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Great Performers Make Their Personal Lives a Priority

Common wisdom holds that to enhance well-being and reduce conflict and stress, you’ve got to ease up on work. Conversely, to have a significant impact on the world and be successful by prevailing societal standards, you’ve got to put work above pretty much everything else in your life.<p>This is …

A Checklist for More Persuasive Presentations

We all know the basics of good presentation skills: don’t read from a script; don’t overwhelm your audience with verbose slides; and the like. But for a particular kind of high-stakes presentation — one in which you’re trying to get buy-in from key decision-makers — those basics aren’t enough.<p>To …

Public Speaking

Research: Industrial Espionage Is More Effective Than R&D

Tim Bradford<p><b>The research:</b> Erik Meyersson, an assistant professor at Stockholm School of Economics, teamed up with Albrecht Glitz, an associate professor at Pompeu Fabra University, to study the archives of the East German Ministry for State Security (known as the Stasi). The two researchers …

Secret to Success: Aim High, Start Small, and Keep Going

Big success is often just an accumulation of small successes.<p>I was interviewed on a radio show, and I was asked what one piece of advice would I give to people who were starting a new business, or who were looking to improve their performance and results.<p>As I thought about it, I wondered whether I …

Are You a Decision Procrastinator? Here's How to Change That.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most crucial roles you as an entrepreneur play is that of decision-maker; as the founder and leader of an organization, you have the power to make final decisions at all levels, whether you're hiring that new intern or changing …

Management

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus On This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and …

Wall Street

This father has been trying to cure his kids' diabetes with stem cells for 15 years

"I remember at night, my wife and I pricking his heel, and saying 'No, this can't be, this can't be,'" he says. "It felt like we had lost the lottery."<p>Later, his daughter would receive the same diagnosis. By then, Melton had already dropped what he was doing—studying frog eggs at Harvard—and …

Diabetes

How To Negotiate Your Starting Salary

It’s exciting to get a job offer, but there can be some anxiety associated with that event, too. You hope that your discussions with a recruiter, an HR person or your hiring manager have made it clear to everyone on the employer side of the desk that you have certain salary requirements that must …

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

Need to give a great presentation? Here are 10 tips from a marvelous TED talk on--what else?--communication.<p>Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be …

How Big Data And Analytics Are Transforming Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is a field where Big Data and analytics have obvious applications. Until recently, however, businesses have been less quick to implement big data analytics in supply chain management than in other areas of operation such as marketing or manufacturing.<p>Of course supply chains …

Big Data

Financial Planning Services & Resources

Here at LearnVest, we're all about progress, not perfection.<br>And we're a work in progress, too. We’re working on taking our content to the next level, …

11 Signs That Insecurity Is Ruining Your Life + How To Change The Pattern

Do you sometimes just hate yourself? Are you uncomfortable in your own body and unhappy with how you interact with the world around you? A lack of …

Happiness

6 career moves that are worth more than an MBA

If that's you, don't bother reading this post.<p>For everyone else, you may be considering an MBA program as a way to increase your business acumen, enhance your personal brand, and make yourself more competitive.<p>If that's the case, there may be some cheaper and better alternatives.<p>Let's run some …

Selling

16 business books that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Sure, 300 pages about entrepreneurship, money, leadership, management, or success can be tough to get through. But the very best business books can change your life.<p>These are the books that offer valuable insights, inspire you, and give you new perspectives. They influence your life and career, and …

Self-improvement

7 difficult lessons millennials must learn the hard way

Looking around at many of my peers, I realize my unique position. Somehow, I have found myself in front of a podium. What I write and say is not just "my writing" anymore; it is a representation of others like me--similar in age, career, pursuit, etc. We are Millennials. Compared to the world's …

Motivation

You Probably Shouldn't Be Dating Them

Your relationship is probably doomed.<p>I'm sorry, but it's true. I'm just playing the percentages.<p>Half of all marriages will fall apart. It's highly discouraging but it has been true for so long that unless a critical mass of people in the future take to heart some of the ideas here, there's every …

Texas A&M Statistician Applies Bayesian Expertise to Big Data Genomics and Cancer

COLLEGE STATION --<p>Texas A&M University statistician Bani K. Mallick has spent the past two decades using Bayesian statistics to develop more …

9 Hot Big Data And Analytics Startups To Watch

Hadoop recently celebrated its 10th birthday, advanced analytics have become even more sophisticated, and a plethora of startups have arisen to help …

Business Technology

The 'quitter's mindset' could be the secret to success

She looked out the window, and back down to her desk where a full-time offer letter from Lola sat, awaiting her reply.<p>It didn't matter that she'd only finished her first year. Or that most people she asked said it was a mistake.<p>She knew it was time to make a change, and she did.<p>Chisa made the …

Self-improvement

How to Bet on VR in 2016

When it comes to the virtual reality industry today, the way people are looking at VR is very natural, but also very wrong. While we all incessantly …

What Every 20-Something Gets Wrong About Success

<i>The MPW Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …

Feeling Stuck in Life? 10 Powerful Ways to Free Yourself

Are you feeling stuck in life? Many people do. Sometimes it feels as if we simply cannot move on with our life. As if there was something that kept …

Motivation

12 Ways to Turn Your Crippling Stress into Happiness

<b>“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ~Roy Bennett</b><p>You are a slave to …

Self-help

11 Bad Habits of the Least Effective People

If you aren't learning the latest technologies, getting qualifications, or learning new tricks, the ambitious will rush ahead.<p><i>In the context of careers, how do people get in their own way? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people</i> …

Everything You Need to Know About Hair Removal If You Have Dark Skin

We know—before reading this, you had no idea how to remove the hair from your body, right? (We kid). But when it comes to dark hair and skin, it's not as easy as picking up some hair bleach or an at-home laser tool and going to town. "Darker skin is more susceptible to discoloration, burning, and …

Mastering Love and Relationships - Part 1: Prepare Yourself

<b>In Short:</b><p>"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."<p>Alexander Graham Bell<p>Any experienced practitioner of mindfulness will tell you the importance of first preparing yourself to sit for a meditation. Without preparation, your practice will feel much more difficult than it needs to …

Relationships

42 simple things that will help you discover your calling in life

"Sensations such as twinges, uneasiness, and tension are indicators that you may not be thinking, acting, or behaving in alignment with your authentic self, which is the source of all passion. When you sense constriction or discomfort stop and ask, "Why?" Let your intuition speak and decipher what …

Self-improvement