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This year, hyper-famous life coach Tony Robbins released a book all about how to make the most of your money. Here are some key insights from Unshakeable that even cash-strapped Millennials will find useful.
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Do you dream of achieving greatness in life, but think success is exclusively reserved for others? There’s plenty of prosperity to go around, and you can enjoy a surge of success by pushing past your limits.
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Get your way more often by acting on this advice from Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade
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Books come in all shapes and forms nowadays, but the Blinkist app takes it to the next level. With it, you can get the main takeaways of a book in 15 minutes.
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Sheryl Sandberg’s husband Dave passed away suddenly in 2015. In her new book, she talks about coming to terms with his death, nurturing her resilience, and how she managed to reclaim joy.
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As technological innovations make knowledge increasingly accessible, fewer people need to opt for expensive MBAs to learn what they need to excel.
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Bill Gates just let Twitter in on his top pick for a graduation present: Steven Pinker’s 700-page masterpiece on the history of violence. Here, we cut through hundreds of pages to give you just what you need to know.
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Here’s one thing that’s for sure: whether they’re in accounting or IT, people hate their commutes. Find out how to fix it.
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Doing your mind good, your body good, and doing social good, too. Learn why the Blinkist app is the UN’s top choice for best Learning & Education app this year.
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Two years ago we started a crazy experiment. Disappointed with traditional organizational structures we wanted to explore new systems.
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Do you love books, but wish you could consume them more quickly? This full-time book-reading ninja has some tips to help you level up your reading game.
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First as tragedy, then as farce... here are 3 important takeaways from days gone by that we need to remember today.
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Entrepreneur Niklas Jansen has a surprising morning routine that helps him to be more mindful and more productive throughout the day. Check it out here.
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Some may view dyslexia as a roadblock, but for one of the world’s best-known billionaires, the learning disorder put him on the path to immense success.
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Dedicated immigrants have a long history of seizing exceptional opportunities and excelling in the world of work and business.
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Women who shatter glass ceilings, break stereotypes and lead fearlessly have one thing in common: an unrelenting focus on following their dreams.
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We love all the mail that we receive from you, but this Valentine's day, we're crushing over our French user, Florent Thurin's kind & clever words. Florent, we love you, too.
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Stop looking at your emails, now! Learn how to get your head out of your inbox and into your work today with this quick and easy tip.
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Feel taken for granted? Feel like no-one ever recognizes your efforts? Find out how to transform other people's ingratitude into a positive feeling.
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How can you successfully hack your habits and alter your mindset to achieve real, measurable, consistent change? Read on to find out.
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Read on for a surefire tip on how to avoid getting swindled.
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Working more than 40 hours a week can have a seriously negative impact on your productivity at work. Find out how to make some empowering changes today.
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If you have no idea which language your lover speaks, you may be inadvertently communicating in a way that hurts rather than helps your relationship.
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There are many common misconceptions about intelligence. Naturally, we tend to view it as fixed. However, there are more ways to boost your IQ than you think.
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Blinkist is management-free because we run on a system called Holacracy. Never heard of it before? It’s time! Switching to Holacracy transformed the way that Blinkist works.
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There's a great power in never giving up. Here are 5 stories of famous celebrities who suffered massive failures before finding success.
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Are you overworked, uninspired, and wrung dry? It's probably because your day at the office is better suited to a factory worker from the turn of the century! Learn how we got there and how to make your workday work for you.
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Germans have the most powerful economy in the EU, but they work fewer hours than nearly any other nation. It's not a mystery, and we'll tell you all about it.
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Dale Carnegie, Marilyn Monroe, and Bill Clinton were not born with charisma, they earned it. Learn how you can win anyone over in five steps.
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Some of the world's highest achievers have one thing in common: it isn’t a high IQ, nor is it an incredible lucky streak, but their appreciation for reading. Books were their most profitable investment.
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What do you gift the smartest person you know for Christmas? A hit of knowledge of course! Choose one of these apps for a gift that keeps on giving.
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In an age of Lean and MVPs, remember that nothing will sell better than a perfect product. This is a defense of going slow—and the books to back it up.
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Meet the new Blinkist -- inspired by a global community of readers and explorers. #AlwaysLearning
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Want to know how Trump and Clinton plan to woo you to their camps? Learn the promises behind the two candidates’ personal brands.
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Harness the power of sonic boom to boost your marketing efforts.
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We're all familiar with Nike's "Just Do It" battle cry but what does it mean? Where did it come from? Find the secret behind the "Just Do It" campaign.
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What do a former professional Irish rugby player, an artist from Portland, Oregon and an entrepreneur from Jordan have in common? Find out here.
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German, French or Japanese, many of us try to learn a new language, but most of us fail. Here are 3 tips to help anyone become a language expert.
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Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaica has a knack of producing some of the greatest sprinters. What's their secret?
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Women competed in the Olympic Games well before 1900 and were winning as early as the 300s BCE.
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When you want to succeed what should you rely on? Talent? Not really. Find out about the secret of grit.
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We’ve scoured our best titles on the history and nature of human innovation to to find out what factors make a hotbed of extreme genius.
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Getting great ideas? Easy. Following up on them is hard! Here are some tricks to make sure your great idea becomes a reality.
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How do new parents deal with sleep deprivation? Take a peek into the fascinating differences in sleep cultures from around the world.
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Does a nap during the workday make you more productive? We set up a nap station to investigate the power of 40 winks.
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It isn't just caffeine and racing thoughts keeping you up at night. Here are three stealthy sleep robbers you need to know about.
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Everybody knows the stereotype: the hardworking German with laser focus who gets things done. But German productivity isn't fueled by what you think.
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Procrastinating can be your most powerful ally when it comes to productivity. Here is the powerful neuroscience behind why.
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The elephant is the part of us reluctant to accept change. The rider is our rational self. Here's how to be more productive by helping them work together.
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Tinder, OkCupid, Match.com. What we once thought was the utopian future of dating is actually wounding a critical human indicator for intimacy: the click.
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Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku holds that radically enhancing your brain through science isn’t so far off. Here are some likely augmentations.
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You’d think that some workplaces are exempt from power struggles, personality clashes, and interpersonal drama
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Anxious and angry? You’re hired. Though often perceived as weaknesses, a little bit of each can do your work good.
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Books: some of the world’s best discoveries are contained within them, and new ideas spark to life as we plumb their pages. Learn how to read them better.
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Have you ever wondered why some stores are so specifically and liberally scented that you can smell them 50 yards down the mall hall? How about why cereal companies put games and puzzles on the back of their boxes? Make…
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Here are 7 probably new-to-you truths about your mind, your body, and your habits that might be a total surprise.
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Between attempting to balance career and personal life, you may not have the luxury of waiting for the muses to find you in a hotbed of chaos
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Are you weighed down with bad habits and itching to put some good energy back in your work life?
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To be flawed is to be human, and yet we try hard to cultivate an air of perfection lest people actually see our weak spots.
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So: you have a great new idea and you’re on the verge of launching your own business?
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Seth Godin is a household name around the world
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We all have habits we’d prefer we didn’t. But change is hard, especially when it’s rooted in routine
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We’ve heard it a million times before: “90% of communication is nonverbal.”
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Sahil Lavingia was a freshman in college when he met Ben Silbermann, the founder of Pinterest, for coffee. They talked ideas after a USC football game and that same semester, Lavingia made the decision to drop out and join the…
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Mark Zuckerberg’s 16th pick for his Year of Books is Matt Ridley’s Genome.
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Thinking big is oft touted as an asset, but what if the key to sustained success is actually focusing on the little things?
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We all procrastinate. Like it or not, it’s a part of each of our lives—but it doesn’t have to be a central part
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When PayPal met the world in 1999 it had stiff competition from Elon Musk’s X.com
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Mark Zuckerberg’s 14th pick for his Year of Books is Vaclav Smil’s Energy—a beginner’s guide to what fuels us.
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Take a minute in the summer sun to ask yourself: how am I, really?
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Have you heard of Holacracy? If you're interested in start-ups, there’s a pretty good chance you've encountered this management-free organisational structure.
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From pens to snacks to the common cold, when you’re seated five feet away from your co-worker, sharing everything is a cinch
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We already know that things move fast, and thanks to social media and globalization, that’s particularly true in the marketing and advertising sphere
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Like losing those last ten pounds or shaving just a second from your best run time, going from good to great is a small move that makes a big difference
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The French know a great deal about inciting desire, and that extends to consumer goods, too
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From a revolutionary who began life as a slave, to the hero who led South Africa out of apartheid: Learn from the past
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Mark Zuckerberg’s 10th pick for his Year of Books is Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. This is the gut-churning story of mass incarcerations, legal systems for the right-color skin, and why America’s fight for Civil Rights is anything but over.
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Chances are, your business’ success can be reduced to a single metric.
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No, you don’t have to be jazzed about your job 100% of the time, and that might actually make you happier. Here are 4 reasons to love the job you’re with and be damn good at it, too.
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What does it take to be the Happiest Place on Earth?
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50 years ago, a young chemist made a startling prediction about the future of electronics
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Do you have what it takes to sell to the fast-talkers, the deep-thinkers, and the guy with a million questions?
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In You Should Test That, Chris Goward describes six factors that together contribute to a websites ability—or failure—to convert
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Don’t be afraid to take action if a customer is holding you back
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Mark Zuckerberg’s 8th pick for his Year of Books is Henry Paulson’s Dealing with China
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There’s a lot of impressive talent out there, but it takes an equally impressive company to reel it in
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What if all you had to do to become smarter was play a quirky little game, like Angry Birds? Or pick up an instrument? It may be no more complicated than that!
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What happens when a culture is wrong? What does it take to change it?
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Joel Beckerman and Tyler Gray think sound is overlooked in the brand development process
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Think you’re doing all you can do keep your customers loyal? Truth is, you probably aren’t.
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When you have to make a complex decision, how do you go about it?
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Mark Zuckerberg’s 7th pick for his Year of Books is Michael Suk-Young Chwe’s Rational Ritual
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Forty-three. It’s a little young for an American president and a bit old for a pop idol. As it turns out, however, it’s a great age for a business book.
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Forget the small talk and the storytelling. If you want to forge real friendships, you’ll have to put your listening skills to work. When speaking with someone else, always remember to use LOVE.
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Next time a friend labels your idea as stupid, don’t be so quick to listen!
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Jocelyn K. Glei shows how the question of purpose can be make-or-break for a new business
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It only takes a quick Google search to find enough listicles on creativity to keep you busy for the next three weeks
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Nowadays, if you don’t provide exceptional service then you can kiss business longevity goodbye.
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Here’s one sly way you can control your own hormones to feel happier on the daily.
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You want your meeting to run without a hitch. So how do you make it happen?
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Mark Zuckerberg’s 6th pick for his Year of Books is Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
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Winter is almost over. How many of your resolutions did you keep?
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Here’s how you can use lessons from improv theatre to thrive in your new hybrid role
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Innovative business has no room for the overbearing leader!
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Like the writers of the US Declaration of Independence, we believe that the pursuit of happiness is an unalienable right—and one that’ll improve your productivity, too. Here are the 6 best hacks from books on happiness that we’ve ever found.
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How Starbucks owner Howard Schultz's stubbornness made the coffee giant into what it is today
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If your team isn’t hitting the mark, it might be time to shift your focus
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Insights from the Pixar & Disney Animation Studio president on managing a team of creative superstars
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It’s time to get those feelings under control. Here’s how understanding your fears can help to defuse them.
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Mark Zuckerberg’s 4th pick for his Year of Books is Eula Biss’s On Immunity.
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Here’s how friendship in the workplace can boost productivity, and how you can help foster friendship in your team.
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Learn about the Exponential Organization and how to turn yours into one.
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Don’t you hate when you have so much work to do, you can’t figure out where to start?
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The world economy remains the talking point to end all talking points, and there are as many answers to the question “what happened?”
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Ever wondered where the landmark invention of the polaroid came from? Read on to find out.
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Time for your company to scrap secrecy, and get sharing. Bon Johannsen describes how TEDx gained competitive advantage through doing just this. “Keep your cards close to your chest.” You’ve heard the adage before, and it’s just as applicable…
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Being who you want to be might just boil down to the company you keep. Josh Kaufman tells us why you need good friends to see positive change. Let’s face it, we all have things we’d like to improve…
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Numbers, data and bulletpoints are becoming the norm in the digital age, but here’s an argument for why you should still think of writing as the gold standard of communication
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Great marketing is multi-dimensional, just like human behavior
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Navigating the investment waters can be tricky, but who’s better to give you advice than a bunch of billionaires?
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Before you start seducing a new client or winning a new team to your cause, you’ve got to make sure you’ve got one thing down: trust in yourself
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Mark Zuckerberg’s latest pick for his Year of Books is Steven Pinker’s 700-page masterpiece on the history of violence. Here, we cut through hundreds of pages to give you just what you need to know – and what you need to…
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Looking to seize your dream and make a radical employment change? Before you pull the plug on your current 9-5, here’s what you need to know
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Some of history’s most influential people rose to power thanks to a lion’s share of personal charisma. Charisma can get you a better job, better health, and even help you earn more money. Here’s how you can get more.
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So many good ideas never make it into the real world, or even out of their creators’ heads. Here’s how to make sure yours actually happen
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It’s a fact: folks who are skilled at winning people over have an easier time making a difference
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Human behavior is oft mysterious, but thanks to decades of experimental psychology, we know much more about it than before
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Your crash course in the dark arts of getting your way
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Act happier and you’ll be it. Pretend you’re feeling brave and suddenly you are
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This seemingly innocent habit may well be wrecking your productivity, ruining your day, and even making you depressed
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In the boardroom, announcing your degree in philosophy is a lot like admitting to a history of animal cruelty in a therapist’s office: a sure sign of madness
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They’re cunning, they’re charismatic, and they make up a chilling percentage of management candidates
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Now officially the second-wealthiest man in the world, check out Amazon-founder Jeff Bezo's 7 simple tips for success.
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Consider so-called visionary companies such as Walt Disney, Marriott Hotels, and Merck
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If you’re like most people, you spend most of your waking hours at work
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From the moment we wake up and connect to the internet or walk out onto the street, we’re bombarded with ads.
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They say it’s lonely at the top. But why?
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7 case studies that show how collaboration is the mother of invention
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Dream teams come in unexpected shades and flavors – often they’re made up of the oddballs, the bomb builders, the people with hobbies that are stranger than strange
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A little surveillance goes a long way in boosting productivity
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We humans mean well, but our irrationality often gets the best of us
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The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people
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Boston, Massachusetts, around 1720. Young Benjamin Franklin sits stooped over his writing desk, working diligently on a letter to his friend
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Why do so many great ideas wind up gathering dust in filing cabinets while rumors and urban legends spread like wildfire?
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The thing about 10,000 hours is that it can sound totally untenable, but if you start soon, it’s possible to attain Level Genius at a vigorous, early age.
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Placing your order at L.A.’s Sushi Sasabune doesn’t mean you’ll end up with a meal.
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On the quest for a sustainable business model the top priority is learning
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Each year brings with it scores of new business books filled with secrets
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How can you increase sales when the market for your product is down?
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Why a Zero Tolerance Asshole Policy is critical to organizational health
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We imagine that being efficient will take us closer to our goals. We measure efficiency through number of things done. Efficacy, however, is a different animal