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Billionaire Ray Dalio: Quit these 4 bad habits to start actually achieving your goals

Finding a fulfilling career can sometimes feel impossible. More than half of U.S. workers don't feel engaged at their jobs according to a 2017 report …

Self-improvement

Mobile Product Manager vs. Mobile Product Owner

FirmBee / Pixabay<p>Agile teams have a lot of moving parts, and it can be difficult to understand where product responsibilities fall across team …

Product Management

Microsoft's AI Roadmap

Digital transformation is in full effect, and giants of the tech industry are investing heavily in new technologies<p>Due to its nearly limitless …

Artificial Intelligence

Your Flat Abs Are on Their Way If You Do These 50+ Core-Carving Moves

We've compiled the 55 most effective ab exercises you can do, some with equipment to increase the intensity, and some without, so you can get in an ab workout anywhere. Mix and match to create your own core-strengthening routine. We suggest adding two to five moves to your next strength-training …

Workouts

The 3 things that separate a leader from a manager

A lot of people use the word "manager" as a part of their job title or description, but "leaders" don't get that label simply by being appointed to a post.<p>Leadership is earned, and is hard-won, by the folks who prioritize and understand the traits and qualities that come with the unofficial …

Leadership

Explaining blockchain basics

Following my studies of blockchain, I've focused to have a deeper understanding of what is a blockchain and how it works. Of course a lot of you may …

Blockchain

Lose Weight at Home With These 10 Bodyweight Moves

If you're looking for a way to tone and shape your body with minimal equipment, body weight exercises are a great way to trim inches and help you lose weight. Using gravity and your body's natural resistance, you can kick up your metabolism by adding muscle in all the right places.<p>You want to make …

Workouts

Unmasking A.I.'s Bias Problem

<b>WHEN TAY MADE HER DEBUT</b> in March 2016, Microsoft had high hopes for the artificial intelligence–powered “social chatbot.” Like the automated, …

Artificial Intelligence

Steve Jobs told daughter she 'smelled like a toilet' on his deathbed and said 'you're getting nothing'

Steve Jobs told his daughter she “smelled like a toilet” on his deathbed, a new revelatory memoir detailing their troubled relationship has revealed.<p>Lisa Brennan-Jobs, who the Apple founder had denied was his daughter, also recalls him telling her “you’re getting nothing” in a disagreement over …

Steve Jobs

WhatsApp is finally ready to start making money

Before it was acquired by Facebook, WhatsApp used to display a banner in its app asking users to pay a nominal fee to use its messaging service after the first year. I’ve never paid that fee, and I don’t know anyone who has. But after nine years in existence, the company’s finally settled on a way …

Apps

5 Belief Shifts That Will Take You From Stagnating to Soaring

Don't let your negative beliefs hold you back.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Belief: It's a tiny word but a powerful force in determining whether entrepreneurs succeed or fail.<p>I see it all the time: Those who have unwavering belief in themselves, their worth and their …

Self-improvement

21 Books Highly Recommended by Successful Executives

Looking for a good title to pick up? Here's where to start.<p>Whether you like to listen to audiobooks during your commute or spend your free time gaining new perspectives within the pages of hard copy, voracious readers are always looking for something good to consume. Here are nearly two dozen ideas …

Pest Control

5 Full Body Workouts You Can Do At Home That Aren’t Nearly As Torturous As Burpees

If there's one thing I'm certain about in this life, it's that burpees suck. For emphasis, I will repeat this: burpees <i>suck</i>, fam. If you enjoy the …

Workouts

7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

Leadership

Tech companies just woke up to a big problem with their AI

Tech companies are beginning to accept that the artificial intelligence they’re building their futures on could be flawed. From studies showing that language-processing AI can be sexist to more recent research on facial recognition’s failures on darker skin tones, years of research have erupted …

Artificial Intelligence

How the Book 'To Sell Is Human' Changed My Thinking

In 'To Sell is Human,' Daniel Pink discusses what it means to be human. Selling is not just a job of a salesperson. We all sell something everyday.<p>Using loads of data and multiple studies, Daniel Pink argues that 99% of us are selling something every day. This something could be a product, a …

How to become a great Product Manager

What are the qualities of a great Product Leader? What is it that makes a Product Manager standout?<p><b>Building great products is a difficult and complex</b> …

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

7 Stretches To Undo the Damage of Sitting All Day

You muscles will thank you.<p>Hey, are you sitting down? Considering the average person spends about 10 hours each day seated chances are pretty good …

Common cover letter mistakes new job seekers make

Like a resume, a cover letter is a single page that can make or break your chances of landing a job. In an effort to get hired fast, new job seekers …

Six Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Product Manager

Innovative products are the lifeblood of any industry and effective product managers are critical to create such products and deliver business success. I have had the privilege of hiring many product managers over 15 years, particularly in the technology domain. Some turned out to be very …

These 9 Qualities Are the Essence of Truly Great Leadership (Which Ones Do You Have?)

The world's truly great leaders embrace these powerfully essential qualities every day of the week.<p>Most of the bosses we have during the course of our careers are just okay -- good but not great. However, every once in a while, we'll have the privilege of working for someone who is a truly great …

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

6 Books Every Programmer Should Read

I made an updated post about this, you can visit:<p><b>10 Programming Books you Need to Read</b><i><br>Sometimes we want to reach the next level on programming and we</i> …

To Be More Popular on LinkedIn, Change This 1 Thing on Your Profile

Knowing how hiring managers search for talent can help increase views of your profile.<p>Who wouldn't want their dream employer to contact them out of the blue on LinkedIn and say, "We'd like to chat with you about working for us." That's the idea behind LinkedIn. It gives hiring managers and …

Recruiters Will Ignore Your LinkedIn Profile If It's Missing These 2 Things

Invest the time to stand out early on and success will follow.<p>If I delivered a commencement speech to 2018 college graduates, I'd tell them that nobody will ever care as much about their career as they do.<p>They'll always need to do a little public relations for themselves--and they should probably …

5 years ago, the stock-trading app Robinhood was rejected by 75 investors — now it's worth $5.6 billion

In March, The Wall Street Journal reported that Robinhood, a commission-free stock-trading app, could be valued in excess of $5 billion. The newspaper's unnamed sources said the company was raising an estimated $350 million funding round led by a longtime investor, the investment firm DST …

The Injury-proof Shoulder Workout

<b>THE MAINSTAY</b> of an upper body workout is the shoulder press. It’s also, according to an increasing number of orthopedic surgeons, one of the most …

Here are 5 ways to be a leader instead of a manager

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a <i>manager</i> and a <b>leader</b>?<p>Jennifer Hill has. Having held senior leadership positions with some top …

The 10 best books about A.I.

Here are some of the best books on the rich history, rabid speculations and intriguing fictionalized world of artificial intelligence.<br>Read More