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These 3 Personality Traits Affect What You Earn — but Only After Age 40

We often hear about the power of personality, and how some traits are beneficial for our careers while others are more harmful. For example, we know that being more conscientious (hard-working, driven, reliable, and organized) is associated with better job performance, and that being nice (more …

Psychology

Let’s destroy Bitcoin - MIT Technology Review

In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto served the world an entirely new kind of currency. It was one that people could move over the internet instantaneously and …

Bitcoin

Five Lessons From A Bad Boss

Another day, another struggle convincing yourself to pull it together, show up for work and do everything you can to avoid the fallout from your toxic boss. There’s not much relief at the end of the day either since you can’t help but dissect every sniping remark or condescending sigh. And you just …

12 Hard Things You Need to Hear About Your Attitude

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the mind is your ultimate battleground. It’s the space where the greatest and fiercest conflict resides. …

Self-help

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

Five Solutions to Controlling Healthcare’s Cost Problem

For too long, U.S. hospitals have focused on increasing revenue, volume, and growth. At the same time, the healthcare system has wasted hundreds of …

Health Care

Overview of Health Care Financing - Fundamentals - MSD Manual Consumer Version

In the United States, health care providers (such as doctors and hospitals) are paid by the following:<p>In addition, the government directly provides …

Health Care

Controlling IT Costs; Enterprise Architecture (EA) strategy, a shared lexicon, and enforced change

To control Information Technology (IT) costs we think about and act within the enterprise as a whole, in part because we sell enterprise and …

Management

How to Ask Great Questions

Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an …

Psychology

You'll Need 6 SuImportant Skills to Succeed as a Leader in the Age of Machines, Says Research

This new study produced as a collaboration between DDI, The Conference Board, and EY, clues us in to what's keeping executives up at night.<p>If you've ever wondered what truly worries today's C-level executives, look no further than the Global Leadership Forecast 2018, a massive study produced as a …

Innovation

How to Tell If You Should Replace Yourself as CEO

Founders often become CEOs--but it's not always the best path for your startup.<p>Too often, I speak with founder-CEOs who have fallen out of love with their business, or whose business has fallen out of love with them. Yet, they continue to be CEO.<p>Why? Because it's hard to look inward.<p>As CEO, it's …

Outsourcing

With a New Apology, Starbucks's CEO Just Taught an Important Lesson in Leadership

Firing the employees involved probably wouldn't help things at Starbucks. Hopefully, this will<p>Many are criticizing Starbucks for the way it handled a recent incident in which two African American men ended up getting arrested at a Philadelphia store.<p>The story, according to <i>The New York Times</i>:<p>Two …

Leadership

How to bring mindfulness to your career

A thousand years ago, there was a cobbler who hated his work, but could not escape it. One day, heartsick, he met a monk, who suggested that he practice his craft as a meditation—by reframing the attention, intention, and emotion with which he approached his work. He followed the monk’s advice. …

Mindfulness

8 Signs a Contractor Will Be the Right Move for Your Business

Deciding to outsource certain functions can be a great choice for your small business -- as long as you choose the right contractor.<p>Hiring an outside contractor can be a great solution when your startup requires specific skills or needs short-term, specialized help. That's especially true when …

Home Improvement

Need Some Entrepreneurial Inspiration? Check Out These 4 Badass Innovators Over 60

Who says energy and creativity are reserved for the young?<p>Think innovation is only for the young? Sometimes, we mistakenly think that only younger entrepreneurs will have the energy, drive, and originality to start new businesses. The younger, creative person is seen as someone with "fresh eyes" …

Innovation

How to use Excel's Data Model to turn related data into meaningful information

Excel's Data Model feature allows you to build relationships between data sets for easier reporting. Here's how to use it to make data analysis …

Databases

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You Should Stop Using These Phrases Now

Your words have the power to either inspire or discourage your employees<p>When you're a manager, your employees are constantly watching to see how you behave and what you say. As a result, it's important to be intentional about your choice of words in any setting.<p>As the boss, there are certain things …

Leadership

Most New CEOs Are Overwhelmed, Say Job Is Harder Than Expected

New chief executives, particularly those who are promoted from within, say they feel overwhelmed and unprepared -- especially since they’re …

CEOs

Develop These 3 Leadership Skills Before You Really Need To Use Them

Whether you spend it coding, sharpening your design skills, or getting an MBA, the start of your career is a crucial time to develop “hard” …

Leadership

So You Want to Be a Mentor

There was plenty I was ready to leave behind when I left my job as an elementary school teacher last June: the 70-hour work week, the low pay, the …

Mentoring

How I Learned to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

<b>“Sometimes I think I need a spare heart to feel all the things I feel.” ~Sanober Khan</b><p>I felt her agony and loneliness as if it were my own. Even as I …

Emotional Intelligence

Focus on Your Positive Thoughts and They Will Grow

Unfortunately, there’s a lot of negativity in the world. If we’re not careful, our thoughts can easily become fixated on everything that’s going …

Happiness

Cambridge Analytica used powerful algorithms to trawl through Facebook user data, here’s how they worked

Facebook is under fire after admitting a political data firm improperly received access to profile data from tens of millions of users – and used it to try to sway voting habits. That firm, Cambridge Analytica, allegedly creates psychological profiles of voters and uses them to deliver highly …

Cambridge Analytica

10 Deep Questions That Could Help You Live Your Best Life

Checking in with yourself regularly is a great way to stay in tune, practice self-care and ensure that you’re living your best life. As an added bonus, being happy and healthy will give you the awesome energy you need to care for the people you love while crushing your professional goals. Read on …

Happiness

Want to Avoid Hiring People You Can't Trust Later? Ask These 5 Powerful Interview Questions

Warren Buffett famously said that you should interview for intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don't have the last one, don't bother.<p>Are you a hiring manager or a person who conducts interviews as part of your job? Well, if you're not employing the science of behavioral interviewing in …

Ethics

A Life Coach's Step-By-Step Guide To Quitting The Thing You Hate & Creating The Life Of Your Dreams

While January 1 may be a popular time to wipe the slate clean and start fresh, there's something about the blossoms of spring that evokes a sense of …

Motivation

What is the math behind elliptic curve cryptography?

Introduction<p>When someone sends bitcoin to you, they send the bitcoin to your address. If you want to spend any of the bitcoin that is sent to your …

Mathematics

How To Tame Your Anxious Mind

Our humanness dictates our varied perceptions, evaluations, judgments, and expectations. These develop over time based on our physiology, history, …

Mindfulness

What Steve Jobs, Venus Williams, and the Dalai Lama Have to Say About Focus (Hint: It's Really Important)

Is your mind wandering off again? This will inspire you to find your focus again and get going.<p>Anytime is a good time to spring into action. But making the decision to get work done, start that project, or pursue that dream is only half the battle. You will need a deep reserve of commitment and …

Motivation

Clean Up Corrosive Interpersonal Dynamics on Your Team with This System

“The consequences of not identifying and addressing conflicts and corrosive team dynamics are always dire,” says <b>Laura Gates</b>, whose work as an …

Leadership