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Public Speaking Tips: How to Capture and Hold People's Attention | Inc.com

In my mind, there are two kinds of attention: neck down, and neck up. Neck-up attention is when the listener has to make an effort to pay attention. Neck-down attention is when the listener is riveted to the speaker: she can't help but pay attention.<p>Please note that, in our language of English, …

Are You A 'Zoomer'? How To Supercharge Your Career

If you’ve ever wondered what Yahoo C.E.O. Marissa Mayer and Zappos founder Tony Hsieh have in common, you’ll find that out—as well as some never-before-revealed insights about 31 other high-profile business leaders—in “Zoom: Surprising Ways to Supercharge Your Career.”<p>Since our focus is on all …

6 Books Every Smart, Forward-Thinking Woman Needs to Read

Brené Brown: How to Live with Uncertainty

I'm currently trying to make some changes in my career—and travel a lot less—so I can spend more time with my family and explore new creative …

Flipboard For Corporate Teams

Inside Flipboard / October 1, 2013<p>In this week’s Flipboard for You series, we explore how corporate teams can use Flipboard to keep up with company …

Banksy Posts Cryptic Message Saying There Will Be No Art Today Due To Police Activity

Street artist Banksy posted a mysterious message on his website on what was supposed to be the 23rd day of his month-long series in New York City:<p>Could this mean the elusive graffiti artist has finally been caught?<p>New York City's Mayor Bloomberg called Banksy a vandal last week, and said any of the …

3 Scientific Secrets to Great Team Chemistry | Inc.com

Great teams, like great dates, depend on chemistry. The members can have all the requisite skills on paper, display competent social skills and a willingness to work hard, but without the certain special something, a team just doesn’t gel. And then it’s just not as productive.<p>That teamwork special …

Are You Making This Mistake at the End of Your Meetings?

Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? <b>Five, because deciding is different than doing</b><i>.</i>”<p>Decisions are worthless … …

How I Got My Team To Fail More

Business-school literature has long stressed the importance of taking risks and encouraging rapid failure. In the real world of quarterly numbers, though, embracing failure mostly remains a throwaway line in CEO speeches.<p>At PBS Digital, we went beyond corporate lip service and demanded failure from …

Everything Cookies

Makes about 48 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups old-fashioned oats<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking soda<p>2 teaspoons ground cinnamon<p>1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 cup natural chunky or creamy peanut butter<p>1 cup …

Dessert

Articles about coolest scandinavian summer houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

An adventurous family envisions a dream getaway on Sweden’s southwestern shore.<p>Completed in 2016, the courtyard home is a modern take on the traditional, brick-and-stone buildings in the seaside town.<p>On an 18th-century farmstead in rural Sweden, two Copenhagen designers handcraft a summerhouse that …

The More Things Change, the More Our Objections to Change Stay the Same

One of the very first articles in the very first issue of <i>Fast Company</i>, a magazine I started 20 years ago with Alan Webber, is a smart and entertaining list compiled by E.F. Borisch, product manager at a long-established outfit called Milwaukee Gear Company. Borisch’s article was titled, “50 Reasons …

Your Nice Boss May Be Killing Your Career

Chris spent years working for a supportive, encouraging manager at a major technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley. In fact, his boss raved about him. His manager gave him top ratings in his performance evaluations, space to do his work, and had never been controlling. He was, according …

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts In Mexico's Riviera Maya

This stretch of coastline between Cancun to the north and Tulum to the south is lined with some truly decadent resorts with some truly decadent all-inclusive packages.<p>For an all-inclusive stay in beautiful Riviera Maya, you can't do much better than these gorgeous hotels. Check out our favorites.

What to Pack: Paris

Practically any season is the right season to visit this grand European <i>ville</i>. Paris has an enchanting magic to suit every mood. But come fall, lovely …

The Ruthless Global Battle for Your Back-to-School Shopping Dollars

China, big box retail, and automation: the economic development of the world as seen through the iconic school notebook<p>In a world of cell phones and iPads, there's one back-to-school product both grandparents and children share: lined paper. Whether it's three-hole punched for a binder, …

10 Great Street Markets

<b>1. St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada</b><p>This farmers’ market emporium has operated since 1803, when it cohabitated with Toronto’s city hall. Redeveloped between the 1970s and 1990s after long neglect, the area’s mix of homes and businesses showcases urban regeneration. More than 120 retailers …

5 Signs It's Time to Fire Your Mentor

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I remember the evening my wife broke the bad news to me. The conversation had been spinning out of control -- I just hadn't seen it. I desperately wanted things to be different. I wanted to believe that what I was experiencing wasn't …

Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Change is key in business for remaining relevant and ahead of the curve. But, while managers love change, employees often fear it or fight it. You always can fire an employee if she doesn't get with the program, but that's not good …

Retailers, Take Note: Young Shoppers Don’t Care About Owning Your Stuff

Unlike Boomers and GenX consumers, millenials have a different understanding of possessions. A new report reveals how “instant ownership” is losing out to the “unlimited options” of online shopping.<p>A quarter century ago, Russell Belk introduced the concept of the extended self in<br>a paper published …

Enabling Women Entrepreneurs to Drive Global Growth

In the wake of economic crisis and recession, global growth relies increasingly on the dynamic economies of Asia and the Pacific - a dynamism driven by the creative energy of small business.<p>Small and medium sized enterprises account for 90% of businesses along the Pacific Rim and employ between 60% …

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Braving the 'Iron Ways': a beginner's guide to climbing Italy's Vie Ferrate

With their sculpted peaks, pinnacles and towers of rock, Italy’s eastern Dolomites are the most beautiful corner of the Alps. The architect Le Corbusier called the rocky amphitheatre ‘the most beautiful architecture in the world’, Unesco granted them world heritage status in 2009, and ever since …

The Shiny Squirrel

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced …

How to Know If You're Working (and Living) With Purpose | Inc.com

<i>"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life." --Abraham Maslow</i><p>Living with purpose is one of the most self-actualized activities we can participate in. Unfortunately, it eludes many of us. I get asked many …

Don’t Make Decisions, Orchestrate Them

Is the role of the manager to make decisions, or to make sure that decisions get made? The answer, of course, is both — but many managers focus so much on the first role that they neglect the second. The reality, however, is that decision-making often is not a solo activity, but rather an …

To Move Ahead You Have to Know What to Leave Behind

Decisions are the most fundamental building blocks of successful change in our organizations, our teams, and our careers. The faster and more strategically we stack those blocks, the faster and more successfully we achieve change. Yet, change efforts often stall precisely because those decisions …

5 reasons why money isn't making you happy

If you really want to buy yourself a more fulfilling life, it's not how much money you earn that matters, but how you spend it.<p>That's the idea explored in a fascinating new book, "Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending," written by a pair of renown behavioral scientists, Dr. Elizabeth Dunn …