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It Took Apple Executive Angela Ahrendts 1 Sentence to Drop the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Not everyone thought Angela Ahrendts was cut out to lead a team. That's why she learned this invaluable lesson.<p>As the Senior Vice President of Retail Strategy at Apple, Angela Ahrendts is one of the highest ranking executives at the most valuable company in the world. To get that job, she had to …

Angela Ahrendts

Is 'That' Sexual Harassment? How to Tell, Using 'Cooper's 6 Levels.'

Sure, outright groping is obviously prohibited behavior. But what about 'aesthetic appreciation'? Can't a guy compliment a girl anymore?<p>Combine the impact of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements with the dramatic speeches at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, and two things about sexual harassment become …

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

Ten Aphorisms from the Russian Revolution

<i>Marina Tsvetaeva is one of Russia’s most acclaimed twentieth-century poets. She was born in Moscow, in 1892, to a classicist father and a pianist mother. She published her first book of poems at the age of seventeen. She lived through, and wrote about, the Russian Revolution and the Moscow famine</i> …

28 Phrases You Should Speak More Often to Your Coworkers

Research suggests that certain phrases will increase morale and employee engagement.<p>You think words matter? According to a CareerBuilder survey, 50% of employees believe turnover would go down if managers simply recognized their efforts more frequently.<p>That brings up some obvious questions. Do you …

13 Things Mentally Strong Leaders Don't Do

To make their good habits effective, they give up the bad habits that could rob them of mental strength.<p>My fifteen years as a psychotherapist taught me about mental strength and the resilience of the human spirit. I saw countless people bounce back from overwhelming adversity and beat the odds.<p>One …

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

Self-help

Two Reasons Why It’s Very Tough to Successfully Patent Computer Software

By Raad Ahmed, Founder of LawTrades, 500 Startups Batch 15, UB Law ‘13. Originally published on Quora.<p><b>Is computer software patentable? Possible? Yes.</b> …

My Year In Books 2017: What I Finished (& Didn’t), and Liked (& Didn’t)

Home <b>›</b> Randoms <b>›</b> <b>My Year In Books 2017: What I Finished (& Didn’t), and Liked (& Didn’t)</b><p><i>on</i> December 10, 2017 • ( 0 )<p>For the first time this year I’ve …

The 70-20-10 Rule

A simple principle for managing scarce resources<p>One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their …

10 Brilliant Business Books of 2017

The list includes a candid story of sex discrimination in Silicon Valley and a big chewy book about scaling.<p>Among the best business books of 2017 are some excellent new titles by journalists; a candid, lived-it story of sex discrimination in Silicon Valley; and a big chewy book about scaling that …

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect

Most of these are small, subtle changes in behavior, but they can have a big impact on how much other people respect you.<p>What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like …

5 Critical Warning Signs That You're Making Bad Decisions

Everyone's entrepreneurial journey is different, but the pitfalls are the same.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is a labor of love. You’ve made a commitment to go out on your own. Then the hard part starts: figuring out how to …

Self-improvement

9 Tiny Things You Should Do Sunday Night to Have a More Productive Monday Morning

Success starts the night before.<p>Productivity is the result of preparation.<p>Anyone who wakes up late, tired, in a rush, and disorganized, will find it very difficult to be productive.<p>But anyone who takes the time to prepare ahead of time will find it very easy to get into the zone, because they …

Time Management

This Psychology Study Shows That You Can Accurately Judge Someone From How They Look

Our facial perceptions of others can give startling insights into their success.<p>Whenever we try to make a judgment on someone we meet, we hear the same thing over and over: "Trust your gut."<p>We might spend days, months, or even years trying to figure someone out. Is he who he says he is? Should I …

Psychology

Need to Deliver Bad News to Employees? Science Says Do This

A new study shows the best approach for sharing bad news.<p>It's every leader's or manager's least favorite task: delivering bad news. Maybe your company is closing a facility. Or letting people go. Or you have an employee who isn't getting that coveted promotion, or has been denied an overseas …

Research

A Woman Asked Tinder for All Its Data on Her. The 800-Page Reply Will Terrify You

We expect internet companies to collect data; we don't expect them to know our 'deepest, darkest secrets.'<p>Think about all the information internet companies have collected about you. Now think about all of it being made public. (This shouldn't be too hard to imagine, given the recent, massive …

Tinder

If a Customer Says Your Product or Service Is Too Expensive, This Is What You Should Say

It's fairly simple, once you break it down.<p>There is a big difference between selling your cost versus selling your value.<p>Companies that sell on cost comparison end up losing in the end. It's very difficult to build a profitable and sustainable company when your primary strategy is to undercut the …

Selling

On Finding a Lost Ezra Pound Poem in a Castle

Hast thou 2 loaves of bread<br>Sell one + with the dole<br>Buy straightaway some hyacinths<br>To feed thy soul. —<b>Ezra Pound</b><p>I found this short poem by Ezra Pound as I was researching a book about Pound’s years in Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital. It appears for the first time in my book <i>The Bughouse</i> and in the Fall …

Employment

How to define your Minimum Viable Product? – Better World – Medium

Minimum Viable Product, or if I say “Minimum Buy-able product”<p>Sounds good ?<p>If not lets go deeper with what it actually means.<p><b>Minimum viable product</b> …

Product Management

6 Ways to Add More Meaning to Your Life

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.<p>Most of us have moments when we overreact. It can happen in meetings, in one-on-one conversations, over email, and in personal relationships.<p>Sometimes we just cannot help ourselves--but there is always a …

Self-help

The 5 Stages Startups Must Go Through to Make That First $1 Million

What stage of business is your startup in?<p>Co-founder of Yazamo<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all want our startup businesses to hit that coveted $1 million per year in revenue. The unfortunate truth is that only 4 percent of us actually make that goal.<p>This past year …

Business Strategy

Seth's Blog

Do your homework.<p>Show up with contributions and connections long before you bring your opinion.<p>Save the snark for later.<p>Pay your dues.<p>Speak up about …

Homework
Quora

12 Things That Can Really Influence What People Think of You

You will never get a second chance to make a first impression.<p>From the moment you walk into a room or meet someone one on one, you're being sized up and judged.<p>Some researchers speculate that the human brain is hardwired to judge so it can evaluate and interpret important information.<p>We often form …

Emotional Intelligence

The Four Most Difficult Personalities and How to Handle Them

In a difficult work relationship, it is helpful to first define what kind of individual you are dealing with, then tailor your response to his or her limitations.<p>As a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, many clients seek my help handling difficult relationships. Although the old saying "it takes two …

Psychology

10 Success lessons from Kevin O’Leary – “Mr. Wonderful” for entrepreneurs

Share12<p>Tweet<p>Share76<p>+11<p>Shares 89<p>Kevin O’Leary is a Canadian born entrepreneur and TV personality who rose to prominence in the business world after …

Entrepreneurship

7 Surprising Things the Most Successful Women Leaders Never Do

If you find yourself doing any of these, stop. Immediately.<p>We all know there aren't enough powerful women leaders in the world, especially the world of business. And we mostly disagree about why that is, with explanations ranging from deeply ingrained gender bias, to the "mommy track" to women's …

Body Language