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Stop Implementing These Productive Workplace Tips to Die Early

Are you an entrepreneur who is working <b>hard</b> to convert your startup dream into reality?<p>Are you a work-from-home freelancer who is working <b>hard</b> to complete client's project?<p>Are you an employee who is working <b>hard</b> to boost your company's image in the market?<p>If you are working hard, it shows your …

SEO Has Evolved To Search 'Experience' Optimization

The last few years, search engines such as Google, Bing, and even Apple, have been upgrading their algorithms and machine learning processes to account for the end-user’s experience. But, since their algorithms are built upon the work completed by automated crawling bots (pieces of software that …

SEO

The amazing survival of the Baltic Muslims

<b>It may not be the kind of place you would expect to stumble upon a mosque, but Muslims have lived among the forests and lakes of Lithuania for more than 600 years - showing that tolerance reigned here in the Middle Ages, even when religious strife was rampant in other parts of Europe.</b><p>At first …

Islam

The future of motion in UX design

<b>Design is coming to life in ways never seen before.</b><p>That’s according to Kharis O’Connell, the CEO and founder of HUMAN, a Vancouver-based product and design studio focused on emerging platforms. Much of the company’s work is rooted in wearable technologies, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality …

This Sneaky Interview Technique Forces Job Candidates to Answer Honestly | Inc.com

<i>What are some questions that someone interviewing you about your career should ask you in order to get your very best stories and insights? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Paul Williams,</b> …

Employment

Find Innovation Where You Least Expect It

On the evening of April 14, 1912, the <i>RMS Titanic</i> collided with an iceberg in the north Atlantic and sunk two hours and 40 minutes later. Of its 2,200 passengers and crew, only 705 survived, plucked out of 16 lifeboats by the <i>Carpathia.</i> Imagine how many more might have lived if crew members had …

What a Year of Job Rejections Taught Me About Pitching Myself

After sending out hundreds of copies of my résumé to dozens of companies over the last year, I realized that I was getting nowhere because my approach was wrong.<p>I did everything I was taught to do: I created a list of the top 20 companies I wanted to work for, I customized my résumé for each …

Making Yourself Indispensable

Artwork: Vincent Fournier, Space Project: MDRS #04, Mars Society, 2008, U.S.A.<p>A manager we’ll call Tom was a midlevel sales executive at a Fortune 500 company. After a dozen or so years there, he was thriving—he made his numbers, he was well liked, he got consistently positive reviews. He applied …

3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

<i>Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR</i><p>I perused the restaurant menu for several minutes, struggling with indecision, each item tempting me in a different way.<p><i>Maybe I should order them all . . .</i><p>Is this a silly decision not deserving deliberation? Maybe. But I bet you’ve been there. If not about food, then …

A Free Option Turns Old Windows XP Laptops into Chromebooks | Inc.com

Microsoft has made an unprecedented offer in allowing users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year of its release. But older PCs that run Windows XP and Windows Vista are out of the loop. Those wanting to speed up their operation and beef up their security with a free …

Software

Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

Stress exists in every workplace, and all of us have probably tried a few trendy stress-management approaches. But rather than trying the latest fad, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from, so that you can create your own methods for dealing with it.<p>Stress …

You Don’t Need Charisma to Be an Inspiring Leader

Virtually every leader wishes they had the power to inspire people to change. That’s because every leader has experienced times when they have identified a change that had to be made, devised a great strategy for making it happen, but then struggled to get people moving in the new direction.<p>The …

Articles about archaeological renovation adds precious space tiny boston apartment on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, where space is tight and the cost of a home averages close to $1,000 per square foot,...<p>A husband-and-wife architect team transforms a 607-square-foot Manhattan apartment into an open and bright home for two graphic...<p>A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment …

Architecture

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

How to Give Tough Feedback That Helps People Grow

Over the years, I’ve asked hundreds of executive students what skills they believe are essential for leaders. “The ability to give tough feedback” comes up frequently. But what exactly is “tough feedback”? The phrase connotes bad news, like when you have to tell a team member that they’ve screwed …

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

This Crazy Simple (1 Second) Trick Makes You More Popular and Respected | Inc.com

I've read hundreds of "how to succeed" articles and books but the best advice I ever encountered came from the great Napoleon Hill: "Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another."<p>That's the general rule but …

Body Language

4 Major Personality Types and Ideal Careers for Each One [Infographic] | Inc.com

Everyone has different strengths, weaknesses, and traits that lend to their success in different areas.<p>Personally, I love the analytical, data-driven nature of my work. And, not to blow my own horn, but I'm pretty good at what I do!<p>But if you put me in another setting -- say, a daycare center, or a …

Career Development

Why Being Negative Might Be the Best Route to Success | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>All hail the miserable.<p>Praise be the naysayers, the doomsdayers, and the generally skeptical, pessimistic, despondent, despairing, and depressed.<p>You might end up being the winners.<p>This thoroughly …

Duggar Family

5 Characteristics of a Successful Sales Person | Inc.com

Everyone knows that great salespeople are outgoing, personable and obviously very expressive; sharply dressed, maybe a little flashy, and persistent. Right? Not exactly… Just like there is no perfect “leadership Profile“, I suggest that you steer clear of stereotypes to create the perfect sales …

Selling

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I'm not a big fan of integrating work into your life if it compromises your life. That's why relationships go south, why kids get the shaft and feel isolated, why there is so much stress and digital overload in every corner of our existence. Forget checking your email constantly or looking for …

Productivity

A 7-Step Tutorial on Sales Messages | Inc.com

I’ve posted multiple times about sales messages, sales emails, email marketing and similar topics. This post turns the information in those posts (along with some explanatory video content) into a step-by-step tutorial. I hope you’ll find it useful.<p>1. What is a sales message?<p>A sales message …

Marketing

Selective mutism: 'I have a phobia of talking'

<b>Selective mutism - best described as a "phobia of talking" - is an anxiety disorder that affects thousands of children. But adults with the condition remain largely forgotten. What is it like for them?</b><p>"I could talk all my life to my nan, but when she had a stroke I was so anxious I stopped being …

Mental Health

6 Steps for Developing Sales Opportunities | Inc.com

Companies expend a huge amount of money and effort to identify and qualify sales leads and nurture them to the point where they're ready to have conversations with a real, live salesperson.<p>Salespeople similarly expend a huge amount of thought and energy on closing deals that turn those sales leads …

Employment

How to Build a Meaningful Career

Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career but how do you actually do that? What practical steps can you take today or this month to make sure you’re not just toiling away at your desk but you’re doing something you genuinely care about?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Unfortunately, most of …

How to Know If You Talk Too Much

You may have heard the saying, “When you’re in love, smoke gets in your eyes.” Well when you’re talking, smoke gets in your eyes <i>and</i> ears. Once you’re on a roll, it’s very easy to not notice that you’ve worn out your welcome. You may not even realize that the other person is politely trying to get a …

Break These 4 Resume Rules to Land a Job

Ditch the traditional resume.<p>America is back, baby!<p>With more and more U.S. cities raising their minimum wages, job applicants are more excited about …

7 Cheap Marketing Tactics That Drove $100k in Sales in Six Months | Inc.com

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post titled, "How I built a $100k jerky business in 6 Months for Less Than $100". I was extremely delighted to receive a flurry of people reaching out in response.<p>Most of the messages I received were from those who had questions, or wanted to let me know of a good jerky …

Marketing

What to Do If You Feel Stuck in the Wrong Career

If you’re midway through your career and feeling stuck, you are not alone. Maybe work doesn’t feel meaningful anymore, or your industry has drastically evolved, or your values and interests have changed. No matter what, your 40-something self is a very different person from the 20-something you …

To Increase Sales, Take Massive Action! | Inc.com

I had a fantastic call today with a business that was struggling with its sales process. Stop me if this story sounds familiar. They had hired several sales people with the hopes that a new sales person would save their bacon only to find out that the sales people they hired didn't produce the …

Business Strategy