Shantanu A Maskeri

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Bet on equity & debt to make money in 2016, but stay away from gold and real estate

Which asset classes will perform best in 2016, now that 2015 can finally be put behind us? Barring debt and tax-free bonds, which outperformed, all …

Economics

Seven things rich people never say

One big difference between rich people and average people is what happens between the ears.<p>"Being a product of two strong dads allowed me the luxury …

Warren Buffett Says These Are the 6 Most Important Things You Should Do With Your Money

Want to create lasting wealth? Here's how.<p>Do you want to be smarter with your money and better at building wealth next year than you were this year? There's no one better to turn to for advice than Warren Buffett. The Oracle of Omaha has built his own personal fortune to more than $72 billion, …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

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After 5 years of practicing mindfulness meditation, I've realized why people think it's impossible

RelaxingMusic / Flickr<p>I started practicing mindfulness meditation five years ago, when I was an English teacher living in Seoul, South Korea.<p>I'd sit …

There’s no such thing as work-life balance

Photo: iStock<p>By any yardstick, Alain de Botton is among the finest contemporary philosophers. It is only appropriate then that we turn to him to …

Dollar Shave Club CEO shares the twice-a-day habit that rejuvenates him more than coffee

The one habit that has made me more successful is meditation. Seriously.<p>I'm not talking about '60s soul-searching meditation. I meditate to clear my mind, slow down the day, and focus on one thought at a time.<p>I sought out meditation while I was starting Dollar Shave Club in my apartment. I was …

Meditation

Employee Engagement? What If Employees Don't Want To Be Engaged?

Engagement statistics really haven’t changed much over the past 10 years. Why? Surely, we’ve focused enough attention, money, staff, time and energy on the concept of engagement to make a huge difference. And yet the numbers remain relatively flat and generally negative.<p>But what if people just …

The Best Employee Engagement Strategy Is From The Bottom Up

So what’s the right employee engagement strategy to dramatically increase engagement in <i>your</i> organization?<p>Well let’s first talk about the <i>wrong</i> strategy…<p>Usually, someone from HR has to convince the CEO to spend money on an employee survey. And when the results come back, the data is hoarded by the …