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Finished College and Don't Know What to Do? Read This.

Christopher Weir | Posted 03.07.2016 | College
Christopher Weir

There's an episode of How I Met Your Mother where the guys ruin Ted's impression of his new girlfriend. You can hear the glass break as his illusions...

London's leading role as a global city

Adi Gaskell | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Adi Gaskell

Last week the Economist wrote a piece exploring the rise of London. It was interesting for its comparison with New York, both in terms of the proport...

7 Ways to Jump-Start Your Creative Mind

Brett Berhoff | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Brett Berhoff

What is most important in jumpstarting the creative mind is changing the pattern of behavior that we experience every day. The mind needs to be taken out of this routine, and allowed to be free to explore another path.

2016 Research: 6 Benchmarks for Small Businesses Growth

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Vala Afshar

Certain patterns emerged to best characterize high-performance small business teams, defined as those that most consistently keep up with customers' changing expectations for sales and service.

Life After University: Is Anybody Out There?

Sofia Katsali | Posted 01.29.2016 | College
Sofia Katsali

So you finally made it. After many sleepless nights and junk food, you finally hold your newly acquired polished undergraduate degree. Was it worth it? That's up to you and how you're going to handle the next phase in your life. It's a frustrating place to be, I know.

Even Santa Can't Save Pearson (Mis)Education

Alan Singer | Posted 12.17.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

Potential Pearson disasters are lining up. Pearson's Stanford 10 Achievement Tests that are used by U.S. school districts to assess student learning from kindergarten through high school will be phased out by June 2016. Many states are replacing them with their own standardized exams.

The Art and Science of Organization

Paul Pizzala | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Paul Pizzala

This is a picture of Friar's stall at an arts and craft fair I helped to organize, as part of my M.Sc dissertation - The art and science of organizat...

Erick Bulatowicz: Focus On Progress, Not Perfection

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

In an interview with Erick Bulatowicz, Founder & CEO at GRAVITY 8 and Virgin Business Mentor shared some of the ways on how to avoid those common startup mistakes.

Jez Day: Don't Drop Your Prices, Quality Always Wins

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

It's important to trust your judgement -- listen to the advices of your trusted mentors, but you need to trust yourself when you think that you are right and they might be wrong as it's only your own experience that you could truly count on.

Why Networking Feels So Dirty And Makes You Want To Shower

Ann marie Houghtailing | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Ann marie Houghtailing

We tell ourselves we're there to build relationships but really it's all so unnatural that we just want to get through the damn experience.

5 of the Biggest Challenges Facing a Startup: 'Mortgaging Your Relationships'

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

Every start-up has its challenges but there are some that we all feel almost unanimously, and if you don't feel these then I question if you're really on the right track.

2015 State of Sales -- Data-Driven, Mobile, Tech Savvy and Collaborative

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

Precision selling cannot be achieved without use of analytic, mobile, social and cloud technologies.

The 5 Stages Of Your Sleep Cycle

Jonathan Long | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Long

Have you ever wondered what happens in our brains and bodies while we are sleeping? Want to know how much sleep you really need in order to be productive and alert?

Why the obsession with social media needs to stop

Lyndon Wood | Posted 07.23.2016 | Business
Lyndon Wood

Let's get to the point then: social media has become so saturated that it is on the brink of implosion. A bit extreme, you may think? But let's consider it -- it is hardly an even playing field for small businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups.

5 Tips To Cultivate Your Intuition

Ebonie Allard | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Ebonie Allard

So how do we turn up the volume on our intuition and how do we know when it's good information, worth trusting and taking a punt on without reason? These are my five top tips on strengthening intuition:

7 Tools for Understanding the UX of Your Business

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

The main difference of having a good user experience and an amazing user experience will often crawl back down to the ability to understand our users, and their behaviors using our apps, websites, and products in general.

Do Rich People Really Work?

Quora | Posted 05.07.2016 | Money
Quora

For most of us who have "regular jobs" (in business-speak, we are Individual Contributors), doing "work" means completing tasks in order to generate output/results.

Capturing Carbon: An Industrial Future?

David Saddington | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
David Saddington

Teesside Collective is a landmark project which is on track to revolutionise UK industry through carbon capture and storage (CCS) of emissions. But what actually is industrial CCS and how close are we to seeing low emissions from energy intensive industries?

Why Are Popcorn, Candy, and Soda So Expensive at the Movie Theaters? An Insider Debunks the Myths

Quora | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

Let's get one thing out of the way. Theaters do not necessarily make most of their money on concessions nor do they keep virtually no part of the ticket sales.

How To Calculate Mad Men's Company Worth vs. Modern Day Silicon Valley Liquidity

Quora | Posted 06.03.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

If you pay enough attention to little details from various episodes, you can figure out the cap table for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

How to Survive Long Road Trips

Quora | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Quora

Set a limit to how many hours that you will drive that day and stick to it - I will only drive 10-12 hours a day maximum during winter hours and 12-14 during summer (More daylight. I don't care for driving alone at night) Even if I make better time than expected, I will not drive any farther in a single day.

Gender Quotas in the Boardroom Keep Marching On

Susan Bloch | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Susan Bloch

Stakeholders -- investors, customers and the workforce are demanding change. The U.S. can't be seen to lag behind Europe. We need to rectify an imbalance rooted in dated stereotypes and male-dominated cultures. If quotas are not the solution, we need to revise recruitment strategies and processes, to ensure we find qualified women.

The Impact of Leadership on Business Success

Alex Pirouz | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Alex Pirouz

When it comes to achieving business success, most people think it is mostly because of the strategy that the business comes up with. Strategy is one part of a whole range of reasons but not the only reason for success.

7 Marketing Tools to Get You Through the Day

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 05.02.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

In the perfect world, we would rely on a few apps and tools for spreading the word about our company, and that would bring enough attention by itself, but the reality is that we do need to be creative, and innovative when it comes to putting marketing tools to the test.

15 Travel Tips for First Time Business Travelers

Quora | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
Quora

Business trips are intense (because you have no home to go to) and come with high expectations on what will get done (to justify the cost). Approach it thoughtfully to make it less-stressful and more impactful.