Use the "scales of influence" model to persuade people to do what you want--while thinking that it's their idea. Contrary to popular opinion, human beings don't resist change. We all, however, resist changed.
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Growth in Africa has outpaced most emerging markets in recent years, but that's changing fast as a slew of problems beset its leading economies. Cheap oil, political uncertainty and weak banks are all
Being an entrepreneur is tough work. You know you are building something incredible -- but unless people know about your product, they won't buy it. This challenge becomes even tougher when you are building
FERIDUN AKGÜNGÖR For our family, it’s the homecoming routine. I pull up to the house and my son flies out of the car to inspect the box or two on our front stairs. Santa only delivers once a year, but
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The influential Anglo-German poet, critic and translator on how he came to be depicted as a lit‑crit Johnny Fartpants The savagery with which Michael Hofmann can wield a hatchet has earned him unlikely
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Overlapping lunar eclipse and supermoon have some religious leaders warning of a major turning point on Earth, though the details vary On Sunday, millions of people around the world will enjoy the sight
Foreign ministers from around the world didn't strike a deal over the Ukraine crisis Wednesday, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said they agreed on one key thing: They'd rather talk than fight.
In Ukraine, the president may face his toughest foreign policy test yet. Is he up to the task? As Vladimir Putin’s troops seize control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, President Obama is facing what some
You and I face problems. Sometimes we know what to do. Most times we don’t and need input from others. But to maximize this input to produce real-world results it takes a new skill not taught in most schools.
There has been a lot of talk in the early months of 2014 about how influence marketing is going to make the leap into the mainstream this year. Given the state of content shock that consumers are in, idea
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