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Alibaba Smashes Sales Records On Singles’ Day Hype

Alibaba Smashes Sales Records On Singles’ Day Hype

Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba surpassed last year’s Singles Day sales record of $14.3 billion by 3:30 pm (Beijing time) today, after the company pulled out all the stops to ensure a successful shopping bonanza amid a slowing Chinese economy. Gross merchandise value settled through its payment app Alipay reached 91.2 billion yuan ($13.3 billion) shortly after […]

Coach K On Leadership and the Morning Habits of NBA Stars

Coach K On Leadership and the Morning Habits of NBA Stars

Mike Krzyzewski, or Coach K as he’s more commonly called, is much taller in person than he looks on TV. I guess that’s because the coach of Duke’s multiple champion men’s basketball team and Team USA’s gold medal men’s basketball team wasn’t surrounded by 6-foot-11-inch super athletes at the time I met him in a midtown […]

How To Say No And Still Get Ahead (Without Guilt)

How To Say No And Still Get Ahead (Without Guilt)

I hate saying no. Just the thought of having to say no triggers this all to familiar three-phase process: PHASE 1: I get a pit in my stomach. PHASE 2: My inner critic appears with a series of thoughts that go something like this: “If I say no, they’ll never hire me again; they won’t […]

An MIT Lesson In Failure Helps Deliver Fresh Milk To Millions In India

An MIT Lesson In Failure Helps Deliver Fresh Milk To Millions In India

Grama’s team built a machine using old car parts that can heat water without electricity. Think of the possibilities in rural parts of the developing world: Medical clinics could sterilize devices, people could clean clothes with warm water, or they could just take a hot shower, all without being connected to a grid. Revolutionary, right? Grama […]

From CNN Anchor To Entrepreneur

From CNN Anchor To Entrepreneur

After an amazing fourteen years at CNN and magnificent personal and professional life experiences, it was time to reinvent myself. I was at the top of my game, but I had flat-lined.There was no more growth. I needed inspiration. I needed to regain a sense of control. I joined CNN at 25. I was 40. […]

How To Get Good At Coping With Failure

How To Get Good At Coping With Failure

Of all the people I’ve talked to over the years about starting their own business, the fear of failure is the number one thing that keeps many people from doing what they really want to do. Yet, even the best entrepreneurs out there have failed at least once, and those that don’t even try will […]

The Real Goal of Time Management Is the 25-Hour Day

The Real Goal of Time Management Is the 25-Hour Day

One of my favorite maxims in this world of non-stop entrepreneur motivation is “everyone has the same 24 hours in a day.” Think about how many times you’ve seen something along those lines pop up on your Facebook page or Twitter stream. How about your Instagram feed? You, like me, probably see it about a […]

7 Things Your Work Can Never Take Away From You

7 Things Your Work Can Never Take Away From You

Whether you’re just having a bad day at work or feeling unsatisfied in general, you’re not alone. The most recent Gallup employee engagement data shows that less than a third of American employees are engaged at work, with only 28.9% of millennials (the least engaged cohort) reporting they feel engaged in what it is they’re […]

The Power Of Chunking

The Power Of Chunking

How much free time do you have these days? Did that question just make you laugh out loud? These days, we are pulled in so many directions and we have so many demands placed on our personal and professional lives that the idea of free time usually stays just that — an idea. But what […]

All You Need to Know About Performance Management Without Ratings

All You Need to Know About Performance Management Without Ratings

A lot of changes are occurring in performance management. A 2015 Bersin by Deloitte survey of more than 7,000 business and HR leaders from around the world found that more than two-thirds of companies surveyed said they were redesigning their performance management practices. And one aspect many of those organizations said they were rethinking was traditional performance […]