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Lessons from the world's most successful people

The best career advice is universal. It applies to a CEO of a <i>Fortune</i> 500 company and to a kid aspiring to make it through college.<p>I tried to keep …

Do grades matter? Depends if you’re asking Google or Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs and Google are both thought of as companies that compete for talent. But they have different ways of spotting it.<p>One of the best-known—and surprising—results of Google’s internal research into hiring and success is that academic track records don’t really matter. In a New York Times …

New York Times

Welcome to… The Leaders Bookshelf

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. Groucho Marx<p>TLB 002<p>If you’re …

Groucho Marx

4 Free E-books for Motivation and Success

Instant Access to the Most Powerful Information Available to:<p>Achieve Your Goals<br>Motivate Yourself<br>Follow Your Dreams<br>Be All You Can Be<p>My name is Graham …

Motivation

50 Must-Read Personal Development Bloggers That’ll Change Your Life

Tired of reading the same blogs over and over? Looking for fresh articles to read? A new angle on your favorite personal development topics? I got …

Self-improvement

Five tips for developing your all-important personal brand

First impressions count, so being able to articulate who you are and what what you stand for is essential to career progression<p>I recently recruited 20 talented, entrepreneurially-minded graduates to take part in a leadership training programme.<p>Interviewing is a fascinating process, but there is a …

The 5 Greatest Personal Development Strategies That Actually Work | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There are <i>thousands</i> of different strategies and ideas on how to improve your life.<p>But how are you supposed to know what really works? By these three …

What Is a Business Model?

In <i>The New, New Thing</i>, Michael Lewis refers to the phrase <i>business model</i> as “a term of art.” And like art itself, it’s one of those things many people feel they can recognize when they see it (especially a particularly clever or terrible one) but can’t quite define.<p>That’s less surprising than it …

Fortune.com

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A Simple Business Plan

It's a biz plan, not a doctoral thesis! Find out why an elaborate plan can weigh you down -- and how to keep it simple.<p>When I first started working with business plans back in the late 1970s, the average plan was much longer and more complex than what I see today. That might be because business …

How the US oil, gas boom could shake up global order - Investigations

As energy production in North America climbs, NBC News' Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel explores what it will mean to oil-producing countries in the Middle East.<p>By Richard Engel and Robert Windrem, NBC News<p>Without fanfare, China passed the United States in December to become the world's …

Identifying the Biases Behind Your Bad Decisions

By now the message from decades of decision-making research and recent popular books such as Daniel Kahneman’s <i>Thinking, Fast and Slow</i> should be clear: The irrational manner in which the human brain often works influences people’s decisions in ways that they and others around them fail to …

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

RANKED: The 13 Best Health And Fitness Apps

There are plenty of different options to choose from, whether you're looking to track your running or your diet. And according to mobile analytics company Flurry, these apps are getting a whole lot of usage.<p>Between December 2013 and June 2014, health and fitness apps grew 62% in usage, compared to …

Apps

Here's What Hiring Managers Really Want To Know When They Ask Why You're Leaving Your Current Job

This may seem like an easy interview question. You probably have 100 reasons for wanting to pursue a new role — and can easily defend each one. But career expert Lynn Taylor says your response to this query can be an absolute deal breaker.<p>"This question, or any variation of it, is extremely …

Employment

This Chart Explains Every Culture In The World

Cultures are complicated, and anyone attempting to explain or group them will struggle to avoid giving offense.<p>Political scientists Ronald Inglehart of the University of Michigan and Christian Welzel of Luephana University in Germany put forth their best effort by analyzing data and plotting …

Religion

Dismantling the Sales Machine

Sales leaders have long fixated on process discipline. They have created opportunity scorecards, qualification criteria, and activity metrics—all part of a formal sales process designed to help their team members replicate the approaches of star performers. This is the world of the sales machine, …

The Bonus Employees Really Want, Even If They Don’t Know It Yet

Ask your employees this: “How would you like to be rewarded for your efforts and performance, in addition to your fixed salary?” They will likely respond by asking for a cash reward in the form of a raise or bonus, which they can then spend on themselves. They might even convince you that spending …

You Can Win Without Differentiation

For decades, strategy gurus have been telling firms to differentiate. From Michael Porter to Costas Markides and through the Blue Oceans of Kim and Mauborgne, strategy scholars have been urging executives to distinguish their firm’s offerings and carve out a unique market position. Because if you …

Just Make a Decision Already

Strategic decisiveness is one of the most vital success attributes for leaders in every position and every industry, but few leaders understand where it comes from or how to find more of it. It is not surprising that picking one strategic direction and then decisively pursuing that direction are …

KQED

Aspiration is often associated with a whimsical sense of dreaming about the future. The Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, an independent …

18 Successful People Who Get By On Barely Any Sleep

But you can change how you use them. Some of the most successful people in the world not only work extremely hard in the hours they have, they create more of them by forgoing sleep.<p>Some people are genetically wired to wake up earlier or sleep less. Others seem to thrive on less sleep only through …

Indra Nooyi

How Oil Reforms Could Trigger Mexico's Biggest Economic Boom In A Century

<b>Mexico has one of the world’s most notoriously closed-off oil industries.</b> The Mexican constitution makes it illegal for anyone but the state oil monopoly <b>Petroleos Mexicanos</b> (Pemex) to even own a barrel of oil. If you’re a farmer in Mexico and oil is discovered underneath your land, not one drop of …

Chicago Tribune's Scott Kleinberg Shares His Tips on How to Use Flipboard

The Global Economy In 17 Beautiful Maps

Luckily, we found Countrylicious, an outstanding project by Romanian software engineer Daniel Chirita.<p>The site has reams of data collected from open sources about our planet's economy, and Chirita was kind enough to let us publish some. In the case that the data wasn't already made into a shaded …

Economics

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There are so many free Kindle books that are available out there that you could go years and years without having to buy a book for your Kindle.<p>It's …