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9 Business Books That Will Change Your Life

9 Business Books That Will Change Your Life
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7 Qualities of Uber-Productive People Some people get more done than others--a lot more. Sure, they work hard. And they work smart. But they possess other qualities that make a major impact on their performance. They do the work in spite of disapproval or ridicule. Work too hard, strive too hard, appear to be too ambitious, try to stand out from the crowd. Pleasing the (average-performing) crowd is something remarkably productive people don't worry about. They hear the criticism, they take the potshots, they endure the laughter or derision or even hostility--and they keep on measuring themselves and their efforts by their own standards. And, in the process, they achieve what they want to achieve. They see fear the same way other people view lunch. One of my clients is an outstanding--and outstandingly successful--comic. Yet he still has panic attacks before he walks onstage. He's still scared. Anyone hoping to achieve great things gets nervous. They can still do their best on their worst day. Most people wait for an idea.

How To Make A Vision Board And Why They Will Make You Rich | Over the years, a lot of people have asked me if there was one key factor that they could implement that would help propel them to millionaire status, what would it be? I mean, can anyone go from nothing to a millionaire? Can this be taught to the average person and have them generate results virtually overnight? And the answer is YES! In fact, if you talk to a few of my students you will find that within 4 to 6 weeks of implementing the strategies I teach, their lives begin to totally transform in all areas. So how do they do it? What you will find interesting is that when people hear the steps, each step seems so simple. But if you are one of the few that do….this blog post will put you well on your way to a MILLIONAIRE LIFESTYLE. How To Make A Vision Board And Why They Will Make You Rich VISION: “The art of seeing what others cannot yet see”. This has always been a topic that has intrigued me and one that I have explored extensively. Why is a VISION BOARD So Important?

High-Tech : L'homme nouveau tient le monde en main INTERVIEW - Philosophe, académicien et historien des sciences, Michel Serres dresse le portrait d'un homme nouveau, né de la révolution du numérique, qui va devoir tout réinventer. Source Le Figaro Magazine LE FIGARO MAGAZINE - Quelles sont, pour vous, les inventions en cours et à venir qui vont bouleverser notre vie? Michel SERRES. - Les inventions à venir, je ne les connais pas. Vous brossez un portrait de ce nouvel humain dans votre livre Petite Poucette*. Oui, parce que j'ai assisté depuis un demi-siècle, partout dans le monde, à la victoire des femmes. Comment appréhende-t-elle ce nouveau monde? Elle a trouvé le sens réel du mot «maintenant». Et, dites-vous, la voilà «condamnée à ne devenir qu'intelligente». L'accès au savoir était le grand problème que rencontraient nos aïeux. Le savoir et la culture changent. C'est donc aussi l'avènement d'une nouvelle démocratie... Virtuellement, elle est déjà là. Comment rêvez-vous les années 2020?

4 Things You Must Do to Hire the Perfect Candidate Hiring the right talent is vital to the success of your business. But busy entrepreneurs don't have time to waste sifting through dozens of resumes to evaluate candidates. "But at the same time you can't--or shouldn't--outsource the entire process," says J.T. O'Donnell, founder and CEO of, a job search advice site, and CareerHMO, a career coaching membership site. "I stopped asking for resumes a long time ago," she says. Here's the approach she takes to streamline the process and still ensure she finds and hires great employees: Step 1: Don't post a job; post the problem the employee will solve. Write out what problem this new hire is going to solve. Next, explain why your company exists. Finally, tie in how the right candidate will support those efforts. Step 2: Ask candidates to answer three key behavioral questions. Ask candidates to share as much as they can about the following: What do you know about our business and industry? Why does this approach work? Give it a try.

12 outils pour mieux gérer l'infobésité des médias sociaux 2 avril 2012 L’infobésité, traduction de l’expression anglaise « information overload » est très certainement l’effet secondaire le moins agréable qui découle de l’avènement des médias sociaux. Déjà en 2007, selon emarketer, les gestionnaires peinaient à trouver l’information pertinente au sujet de leur propre compagnie ou de la compétition, sans parler des courriels qui ne cessent de croitre avec quantité de gens qui nous mettent en copie conforme (c.c.), les infolettres auxquelles on s’abonne, etc. Infographie de Brian Solis et Jess3 sur l’univers de Twitter et les applications périphériques qui l’enrichissent. Comme on le voit dans cette infographie qui date de janvier 2011, la richesse de Twitter ne tient pas tant de sa plateforme en tant que telle mais plutôt des milliers d’applications développées en périphérie qui permettent d’en bonifier l’expérience, la gestion et la pertinence. Les aggrégateurs de comptes – Hootsuite – Tweetdeck – Seesmic – Sprout Social Les outils d’analyse – Zite

All Hail the Generalist - Vikram Mansharamani by Vikram Mansharamani | 10:53 AM June 4, 2012 We have become a society of specialists. Business thinkers point to “domain expertise” as an enduring source of advantage in today’s competitive environment. The logic is straightforward: learn more about your function, acquire “expert” status, and you’ll go further in your career. But what if this approach is no longer valid? Approximately 2,700 years ago, the Greek poet Archilochus wrote that “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” In the six decades since Berlin’s essay was published, hedgehogs have come to dominate academia, medicine, finance, law, and many other professional domains. For various reasons, though, the specialist era is waning. Secondly, specialists toil within a singular tradition and apply formulaic solutions to situations that are rarely well-defined. Finally, there appears to be reasonable and robust data suggesting that generalists are better at navigating uncertainty.

3 Tools to Simplify Your Social Media Marketing Are you looking for powerful tools to manage your social media efforts? How do you keep up with blog post comments, responses to LinkedIn status updates and Twitter interactions? Social relationship management is about managing these relationships. In this article, I’ll show you 3 new social media tools to help manage your online relationships and grow your presence on social media platforms. #1: Engagio—Manage All of Your Online Conversations in One Place Engagio is an inbox for conversations on the web. With Engagio, you have the functionality to manage, support and encourage conversations. Features It’s very easy to set up and free to use. Because your conversations happen in many places, you need a tool to support many platforms. Search for conversations that you may want to engage in.The Engagio mobile app (currently in beta) allows you to continue these conversations while on the move. Setup It’s very straightforward to set up your Engagio account. Select your platforms. Benefits Summary

How to Refresh Your Brain--in 10 Minutes Andy Puddicombe is a former Buddhist monk and co-founder of Headspace, an entrepreneurial venture designed to demystify meditation and make it easily accessible to all audiences. In a recent TED talk, Puddicombe promotes an idea that almost sounds too easy to be true: refresh your mind in just 10 minutes a day and you might be happier at work. Puddicombe seeks to provide “meditation for the modern world,” eliminating stereotypes of incense and cross-legged monks. And he might just be on to something. Problem #1: Inability to Focus “The average office worker changes windows [on her computer] 37 times an hour,” Headspace’s head of research Nick Begley says in a meditation tutorial. According to Begley, when your mind changes gears that rapidly, part of your brain is still engaged in the previous task and you don’t have all of the attention and resources necessary to concentrate on the current task. Problem #2: Stress The Solution Refreshing your brain is easier than you think.

Attitude Determines Success The results of your actions have little to do with what you are actually doing and almost everything to do with your attitude. Which is ironic because we spend most of our time creating lists and getting organized and listing resolutions about what we should be doing, forgetting that who we are being is much more important. That’s why we’re called human beings. Not human doings. Your life is full of things that you do. Your business and family and community demand that you do certain things. But doing can mask the hollowness of just going through the motions. If you believe that your best days are ahead of you, then you’ll find a creative solution to even the worst circumstance. You can put on a happy face temporarily when you’re in front of the right people, but your attitude is what determines the decisions that no one else sees until it’s too late. Your attitude is what ultimately determines if you achieve your goals or if you fall short. Be a better you.

10 Most Unbelievable Places in the World There are ten most unbelievable places in the world that you definitely must visit before you die. 1. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine Image credits: Oleg Gordienko This powerful train tunnel of trees called the Tunnel of Love is located in Kleven, Ukraine. 2. Image credits: Allard Schager The sensational landscape provokes a visual effect hard to repeat in a life time. 3. Image credits: dadi360 Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa) is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). 4. Image credits: nipomen2 | sename777 Hitachi Seaside Park, located in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, next to the Ajigaura Beach, is a flower park and a popular tourist destination. 5. Image credits: Kent Mearig The Mendenhall Glacier is a tongue of ice stretching 12 miles from the Juneau Icefield to Mendenhall Lake. 6. Image credits: MJiA The Red Beach is located in the Liaohe River Delta, about 30 kilometer southwest of Panjin City in China. 7. Image credits: Yuya Horikawa | Tomoaki Kabe 8.

Serres : "Ce n'est pas une crise, c'est un changement de monde" Michel Serres est une vigie plantée en haut du mât de notre époque. Du haut de son gréement, de ses 82 ans, de sa culture encyclopédique, de son temps partagé entre les cultures française et américaine qu'il enseigne, ce philosophe académicien nous décrit les changements qu'il observe sur l'équipage humanité que nous sommes. En curieux de tout qu'il est, il guette avec impatience et gourmandise les évolutions qui nous arrivent, comme un des matelots de Colomb aurait scruté l'horizon dans l'espoir de nouvelles terres. Son constat sur notre époque est simple : le monde, depuis cinquante ans, traverse une révolution comme l'humanité n'en a connu jusque-là que deux d'une telle ampleur. Avec un constat pareil, un autre que lui serait grognon et inquiet. Serres est un optimiste impénitent. La crise est-elle bientôt finie? Par exemple… Nous étions 50% d'agriculteurs à la fin de la guerre et ils ne sont plus que 1%. Pourquoi? Quand situez-vous cette bascule? C'est-à-dire "dans" l'ordinateur?