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11 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

From a film on Wal-Mart's business practices to one on aspiring sommeliers, each will simultaneously entertain and educate you about business.

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

Here's Google's Secret to Hiring the Best People

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” was the tagline for a Head & Shoulders shampoo ad campaign in the 1980s. It unfortunately …

20+ Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

Kitchen bursting at the seams? If you're going a little crazy trying to fit all your cooking accoutrements in your teeny-tiny kitchen, this is the …

West Village

Building Your CEO Dashboard | Inc.com

Every CEO needs to keep a finger on the pulse of her business. It can be challenging to know what data to track, how to measure it, and what actions to take. Having limited resources means you must ruthlessly prioritize and be selective with what is analyzed. Choosing what to focus on will depend …

3 People You Need to Close Big Deals | Inc.com

While closing a deal, you're going to need help from people within the other company. It's a careful, calculated balancing act of different relationships.<p>Paul Weinstein, a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and adviser to technology, entertainment, and media companies, has raised hundreds of …

Management

7 Super Effective Habits for Working Smarter Not Harder | Inc.com

It's a common misconception that the harder someone works, the more successful he or she will be. You can't just work hard to attain the most important goals you set for yourself and for your organization: You've got to work smart. As management guru Peter Drucker once said, "Efficiency is doing …

Time Management

6 Leadership Lessons From A 3-Star General

"Leadership is deliberate: You don't accidentally have successful teams," retired Lt. Gen. Frank Kearney recently told a group of small-business owners.<p>He was speaking to more than 130 dealers from a Fortune 50 automobile company at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. They had …

Zappos Is Getting Rid Of All Its Job Postings

The Las Vegas company plans to hire at least 450 people this year, but potential candidates will have to join a community called Zappos Insiders, if they want to be considered for any position.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that Zappos Insiders will allow the company to speed up its hiring process …

Goldman Sachs explains the 'return on equity' formula that every CFA test taker must know

For investors, one of the most important metrics of a company is return on equity (ROE), which can be calculated by taking net income and dividing it by equity.<p>Unfortunately, ROE alone doesn't tell you much about a company's operating or capital structure. That's why analysts decompose the ROE into …

Constant Contact CEO Explains Why Small Businesses Have An Advantage Over Big Companies

Because of this, she says small businesses that have just a fraction of the budgets of their larger competitors actually have a marketing advantage.<p>Goodman spoke on this topic at a National Small Business Week event in Boston last week. We followed up with her to find out how small businesses can …

11 Simple Tricks That Will Make You Happier And More Productive

You can change your life in 10 minutes — if you take that time to learn a life-changing technique.<p>In a Quora thread, users answered the question, "What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could be useful for the rest of my life?"<p>Here are a few of our favorite takeaways that will save you …

A Father Took A Video Of His Daughter Every Week For 14 Years And Condensed It Into A 4-Minute Video

Children grow up quickly, but this Dutch filmmaker was prepared.<p>Frans Hofmeester filmed his daughter, Lotte, every week for a few seconds from when she was born on October 28, 1999, and compiled everything he shot into one 4-minute video.<p>Hofmeester also created a video for his other child, Vince, …

17 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Productivity Hacks

We asked entrepreneurs across industries to share their favorite productivity hacks, from useful organization apps to clever tricks for cutting down meeting times.<p>These simple habits have proven to enhance their focus, organization, and happiness, all of which fuel their success.

The 5 Books Mega Investor Ben Horowitz Says You Need To Read

He recommends the following reads for managers, entrepreneurs, and investors.<p><b>1. "The Innovator's Dilemma" — Clayton Christensen</b><p>Interestingly this is the only business book that Steve Jobs liked. In his biography of Jobs, Walter Isaacson's wrote that it "deeply influenced" Jobs. Fittingly the book …

Ben Horowitz

A photographer spent five years staying at Nevada brothels for weeks at a time — here's what he saw

Over the course of five years, McAndrews made regular trips to Nevada's legal brothels, staying anywhere from a week to a month each time. He stayed in bedrooms in the houses, shared a bathroom with the working girls, and saw the world that no one — except those who work at the brothels — see.<p>"It's …

Tinder flaw may have exposed members' exact whereabouts for months

For much of 2013, the dating application was a little too forthcoming with users' locations, according to security researchers.<p>Popular swipe-right-to-like dating app Tinder exposed members' most private information without their knowledge, according to security consulting firm Include Security.<p>The …

Information Security

38 Vintage Conversation Rules | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The excerpt below comes from a book published in 1875:</i> A Gentleman’s Guide to Etiquette <i>by Cecil B. Hartley. Hartley’s rules may be</i> …

5 Alternative Yard Games You Can Master This Summer

Summertime is the season for outdoor activities—cookouts, picnics, camping and games. But instead of hauling out the badminton net or the croquet …

Tom Hanks

Cumulus Networks shakes up networking with an open OS for switches

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Super-stealthy startup Cumulus Networks has launched with what could be a hot property in the burgeoning world of open …

7 Animals That Change Color Better Than Chameleons

Chameleons are often described as the “quick-change artists” of the animal kingdom, rapidly altering the shade of their skins to blend into their …

Zoology

How to Read a Book | The Art of Manliness

1. Open book.<p>2. Read words.<p>3. Close book.<p>4. Move on to next book.<p>Reading a book seems like a pretty straightforward task, doesn’t it? And in some …

11 Dating Tips from Ovid’s Ars Amatoria

Before the days of Match.com and Facebook stalking, singles mixers and even personal ads, there was a love and marriage guide for ancient Romans that …

20 Places Every American Should See

Think you know America's essential sights? Compare your past trips with our picks for 20 domestic destinations every citizen should visit—from pop …

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

How to Start Your Business with Crowdfunding

Use sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Peerbackers to make your big idea a reality.<p>Do you have a great idea for a product or business, but lack …

Feds tap tech startups to cut costs

The feds are finding that new technology aimed at getting more tech startups to vie for work can yield big savings.<p>An experimental, easy-to-use system for receiving low-dollar federal contract bids saved as much as 44 percent on tech-related projects and prompted 270 new companies to sign up as …

How to Make a Small Game Hunting Trap | The Art of Manliness

<i>Creek Stewart is a Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & Bushcraft and the author of the just released</i> …