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Three Brothers Are Trying To Change The Way New Yorkers Drink Coffee At Work

Courtesy of Joyride Coffee After hearing customers complain about the quality of office coffee, brothers David, Adam, and Noah Belanich decided to shut down their Manhattan coffee truck and start a new business.<p>Joyride relaunched in 2011 as a business that provides cafe-quality equipment to offices …

Coffee

How To Become Fearless At Work

And we also know the others: those who are playing to win. Those are the ones who are disrupting industries, launching game-changing products and challenging the status quo, and their bosses. They are the ones who buy into the mantra that failure is simply another step on the way to success.<p>But …

Reward Systems

8 Mistakes That New Managers Make

<b>Mistake #1:</b><b>Trying to be everyone's best friend</b><p>While fostering strong one-on-one relationships with your team members is important to promote trust, your first priority should be developing your team as a cohesive whole. Also, you must make it clear that you are not your direct reports' friend but …

Leadership

6 Inspiring Stories From People Who Unexpectedly Lost Their Jobs

<b>For your sake, I hope you have never felt this way before. But something tells me you can definitely relate.</b><p>On some level, haven't we all worried about not being able to make ends meet?<p>But what if you woke up tomorrow and your boss told you that you were fired? Or suddenly laid off?<p>I imagine it …

Employment

Here's What Successful People Do In The Morning

Not everyone thrives in the morning.<p>If you cringe at the sunlight coming through your bedroom window in the early a.m., maybe you can learn something from the morning routines that help these successful people jump-start their day.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Twitter</b>

Success

WALL STREET INTERNS: Here Are The 21 Rules For Getting Hired That No One Else Will Tell You

Most banks hire the majority of their 1st year Analysts from the intern pool. They've proven themselves. They're likely to accept the offer. And it saves HR a s**tload of time and money.<p>Don't worry if you don't make the cut. You 've been vetted and hired by Goldman f***ing Sachs. Even if this is …

Wall Street

This Technology Can Tell Whether People Really Mean What They Say

What we say and what we feel don't always match up.<p>But what if there was a way to tell what someone was feeling regardless of what they were saying? And what if this technology could be incorporated into technical applications like Siri?<p>Beyond Verbal believes all this is possible. And they have 18 …

Incorporated

How A First-Time Entrepreneur's Kickstarter Project Landed On Toys 'R' Us Shelves In Less Than A Year

The success of her toy, GoldieBlox, is one that even industry analysts could not have predicted. Born of a conversation among women engineers about how to grow their numbers, the toy went from Kickstarter crowdfunding project to the shelves of Toys 'R' Us in less than nine months. The toy, which …

Lego

8 Ways To Deal With Liars At Work

Actor Al Pacino said, "I always tell the truth. Even when I lie." There is much truth in this comment. From marketing hype to fake product and service reviews, lying seems to be pervasive.<p>Research and studies show time and time again that we have a penchant for lying: One study says most people lie …

Small Business

Lessons From A Diplomat On How To Build Business Relationships

"There is a lot of common ground between diplomacy and business," says Carey Cavanaugh, a professor of diplomacy at the University of Kentucky and a former U.S. ambassador stationed all over the world for over two decades under both the Clinton and Bush administrations. "Entrepreneurs can draw from …

Leadership

Here's How Much More A Big Mac Would Cost If McDonald's Doubled Wages

<i>As McDonald's workers strike for higher pay, HuffPo published a study purportedly from a University of Kansas researcher who estimated that if McDonald's doubled employee pay, the cost of Big Macs would go up just 68 cents.</i><p><i>The study was based on faulty information, and didn't account for McDonald's</i> …

McDonald's

INSTANT MBA: 3 Things Leaders Get Wrong About Innovation

"Chances are, innovation doesn't work where you work — or only works some of the time, mostly in spite of your organization's system and processes. Why? Because you don't understand what makes the innovation game so different from everything else you do at work —and you haven't adjusted your …

Innovation

'The Seinfeld Strategy' Is The Secret To Being Consistently Successful

He is regarded as one of the "Top 100 Comedians of All-Time" by Comedy Central.<p>He was also the co-creator and co-writer of "Seinfeld," the long-running sitcom which has received numerous awards and was claimed to have the "Top TV Episode of All-Time" as rated by TV Guide.<p>According to Forbes …

Comedy

27 Tips For Mastering Your Destiny

In his latest best-seller, "Mastery," author Robert Greene analyzes great figures from history, interviews contemporary leaders, and draws from years of psychology research to distill steps anyone can follow to become a master.<p>His other books discuss the strategies of power, seduction, war, and 50 …

Self-improvement

Here's What Successful People Do On The Weekend

Everyone wants more time in a weekend. Taking a look at how these successful people use the time might give you a few ideas.<p><i>Produced by Robert Libetti</i>

Success

27 Business Leaders Name Their Favorite Books Ever

Many of them cite books — whether strategy guides or novels — that inspired them or changed the way they think.

Books

INSTANT MBA: You Need To Be A Good Storyteller To Survive In Business

"Good stories surprise us. They have compelling characters. They make us think, make us feel. They stick in our minds and help us remember ideas and concepts in a way that numbers and text on a slide with a bar graph don't ... unfortunately, in the era of PowerPoint and status updates, many of us …

Entrepreneurship

What To Do When Your Wall Street Summer Internship Sucks

<i>Hope you're doing well.</i><p><i>I am halfway through my internship and, frankly, I am not enjoying it.</i><p><i>Our firm is only working with its portfolio companies and I'm mostly doing market research and thinking about partnerships, looking at competitors, etc.</i><p><i>I'm doing no valuation or technical work, no financial</i> …

Employment

7 Keys To Creating A Killer Brand

What do Urban Outfitters, Oracle, The Home Depot, Warby Parker, Hulu, Apple and 1-800-Flowers share in common? Well, not much. Except that they're all killer brands.<p>My focus in life is entrepreneurship. And whether you're launching a B2B startup or a new consumer play, a tech startup or more …

Marketing

Scientists Have Figured Out A New Way To Predict Our Decisions

However, researchers from CalTech and Stanford have taken an early step to predict choices by looking at people's brains when <b>they're looking at various prospects but not yet making a decision.</b><p>Most prior research has focused on what the brain looks like at the moment of choice. Far more interesting …

Economics

Interviewers Really Have No Real Intuition About Which Candidates To Hire

"You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star." ― Friedrich Nietzsche<p>Hiring the right person is not easy. No matter how much we'd like to think otherwise, good hiring is more art than science; and like many art forms, creative approaches abound.<p>A few weeks ago I happened to come …

Employment

McDonald's Franchisees Are Furious About How Much It Costs To Operate A Restaurant

The franchisees, who operate 90% of McDonald's restaurants, say the company is charging too much for rent, remodeling, and fees for training, reports Leslie Patton at Bloomberg News.<p>A franchise owner told Patton that running a McDonald's "is not as profitable business as it used to be." Franchisees …

McDonald's

INSTANT MBA: Know Why You Need To Tough It Out In A Disengaging Job

"Feeling disengaged on the job has become the new norm. Your boss may suck, your salary might be less than you would prefer, and you may not be feeling challenged ... but quitting might not always be an option. The downturn of the job market gave birth to a work environment ripe with disengaged and …

Employment

Three Financial Mistakes To Avoid When Changing Careers

Several years ago, I became dissatisfied with my career as a financial planner. I earned plenty of money, but I was forced to work irregular hours, which limited how often I saw my family. Plus, I'd become disillusioned with Wall Street. I needed a change, so I sacrificed some security for …

Personal Finance

16 Low-Paying Jobs That Make The World A Better Place

In Payscale's report published Tuesday, workers who have "high-meaning" yet low-paying jobs are typically in the public sector.<p>"Society values these workers in terms of what they add, even if they don't value them in terms of what they get paid," Katie Bardaro, lead economist at Payscale, told …

Employment

8 Easy Steps To Declutter Your Day

<b>3. Plan Ahead</b><br>Once you prioritize, it will be easier to plan ahead. Planning ahead isn't just for big projects at work or at home. It can be as basic as selecting what to wear the night before or packing lunch at night instead of when you are running late in the morning. You may be surprised by how …

Time Management

What Your Workspace Says About Your Personality

A clean desk, by contrast, suggests generosity and conventionality. Either way, there's room for both kinds of desks in most offices, new research shows.<p>New research finds that workers with desks in varying states of organization and cleanliness may have various skills to offer employers and fellow …

Psychology

After Experimenting On Myself, Here Are 4 Things That Helped Me Sleep

A while back I did a big post that lays out what you need to know about the science behind sleep and sleeping better.<p>But if you're a regular reader, you probably ask the same question I do:<p><b>HEY, DOES THIS CRAP REALLY WORK?</b><p>I don't post this research so we're all better prepared for Jeopardy. And if …

Jet Lag

6 Ways To Make A Lasting Impression

Dale Carnegie devotes a major part of "How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age" to discussing exactly how you can impress people.<p>Here are some highlights:<p><b>1. Take interest in others' interests</b><p>We are so busy today that it's difficult to make the time to get to know other people. …

Self-improvement

How McDonald's Is Getting Broke Customers Back In Restaurants

The fast food giant announced that U.S. sales rose 1.7% last month, well above the 0.3% increase Wall Street anticipated, reports Leslie Patton at Bloomberg News.<p>McDonald's smashing success can be attributed to new menu items designed to lure in customers, according to Patton.<p>The company expanded …

McDonald's