Lahiru Manchanayake

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How to start a side business without quitting your current job

Not all entrepreneurs started out their businesses fresh from college – or quit halfway through.<p>Most entrepreneurs already had careers before they decided to go it alone. But making the jump can be terrifying, especially if you have overheads to pay. That’s why a growing number of people are …

Small Business

30 Crucial Skills You Need to Be an Amazing Speaker

Public speakers and business leaders must have these 30 essential skills. How many of these techniques do you have?<p>It's the business skill people dread the most--but once you get over the initial jitters, being a good public speaker really isn't that hard.<p>Like most skills, you can become competent, …

Public Speaking

Effective Strategies to Measure Employee Engagement

Did you know that half of your employees hate their job? It’s true, according to a Gallup poll that surveyed 5.4 million employees. Maybe you’re even …

Employee Engagement

We’re faced with the same dilemma, today, that people have struggled with for years: how do we fit all the tasks we have to complete into our day? No matter how much we have to do, we should still try our best to complete it all in one day, even if it seems impossible. We […]

3 Shares<p>Share Email Comments<p>We’re faced with the same dilemma, today, that people have struggled with for years: how do we fit all the tasks we have …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

How Gin Became the Meth of 18th Century England

Today, the gin and tonic seems such a safe, civilized concoction. But when gin first hit England it caused a swathe of drunken destruction.<p>It doesn’t …

10 Ways To Spot A Truly Exceptional Employee

A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose “personality” as the leading reason.<p>Notably, …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2016

The machines will keep getting smarter, but they're not taking over the world just yet.<p>Comb through headlines pertaining to artificial intelligence over the past 12 months and you'll see the pendulum of conversation around <i>the machines</i> swing from gushing optimism to doomsday scenarios and back again.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

Andy Rubin Unleashed Android on the World. Now Watch Him Do the Same With AI | WIRED

A couple of years ago, Andy Rubin—the celebrated creator of Android and until recently the head of Google’s mobile Internet efforts—helped his wife, …

Why You Should Focus On Your Second-Best Employees

Average employees can sometimes do exceptional work with a little patience and the right coaching.<p>Managers tend to spend most of their time with their top performers, the ‘A’ players who reliably deliver strong results and are easy to manage in the first place. But what about the ‘B’ team–those who …

Employment

Here's How Startups Actually Start Up

There’s a sucker born every day — or so they say. But the way startup fever has been spreading across the land, it almost feels more like there’s a …

Startups

The Only Two Rules You Need To Know To Be Successful In Work And Life

Staying focused on the right things can make all the difference.<p>There are three skills you need to be financially successful: making money, keeping money, growing money. James Altucher is mostly only good at making money.<p>“I’ve had several instances where I’ve started a business, sold it, made a lot …

Self-improvement

February 2016

New prime number discovery breaks record at 22 million digits

Prime numbers, which can only be divisible by themselves, are presumably infinite. However, the higher you count, the fewer and farther between prime numbers are.<p>The previous highest known prime number held the record for nearly three years. On January 25, 2013, 2 to the power of 57,885,161 minus …

Mathematics

These Are the Best Jobs in America Right Now

Take your pick<p>What makes a job not just good, but great? According to Glassdoor.com, it’s a combination of how much you make, the level of demand for …

Employment

Scientists Find Evidence for Ninth Planet in Solar System

The world, if it exists, would join the other eight (or nine, depending how you feel about Pluto).<p>A planet larger than Earth could be hiding in the cold, dark depths of the solar system. The presence of the planet, which would lie far beyond Pluto, is betrayed by the curious orbits of a handful of …

Six charts that explain why U.S. companies feel unwelcome in China

American companies feel significantly less welcome in China than in the past, the American Chamber of Commerce in China said Wednesday.<p>According to its China Business Climate Survey Report, U.S. companies are concerned not just about the economic environment but also about inconsistent and unclear …

China

Resolving the Paradox of Group Creativity

Researchers have been studying creativity for more than 150 years, yet it still remains elusive. We’re not much closer to understanding what it is exactly that sparks unique ideas. One reason for this lack of insight may be that so much research has looked at the wrong things. Until quite recently, …

Creativity

Two Companies Are Racing To Build The First Hyperloop

But both say first large-scale commercial version will be built overseas<p>The Hyperloop might be the brainchild of billionaire inventor Elon Musk, but if it is to become a reality it will be one of two other companies that first brings the futuristic transportation system to the world, reports the</i> …

High-speed Rail

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands but don't feel great about spending it binging the latest TV drama, we've got you covered.<p>Over on Netflix, there's a veritable treasure trove of business-related documentaries that are both educational and entertaining. You can learn about …

Trailers

The 15 Most Popular Free Online Courses for Professionals

It's never too late to invest in your career.<p>It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll …

professionals

The 25 Best Free iPhone Apps For Business

Make meetings actually useful. Brainstorm like a champ. Take the boredom out of busywork. And much more.<p>That little computer in your pocket has come a long way over the years, huh? Here are 25 incredibly useful apps that can help you run your business a whole lot smarter than ever before. And every …

Apps

5 Things HR Wishes You Knew About Salary Negotiation

Prove you're worth the salary you want.<p>Negotiating pay can be difficult when you take a new job at an organization, and it continues to be a …

Employment

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

How To Invest In Yourself.

BY <b>JON</b> <b>WESTENBERG</b><p><i>My framework for getting places, accomplishing things and living in a way that makes me happy.</i><p>This isn’t a bullshit, head in the …

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

1 Million Cups

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Entrepreneurship

36 coolest gadgets of 2015

Ricoh Theta S, $350<p>With a tap of a button, the Theta S spherical camera can take up to 25 minutes of 360-degree videos. You can even live-stream your videos, if that's your thing.<p>Connect to the world with the CNN app for your new device. Learn how at cnn.com/apps.<p>First published December 22, 2015: …

Goldman Sachs has made a chart of the generations ... and it will make the millennials shudder

The generation that will succeed the millennials is already on the cusp of becoming more important and influential than the millennials, according to Goldman Sachs:<p>The oldest members of "Gen Z" are already 17, and entering college and the workforce in the US. They are going to be greater in number …