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04Sep

8 Lessons on Leadership From an Astronaut

Former NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman shares his top eight lessons learned from his own role models along the way. What is the most important thing you have learned about leadership?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts […]

04Sep

Why This Latest Court Challenge Could Spell Doom for Obamacare

In a sign that significant challenges to the Affordable Care Act will go before the Supreme Court, the top D.C. appeals court will hear another challenge. It’s been four years since the Affordable Care Act became law of the land, but the legal challenges don’t appear to be letting up […]

04Sep

Does Overthinking Diminish Your Influence?

Everyone’s seen a CEO who follows his gut develop a following. Just think of Steve Jobs. Yet the deliberate thinker in the C-Suite rarely gets a promotion. Why is that? Researchers at Stanford Graduate School of Business wanted to find out whether people penalize thoughtfulness when others are making decisions. […]

04Sep

FedEx’s $250M Business Lesson You Can Learn For Free

Avoid the mistake that could cost FedEx hundreds of millions FedEx is a great company. Fabulous concept, terrific brand, reliable service. But you can be great and still make big mistakes. And it looks like FedEx made a whopper in an area many businesses would find of interest. We’re talking […]

04Sep

Quantifying the Runways at New York Fashion Week

All those Clydesdale struts down runways this coming week will be measured by more than just the approving nods they earn from certain magazine editors and boutique buyers, because this is the year wearable tech goes couture. Or at least makes a concerted attempt. A dozen or more wearable companies–among […]

04Sep

Why the White House Named Google’s Megan Smith as the U.S.’s New CTO

The Google alum is the first woman named to be named head of technology for the U.S. The rumors were true. Megan Smith has been named the next chief technology officer of the U.S., a move that gives the Silicon Valley veteran and vice president of Google’s secretive research lab, […]

04Sep

5 Tips for Building a Positive Brand Reputation

If you’re new to the business world than you may be surprised to learn that perhaps one of the most important assets is your brand’s reputation. If for someone your brand’s reputation has been tarnished–even the slightest bit–you’re at risk of losing current and potential customers. But, if your reputation […]

04Sep

The Simple Trick That Makes Everyone Happier

No matter who you are, adopting this attitude can help lift your spirits. Acting like an extrovert–even if you’re not one–will make you feel happier, recent research suggests. The findings, which come from surveys of people in the United States, Venezuela, the Philippines, China, and Japan, reveal people feel higher […]

04Sep

5 Fashion Icons And Their Game-Changing Designs

Before Diane von Furstenberg, there was Coco Chanel and her little black dress. Trends that might now be taken for granted–such as shorts, or the women’s tuxedo–were once groundbreaking designs with lasting social and political impact. In honor of New York Fashion Week, starting Thursday, here are five famous designers […]

04Sep

7 Traits of Likeable CEOs

Whether you’re in charge of a multinational corporation or you’re the founder of a small startup business, being a CEO is stressful. You’re the final decision maker and cultural figurehead of your entire enterprise, responsible not only for securing the future profitability and existence of the company but also the […]

04Sep

The ROI of an MBA (Infographic)

What is a business graduate degree really worth? One way to find out is to ask the graduates themselves. MBAs have come to represent the largest percentage of master’s degrees earned today, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Yet the massive price tag and abundant supply of grads have […]

04Sep

Small Business Lending Rises Sharply

Despite adding few jobs, small businesses increased their lending by 7 percent in July. LENDING REBOUND: Small business lending picked up in July, rebounding after declining in June, according to a report released Wednesday by Thomson Reuters and PayNet. The companies’ Small Business Lending Index rose 7 percent from June. […]

04Sep

How to Choose the Right Values for Your Company

All companies go through the process of defining values, but are you just going through the motions or are you setting yourself up for greatness? “What do you mean “passionate”? Stalin was passionate. Would we hire him?” It was 10 years ago and I was CEO at my previous company. […]

04Sep

What the Internet of Things Will Look Like in 2025 (Infographic)

Here are some of the exciting technologies to look forward to from the smart homes of the future. The term Internet of Things is frequently associated with smart home devices–everyday objects that are hooked up to the internet–but the future of “IoT” technology has more to offer than just refrigerators […]

04Sep

CEO of Bitcoin-Based Black Market Site Will Plead Guilty

The site generated more than $1 billion in illegal transactions, according to authorities. The top executive of a New York City-based Bitcoin company is scheduled to plead guilty Thursday to federal criminal charges. The case against Charlie Shrem of Manhattan grew from the government’s shutdown of the black market website […]

04Sep

Want to Improve Your Life? Write Yourself a Letter

Science shows that writing about how you will look back on your life decades in the future drastically improves decision making. Put that insight to use. Physically you’re just one person, of course, with one head and one heart. But think about yourself through time and suddenly it seems like […]

04Sep

Musk’s Tesla Plant Gets Closer to Electric Car for the Masses

To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will use an expanse of desert where wild mustangs still roam for a factory that the company projects will crank out enough batteries to power 500,000 vehicles annually by decade’s end. Tesla chose Nevada as the site for the $5 billion […]

04Sep

6 Signs Your Coworkers Have a Crush on You

How to tell if your co-workers accept you as one of their own. You don’t want to be the guy or gal playing ‘left out’ regarding the company softball team but you do want to be included in post work ‘meetings’ at the downtown pub. But, how can you tell […]

04Sep

Why Your Company Should Put Design First

How practicing the tango and other hobbies outside of work, can be leveraged at work. Sustaining creativity and design thinking takes practice. And if you work at it, then your company will be better equipped to stand the test of time. Firms have long trumpeted being led by engineers or […]

04Sep

9 Powerful Habits for Getting Important Things Done (and Building Your Willpower in the Process)

Getting important things done can sometimes be a real chore. But with some effort on your part, you can build the habits (and the willpower) to be more effective than ever before. We all know that sinking feeling. The deadline is drawing closer and you haven’t even started yet. You […]

04Sep

Instagram: How the Must-Have App Became the World’s Camera Filter

Instagram disrupted social media faster than almost any other startup. Here are the design features that turned the app into a game changer–and a $1 billion company. Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that examines the lessons behind disruptive products through the lens of design. Making the […]

04Sep

My Love-Hate Relationship with the Working from Home Policy

It comes down to building an engaged culture deserving of mutual trust Years ago, before I had my own company, I was a field sales rep who worked from home. I’d start the day just like I was going into the office: I’d put on my suit, grab a cup […]

04Sep

7 Decisions Millennials May Someday Regret

Lay the wrong groundwork at this point in your life and you might end up damaging and limiting your future. Since it’s “back to school” week, I thought this would be a good time to remind the college-bound (and recent graduates) that this is the time when you laying the […]

04Sep

A Rather Radical Plan for Overhauling the Hiring Process

The process companies use to promote people or move them internally is quite accurate in predicting the person’s success. There’s no reason these same concepts can’t be used when hiring people from the outside. Chris Farley and David Spade in Tommy Boy waste an executive’s time during a sales meeting. […]