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REVIVE Alarm Clock Creates Effect of Simulated Sunlight In Your Room

I’m not a morning person, well, I bet most of you aren’t too. I have to drag myself out from under the blanket, I even hate my alarm clock for making …

Industrial Design

57 Rules For Looking Sharp In A Suit

1. We've said it before and we'll say it again: Fit is everything. Even the world's most expensive suit will look bad if it isn't tailored to the contours of your body.<p>2. Some think button-down collars are for casual wear only, but they can work great with dressier looks as well.<p>3. Polka dots are a …

Men's Fashion

Wharton Professor Explains Whether Leaders Are Born Or Made

Is leadership something that you're born with or something that's developed over time?<p>Wharton professor Michael Useem tells us that it can be both, but for most people, it is developed.<p>So, how do you teach or learn good leadership? In the interview below, Useem, author of the book "The Leader's …

Brad Pitt

American actor Brad Pitt poses at a photo call for the film 'Inglourious Basterds', during the 62nd International film festival in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 20, 2009.

What To Wear On TV: A Professional's Crash Course

<b>Style Spotlight</b><p>There’s a good chance that at some point you’ll be asked to share your expertise on camera. In today’s world, dominated by visuals, you need to be camera-ready at a moment’s notice. Ready or not, it’s a business opportunity not to be missed.<p>The goal is to visually captivate your …

Discover Your Personal Narrative

I recently had coffee with a senior partner at a large consulting firm. He’d just had a “milestone birthday” and now hoped to shift into roles that felt more meaningful to him — speaking, writing, teaching, and becoming a thought leader. He had great contacts; newspaper columns and teaching …

Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?

You’re ambitious. Of course it’s important to do the best job that you can–but is your perfectionism preventing you from ever getting that pet project done?<p><i>Is your obsession with perfection keeping you from achieving your goals? Share your woes–and your solutions–in the comments section below.</i><p>I had …

How to Become a Thought Leader

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

A Surprising Way To Get Things Done On Time

Do you need help getting things done on time? Are you late with business projects—are you late meeting arrival times? Here’s what works for a lot of people. It’s called the <b>Reverse Calendar</b> method. I first started using this technique when I needed to drive somewhere and arrive on time. I’ll admit, …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

How Experts Gain Influence

Artwork: Jessica Snow, Board Game, 2011, acrylic on panel, 18″ x 18″<p>In 2006 the risk management chiefs of two British financial institutions—we’ll call them Saxon Bank and Anglo Bank—were in similar situations. Each reported directly to the CEO and had, in theory, the same influence in their …

25 Inspiring Quotes From Experts Shaping the Future of Marketing

Marketing

7 Time-Management Tricks From Chris Hardwick, Man Of 1,000 TV Shows

By Joe Berkowitz6 minute Read<p><i>Note: This article is also included in our year-end creative wisdom round-up.</i><p>Chris Hardwick is a punchline. Not in a …

Time Management

How To Master The Art Of Self-Promotion

It’s possible to spread your content without cheapening your brand. Here’s how to make your message hot, without looking like a hot dog.<p>“Politics is a direct-response business,” declares the digital director of President Obama’s re-election campaign. “People do things if you ask them to do it, and …

Technology Is The Fastest Way For 20-Year-Olds To Get Rich

<i>This post is #4 in a series that amplifies emerging powers — girls and women who are solving the world’s problems by disrupting the status quo.</i><p>Michele Romanow is an engineer and a serial entrepreneur who started three companies before her 28th birthday. She launched her first business venture — The …

Is Your Company An Industry Leader?

Between work and your personal life, it may seem impossible to account for all of your opportunities for growth. There are the obvious differentiators, like developing a higher-quality product or being the cost leader in your area, but there are many other factors that contribute to your company …

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The Secret To Unleashing Genius

Amazon isn’t an easy place to work. Its managers set steep goals, scrimp on budgets and expect long hours. But there aren’t many better places to be employed if you like the messy work of coming up with new ideas, because its billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, has made that a priority for everyone …

Top Five Startup Tips From Spanx Billionaire Sara Blakely

For the cover of our recent World’s Billionaires issue, I profiled Sara Blakely, who took a simple idea — footless pantyhose — and turned it into a $1 billion business. At 41, the inventor of Spanx is now the youngest self-made woman on the Forbes rich list.<p>Since our first meeting last summer, I’ve …

Confidence, Excellence and Independence: Business Lessons From 4 Great Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great leaders often have great lessons to share. Their stories remind us -- in business especially -- that failure is not avoidable and that success in any endeavor is a choice.<p>While we cannot control all our circumstances, what we can …

Motivation

Complexity and the Ten-Thousand-Hour Rule

Forty years ago, in a paper in <i>American Scientist</i>, Herbert Simon and William Chase drew one of the most famous conclusions in the study of expertise:<p>There are no instant experts in chess—certainly no instant masters or grandmasters. There appears not to be on record any case (including Bobby …

With Two Simple Rules, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Tells How To Lead

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has been talking a lot about how to be an effective leader, often drawing as much upon his background as a standup comic as his executive and entrepreneurial experience.<p>Today, he summed up his thoughts in a brief 10-minute talk, “How to Lead,” at the TechCrunch Disrupt …

15 Inspiring Quotes From Nelson Mandela On Leadership, Change And Life

I just read a post here on Forbes from Glen Llopis about hope, and it inspired me to think about the human quality of hopefulness: what it is and why it’s important for us. I like this definition of hope from dictionary.com: <i>the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for</i> …

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …

Life’s Work: An Interview with Salman Khan

Photography: Jonathan Sprague<p>Salman Khan was working as a hedge fund analyst when he started using online tools to tutor his cousins in math. Nine years later, his nonprofit organization, Khan Academy, draws on the same approach to offer more than 5,000 free, web-based video lessons to millions of …

All Hail The Uber Man! How Sharp-Elbowed Salesman Travis Kalanick Became Silicon Valley's Newest Star

Shafqat Islam's phone was ringing. He rubbed his eyes and looked at the number on the screen. It said unknown, but he took the call anyway.<p>"Hi, this is Travis," a voice said. "I know Lukas Biewald, and he said you were the only guy he knew in Switzerland."<p>Islam, part of the tech team at Merrill …

Startups

China: Looming iPhone Price War To Boost Apple

Chinese media are buzzing with anticipation as dominant mobile carrier <b>China Mobile</b> (HKEx: 941; NYSE: CHL) prepares to finally offer the latest iPhones for its network next week, after becoming the last of the country’s 3 telcos to sign a deal with <b>Apple</b> (Nasdaq: AAPL). The move will almost certainly …