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The Most Powerful Lesson I’ve Ever Learned In Business

How to lead by first principles when everything is at stake<p>One morning in the depths of the 2001/2002 recession, a decision was looming large at a …

Business Strategy

A CEO shares the framework he uses to hire the best employees possible

<b>Hiring Principles:</b><p><b>Hiring Heuristics:</b><p>Hi everyone. As you know, I have opened 27 new headcount for department heads to fill by end of year. If they succeed our headcount will be 74 in in January. <i>Of our 74 employees, 37% will have been at eShares less than three months and 79% less than one year.</i><p>Many …

Apple Just Released the Best Apps for 2015

Apps of the YearThe top iPhone and iPad downloads of 2015.Just in case you’re in need of the best app (<i>literally</i>, the best) to help you survive a …

7 reasons why your work meetings are a waste of time — and how to fix them

The good news is there are a few small fixes you can make that will transform your meetings from dreaded blocks on your schedule into efficient ways to realign your team.<p>We asked Jessica Pryce-Jones, co-CEO of iOpener Institute and co-author of "Running Great Meetings & Workshops For Dummies," to …

The top 25 business schools In the world

We recently released our sixth annual ranking of the best business schools in the world. For the first time since we began tracking b-schools, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School came in at No. 1.<p>To compile the list, we looked at 60 perennially top-rated institutions that offer MBA programs …

Business School

The 7 worst body language mistakes job seekers make

But on your way out, you shake the interviewer's hand, thank him for his time, and completely blow your chances.<p>How? The handshake was weak and you failed to make eye contact.<p>That's right: These simple mistakes can cost you the job, according to body language expert Tonya Reiman, author of "The …

A Harvard psychologist says these simple body-language tweaks can instantly boost your confidence

In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy further explores the benefits of mimicking the body language of powerful people. She argues that power-posing can be more effective than traditional confidence-boosting exercises, like telling yourself how great you are.<p>She describes power poses as expansive and …

How to take the perfect selfie — a guide by a famous model

She not only made history as the first woman of her size and height to sign a contract with a major modeling agency, she also has a massive following on social media.<p>Holliday, whose real name is Tess Munster, is with MiLK Model Management and is only 5 feet 5 inches tall, and a US size 22 (UK size …

Most popular Coursera courses of 2015

Getty Images<p>Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

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Here's Why You Should Always Take a Second Date | Women's Health

But comedian Aziz Ansari says you should rethink that habit. He did, and it paid off.<p>Image courtesy of Giphy<p>In his book, <i>Modern Romance</i>, Aziz explains how, when he was single and living in New York City, he realized he was having a ton of first dates (no need to brag, Aziz) but not many …

Tony Robbins explains the most common mistake managers make

Over the past three decades, Tony Robbins has become the world's foremost life coach. He's sold millions of books, audio tapes, and tickets to his seminars.<p>He's not only personally coached powerful people like former President Bill Clinton and tennis champion Serena Williams, he's also developed a …

7 Types of Men Every Woman Should Date At Least Once

Try these guys on for size.<p>The problem with dating is that you never know when one of the fools you’re seeing will worm his way into your heart. And while you know that he may not be Mr. Right, he could have some serious value in your growth as a person. So take one of these guys out for a …

Relationships

12 chores small-business owners should pay someone else to do

Time is the greatest asset a small-business owner can have.<p>But when you're working around the clock on so many important tasks to keep your business running, you're often left with very little time or energy to tend to the smaller things like household chores and administrative work.<p>Laura …

How Alabama coach Nick Saban used psychology to build a football dynasty

Under his guidance, Alabama won three BCS championships in 2009, 2011, and 2012 and took the SEC title last year.<p>A crucial element of Saban's edge is what he calls the "Process," a simple but profound way of breaking down a difficult situation into manageable pieces.<p>Saban owes this philosophy to …

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

Prepare for gold prices to plunge...as low as $350 - Jul. 30, 2015

Gold's big plunge may have only just begun.<p>A prominent gold forecaster predicts the yellow metal will drop to a mere $350 an ounce, a level unseen since 2003. It's dramatically lower than what most experts are currently calling for.<p>But Claude Erb's prediction might have merit. Back in 2012, Erb, a …

5 inherent benefits to being an introvert

Absolutely there are. Especially in intimate/social relationships...<p>Introverts are master rapport builders in all kinds of relationships. It is an unfortunately common misperception that introverts don't like being around people. This is simply not true.<p>Introverts actually have a greater need for …

Prevent Email Horror with a 2-Minute Send Delay

Marketing manager Grier was just plain tired of colleagues playing the expert in her domain. When a designer sent her an e-mail questioning her choice of quotes for a new product brochure, she snapped.<p>“How about you do your job, and I’ll do mine!” she typed back rapidly and punched “send.” A split …

Apps

A Quick Guide to Avoiding Common Writing Errors

You’re looking at an e-mail you just wrote, and you’re not sure whether you have the right word: Do you want affect or effect? Further or farther? Gray or grey? Getting it wrong can make you look bad — people do judge you by the way you write — but you also don’t have all day to look up words. It …

Language

The global economy has a 'titanic problem'

The U.S. economy has shown signs of capsizing this year. Growth has been weak and consumers still aren't spending.<p>One bearish economist sees the U.S. and global economies on course to hit the next iceberg -- another recession -- in the near future.<p>"The world economy is sailing across the ocean …

Economy

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

The 13 best new apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we have collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>You're bound to find something you like, whether in Microsoft's killer new Outlook email app or in fun little games for passing the time like Psych.

Where To Eat Breakfasts From Around The World In London

Nourishing, pampering and essential for fuelling your body first thing, breakfast is, as no doubt your parents told you, the most important meal of …

England

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

This Presentation Shows What Makes The World's Biggest Tech Companies So Successful

Jan Dawson, founder and chief analyst at independent research firm Jackdaw Research, has a few ideas.<p>Dawson, who also blogs at Beyond Devices and at Techpinions, put together a slide deck called "Business models in consumer technology" to show what makes the biggest names in tech so successful, and …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …