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Tutorial: How to Properly Pose Subjects in Every Circumstance

As much as composition, proper exposure, and location can affect how good your subjects look in a photo, posing plays a very crucial and often …

17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?<p>The philosopher Aristotle offered an explanation a really, really long time ago: "We are what we repeatedly …

Self-improvement

Real Leadership Means Owning Your Disasters | Inc.com

When a crisis occurs and your company is responsible, what's your first move? If you think it is to push blame onto someone else, you have the wrong job.<p>Lauren Leader-Chivée, an adviser to companies on leadership issues, says that as a CEO, you need to own company crises when they happen--whether …

Leadership

3 Ways to Spark Employee Passion | Inc.com

The key to passionate performance is found within the hearts and minds of employees where their basic human needs are fulfilled. It’s a simple but powerful formula: When their needs are fulfilled, they are engaged and perform at their peak ability. When their needs are not met, they are frustrated, …

Employment

Why Big Ideas Happen In Your Late 30s

If you’re looking to win the Nobel Prize, you better be closing in on 40. This is why.<p>We have a preoccupation with the precocious: When Yahoo acquired the British news-aggregator startup Summly last year, the media went into a brief tizzy over its 17-year-old founder. Before he was the America’s …

The Secret Sauce of Successful Entrepreneurs? It's All in Their Head.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The boom and bust nature of Silicon Valley startups often results in entrepreneurs being viewed simplistically as "successes" or "failures" based on the outcome of their startups. However, the real key to success is ones mindset, which …

The 20-Minute Test That Measures Your Team's Strength | Inc.com

As we've discussed previously, the core of business success lies in a seemingly simple act: making good decisions. Make (and implement) more good decisions than bad, and you win. Make more bad decisions than good, you lose.<p>Decision-making takes place all the time, and at every level throughout an …

Management

3 Mobile Apps to Help You Sweat the Small Stuff | Inc.com

Growth is like catnip for companies--especially small ones just getting off the ground. But as any successful entrepreneur knows, there's a downside to expansion: bad hires, faltering customer service, diminished product quality, and skyrocketing expenses, to name a few. There's always the niggling …

Small Business

8 Tips for Empowering Employees | Inc.com

Having empowered employees is the dream of every leader. All managers want people who show initiative by taking on and completing tasks with little guidance. Of course, the expectation is that these people will perform only in ways consistent with company objectives and values. And there lies the …

Employee Engagement

Seeking Fortune, on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / December 11, 2013<p>Brilliant leaders zig when others zag. In 1930, a scant four months after the collapse of Wall Street signalled …

3 Life-Changing Habits of High Performers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to being successful, high achievers have a number of habits in common. But that doesn't mean you can't be right up there with them.<p>Here are three qualities all successful people share and how you can make them your own:<p><b>1.</b> …

5 Simple Ways to Stand Out Among Your Business Competitors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Who would have thought that entrepreneurship could be learned through your dating life? That's been the story of my life, as founder of a social strategy consultancy, where we help people improve their social skills to enhance their …

If Your Glass Is Half Empty, Rejoice: How Pessimism Can Make You More Productive

Because optimists don’t wear seatbelts.<p>When a thousand CEOs were surveyed about their half-full/half-empty outlooks, more than 80% of them were rated as “very optimistic.” Which could be a problem if you care about productivity and the performance of a company.<p>As Wharton psychologist Adam Grant …

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day–And How To Avoid Them

The “swimmer’s body illusion,” and other ways our brains play tricks on us.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Different Flash, Different Look

Out there in the rainy morning mist, my first instinct was to pop some light. I definitely needed a bit of contrast, but had to be careful because of …

From South Africa to Santa Fe to Saint Lucia

Doing a few teaching stints this summer in far flung places. In late June, head for the first time to So. Africa, and do seminars in Capetown and …

Prepping for the 4th!

I’m checking focus on a Nikon F in this picture. It was 1983, and I was about to shoot the 100th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge from a rooftop in …

It's Still Raining....

I’m starting to think there actually is something to my weather jones. I’m in Cape Town, South Africa, and there is wind and weather here. It’s …

The Gift of Photography

Is one that is given, or accepted, freely. As a shooter, you can be the recipient of many gifts over the years: The grace of someone’s time, the …

A Book in 5 Minutes: “Startup CEO” by Matt Blumberg

<i>Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Matt Blumberg’s “Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business,”</i> …

The 1936 book that every business person should read

Strauss Zelnick is chief executive and chairman of the company that makes Grand Theft Auto, BioShock and other cutting-edge videogames. But he says the book that has most influenced him is Dale Carnegie’s 1936 bestseller, <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>.<p>“The title is unfortunate because it …

Self-improvement

Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The winners have just been announced in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The overall winner, top 10 category winners and top 50 finalists were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong earlier today. The contest invited photographers to submit images of the world of …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

Drawing

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

The Canon EOS 70D is Hitting Stores

<b>From Australia</b> <br>The first country to our knowledge to get the new EOS 70D is Australia. A few have started to trickle in to retailers around the …

8 Uncommonly Cool Children's Museums

(photo: Paul Specht/Boston Children's Museum)<p>While plenty of adult museums offer specific exhibits with kid appeal, there is a whole genre of museums that take child-friendliness to a much higher level. These institutions are specifically designed to engage the younger set through hands-on, …

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

Wild at heart: best animal adventures

Set your pulse racing with the wildest animal adventures around the world. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Get close to giant pandas near Xi'an, China<p>Pandas by Chi King. CC BY 2.0.<p>These black-and-white beauties are battling extinction but you can help them out – …