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How the Best Bosses Create 'Trees of Talent'

Hire the best and trust them.<p>"Give me your wackos." Those were Jeff Bezos's reported instruction to his original executive search firm when starting Amazon.)<p>In his new book, <i>Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Manage the Flow of Talent</i>, Dr. Sydney Finkelstein doesn't speak specifically about Jeff …

6 Must-Read Books for Every Entrepreneur

Consider these classics your introduction to the next phase of your life.<p>If you want to start a business, there's simply no excuse to be clueless anymore. Being the leader of a brand that influences people requires a relentless commitment to bettering yourself.<p>What's the quickest way to do this?</i> …

1 Brilliantly Simple Hiring Question That Will Tell You Instantly if Someone Is a Dreamer or a Doer

Anyone can claim to be innovative, but this is what separates those who want to be from those who are.<p>Whether you're hiring a partner, sizing up a colleague, or just trying to get to know someone, asking a very simple question will tell you more about how innovative the person is than virtually …

4 Interview Questions to Identify Trailblazers and Nonconformists

Want to hire original thinkers? Then change how you interview, says Wharton's Adam Grant.<p>If you own a widget factory, what you need in employees is punctuality, efficiency, and the ability to withstand the boredom of repeatedly following a set procedure. But you're probably not running a widget …

Leadership

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

Beaches

10 Unforgettable Destinations For Your Honeymoon

Whether you're looking for a luxurious yet affordable island accommodation, the adventure of a lifetime, or a private and romantic getaway, there are plenty of destinations that will meet and even exceed your expectations.<p>The old standbys like Hawaii are great, and have become established for a …

Northern Lights

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey says these 7 books changed his life

Jack Dorsey, the CEO and cofounder of Twitter and Square, is stretched to the limit this year running two publicly traded companies.<p>As he's matured as a leader, Dorsey has focused on pushing himself, and his favorite books offer insight into his thought process.<p>From a Product Hunt Q&A last year and …

Jack Dorsey

13 must-read books to get an inside look into the inner workings of today’s biggest tech companies

Tech companies are some of the biggest, most exciting companies in the world.<p>But unless you work at one of those companies, it's hard to get a good grasp of their inner workings.<p>These 13 books will give you a better understanding of how some of today's most powerful tech companies got started and …

Tech Industry

5 Essential Books Required for Becoming a Better Leader

If you need to quickly boost your leadership skills, these books will get you there fast.<p>Most people want to be good leaders. Sometimes it's hard to figure out whether you are really great or just OK. If you are responsible for the success of the team, you really can't afford to settle for anything …

Books

The 10 Funniest Books of All Time

These ten books are, IMHO, the funniest and wittiest that have ever been written.<p>Sometimes work gets too serious. When that happens for me, I like to turn to some light reading, especially books that make me laugh. Over the years, I've collected a number of favorites, hence this post.<p>Note: I …

9 books that Steve Jobs thought everyone should read

Late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs spent a lifetime learning what it means to be human by reading books.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," Jobs once said.<p>Here, we've listed the …

William Shakespeare

Working With A Coach Helps Ambitious Women Get Ahead

The GPS has become an indispensable tool in our everyday lives. With our handy GPS, we don’t have to worry about how to reach our destination. The GPS guides us with step-by-step instructions. If we take a wrong turn or get off track, the GPS quickly recalculates and redirects us back to the best …

10 of the best ancient ruins … that you’ve probably never heard of

Photograph: Alamy<p>The ruined church of Saint Gregory in Ani.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/2/1427992789854/37495f19-766c-477d-bb7d-17e66cffb858-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The ruined church of Saint Gregory in …

10 best places in the world to retire

Slide 1 of 12<p>Worried about your financial stability in retirement? You’d probably be more confident if you lived in Northern Europe, according to a …

Health Care

London attractions: what to see and do in spring

Parks and gardens<p>It’s a joy when <b>London's</b> gardens start coming to life in spring, so don’t miss the April 1 opening of the <b>Chelsea Physic Garden</b> (www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk), one of the world’s oldest apothecary gardens; the stunning display of azaleas in the Isabella Plantation at <b>Richmond Park</b> …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Overview and Objectives

The third in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Providing an overview of your business can be tricky, especially when you're still in the planning stages. If you already own an existing business, summarizing your current operation should be …

6 books that will let you step inside the brilliant minds of business and tech leaders

<i>Business Insider's Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. And full disclosure: Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>We've put together a list of 6 books written by or about today's leaders in business, economics and …

Horseriding, hiking and wildlife watching in Connemara, Ireland

The sea shimmered bright blue, and white-sand beaches stretched away to either side of the rocks on which I stood. This sand was formed by shells and …

Ireland

The towns where travellers lose track of time

It was only supposed to be a couple of days; time enough to check out the temple you’d read about, pick up some bargains in the market, and mosey round the town before you head off to the next stop on your travels.<p>Yet somehow it’s a week later and not only are you still there, but you can’t see …

Extraordinary rainbows of the natural world

National Parks

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime

And if you're stuck in front of a computer all day, then yours probably is, too.<p>We've updated our bucket list of travel destinations to include reader suggestions and 2014's travel hotspots.<p>From eating pizza in Naples to skiing in Japan, these are the 100 trips everyone should take in their …

Wikimedia

Ten of the world's best destinations for drinkers

Instead of cracking a can at home, why not search out one of these boozy hotspots? Whether you fancy guzzling a pint, sipping a cocktail or knocking back a dram or two, we can help you quench your thirst in style.<p>Pivni Lazne Bernard, Prague, Czech Republic<p>Sure, a pint of pilsner wouldn’t go amiss - …

The world's best sunrises

Kicking back on a beach, cold beer in hand while watching the sun go down is one of travel’s finest pleasures. But there’s something far more rewarding about heaving yourself from bed in the pitch black and blearily traipsing to the top of a mountain or the edge of a cliff to see the sun rise in …

A foodie's weekend in Paris

Paris is foodie heaven, a showcase <i>par excellence</i> of French cuisine. But it's not all about dining in Michelin-starred haute cuisine temples and edgy bistros with rising chefs at the helm. Gourmet Paris is as much about gorging on goods at open-air food markets, crunchy fresh baguettes from the …

France

10 of Europe's best national parks … that you've probably never heard of

Photograph: Alamy<p>Vintgar Gorge, Triglav national park.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/27/1427478158484/c953cf50-91e1-4a84-8a54-656560902bcf-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Vintgar Gorge, Triglav national …

Britain's 50 greatest days out (perfect for the bank holiday)

The Midlands<p><b>1. Alton Towers, Staffordshire</b><p>Among the stomach-churning highlights are Nemesis, Air and Oblivion (a vertical drop of more than 180ft). This year saw the launch of the first “virtual reality” rollercoaster, “Galactica”, where riders use headsets to experience a space adventure.<p><b>Price:</b> on …

Best Beer Trips in Europe

In these cities, beer is an integral part of culture and heritage.<p><i>From the September 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>With a declaration of <i>“O’zapft is!”</i> (It’s tapped!), Munich’s mayor kicks off Oktoberfest, first celebrated 200 years ago in honor of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig. The …

Britain’s 10 unmissable stops

Few places pack so much variety into such a tiny space as Britain. The cities tempt with top-class shops and restaurants, and some of the world’s finest museums, while cutting-edge clubs and world-famous theatres provide endless nights to remember. Next day, you’re deep in the countryside, high in …

Early Bird Gets The Worm: 6 Reasons To Start Your Day Before 6 AM

The common saying, “the early bird catches the worm” originated from the collection of English parables written by Jon Ray.<p>People who desire success …