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One-Page Business Plan Templates for Entrepreneurs

One-Page Business Plan Templates<p>One-Page Business Plan Templates for Entrepreneurs<p>Updated April 10, 2017<p>Having a business plan is a must, whether …

The 3 Types of C Players and What to Do About Them

When you start leading a new team, one of your first imperatives is to assess the caliber of the talent you are inheriting. At a minimum, you’ll want to focus on three dimensions: (1) Competence — Does each individual match the competence demands of their role? (2) Motivation — Does each member of …

Leadership

If You Aspire to Be a Great Leader, Be Present

Some years ago, we worked with a director of a multinational pharma company who’d been receiving poor grades for engagement and leadership effectiveness. Although he tried to change, nothing seemed to work. As his frustration grew, he started tracking the time he spent with each of his direct …

Leadership

Contribution Margin: What It Is, How to Calculate It, and Why You Need It

When you run a company, it’s obviously important to understand how profitable the business is. Many leaders look at profit margin, which measures the total amount by which revenue from sales exceeds costs. But if you want to understand how a specific product contributes to the company’s profit, you …

Profit

Five Ways to Get the Cinematic Film Look Using Your DSLR

When it comes to filmmaking, a really popular look is the cinematic look. This is something that can be really difficult to perfect especially when …

Videography

The Republican Party Is Enabling an Increasingly Dangerous Demagogue

With every passing day, the stain and responsibility for Trump’s actions stick more lastingly to the Republican establishment.<p>Last night I was in circumstances where I could hear only a few excerpts from Donald Trump’s inflammatory speech in Phoenix. The parts I heard were remarkable enough.<p>They …

Donald Trump

True Leaders Don't Win You Over. They Earn Your Trust With 4 Principles | Inc.com

If you're leading a startup or starting a new project, you're at the helm of a ship that's just started its journey in unknown waters. You have a compass and know your direction, but you have no idea about the conditions and the weather ahead. You trust yourself to make the right decisions when …

Leadership

Top Six Sigma Consultant Saves Billions for Clients. Then Explains Why Most Process Improvements Fail Utterly. | Inc.com

The New York Times has referred to Subir Chowdhury as a "leading Quality Expert". Recently, Chowdhury and his team helped save one of his Fortune 100 clients a whopping <b>$3 Billion dollars</b>. Then he told their senior leaders why he was certain that he would be back doing the exact same thing in 10 …

Self-improvement

Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus

The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying …

Self Control

The 11 Best Sci-Fi Novels From the 21st Century You Likely Missed

Great doesn't need to mean old.<p>People tend to look to decades past for examples of great science fiction—the works Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke. But the 21st century is living in its own golden age of sci-fi. Along with film and TV adaptations, novels like <i>Cloud Atlas</i>, <i>The Road</i>,</i> …

This Website Lets You Download, Print Old Graphic Design Posters For Free

<b>If you’ve</b> always been in awe of people who have never designed with lasso tools or color adjustment functions, here’s some good news—a website lets …

Graphic Design

The Betsy DeVos Hearing Was an Insult to Democracy

Who are the real grizzlies?<p>WASHINGTON, D.C.—It was not a hearing. It was the mere burlesque of a hearing, rendered meaningless by a preposterously accelerated process that rendered all questioning perfunctory and that left all cheap evasions hanging in the air of the committee room the way …

Education

The Science Of Gratitude And Why It’s Important In Your Workplace

Lack of gratitude is a major factor driving job dissatisfaction, turnover, absenteeism, and often, burnout.<p>This is the time of year when we focus on giving thanks, with many of us sharing our gratitude with friends and family. But when is the last time you thanked your employees? Coworkers? Or …

Happiness

The American Foods Mark Twain Craved While Traveling Abroad

For most of us, food cravings are generally pretty manageable. In the mood for a burger? Head to the nearest drive-through. On the hunt for a …

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

Lace Your Dress Shoes with Style

An illustrated how-to guide to our favorite lace ups<p>Trendy, stylish, sophisticated or cool, there's more than one way to lace a shoe. Find a pattern …

Sewing

How different film lenses affect how we perceive movies

It's easy to underappreciate the nuances of filming techniques which go into your favourite movies.<p>The lens, for example, isn't just there to focus …

14 Totally Free Things on the Internet Everyone Should Take Advantage of

<b>By Wil Fulton</b><p>The wunderkinds over on reddit took a break from uncracked safes and banana-based measurements to post a mega-thread addressing the best …

Before and After Post-Processing of Travel and Fine Art Photography

Peter Stewart is an internationally published photographer that specialized in travel and fine art photography. To understand how to take awesome …

Tutorials

CIA photographed detainees naked before sending them to be tortured

Classified pictures showing CIA captives bruised, blindfolded and bound raise new questions about US’s willingness to use ‘sexual humiliation’ on suspects<p>The CIA took naked photographs of people it sent to its foreign partners for torture, the Guardian can reveal.<p>A former US official who had seen …

Human Rights

Watch This In-Depth Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's Blocking

As a director, Alfred Hitchcock wasn’t just a master of suspense—he was a master of details. The legendary filmmaker was not only gifted at building …

Google Trends

Learn What Life Was Like on the Open Seas During the Age of Exploration

Between the mid-15th and 17th centuries, European sailors explored the seas in search of new lands, riches, and trade routes that connected their …

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Employment

On Cliches and Photo Ideas

Credit: Kevin Browne, Fotolia #17039046, slightly edited<p>If you go through Flickr galleries and popular photo, model mayhem or Facebook photography …

Home Depot

These Iconic New York City Photos Are Now All Yours

The New York Public Library has released thousands of maps, illustrations—and these amazing Berenice Abbott images of the city in the 1930s—to the …

The best recent science fiction and horror – review roundup

Eric Brown on Adam Nevill’s Lost Girl; Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Mercy; Dave Hutchinson’s Europe at Midnight; David Barnett’s Gideon Smith and the Mask of the Ripper; William Gay’s Little Sister Death<p>Adam Nevill excels at making nightmares real. His previous novels have been out-and-out horror, …

Books

31 Genius Facts about Jim Henson - mental_floss List Show Ep. 337

The 10 Best Sneaker Brands In The World

The Sony A7RII Camera Review. A Real world look.

Sony Alpha