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How Asking For Favors Can Build Your Relationships

<b>Many give to their network while never asking for anything in return. New research shows that this is a huge mistake.</b><p>Jia Jiang’s time was running out. Five months prior, just days before the birth of his first child, he had convinced his wife to let him invest most of their savings ($25,000) and …

How To Deal With Burnout As A Manager

As a manager, you spend most of your time focusing on your team: addressing performance issues, providing training, and helping people stay motivated and succeed—without burning out.<p>But what about when <i>you</i> start feeling burnt out?<p>I was a few years into my management career when I started to …

How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

The art of scaring children: A Tokyo museum turns into a haunted house: http://f-st.co/IpYaTlk

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

Mindfulness

Two innovations that could change the future were first discovered in Ancient Rome http://bit.ly/1djT5tD

The Bank of England will lose control of inflation and 1980s mass unemployment will return

Since Bank of England governor Mark Carney issued his “forward guidance”, bond markets have reacted by bringing forward the date at which they implicitly expect interest rates to rise. Bank officials appear mystified by this reaction. But that just indicates how out of touch they are with how the …

Better watch your back on the streets of Stockholm because these Disney princesses are waiting around the corner to kill you. http://trib.al/fw5h1T5

7 ways to boost your virtual meeting IQ

Meetings occur more frequently than presentations, so it’s not surprising that the same is true online (and it’s what prompted me to write the latest …

Six reasons why mass tourism is unsustainable

Global tourism is destroying the environment and cultural identities - and doesn't make good business sense, argues Anna Pollock<p><i>"You never change things by fighting the existing reality.<br>To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."</i> -- Buckminster Fuller<p>Despite the …

Budget Travel

NetAppVoice: 3 Gifts Of Strong, Effective Leaders http://bit.ly/16yJ0Cz When leaders commit to using these traits on a day-to-day basis, there is nothing their teams cannot accomplish.

Where to find the world's most imaginative ice cream

Ice cream. Quite simply, it’s a holiday essential. And if you’re on the lookout for something more inspired than a predictable scoop of vanilla this year, there’s no lack of ice cream hotspots from which to choose – from London to Sydney, and Los Angeles to Tokyo, the world is full of innovators …

Ice Cream

How to manage difficult decisions on hiring and firing

A few years into the building of blinkx, a very senior person on my team burned out right before my eyes. This person, let’s call him Dave, was (and …