Mathew Masinde

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27 Tips For Mastering Anything

In his book, "Mastery," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, and Mozart to discover what it takes to achieve excellence.<p>He argues that success is within anyone's reach, if they have …

Self-improvement

14 habits of exceptionally likable people

One thing that will never change in business is the advantage charisma offers. The ability to form lasting relationships built on genuine empathy will always beat out a cold-blooded Machiavellian approach in the long run<p>The writer Napoleon Hill recognized this as a young business journalist and …

5 Ways People Hurt Their Credibility Without Even Realizing It

"People read each other's intent as soon as they see each other," says Nick Morgan, speech coach and author of new book "Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact." "We're hardwired to look for signals of friend or foe, to sense …

Public Speaking

5 Highly Successful Small-Business CEOs Share Their Favorite Interview Question

To find out how top CEOs discover talent, we asked five of the leaders that were named to Glassdoor's list of the "25 Highest Rated CEOs at Small and Mid-Sized Companies" to share their favorite interview question.<p>Scroll down for their responses.

Small Business

7 Ways To Make The Most Of Your 30s

Working to pay a slew of new bills can take over your life and make it harder to be spontaneous. But those who've been there before say that focusing too much on work and money means you'll miss important moments, which you can never get back.<p>Quora users in their 40s and 50s discussed what they …

Personal Finance

Everyone Should Follow This Legendary Marine General's Advice On Leadership

The short answer is to listen, according to retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, the former commander of Central Command who led troops for more than 40 years.<p>Following a talk at the University of California-Berkeley last month where he lectured on a variety of topics, I asked the general what advice …

11 Major Rebranding Disasters And What You Can Learn From Them

Every company is defined by a few things: its name, logo, and brand identity. Successfully executing a change in any of those three areas can change the face of a company, whether freshening up the brand or signaling a new direction. Fail at that task, however, and you will likely have a public …

The 21 Dumbest Phrases Professionals Use

So what happens when you or others have "dumb" thoughts?<p>One of the most common admissions of the highly successful is that they surround themselves with great people. Half of that equation is that they avoid dumb people. Dumb ideas lead to dumb actions, and that results in danger.<p>Tune in to your …

Here Are The Major Differences Between Successful And Unsuccessful People

A few weeks ago, Dave Kerpen, author and chief executive of Likeable Local, received a postcard that illustrated the traits and behaviors of successful and unsuccessful people.<p>The card came from fellow Entrepreneurs Organization member Andy Bailey, the chief executive of Petra Coach. Although the …

Here's Why Some People Are More Resilient Than Others

Stanford Department of Psychology professor Carol Dweck has done extensive research on what she calls "mindsets" and there are two primary types:<p><b>People with a growth mindset are more resilient to challenges related to their abilities and performance than those with a fixed mindset.</b><p>As to what leads …

10 Pieces Of Business Advice You Should Ignore

Many of their answers may surprise you. Check out the often common advice these entrepreneurs have found, in their experience, to be totally wrong.<p><i>"Possibly the most heart-crushing, tear-jerking thing anyone has ever said to me was, 'Don't pursue your passion.' Not many people can make a living off</i> …

4 Reasons Banana Republic Is Failing

Of the company's three brands, investors should be most concerned about Banana Republic, where sales dropped 7% in February, according to Brian Sozzi, chief equities strategist at Belus Capital Advisors.<p>Banana Republic was once the office standard for style, but it's offerings have grown stale, …

17 Traits That Distinguish The Best Startup CEOs

In a recent Quora thread, users answered the question, "What separates the top 10% of startup CEOs from the rest?"<p>Robert Scoble, renowned blogger and analyst for Rackspace, gave a definitive answer based on his extensive experience with CEOs, and others jumped in to share some thoughts. We'll look …

Why You Should Never Let Your Employees Know You’re Stressed

The New York Times' Adam Bryant recently interviewed Lisa Falzone, CEO of Revel Systems, a maker of point-of-sale payment systems for restaurants and retailers, about leadership and management.<p>Falzone said one big thing she's learned over the years is that your attitude and emotions rub off on your …

The 10 Most Common Startup Mistakes

As an entrepreneur, you are naturally eager to move fast and build a big business. Not only that but you are by nature impatient, no matter how fast you're moving. That's partly what makes you who you are; and why you don't fit into the normal routine of a corporate job.<p>Inevitably you make the …

Why Millennials Need Constant Feedback At Work

If you have millennials working for you, don't wait until the annual performance review to unload all your praise and criticism on them. Instead, make an effort to engage in meaningful and productive conversations with your employees on a weekly basis.<p>The New York Times' Adam Bryant recently …

32 American Presidents Share Their Best Life Advice

Some of them hated it. Some of them loved it. All of them learned from it.<p>Since George Washington's inauguration, 43 men have occupied the White House to perform one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Some defined their terms with great accomplishments or grave misjudgments; others barely …

Here's The Best Way To Answer 'What's Your Greatest Weakness?'

Despite being straightforward, it's a tricky question to answer. On the one hand, you don't want to appear cocky by pretending you have no weaknesses (because of course the interviewer knows you do).<p>On the other hand, you don't want to give the recruiter any reason not to hire you. (If your …

3 Ways To Get Through Your Email Faster

A 2012 McKinsey study found that the average office worker spends 28% of their time reading and responding to email. If you work 260 days per year, AOL Jobs notes, that's the equivalent of spending 73 days doing nothing but staring at your inbox.<p>Suddenly those threads on where to go for lunch seem …

Why You Shouldn’t Be Proud Of Your 60-Hour Workweek

There's a sense of pride over being able to state that we worked an exorbitant amount of hours this week, last week, or last month. I know because I've done it in the past, and probably still do it. (<i>Sigh.</i>)<p>After all, saying you worked a 60-hour week is indirectly telling the listener how busy your …

Outgoing Lufthansa CEO's Advice To Leaders: 'Never Be Too Satisfied'

But according to Lufthansa's outgoing CEO Christoph Franz, developing a culture that values change was one of his biggest accomplishments at the German airline.<p>"Lufthansa culture generally has been a very inward-oriented airline culture," he said in an interview with Business Travel News, but …

Here's What Google Really Looks For When It's Hiring

Laszlo Bock, Google's senior vice president of people operations, told The New York Times that the company looks far beyond grades (Google is actually hiring more and more people that never went to college).<p>What does it take to impress a Googler?<p>Bock says that the number one thing that the company …

How Couples Can Be A Little Wealthier -- And A Whole Lot Happier

Valentine’s Day is over, and I can almost hear the collective sigh of relief from dating, engaged and married couples across the country. Romantic expectations are so high for February 14, and I, for one, am glad it’s over. In the grand scheme of things, one single day in the life of a couple isn’t …

He Wanted A Job; Facebook Said 'No' -- In A $3 Billion Mistake

In the middle of 2009, Brian Acton was the software engineer that no one wanted to hire. Despite a dozen years of experience at Yahoo and Apple Computer, he got turned down by two of the Internet’s brightest stars at the time. First Twitter said no in May. Then Facebook rejected him in August. …

Fighting Your Business Battles: 6 Lasting Lessons From Sun Tzu’s Art Of War

You’ll probably never read the entire book many consider a business strategy bible. So read this instead.<p>Business has always been tough, but it has gotten even more difficult as competition has become more global, faster-paced and increasingly technology-dependent. So why in the 21st century would …

5 Ways To Finally Stop Wasting Your Time

No, you don’t have to give up Facebook forever. Here’s how to find out what’s eating your time and put a stop to it.<p>We’ve all had days like this: After running late to work, we get caught by that chatty co-worker for a half-hour only to return to our desks to do some online research and end up down …

How I Learned To Stop Comparing Myself To Others, And Love My Own Ideas

That last bragging tweet by a talented so-and-so got you down? Jealous of a competitor’s Facebook status update? It’s time to step away from the social media, forget about forces you can’t control, and concentrate on only one thing: being the best you realistically can be.<p>When I first started my …

India's Bajaj to launch four-wheel vehicle but it's not a car | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - It’s got four wheels and seatbelts, but Bajaj Auto (BAJA.NS), the creator of India’s first quadricycle, would rather you didn’t call it a car.<p>Bajaj Auto is marketing the RE60 as a more stable and comfortable alternative to the three-wheeled autorickshaws ubiquitous on India’s …

REPORT: People Are Shopping Online, But They're Buying Things In Person

<i>Shutterstock This post is sponsored by xAd.</i><p>Need to locate the closest electronics store, or find out who carries those black pants in a smaller size? Chances are, you'll use your phone to look it up. These days, more and more people are using their smartphones to make retail decisions on the go, …

42 Successful People Share The Best Advice They Ever Received

Along the way, they received some guidance that changed their views and, inevitably, got them to the top.<p>In its latest "Influencers" series, LinkedIn asked 70+ top professionals in banking, real estate, public relations, energy, technology, and media to answer the question: "What is the best advice …