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Bill Gates says read this book if you want to be a better manager

Billionaire — and bookworm — Bill Gates has announced his latest reading recommendation, and it's based on the principals of the man who first taught …

Self-improvement

Fox's Cavuto: Trump Skeptic, Genial Workhorse

Neil Cavuto's voice comes through loud and clear on President Trump, and it's not admiring.<p>Neil Cavuto's voice strikes a tone of bemused reason on Fox News.<p>Neil Cavuto's voice will fail him someday.<p>These are three competing and coinciding realities defining the career of the Fox News host at age 59.<p>…

Donald Trump

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Leadership

6 essential documents for project management success

Here are six key documents that project managers and their teams rely on to successfully guide and execute projects.<p>Careful project planning and …

Project Management

8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>6 min read<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, personalities and preferences while also caring about yourself. Even …

Self-improvement

This Korean BBQ Sauce Makes My Cooking Seem Way Better Than it Is

It takes a lot of things to make me motivated enough to make a sauce from scratch and store it in my fridge. It needs to be easy to make — which this …

Penguin Random House

Three of the Best Whiskies You Can Find in Stores, According to 48 Judges

The 2018 San Francisco Spirits Competition has released its full list of winners and, unsurprisingly, nearly every spirit that made it to the …

San Francisco

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Books

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

These oven-baked chickpeas are great on soups, salads, and grain bowls—or for munching on by the handful.<p>Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you …

Chickpeas

This Over-Engineered Dopp Kit Won’t Drive You Insane

This Is Ground just launched a new dopp kit, and rather than going for the <i>de rigueur</i> pouch design that catches and pools up water and quickly becomes …

Clothing

The Secret Tool You Can Use To Keep People Accountable

If You Use It, You Can Get an Immediate Jump in Productivity<p>Accountability is a topic that lots of CEOs and leader talk about. Specifically, most of their concern is that they don't feel like their people hold themselves accountable to the things they need to do in driving higher levels of …

Project Management

The Last Days of the Blue-Blood Harvest

Every year, more than 400,000 crabs are bled for the miraculous medical substance that flows through their bodies—now pharmaceutical companies are finally committing to an alternative that doesn't harm animals.<p>Horseshoe crabs are sometimes called “living fossils” because they have been around in …

Eli Lilly

How to Get Yourself Invited to Important Meetings

In a work culture with too many meetings, we often look for tactics to get <i>out</i> of meetings. But sometimes you need to get <i>into</i> a meeting, perhaps because the decisions made there will have implications for you or your team, or maybe because you feel you’ve been left out of important discussions. …

Management

A Home Network, Security System, And A Hidden Room Behind A Bookcase

Ok, now this is something special. This is a home network and security system that would make just about anyone stop, and with jaw hanging agape, …

Home Security

Barbecue-Braised Bourbon Beef with Mustard Glaze

Preparation<p>Season:<p>In a small bowl, combine the thyme, rosemary, paprika, dry mustard, and 2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Sprinkle the spice blend all …

BBQ

5 New Bourbons to Drink While Watching the Kentucky Derby

The Kentuck Derby may very well be the strangest continuously-relevant cultural moment in the U.S. The single day out of any given year when most …

Maker's Mark

Creamy Asparagus Bacon Pasta Tastes Like Spring in Italy

My daughter Sadie and I went to Italy during the time I was writing Eating with the Ground Up, and although the trip was all pleasure and no work I …

Asparagus

Top Earning Salespeople Use This 1 Easy Strategy to Outperform Everyone Else

Sales is one of the most common jobs in the US. But top salespeople know a secret--that can make them rich.<p>Let's start with the obvious: salespeople have a bad rap. That's because most people employed in sales are--wait for it--crappy salespeople. These are your typical pushy, slimy, or aggressive …

B2B

3 Ways Senior Leaders Create a Toxic Culture

Whether presiding over the entire company, a function, a region, or a business unit, the people at the top of an organization have a disproportionate level of influence over those they lead. Those further down in the organization look to their leaders for cues on what’s acceptable (and what isn’t), …

Leadership

5 Signs That Instantly Identify a Leader with True Emotional Intelligence

This is what the best leaders do to gain trust and win the hearts and minds of people.<p>What do emotional intelligence and authenticity have in common? Everything. In its most stripped down form, being emotionally-intelligent means being an authentic person.<p>Yet authenticity doesn't come natural, …

Emotional Intelligence

The 10 things confident people won’t ever do

In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. …

Self-improvement

These pocket-sized projectors pack a major big screen punch

Projectors are traditionally big noisy machines found in school classrooms or at the back of cinema auditoriums. Today, however, miniature …

Gear & Gadgets

26 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

You can't get to the top by behaving like everyone else.<p>Highly successful people don't rise to the top by behaving like everyone else. They understand that achieving great things means getting more done, taking excellent care of their bodies and thinking in ways which promote greatness. Here are …

Startups

'Just Around the Bend': This Is When the Stock Market Will Crash, According to 5 Famous Investors

The markets are on a "collision course for disaster."<p>Just when you thought it was safe to be in the market again, the Dow Jones industrial average …

Stock Markets

Job Seekers Should Cut These 3 Things Out of Their LinkedIn Profile (Immediately)

Don't set yourself, and your job search, up for failure. Use LinkedIn the right way.<p>Getting a job--especially one you actually enjoy--can be extremely difficult. Which is why job seekers need to go above and beyond to stand out. If you're not utilizing your LinkedIn profile, you are missing out on …

Employment

The 28 Best Subscription Box Services for Men

Get everything you could ever want delivered to your doorstep. Just make sure to check out our suggestions first.<p>Nowadays it's pretty easy to get anything you want delivered right to your doorstep—but in most cases you still have to do the actual shopping and curating for yourself. That's where …

Shopping

A 36-year-old who learned to invest like Warren Buffett explains Buffett's No. 1 rule

When Danielle Town found herself burnt out and even starting to get sick from her work as a corporate attorney, she knew she didn't want to keep …

Investing

On the Stick: Here's What Makes a Great Manual Transmission

Exposing the secrets of a satisfying manual transmission.<p>From the March 2016 issue<p>Shifting gears is one of the most satisfying things you can do in a car. But not always. A ropey shifter or a gooey clutch can suck the joy out of driving a manual and lend credence to Porsche’s position that its …

Sports Cars

The Best Affordable Japanese Whisky You Can Buy

Japanese whisky sure can be expensive. While older bottlings can easily fetch thousands of dollars or, at the super-premium end, hundreds of …

The best hair dryer

<i>By Shannon Palus</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After more than 20 hours of research and interviews; more than 10 …