Vazeer Kashani

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10 places where anyone can learn to code

Teens, tweens and kids are often referred to as “digital natives.” Having grown up with the Internet, smartphones and tablets, they’re often …

5 Ways To Make Sure That People Remember You

Being memorable is essential for every entrepreneur — after all, people won't fund you or buy from you if they don't even remember you exist.<p>Here are five ways to ensure you're making a strong and lasting impression.<p>When I interviewed the eminent psychologist Robert Cialdini for my book …

10 TED Talks from inspiring teachers

A great teacher can change the trajectory of your life. Here, talks from teachers you'll wish you had.

Advice to help you be a great parent

Kids don’t come with a manual, and parents don’t get grades to affirm they’re doing things right. These talks speak to the complexities of …

Create a Work Environment That Fosters Flow

Everywhere we look in business, timetables once measured by calendars can now be clocked by egg timers. So how can we keep up? In a word — and according to an ever-increasing pile of evidence — “flow.”<p>Technically defined as an “optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our …

Entrepreneur

Why Adobe Abolished The Annual Performance Review And You Should, Too

"At one point, the planning alone took nine months," she says. "It was like preparing to give birth to a child. It was like, 'why does this take so long? Does this really drive the business return?'"<p>Five years later, she was promoted to Senior Vice President of People and Places. She came to …

Harvard Business School

16 Tech People Who Missed Out On A Fortune

We could all use that.<p>The tech industry is filled with stories of people striking it rich.<p>But even more people have missed opportunities that could have brought them millions, or even billions, of dollars.<p>Of course, many of the folks who missed out on an opportunity or two have also made millions …

17 Mind-Blowing Facts About Russia

Earlier this year, it was for the Sochi Winter Olympics. More recently, it's because President Vladimir Putin has been flexing his muscles again, this time in Ukraine.<p>As the world's eighth-largest economy, Russia can't be ignored.<p>The sheer scale of the country's pipelines, for instance, its …

11 Reasons Why America's Baby Boomers Don't Have The Money To Retire

But John Stoltzfus, chief market strategist at Oppenheimer, says the retirement investment landscape is worse than people think.<p>"No one wants to talk about just how unprepared the Baby Boomer generation is for the years when they will no longer be able to work," Oppenheimer's John Stoltzfus told …

11 Questions Successful People Ask

Marshall recently led his Shockers to a perfect 31-0 regular season, the first team to accomplish the feat since St. Joe's in 2004. He also took Wichita State to the NCAA Final Four in 2013.<p>With so much going right, why would the bespectacled coach ever need to ask for advice?<p>Because even at our …

You No Longer Have To Be A Millionaire To Flip Houses In San Francisco

You've probably heard all about how San Francisco's real estate market is insanely hot.<p>Here are a quick few pieces of data to remind you.<p>First, there's this flier listing apartment rents that SF-based writer Adam Carstens posted to Twitter a couple weeks ago. Yes, that's a studio for $2,795.<p>Next …

The Internet Gave This Homeless Man $32,000 For Being Incredibly Selfless

Magic is best known for doing things like scaring fast-food workers by driving up to the window decked out like a headless person.<p>But this setup was a little different. He arranged for a fake lottery ticket to win $1,000 and then gave the ticket to a homeless man named Eric.<p>What he never expected …

Software Developers Are Terrified Of What Happens When They Hit 30

The problem sparked a lengthy conversation in a recent Hacker News thread, where developers voiced their concerns about what happens once they hit age 30.<p>One even suggested that the solution to being "too old" at 30 was simple: developers should retire at 40.<p>Developers often skew young because …

House prices: most and least affordable cities in the UK

The average home in Oxford costs over 11 times the local wage, compared to Stirling in Scotland where homes cost 3.3 times earnings<p>Oxford has been named the most expensive city in the UK as rising house prices make city living less affordable, according to a Lloyds Bank report.<p>The price of a home …

10 Ways To Make Your Kids Smarter

But <b>what makes children — from babies up through the teen years — smarter?</b><p>Here are 10 things science says can help:<p>1) Music Lessons<p>Plain and simple: <b>research show music lessons make kids smarter:</b><p>Compared with children in the control groups, <b>children in the music groups exhibited greater increases in</b> …

Why Career Plans Are Dangerous To Your Career--And What You Should Do Instead

I have nothing against the people at Garmin, Tom-Tom and the other makers of free-standing GPS devices. I hope, for their sakes, that their companies thrive forever.<p>But, I wouldn’t bet on those companies–or that industry–surviving in its current form.<p>And therein lies a tale about why you want to be …

The 10 Greatest Books of All Time

Author Tom Wolfe<p>Let's not mince words: literary lists are basically an obscenity. Literature is the realm of the ineffable and the unquantifiable; …

This Is The Best Free Online Course For Entrepreneurs

It turns out she's also a gifted writer. Here's her first MOOC review on what she believes is the best free course on entrepreneurship you will find on the net. It's taught by serial entrepreneur Steve Blank, who also teaches at Berkeley's Haas School of Business and Columbia Business School.<p>As …

Lessons From The Samurai: The Secret To Always Being At Your Best

It has nothing to do with swords, fighting or strategy. Actually, quite the opposite when you think about it.<p><b>What did so many of history's greatest warriors stress as key to success and optimal performance?</b><p><b>"Being calm."</b><p>And it wasn't one random samurai mentioning it off the cuff.<p>We're talking about …

The Leadership Balancing Act - Results-Oriented vs. People-Oriented | The Fast Track

A high performing leader tackles his to-do list with urgency, yet also builds and maintains relationships across the organization that optimize …

Three Questions to Advance Your Career

In most organizations, professionals who want to move up get lots of feedback. Did you hit your numbers? Make your budget? How did you perform in managing a major project? Many companies provide you with so-called 360-degree feedback based on anonymous surveys from your boss, peers, and direct …

How to Write a Cover Letter

No one likes job hunting. Scouring through online jobs boards, spiffing up your résumé, prepping for grueling interviews — none of it’s fun. But perhaps the most challenging part of the process is writing an effective cover letter. There’s so much conflicting advice out there, it’s hard to know …

FACEBOOK: How A Social Network Went From Harvard Dorm To Taking Over The Web

If you wanted a case study in how the internet enables "disruptive innovation", then Facebook is one of the four best examples. (The other three are the web, Wikipedia, and Skype.) Like the web, Facebook is essentially the creation of a single gifted, visionary individual, one Mark Zuckerberg. And …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We're often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

How to View Constraints as Blessings in Disguise - Copyblogger

“What we need is to tell a powerful story on our thank you card,” I said.<p>The team unanimously agreed to the concept and in minutes volunteered me to …

Writing

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: A Guide for the Terrified

No one likes to move beyond his or her comfort zone, but that’s really where the magic happens. It’s where we can grow, learn, and develop in a way that expands our horizons beyond what we thought was possible.<p>Also, it’s terrifying.<p>For me, operating beyond my comfort zone was participating in …

On a Beam of Light: The Story of Albert Einstein, Illustrated by the Great Vladimir Radunsky

Given my soft spot for picture-book and graphic-novel accounts of famous lives, including Charles Darwin, Julia Child, Hunter S. Thompson, Richard Feynman, Ella Fitzgerald, and Steve Jobs, I was instantly taken with <b>On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein</b> (<i>public library</i>). Written by <b>Jennifer</b> …