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Start-up Lingo For Dummies

Hate it or love it, start-up lingo is here to stay. And if you wanna "disrupt" the IT industry, knowing these words wouldn't hurt (we promise).

Founders And VCs Reveal 25 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

That's why we've rounded up the favorite, career-shaping books of well-known entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, from Amazon's Jeff Bezos to Microsoft founder Bill Gates.<p>The business leaders who picked them call these books revelatory, inspirational, and intelligent.<p>From Ayn Rand's "The …

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Employee engagement - What is it good for? Absolutely everything!

Profitability, customer satisfaction, employee well-being... what are the benefits of employee engagement ?

How to make someone more honest using only your eyes

As it turns out, a pair of eyes looking at you seems to have the effect of making you more honest.<p>The paper, "Cues of being watched enhance cooperation in a real-world setting," found here at the NIH, conducted a study where either a set of eyes or a picture of flowers was placed above an "honesty …

11 Questions That Will Test Your Integrity

Are ethical dilemmas ever black-and-white?<p>RedBalloon founder Naomi Simson answers that with an all-too-vivid question over at LinkedIn: "How may drops of urine does it take to spoil the soup?"<p>Here are 11 questions that Simson says will help test your integrity:<p>How many times did you make the …

Follow The Map to Find Your Leadership Style | Inc.com

Your employees probably have you pegged--as a relentlessType A charger, a ponderer who can’t make decisions, a reclusive visionary, or a hothead who throws things. But how well do you know your own leadership style?<p>There are several widely used personality tests out there, and you may know your …

15 free online courses that are actually worth your time

There are now hundreds of free courses available online, which can vary significantly in quality. That makes it essential to pick the right course.<p>We've found some of the most fascinating, highly regarded, and useful courses around, taught by some of the most accomplished professors at the best …

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5 Cognitive Distortions Successful People Use To Get Things Done

The five distortions are:<p><b>1. Personal Exceptionalism</b><p>… a macro sense that you are in the top of your cohort, your work is snowflake-special, or that you are destined to have experiences well outside the bounds of "normal;" not to be confused with arrogance or high self-esteem<p><b>2. Dichotomous …

The 6 Most Influential Business Books In 2013

The panel of six judges is comprised of corporate titans and business thought leaders. It includes Steve Coll, dean of the School of Journalism at Columbia University and a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine; Lynda Gratton, management professor at the London Business School; and Jorma Ollila, …

12 Extremely Successful People Reveal How They Find Talent

In a new LinkedIn series titled "How I Hire," more than 80 top executives — including billionaire Richard Branson, former Bank of America exec Sally Krawcheck, and Warby Parker's Neil Blumenthal — break down the core of their hiring philosophies.<p>Although these entrepreneurs and business leaders …

Surprising, Disturbing Facts From The Mother Of All Employee Engagement Surveys

I finally got around to spending quality time with Gallup’s “State of the American Workplace” survey, published earlier this year. As always, it was excellent but disturbing reading, a vast amount of data from more than 350,000 respondents over a three-year period, shedding fascinating high-level …

The US Is By Far The Best Place In The World To Be An Entrepreneur

The U.S. is the home of Silicon Valley, countless startups, and the world's most celebrated culture of entrepreneurship. It's no surprise that it was ranked as having the top environment for entrepreneurs among the world's 20 largest economies in Ernst and Young's annual survey.<p>The U.S. ranked as …

10 Top Recruiters Tell Us What Candidates Can Do To Wow Them

Career community Glassdoor recently published its annual list of top recruiters. These hiring managers have seen a lot of talent, but they can still be impressed.<p>We wanted to find out exactly how candidates can "wow" these industry leaders. So we asked the following professionals: <b>Was there a</b> …

These 19 Insanely Successful College Dropouts Prove You Don't Need A Degree

College still pays off in the long run, but as tuition prices continue to climb, debt loads are higher than ever. And the first years out of school are extremely tough.<p>Some, like PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel, claim that college just isn't worth it in the age of startups. He's giving 20 bright …

This Excel Trick Makes Forecasting Outcomes And Answering What-If Situations Super Easy

While you can use Microsoft Excel to build any sort of model that you want, it's important to remember that the program comes bundled with a ton of awesome features that will do the work for you.<p>One such feature is Goal Seek. Here, we'll look at a simple example for the function that will show you …

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …