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These shipping containers have left their itinerant lives as vessels that carried goods around the world, only to be reborn as...<p>With careful planning and wise material choices, you can design an eco-friendly home that's not only gentler on the planet, but...<p>Whether it's the sound of waves crashing …

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Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include …

How Should You Respond to a New Opportunity? 8 Ways to Decide

When opportunity knocks do you know whether to open the door?<p>What should you do when an unexpected opportunity--a new client, a new direction, or a new partnership--comes knocking? Should you leap at the chance? Vet the prospect thoroughly, looking under rocks for hidden dangers? Or stick …

Self-improvement

Running a Startup: What Life Is Really Like in the Early Days

Expect a lot of worry, a little pay, and a fair share of thrills. An inside look at what to expect in the first few years as a startup founder.<p>Being a serial entrepreneur is like most things--it's easier in some ways, yet more difficult in others.<p>When I start a new company and successfully get it …

Startups

Generation Flux’s Secret Weapon

In a world of rapid change and great uncertainty, the greatest competitive advantage of all may be at your very core.<p><b>Chipotle CEO Steve Ells doesn’t mince words.</b> “Our investors are here for only one reason: great returns. They want to make money.” Chipotle’s customers, Ells says, are equally …

Harvard Business School

5 Toxic Beliefs That Ruin Careers

People who hold these beliefs tend lack the energy required to create their own success. Don't be one of them.<p>The Book of Proverbs in the Old Testament is, in my opinion, one of the best business books ever published. One passage, in particular, contains a world of business wisdom: "As a man …

Self-improvement

The Questions Managers Want You to Ask During a Job Interview

It's a query that can give an ill-prepared job seeker pause: <i>So, do you have any questions for me</i>?<p>Interviewers will judge you by your questions. …

Employment

10 Times When Staying Quiet at Work Is Your Best Option

You’ve probably read before about the key phrases that greatest leaders say every day.<p>But great leaders are also wise when it comes to the opposite …

Harry S. Truman

How To Master The Fine Art Of Small Talk

Move beyond the weather to make small talk less painful and more productive. Here are five things that great conversationalists know.<p>Small talk gets a bad reputation. To avoid this allegedly meaningless drivel, people skip networking events. Or, almost as bad, they attend, but talk to the three …

Networking

5 Things Successful Public Speakers Never Say

<i>TED Conference / Flickr</i><p>"Words, of course, are the most powerful drug used by humanity." <i>—Rudyard Kipling</i><p>"As speakers and presenters in the business world, we use words every day to close deals, gain funding, earn trust, win approval, and further our cause," says Darlene Price, president of Well …

Public Speaking

How Duolingo Uses A/B Testing To Understand The Way You Learn

The small but crucial difference is that Duolingo doesn’t use A/B testing–giving different users slightly different online experiences for the …

Google Hangout: Everything You Need to Know to Deliver an Amazing Presentation

Giving a presentation in front of an audience is no easy feat. You have to know what you're going to say, say it with confidence and be ready to field questions from those watching.<p>So, where does one begin? To answer that -- and more -- we're turning to Carmine Gallo, author of <i>TALK LIKE TED: The 9</i> …

Public Speaking

3 Keys to Success: Provide Value to Your Network

Over social media, opportunities to connect with influential people have never been easier. Often, we see ourselves only an introduction or email away from opening new relationships. There are no boundaries or limits in this modern era of networking.<p>But building an invaluable network takes time and …

Networking

How to Grow Without Losing What Makes You Great

Author Robert Sutton offers lessons from Starbucks, In-N-Out, Intuit, Facebook, and more on the delicate art of scaling a business.<p>"Do you smell anything?"<p>Robert Sutton sets his cappuccino on the table and thoughtfully inhales. I follow suit.<p>"I don't get much of an aroma in this one," says Sutton. …

Seattle

10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal

Benjamin Franklin made sure to end every day by asking “What good have I done today?” Maya Angelou only wrote in tiny hotel rooms. Jack Kerouac made …

Insure Yourself Against Extinction by Building Your Personal Brand

Many of the world's best business leaders were born out of failed businesses. Knowing that there is a chance that the company you work for or own right now could someday fail, you need a strategy that can ensure your personal success no matter what cards your business is dealt. Let’s have a …

Value Propositions

Millennials Want Companies That Work On Innovative Ways To Fix The World

The majority of millennials think they’re innovative people. They want to work at–and give their money to–innovative companies that are good for society.<p>In spite of all the economic, societal, and environmental obstacles thrown their way, millennials the world over still believe that things can …

5 Ways to Market Your Startup on a Dime

<b>Q. I'm set to launch my first social network startup at the end of February. However, to gain some initial interest, I need to market the site in an inexpensive way. What are some different, low cost ways I can do so?</b> <i><br>-Matt Querzoli <br>Sydney, Australia</i><p><b>A.</b> It is important for every founding team to be …

Marketing

25 Wacky Interview Questions That Work

The best interview questions provide insight into a potential hire's thought process, critical thinking skills and overall personality, instead of just a rehearsed list of achievements accomplished and lessons learned.<p>Rate-your-company startup Glassdoor recently compiled a list of the top 25 …

Employment

Sticky Notes | Sticky Notepads | SlickyNotes

<b>The World’s First</b><br>Glue-Free, Double-Sided<br>and <b>Reusable</b> Sticky Notes.<p>Slickynotes Large<p>Slickynotes Regular<p>Slickynotes Small<p>Slickynotes …

Design’s Next Big Frontier? Shaping Behavior In Real Time

If CES proved anything, it’s that designers finally have the tools to truly influence behavioral patterns. Watch out, world.<p>Other than Michael Bay’s already legendary meltdown, the hottest topics of discussion at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show are largely wearable and connected. In part, …

Up On The Wall: How Working Walls Unlock Creative Insight

Research wall, design wall, research board, ideation wall, inspiration board, moodboard, pinboard — Working walls are known by countless names. …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences.<p>While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van …

Public Speaking

The Secret to Making People Accept Change

If you're trying to change something at your business and failing, the problem probably is your lousy skills as politician. Here's how to improve.<p><b>Step 1: Map the political landscape.</b> Change leaders need to "map the political landscape -; the key external and internal, formal and informal …

Leadership

How Networking Can Become Your Competitive Advantage

Would you like to add Richard Branson to your network? How about Larry Page, or Sheryl Sandberg, or Marc Andreessen? That’d be great, of course, but innovation expert Deb Mills-Scofield says connecting with a big name may not be as helpful as you’d think. If you really want to learn from your …

Networking

You Were Born to Sell: Dismantling the Myths of Self-Promotion

Working hard at making something isn’t a guarantee of success. In fact, when you ship your project or work, your job has only just begun.<p>Many people …

Max Greenfield On Being An Axe Auteur

The New Girl star writes, directs, and stars in the web series Finding Susan Glenn.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR7NTPwSMeE<p>Max Greenfield is best known for playing Schmidt, the womanizing—and often shirtless—roommate on Zooey Deschanel’s FOX sitcom <i>New Girl</i>, and Axe, the men’s personal-care …

When You Criticize Someone, You Make It Harder for that Person to Change

“If everything worked out perfectly in your life, what would you be doing in ten years?”<p>Such a question opens us up to fresh possibilities, to reflect on what matters most to us, and even what deep values might guide us through life. This approach gives managers a tool for coaching their teams to …

Harvard Business Review