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JK Rowling is giving us three 'new' books set in Harry Potter world - mined from the Pottermore archives

<b>Update, August 18:</b> This article has been amended to make it clear that not all of the stories in the new books have been written by Rowling, and that the majority of material in them is from the Pottermore archives. For more details, visit pottermore.com.<p>When Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was …

Plant These 10 Perennial Vegetables and Reap Harvests Year After Year

Growing annual vegetables is a lot of work. The tremendous labor of preparing the soil is followed by a few short months of weeding, holding insects …

Gardening

E.J. Biggers to Patriots: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The New England Patriots announced they have bolstered their secondary depth by signing free-agent defensive back E.J. Biggers on Wednesday.<p>Per Ben Volin of the <i>Boston Globe</i>, Biggers received a one-year veteran minimum deal from the Patriots, and he's going to be competing with Justin Coleman, …

Football (U.S.)

A Better Britain Outside the EU

Brexit—a British exit from the European Union—would give the U.K. self-determination and free it from the dysfunctional European project<p>Margaret Thatcher predicted that it would end in tears. She described “the drive to create a European superstate” as “perhaps the greatest folly of the modern …

United Kingdom

Cowboys have plenty offseason work remaining to be competitive in 2016

Mar 14,2016<p>The Dallas Cowboys started off their 2016 free agency campaign slowly. While other teams raced to hand out exorbitant contracts based on potential rather than production, Dallas sat back and waited.<p>After signing DT Cedric Thornton to a deal that’s been cited as one of free agency’s …

NFL

'The Martian' Started As A Self-Published Book

The movie that was nominated for several Oscars began as a self-published book by Andy Weir. NPR's Lynn Neary looks at how an unknown author's book became a hit audio book and major motion picture.<p>Transcript<p>ERIC WESTERVELT, HOST:<p>Self-published authors often dream of snagging a big contract with a …

Writing

11 Fascinating Books on Harvard Business School's Required Reading List

Looking for some great reads? Check out this list of intriguing books from Harvard Business School courses' online syllabi.

SF Novels That Should be Considered Literary Classics

There is much debate over the identity of the first science fiction story. Some people see primitive ancestors of what we’d one day term “sci-fi” …

Boring Meetings? Try These Simple Steps to Go From Dull to Dazzling

When everything’s said and done, there’s usually more said than done.<p>As most anyone involved in business, academe, politics, religion, or any number of other endeavors can attest, that truism applies especially to meetings.<p>Meetings can be a mind-numbing squandering of time, money, patience, and …

Leadership
Motivation

Using “Pick Up” Lines In Sales

I know. That headline piqued my curiosity too.Actually the one I saw atop a newspaper article was “5 Spiritual Pick Up Lines to Perk Up Your …

Customers

9 Resolutions for Sales Managers

• <b>Stop Managing, Start Leading</b>: The role of sales manager is really a leadership role. The choice you often have to make is whether your primary role …

The Leadership Playbook: The Value of Beliefs

The Wall Street Journal published a great article about Urban Meyer and the leadership coach he put on staff, Tim Kight. The gist of what Kight …

Leadership

Renbor Sales Solutions Inc.

About a month ago I had the privilege to be part of a great panel exploring key issues sales leaders need to not just think about, but act on in …

The 10 Most Popular Sales Posts of 2014

Count down the top 10 most-viewed sales posts of the year.<p>https://blog.hubspot.com/sales/most-popular-sales-posts-of-2014<p>article

The Top 10 Sales Blog Posts from 2014

Looking for elite Sales content? You've come to the right place.<p>Lots of people blog about sales and the art of selling. And yet, you can pore through …

Andreessen Horowitz

3 Mistakes Every New Leader Needs To Face Head-on

Sometimes you have to make mistakes to learn from them. These three are a great way to get started.<p>When Thomas Edison was asked about the thousands of failures he experienced while inventing the light bulb, he quipped, “I have not failed. I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”<p>In the tradition …

Leadership

7 Bold Steps To Timeless Leadership

These bold moves are just crazy enough to work.<p>Leaders like Sir Richard Branson, Oprah, Steve Jobs, Bob Dylan, or Walt Disney are or were steadfastly committed to their own vision, values, and sense of the world. That kind of sensibility goes beyond spin and public relations points and rises to …

Leadership

Want to Be Perceived as Attractive? Be a Good Leader | Inc.com

You know what they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Well according to two new studies, beauty is so subjective that just being a leader can make you more attractive in the eyes of your subordinates.<p>Kevin Kniffin, a professor at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and …

Psychology

Romantic Ideas to Spice Your Marriage

Do you know that there is no relationship in any marriage that lacks romance. Yes, it is difficult to have a healthy marriage if it is not romantic. …

The Evolution Of Managers

This concept and the visual was taken from my new book, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.<p>A few months ago I introduced the concept of the 7 Principles of the Future Employee which was followed by The Evolution of the Employee. I’m …

The Holiday Gift Your Employees Will Value

Each holiday season I am struck by the way lights, trees, and colorful decor can enhance a lonely street or a simple room. The investment and time my remarkable wife takes to transform our home brightens the season and makes a difference. Likewise, a leader’s job is to enhance the performance of …

Effective Managers Elevate Team Morale to a Fever Pitch and Score Results

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"The leader shows that style is no substitute for substance." <i><br>--</i> Lao Tzu<p>The most effective strategy in assembling and managing a group of people to work together is to make each person feel like an essential part. When each person …

Compensation

3 inspiring TEDx Talks on happiness at work

TED Talks

Head back to school with TED-Ed

Tim Hansen’s animated lesson “How to read music” might get you revved up for back to school.<p>Back to school brings with it a slew of emotions. On the …

The 20 online talks that could change your life

From TED talks to online seminars, video channels crammed with inspirational and thought-provoking lectures are educating us on everything from town planning and depression to body language, animal morality and dangers of sugar in just a few minutes. Here is our pick of the best, from Amanda Palmer …

Do Only What You Can Do: Mike Henry at TEDxRVA 2013