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How to Make Good Decisions  When uncertain or afraid, how do we free ourselves from delay, make good decisions, and take decisive action?

How to Make Good Decisions 

Three strategies... 1. Make decisions sooner: It's easier to make decisions earlier than later. 'Secret' app shuts down and (surprise!) gives investors money back - Apr. 29, 2015. That's not usually how it works.

'Secret' app shuts down and (surprise!) gives investors money back - Apr. 29, 2015

A failed startup typically keeps the cash and tries to "pivot" -- change its business model on the fly -- to get another shot at survival. If it works, it's glorious. Odeo tried podcasts but eventually became Twitter (TWTR, Tech30). Emotional Intelligence - EQ. As the bestselling coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, I’m often asked to break down what emotional intelligence is and why it’s so important.

Emotional Intelligence - EQ

Here goes… Emotional Intelligence Is the Other Kind of Smart. Importance of Motivation and Goal Setting for Businesses. The Motivation Secrets of 8 Successful Business Leaders. This story first appeared in the October 2013 issue of Entrepreneur.

The Motivation Secrets of 8 Successful Business Leaders

To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Why is it that entrepreneurship, a path with a high rate of failure that guarantees little in the way of money or fame, attracts so many talented, ambitious individuals? Perhaps it has something to do with what Daniel H. Pink posits in Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us--that the joy of performing an engaging task can be its own reward. "Satisfaction depends not merely on having goals, but on having the right goals," Pink writes, noting that the most successful companies "stand for something and contribute to the world.

" Google Pulls YouTube Support From 100 Million Older iPhones and iPads. 10 principes fondamentaux – Société – Google. Youtube. Welcome to Forbes. DreamWorks Animation Cultivates a Culture of Creativity. Pass a flag-draped steam-power plant, turn left toward a water-treatment facility, cross twin railroad tracks and you'll arrive at DreamWorks Animation SKG, where writers and artists imagined the fanciful worlds of Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.

DreamWorks Animation Cultivates a Culture of Creativity

The gritty neighborhood in Glendale, California—eight miles north of Hollywood—disappears once inside the studio's ivy-covered hedges, which surround a 13-acre campus akin to that of a small liberal arts college. Stone walkways and arched breezeways connect Mediterranean-inspired buildings, meandering past elm trees that rise above blooming flowers. Fountains, a man-made waterfall and a stream, which empties into a lagoon, disguise the noise of two nearby freeways. It's an environment designed to cultivate creativity, as is the management strategy honed within the walls of one of the world's most innovative companies. 7 Secrets of Google's Epic Organizational Culture. It’s no surprise that Google has topped the list of Fortune 100’s “Best Companies to Work for” yet again this year for a grand total of four times.

7 Secrets of Google's Epic Organizational Culture

Their jaw-dropping company campus Googleplex is enough to make any professional drool for an opportunity to work for the world’s largest search engine. Subsidized massages, afternoon volleyball breaks, bowling alleys and basketball courts – personally, free chef-prepared food is the best perk of them all, but I wouldn’t complain for cut-rate haircuts as well. But as much as Google’s headquarters brim with on-site benefits, the true formula behind their success lies in the intangible: an organizational culture that is the paragon for every company across all industries. IPhone App Robinhood Luring Users With Zero-Commission Trading - Bloomberg Business. The pitchman for Robinhood, the no-fee stock brokerage, looks a little like actor Seth Rogen: bearded, chubby, and, to some viewers, possibly stoned.

IPhone App Robinhood Luring Users With Zero-Commission Trading - Bloomberg Business

In the company’s 80-second online ads, he takes aim at millennials, assuring them that they don’t need much cash to triumph in the stock market. Using Robinhood, he says, you don’t even have to pay the industry standard trading commissions that can erode profits on the small trades newbies tend to make. All you’ll need is Robinhood’s sleek iPhone app. (Android and Web versions are in the works.) Apple Wants to Start Producing Cars as Soon as 2020 - Bloomberg Business. (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc., which has been working secretly on a car, is pushing its team to begin production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Apple Wants to Start Producing Cars as Soon as 2020 - Bloomberg Business

The timeframe -- automakers typically spend five to seven years developing a car -- underscores the project’s aggressive goals and could set the stage for a battle for customers with Tesla Motors Inc. and General Motors Co. Both automakers are targeting a 2017 release of an electric vehicle that can go more than 200 miles on a single charge and cost less than $40,000. “That’s the inflection point -- the proving ground -- that brings on the electric age,” Steve LeVine, author of “The Powerhouse,” a book about the automotive battery industry, said on Bloomberg TV Thursday. “Now you have Apple coming in and this is critical mass. Walt disney company - Home. Netflix Wants to Tell You What TV to Buy - Bloomberg Business. Netflix has no plans to make televisions, but it is planning to tell other companies how to make theirs.

Netflix Wants to Tell You What TV to Buy - Bloomberg Business

At the International Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, the company announced the beginning of a “Recommended TV” program, where it will put its seal of approval on certain televisions. At the moment, the criteria to get a blessing from Netflix is vague. The program will pick out Internet-enabled TVs that offer “better performance, easier menu navigation, and new features,” says Neil Hunt, the company’s chief product officer. According to Netflix, that includes TVs from Sony, LG, Sharp, Vizio, and the makers of Roku TVs. Notably missing from that list, as of now? McDonald's Should Learn A Labor Lesson or Two From Chipotle And Starbucks.