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7 Signs You're In Over Your Head

It's surprisingly common, and not just among new managers and entrepreneurs, either. I've seen it with CEOs and executives of companies big and small, public and private. No kidding.<p>There are all sorts of reasons why, from inexperience and incompetence to lack of accountability and poor training. …

8 Factors That Affect Your Decision-Making

Making decisions is something we do every day, so I wanted to find out more about how this process works and what affects the choices we make. It turns out, there are some really interesting ways our decisions are affected that I never would have guessed. Luckily, we can take action to improve most …

All Successful Entrepreneurs Have This Quality

What makes an entrepreneur successful?<p>Some people believe it's the ability to innovate. However, many startups are refinements of existing business models or improvements on how everyday products and services are delivered. Being innovative helps, but it's not the deciding factor.<p>How about access …

Soledad O'Brien's 4 Tips On Being A Great Public Speaker

As an award-winning journalist, she's drilled political leaders and covered hard-hitting subjects like racism in her CNN series "Black in America".<p>On Thursday, O'Brien gave advice to young professionals during an "Office Hours" session with Levo League, a professional network for Gen Y women.<p>Here's …

'70pc' price falls in Spain draw in British buyers

More wary than before the crisis, Britons are nevertheless once again actively buying property on the Continent and elsewhere.<p>For sale: a large, luxury, seafront villa with four bedrooms, a boathouse and uninterrupted views of the fabled Mar Menor in south-east Spain. Two airports within 45 …

Management Has To Change In An Increasingly Complex World

Back in the 15th Century, Leonardo da Vinci, the great genius of the Middle Ages, said that "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Most modern managers would agree. Every good operation works hard to streamline its processes down to the barest essentials.<p>However, the world is a complex place …

16 Brain Foods You Should Eat To Boost Productivity

With the right ingredients, you can boost brain power by as much as 20%, according to the World Health Organization.<p>"Food is like a pharmaceutical compound that affects the brain," Fernando Gómez-Pinilla, a UCLA professor of neurosurgery and physiological science, says in his research about brain …

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In One Of His Most Revealing Quotes, Tim Cook Explains His Strategy For Running Apple

Tim Cook gave one of his most revealing quotes to date about how he's running Apple in an interview at Duke's Fuqua School of Business.<p>Cook got his MBA at Duke 25 years ago. He was on campus for a reunion and did a one hour interview with Fuqua's Dean.<p>Duke posted a clip from the interview to …

Make The Decisions That Will Define You

Always go with the hard choice.<p>Here's why:<p><b>Effort creates its own reward.</b><p>Hard work - especially incredibly hard work - rarely pays off in the short term. But without incredible effort there is almost never an incredible payoff.<p>The hard choice usually requires the most effort and the greatest …

14 US Industries That Will Boom In The Next Decade

The fastest-growing industries — according to a 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics report— include ones tied to the aging population, like home health care services and offices of health care practitioners.<p>High tech industries are also doing well, and there's even a steady comeback happening in …

7 Ways To Give A Better Presentation

<b>1. Make it vivid.</b><p>Rather than abstract concepts ("reduces costs," "increases productivity") use concrete, real-life examples that carry emotional heft with the audience ("saved ABC $1 million," "prevented XYZ from going bankrupt.")<p><b>2. Put your heart into it.</b><p>If you don't really believe in yourself, …

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More Americans Are Becoming Entrepreneurs Than Ever Before

• More Americans are becoming entrepreneurs than ever, and they're increasingly optimistic, according to a study by Babson and Baruch colleges.<br>• The Small Business Administration (SBA) has started a program designed to boost lending to veterans.<br>• How Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman made it through one of the …

Why Do Anything?

I don't want to do anything. Everyone says things like:<p>"I'm feeling stuck" Or, "I wish I knew what my purpose was" OR "I have lot's of ideas, what do I do next?"<p>Do nothing.<p>Why do you have to do anything?<p>I was at a conference this past week. I was very intimidated by the other attendees. At least …

10 Entrepreneurship Lessons Colleges Fail To Teach Students

College is a step toward adulthood for many, but the transition from bachelor's degree to entrepreneur can feel a bit jarring. Keeping your chin up, a stiff upper-lip and other empty clichés everyone says to you can't really prepare you for one really important truth: There isn't a curriculum for …