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The 3 Books Amazon's Jeff Bezos Asks His Senior Managers To Read

But that doesn't mean he doesn't value other people's advice. In a post on LinkedIn, CNBC tech correspondent Jon Fortt said the Amazon CEO had three all-day book clubs for his senior managers over the summer.<p>It's not a surprising management technique from a man who revers the written word. He …

5 Cognitive Distortions Successful People Use To Get Things Done

The five distortions are:<p><b>1. Personal Exceptionalism</b><p>… a macro sense that you are in the top of your cohort, your work is snowflake-special, or that you are destined to have experiences well outside the bounds of "normal;" not to be confused with arrogance or high self-esteem<p><b>2. Dichotomous …

Why Attractive People Are More Likely To Be Leaders

Studies show that being gifted with beauty and sex appeal may help job candidates land an offer or even a bigger paycheck. Does attractiveness also make people more influential, giving them a direct path to leadership?<p>"There is evidence that attractive people are seen as more compelling," says …

Why 'Thought Diversity' Is The Future Of The Workplace

While we've long known that gender, race, and cultural diversity create better organizations, the newest workplace frontier is all about our minds. According to a recent study by consulting and professional services company Deloitte, cultivating "diversity of thought" at your business can boost …

13 Facts About McDonald's That Will Blow Your Mind

The Only Professional Situation When You Should Send A Handwritten Thank You Note

I think mailing a handwritten thank you note after an interview is horrible practice for four reasons:<p>There's a delay.<br>• The letter might never <i>get</i> to your interviewer. It could get lost in the mail, the secretary could throw it out, or it could end up in a pile of envelopes that don't get opened for …

15 free online courses that are actually worth your time

There are now hundreds of free courses available online, which can vary significantly in quality. That makes it essential to pick the right course.<p>We've found some of the most fascinating, highly regarded, and useful courses around, taught by some of the most accomplished professors at the best …

Why Women Leaders Face A 'Beauty Paradox'

But for career-driven women, beauty is a no-win situation: The public wants you to be attractive, but, at the same time, not so beautiful that it's distracting.<p>This is the "beauty paradox" that women leaders face. They know that beauty matters, but are unsure of how much attention they should pay …

The 50 Most Innovative Companies In The World

Despite losing some of its luster over the past year, Apple tops the list for the ninth consecutive year. Its biggest competitor, Samsung, moves to just one spot behind it, making next year's list one to watch.<p>The ranking also shows some volatility. Struggling Dell drops 11 places, and Intel falls …

This Awesome Idea Got All 5 'Shark Tank' Investors To Invest $1 Million Together

For the first time, the five Sharks on ABC's reality pitch show saw a business that was so exciting they all jumped in together and invested $1 million in Breathometer, a startup that makes a breathalyzer that plugs into a smartphone.<p>The intriguing product reads your blood alcohol level in seconds, …

11 Habits That Exude Success

Success is all about being noticed. You get noticed by showing the goods.<p>By adopting the following habits, you'll televise your qualities to the world (discreetly, of course).<p>Just watch how people react to you.

GO-NOWHERE GENERATION: Why Young People Are Stuck

The chance that 20-somethings would pack up and move to another state has fallen by more than 40% since the 1980s, according to U.S. Census data. At the same time, young people are increasingly choosing to move back home with their parents and, in some cases, never leave in the first …

How To Save Time In The Morning

Everyone could use some extra time in the morning. Watch below to learn how you can shave some time from your morning routine.<p><i>Produced by Daniel Goodman</i>; <i>Music "Time to Move and Motivate" by The Insider</i><p><i>Additional video by mrbossingman via YouTube and PatrickRyan via YouTube</i>

Here's How Richard Branson Got His Big Break

Sir Richard Branson is one of the most popular and active entrepreneurs and billionaires in the world.<p>He is the founder and chairman of the Virgin Group, which consists of over 300 companies in a variety of different industries - from transportation to tech to finance and beyond.<p>But what was the …

A 35-Year-Old Former Hooters Waitress Now Runs A $1 Billion Company

Kat Cole worked at Hooters for 15 years, starting as a waitress and eventually getting promoted to vice president, reports Duane Stanford at Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>Today, Cole is credited with taking Cinnabon's indulgent creations to grocery store shelves and fast food chains like Taco Bell.<p>Global …

VOTE NOW: What Are The Best Colleges In America?

So, it's more important than ever to have a ranking that asks a simple question: <b>How much will a college help you succeed in life?</b><p>Last year, MIT earned the top spot in our list of America's Best Colleges for the third year in a row, with Stanford and Harvard trailing close behind.<p>But have things …

The Current Job Market Is Shockingly Bad For 20-Something Men

While a greater percentage of men than women are still employed full-time, women have fared much better in the recent past, according to a new study from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW). As traditional blue-collar jobs have declined, replaced by positions that demand more …

11 Reasons Why It's Better To Get A CFA Than An MBA

It's a great question. While the MBA — the Masters in Business Administration — offers variety and camaraderie, the CFA — Chartered Financial Analyst — offers precision and rigor.<p>The MBA means you take a few years and go to school (part or full time) and the CFA is a 3-level test that requires …

The 10 Best 'Shark Tank' Pitches Of All Time

The show also provides a weekly education on how to successfully pitch your business idea to high-profile investors.<p>Andrew Figgins, a Chicago-based entrepreneur and owner of the fan site InTheSharkTank.com, says the best pitches stick out for several important reasons.<p>"Some solve a problem that …

Here Are The Jobs Where Pay Is Growing The Most Right Now

But according to PayScale's latest wage index, media and publishing jobs have seen the most wage growth over the past 12 months of any other category.<p>That job category, which grew at 3.9% and includes public relations jobs, entertainers and performers, and media and communication workers, …

The 10 Best Cities For Young Job Seekers

From the start of the millennium through 2011, the share of employed Americans in their early 20s (ages 21 t0 25) fell from 84% to 72%. What's more, the employment rate among those in their late 20s (ages 26 to 30) dropped from 88% to 80%, according to a new study from the Georgetown Center on …

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Richard Branson Reveals The Business Mogul With A Moral Compass He Admires The Most

One of Sir Richard Branson's recent project is The B-Team, a non-profit collective of wealthy entrepreneurs advocating for a socially responsible capitalism.<p>The organization is run by Derek Handley, the co-founder of mobile marketing company The Hyperfactory, and the author of the business strategy …

How to make someone more honest using only your eyes

As it turns out, a pair of eyes looking at you seems to have the effect of making you more honest.<p>The paper, "Cues of being watched enhance cooperation in a real-world setting," found here at the NIH, conducted a study where either a set of eyes or a picture of flowers was placed above an "honesty …

How To Take Action In The Face Of Limited Knowledge

The founding father of nanotechnology, Eric Drexler, who aptly described the difference between science and engineering, comments on the central differences between how science and engineering approach solutions in a world of limited knowledge.<p>Drexler's explanation, found in his insightful book …

The 10 Worst Cities For Young Job Seekers

Two areas stand out as particularly bad: California and Florida. In a list compiled by the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) as part of a recent study, six of the 10 cities with the worst employment rates for 20-somethings are in either California or Florida.<p>Using 2010 data …

SA100 + Startup = Must-Attend Event

Every fall, Business Insider releases the much-anticipated <b>SA100 list</b> identifying the people who did the coolest things the past year in the NY tech scene.<p>The list is feted at an invitation-only party on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.<p>This year, we're taking it up a notch. Aspiring …

Why Reverse Mentors Are So Important

In today's rapidly changing world, older and more experienced employees are increasingly turning to their younger colleagues for advice on technology, social media, and innovation, according to Jeff Bussgang, general partner at venture capital firm Flybridge Capital Partners. The younger generation …

18 Successful People Who Get By On Barely Any Sleep

But you can change how you use them. Some of the most successful people in the world not only work extremely hard in the hours they have, they create more of them by forgoing sleep.<p>Some people are genetically wired to wake up earlier or sleep less. Others seem to thrive on less sleep only through …

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The Forbes 400 List is the definitive list of wealth in America. So what does it say not just about the individuals who got rich but also about which states attract the most of them? FORBES examined the 10-year-data from the rankings to find out about any geographical shifts of Forbes 400 members in the past decade. http://bit.ly/1717AdV