Sam Miner

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Google HR Boss: We Don't Care Where You Went To College

Companies pay too much attention to where job applicants went to college, what their name sounds like and how well they answer brain teasers, Google’s top human resources executive Laszlo Bock told a packed room of business leaders, academics and public servants at the Forbes Reinventing America …

The Workplace

Ten bootstrapping tips to help turn your idea into a reality

The majority of startups are started without capital injection from venture capitalists and angel investors. The real numbers are eye opening – VCs fund only 0.05 per cent of startups while angel investors are responsible for funding 0.91 per cent. Take a moment to really think about those …

Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness

Stanford University neurosurgeon Dr. James Doty tells the story of performing surgery on a little boy’s brain tumor. In the middle of the procedure, the resident who is assisting him gets distracted and accidentally pierces a vein. With blood shedding everywhere, Doty is no longer able to see the …

10 Quotes From Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran and the Rest of the Shark Tank Investors

Director of the Entrepreneur Partner Studio<p>When it comes to business, the <i>Shark Tank</i> crew doesn't play around. From tech billionaire Mark Cuban to free-wheeling real-estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, all the investors on the popular ABC TV show are no-nonsense when it comes to evaluating the startups …

7 questions you should ask a startup CEO during a job interview

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

Employment

What Angel Investors Care About Most When They Make Investment Decisions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re an entrepreneur with a great idea and a lot of grit. You’ve researched your market, developed your product or service, assembled an amazing team and worked your financial models backwards and forwards. Now, you’re ready to launch …

The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees Like Real People | Inc.com

Despite all the hard work that many smart leaders have done to try to get their employees more engaged at work, the results to date have not been so good. The Gallup Organization reports that a staggering 87 percent of employees worldwide are not engaged at work. This is a huge problem that creates …

Employee Engagement

Get in the Right State of Mind for Any Negotiation

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Steve Jobs and Bill Gates had a prickly relationship. On the one hand, their two companies did significant business with each other. (Microsoft actually wrote software for some Apple devices.) But the two men also were rivals, both in the marketplace and in the public …

7 All-Natural DIY Non-Toxic Pesticides for Your Vegetable Plots - One Green Planet

In an ideal world, at least an ideal world of gardening, there would be no cause for pesticides. Most certainly, there is never a cause for toxic, …

Gardening

Do These 3 Things to Make Connections That Matter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know forming meaningful relationships with the right people has a direct impact on the success of your business. And that's great news -- if you were born with an outgoing personality.<p>But what if you consider yourself to be more of an …

What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence

Two decades before Daniel Goleman first wrote about emotional intelligence in the pages of HBR, he met his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Amherst College, who mentioned to the young science journalist for the <i>New York Times</i> that he was interested in meeting with scientists. Thus began a long, rich …

Meet the man responsible for Google's billion-dollar acquisitions

On its top ten acquisitions alone, it has spent more than $24.5 billion dollars.<p>That's a lot of money, but Google has learned how to make the most of those purchases. Time Magazine recently wrote that the company had "perfected" the Silicon Valley acquisition, in part because its so good at …

Entrepreneurship

Why firing my best designer was my smartest business decision

Three years ago I decided to start a design firm from my college dorm room. Since then, we've grown to become boogie<b>,</b> a design-driven social media agency with a team of eight working out of two offices in Albany and Brooklyn.<p>As with any business, we've had our ups and downs, but one of the most …

Silicon Alley Rising: New York Startup Funding Applications Trump The Long-Reigning Valley

In the Q1 of 2015, for the first time New York edged out California in total number of startup funding applications. Quarterly data from Gust, the online platform for the professional angel investment industry, shows that Silicon Alley had a 22% increase in funding applications for the first …

Startups

Pangolin Prison

Human Journey<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic Voices blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p><b>Text and photos by iLCP Fellow Paul Hilton.</b><p>A pangolin …

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Andrew Nguyen<p>Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and …

New Study Reveals HR Strategy Tied To Company Performance

A better-prepared workforce delivers better results. And companies with above-average revenue growth are more likely to provide employees with advanced training and development programs, as well as give their workers access to the information they need to not just get by but to thrive. The inverse …

Human Resources

Look What’s Cooking in the World of Renewable Energy

<i>By</i> <i>Phil McKenna</i><i>, Ensia</i><p>Inside a sprawling single-story office building in Bedford, Mass., in a secret room known as the Growth Hall, the future of …

Plant a Secret Survival Garden - Doomsday Preppers Article

Imagine a garden that takes up very little space, but grows five times more food per square inch than a traditional garden. A garden that you plant once in your lifetime, but provides food for 30 years without any fertilization, pesticides, or weeding... and it's all disguised to look like …

Gardening

How To Win An Argument Every Time

<i>This article was cowritten by Joseph Grenny, the</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author of</i> Crucial Conversations <i>and the cofounder of VitalSmarts.</i><p>Between the two of us, we’ve spent 50 years studying what makes people successful at work. A persistent finding in both of our research is that your ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Help Someone Develop Emotional Intelligence

If you are one of the unlucky people who must deal with a clueless colleague or a brutish boss, you’re not alone. Sadly, far too many people at work lack basic emotional intelligence. They simply don’t seem to have the self-awareness and the social skills that are necessary to work in our …

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10 Things You Never See In Successful People

Success in life doesn't come easy. But if you study the traits and habits of successful people, you can learn and apply what already works.

Success

Ritz-Carlton President Herve Humler's Leadership, Culture And Customer Service Secrets

It’s been a back-to-our-roots scenario lately at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, where Herve Humler, part of the original executive team that more than 30 years ago created the hotel brand as we know it, has settled in at the helm, replacing an “imported” CEO, Simon Cooper, who stepped down in 2010.<p>…

Hospitality

Should California produce farming move to Arkansas?

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Mother Jones <i>and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>California is by far the dominant …

Articles about crowning achievement 6 incredible rooftop additions on Dwell.com - Dwell

A modern topper for a brick mews house takes its cues from a fast-changing London district.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the often …

Architecture

The Business Impact of Authentic Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Workplace diversity is a top goal for companies of all sizes today. Research shows that enterprises which include people of both genders and of multiple generations, cultures and physical abilities increase their productivity, improve the …

Sleep: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Snooze More and Work Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The value placed on sleep has plummeted in recent years as members of the business community have continued to to brag about how many hours they’ve clocked, versus how many hours of sleep they’ve lost.<p>Sacrificing sleep may seem to make …

UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way To Feed The World

Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more …

UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World

The cover of the report looks like that of a blockbuster documentary or Hollywood movie, and the dramatic nature of the title cannot be understated: …

Agriculture