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21 simple ways to earn passive income

Making money takes work, but working can suck.<p>Luckily, there are some ways to make money with little to no effort.<p>Though some of these methods do take some work up front, they can set you up to earn passive income for the long term.<p>Here are 21 ways to make money with minimum effort.

Real Estate

My Year of Learning: Lessons in Leadership and Performance

Here’s some advice to live by: Keep learning to stay relevant. In fact, according to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, dedicate at least 5 hours a week of …

Transforming the pyramid to an agile org

<b>I recently published a video exploring how an agile team based organization could look like. How does it function under the hood? In the video I also</b> …

Management

ICICI Bank partners with Twitter to advance customer experience

Twitter and ICICI Bank, announced a partnership that integrates a slew of digital customer care support features for ICICI Bank, benefiting millions …

Are You Solving the Right Problems?

How good is your company at problem solving? Probably quite good, if your managers are like those at the companies I’ve studied. What they struggle with, it turns out, is not solving problems but figuring out what the problems are. In surveys of 106 C-suite executives who represented 91 private and …

Management

The Most Common Reasons Customer Experience Programs Fail

Most customer experience (CX programs) are positioned as strategic, but quickly veer away from business objectives and become simply about tracking CX metrics. Time passes slowly, data continues to mount, and paralysis sets in. Big, strategic goals evolve into score improvements and incrementalism …

Management

What We Learned About Management in 2016, in 19 Charts

The 1% and the Asian middle class have gained the most from globalization. The U.S. lower middle class, not so much.<p>In many cases, Millennials and Baby Boomers want the same things out of a new job. And Boomers are slightly more likely to want to work somewhere fun.<p>People who are both in demand by …

Demographics

The Problem with Rewarding Individual Performers

In 1968, The Ohio State Buckeyes football team started one of the most cherished traditions in American sports. According to team legend, a member of the coaching staff proposed an idea to motivate the players. After each game, the coaches would reward the best players with small stickers …

Leadership

The Stretch Goal Paradox

When Marissa Mayer was named CEO of Yahoo, in July 2012, the media couldn’t get enough of her candid assessments of the ailing company’s strengths and weaknesses—and her ambitious goals to put the internet giant back on track. Can Marissa Mayer save Yahoo? wondered the <i>New Yorker</i>, the <i>Guardian</i>, and</i> …

Management

What it takes to be a great project manager

Many challenges confront today's project managers -- new technologies, remote workforces and a global market to name a few. To take a project from …

Getting Your Stars to Collaborate

How can you transform a competitive, star-driven culture into a collaborative one? Companies struggle with that question, particularly when knowledge work is the offering. Here’s the underlying tension: Their subject-matter experts must deeply immerse themselves in their disciplines to stay on the …

Management

4 Ways to Improve Your Strategic Thinking Skills

If you’ve ever received feedback that you “need to be more strategic,” you know how frustrating it can feel. To add insult to injury, the feedback rarely comes with any concrete guidance on what to do about it. One of my coaching clients, Lisa, a vice president of HR, was in this situation and …

Management

Data Science vs. BI vs Statistics: What's the Difference?

The use of statistics in business can be traced back hundreds of years. As early as 744 AD, statistics were used by Gerald of Wales to complete the …

25 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

10 Books on Creativity to Spark Your Inner Genius

Creativity isn’t just a “wonderful to have” asset anymore. It’s a strategic part of business survival in a world crowded with businesses. Creativity, …

Creativity

25 Enlightening Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

What Great Managers Do Daily

So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job. This …

Employee Engagement

How the Most Emotionally Intelligent CEOs Handle Their Power

Most of the CEOs I’ve met and worked with had years to prepare for their jobs. As they entered middle management, most of them learned that being a good leader is more important than being a good do-er. Many have stories to tell about stumbling along the way, about micromanaging people, about …

Leadership

India’s Botched War on Cash

India is in the throes of an unprecedented social experiment in enforced digital disruption, and the world has much to learn from it.<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a surprise in early November, demonetizing 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes. Modi’s war on cash is not without international …

India

The secret behind Patanjali’s rise and rise

The company’s sales and distribution methods help it to keep its costs low too

The Speechless Speech of Roshi Philip Kapleau

<i>The following conversation is from a 1979 radio interview of Roshi Philip Kapleau conducted by Lex Hixon, a scholar and author who hosted the program</i> …

Meditation

5 Must-Read Books That Are Required Reading at Harvard Business School | Inc.com

Getting an MBA at Harvard will currently cost you two years of your life and a little over $150,000. That's a little rich for a lot of folks.<p>But thankfully, while there's no way to replicate the connections you'd get from actually attending, there are plenty of workarounds to help you learn a bunch …

Harvard Business School

Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources

This year get your students to visualize difficult concepts or understand a process by teaching with infographics.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>“Numbers have an important …

How to Avoid the 3 Most Dangerous Roles in Leadership (and Life)

In life and leadership, you likely have played 3 dangerous roles. Here is how to shift your mindset and behavior to never play them again.<p>There is a dangerous triangle of roles that even the best leaders may unknowingly adapt at one time or another in an effort to quickly solve problems.<p>Although …

Leadership

10 Incredibly Innovative Startups In India You Should Definitely Know More About

There was a time when joining multi-national companies was the sole aim of graduates in India. Today they want to run their own businesses. Needless …

Research reveals the dark side of wearable fitness trackers

You no longer have to look to science fiction to find the cyborg. We are all cyborgs now. Mobile phones, activity trackers, pacemakers, breast implants and even aspirins all act as biological, cognitive or social extensions and enhancements of our bodies and minds. Some have even predicted that …

Wearable Tech

These beautiful, hand-drawn infographics capture the patterns of life

The result, collected in "Dear Data" from Princeton Architectural Press, is beautiful and thought-provoking.<p>"What emerges is a case for the beauty of small data and its deliberate interpretation, analog visualization, and slow transmission," Maria Popova writes in the foreword, "a celebration of …

Infographics

15 Best Books on Creativity (So Far)

The old, the new, and the most brilliant ideas.<p>There are thousands of books on creativity and innovation out there. Many are great, some are exceptional, but few stand (or will stand) the test of time. As an author and researcher on innovation myself, I keep a short list of books to recommend to …

Creativity

The 30-Day Squat Challenge That Will Totally Transform Your Butt

We've put together the ultimate 30-day squat challenge, featuring 12 squats that tighten and tone. Master a different squat or increase your reps …

Workouts

Stanford MBAs Are Coveting a Six-Figure Job That You Can Get for Free | Inc.com

When you think of the prototypical MBA, you imagine someone seeking a job in consulting or banking. But today, top graduates are gunning for jobs in product management.<p>Cornell, Harvard, Northwestern, and other top-tier business schools are all getting in on it, designing highly popular curricula …

Product Management