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The Silicon Valley Diet

Tech’s body obsession<p>Not very long ago, while en route to lunch in downtown <b>Palo Alto</b>, I bumped into my dour pal, Arthur. He’d lost so much weight I hardly recognized him. He looked like a walking snake or eel. His eyeballs, which protruded slightly, were the only round things on him. My first …

29 of the Toughest Interview Questions With Answers

Tough Job Interview Questions and Answers<p>How to Answer Some of the Toughest Questions to Get the Job<p>Updated October 26, 2017<p>Preparing for a job …

Managing Connections Is Now an Essential Life Skill. Step Up Your Hustle With These 7 Tips | Inc.com

So you want to be an influencer and thought leader? It may shock you that the linchpin to having more influential relationships rests not in some secret funnel app or technology but, rather, a deeper commitment to some basic fundamentals of contact management. These relationships are your …

Social CRM

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

Lifehacks

Eight Ways For Introverts To Shine At Work

Introverts are everywhere. They make up one-third to one-half of the American population and include a host of celebrities, leaders, and CEOs. Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Marissa Mayer are introverts. Yet despite the many examples of thoughtful leaders and quiet CEOs, introverts …

You Are Either Getting Better Or You Are Getting Worse -- Here's How To Get Better

For most people the continuous improvement craze that dominated business in the 1980s is now a fuzzy memory, and that is too bad.<p>The central idea was that you always wanted to get better, to make things run more smoothly and efficiently.<p>You would simplify wherever you could so that performance …

5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager

As the world of work continues to change so do the qualities and characteristics of the managers who are going to be leading our companies. Work is not the same as it used to be and we are seeing dramatic changes in both behavior and technology not just in our personal lives but in our professional …

Leaning Back: The Power Of Introverts

Have you noticed? There has been a lot of buzz about introverts lately, and the more we learn about introverts, the more we understand the power of introverts to lead and influence others. There is no doubt that the workplace tends to be biased toward those who are more charismatic and outgoing. …

50 Heavyweight Leadership Quotes

Some say leadership is an art. Some say leadership is a science. There were a lot of books written on the topic and a lot of approaches discussed. But there are also simple, yet powerful quotes that pack a punch and make us think about the true meaning of leadership. Here are some that resonated …

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

How to Nail Your Elevator Speech

You ride the subway, grab a coffee, and get to the office. It’s your typical Monday morning—until, <i>bam</i>! You step in the elevator and find yourself …

How To Tell People What You Do -- And Be Remembered

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”<p>―Maya Angelou<p>Maya is right on the money.<p>When you’re introducing yourself to new colleagues or potential employers, either in writing or face-to-face, people rarely remember the …

13 Simple Ways You Can Have More Meaningful Conversations

Too often, a conversation results in wasted time — and nothing productive to show for it. Whether you’ve run into someone at a conference or you have a scheduled call, you can use specific tactics to have a more meaningful conversation. Here are 13 ways to add meaning to your conversations:<p><b>1.</b> <b>Don’t</b> …

How To Be A Great Manager That Employees Want To Work With

I recently spoke to Jill Geisler, who is the author of <i>Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know</i>. Her companion “Great Bosses” podcasts on iTunesU have been downloaded 8 million times – and counting. Jill heads the leadership and management faculty of the Poynter Institute. She teaches, writes and consults …

On Love, Hate and Howard Stern

Howard Stern did the impossible.<p>For anyone who has followed the King of All Media's career closely, as I have for more than two decades, that …

Bradley Nowell: Life After Death

The story of Sublime is full of sad, strange twists, but this is perhaps the strangest: Since frontman Brad Nowell overdosed <i>before</i> his band became a …

Music

The 25 Companies That Give The Most Difficult Job Interviews

The job interview process tends to be nerve-racking and frustrating for many of us–but if you’re trying to get hired by Bain, Google, or Facebook, it can be even <i>more</i> strenuous.<p>Imagine having to complete written tests, answer questions like, “How would you build an engine from scratch?” or interview …

5 Leadership Lessons: Listen, Learn, Lead

<b>Hear Ye! Hear Ye!</b> We all go through life half-aware sometimes. We have to – there’s so much input these days that if we actually paid attention to it all, we’d be in a straightjacket within weeks. Advertising, social media, music, TV, mobile devices and apps, games, big data, the crazy-quilt …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

Google’s One Today App Aims To Make Charitable Donations A More Social, And Frequent, Experience

Today, Google quietly ushered in a new application built on top of its nonprofit arm, Google.org. The app is called One Today, and it’s currently invite only for Android users at this time. The aim is to get people to donate $1 to different organizations, while getting the complete information …

Apple Extends Repair Program for MacBook Bottom Case Defects

In 2011, Apple announced a worldwide repair program for MacBooks with a defective bottom case, which caused the rubber surface to separate from the hard plastic casing.<p>The program originally stated that Apple would replace the bottom case of any affected MacBook for two years from the date of …

How To Do Good Work That Will Pay Off Your Student Loans

If you’re interested in public service but burdened by thousands of dollars in student debt, don’t worry. You’re not the only one, and you needn’t necessarily seek a more lucrative career.<p>Programs at the federal, state and institutional level aim to make jobs in the public sector, nonprofit work …

Is Modern Portfolio Theory Dead? Come On.

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Paul Pfleiderer is the C.O.G. Miller Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and co-founder of Quantal International.</i><p>A few weeks ago, TechCrunch published a piece arguing software is better at investing than 99% of human investment advisors. That …

Great apps to get your kindergartner ready for school - Technology & science - Back to School | NBC News

If you have a child starting school for the very first time this fall, then you know this can be a stressful time for your offspring. And you. Yes, especially for you.<p>Heading off to school is a big step and plenty of parents worry about whether their sons and daughters are ready to make the leap. …

What's The Best Time Of Day To Send Emails? [Infographic]

Email blasts may seem like the out-of-touch old fogey of online marketing, but there’s a reason they keep hanging around: They still work. But that doesn’t mean most businesses understand how to get the most out of them. One of the biggest, hardest-to-answer questions has always been: When is the …

12 Simple Things A Leader Can Do To Build A Phenomenal Team

Whether you’re just starting to hire or expanding your existing team, attracting and encouraging top talent can be difficult. You want to find the best of the best – <i>and</i> find ways to help them thrive in your company.<p>In general, I’ve found that the following advice helps ensure that your employees …

Reinventing You

First time author Dorie Clark has hit the ball out of the park with her new book, <i>Reinventing You.</i> So much so, that I couldn’t help but send off several e-mails to friends who are a bit lost these days suggesting that they immediately download this book. Actually this book is a great reminder of how …