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Do This Ritual at the End of Each Week to Become More Productive
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It’s obvious that some employees perform at higher levels than others—but why? David Maxfield, vice president of research for the leadership-training firm VitalSmarts, studied 1,594 managers and employees and found that high performers have adopted smart habits, one of which is an important ritual for getting more done: a weekly review. “They keep a sacred, non-negotiable meeting with themselves every week to re-sync,
If Your Password Hygiene Sucks, This Password Manager Will Tell on You
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It’s some of the most common security advice on the internet: Never use the same password between different accounts. That’s because despite all the attention paid to hackers exploiting so-called “zero-day” exploits, or previously undiscovered security holes, plenty of prominent digital attacks still rely on stolen passwords. Video streaming site Vevo was recently hacked through one-click login app Okta after a “LinkedIn
The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need to Lead Smarter
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If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on Microsoft since being named CEO in February 2014–you quickly learn how much books matter to him. He reads them, recommends them, and turns to the lessons he’s learned from them again and again as he
How to Negotiate Your Salary When You Have No Obvious Leverage
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If there’s one thing that’s arguably more nerve-wracking than a job interview, it’s negotiating your salary. And if you’re a recent graduate or someone who wants to change careers, the stakes can feel even higher. How are you supposed to convince someone you’re worth more when you have next to no experience? When you’re just starting out you might feel like
Martin Shkreli Jailed For Placing a Bounty on Hillary Clinton's Hair
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Martin Shkreli, the so-called ‘pharma bro’ who was convicted on three counts of fraud last month, but was out on a $5 million bail while awaiting sentencing, was sent to jail on Wednesday after he published two posts on Facebook offering $5,000 for anyone who could get a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair during her current book tour. Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto said
Five Work Habits to Kick Before the End of the Year
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Kids are back in school. Pumpkin spice lattes are back in Starbucks. It’s official: Summer is over and the year is winding down. But before it does, there might be a goal or two you committed to back in January that you’d still really love to make good on. Don’t worry–falling short on your New Year’s resolutions is totally normal.
6 Executives’ Daily and Weekly Habits for Avoiding Meeting Overload
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Open an executive’s calendar, and you’ll likely see small colored blocks stacked up like a perilous Jenga tower, from early breakfast meetings to evening events, with not much white space in between. From an outside perspective, this may imply decision-making power or importance. But CEOs and business leaders themselves don’t often see their mountains of meetings as badges of honor.
How to Get a Journalist to Read Your Pitch
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Finally, after years of work, your startup has launched its first or most important product–and you want the world to know about it. A well-timed article in a major publication could be the golden ticket many small startups need to get noticed by customers and potential funders. But convincing a journalist to write about your startup is easier said than
Martin Shkreli is Selling His One-of-a-Kind Wu-Tang Clan Album on EBay
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Martin Shkreli, the so-called ‘pharma bro’ who was convicted on three counts of fraud last month, has placed his one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album for sale on EBay with bidding starting at $100,000, Bloomberg reports. Bloomberg notes that while the ad for the sale includes a picture of Shkreli holding the CD, its "authenticity couldn’t be immediately verified, and Shkreli’s lawyers declined
Candy Manufacturing Giant Commits $1B to Fight Climate Change
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Mars, the world's largest candy maker, has announced that it plans to commit about $1 billion over the next few years to fight climate change, as Business Insider reports. The company's financial commitment comes as part of an initiative that it's calling "Sustainable in a Generation," which it launched on Wednesday. The initiative, which aims for a 60% reduction in