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5 Tips And Tricks That Will Make Small Talk Easier

Success at work stems from face-to-face communication with others. Here's how to take advantage of small talk - it will go a long way.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmose</i> r. <i>Narration by Matt Johnston</i>.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b><b>On Twitter</b>

How To Trade The Rebound In The Global Economy

<i>Disclosure: Long AAL,JBLU,UAL,DRYS,CMRE shares</i><p>After being sluggish for more than four years, the global economy is picking up steam. Last quarter, the US economy grew at 4.1%, while the IMF is prepared to raise its forecast for the world’s largest economy. Numbers from Asia and Europe also look …

Michael Mauboussin: Three Steps to Effective Decisions

Making an important decision is never easy, but making the right decision is even more challenging.<p>Effective decision-making isn't just about …

How to Get More Signal . . . - The Big Picture

My Sunday <i>Washington Post Business Section</i> column is out. This morning, we look at the best ways to <i>Use the News</i>.<p>As I noted last time out, its helpful …

A Critical Omission - Pragmatic Capitalism

<b>By Robert Seawright, Proprietor, Above the Market</b><p>Barry Ritholtz linked a fine video today on critical thinking (see below). Of course, precious few …

Critical Thinking

The Things You Shouldn't Pay Attention To

Keep your distance.<p>There are 315 million people and 13 million businesses in America. The tax code is 73,000 pages long. Visa and MasterCard process …

More Noise, Less Signal - The Big Picture

On Friday, I described a goal of mine: To pursue <i>more signal, and less noise</i>:<p>“Our subject is how to reduce the meaningless distractions in your …

More Signal, Less Noise - The Big Picture

Its Friday, the day I like to step back and get all Zen on y’all.<p>As promised yesterday, our subject this morning — indeed, over the past few months — …

More Information Doesn't Mean Better Decisions

“Situations in life often permit no delay; and when we cannot determine the course which is certainly best, we must follow the one which is probably …

15 Biases That Make You Do Dumb Things With Your Money

You vs. your mind.<p>You are your own worst enemy.<p>Those are the six most important words in investing. Shady financial advisors and incompetent CEOs …

Create A Happy Life in 15 Minutes or Less – Starting Now!

Happiness Habits: Instant Happiness In 15 Minutes Or Less!, by Daphna Joffe, offers “18 tried and true psychological habits” to improve your …

66 Personal Development Habits For Smart People

Steve Pavlina's book, Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth, offers an interesting look at self-improvement.<p>…

The hardest thing to do.

The hardest thing to do is to know that today’s uninvestable sectors and geographies and strategies are tomorrow’s huge winners. It has always been …

70+ epic content marketing best practice tips, stats, blog posts and more

<b>We've already rounded up lots of our case studies, articles and reports on social media and ecommerce, now it's time to do the same for content</b> …

Marketing

Content marketing strategy: an A-Z guide to success

<b>Content marketing is currently battling ‘big data’ and ‘responsive design’ for the hottest digital marketing phrase of the year. Yet the truth is</b> …

Marketing

Part 3

Happy Fourth of July!<p>We will close out our series on Warren Buffett’s investment advice today by sharing four more important tips and personal quotes …

Investing

Byron Wien's 20 Rules of Investing & Life - The Big Picture

Outstanding list from a man who has accumulated much wisdom over the years:<p><b>Lessons Learned in His First 80 Years</b><p>1. <b>Concentrate on finding a big idea</b> …

The Biggest Barrier to Accomplishing Great Things

At some point, we all give up trying to get better at something. But Why?<p>Let's say you want to play the piano. In the beginning, it's quite …

The New Mad Men Of Advertising Are... Everywhere

Crowdsourced advertising platforms - some with Silicon Valley backing - are sprouting up to liberate untapped talent from around the world and remake television (and video) advertising. Companies such as Tongal, Zooppa, Poptent and others are tapping the crowd for talent and hoping to leverage …

AdWords Image Extensions: what's the big deal?

<b>Google acknowledged today that its new ad format, AdWords Image Extensions, is now available in a wider beta.</b><p>There's not been that many pick-ups on …

AdWords

Successful Brand-Building Requires an Army of Advocates

When you ask a CMO what it takes to build a successful brand, you'll likely hear it goes far beyond frontline commitment. When asked in a recent …

Advertising

Digital and Mobile TV to Dominate Growth in Entertainment Spending

U.S. consumer spending on media and entertainment will increase 4.8% a year through 2017, with digital consumption finally rivaling physical sales, …

The City

Transformation in digital marketing: five ways to work

<b>It is not so much a revolution but a rapid evolution and digital transformation.</b><p><b>The growth of digital media, the convergence of paid, owned and</b> …

Marketing

Bias from Insensitivity to Sample Size

The widespread misunderstanding of randomness causes a lot of problems.<p>Today we're going to explore a concept that causes a lot of human misjudgment. …

Four ways to improve the customer experience through mobile loyalty

<b>From increasing brand awareness to accelerating conversions and transaction volume, mobile has become an integral way for brands to guide consumers</b> …

Customer Experience

Oath

Let’s get started. How can we help?<p>I'm an advertiser<p>I'm a publisher<p>Neither, just browsing<p>What's your goal?<p>Brand awareness<p>Performance and …

How to be Happy

If I were to ask you if you wanted to be happy, 100% of you would say yes. But how many us live our lives in a way that makes us happy?<p>“The days are …

Warren Buffett Investing Quotes - The Big Picture

Given that its the Berkshire annual meeting this weekend, now is as good a time to roll out these quotes from Warren himself:<p>“To invest successfully, …

10 Essential Selling Principles Most Salespeople Get Wrong

Several months ago, a client of mine who runs a small, profitable business serving other businesses shared with me that she was receiving powerful sales training from Sandler Training, and my ears perked up. Many entrepreneurial women I coach find the sales process extremely challenging and …