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The bestselling business books of all time

Sifting through a million physical copies is a challenge in today’s publishing climate; doing so with a business book is even trickier. Yet 11 …

2017 MBA & Business School Rankings | Which MBA? | The Economist

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25 Things These Successful Executives Do Every Day--No Matter What | Inc.com

The most successful executives and entrepreneurs you can think of likely didn't get where they are by chance. Typically, achieving great things involves hard work and perseverance, as well as a supportive network of friends and family. But another ingredient typically goes into the mix: discipline. …

You Asked: Should I Wash My Hair Every Day?

Compared to people in most of the world, Americans are a little excessive about cleanliness. But while our affinity for antibacterial soaps and …

How solar energy can (finally) create value

The market for solar power is growing faster than ever, but profitability has been lagging. The keys to improvement are better capital and …

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

<i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”</i> — <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>The ability to expand your mind …

Quotes From SRK That Might Help You Get Through a Bad Day

Shah Rukh Khan never fails to make us laugh with his quirky sense of humour. But there are times when I know his wise words can help me get through a …

A former Marine shares 9 tricks to become mentally tough

But ultimately, this knowledge is useless if you don't know how to manage yourself.<p>That's according to Andrew D. Wittman, author of "Ground Zero Leadership: CEO of You." (The book is available through Wittman's website, but not on Amazon.) Wittman is a former US Marine, police officer, and federal …

Nanotech Wafer Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Ethanol

Technique to create alcohol from thin air has applications in renewable energy<p>Scientists have found a way to take everyone's least favorite greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, and mix it with water to create alcohol.<p>A research team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee developed a way to …

What a 13-Year-Old Girl's Death Teaches Us About 'Voluntariness' in Jainism

It is not uncommon for a disturbing incident in the present to take us back in time to our own similar experiences. The death of Aradhana Samdariya …

Blue energy: How mixing water can create electricity

The intriguing chemistry that occurs where rivers meet the sea could power our homes and much more, says Phillip Ball.<p>It is perhaps one of the most under-exploited sources of green energy. When salt water and fresh water mix in estuaries, a chemical process occurs that can be harnessed for …

Disruption: It’s Not the Tech, It’s the Timing

For the past 30 years, “creative destruction” has been a source of fascination at top-tier business schools and in magazines like this one. The almost obsessive interest in this topic is unsurprising, given the ever-changing, never-ending list of transformative threats—which today include the …

Corporate VCs Are Forgetting Their Purpose

Tim Bradford<p>Most people are familiar with the traditional approach to venture capital: An investment firm carefully parcels out capital to a portfolio of start-ups, knowing that most will fail—but that with luck, the financial returns from the handful of winners will make the exercise extremely …

Making Microfinance More Effective

For the 2.5 billion people who live on less than $2 per day, shocks such as illness, crop failures, livestock deaths, farming-equipment breakdowns and even wedding or funeral expenses can be enough to tip them, their families, or even an entire community below the poverty line. A major challenge …

How to Give Negative Feedback Over Email

When it comes to delicate interactions — say, giving and receiving feedback — email seems to act like some strange form of kryptonite. How many times have you received a poorly worded critique that sent you into a fit of anger? Or sent someone else some mild feedback only to have the receiver …

Can giving up food make you work better?

A team of ‘biohackers’ in San Francisco forgo food for up to 60 hours at a time – and say it makes them more productive.<p>Intermittent fasting has become a popular way to keep the waistline under control, but could it also help you put in the best day of your workweek?<p>The age-old practice of fasting …

The Secret of Innovative Companies: It Isn’t R&D

Innovation. It’s the lifeblood of our global economy and a strategic priority for virtually every CEO around the world. In fact, a recent IBM study …

How a world champion of public speaking prepares for presentations

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11 horrible body-language habits that are hard to quit but you'll be glad you did

It's a cliché, but it's true. That's why body language is such a crucial part of communicating. The way you act can warp the entire meaning of what you're saying.<p>That being said, bad body-language habits are the often hardest habits to break. We become so accustomed to slouching, averting our eyes, …

How to Talk Politics at Work Without Alienating People

Lunch seems pretty tame until your boss announces, “Build a wall, and deport them all! Who is with me?” or “Only lunatics want assault weapons – we should ban them all tomorrow!”<p>An awkward silence descends as your boss awaits your confirmation. Here’s the problem: you vehemently disagree, but you …

The 11 best habits for being happy and successful that people have stolen from others

We see someone with a particular routine that makes them happier or successful, and we try to emulate it. It doesn't always work, but sometimes it catches on and becomes part of our everyday lives.<p>A recent Quora thread asked users for these habits: the ones they stole from others and then kept …

12 times Donald Trump disagreed with Warren Buffett

But what do we really know about this man's business philosophy? To catch a glimpse, here are 12 twelve times that Donald Trump disagreed with the Oracle of Omaha.<p>This was run with permission from www.TheCharlieton.com.

Yes, you can retire at 50 – here’s how

You'll need 40 years of savings if you retire in your 50s – but it’s not impossible. Here’s how to leave the rat race early, with a bit of savvy planning.<p>Eight years ago, Judy Freedman’s husband died just before her 50th birthday. Within the next year, her two children moved out of the house for …

A world champion public speaker says introverts often make better speakers than extroverts

If you identify as an introvert, you may have written yourself off from ever becoming a great public speaker. Since, you assume, the best presenters …

5 Practical Books I Reread Every Year To Live A Better Life

Out all the different ways to learn, books remain my favorite way to absorb knowledge.<p>What I like about books is that I can read them by myself, in …

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Nothing special: MBAs are no longer prized by employers | Which MBA? | The Economist

FINDING a competitive edge is an obsession for those looking to take an MBA. Prospective students spend hours researching the minute details that …

Why wind turbines have three blades

<b>00:17:12:16</b><b>Steve Jobs</b><b>… You know throughout the years in business I found something which was I’d always ask why you do things and the answer you</b> …