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3 Books That Will Immediately Sharpen Your Mind

Reading inspires so many. Here are the top three books that have changed my life.<p>Books sharpen our minds.<p>When was the last time a book shifted your outlook? Stirred your heart? Challenged your biases?<p>If you're like me, you know reading is a vital part of each of our journeysif we want to grow as …

New York City

It Took Steve Jobs Less Than 60 Seconds to Share the Best Leadership Advice You'll Hear Today

Resist the urge to fix all your team's problems, and do this instead<p>Back in the spring of 1992, Steve Jobs was invited to speak to a group of students at the MIT Sloan School of Management. (According to MIT, the lecture was a bit of a surprise, the result of the efforts of a Sloan student whose …

Leadership

21 books you need to read this spring

Spring is here and that can only mean one thing: time to shake yourself out of hibernation and bust out that spring reading.<p>But with so many great …

Books

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Self-help

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Self-improvement

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Books

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

Humanity

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …

Leadership

This Study of 300,000 Leaders Revealed the Top 10 Traits for Success

According to leadership development consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, these are the skills that leaders need to succeed.<p>Leadership was once called by historian James MacGregor Burns "one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth." Given the results of some recent …

Leadership

How Can You Tell Someone Is a True Leader? Look for 1 Skill That Makes Bosses Cringe

This superhuman skill is foundational for effective communication.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of the modern servant leadership movement, once said: "Don't assume, because you are intelligent, able, and well-motivated, that you are open to communication, that you know how to listen."<p>Is that an …

Employment

15 Books That Have Been Called 'The Next Great American Novel' — And What To Read Instead

It’s the dream of every American writer: the siren song of writing “the next great American novel”. A novel that, as Lena Dunham (and, admittedly, …

Literature

What Is the Difference Between Marketing, Advertising, and Branding? A Simple Analogy to Help Explain

To understand the differences between these concepts, simply apply them to you.<p>In my work with entrepreneurs and business students, I often hear marketing strategies explained as "having social media," "having an online brand," or "advertising a lot."<p>These explanations make me cringe because, while …

Marketing

Want to Become Smarter? Learn the Difference Between the 3 Types of 'Smart'

Being wise and learned are better things to strive for.<p><i>Which habits should you practice (and avoid) to become smarter? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by John L. Miller, software</b> …

Quora

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of leadership.<p>Ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and …

Leadership

These apps will help you make the most out of your Apple TV

The Apple TV may not have topped our list of the best streaming boxes you can buy, but it’s still a great product, especially if you’re all-in on the …

Smart TV

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Entertainment

Luke Harding picks five books that expose the secret world of spies

From insights into the Russian spy agency Sergei Skripal worked for, to a candid account from Stalin’s assassinations director – these books take you inside the closed world of espionage<p>A man’s agonising scream is filmed. He is tied to a metal stretcher and is fed, alive, into the crematorium of …

Russia

The Best Nonfiction Books Of 2018 (So Far)

By looking at the real world around us, we're better equipped to understand ourselves<p>While a great novel can be engaging, there's nothing quite like a true story—whether that story comes in the form of deep reporting, memoir, or personal essays. Nonfiction gives us the chance to look at the world …

Books

A Major Lesson in Leading Change Courtesy of United Airlines

Stop driving change from the top-down. Instead, to cause change, use these three tactics.<p>It's easy to armchair quarterback someone else's actions with which we disagree. First, there's the benefit of hindsight. There's also the advantage of listening and learning from the criticisms (or praises) to …

Leadership

8 New Books We Recommend This Week

Relax. Take a deep breath. In the immortal words of Queen Elsa, let it go. If there’s a theme to this week’s recommended titles, it might be that things aren’t as hopeless as you think. From Lauren Slater’s “Blue Dreams,” about pharmaceutical efforts to battle depression, to Steven Pinker’s …

Books

The 21 New Books Goodreads Users Are Most Excited About This Spring

Despite the fact the Northeast is being pummeled by yet another storm that threatens to trap the region in snow and ice for eternity, winter is …

Want To Be a Better Listener? Avoid Doing These 3 Embarrassing Things

Effective listening is a practice (and an art).<p>Listening is a lost art and an underappreciated practice. Most people prefer to talk. And living in a world full of mindless chatter makes everyone feel unheard.<p>The reason most people don't feel appreciated is due to poor communication. More …

Self-help

From Steve Jobs to Oprah: 28 Leaders' Commencement Speeches That Will Make You Re-Think Success

The best advice from Steve Jobs, Oprah, Barack Obama, J.K.Rowling, and many more on how to rethink success.<p>It's both inspiring and comforting to hear how those we admire succeed in the face of failures, setbacks, and barriers, and there's perhaps no better format than the commencement address to …

Motivation

China Is Not a Garden-Variety Dictatorship

It is far more ruthless and determined to protect its power.<p>The Chinese National People’s Congress is convening to consider among other things a “recommendation” to abolish term limits for China’s president and vice president. The outcome of that deliberative process is unusually un-suspenseful. …

Political Science

What Xi Jinping wants

Chinese president Xi Jinping has amassed so much power that he’s been called the “chairman of everything.” Now China appears set to make a move that would allow Xi, already the most authoritarian Chinese leader in generations, to stay in power perhaps for life.<p>What does he want with absolute …

4 Things You Need To Do To Win In The New Era Of Innovation

A shift from disrupting markets to building fundamental technologies<p>IBM, to a large degree, invented the information technology industry. For the first half of the 20th century, it dominated the market for tabulating machines. Then digital computing posed new challenges and, by the 1950s it had …

Innovation

11 Underrated Business Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Looking for a new read? Check out these lesser-known books to level-up your leadership game.<p>As entrepreneurs, we are always searching for something to give us an edge over the competition. Whether it is having the best employees, finding the best software programs, taking the best online courses, …

Books

10 Outstanding Short Stories to Read in 2018

<i>For years, the #longreads hashtag on Twitter has been filled with great story recommendations from people around the world. Pravesh Bhardwaj is a</i> …

Time I

The data show that how we connect with romantic partners changes as we age

If you’re in your 20s or 30s and feel insecure in your relationship, you’re not alone. The good news: it’s likely that things will get better, according to data gathered about people’s attachment styles in romantic relationships.<p>The adult attachment theory, developed in the 1980s by American …