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Coffee Touring: The Best Coffee in Amsterdam – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending a weekend in Amsterdam, a place I hadn’t been to in years and whose small but vibrant specialty …

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn’t about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It’s about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.<p>It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

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50 Heavyweight Leadership Quotes

Some say leadership is an art. Some say leadership is a science. There were a lot of books written on the topic and a lot of approaches discussed. But there are also simple, yet powerful quotes that pack a punch and make us think about the true meaning of leadership. Here are some that resonated …

The 7 Sleep Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know lack of sleep is harmful to our health -- sleep affects mood, increases risk of psychiatric disorders and depression, cardiovascular disease and lowers immune system health. Yet the stress of running a company and long working …

Don’t Let Your Career “Just Happen”

We all know The Statistic: Only 4.2 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. But the gender split in mid-level management is now nearly even. While women have made progress in being recognized as managers, why aren’t they making it to the top?<p>In many cases, they’ve climbed to the last rung of a …

5 Simple Things You Can Do To Get People To Speak Up In Meetings

I can’t tell you how many times, over the years, managers have complained to me that their folks don’t speak up in meetings. They lament the fact they don’t get creative ideas, useful pushback to their own ideas, or meaningful conversation about important issues.<p>More problematically, the managers …

The Coffee Collective Begins Food Pairings – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

The Danish stalwarts at Coffee Collective recently made an exciting announcement on their blog. After years of only serving limited pastry offerings …

Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?” he wanted to know.<p>I didn’t have a ready answer and it’s a …

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …

Surprises Are the New Normal; Resilience Is the New Skill

The difference between winners and losers is how they handle losing.<p>That’s a key finding from my ongoing research on great companies and effective leaders: no one can completely avoid troubles and potential pitfalls are everywhere, so the real skill is the resilience to climb out of the hole and …

Hot Type: The Best New Books of August

As leader of the “Family,” the late-60s hippie death cult, Charles <i>Manson</i> (Simon & Schuster) masterminded a series of unspeakably brutal murders that shocked the nation. <b>Jeff Guinn,</b> with rare access to Mansons sister and cousin and family snapshots, answers the question of how the Beach Boy chum and …

A Summer Reading List for Marketers

Spoiler alert: I dropped out of university.<p>It’s true. I entered university with the best of intentions. At the same time, I was already publishing a couple of music magazines that were becoming successful. As I ventured down the road of burnout by trying to be both a publisher and a full time …

Four travel startups for events, surfing, and finding friends

This week’s roundup of new travel startups looks at some clever niche sites and services that use a combination of hashtags, Airbnb-inspiration, the …

How and Why to Be a Leader (Not a Wannabe)

We need a new generation of leaders. And we need it now.<p>We’re in the midst of a Great Dereliction — a historic failure of leadership, precisely when we need it most. Hence it’s difficult, looking around, to even remember what leadership is. We’re surrounded by people who are expert at winning — …

Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas Announces Inaugural Sailing

Travelers have a love/hate relationship with inaugural sailings. On the one hand, there is something so exciting and romantic about being among the …

Ten great cycling routes: from day-trips to long-distance adventures

Wind in your hair, landscapes whipping by, cruising through peaceful forests: embracing the outdoors on two wheels is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around. Here’s our round-up of great cycling routes which offer something for everyone, from multi-day adventures to relaxing …

Alpine Abyss: 'Stairway to Nothingness' Opens in Austria

An Austrian resort opened a new attraction for andrenaline junkies on Wednesday. The suspension bridge and glass platform offer spectacular views of …

The 20 Best New Bars of 2013 (Photos)

Drink Up!<p>Check out the 20 hottest new bars around the world—and the tasty concoctions they’re whipping up.<p>06.30.13 4:45 AM ET

Should I Accept that LinkedIn Invitation?

That’s a question I am almost guaranteed to hear during any social media workshop, or indeed, in one-on-one conversations about social networking. Even committed LinkedIn users are often uncertain of which connection requests to accept, or which invitations to extend: Someone who regularly shares …

New Research: You’re Doing Customer Experience Innovation Wrong

“Innovation” has become a buzzword in the customer experience field.<p>In a recent Forrester survey of 100 customer experience professionals, nearly half of respondents said that their executive team’s strategy for customer experience is market differentiation. And an ambitious 13% said that they’ll …

Becoming a Better Judge of People

In business and in life, the most critical choices we make relate to people. Yet being a good judge of people is difficult. How do we get better at sizing up first impressions, at avoiding hiring mistakes, at correctly picking (and not missing) rising stars?<p>The easy thing to do is focus on …