Over Almost Nothing

Because they think the race for self-driving cars is about everything.<p>Two tech heavyweights gathered in a San Francisco courtroom last week for what …

How the public is "being deceived" over GDP

What do heroin, “paper” coffee cups that don’t biodegrade for 500 years and Kim Jong-un’s smart new collection of intercontinental ballistic missiles …

What to Do With Dead Malls - WSJ

By<p>Bart Higgins<p>Just when you think you have a handle on the brick-and-mortar retail crisis, the prognosis gets worse. More than 8,600 stores will close their doors in 2017, according to Credit Suisse analysts—a number that exceeds store closures during 2008, when America was in recession. One …

Real Estate

The One Key Trait that Einstein, da Vinci, and Steve Jobs Had in Common | Heleo

“Don’t be afraid of daydreaming, and then trying the impossible.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Which famous genius was a massive procrastinator</i>• <i><br>Why Steve Jobs</i> …

Creativity

Why you should always deliver the bad news first

<i>Stocksy</i><p>Many of us like to lead with the positive, but it turns out that goes against what psychologists are discovering about human nature, says …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …

U.S. Supreme Court

Pinkcast 2.13. How to be great at work: Do less and obsess | Daniel H. Pink

• Morten’s book is <i>Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More</i>. (Buy it at Amazon, BN.com, IndieBound, or 8CR.)<br>• You can find …

Amazon

Don't Just Network — Build Your 'Meaningful Network' to Maximize Your Impact

XO Group CEO Mike Steib built his fast-track career on the power of his network. Here's his incredibly granular and specific advice for how to do the …

Self-improvement

Everything you should know about happiness in one infographic

According to science, you can control about 40% of your happiness.<br>Read More

Happiness

The Feynman Technique: The Best Way to Learn Anything

There are four simple steps to <b>the Feynman Technique</b>, which I'll explain below:<p>Choose a Concept<br>• Teach it to a Toddler<br>• Identify Gaps and Go Back to The …

3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

<i>Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR</i><p>I perused the restaurant menu for several minutes, struggling with indecision, each item tempting me in a different way.<p><i>Maybe I should order them all . . .</i><p>Is this a silly decision not deserving deliberation? Maybe. But I bet you’ve been there. If not about food, then …

Management