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Image Five Things to Start Doing in 2013 | 1.Read...

Five Things to Start Doing in 2013 | 1.Read at least one book a month for professional development. 2. Sleep more. 3. Join a charity board. 4.Ask for referrals. 5. Leave work at a reasonable time. #business #entrepreneurship #books #businessbooks #advice #living

   

Image Confidence Woman | Sheryl Sandberg’s first...

Confidence Woman | Sheryl Sandberg’s first employees, according to her family, were her siblings David and Michelle. “Initially, as a 1-year-old and 3-year-old, we were worthless and weak,” they said in a toast at her wedding. #business #entrepreneurship #society #covers #news #newsstand #biography #women #equality #law #tech #inspiration #ideas #knowledgefix #leadership

   

Image Inside The 2013 Billionaires List: Facts and...

Inside The 2013 Billionaires List: Facts and Figures | This is our 27th year publishing the Forbes Billionaires list. Here are the top five: 1. Carlos Slim Helu, Net worth: $73 billion 2. Bill Gates, Net worth: $67 billion 3. Amancio Ortega, Net worth: $57 billion 4. Warren Buffett, Net worth: $53.5 billion 5. Larry Ellison Net worth: $43 billion. #business #entrepreneurship #billionaires #rankings #history #covers #forbes

   

Image NASA's Shuttle Launch Facilities, For Sale...

NASA's Shuttle Launch Facilities, For Sale To Anyone Interested | Popular Science| #science #business #space #knowledgefix

   

Image The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make...

The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau. #businessbooks #books #business #entrepreneurship

   

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Banks Launder Billions of Dollars with no Repercusaions | How to Halt the Terrorist Money Train, by Robert Mazur | #Business #knowledgefix #news #Banking

   

Image The Top Ten Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Us |...

The Top Ten Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Us | #business

   

Image Barack Obama: A Master Class in Public...

Barack Obama: A Master Class in Public Speaking [Video] #speeches #politics #business #tips #publicspeaking

   

Image 18 Entrepreneurs Share Their Top 20 Tips |...

18 Entrepreneurs Share Their Top 20 Tips | Here’s a killer formula: Your Wisdom + My Wisdom = More Success. #Entrepreneurship #Tips #Business

   

Image The Engagement Secret Of Great Leaders |...

The Engagement Secret Of Great Leaders | Show me a great leader and I’ll show you a talented storyteller. Leadership and storytelling go hand-in-hand. In fact, leaders who lack the ability to leverage the power and influence of storytelling are missing the very essence of what accounts for compelling leadership to begin with – the story. #Leadership #Business

   

Image Richard Branson: 'Screw It. Let's Do...

Richard Branson: 'Screw It. Let's Do It' What's it take to be a big thinker? The famed #entrepreneur talks big ideas and even bigger challenges. | #Business

   

Image Why I Voted for Romney As a businessman and...

Why I Voted for Romney As a businessman and an employer, I'm just more comfortable with Mitt Romney in office. #Election2012 #Politics

   

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Why I--a Serial Entrepreneur--Voted for Obama | The 2012 presidential election promises to be a close one. As a small business owner, I support keeping President Obama in office for four more years. #Election2012 #Politics #Business

   

Image 10 Most Expensive Hurricanes in US History |...

10 Most Expensive Hurricanes in US History | The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an above-average #hurricane season for 2011 in the Atlantic basin. While 2010 was quite active, the low number of landfalls spared many areas from significant physical or economic damage. Many of the worst storms to strike in past years have created billions in damage for those residing on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico regions. By Brian Beers. #Economy

   

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The Success Equation - Harvard Business Review | Download a FREE excerpt from The #Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and #Investing, by Michael J. Mauboussin. What role, exactly, do skill and luck play in our successes and failures? In his provocative new book, Michael Mauboussin untangles the intricate strands of skill and luck, defines them, and provides useful frameworks for analyzing their relative contributions. #Business

   

Image 40 Things To Say Before You Die | by Jessica...

40 Things To Say Before You Die | by Jessica Hagy, Before you’re sprawled on your deathbed, there are some things you really have to say. They’re not complicated. They’re not poetry. They’re just short sentences with big meaning. I hope they get you talking. #Todos #Life

   

Image The 28 Fastest-Shrinking Cities In The World...

The 28 Fastest-Shrinking Cities In The World | Despite the global wave of urbanization, some cities are shrinking. Among nearly 600 major cities listed in a UN report, 28 cities are on track to shrink between 1990 and 2025. Russia dominates the list, along with many cities in former Soviet states. There are some surprises on there too, like Rome, Milan, and Turin in Italy. #Geography #Cities

   

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Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Foreign Policy Plans Of Barack Obama And Mitt Romney | While the economy and jobs remain the bread-and-butter issues of the 2012 presidential race, tonight's final debate will focus on topics that remain important to voters deciding on who will be their commander-in-chief for the next four years: Namely, how the candidates see the role of the United States on the global stage. #election2012 #debate

   

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There Is Simply No Other Plane In The World Like Air Force One | Air Force One, the call sign of whichever Air Force plane the President of the United States is flying on, has long been known for the security and comfort it provides its famous cargo. But everything changed with Sept. 11, 2001. The crew realized the plane had weaknesses. It lacked features that would have let President George W. Bush address the nation. #airforceone

   

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THE DIGITAL 100: The World's Most Valuable Private Tech Companies, Alyson Shontell | Welcome to the DIGITAL 100: The World's Most Valuable Private Tech Companies! In the past two months, we have evaluated hundreds of private tech companies and ranked the top 100 by value. Our rankings are based on several metrics, including revenue, users, market opportunities, growth rates, and the perception of investors and tech gurus. #technology #business

   

Image The Illusion of Choice | The illusion of...

The Illusion of Choice | The illusion of choice is an awesome #infographics that breaks down who owns what and the reality that we really don’t have much choice as we think we do. There are six huge media giants that basically run most of the media that we consume through television, radio, and reading. #choice #media #business

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10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Make Yourself Happier Meredith Galante | Few people go through life without wanting to be happier. You may think happiness is out of your control, but believe it or not, there are a few scientifically-proven ways to make yourself happier, and they're all things you can do proactively. #happiness #life

   

Image 10 Beautiful #Eco-Friendly Mansions That Are...

10 Beautiful #Eco-Friendly Mansions That Are Currently On The Market Meredith Galante | Luxury homes are often criticized for being ostentatious, wasteful, and having too large of a carbon footprint. But in many new constructions, LEED certifications and "eco-friendly" features are commonplace. We browsed Sotheby's International Realty's Green Living section to compile a list of top-notch luxury homes that either had LEED certification, solar panels, or other smart #technology.

   

Image Be Happier: 10 Things to Stop Doing Right...

Be Happier: 10 Things to Stop Doing Right Now | Sometimes the route to happiness depends more on what you don't do. 1. Blaming.2. Impressing. 3. Clinging.4. Interrupting. 5. Whining. 6. Controlling. 7. Criticizing. 8. Preaching. 9. Dwelling. 10. Fearing.

   

Image 3 Tools That Make Busywork Suck Less | There...

3 Tools That Make Busywork Suck Less | There are lots of apps and software that make administrative work a little easier. Here are three that rise above the crowd. #business #management

   

Image Are You Leading Your People, or Just Running...

Are You Leading Your People, or Just Running a Company? Best-selling leadership author Simon Sinek explains 5 ways to really look after your employees | After safely leading 22 members of the Air Force through combat in 2002, Lieutenant Colonel Mike "Johnny Bravo" Drowley, an airman in the United States Air Force, told best-selling leadership author Simon Sinek that there are fates worse than death. #leadership

   

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Your Road Map to Going Global in Uncertain Times Managing an international supply chain is getting riskier. Here's how to keep your product, your customers, and your company safe. #business

   

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5 Reasons People Fail (& What to Do Instead), These barriers to success are easy to overcome, but only when you know they're there. #business #life 1. Uninspiring Goals 2. Fear of Failure 3. Fear of Success 4. An Unrealistic Timetable 5. Worrying About "Dry Spots"

   

Image Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some...

Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't. What does it take to make a great company, and what traits will young businesspeople need to lead them? Jim Collins introduced new rigor to the evaluation of business leadership in his instant classic Good to Great, with a research team reviewing "6,000 articles and generating 2,000 pages of interview transcripts." #books

   

Image Michael Lewis, Liar's Poker. One of the...

Michael Lewis, Liar's Poker. One of the first books I read upon graduating college, Liar's Poker is acclaimed author Michael Lewis' first book — a captivating story about his short-lived postcollegiate career as a bond salesman in the 1980s. Lewis has become perhaps the most notable chronicler of modern business, and Liar's Poker is both a fascinating history of Wall Street (and the broader financial world) in the 1980s and a cautionary tale to ambitious young business leaders #books

   

Image Tom Wolfe, A Man in Full. Tom Wolfe founded...

Tom Wolfe, A Man in Full. Tom Wolfe founded the New Journalism school and was one of America's most brilliant writers of nonfiction (books and essays like The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test) before he became one of her most notable novelists. Often better known for his portrait of 1980s New York, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full is his novel about race, status, business, and a number of other topics in modern Atlanta. #books

   

Image Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning....

Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning. Viktor Frankl was an Austrian psychiatrist who survived life in the Nazi concentration camps. Man's Search for Meaning is really two books — one dedicated to recounting his frightening ordeal in the camps (interpreted through his eyes as a psychiatrist) and the other a treatise on his theory, logotherapy. His story alone is worth the read — a reminder of the depths and heights of human nature — and the central contention of logotherapy — #books

   

Image The Emperor's Handbook: A New Translation of...

The Emperor's Handbook: A New Translation of The Meditations | Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 A.D., Marcus Aurelius is considered one of history's "philosopher kings," and his Meditations were perhaps his most lasting legacy. Never meant to be published, Marcus' writings on Stoicism, life, and leadership were the personal notes he used to make sense of the world. They remain a wonderful insight into the mind of a man who ruled history's most revered empire at the age

   

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For Those Who Want to Lead, Read by John Coleman | When David Petraeus visited the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009, one of the meetings he requested was with author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Petraeus, who holds a PhD in International Relations from Princeton, is a fan of Team of Rivals and wanted time to speak to the famed historian about her work. Apparently, the great general (and current CIA Director) is something of a bibliophile.

   

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Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter | by Gautam Mukunda, Will your next leader be insignificant--or indispensable? The importance of leadership and the impact of individual leaders has long been the subject of debate. Are they made by history, or do they make it? In "Indispensable," Harvard Business School professor Gautam Mukunda offers an enticingly fresh look at how and when individual leaders really can make a difference. #books

   

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Great Leaders Don't Need Experience - Harvard Business Review | The finding: The best leaders tend to be outsiders who don’t have a great deal of experience. The research: Gautam Mukunda studied political, business, and military leaders, categorizing them into two groups: “filtered leaders,” insiders whose careers followed a normal progression; and “unfiltered leaders,” who either were outsiders with little experience or got their jobs through fluke circumstances.

   

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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership (with featured article "What Makes an Effective Executive," by Peter F. Drucker) | How can you transform yourself from a good manager into an extraordinary leader? We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on leadership and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization's performance. #books

   

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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself (with bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen) | The path to your own professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror. What you see there--your greatest strengths and deepest values--are the foundations you must build on. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on managing yourself and selected the most important ones to help you stay engaged and productive throughout you

   

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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently | Are you at the top of your game--or still trying to get there? Take your cues from the short, powerful "9 Things Successful People Do Differently," where the strategies and goals of the world's most successful people are on display--backed by research that shows exactly what has the biggest impact on performance. Here's a hint: accomplished people reach their goals because of what they do, not just who they are. #books

   

Image Information Wants to Be Shared | Stewart...

Information Wants to Be Shared | Stewart Brand famously declared, "Information wants to be free." Except he didn't (not really). And it doesn't. Information is much more complicated than that. What information really wants--what makes it more valuable, useful, and immediate, Joshua Gans argues--is to be shared. Using the tools and logic of information economics, Gans shows how sharing enhances most information's value. #books

   

Image The $10 Trillion Prize: Captivating the...

The $10 Trillion Prize: Captivating the Newly Affluent in China and India | Meet your new global consumer... You've heard of the burgeoning consumer markets in China and India that are driving the world economy. But do you know enough about these new consumers to convert them into customers? Do you know that: (1) There will be nearly one billion middle-class consumers in China and India within the next ten years? (2) More than 135 million Chinese and Indians will graduate from college. #Books

   

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How Social Innovation Is Helping Homeless Veterans - Ron Ashkenas - Harvard Business Review | Creative approaches that businesses use to develop new products can also be channeled toward solving long-standing and intractable social issues. A case in point is the recent effort to house chronically homeless veterans in the U.S., as thousands of soldiers return to civilian life after extended tours overseas. #innovation

   

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HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers | DON'T LET YOUR FEAR OF FINANCE GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR SUCCESS. Can you prepare a breakeven analysis? Do you know the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet? Or understand why a business that's profitable can still go belly-up? Has your grasp of your company's numbers helped--or hurt--your career? Whether you're new to finance or you just need a refresher, this go-to #guide will give you the tools and confidence you need. #books

   

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Subscribe Sign in / RegisterMy Account | You've been asked to lead a project. You appreciate the vote of confidence, but are you panicking because you haven't a clue where to begin? Do you worry that stakeholders will tug you in a million directions, making it impossible to set clear goals, let alone deliver the goods on time and on budget? How will you know when to stick to your original plan and when to be flexible? #books #guides

   

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Guide to Making Every Meeting Matter | Meetings. They hold such promise for moving your business forward but are rarely executed well. We all know what we're supposed to do to run meetings effectively, but we seldom do them. Why? Perhaps we think it's just not worth the time to clarify what we hope to accomplish, craft an agenda, handpick participants, issue pre-work, and send out notes with key decisions and next steps. But meeting preparation and follow-up is time well spent. #guides #books

   

Image Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need |...

Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need | Stuck in a career rut? Maybe you're itching to broaden your skills and take on new challenges. Or perhaps you're eyeing a management role a level or two up. So how do you grow and advance professionally? Not by waiting for senior managers to notice you and "bring you along." You'll be sorely disappointed by how long that takes, if it ever happens. The key is effective mentoring--and it's up to you to go get it. #books

   

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Guide to Managing Up and Across - Harvard Business Review | Does your boss make you want to scream? Do you have more than one boss? Do you spend your day corralling people who don’t report to you? Do you work across departmental silos? Then you know that managing up and across your company is critical to doing your job well.

   

Image 10 Ways to Spend Your Funding: Confessions...

10 Ways to Spend Your Funding: Confessions of an Ex-Lean Entrepreneur - | 1. Hire an office manager 2. Get a nice office 3. Invest in marketing 4. Invest in Search Engine Marketing 5. Outsource PR 6. Hire a CFO 7. Invest in sales 8. Attend/sponsor events and conferences 9. Value your time 10. Cannibalize your job #business

   

Image How To Build A Business From Scratch -...

How To Build A Business From Scratch - Trying to build a business? And I don’t mean just flailing in the wind with product ideas, half-hearted brainstorms and trying to make a quick buck or two. I mean a real business. Built to last (yes, stolen from Jim Collins) — strong for the long haul, serving a higher purpose. Are you interested in building this kind of company? #business

   

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6 Startup Strategies For Building A Niche Community - | Targeted products appeal to niche audience. And unfortunately, not all tech companies can have the reach that Facebook and Google enjoy. Easier said than done, though, right? 1. Be Embedded Within Your Community 2. Learn the Vocabulary 3. Reach Out to Micro-communities 4. Act Upon Customer Feedback 5. Seal the Deal In-person 6. Give Users Something They Can’t Find Elsewhere #Business #strategy

   

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