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The Scientists Who Simulate The End Of The World

The scientists at the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center model cyberattacks, global pandemics, and megastorms.<p>September 11 transformed the global economy, the way wars are fought, and how the United States keep tabs on citizens. But it also revealed just how complex our world …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

5 Ways to Integrate Social Good Into Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, it's not enough for your company to have a good product, excellent customer service or a fantastic employee benefits package. That’s all expected, and your competitors probably stack up evenly on those criteria.<p>What can set your …

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A decades-old time-management strategy can help you become more productive and less stressed at work

The world of work has changed a lot since the 1950s. But some things have stayed the same.<p>The "Eisenhower Matrix" is a tool developed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who served as president from 1953 to 1961 — and it's still a useful framework.<p>The tool was highlighted in the late Stephen Covey's …

Time Management

Goldman Sachs has made a chart of the generations ... and it will make the millennials shudder

The generation that will succeed the millennials is already on the cusp of becoming more important and influential than the millennials, according to Goldman Sachs:<p>The oldest members of "Gen Z" are already 17, and entering college and the workforce in the US. They are going to be greater in number …

Generation Z

Two Things to Do After Every Meeting

Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually …

Productivity

Are You Sure You Want to Be a Manager?

Renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer likes to tell newly promoted supervisors that they have just been given the “gift of fire.” As a boss they now have a new and potent power, but Meyer wants to ensure they understand the appropriate — and inappropriate — uses of this gift. Fire, Meyer explains, can …

Leadership

The Associate's Degrees With The Highest Earning Potential

Yesterday, Forbes reported on the Bachelor’s Degrees With The Highest Earning Potential. But as tuition continues to rise, many students may be considering two-year degrees as the most efficient path to a rewarding career. Which associate’s degrees offer the most reliable route to healthy earning …

College & University

All About That Bass, But Give The Drummer Some

Here's a duo that's at the foundation of music itself, but which isn't always noticed: the musical interplay between the bass and the drum.<p>"You know, in any sort of music, the bass and drums should work as one instrument," Christian McBride says. "It determines whether it's funk or jazz or country …

Drums

How to Promote Yourself Without Promoting Yourself | Inc.com

The plethora of social media outlets sure makes it easy to toot your horn these days. And most of us have done it--including me.<p>You’ve seen the tweets and posts. <i>“Just got off a quick call with Richard Branson; he said he loved my book” or “Feeling humbled to be included on this list of the top</i> …

Marketing

Why We Can No Longer Rely Only On Schools And Companies For Professional And Personal Development

There once was a time where everything you needed to know for your career was taught to you by the educational institution you attended and the company you worked for. You would go get your four year bachelor’s degree in whatever topic and that information would stay with you for a little while, …

College & University

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“Do you know Zach Latta?” asked Fouad Matin, 19, on the roof of San Francisco’s unofficial tech teenager headquarters one recent night. “You know he …

This is the Platonic ideal of Russian YouTube videos

ECards says this video may be the Platonic ideal of Russian YouTube videos.<p>It has every element necessary:<p>A bear.<br>• Someone engaging in reckless …

YouTube

The Dawn of System Leadership (SSIR)

With the passing of Nelson Mandela in late 2013, the world celebrated a remarkable life. But the spotlight on Mandela’s accomplishments relegated to …

The Rise of a Fourth Sector Skills Set (SSIR)

Consider these relatively recent developments:<p>Tanzania has tripled the number of life-changing treatments the country provides to obstetric fistula …

Innovation

When Will Design Get Serious About Impact? (SSIR)

Interest in human-centered design (HCD) has been building in the public sector and international development over the last few years thanks to …

Innovation

A Full IP Webcam With a Raspberry Pi

A Dropcam will run you about $150. Price out a Raspberry Pi, camera sensor, and a CCTV camera housing found on eBay, and it starts to look like there …

The perfect cup of coffee boils down to four factors

<i>Welcome to the second instalment in our series Chemistry of Coffee, where we unravel the delicious secrets of one of the most widely consumed drinks</i> …

Keeping meetings from taking over your day

I'm not a big fan of meetings, but they seem to be an inevitable part of business life. Even in the unconventional life of a startup, meetings are …

Bees and Bombs: beautiful animated math-inspired GIFs by Dave Whyte

Some of the amazing animated GIF artistry of Ireland-based Dave Whyte.<p>He is a doctoral student in Dublin who is studying the physics of foam, and …

These Photos of an Abandoned Salt Mine in Australia Look Straight Out of Another Planet

Throughout history, salt has been such an essential element of life that it is replete in stories, fables and folklore and is even often mentioned in …

Dwight Eisenhower Nailed A Major Insight About Productivity

The quote shows how Eisenhower distinguished between urgency and importance, an understanding that's critical for anyone who wants their hours worked to actually advance their careers. If you're checking your email every 10 minutes, you might not know the difference.<p>But Eisenhower did: He was a …

Time Management

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This Is The Number One Thing That Holds Most People Back From Success

What’s the number one thing that holds most people back from success?<p>It’s not intelligence or hard work.<p><b>It’s your attitude.</b><p>Sound like the drivel your …

Startups

Gmail: You weren't really expecting privacy, were you?

The Internet is in a panic over a Google legal brief that claims Gmail users have no expectation of privacy when they use the service. Good headline, but let's be honest: that's the entire point of Gmail.<p>So, I just finished reading Google's motion to dismiss in response to a lawsuit alleging that …

Privacy

Paypal app review: how a picture shows the end of the PIN

Paypal's new app allows shops to see a picture of their customers so they can pay without a card or cash. Matt Warman tries it out.<p>There’s something slightly unnerving about needing neither cash nor a credit card to buy lunch. But in Urban Diner, and many other shops in London’s Richmond, a mobile …

Apps

Increasing Your Confidence

One of the most important skills in business is the ability to remain confident.<p>Think about it. When you feel confident you: Present well in meetings and presentations. Reach out to potential customers and joint venture partners. Dare to dream up big ideas then have the fortitude to take action on …

Twitter / Cuenta Suspendida

Añade este Tweet a tu sitio web copiando el siguiente código. Más información<p>Añade este video a tu sitio web copiando el siguiente código. Más …

Crazy diamonds

ENTREPRENEURSHIP is the modern-day philosopher’s stone: a mysterious something that supposedly holds the secret to boosting growth and creating jobs. …

Entrepreneurship