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Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations Into Great Ones

The best CEO presenters follow one rule that made Steve Jobs a master showman.<p>Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully …

Public Speaking

Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

Step into any college lecture hall and you are likely to find a sea of students typing away at open, glowing laptops as the professor speaks. But you won’t see that when I’m teaching.<p>Though I make a few exceptions, I generally ban electronics, including laptops, in my classes and research …

Teaching

The 15-minute weekly habit that eased my work anxiety and made my boss trust me more

I once had a boss who would send me a series of two-word emails throughout the day, each one bearing the same message: “Call me.” Each time I received one of these emails, the hairs on the back of my neck would stiffen and my stomach would churn violently. This reaction made no sense—I was reliable …

Time I

Garadget faces backlash after locking out irate user

<b>The maker of an internet-enabled garage door device is facing a backlash after blocking its use by a customer who had complained about the tech.</b><p>The owner had written negative comments about Garadget's kit on both Amazon and the start-up's own site after having problems with its app.<p>People have …

Nine attributes of highly effective collaborators

Collaboration. It’s not just a buzzword or a trend, it’s a way of working that is becoming more essential every day. But how do you master the skill …

Why paper is the real 'killer app'

With apps taking over our lives, there’s a movement afoot as people yearn for simpler, technology-free times.<p>Every January, Angela Ceberano sets goals for the 12 months ahead. And on Sunday nights, she plans and organises the coming week.<p>Sometimes, I just want to get rid of all the technology and …

The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen

Don’t worry, digital doppelgangers won't replace real actors any time soon

Because somebody still has to do Good Morning America<p><i>Rogue One</i>’s most unexpected casting decision was perhaps the ILM special effects technology that allowed actor Peter Cushing to reprise his role as Grand Moff Tarkin more than twenty years after his death. So far, the response to the gimmick has …

The Last Word: Carrie Fisher on LSD, Death and Sex With Han Solo

In the four decades since <i>Star Wars</i> premiered, Carrie Fisher has written two memoirs, a semi-autobiographical novel and starred in a one-woman play …

Mind

13 things mentally strong people don't do

In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," Amy Morin writes that developing mental strength is a "three-pronged approach." It's about controlling your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.<p>Following are 13 things that mentally strong people do not do, Morin says.<p><i>This is an update of an</i> …

Self-help

15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity

From decluttering your desk to letting yourself complain, these 15 easy behavior changes can change how much you accomplish each day.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t …

Productivity

8 Things Smart People Never Reveal About Themselves At Work

At work, sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the moment can …

Emotional Intelligence

How to End Internal Emails and Communicate Effectively in a Remote Team

<i>This chapter was contributed by Automattic Happiness Engineer Jeremey DuVall</i><p>"Communication is oxygen."<p>That portion of the Automattic creed has stuck …

Sitting Up: A Brief History of Chairs

By Witold Rybczynski August 23, 2016<p>Arts & Culture<p><i>A brief history of chairs.</i><p>Still from <i>Lawrence of Arabia</i>.<p>There is a pivotal early scene in David Lean’s film <i>Lawrence of Arabia</i> in which T. E. Lawrence and his superior, Colonel Brighton, visit the desert encampment of Prince Faisal, a leader of the …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like A Charm

The “Ivy Lee Method” is stupidly simple, and that’s partly why it’s so effective.<p>By 1918, Charles M. Schwab was one of the richest men in the world.<p>Schwab (oddly enough, no relation to Charles R. Schwab, founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation) was the president of the Bethlehem Steel …

Time Management

Lonnie Johnson: The father of the Super Soaker

<b>Lonnie Johnson was brought up in Mobile, Alabama in the 1960s, when black children were not expected to go far, but such was his talent for engineering that he worked for Nasa, and helped test the first stealth bomber. But as he explains here, the invention that made his fortune was a water pistol</b> …

The Domino Effect

Human behaviors are often tied to one another.<p>For example, consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Lee Dukes. For two and a half decades during her adult life, starting when she left for college and extending into her 40s, Dukes never made her bed except for when her mother or guests dropped by …

The hidden base that could have ended the world

In the 1970s and 80s, crews sat at constant readiness in nuclear missile silos buried in the Arizona desert. What would have happened if they had got the order to launch?<p>Yvonne Morris had three minutes to get to work at the start of her shift. Any longer between phoning through her secret code at …

The Eisenhower Matrix Productivity Tool – As A Trello Board

The post The Eisenhower Matrix Productivity Tool – As A Trello Board appeared first on Trello Blog.You’ve got a lot on your plate. In addition to …

Dr Heimlich saves choking woman with manoeuvre he invented

<b>The 96-year-old American inventor of the Heimlich manoeuvre has used the technique himself to save a choking woman at his retirement home.</b><p>Dr Henry Heimlich said he had demonstrated the technique many times but never used it in an emergency.<p>His action dislodged a piece of meat with a bone in it from …

This ‘augmented reality’ film is incredible… and terrifying

Watch a vision of the near-future that depicts a super-charged, claustrophobic world just around the corner.<p>Watch the video below, and it’s difficult not to feel overwhelmed within seconds.<p>Called Hyper-Reality, this six-minute film depicts a person living in Medellin, Colombia, doing everyday …

How To Be Persuasive: 7 New Secrets From Hostage Negotiation

We all have to have difficult conversations. And they’d be easier if you knew how to be persuasive. Whether it’s dealing with family members, buying …

Self-help

The Queen wins £50 Tesco voucher at Royal Windsor Horse Show

<b>The Queen has won a Tesco voucher after her horse was victorious at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.</b><p>The annual show in the grounds of Windsor Castle saw Barber's Shop win the RoR Tattersalls Thoroughbred Ridden Show Horse Championship on Thursday.<p>The monarch appeared delighted as she was handed the …

The Ultimate Guide To Organizing Your Workspace For Maximum Productivity

The key to being more productive is literally right in front of you. Look around: is your desk conducive to reaching productivity zen? A lot of …

The two word games that trick almost everyone

Playing two classic schoolyard games can help us understand everything from sexism to the power of advertising.<p>There’s a word game we used to play at my school, or a sort of trick, and it works like this. You tell someone they have to answer some questions as quickly as possible, and then you rush …

Can we banish the phantom traffic jam?

Intelligent cars will be able to head off congestion problems before they happen.<p>A traffic jam, by definition, is caused by <i>all</i> of us. The root cause may be an accident, or construction, or the crush of mid-sized SUVs leaving a Billy Joel concert, but if you’re part of the traffic flow, you’re part …

7 Leadership Lessons From the Coach Who Mentored Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos

Bill Campbell dies at 75, leaving Silicon Valley's top leaders without their most trusted adviser.<p>Most Silicon Valley titans are familiar figures. They make commencement speeches that rack up millions of views on YouTube, get profiled by business websites such as this one, and have irreverent …

Silicon Valley

What I learned from ‘the most boring man in Britain’

The psychologist Sandi Mann recently interviewed Peter Willis to understand why he aims to photograph Britain’s 150,000 postboxes. As she explains in this extract from her new book on boredom, his insights were far from tedious.<p>Would you identify yourself as a nerd, a geek, or an 'anorak'? We have …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.