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The Little-Known Personality Trait That Predicts Entrepreneurial Success | Inc.com

It has been well established in the organizational psychology research that personality traits are predictive of success in a variety of areas. In the popular press, though, most of the writings have focused on the "Big 5" factors of personality: Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, …

Self-improvement

Could you be a ‘super-forecaster’?

Most intelligence agencies rely on the informed hunches of trained specialists. But there are people from ordinary walks of life who routinely do far better at predicting events than the experts. Tara Isabella Burton meets some of them.<p>Political forecasting is among the most vital roles played by …

Personality

Why China Is Investing In Design

Hand over your design advantage, America.<p>China is a place where many of the world’s most amazing products are manufactured, but seldom designed. Now, the China Academy of Art (CAA), backed by funding from the Chinese government, is making a series of aggressive moves to change that. The university …

10 Unexpected Body-Language Adjustments That Will Boost Your Career

How you carry yourself makes all the difference in day-to-day interactions. Here’s how to straighten up and show your best side.<p>We often talk about the absolute importance of body language at work. How you hold your body is up there with nailing the interview and speaking up during meetings.<p>One of …

How to Fix a Muscle Cramp

“We now think cramps occur when the Golgi tendon—a part of your muscle that reduces muscular tension—stops functioning mid-exercise, which causes surrounding muscles to over fire and then seize up.”<p>The reason your tension-governing Golgi tendon shuts down? Because you overworked it, usually by …

How Alan Turing decoded the secrets of life

Our picks of the week from around the web, including Alan Turing’s decoding of natural patterns, the man behind graphene and the ethics around treating Ebola.<p>Robot cars with adjustable ethics settings<br>Patrick Lin | Wired | 19 August 2014<br>An approach (though not a solution) to the problem of ethics …

Computer Science

The Biggest Mistake Is Ignoring the Law of Supply and Demand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups, please pay attention. In your rush to start your business, you may have forgotten one important thing.<p>Just because you have an idea for a business doesn’t mean anyone will buy what you are selling. The principles of supply and …

Great Management Questions from Paul Graham, Jim Collins, and Other Business Leaders | Inc.com

There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, avert catastrophes, and reveal unexpected paths to brighter destinations. Jim Collins, Marshall …

Leadership

The Awesome Thing You Can Learn from Robin Williams’ Life | Men's Health

Um … I stated that I did not.<p>Now, I haven’t been able to dig up the offending verse from the <i>MH</i> archives, nor do I know if it even exists, but apparently back in the nineties <i>Men’s Health</i> must have published something unbecoming about Robin Williams’ body hair. Hey, he was a hairy dude, but we …

Turn Any Move Into the Ultimate Muscle And Strength Builder

How to Turn Any Move into the Ultimate Muscle and Strength Builder<p>It's a simple tweak, but it'll force your muscles to work harder every single rep<p>Thinkstock<p>One of the simplest ways to kick your own butt: Take your workout off the floor. "Doing moves with a TRX suspension trainer means your body …

Mind Games for Big Gains

Evolutionarily, it makes perfect sense: Exercise not only boosts your sex appeal but also, as you become fitter, increases your odds of living to see your next meal. At least that’s how your brain’s pleasure=reward centers (the frontal cortex and nucleus accumbens) view the situation; they don’t …

You Get 25,000 Mornings: Here Are 8 Ways Not to Waste Them

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a …

To stop security breaches, kill the username and password

You don't have to be an online security expert to know that usernames and passwords are not cutting it. It's time to completely re-think how we manage our online identities.<p>The simple truth is this: there is nothing you can do to truly protect yourself from attacks like this.<p>Your data is only as …

Authentication

Building Your CEO Dashboard | Inc.com

Every CEO needs to keep a finger on the pulse of her business. It can be challenging to know what data to track, how to measure it, and what actions to take. Having limited resources means you must ruthlessly prioritize and be selective with what is analyzed. Choosing what to focus on will depend …

Product Management

Can you learn in your sleep?

Sleep learning used to be a pipe dream. Now neuroscientists say they have found ways to enhance your memory with your eyes closed, says David Robson.<p>Just before you climb under your duvet, you carefully prepare your room. You sprinkle a few drops of incense on your pillow, put on some headphones, …

The Brain

How does the internet really work?

Upload a photo or send an email, and what happens next? BBC Factomania has a two-minute guide to the lightning-speed journey that happens as soon as you press click.<p>There are over 300 million images uploaded to Facebook every day, and over 5 billion gigabytes of material on the web in total, but …

Internet of Things

Brainstorming Doesn’t Work; Try This Technique Instead

Ever been in a meeting where one loudmouth’s mediocre idea dominates? Then you know brainstorming needs an overhaul.<p>Brainstorming, in its current form and by many metrics, doesn’t work as well as the frequency of “team brainstorming meetings” would suggests it does.<p>Early ideas tend to have …

In House Container Homes

Economic and Eco-friendly by default, In House Container Homes thinks “Inside The Box” to provide the very best in container architecture to the …

Tiny House Movement

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

Internet of Things

Could insects feed the hungry world of tomorrow?

The world is running out of resources to feed the animals we raise for food. As the human population rises, should we be making more of our meals from insects?<p>More and more of the world is clamouring for protein. But our land and water resources are coming under increasing strain to farm enough …

Agriculture

Why do we have blood types?

More than a century after their discovery, we still don’t know what blood groups like O, A and B are for. Do they really matter? Carl Zimmer investigates.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was …

Medical Research

Climate change: Could we engineer greener humans?

In the far future, might we consider changing human biology to avoid the worst effects of climate change? Frank Swain explores an intriguing thought experiment.<p>Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing humankind, and as the stakes are raised, many are proposing ambitious solutions – from …

Immune System

7 Excellent Ways To Start A Presentation

When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience's attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc., and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."<p>If you waste those …

How to define “Analytics”?

When it comes to analytics, Google has done a lot to help make the term mainstream. Until 10 years ago, most business folks had no idea what …

The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020 (Infographic) | Inc.com

In the near future, smart machines and systems will automate many jobs that exist today, changing the nature of skills that are in high demand.<p>As social technologies play a more important role in value creation, skills such as social intelligence and new media literacy, among others, will become …

Top 10

The 12 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals

Based on data from online education platform Coursera, we compiled a list of the 12 most popular, free online classes for working professionals.<p>Here they are, ranked by popularity:<p>Coursera's most popular course offers an introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics …

5 Common Questions Leaders Should Never Ask

Questioning is undoubtedly a valuable leadership tool. Asking the right questions can help business leaders to anticipate changes, seize opportunities, and move their organizations in new directions.<p>But <i>how</i> you question is critical. Questions can be great for engaging and motivating people , but …

Elon Musk’s Patent Decision Reflects Three Strategic Truths

In a June 12th blog post that made instant waves, Elon Musk, founder and CEO of electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla Motors, declared: “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.” The words stood in stark contrast to most of the other …