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I've Just Launched "Pwned Passwords" V2 With Half a Billion Passwords for Download

<b>Presently sponsored by:</b> Raygun APM is here! Now you can monitor every part of your application, together, in one place.Last August, I launched a …

How Reading Changes Your Brain Can Actually Make You A Better & More Positive Person

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

Despite White House denial, some find Trump's comments about black immigrants believable

By Eugene Scott<p>Reporter<p>The White House is disputing a New York Times report that President Trump allegedly made offensive comments about black immigrants — specifically Haitians and Nigerians. But low confidence in the president combined with his history of controversial comments about immigrants …

Donald Trump

5 Books Entrepreneurs and Investors Are Giving Away This Holiday Season

Give the gift of ideas this holiday season.<p>Everyone has that one picky person on their holiday gift list who is nearly impossible to buy for. But no matter what sort of niche hobby, arcane interest, or expensive obsession makes deciding on a present for this person nearly impossible, the solution …

How to Build Your Startup Without Hiring a Single Employee

Expectations have never been higher--not just from investors but from talented people, too. Here's how to create your way into business.<p>Ten years ago, I raised money with a PowerPoint presentation. Today, the expectations of investors are much higher. Investors want to see working products with …

6 Things Your Small Business Needs to Spend More Money On

Businesses are incredibly difficult ventures to start.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Businesses are incredibly difficult ventures to start. More than half of all businesses fail within five years of starting, according to statistics gathered in 2016. While this is far …

Small Business

Are Sales Incentives Becoming Obsolete?

To motivate, manage, and reward B2B salespeople, many companies use sales incentive plans that link large commissions or bonuses to individual results metrics, such as territory quota achievement. As digital channels continue to reduce and redefine salespeople’s role in customer buying, these …

beijing's new airport terminal by zaha hadid architects takes shape in china

<b>with its steel structure now complete, progress on beijing’s new international airport terminal is racing ahead.</b> designed by <b>zaha hadid architects</b> …

Skyscrapers

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Insights from Google's new study could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, …

To Become a Fearless Entrepreneur Learn These 6 Truths

Fear of failure is a much taller barrier to success than actually failing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming an entrepreneur became more common than ever after the financial crash of 2008. Yet most of those entrepreneurs are no longer in business. I’ve seen so …

Entrepreneurship

Three words make brainstorming sessions at Google, Facebook, and IDEO more productive

Brainstorming can be a tricky business. There’s the awkward silence when your boss asks a far-fetched question and no one knows how to respond. The fear that you’ll toss out an idea only to draw blank stares. The collective sense of disappointment when the whole team <i>wants</i> to help, but can’t come up …

Design

Why Christian Scholars Loved Peter Berger

His sympathetic treatment of faith made him a rock star among Christ-following academics. In 1966, a Viennese-born sociologist, not quite 40 years …

Religion

12 ways to use natural stone in your home

There's a reason why interior designers are constantly using natural stone in their clients' houses; it just looks phenomenal! There are so many …

What 12 Business Icons, Including Musk, Jobs and Oprah, Studied in College

For any young, aspiring entrepreneurs out there, this could be the blueprint for you.<p>While there is no one correct path to being an entrepreneur, it is easy to get inspired by some of the biggest business icons.<p>And even though many of them, such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, didn’t …

Business Administration

7 Sage Strategies to Challenge Your Thinking From Seth Godin

If you want to test your current thinking, Seth will do it.<p>Seth Godin has been a man I've looked up to and respected for his big brain thinking and sense of fearlessness in the way he does business for many years. I had the pleasure of spending a day with Seth a while back and so much of what he …

The Critical Power of Branding

No matter what your business or industry, your branding or rebranding efforts will be more successful if you can confidently make it easy for customers to have a positive first experience devoid of fear and friction.<p>With increased competition and information overload vying for a limited amount of …

Why It's Important to Handle Your Low Performers Quickly

If you don't step in it can damage results and your reputation<p>One of the toughest jobs in leadership can be dealing with poor performers.<p>It's never easy, and it's rarely pleasant, for either party.<p>But if you don't deal with them, and deal with them quickly, it can not only be bad for teams …

How to Write the Organization and Management Section of Your Biz Plan

The Organization and Management section of your business plan summarizes the information about your business' organizational structure, business …

Small Business

5 Little Known Advantages Of Starting Your Business With A Business Plan

How many have gone into business without a business plan? And how many would still go into business without taking the time to prepare this all-important piece of the document?<p>The thing is, many regular folks, even ‘veteran businessmen’ undervalue the benefits of having a business plan.<p>Without a …

Small Business

If you want to be smarter, learn to say “I don’t know”

There is an old legend in which Socrates, the great Greek philosopher, is recognized by Pythia, the Oracle of Delphi, as the wisest man alive. It’s notable for Socrates’ response.<p>“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”<p>I think that if Socrates lived today, …

The Best Career Advice From Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Other Billionaire College Dropouts

For the best career advice, take a lesson from these self-made billionaires.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>If you're looking for career advice, it only makes sense to listen to someone who's achieved incredible success, such as a self-made billionaire. But what if this person is …

Bill Gates

25 Expert Tips to Reading WAY More Books This Year

Instead of trying to power through a book that you're not enjoying, put it down<p>I've always enjoyed reading. But, to be perfectly honest, I didn't used to read as much as I should have. Besides being a great way to escape and unwind, reading increases your knowledge, focus, and worldview as a …

30 questions every future millionaire has to ask themselves

The path to financial success isn't a straight line. Getting from where you are now to where you want to be requires creativity, resilience and years …

How Small Businesses Can Leverage Modern Technology to Grow Revenue And Increase Productivity

The continuous evolution of technology has changed the way we do business. Manual processes are getting automated, and business processes continue to …

Small Business

12 important lessons for building a business in your first year

The first year is always the hardest.<p>The first year of trying to get back into shape. The first year of learning a language. The first year of learning a new skill.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>For us, it was the first …

Elon Musk's No. 1 Rule for Staying Insanely Successful

The best leaders use purpose as a business and life enhancer.<p>Elon Musk is one of the most purposeful leaders on the planet. He understands that success doesn't happen overnight. At times, you might privately think you can't go on. You must persist. As the best leaders know, what you must commit to …

Founders Need to Focus on These 4 Leadership Essentials

Startup survival requires knowing how to manage employees and examine your own leadership style.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many entrepreneurial efforts are the result of introspection, at least initially. A brilliant idea sure to change the world -- or the kernel …

Real Estate

5 Ways to Give Feedback That Inspires People to Grow, Not Shrink.

Feedback done wrong is worse than saying nothing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the best businesses, everyone knows where they stand. Holding someone accountable is strictly between his or her performance and the expected standard. It’s not about you and that …

Self-help

Want to Be a Great Leader for the Future? Cultivate This Skill Now

Here are three ways to get started.<p>We're all aware of the current divide in the United States. It seems like there couldn't be a more dramatic difference in how people think or what they value. This growing divide, in combination with an increased diversity of thinking, underscores the importance …