Fighting these natural human instincts is the first step in becoming a successful founder

By Hillel Fuld

Entrepreneurship is not for everyone. One of many reasons most entrepreneurs fail is that in order to build a large sustainable business, you have to fight natural human urges along the way. …

Even as we return to in-person offices, it looks like video conferencing is here to stay. Here’s how to make the most of your screen time.

By Amanda Pressner Kreuser

Like many of you, my team and I have been using Zoom and Google Hangouts as our go-to for calls with clients and vendors.

While we really value the opportunity to interact face-to-face with our clients, prospects, and freelancers, we definitely try to balance out all…

Want to make sure your kid doesn’t turn into a selfish brat? Science can help.

By Jessica Stillman

The world, as most of us have sadly noticed, seems to be filled with an increasing number of jerks lately. Most of us d on’t want our kids to grow up and join their ranks. Which is why I’m pretty sure science writer Melinda Wenner Moyer’s new…

Think it doesn’t matter? Bless your heart!

By Minda Zetlin

Say the phrase “with all due respect” to a male colleague, and he may hear a completely different meaning than if you said it to a female one. This perplexing fact is just one finding from a fascinating survey of 1,000 Americans conducted by telecommunications provider TollFreeForwarding.com…

Professional after professional said this is what they wished they understood when they were young

By Jessica Stillman

Thanks to the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerbeg, there is an idea out there that the young are more likely to build ground-breaking businesses. They are full of energy, untainted by cynicism, and generally unencumbered by responsibilities.

Research shows, however, that the average age of…

The two tech bosses agree this is the essential first step to a truly great career

By Jessica Stillman

People love to read about the habits, routines, and life journeys of the super successful, and the web is full of articles promising to teach you the tricks that transformed everyday people into moguls. …

Being the main character on Twitter for the day isn’t fun but it’s also not the end of the world

By Jason Aten

If you do anything that involves creating, making, marketing, or selling anything, there will come a time when you’re going to get criticized. Sometimes it will happen via email or a DM. Other times, you’ll find yourself as the main character on Twitter for the day. …

Think pressure and stress drive financial success? Then I have a stack of studies to show you.

By Jessica Stillman

Most bosses aren’t monsters. Almost no one wakes up in the morning cackling to themselves like a cartoon villain and vowing to make their employees miserable and terrified that day. Yet many companies end up with cultures so competitive and high pressure that employees suffer from sky-high…

The best cure for post-pandemic burnout just might be a pen and paper

By Jessica Stillman

Once we get past the term paper and book report stage of life, many of us tend to view writing as a chore. Unless you’re a creative writing hobbyist, professional communicator, or dedicated diarist, chances are good that most of the writing you do is dry and…

Reading books is essential to your success. Here’s how to find time in your busy schedule to get some pages in.

By Frederic Kerrest, COO and Co-Founder, Okta

No matter how you spent the last year, it was a stressful one. Whether you were homeschooling kids, taking care of elderly family members, or simply navigating how to keep yourself safe and healthy, reading was probably low on your priority list.

My…

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