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How to Be More Confident: 13 Simple Tips | Inc.com

Are you as confident as you'd like to be? Few people would answer "yes" to that question. But, according to Becky Blalock, author and former Fortune 500 executive, anyone can learn to be more confident. And it's a skill we can teach ourselves.<p>Begin by forgetting the notion that confidence, …

Self-help

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

How to Hire the Right Candidate for the Job: Thinker. Builder. Improver. Producer. | Inc.com

Over the years, I've helped dozens of small to mid-size companies build their management teams for future growth. The first steps are always the same: Figure out the strengths and weaknesses of the existing management team, then determine where the company is positioned in the classic corporate …

Human Resources

The Top 5 Leadership Stories, March 17-21

From getting what you want to taking control of your crazy life: Here are the stories you loved in Leadership, for the week of March 17.<p>Management Tips From A Boss Who Actually Gives A Damn<p>“The most surprising thing about becoming a manager is all the pressure to stop caring,” not about work, but …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Your Success is Linked to 4 Types of People

Your success in the workplace is inextricably linked to your collaborations with other people. You must therefore know who will help and who will hinder your relevancy and sustainability in the workplace. There are four primary types of people (characters) you must always identify:<p><b>1. The Leader</b><p>The …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

Manufacturing Materials Become Minimalist Handbags

Sometimes we’re so busy making up new ways to do things that we forget to use the resources we already have. Repurposing existing production techniques and materials was the starting point for designer Joris de Groot’s two minimalist handbag designs called Crease and Weld, which were produced using …

12 Baking Hacks That Will Seriously Improve Your Cookies

Due to sheer amount of office holiday parties, family meals, and last-minute homemade gifts for friends, chances are you've spent at least one chilly night indoors whipping up batch after batch of cookies.<p>But just because two people make chocolate chip cookies doesn't mean both will taste equally …

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner: 3 Leadership Rules | Inc.com

Leading a company with 259 million users isn't easy, but LinkedIn's CEO Jeff Weiner seems to have a good handle on it.<p>The social network for business professionals grew its 2013 third-quarter revenue a whopping 56 percent over the same period last year, to $393 million. Financial success makes any …

Team Building

Yelp CEO: I Didn’t Expect To Succeed

When Jeremy Stoppelman founded Yelp, he didn’t expect to be at the helm of a billion dollar business. The odds were against him.<p>“At the time you don’t really realize what’s going on, you’re just trying to make something successful,” he says. “The initial idea that we had didn’t actually work. We …

16 Gift Ideas For People Who Travel Too Much

Whether it’s a jet-setting businessman uncle, a kid about to “study” abroad in Europe, or a pair of long-distance lovers, we all know people who can’t seem to stay in one place. Here’s our guide to the best-designed gifts for globetrotters.<p>CD

7 Secret Business Rules Men Don't Share With Women

Why do male entrepreneurs find it easier than their female counterparts to court decision-makers and secure vital funding? Having advised entrepreneurs for many years, I’ve unearthed an unwritten code of business conduct that men instinctively obey but women ignore.<p>Female entrepreneurs, this is how …

What Have You Learned As A Successful Entrepreneur?

<i>Answer by Jason M. Lemkin, Managing Director, Storm Ventures & ceo/co-founder @ EchoSign, acquired by Adobe, acquired by Adobe, on Quora,</i><p>My Top 3:<p><b>1. The Difference Between A- Key Team Members and A/A+ is Epic, Even Greater Than You Can Imagine.</b> You can’t settle. You have to find a way. The greatest …

In Response To A Bill Gates Challenge, Frog Design Creates A Kit To Save Infant Lives

The design isn’t a whizz-bang new product or one-off technology. Rather, it’s a system of small interventions that aims to tackle the everyday challenges that lead to high infant mortality.<p>In places like Sierra Leone and Mozambique, one in 10 babies won’t survive. Many die before they’re even a day …

22 Mouthwatering Pictures Of Sushi At New York's Newest 4-Star Restaurant

Daisuke Nakazawa, the protégé of Jiro Ono (the subject of the documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"), has received a rare four-star review from New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells.<p>Wells called Nakazawa's sushi "eye-opening," and the entire review was a glowing call for all New Yorkers to try …

Tips for Making Your Website Responsive

Have you ever tried to read a newspaper from 100 feet away with a pair of binoculars? If your website isn't mobile-optimized, that is how your mobile …

Optimism vs. Realism: Which Breeds More Entrepreneurial Success?

Entrepreneurs usually lean toward one of two business mindsets – they’re either optimists who remain exceedingly positive about outcomes or they’re realists who downplay the good and see the bad as inevitable. When starting and running a business, does one inherently serve you better?<p>While studies …

Rich Chinese People Are Over Luxury Brand Logos

Experts are considering this a rite of passage in the evolution of the Chinese consumer. The super rich no longer want to appear ostentatious, and they're learning that "expensive" doesn't necessarily mean "high quality."<p>From the report:<p>"I even see people removing the label from the inside of their …

Tell A Compelling Story Through Diptychs For Our Photo Challenge

In photography, a <b>diptych</b> is a pair of photographs placed side by side to form one single artistic statement or comparison. The images can be …

Social Media Marketing Tips and Insights from a Big Boring Brand - Jeffbullas's Blog

Many times the question is raised …”<i>My product is boring, so how can I use social media to drive sales and create brand awareness?”</i><p>Traditional …

A Personal Stylist for Every Shopper

London-based start-up Thread, which has attracted a number of influential investors, advisors and retail partners, is building a scalable personal …

Marketing Trends for 2014: Using Data to Drive Engagement and Create Personalized Experiences

As we move into 2014, there’s a big opportunity for businesses to make marketing smarter – smarter in how customer data is collected and used, …

The key factors of happiness

All the condensed information below was taken from the article:<p>Happiness = Set Point + Condition + Voluntary Conditions<p><b>Set Point</b> = How happy you are …

The 7 Key Elements to Creating Successful Infographics - Jeffbullas's Blog

<i>If you are looking for an infographic tool to start making stunning images with no design experience, check out this post: 20 Cool Infographic Makers</i> …

Vancouver & Abbotsford

Human organizations win<p>We’ve seen what it takes for resilient organizations to thrive: Put your people first, and design every touchpoint to support …

#BoFLive | Tory Burch Says “No Need to Apologise for Being Ambitious”

Yesterday evening at London's Central Saint Martins, Imran Amed sat down with American fashion designer and entrepreneur Tory Burch to discuss her …