How to get what you want from difficult people.

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According to research by Dr. Brinkman and Kirschner in Dealing with People You Can’t Stand, there are challenging personality types that make our lives harder: The Tank: Confrontational and angry. The Sniper: Makes you look foolish. The Grenade: Explodes into fury out of nowhere. The Know-It-All: Authoritative and things must be their way. The Whiner: Points out everything wrong in vague […]

While Everyone Is Distracted By Social Media, Successful People Double Down On An Underrated Skill.

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This career skill will change the way you think about reading. “The information we consume matters just as much as the food we put in our body. It affects our thinking, our behavior, how we understand our place in the world. And how we understand others.” — Evan Williams, Co-Founder of Twitter and Medium Right now, somewhere out in […]

A Few Principles for Thinking Clearly.

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One of my favorite essays I wrote this year was A Few Principles for Intellectual Freedom. In that piece, I took scenes from the life of the scientist James Lovelock to illustrate some principles for pursuing a life of intellectual freedom. In this essay, I’d like to do something similar with another inspirational character — the Czech-Canadian […]

10 Super Easy Habits That Will Immediately Improve Your Professional Life.

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Speaking to dozens of job seekers every day for the past two decades, I have noticed that a vast number of people are not terribly happy with their work. There are different degrees of unhappiness, ranging from basic disappointment to downright depression. Sometimes, they feel a new job will imbue them with the happiness they […]

Beginner’s Guide to Blockchain — Explaining it to a 5 Year Old.

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A Simple Guide to Understand Blockchain with a Real World Analogy. This is a two part series. You can find the link to the follow up article at the end of this article. Everyone is talking about Bitcoin these days, from your barber to your friends working at stock market. Don’t worry this article is not […]

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics visionary, dead at 95.

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(CNN)Stan Lee, the colorful Marvel Comics patriarch who helped usher in a new era of superhero storytelling — and saw his creations become a giant influence in the movie business — has died. He was 95. Kirk Schneck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, tells CNN the comic giant was taken by ambulance from his Los […]

6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Digital Marketing.

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Artificial intelligence is a concept that was first introduced as a storytelling device in the portrayal of robots and other ‘thinking’ machines. What was a futuristic work of fiction before is now today’s buzzword. The progress we’ve made has produced virtual assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Tesla’s self-driving cars. And by the looks of […]