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The 1 Business Book Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Think You Should Read | Inc.com

Bill Gates met Warren Buffett for the first time in 1991, and one of his first questions was which business book Buffett recommended most highly.<p>Buffett had the answer ready, and Gates apparently took it to heart, since 23 years later he wrote about it--"The Best Business Book I've Ever Read"--on …

Bill Gates

Social Skills 101: What to Do at an Event Where You Don't Know Anyone

<i>Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills.</i> <i>Read more on their raison d’etre</i><i>.</i> <b></b><p>In the …

Body Language

15 Online Design Tools To Help You Create Stunning Visual Content

Beautiful design and great visual content play a great part in today’s economy. It doesn’t matter in what field you specify – you might be a writer or entrepreneur wanting to sell your services or products.<p>The main difficulty is that hiring a competent designer might be expensive and if you run a …

Infographics

The 15 business schools where MBAs earn the highest salaries after graduation

Business school is expensive — especially at a top-notch school. At the 20 best business schools in U.S. News & World Report's most recent ranking, you'll shell out at least $100,000 to earn your MBA. At Harvard Business School or The Wharton School — the highest-ranked programs — you're looking at …

College & University

An MBA adviser shares 4 tips for acing a Harvard Business School interview

The admissions team seeks applicants who can demonstrate that they share the values central to HBS culture: passion, self-awareness, maturity, integrity, focus on solutions, high-impact leadership, and case-method compatibility.<p>While you can't predict which specific questions will come up during …

College & University

A financial planner explains how to start investing with $100

You see, if you save $100 in your sock drawer, 30 years from now when you go to check on it, you will still only have $100.<p>Conversely, if you invest $100 in a mutual fund, even if you never made another investment, with a 7% annual return it has the potential to grow to $761.23 after 30 years with …

Investing

Want to Be an Exceptional Leader? Science Says Think This Way (Because Most Bosses Don't) | Inc.com

Praise can be incredibly motivating. Praise can be extremely encouraging. Praise can be hugely inspiring.<p>If you do it the right way. Take the wrong approach, and praising an employee can actually have the opposite effect.<p>The difference lies in whether you assume skill is based on innate …

Self-improvement

How Does the “Salesforce MBA” Stack Up?

This year, I attended my first SaaStr Annual 2017 in San Francisco. (If you missed it, you can read some of the highlights here.) Jason M. Lemkin and …

Edward Tufte

20 Oldtime Strongman Exercises for Developing Your Grip Strength | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: Edward Aston was a strongman and champion weightlifter in the early 20th century, who held the title of “Britain’s Strongest Man” from</i> …

Use Your Baby For Exercise | The Art of Manliness

When you’re a new dad, it becomes hard to fit in a good workout. But you’d be surprised as to how many exercises you can perform using only your …

New Dad Survival Guide: The Skillset You Need to be Successful | The Art of Manliness

When my daughter Scout recently passed the 3-months-old mark, I found myself reflecting on how smoothly adding her into the family has gone. Every …

How to Pull an All-Nighter: Tips from the Special Forces | The Art of Manliness

The all-nighter. It’s kind of a rite of passage for college students, especially during finals. But even older adults sometimes need to pull one — …

How to Soften the Blow of Bad News

A few strategies can help managers to deliver bad news like layoffs in ways that are less stressful to themselves and more comforting to recipients<p>Imagine that you work at an enjoyable, meaningful job with just one catch: Every so often, you have to punch a colleague in the gut. Many American …

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Business Strategy

Top five reads to get you in the MBA mindset

This summer I got the ball rolling in preparation for my MBA at Copenhagen Business School with a little inspirational book reading.<p>My former …

Economics

WWII Wisdom on the Qualities and Responsibilities of a True Leader | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from FM 22-5, an Army field manual on leadership published in 1946. Its contents were formulated during</i> …

3 Small Things You Can Do Today to Build Courage

Courage is like a muscle; the more you use it, the stronger it becomes.<p>Why aren't more people successful? I think it's because they fall prey to the three deadly fears: 1) fear of the unknown, 2) fear of rejection, and 3) fear of failure.<p>In previous posts, I've explained how to cope with fear and …

Business Strategy

19 Beautiful Bookstores You Need To Visit In America

Bookshop road trip, anyone?

Quit Porn For Good | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: You can get the entire porn series in a book. Buy now.</i><p>It’s been interesting to watch this series unfold this week. Though I knew it …

Meet the Man Behind Amazon's Best-Selling Grooming Tool

Joshua Esnard was just 13-years-old when he came up with the idea for The Cut Buddy; a plastic template that makes it easier to keep your haircut fresh in between barbershop visits. Fifteen-odd years later, in 2016, while Esnard was studying finance at Florida State University, he finally brought …

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The New Line of Affordable Dress Shirts You Need to Know

The Tie Bar now has your whole upper half covered.<p>For several years now, Chicago-based brand The Tie Bar has been a stalwart in the realm of affordable neckwear, pocket squares, and tie bars. And now, thanks to its never-ending quest to clothe your upper half, you can add dress shirts to that …

Men's Fashion

Charlotte under state of emergency in 2nd night of protests

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer vigil turned into a second night of violence, with police firing tear gas at angry protesters and a man being critically wounded by gunfire. North …

Law Enforcement

Inside the world's most beautiful places to read - CNN Style

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The 23 best business books to read this summer

Summer's officially begun, and that probably means you're going to need something to read on your next trip to the beach or for the long flight to your vacation destination.<p>You'll be kicking back, but might as well bring something educational to accompany that magazine you picked up at the …

Real Estate

10 Ways to Maximize Your Professional Development | Inc.com

If you are reading this article, then you are ahead of most when it comes to furthering your business and leadership knowledge. Great leaders are great learners. Many businesspeople scoff at leadership advice, thinking that no article or book - or even a training class - is a good substitute for …

Leadership

Life Advice From Major Dick Winters | The Art of Manliness

Few masculine archetypes are as mysterious and compelling as that of the monastic warrior. From the Shaolin monks to the Knights Templar, such men …

Tom Hanks

How to Negotiate: Negotiation Tips to Get the Best Bargain | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology.</i><p>“It’s learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy – whether it’s …

A leadership expert says most bosses are missing this one crucial quality

Over time, Bates, the CEO of Bates Communications, pinpointed 15 distinct traits and behaviors that comprise executive presence.<p>Together, they form "the qualities of a leader that engage, inspire, align, and move people to act."<p>Those 15 facets — and how to develop them — are the subject of Bates' …

Leadership

How to turn off your search and location history in Google

By now, it should come as no surprise that Google keeps track of your search and location history.<p>But you may be surprised to find out just how …

Maps