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The Strategy Mistake That Even The Best Planners are Guilty Of

Words don't matter. Investment of time clearly indicates priority.<p>I was glad my dad picked up the phone. I wasn't sure if I was dialing a friend or a lifeline, but I needed some advice.<p>I told him how frustrated I was that I was not getting to my priorities. I was in my mid-thirties, I had a wife …

The 8 Coolest TED Talks on Psychology

Humans are strange, complicated creatures. Understand them a little better with these talks.<p>Humans, we all know, are strange, irrational, beautiful creatures who often act in weird and wonderful ways. That makes us hard to deal with sometimes, but it also makes us totally fascinating.<p>All our quirks …

The Top 15 Blogs All Startup Managers Should be Reading

Reading blogs like these will help you in the long run.<p>Being a manager within a startup often means feeling unappreciated. CEOs are the idea guys - you're the glue holding everything together while translating their visions into executable actions.<p>These blogs have your back, and they're packed full …

Be More Productive at Work

Many workplaces have unique safety needs and it’s necessary to dress and equip personnel with the proper attire or equipment. This is particularly …

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

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How To Work Only 40 Hours A Week This Year

If you plan your day well, 40 hours should be enough time to get your job done.<p>It’s no secret that most Americans work more than 40 hours a week, but are those extra hours necessary? “So many people say, ‘I have to do this,’ but they might just be putting those expectations on themselves,” says …

The best free online business courses starting in January

Why do so many speeches fall flat? Blame poor delivery for one. Who wants to hear a speaker trip over every line or drone on without making a point?<p>Let's face it: public speaking is an exercise in respecting the audience's time and IQ, not to mention the spirit of the gathering. While passion and …

The 100 Hottest Tech Companies to Work for In 2017

A Stanford professor made the list and checked it twice. You should, too.<p>Andy Rachleff also is a former venture capitalist and president and CEO of Wealthfront, a successful investment management company in the Valley. He also teaches technology entrepreneurship at the Stanford Graduate School of …

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The 27 best startups that launched this year

While 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, life-saving drones, and competition for Uber.<p>Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data to identify …

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The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance

<b>Master your game from the inside out!</b><p>With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful …

How to Bring Mindfulness to Your Company’s Leadership

Mindfulness is the height of fashion in leadership development circles. At a recent conference in the field, we saw a missionary-type fervor among some trainers who claimed that mindfulness could fix every ill in the organizational world. It’s easy to succumb to enthusiastic hyperbole; one HR …

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13 TED Talks that can teach you how to live a happier life

The ideal approach, however, is far more of a mystery.<p>From the beginning of time, philosophers and researchers alike have pondered how humans can achieve ultimate bliss, and thankfully, some of them have appeared on the TED stage to share their findings.<p>Some of their tactics are surprising, and …

Why (and How) HR Needs to Act More Like Marketing

At this point, we all know that company culture plays a pivotal role in companies hurtling into out digital transformations. This is particularly true for the marketing department, which is changing at such a break-neck pace that marketing success now depends heavily on support from HR to identify …

Photographer Creates Awesomely Surreal Pics Of His Son

Nothing like a little imagination and Photoshop skills!<p>Dutch photographer and digital artist Adrian Sommeling finds inspiration in a very special source: his 10-year-old son Nic.<p>“By seeing him growing up, I remember my own childhood dreams and things that I liked,” Sommeling told The Huffington …

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend

After the turkey, feed your mind.<p><i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses</b> …

4 Simple Questions Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Always Ask Their Employees

They're also great for fostering open dialog and developing meaningful work relationships.<p>I've written often on the power of transparency--the backbone of trust--that brings teams together to produce great work. Trust simply cannot happen without it.<p>And if you're in a leadership role, I caution …

Steve Jobs Asked Himself This 1 Question Every Morning to Stay Successful

See why self-reflection in the morning can set your entire day up for success.<p>Have you ever been distracted while driving and then suddenly arrived at your destination, wondering how you even got there? Too often, we go through life on autopilot like this, only to realize later that we've lost …

These 7 Free Podcasts Will Save You $100,000 On a Wharton MBA

Want to learn about digital marketing? Monetizing your content? Scaling your startup? There's a podcast for that.<p>I had a great experience studying for my MBA at Wharton. I learned about subjects I had never studied at college or picked up in my first job as an account manager at an advertising …

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Mindfulness

<i>jennifer maravillas for hbr</i><p>The most forward-looking companies are willing to take risks to achieve greatness. Most leaders give lip service to this idea, but few actually do it. We have worked with banks willing to take on toxic assets (again) and hedge funds willing to take a $100 million gamble …

Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes for a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data. In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of …

How Technology Empowers Your Talent Management Strategy

I thought I’d struck pay dirt when I landed my first internship in college. I was interning in the Human Resources department of a trucking company and I felt like I’d finally arrived.<p>My responsibilities included sitting alone in an office all day, screening resumes for truck drivers and forklift …

4 Things That Are Scientifically Proven to Motivate Your Employees More Than Money

Increased pay doesn't necessarily increase people's excitement about their work.<p>As the year comes to an end, you might be in search of ways to celebrate your employees' hard work and get them excited about the year ahead. Maybe you're thinking about a company party, a gift, or even a year-end …

Useful New Texting Acronyms

<b>Old:</b> LOL (Laughing out loud)<b><br>New:</b> TLOLBAHC (Typing “laughing out loud” but actually hysterically crying)<p><b>Old:</b> TTYL (Talk to you later)<b><br>New:</b> TYLIDAPC (Text you later; I don’t answer phone calls)<p><b>Old:</b> NC (Netflix and chill)<b><br>New:</b> SIRJWTWN (Seriously I really just want to watch Netflix)<p><b>Old:</b> ILY (I love</b> …

17 Things These Successful Leaders Wish They Had Known Years Ago

Hindsight is the best teacher.<p>Imagine if you could travel back to when you were beginning your career, but with the wisdom you possess today. Would you do anything differently? Here's what these successful leaders say they wish their younger selves would have known.<p>1. Learn to be comfortable with …

As we await Apple’s AirPods, these are the best wireless cord-free earbuds available

Apple delayed the release of its new truly wireless earbuds called AirPods that it originally planned on launching in late October. It’s disappointing for some who wanted to use them with their new iPhone 7 that launched back in September. But what does the competition look like?<p>With the AirPods …

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Amazon's cloud is bigger than Microsoft, Google and IBM combined, researcher says

In its latest quarterly analysis, the market research firm says that AWS accounted for 45% of the revenue generated by public "infrastructure as a service" (IaaS) providers.<p>IaaS is the cloud market that Amazon helped to pioneer. It's where companies rent computers and storage over the internet, …

6 Apps That Will Make You Life and Work Better

Whether you're looking for ways to make your smartphone work harder for you, or a browser add-on to improve the way you work online, I've tested and can recommend a few solid apps worth downloading.<p>1. Headspace<p>The daily practice of quieting your mind, paying attention to your breathing, and …

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