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10 Hallmarks Of A Leader Of Leaders

Some leaders attract followers – others attract leaders. And still others have the uncanny ability to turn followers INTO leaders. So, what kind of …

6 Must-Read Book Recommendations From Our Favorite Leaders

We asked Arianna Huffington, Ryan Holmes, Tim Ferriss, and other hyper-literate worldchangers what’s on their nightstand. We found a mixture of inspiration, perspiration, and well-timed space walks.<p>As the new year begins, we asked some of the most insightful (and well-read) people in the <i>Fast …

Self-improvement

To Sell Products That Help The World, Convince Consumers That They’re Helping Themselves

People are selfish. If you want to get them interested, appeal to their self-interest, not their desire to do good.<p>If you are one of the many retailers that believes being a good corporate citizen will help you sell more products, then we have a little secret to share with you. Despite what the …

Fair Trade

Why Your Company Needs To Be 'Brandful'

Brands are valuable. And organizations spend nearly half a trillion dollars every year to introduce, promote and manage their brands. In 2012, Procter & Gamble spent over $4.8 billion on advertising. Selling is an expensive proposition.<p>But it doesn’t have to be. Brands are finally starting to reap …

7 Rules For Selling In A World That Has Enough Stuff

Author James Wallman says having too much stuff–or “stuffocation”–is the defining problem of our generation. Materialism is dead; experientialism is where it’s at. Here are seven ways that brands can meet this changing consumer tide.<p>There was a time when big was beautiful, more was better, and …

Minimalism

Dr AR Bernard: On Grace And Focus

Updated on January 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm Michelle Heng CHC , City Harvest Church , Dr AR Bernard<p><b>Advisory chairman Dr AR Bernard brought a word in</b> …

How to Set Up a Basic Productivity System

There are tons of productivity systems available for you to use, and for those who are just getting started in their quest to have a better handle on their tasks, projects, and goals it can be quite…daunting. This post will show you how to set up a a basic personal productivity system that will …

A Scientific Guide To Maximizing Your Impact On Twitter, Facebook, And Other Digital Media

When is the best time to tweet on Twitter, post on Facebook, and email newsletters to reach the most people? Let’s find out.<p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one …

Social Media

6 market surprises for 2014

“The Beatles have no future in show business,” wrote an executive at London’s Decca records as he turned down the chance to sign the Liverpool group …

Europe

12 Tools For More Mindful Living

Living a more mindful life is worth the effort, but remembering to focus and keep your mind in the moment is difficult. Here is a toolset designed to help you achieve your goals.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 11 New Years resolutions you can actually keep in 2014. For the full list,</i> …

Mindfulness

2014 Resolution? No Passion, No Point

Apa yang paling lazim kita lakukan menjelang akhir tahun selain liburan, makan-makan dan jalan-jalan? Jawabannya bisa jadi menyusun resolusi. Bener …

Are You Sure You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship isn’t as glamorous as you might think– many entrepreneurs report working sixteen-hour days.<p>Are people choosing entrepreneurship for all the wrong reasons? I’d say so. The recent attention given to famous entrepreneurs and the economic development successes of a few cities in the …

Stop Giving Employees Cash Bonuses

New research suggests a better kind of year-end reward.<p><i>A Christmas Carol</i> makes a strong existential case for year-end bonuses, but it’s far less instructive on which type of bonus works best. Indeed, the evidence on that count is conflicting. Individual, performance-based bonuses can boost morale …

University of British Columbia

A Little Less Driving Means Big Dividends For Local Economies

People who drive less give less money to distant oil corporations, but give a lot more to the local economy.<p>Driving is expensive. Running a sedan for a year costs $9,122 on average, according to the American Automobile Association, with gas prices contributing a big part of that sum. The average …

How Do Couples Stick Together? A New Series of Documentary Shorts Reveals The Secrets Of Enduring Love Stories

What does it take for two people to stick together until death do us part? The makers of the Global Glue Project is on a mission to find out. For the last three years, producers filmed 52 couples in eight countries, following relationships that have lasted as long as 70 years and as little as one. …

The 7 Steps To Delivering A Mind-Blowing TED Talk

Transform your run-of-the-mill presentation ideas by applying the “seven Cs of original messaging.”<p>It’s been said that there are no original ideas. But what may seem like old hat to you could become the next compelling TED talk.<p>You can transform your presentations by mining your expertise, …

Public Speaking

When Neighbors Tore Down Their Fences, Incredible Things Happened

A look at how one street in California hacked its community for the sake of an easier life.<p>Editor’s Note<p>The following piece is from a new book, <i>Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design</i>, by journalist Charles Montgomery. It examines how cities shape not only our physical lives, but our …

10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People

Creative people are humble and proud. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative. How creative are you?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>I frequently find myself …

Creativity

Candy Crush Saga: The Science Behind Our Addiction

If you haven’t heard of <i>Candy Crush</i>, it’s the mobile game that’s so addictive, players say they have left their children stranded at school, abandoned …