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Jobs Made Johnson Look Like A Genius, Penney's Debacle Proves Otherwise

There has always been a debate about who was the real genius behind Apple Stores. Was it Steve Jobs or Ron Johnson? Now the debate is settled. The debacle at J.C.Penney strongly suggests that the real genius behind Apple Stores was Jobs, not Johnson.<p>Unlike other disciplines, to be a genius in …

10 Wildly Successful People Who Dropped Out Of High School

Tumblr founder David Karp dropped out of high school at the age of 15 and now his New York startup is about to sell for $1.1 billion in cash to Yahoo.<p>Although his success proves that he didn't need the diploma to make it, Karp tells Forbes' Jeff Bercovici in an interview that he doesn't recommend …

4 Short Stories that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>“There’s always room for a story that can<br>transport people to another place.”<br>―J.K. Rowling</i><p>Let me distract you for a moment and tell you four short …

John Hammons, 94, hotel magnate: 'I swore I would never be poor'

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- John Q. Hammons, a prominent hotel developer and southwest Missouri philanthropist who rose from a poor Depression-era childhood to build a national real estate empire, has died. He was 94.<p>Hammons, who actively led his company well into his 80s, died peacefully Sunday at a …

Chamber of Commerce

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

12 Things That Show You Who You Really Are

1. What your ugly looks like.<p>There are few times in our lives we are uglier than fresh after heartbreak, so that’s a good place to start. We’re …

28 Excellent Books You Can Read For Free

The problem is that in order to read a lot of books, you have to buy them from the Kindle bookstore. Yes, there are other options out there - you can check out some e-books from your local library, for example - but the selection is often really limited.<p>Naturally, my frugal side wanted to find ways …

Literature

How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't

Charles Darwin had one of the greatest "aha!" moments in all of history when writing his magnum opus <i>On The Origin of Species</i>. After reading a book written 40 years earlier on population growth and resource competition, Darwin immediately saw the connection to the variation among species that he had …

14 Great Movie Quotes to Use in Everyday Life

<i>The key to quoting a movie in real life is adapting it to fit your needs. Here is a handful of slightly tweaked lines that we recommend you adopt.</i><p><b>When lamenting the death of a spider in your living room:</b>"That bug really tied the room together." —<i>The Big Lebowski</i><p><b>When someone catches you in a …

Home Depot

It Takes Purpose to Become a Billionaire

What do billionaires have in common? What is it that they do better than anyone else? Why do we admire them, or their companies’ products and services, so much?<p>I’ve spent some time trying to identify common traits in the <i>Forbes</i> list of billionaires and other similar lists of the world’s wealthiest. …

Warren Buffett: “We’re having a hard time finding things to buy.”

It’s tough finding cheap stocks out there, even for the pros.<p>In fact, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett—a god among value investors—told students at Georgetown University yesterday that he’s having a dickens of a time tracking down shares of undervalued companies.<p>“They’re probably more or less …

Investing

16 Wildly Successful People Who Overcame Huge Obstacles To Get There

You've heard it before: "If at first you don't succeed, try again." Sometimes you may feel like that's just a saying, but it is absolutely not. The 16 incredible stories below show how even horrible tragedies and setbacks can help fuel a drive for success.<p>From Oprah Winfrey's scarred childhood to …

53 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Everything

1. “Everything you can imagine is real.” ― <b>Pablo Picasso</b><p>2. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, …

Successful Entrepreneur Rules | Entrepreneurship Success

Daring truth bombs about entrepreneurship. Brace yourself<p>Have you ever dreamt of owning your own business? Or being your own boss? Or starting your …

6 Tips for Dealing with Difficult (Even Impossible) People

In case you're wondering how to play well with others, we have a few ideas.<p>I am Really Ticked Off. Do I <i>Have</i> to Be Forgiving?

21 Things You Should Force Yourself To Do Every Day

1. Saying “thank you” when someone does something little-but-kind throughout your day. When someone holds a door, helps you grab something, or lets …

5 Ways Our Unconscious Reacts to Rejection | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

However much we would like to avoid them, rejections are a regular part of life. We get ignored by neighbors, out posts don’t get ‘liked’ on …

These two psychological tricks will get people to do you favors

There are two well-established methods get what you want through roundabout ways. Both actually work in practical situations. What's the best way to …

How To Sell Yourself In 30 Seconds And Leave People Wanting More

Whether you're at a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or run into Warren Buffett in the elevator, quickly persuading others to think you're the most interesting person they'll meet is no easy task.<p>"Most people can't present what they've done effectively," Paul McDonald, a senior …

10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted …