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8 Ways To Get Work Done Faster

John Maynard Keynes, a famous economist in the 1930’s, predicted that his grandchildren would have a three-hour workday. Sadly, it did not happen–In fact, we now have the reverse! Organizations are looking for ways to do more with less, the population is aging, and the pace of work is …

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7 Ways to Validate Your Startup Idea

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to save people the hassle and the headache of doing extensive research before buying a product.</i><p>I don’t know if you ever experienced a eureka moment – a second when everything comes together and an amazing idea pops into your head. As …

Write Better: The 7 Qualities of High-Concept Stories

Stumped by submission guidelines calling for “high-concept” romance, suspense, young adult or other popular fiction? These 7 qualifiers will help you …

How to close the gender gap at work? Strike a pose - U.S. News

Beth Monaghan, principal and co-founder of public relations firm Inkhouse in Waltham, Mass., in a "Wonder Woman" power pose. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Waltham, Mass.<p><i>This story is part of a week-long series on women and the economy based on "The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the</i> …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

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Watch Mandela's first TV interview, when he was on the run

In 1961, when Mandela was a 42-year-old African lawyer, he gave his first clandestine interview to ITN television. He’d already been arrested for his anti-apartheid work and was being hunted by police.<p>In the South African press, he was portrayed as a dangerous revolutionary. So ITN reporter Brian …

How To Turn Adult Education Into Careers, Quickly

<i>This is the third report in a four-part series on adult education.</i><p>Adults wanting to go back to school have the odds stacked against them. They juggle many responsibilities, there are long waitlists for classes and often there isn't a connection between what they learn in class and the skills they …

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From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

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Amazon's Letter To Shareholders Should Inspire Every Company In America

Late last week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos published his latest letter to shareholders.<p>This year's letter, like most of Bezos' letters, should inspire most companies to change the way they do business.<p>Specifically, it should inspire companies to do business the way Amazon does business — sacrificing <i>this</i> …

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