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Pro Tip: SeatGuru's Secrets for Scoring the Best Seats in Coach

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

What's the secret to a better airline seat on your next flight? We asked the experts at our sister-site SeatGuru for their best tips on getting the be...

Achieve Your Goals: Research Reveals a Simple Trick That Doubles Your Chances for Success

James Clear | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Motivation is short lived and doesn't lead to consistent action. If you want to achieve your goals, then you need a plan for exactly when and how you're going to execute on them.

Starbucks' Order And Pay Is Trying to Solve a Problem That Doesn't Really Exist

Ujwal Arkalgud | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Ujwal Arkalgud

At the end of the day, this is a hypothesis. But given Starbucks' history of delivering innovative programs that revolve around the values and beliefs of their coffee drinkers, I worry consumers have led them astray.

Are You Ready To Be A Lifestyle Entrepreneur?

Kallen Diggs | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Kallen Diggs

Enter the world of a lifestyle entrepreneur. The lifestyle entrepreneur has built their business around their ideal lifestyle. Lifestyles may vary, but it is for that person to choose which niche is right for them.

Have you set your social media resolutions for 2016?

Catriona Pollard | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

How did your social media perform in 2015? Did you achieve your goals? The start of a new year is always a good time to reflect and think about where...

Seven Cutting Edge Innovations That Will Change the World

James Canton | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
James Canton

Its 2016 and do you know what innovations will change your world? Here is your executive summary. This is a quick take from my annual forecast from th...

5 Ways to Fight the Post-Holiday Blues

Tina B. Ladson | Posted 01.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tina B. Ladson

What an incredible journey we are all on -- take it in and relish it. Start the year strong and as my hubby would say, keep putting one foot in front of the other.

4 Steps to Building A Life Roadmap You are Proud Of

Brian de Haaff | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

The brevity of our lives makes it curious to me why more people do not move with purpose. I understand that purpose requires a certain level of freedom, experience, and education. But if you are reading this, you likely have all of that and more. So where are you headed?

How Smart Managers Manipulate Employees

Brian de Haaff | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Recently, I wrote about how you can outsmart your evil boss. I wanted to empower you to stay calm and fight back with smarts rather than venom. For m...

How to Make People do Things They Don't Want to Do

Connor Diemand-Yauman | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Connor Diemand-Yauman

Bullying is a poor sales tactic. It's never easy to make another person do something they don't want to -- and even when it's possible, it can result in some seriously shitty consequences.

10 Must-Dos To Kick Off 2016 For Your Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Before you break out the eggnog and kick up your feet at your annual office holiday party, realize that there's still work to be done.

These Are The Absolute Worst Seats On Airplanes

SmarterTravel | Posted 12.01.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Everyone agrees that legroom is a huge deal. But it's not the only way that airplane seats come up short. Some won't recline. Others are constantly bombarded with the scent of the airplane lavatory. Point is, there are many ways your seat can disappoint.

The First Step: Understanding the Origins of Culture

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Philanthropy is just starting to have a conversation about culture in earnest, and I'm anxious for the role GEO can play.

Why You Should Watch China's Commitment to Becoming an Innovation-driven World Leader

Kristel Van der Elst | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Kristel Van der Elst

It is easy to discount the idea of China becoming an innovation-driven world leader - but that could prove to be a dangerous strategic blind spot. Impossible? Many things are impossible, until they happen.

When Endless Talk of Disruptive Innovation Gets in the Way of Real Innovation

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

While the innovation industry may be experiencing a golden age, according to several measures, the ideas industry for innovation may be in a state of crisis.

The Predictive Enterprise: Five Trends Shaping the Future of Business

James Canton | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
James Canton

The predictive enterprise, attunes itself to the massive data universe with tools to sense, listen, enable and anticipate. This is a massive shift in the behavior and strategy of business.

How to Beat ISIS: It's Counter Intuitive

Alan Kelly | Posted 11.26.2015 | World
Alan Kelly

The developed nations, and most especially the United States, have long been frustrated at their poor ability to do what diplomats and politicos carefully call winning hearts and minds.

Exploit Variability, Don't Eliminate It

Bob Gower | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Bob Gower

This is almost a cliché -- but we don't really understand what "complexity" actually means, or how to handle it well. Most big software operations spend a lot of energy trying to get rid of complexity when they should be embracing it. This, more than anything else, is their downfall.

Why Disrupt When You Can Create?

Randy Pennington | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Start-ups that disrupt existing business models are interesting. Those that create new categories of service inspire. And at the end of the day, we need more inspiring.

Some Like It Hot (and Some Iced): Tips on Start-Up Mentorship and Success From Recon Strategy

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Svetlana Dotsenko

We met near the MIT campus during a hot summer day in Boston, when the sun turns on the heat to compensate for all of the winter lows. Nikhil ordered his iced coffee, and I started with a broad question about how to define start-up strategy.

Seven Important Stock Trading Lessons We Can All Learn... From an 18 Year Old Trading Genius

Timothy Sykes | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

When it comes to learning about penny stock trading tips, there is no end to the different resources available for those who want to make money by tra...

Stop Worrying About Your Lack of Emotional Intelligence

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

"It's not a black and white world," my boss told me. "There's a lot of gray, and you need to focus on it first if you want to get promoted here."

The 21 Practical Ways I Test for Growth

Elliot Begoun | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

The following is a list of 21 telltale signs that a company is prepared to grow. Not every one of these items needs to be checked but, the more that are, the better stacked the deck.

Darkness in the City of Light - But Hope Glimmers

Lawrence A. Levine | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Lawrence A. Levine

The war against violent extremism is not over but if freedom loving nation's and peoples of all faiths unite to oppose religiously-based oppression and tyranny, Paris provides hope that we are at a turning point.

5 Actionable Tips for Public Speakers

Adam Davis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Adam Davis

The first time I walked on the platform to deliver a public speech, my stomach was rumbling and I was a little nervous, to say the least. At the time, It had been nearly a decade since I stood in front of a crowd as large as this one, but this time, it was for a good cause.