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The creativity manifesto: How to steal like an artist [VIDEO]

Creativity isn't something that can be switched on. Recently, I was in a workshop where someone actually counted down - "three, two, one - go...

Mind your ‘I’s and, well, just your ‘I’s really: What are you really saying?

Professor James Pennebaker made a startling discovery about how people use pronouns. It turns out, they say a lot about you. The use of the...

Self confidence: it’s an essential skill for everyone but, especially entrepreneurs [VIDEO]

Self confidence is a skill. Without What is self confidence? It's the ability to believe in yourself, no matter the odds, no matter the...

Networking. It’s not about working the room. Learn how to make meaningful connections [VIDEO]

For some people, the term 'networking' is a dirty word. Either you hate doing it, especially for those who are introverts. Or, you've been given...

Does social media make us better people? [VIDEO]

We all invest a lot of time, effort and energy into connecting online, be it via Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Chances are you watched a YouTube video this week. And, you've probably done several Google searches today. But, is it making you a better person?

Primary school-age Apple app wizard shows the grownups a thing or two

We've seen countless pre-teens pound eye-melting video games into submission and treat laptops and mobile phones like the devices are extensions of their bodies. So we can't be completely floored by Thomas Suarez, a seasoned iPhone app developer who's about five years away from qualifying for a driver's license.

Why own when you can share? Are we entering the era of collaborative consumption?

The concept of collaborative consumption takes a very, very old idea in economics and gives it a new shine in our era of electronic social networking. It's all about sharing, trading or renting products or services as opposed to owning them. Listen as consultant Rachel Botsman describes it.

Approach work life balance in a balanced way [VIDEO]

Nigel Marsh is the bestselling author of Fat, Forty and Fired and Overworked and Underlaid and the Regional Group CEO of Young and Rubicam Brands for Australia & New Zealand. In this presentation from TEDxSydney 2010 in May, he makes four observations about finding work life balance. Apparently it involves having sex four times a day (and walking the dog).

Can you codify the way innovators think? Simon says, Yes.

In an attempt to determine how great thinkers achieve their great outcomes, British marketing consultant Simon Sinek believes that he has stumbled upon a simple method to codify the way innovators think. He calls it the Golden Circle. In this presentation from TEDx Puget Sound, Sinek shows why it pays to be cynical.

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The Alchemy of Negotiation with Matt Lohmeyer [FREE REPORT]

Negotiation is part and parcel of everyday life. Despite this, the idea of honing our negotiating skills doesn’t go down well with most of us. We fear that we’ll end up being manipulative, exploitative, scheming. To help us break the chains of this retrogressive mentality, we have Matt Lohmeyer. He has worked as a professional negotiator in various fields for over eight years and before that, negotiated deals with biotech pharmaceutical and chemical companies. In short, he’s an Alchemist in the Art of Negotiation.

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The Gaddie Pitch in three simple sentences with Antony Gaddie and...

The personal elevator pitch is an essential tool in the entrepreneur’s utility belt. Your pitch is also essential for success on the web, for placement on landing pages, in emails and blogs. The medium might change but rarely will the structure of an effective pitch. Antony Gaddie is the creator of “the Gaddie Pitch,” an internationally-renowned set of tactics designed to help business owners deliver an effective elevator pitch, time and time again.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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