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Big U.S. banks will be rolling out ATMs that take smartphones, not cards

To the long list of things you can do with your phone — including watch a movie, buy a latte and hail a ride — prepare to add one more: get cash.<p>Over the next few months, the nation's three biggest banks will start rolling out ATMs that will let customers withdraw currency using their smartphones …

FinTech

Bank of Japan shocks markets by adopting negative interest rates

The central bank has imposed a 0.1% fee on deposits in an attempt to force more borrowing as way out of the deflationary spiral<p>Japan’s central bank has made a shock decision to adopt negative interest rates, in an attempt to protect the flagging economy from market volatility and fears over the …

Interest Rates

Your Favorite HBR Articles of 2015

Here are the 20 articles you and your fellow HBR readers spent the most time reading in 2015. I’m biased, of course, but I think it’s a particularly good list this year. And as usual, it reveals a lot about what managers around the world are thinking and worrying about right now. A lot of us are …

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.<p>In the survey, …

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …

How To Dress For Your Body Type: Short Guy

<b>Being the short guy can be tough.</b><p>Trouser legs always need altering, shirt sleeves are often inches too long, and the typical winter scarf wrapped …

How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 (The Simple Technique That Gave Me My Life Back)

<i>I used to work a lot — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week…</i>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge …

Time Management

The Art of Not-Having-to-Ask, from Buddhist Monks to Amanda Palmer by Way of Thoreau

How to unlearn everything our transactionalist culture has taught us about “the market” and relearn our natural open-handed generosity.<p>In the fall of 2014, I sat down with friend, collaborator, and kindred spirit Amanda Palmer for a conversation about what Thoreau can teach us about accepting …

Henry David Thoreau

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Project Management 101: The Complete Guide to Agile, Kanban, Scrum and Beyond

"Of all the difficulties facing NASA in its bid to send humans to the Moon in the Apollo program, management was perhaps the greatest challenge."- …

Project Management

17 Sheet-Pan Dinners (and Desserts) That'll Make Clean-Up a Breeze

These sheet-pan dinners are easy to make—and even easier to clean up.<p><b>We're looking for three qualities</b> in our weeknight dinners: quick, delicious, and easy. And "easy" means both simple to make <i>and</i> to clean up. The solution? Dinners that require only one sheet-pan to make. Here are some recipes that …

Cooking

A Small Apartment Turned Luxury Retreat

The owners of this New York City <i>pied a terre</i> requested that their two-bedroom apartment be a true respite from the hustle and bustle of Midtown. They wanted their home to be a place where they could recharge after the long work day. Décor Aid designers worked with a cool gray palette to make the …

These 5 Phrases Will Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Carpenters work with wood. Composers' medium is sound. Business leaders like you, however, work in words.<p>Think about it--whether it's persuading a prospective client, laying out your vision for your company, or motivating your staff, the primary tool at your disposal is language. Which means the …

Leadership

The Definitive Guide To Finding Cheap Flights On The Web

We’ll keep this lead-in short and sweet: You have to be doing pretty damn well before you stop caring about scoring cheap flights. For most of us, being able to shave a few hundred dollars off the price of a ticket is well worth the trouble. Besides, it’s not <i>that</i> much trouble, and there’s something …

Inside The Mind That Built Google Brain: On Life, Creativity, And Failure

<i>(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty)</i><p>Here's a list of universities with arguably the greatest computer science programs: Carnegie Mellon, MIT, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. These are the same places, respectively, where Andrew Ng received his bachelor's degree, his master's, his Ph.D., and has taught for 12 …

C.H.I.P $9 Tiny Computer Launches On Kickstarter (video)

Anyone who thought the Raspberry Pi was a little expensive priced at $35 is sure to find the $9 C.H.I.P. tiny computer much more to their liking.<p>For …

Raspberry Pi

The Great Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on How to Do “Hugging Meditation”

“When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings.”<p><i>“I embrace you with all my heart,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his beautiful letter of gratitude to his childhood teacher shortly after winning the Nobel Prize. To embrace one another with our whole hearts is perhaps the …

Meditation

Man Quits Job to Convert Old Van into Mobile Home to Travel the World

Travelers

Google's Page, Virgin's Branson backed satellite on failed launch

NEW YORK/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Billionaire investors in a small, Seattle-area company that aims to one day mine resources on asteroids have not been deterred by an unmanned rocket explosion that destroyed their test satellite, the company said on Wednesday.<p>An unmanned Antares rocket is seen exploding …

You Get 25,000 Mornings: Here Are 8 Ways Not to Waste Them

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a …

Syllabus [How to Start a Startup]

How to Start a Startup<p>CS183B is a class we’re teaching at Stanford. It’s designed to be a sort of one-class business course for people who want to …

Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work

<i>“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before,”</i> Neil Gaiman urged in his commencement-address-turned-manifesto-for-the-creative life. <i>“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself,”</i> philosopher Daniel …

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

Normandy landings recreated in Oculus Rift D-Day simulation

3D virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift are often lauded as the next big thing in entertainment, but they're also helping to change the way we learn. To mark the anniversary of the Allied invasion of Western Europe on June 6, 1944, French 3D specialists Dassault Systèmes have painstakingly …

Making financial-tech collaborations work

Financial technology innovation (fintech) is one of the most promising and growing fields of entrepreneurship, as witnessed by the abundance of new ventures related to payments, investments, peer-to-peer lending, etc.<p>Many of these startups collaborate with large financial institutions such as banks …

Visa, MasterCard renew push for chip cards

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week's revelation that hackers stole consumer data from eBay's computer systems.<p>Card processing companies …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

LinkedIn: Evolution of a Publishing Platform

For you, I, and probably many others, LinkedIn is a bit of an odd beast. We all no doubt have a profile on the ‘social network for professionals’, but how often we actually log in and check what’s going on is another matter altogether.<p>Founded in 2003, LinkedIn garnered somewhere in the region of …