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How To Talk To People Who Don’t Want To Talk To You

To really catch the attention of decision-makers who are busy (and don’t want to talk to you), you need to be one step ahead.<p>“You’re more interested in what you have to say than anyone else is,” said <i>60 Minutes’</i> Andy Rooney.<p>Do any of these sound familiar?<p>“I’m busy. Can you come back later?”<p>“Thanks. …

Need a Favor? Apologize For The Weather

Apologies build empathy, research suggests. Even if you had nothing to do with the bad weather.<p>It’s a rainy winter’s day and you’re waiting for a train on an open platform. The sky is gray and the raindrops cold. Your train is about eight minutes away. Then a stranger walks up to you and says, “I’m …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Selling Anything

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow James on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>I’ve never read a book on sales. They seemed corny. Like many people, I always looked …

Ask a Question — Ask a Manager

If you have a question you’d like to see answered here, you can submit it to me at alison@askamanager.org.<p>I can’t answer every question that I …

Employment

Hate Going to Networking Events? Host Your Own | Inc.com

Do you feel like a fish out of water at your local networking events?<p>Maybe you live in a cutthroat startup hub and find the fact that everyone is trying to prove they’re ‘crushing it!’ more than the next guy, a bit hard to take. Or maybe you’re in a more out of the way locale and are struggling to …

Coding Academy - Learn to Program

"After Code Fellows, I’m ready to deal with a large gamut of industry practices. We were introduced to source control (git flow) and Agile …

A Simple Trick to Quickly Grow Your Email List | Inc.com

Perhaps you’ve heard this famous quote from painter Pablo Picasso:<p>"When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine."<p>What on God’s green earth could turpentine have to do with expanding your …

To Advance Your Career, Always Be Ready to Bail or Bolt | Inc.com

In today’s hyper-competitive marketplace, the most sought-after and desirable employees are the ones whose bags are always packed-;not because they are disloyal or disinterested but because they recognize that “up or out” is the way of the world today.<p>If you’re not ready, willing, and able to step …

How To Create Your Own Luck

Luck–in business and in life–isn’t always something that happens to you, it’s also something you can find and help create.<p>Failed actors rarely give career advice. “The advice business is a monopoly run by survivors,” writes David McRaney of You Are Not So Smart. The chefs who failed don’t have a …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

How to become a VC without leaving home

One of the mini-insights I found interesting in last night's sit down with Andreessen Horowitz partner Chris Dixon was his thoughts on how blogging …