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On the Red Couch with The Business of Fashion’s Imran Amed

Imran Amed was a management consultant who wanted to apply his analytical skills to a creative field, and saw a hole in the fashion industry that he …

How To Learn A Foreign Language In 3 Months

"French and Spanish, English, German, and Brazilian Portuguese..." he ticks them off for me. "And Esperanto."<p>That last one is a made-up language, or a "constructed international auxiliary language," meaning it was designed to help people from different nations without a common tongue …

Here's How To Answer The Dreaded 'What's Your Greatest Weakness' Interview Question

All job seekers dread this question. If you're not prepared, it can trip you up and throw you off.<p>Bernard Marr, a global enterprise performance expert and a best-selling business author, wrote in a recent LinkedIn post that the reason some interviewers like to ask about weaknesses is to gain …

12 Things Successful People Do In The First Hour Of The Workday

"Successful people understand the importance of having control over their mornings and know how to use that time wisely," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job." "These people …

15 Tips For Writing An Excellent Email Subject Line

If so, you're making a big mistake. The subject line often determines whether an email is opened and how the recipient responds.<p>We asked career, email, and marketing experts to offer their best tips for crafting the perfect subject line. Whether you're looking for a job, emailing co-workers, or …

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9 Weird Things Highly Successful People Do To Be More Creative

According to Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson, eccentric people tend to be more creative because of something called "cognitive disinhibition." Basically, creative folks have less of a filter on their thoughts and actions, which makes them more likely to do things that don't follow the norms of …

The Most Ethical Companies In The World

We're so used to hearing about corporate scandals, lawsuits, and corruption today that it's easy to assume most companies bend the rules to their benefit. But it turns out that there are plenty of businesses that are giving back to the community through volunteer work, promoting ethical business …

How To Wow Everyone In A Meeting And Leave Them Wanting More

In fact, meetings, with their committee mentality and tendency to perpetually defer decisions, were invented in large part to thwart new ideas, says Al Pittampalli, author of "Read This Before Our Next Meeting." "That doesn't mean it's impossible to sell your ideas. But you will need some courage …

The 20 Most Beloved CEOs In America

That's according to a new report by Glassdoor, an online jobs and careers community. The 2014 Highest-Rated CEOs report relied solely on the input of employees who elected to participate anonymously in an online company review survey. Respondents were asked to rate their CEO and say whether or not …

This Is What Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin's Resume Looked Like In 1996

This old version of Brin's resume, last updated in 1996, is making the rounds on Hacker News today.<p>The resume details some of Brin's earliest projects, including one titled "Movie Ratings," which sounds a lot like the recommendation engine built into today's entertainment apps such as …

3 Public Speaking Secrets From The Most Successful TED Talks

At least that is according to Carmine Gallo, author of the new book "Talk Like TED." To write it, Gallo combed through 500 talks to find lessons that could help anyone who has to give a pitch or a presentation.<p>What makes a TED Talk pop? For Carmine, it's a combination of making an emotional …

Public Speaking

3 Simple Tips For Improving Your Memory

Can't recall?<p>That's doesn't necessarily mean you have a <i>bad</i> memory. It could simply be that you're not using it right, says Annie Murphy Paul, blogger and author of "The Cult of Personality Testing," in a recent LinkedIn post.<p>Here are three strategies from cognitive science and psychology that may …

This Is $10 Billion-Dollar Airbnb's First-Ever Pitch Deck

Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb Joe Gebbia Airbnb is reportedly raising a round of financing that will value the company at $10 billion and make each of its three young founders billionaires.<p>But things weren't always easy for the company. Airbnb stumbled throughout its first year and was rejected …

Meet The 52 Hottest New Stars In Silicon Valley

But over the last year, many new faces made a name for themselves in Silicon Valley.<p>Some of these unfamiliar faces are trying to tackle HIV, whereas others are tasked with leading major divisions at Apple.

Why BlackBerry's Turnaround May Be Too Late

It would be an understatement to say that the BlackBerry has fallen out of favor with the mobile set. Once so revered and coveted that it was dubbed “CrackBerry,” it now commands only a fraction of its former market share. BlackBerry’s newest CEO John Chen recently said the company has a 50/50 …

5 Common Mistakes That Will Ensure Your Resume Gets Tossed

Here’s a prediction: If your résumé feels boring, stilted, and borrowed, no one’s going to want to hire you.<p>Recruiters look at a résumé for six seconds. So how do you stand out from the crowd, aside from awesome design?<p>By avoiding threadbare phrases like “stand out from the crowd,” as David Mielach …

China top leader reaffirms economic reforms | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli reaffirmed to a group of visiting senior foreign executives and officials on Sunday that the country will introduce market-based interest rates and a market-based exchange rate for the yuan currency.<p>Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli delivers a …

These are the best tech companies to work for in 2014, according to Glassdoor. http://f-st.co/GieSwbO "Rather than 'it's because they pay a lot' or because it's 'hey, we're Facebook, and we give everyone as much food as they possibly eat," says Glassdoor SVP of People Allyson Willoughby, "the reasons people like where they work were much deeper."