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50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

How to Bounce Back After Hitting Rock Bottom In Your Career, According to Walt Disney and Steve Jobs

These three lessons from those who have been there can show you the best way out.<p>Like most people, I relish the feel-good stories of successful people who overcame setbacks to make it to the top. But what about when you have a complete career breakdown? I mean a time when you hit rock bottom and …

Motivation

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Management

Former Google Recruiter: This Is How To Improve Your Interviews

You expect candidates to be prepared, but it’s a two-way street. Here are six ways companies can improve their interview process.<p>I worked in recruitment at Google for six years, and like all companies we wanted the best talent. We believed that we were only as good as our next hire. But we also …

Employment

5 Common Career Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Future

Sometimes it’s believing what others say about you, and sometimes it believing the story you tell yourself.<p>If you’re not as far along as you’d like to be in your career, you’re not alone. Eighty-five percent of Americans hate their jobs, according to Gallup. A lot of people blame their boss, and …

Self-improvement

Effective Management Requires Good Metrics. Here Are 11 Types You Need to Know

To properly manage a business you need to know what's happening. These 11 types of metrics that will give you the insight and awareness you need.<p>They say you can't manage what you can't measure. Quantifying your business allows you to see patterns, set targets, and measure progress. However, many …

Analytics

Changing Careers? Here’s Exactly What To Put On Your Resume

And what to leave off…<p>It’s not that hard to update your resume when you’re applying for the next role up the ladder in your field. You’re an associate operations manager trying to become a senior operations manager? Just show how what you’ve already done qualifies you to do similar things at a …

Employment

Here's What to Wear to Every Event This Spring

For Easter. And for everything else.<p>Dressing for springtime friends-and-family gatherings often presents more pressure than it needs to. You want to look nice, but don't need to be in full formalwear. Still, your relatives would be very happy to see you in a collared shirt. Here's how to dress for …

Men's Fashion

These Psychologists May Have Cracked the Code to Motivating Employees (and Retaining Them)

Spoiler: it's not about money<p>Did you know 66% of millennials plan to leave their current employer by 2020? Or that 72% of CEOs are worried about their ability to attract and retain talent with the right skills? These are just a few of the startling statistics facing today's small business owners, …

Employee Engagement

6 Easy Tips to Up Your LinkedIn Game | Inc.com

Before starting my public relations and communications business, I focused more on my LinkedIn page than ever before in my 20-year career.<p>Sure, my profile was always up to date, but I didn't make the best use of it. My summary story read like a resume, which was then repeated in my experience …

Employment

These Are The Answers To Your Most Burning Job Search Questions

From how to follow up with recruiters to getting through applicant tracking systems, here are some common questions that arise during job hunts.<p>Looking for a job is complex. At each step you take–writing a resume, drafting a cover letter, networking, interviewing, negotiating your salary, and …

Employment

Four Smart Ways To Dodge Dumb Job Interview Questions

Just because you are on the other side of the table doesn’t mean you can’t steer the conversation.<p>You’re about five minutes into your chat with a recruiter or hiring manager, and you immediately realize that it’s going to be tough to show what you’ve got. The first few questions they’ve tossed out …

Employment

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward …

Sociology

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

Afraid Your New Boss Will Overwork You? Ask This 1 Question in the Interview to Find Out | Inc.com

While it's very important to prepare for an interview so you can sound confident and clear in your answers, one part of interview preparation that's often overlooked is what questions the job seeker should ask the hiring manager.<p>I coach my clients to ask eight questions in the interview that can …

Employment

This Is The Scientific Way To Win Any Argument (And Not Make Enemies)

It’s not about the specific points you make, it’s all about how you position them.<p>You’re in the middle of a heated discussion–or fine, let’s just call it an argument–and the person whom you’re trying convince seems unable or unwilling to grasp your point of view. What should you do?<p>For starters, …

Same-sex Marriage

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation) | Inc.com

While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).<p>Oddly enough, …

Employment

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Blockchain

Burberry, Spotify, Heinz, Gillette and more: top creatives share their favourite work from 2017

If you're following us on Instagram you should already be very familiar with our Advent Calendar.<p>Taking over our feed from 1 December, our Advent …

Advertising

How the Yankees Cap Became a Cultural Icon

Until 1996, the Yankees cap had only been navy blue and white. Then Spike Lee changed everything.<p>It's odd to think that there was a time when the Yankees baseball cap was, well, just a baseball cap, just another part of the New York Yankees uniform. It was functional. It shielded players' eyes from …

Baseball

The 50 Companies Creatives Would Kill to Work for Full-Time

Creative networking site Working Not Working's fourth annual list of Companies Creatives Would Kill to Work for Full Time is out, and the lineup once …

The Incredibly Simple Way To Tell If You’re Being Manipulative

A tech CEO discovers that it all comes down to how you answer one simple question.<p>I’m staring at my iPhone. I know I need to call him back, but I’m not sure what to say. I’ve had two great chats with a candidate for my company’s VP of sales, and I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. …

Leadership

5 Mind-Bending Experiments That Show Where Creativity Is Headed Next

Researchers showed off new tools to augment human creativity at Siggraph, the year’s biggest computer graphics conference.<p>Every year, the Association for Computing Machinery hosts a conference called Siggraph where artists, researchers, designers, and developers show off their work on computer …

Machine Learning

A Guide to the 10 Next Hot Jobs in Digital Marketing, and for Several Years to Come

Time to polish that résumé, marketers. The business is shifting amid rapid change, and jobs that were considered experimental a few years ago are now …

Machine Learning

Five Ways To Reinvent Your Job When You Can’t Change Your Job Title

Forget what your business card says. Don’t settle for being the one who keeps the trains running on time.<p>Maybe you didn’t successfully negotiate that promotion (maybe you didn’t even try). But while it’s true that how far your career advances—and how quickly—is largely up to your boss, you might …

Leadership

Is Instagram the New LinkedIn for Young Workers?

The job search has gone almost completely digital and increasingly social. In fact, a good portion of job seekers use Facebook and Twitter to …

Employment

The Only Five Recruiter Emails Your Job Search Will Ever Need

Whether it’s the job or your dreams or you’re just keeping an eye out.<p>Getting approached about a job opening can feel super flattering (and it’s a sure sign that you’re doing something right!), but depending on where you are in your career, figuring out how to respond can be a bit of a headache.<p>You …

Employment

58 Mind-Blowing Digital Marketing Stats You Need to Know

While there are several forms of traditional marketing including print, radio, and television, statistics show that digital marketing is taking over …

Marketing

Nike Inc.'s Manufacturing Innovation -- What to Watch in 2017

<b>Nike</b> (NYSE: NKE) management spent some time in the most recent earnings call talking about how the company is focused on revolutionizing manufacturing, both in terms of product materials and how those products are made.Here's what we know so far about Nike's focus on manufacturing innovation, and …

12 Really Intriguing Digital Marketing Stats From This Week

It's been a white-hot week so far for digital marketing statistics. We've seen numbers roll in about Reddit viewers, digital-media growth, bad ads, …

Digital Marketing