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40 Ways To Self-Promote Without Being A Jerk

Let’s be clear: You are most definitely not a jerk. This article is for people who are reluctant to blow their own horn. If the phrase “self-promotion” makes you cringe, read on.<p>The basic idea is pretty simple: Help others, and you will benefit, too. Some call this approach enlightened …

John Doe

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

Hall of Fame

5 Promises You Need to Make When Starting a Company

These vows will help entrepreneurs keep the startup spark and passion alive.<p>Newly funded, newly engaged, and thinking about the future, as the CEO of Laurel & Wolf, I've been contemplating ways to take the next steps in building a big company. I've spent a lot of time hearing stories and …

Startups

How This Startup Blew $13.5 Million and Ended in Bankruptcy

How not to spend your VC funding.<p>The on-demand economy recently lost another startup. Pre-made food delivery service SpoonRocket announced on March 15 that it is closing shop--in spite of having raised $13.5 million in funding.<p>The startup began with a mission of "sub-10 minute delivery of sub-$10 …

Bankruptcy

Target Launches On-Demand Grocery Delivery Pilot Program With Instacart

Target announced this morning it would begin testing an on-demand grocery delivery service, in partnership with Instacart, that will allow Target shoppers to order groceries, household items, baby products like diapers and formula, pet items, and more, for same-day delivery.<p>Initially, the service …

Minneapolis

In First for Sitting President, Obama Publishes a Scholarly Article

Call him scholar-in-chief<p>An author named “Barack Obama, JD” published an article on Monday in a scholarly journal. No prizes for guessing the topic: It’s an assessment of the Affordable Care Act as well as policy recommendations for the next president to improve the U.S. health care system.<p>The …

United States

Most successful schools across the globe are leveraging “dynamic learning” - a combination of four key ingredients - in order to prepare students to …

9 Business Ideas Under $1,000 You Can Run From Anywhere

Go ahead and pull out that swimsuit or leave the pajamas on, you can still be a successful entrepreneur without being tied to an office.

Entrepreneurship

I spent a weekend with dozens of top psychologists, and one thing I heard gave me an entirely new outlook on stress

I've spent the better part of my adulthood being anxious.<p>In general, if I'm thinking, I'm worrying. And so I grab eagerly onto any advice for calming down: Breathe deeply. Meditate. Put things in perspective.<p>I'm trying!<p>But perhaps the best solution to my anxiety that I've yet to come across wasn't …

Anxiety

How to Not Fight with Your Spouse When You Get Home from Work

My coaching clients have hard jobs with big responsibilities that generate lots of stress, and many of their spouses and partners have similarly demanding careers. And yet one of the most challenging experiences in their day doesn’t occur at work, but in the first 15 minutes after they arrive home …

University of Washington

Meet The Larry Page Of Ghana

Google became a colossus first by solving the biggest problem that vexed the early Web: inefficient search. The company’s killer app was a deceptively simple algorithm that scored sites based on how many others linked to it. Global ubiquity ensued.<p>Now, two decades later and half a world away, …

Larry Page

What happens when we all become our own bosses

The “sharing economy” has evoked two possible futures for what work will look like in the years to come: one dystopian, the other idealistic.<p>In the first, workers scurry among shopping trips, carpools, minor home repairs and menial errands so that the wealthy don’t have to. “Work” will mean piecing …

Uber

The State Of The Workplace In 2016

As the workplace continues to change, it’s important for us to take a step back and look at where we are today and where we are heading in the future. For the past two years Staples Business Advantage (the B2B division of Staples) has been conducting their annual Workplace Index which looks at what …

Human Resources

Change is good? Exchange is better |

Business Why dirty money is far too easy to hide<p>Business The business case against overtime<p>Business What should the future of capitalism look …

Economics

India's sharing economy paves way for budding entrepreneurs

MUMBAI // When Shubham Jain moved to Bangalore from Kolkata a couple of years ago to set up an office for his start-up, he felt alarmed by the money …

Economics

From Gig to Career: The Rise of the Sharing Economy [Infographic]

<b>Whether you’re a a seasoned freelancer or seeking freelance work for the first time, you’ve probably noticed how businesses such as Uber and Airbnb</b> …

Employment

How Hotels Are Luring Millennials in the Era of Airbnb

Since its founding in 2008, Airbnb has been cited as a huge disrupter in the hotel industry, heralded as the next big thing in travel as consumers …

Hotels

Online Learning Is Great, But Let's Not Lose The Human Touch

<i>How do you think MooCs like those offered from Coursera are impacting CS education? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Bill Poucher, CS Professor at Baylor University and Executive Director of</b> …

Education

Doing the Work Is Enough: Stop Letting Others Dictate Your Worth

By Ryan Holiday | Jun 28, 2016<p>Synopsis<p>“Ambition,” Marcus Aurelius reminded himself, “means tying your well-being to what other people say or do . . . …

Marcus Aurelius

Grit and Authenticity

By Scott Barry Kaufman | Jul 07, 2016<p>Synopsis<p>True grit may require a stable connection with one’s true self, an inner stability, to cope with a world …

Psychology

Here's how much New York City's Airbnb hosts actually earn in a year

New York City residents who choose to put their home up on Airbnb aren't exactly raking in the cash, but they're earning a nice chunk of extra change each year through the service.<p>That's according to new data out today from Airbnb, which tracked median earnings of Airbnb hosts from June 2015 to …

Airbnb

These Simple Hacks Will Make You Super Creative, According to Science

We can all learn to activate the creative side of our brain by doing these things.<p>Here's a riddle for you: A man has married 20 women in a small town. All of the women are still alive, and none of them is divorced. The man has broken no laws. Who is the man?<p>Most likely if you solved this one, it …

Science

Scientists create nanorods that harvest water from the air

After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn’t go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of …

Cool

5 keys to encouraging teacher innovation

Ed-tech leader Jennie Magiera shares strategies to help foster risk-taking in schools<p>Change is hard. How can you get reluctant teachers to embrace …

Innovation

This Is The World’s Quietest Room, Where You Can Even Hear The Sound Of The Blood Flowing In Your Body

Emerging As An Entrepreneur: My Journey So far

<b>This article was originally delivered as a presentation to the judging panel for the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year category in the Elevator</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Why the CEO of a $400 million e-commerce company wants UPS and FedEx 'out of business'

Jennifer Hyman, the CEO of ecommerce company Rent the Runway, thinks that FedEx and UPS need to be completely disrupted.<p>Her company lets users rent and return designer dresses instead of buying them. The site is valued around $400 million and was projected to book about $48 million in yearly …

E-commerce

Amazon drone trial gets US regulator approval

<b>The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Amazon's plans to begin testing drones for online deliveries.</b><p>The FAA said it had granted Amazon a certificate for people with pilot's licenses to test the unmanned aircraft.<p>The drones must be flown at 400 feet or below during daylight hours, …

Amazon