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When Someone Great Is Gone: Songs About Death

Music can help in all kinds of situations, can soothe all kinds of pain. And even though what you’re going through seems so insurmountable and it …

Ben Folds

10 books '4-Hour Work Week' author Tim Ferriss thinks everyone should read

Tim Ferriss, the productivity expert, author and inspirational speaker, is an avid reader, and has highlighted many books on his show and through his blog, seeking to share some of the same wisdom that inspires him.<p>From self-help to science fiction, there is something for everyone, and these 10 …

Self-improvement

3 Rules for Becoming an Operationally Excellent Leader | Inc.com

Imagine you have a brilliant friend. He's always full of great ideas. Unfortunately, this friend rarely brushes his teeth, never flosses, and showers only occasionally. So when he tries to implement his ideas, he struggles: Who would ever listen to someone so disheveled and gross? Your friend's …

Management

7 essential tips to avoid the 'lifestyle creep' that keeps you from building wealth

I did all kinds of things in college to save money. I ate absurd amounts of ramen noodles, as it was an extremely cheap form of calories. I lived in a tiny apartment with as many as seven other people to get rent well below the $100 per month line. I went to all kinds of on-campus events mostly …

Personal Finance
Yoel Romero
Yoel Romero

How to Avoid Influence Killers: 4 Speech Habits to Kill Now

Are sloppy speech habits holding you back as a leader? Discover simple changes you can make now that will instantly increase your ability to influence others and raise your status as a speaker and a leader.<p>At what point would you stop listening to a speaker who opens with: "So, OK, I wanted to just …

Public Speaking

Darkest albums ever: 50 of the best

Originally featured in NME magazine, it’s the 50 most depressing (but brilliant) records of all time.<p>50 The xx (2009)<p>You’d think we’d be sick of The …

This is how shareholders got to be first in line for profits

Fund managers say it too: CEOs have a responsibility to maximize profits for shareholders. That's the job of a corporation. But companies have not always seen themselves as serving stockholders first.<p>The big change began with a professor. At the University of Chicago, economist Milton Friedman (who …

University of Chicago

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee: Employment Is Over

Alan was a clever guy who came to a job-search workshop we presented. He told jokes and cracked everyone up.<p>He said “Working at my former employer was like being a prairie dog living in a prairie dog village where life was happy and gay. The only problem for the prairie dogs was that right next …

Employment

9 Ways Therapists Can Tell If Your Relationship Won't Work

<b>1. Your Conflicts Include Criticism and Contempt.</b><br>Instead of saying, "Please unload the dishwasher," it sounds more like this: "Do you have some sort of mental condition? Or are you just too stupid to remember to do what I asked?" Notice how the criticism is not about the task—it's about the person. …

Leadership
Salaries & Wages

The Limits Of Using Personality Tests In Your Office

Personality tests can reveal a lot about our natural tendencies, but they have their limits.<p>Personality tests are used in many offices to try to access the best way teams can work together. The first step is shifting through all of the different tests, and figuring out which one is best for you or …

Psychology

How To Really Drive Organizational Change

Much has been written about organizational change, how to compel people to change and how to lead change, with the majority of it focusing on finding the right motivation or creating a compelling vision that somehow creates a “shock and awe” effect to suddenly have people “see the light.”<p>I want to …

DDD

How Conor McGregor Killed the King

Fightland Blog<p>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC<p>A year of hype brimmed over in thirteen seconds. That was the amount of time it took for Jose Aldo to lunge in wild and get caught by the short, back-skipping left hand of Conor McGregor. It was an underwhelming end to the heated rivalry, and …

Martial Arts

Watch Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman take on Doomsday in new Dawn of Justice trailer

Unlike the last trailer for <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>, which premiered at San Diego Comic-Con, the newest trailer focuses most of its attention on Bruce Wayne and Gotham's Dark Knight.<p>It starts off with Wayne meeting Clark Kent and dodging his questions about Batman at a fancy soiree thrown …

Comic Books

Is Alcohol Spoiling Your Romance?

When I first talk to people about couples therapy, I usually ask: “Do you drink alcohol? Does your partner?” and if so, “How much?” I also ask …

Dealing With Bicep Tendonitis: A Multi-Step Approach | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from powerlifter, strongman, and Starting Strength coach Matt Reynolds.</i><p>If you’ve lifted weights for any …

Pain

Six Great Movies About Addiction

As some people know, I am in long-term recovery from both heavy alcohol and cocaine use. I am also in recovery from both anorexia and bulimia, all …

Public Speaking

5 Signs Your Corporate Culture is Doomed

With Amazon's culture coming under fire, it may be the perfect time to reevaluate your own culture.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Company Culture<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

Employee Engagement

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Books

Seven Things Only Cowardly Managers Say

Strong leaders say things like “Great job!” and “Please” and “Thank you.”<p>They say things that healthy people with normal self-esteem say every day.<p>Cowardly managers can’t say “Thanks” or “You blew me away with that presentation today.”<p>It’s impossible for them to choke the words out, because in a …

The Workplace

Giving Feedback When You’re Conflict Averse

“Conflict avoiders are generally people who value harmony in the workplace,” writes Amy Gallo in the <i>HBR Guide to Managing Conflict at Work.</i> ”When they sense a disagreement brewing, they will often try to placate the other person or change the topic. These aren’t passive behaviors, but active things …

Leadership

10 Success Books That People In Their Thirties Should Read

Your twenties are behind you. You have a job and responsibilities, but you know there’s more to life.<p>You’re looking for inspiration for that next …

How to Get Disengaged Employees to Re-engage | Inc.com

On a Monday not long ago a friend left us a voice mail. He is one of the most talented marketing professionals we know, but after years of feeling "dissed" at his company he had become disengaged at work. What follows is the transcript of the message:<p><i>It's 10:24 and I'm driving in to work.</i> [pause]</i> …

Employee Engagement
Employment

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Leadership