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3 Tricks Facebook Uses to Shut Down Toxic Office Politics | Inc.com

Humans are political animals, so there's probably no way we'll ever completely stop building alliances, tracking power, and lobbying for resources. And why should we? Getting along in groups and making your voice heard are essential skills for success.<p>But there is definitely such a thing as too …

Employment

How Agencies Are Fighting Back Against Talent Raids by Tech Firms and Marketers

Never in her wildest dreams did Helen Pak think she would leave the advertising industry to do creative work for a technology company. Then, three …

Advertising Industry

Steve McCurry’s Unforgettable Photos of India, Shot Over 3 Decades

In 1978, a 28-year-old Steve McCurry embarked on his first journey to India. At the time, he wasn’t photographing in the vivid color that defined the …

Medicare Tries an Experiment to Fight Perverse Incentives

Suppose you’re an eye doctor and you’re treating a patient with macular degeneration, a disease that can cause blindness. You have the choice of giving one of two drugs — one that costs $2,000 per treatment and another, very similar one, which costs $50 per treatment.<p>Do you think it would influence …

Health Care

How Couponing and Deal Hunting Actually Make You Spend More Money

If you’ve ever been to an outlet mall, you know there are some super cheap finds. Once, I found a pair of purple capri pants for a buck.“But don’t …

Personal Finance

Foursquare’s Potentially Game-Changing New Tool Can Measure Foot Traffic Generated by Digital Ads

Foursquare is now in the offline sales attribution game.<p>The social/location discovery platform is going after retail marketing budgets and promising …

AdTech

Screw Those $300 Standing Desks. This Cardboard One Is $25

Is sitting at a computer all day making you fat, but standing desks are too expensive? The Hootsuite CEO’s nifty new side project could save your spine and slim your belly. Oristand is a $25 standing desk made of cardboard. Just unfold the contraption, stick it atop your normal desk, and you can …

Beyond The 401k: Retirement Savings For The Rich

The 401(k) plan is the single best wealth accumulation vehicle available to the vast majority of Americans. At today’s contribution limits, you can defer $18,000 of income — and $24,000 if you’re 50 or older — tax free.<p>That’s great for middle-class Americans, and many can meet those goals with a …

Retirement

A minimalist shares 17 tips for decluttering your life

That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts and spurts, using a handful of easy-to-follow rules.<p>The other day I wrote about the idea of setting rules instead of goals ... today I want to share a few ideas for rules to help you get decluttered and …

Minimalism

How I Tripled My Savings In 3 Months

Let me tell you the embarrassing truth about my first savings account. I was 24, and working at a bar in New York. When I came home from a shift, I …

Why You Should Read Books From Every Country

Books offer the privilege of travelling all around the globe without even having to leave one’s comfort zone. Reading also ignites the level of one’s …

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …

Leadership

Coca-Cola has an internal strategy called 'marketing in smaller sizes' to make people buy its soda more often for more money

The business is under pressure to be more health conscious and consequently is charging less for more essentially, with it willing to absorb the knock to volume sales due to the higher prices affixed to it smaller sizes. It's a move is grounded in the insight that smaller packages can fuel what it …

Marketing

What is an Agile Leader?

(translations: Russian)Agile product development has become the norm in many industries (especially software). That means products are developed by …

Project Management

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Real Estate

Click-Through Rate Isn't Everything: 8 Ways to Improve Your Online Display Ads

You are exposed to an average of 362 online display ads a day. How close are you to buying <i>anything</i> when you see those ads?<p>Online display ads have …

How Many Taxpayers Fall Into Each Income Tax Bracket?

Most taxpayers are aware that the federal income tax is designed to tax individuals with higher incomes at higher rates. Specifically, the income tax …

Shifting from Star Performer to Star Manager

You’ve always been a high achiever—top of your class, captain of your sports teams, star performer at work. Now, you’re going to be managing a team of high-performers in a division of your company that everyone’s buzzing about. You’re confident that you can navigate this new challenge with …

Emotional Intelligence

17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

Why Customer Gratitude Trumps Loyalty

Brands want loyal customers. They buy more, pay more, and refer more. But research shows that loyalty is in decline. Consumers are considering more brands and switching providers more frequently than ever before.<p>So what can marketers do with their loyalty programs to earn greater trust, commitment …

Customer Experience

13 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous executives have used to run effective meetings

We know that meetings tend to fall apart thanks to sloppy agendas and unclear ground rules, but what makes them successful?<p>We researched how some of the most effective executives in history — from the late Apple founder Steve Jobs to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg — run …

Oprah Winfrey

Common Wet Shaving Mistakes | The Art of Manliness

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How to Speed Read | The Art of Manliness

When Theodore Roosevelt did things, he did them with gusto. That included reading. Roosevelt was a voracious reader. The man devoured books like a …

How to adopt a 5-hour workday and make time for extraordinary living

The nine-to-five grind has created a cult of workaholics.<p>Lawyers, consultants and investment bankers pride themselves on putting in 12-hour days, and …

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National Geographic Travel

Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p>When I worked as a consultant, I was perennially guilty of “the great unveil” in presentations—that tendency to want to save key findings for the last moment and then reveal them, expecting a satisfying moment of awe. My team and I would work tirelessly to drive to the …

Management

Ily Is A Modern Family Phone To Stay Connected With Your Family

Meet Ily, a brand new take on personal communication between family members. Ily is a new connected device for your home as well as a smartphone app. Developed by New York-based startup Insensi, Ily doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel. This all-in-one communication box does a few things really well, …

Apps

The Real Little Italy and Best Restaurants Are in the Bronx

If you've been to Little Italy in Manhattan and were disappointed by the tourist-trap atmosphere and the forgettable food, it's because you went to the wrong place.<p>The real Little Italy is a vibrant neighborhood in the Bronx called Belmont, half a mile from the Bronx Zoo and Botanical Gardens. …

Italian Food