The Polyvore Paradox: Why Everyone Should Prepare Their Team for Startup Success

The Polyvore Paradox: Why Everyone Should Prepare Their Team for Startup Success

Polyvore CEO Jess Lee has a curious employee development and retention strategy: train them to run their own company. But wait, isn’t that a paradox? If leaders help team members think and operate like CEOs, won’t they leave the company? Shouldn’t upper management restrict employees’ ambition, for the sake of employee turnover

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Identify Your Talent and Potential with StrengthsFinder

Identify Your Talent and Potential with StrengthsFinder

The Gallup organization created the Clifton StrengthsFinder to help people discover their unique combination of strengths. StrengthsFinder is an online assessment that measures personal talent and identifies areas where an individual’s greatest potential for building strengths exits. After 40 years of study, Gallup discovered 34 of the most common talents that people possess, and created a unique language around it

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Mark Zuckerberg's Simple Tips for an Efficient Meeting

Mark Zuckerberg's Simple Tips for an Efficient Meeting

Meetings can be huge time-wasters, and tends to be one of the biggest efficiency complaints for companies of all sizes. Facebook isn't immune to this issue, but Mark Zuckerberg has recently taken steps to ensure his company's meetings are efficient and aren't wasting anyone's time

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Using Kids' Natural Curiosity & Creativity to Enhance Learning

Using Kids' Natural Curiosity & Creativity to Enhance Learning

Today, virtually every kid has a smart phone. That smart phone is full of apps and gadgets that do the job of what used to be 30+ separate machines. That is a lot of power in the hand of a child. What if we could use those apps to trigger creativity and enhance learning instead of being used to play hours of mindless games

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How Successful People Start Their Day [Infographic]

How Successful People Start Their Day [Infographic]

How you start your day is hugely important. Mornings can be hard, but if you set yourself up for success, you're more likely to have a productive, effective and happy day. However, success looks extremely different for each person -- some prefer to start the day with a workout, while others like to spend more time getting ready for the day. The infographic below by Sleepy People shows the morning routines of successful people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Winston Churchill.

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5 Creative Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

5 Creative Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are creative by nature. They find solutions for problems people didn't know they had, they think outside of the box when creating unique businesses, and they push ideas, products and services that they believe in. Sometimes, however, entrepreneurs (and people in general) can be their own worst enemies, thanks to self-doubt. Amy Vetter, global vice president of Xero, recently read Elizabeth Gilbert's book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, and pointed out five fundamental lessons for entrepreneurs

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This Tool Calculates How Much Money Your Meetings Waste

The Ridiculously Efficient team are not huge fans of meetings. Sure, meetings are necessary in certain situations, but most of them can easily be removed from your schedule. They tend to waste a huge amount of time while attendees discuss minute details and updates that can be shared more efficiently via email or project management tools.

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Lumosity Settles $2M Lawsuit for 'Unfounded Claims'

Lumosity is the online brain game that claims to help with memory loss, make you better at work and school, and can even help with brain injuries. The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit, saying the company made "unfounded claims" with no science to back them. Lumosity has agreed to settle the charges by paying $2 million

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You Can Blame the Recession for the Lack of Workday Drinking

Drinking during the workday isn't has popular as it once once, thanks to the great recession that took place between 2007 and 2009. A new study published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviorsfound that those who were able to keep their jobs during this time period changed their drinking habits

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36 Tips for a Better 2016 [Infographic]

Sometimes, it's the smallest of changes that can make the biggest impact on your day, mood and productivity. A new year is always a good time to make changes, however most people struggle with sticking to their resolutions -- which are often unrealistic and/or too ambitious to achieve. Personal Creations put together a list of 36 small changes to make in the new year, that will hep you work smarter, be more productive, and be happier in 2016. Check them out below!

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Ed Sheeran's Social Media Hiatus Inspires Others to do the Same

Ed Sheeran recently announced to his fans that he would be taking a leave from social media to spend the next few months travelling and enjoying the success he has gained in the last few years. According to a recently survey from productivity research site Stop Procrastinating, Sheeran's digital vacation has been inspiring others to do the same.

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In Their Own Words: Tim Ferriss on Being Interchangeable

One of my productivity heroes, Tim Ferriss, recently wrote a post in which he explained his departure from startup advising and angel investing. I found his post valuable not just for investors, but for anybody trying to live a high-performance lifestyle. In the next few posts, I’ll be breaking down his major points, adding flavor and color for remote workers.

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