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Positive Psychology Is Garbage (And Why You Should Follow Its Founder's Lead)

Only a true marketing wizard could transform his image from that of a guy best known for torturing dogs into the world’s foremost apostle of happiness. And that’s exactly what the University of Pennsylvania’s Professor of Psychology Martin Seligman pulled off.<p>Seligman launched his career in …

Positive Thinking

Bootstrapping Your Business: Lessons Learned While Growing a Profitable Business

It all starts with a strong value proposition.<p><i>By Vik Patel, CEO of Detroit-based Future Hosting.</i><p>How do you build a business? If you're a regular reader of media aimed at entrepreneurs, this is what you've been told: Start with an idea, find a co-founder, build a minimal viable product, raise an …

Profit

How Often You Should Post on Social Media, According to 10 Studies

There's a lot of debate when it comes to recommended frequency for social media publishing. Here's what the data has to say about it.<p>When it comes to determining the optimal frequency for posting on social media, even the industry giants can't seem to be able to come to a consensus. One publication …

Social Media

A Minimalist Residence Rises From Medieval Italian Ruins

Stone, concrete, and walnut come together to create this elegant abode in Urbino.<p>In 2017, Italian firm GGA Architetti wrapped the three-year renovation of a cluster of ancient buildings on one of the highest hills in Urbino. The new system rises from the remains of medieval communes. The renovation …

Architecture

The 6 Ways to Grow a Company

The term “innovation” is often associated with geniuses turning startups into gold mines — the next Google, Apple, or Amazon, with products no one even knew they needed. Private equity firms place hundreds of little bets on these startups, hoping one produces a windfall that covers the rest. These …

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Jeff Bezos

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Bill Gates

Jeff Bezos Just Shared His 3-Step Formula for Success--and It's Absolutely Brilliant

Bezos is at it again, this time announcing his intention to shake up the American health care industry. His strategy for doing so teaches some valuable lessons.<p>Shockwaves were sent through the health care industry yesterday when three corporate powerhouses--Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan …

Jeff Bezos

How I Went From $50,000 in Debt to Building a $30 Million Business in 7 Years

Why it's all about doing the right things.<p>$50,000. In debt.<p>It was 9 P.M., June 2008. I was sitting alone in the office, sweaty, exhausted, and worried. That sinking feeling in my stomach got worse as I calculated the bills my business owed. I had no one else I could turn to: My business partner …

Entrepreneurship

What You Must Do To Thrive When Your Product Launches

You cannot forget these critical components when preparing your new product strategy.<p>Okay, so you're new product has hit the market. You've survived rounds of funding, startup setbacks, your team is solid, and now you're ready to implement your growth strategy. Wait, you are ready to implement your …

Business Strategy

The More Senior Your Job Title, the More You Need to Keep a Journal

For leaders assuming the CEO title for the first time, taking time to learn and think translates into early successes. But the problem is there’s little time to do either. Information comes at them more quickly, more people than ever before demand their time, and they’re told that the myriad …

Productivity

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Approach for Seniors (MBCAS): Program Development and Implementation

Introduction<p>The world's population is aging, with more elderly people alive than ever before, and their proportion of the world's population is …

BUDDHISM PLAIN AND SIMPLE

<i>It is imperative to recognize that our dissatisfaction originates within us. It arises out of our own ignorance, out of our blindness to what our situation actually is, out of our wanting Reality to be something other than what it is. Our longing, our craving, our thirsting for something other than Reality is what dissatisfies us. -Steve Hagen</i><p>In the journey to simplify ones life, I’ve learned that most people don’t stop with just the physical clutter. They also work on their inner clutter. And …

How to Stage Your Home for Living

<i>“All journeys eventually end in the same place, home.”</i> —Chris Geiger<p>I am 38 years old. And I have lived in 16 different homes.<p>Now, most of these …