Research Shows How Important It Is To Read Books And Essays

New results show that reading books and essays is fundamental for human growth and that an individual has a need to study. Research by Washington University shows that whether a person reads a book in print or digitally, picking up a book is crucial to stimulate the brain because it physically changes by the experience with reading. Readers psychologically mimic each new situation encountered in a story leaving mankind with new neural pathways and mental synthesis.

So if your brain responds to reading, increase your knowledge and personal growth by writing and reading  essays. Reading and writing can boost emotional and artistic proficiency and enhance self-confidence in general understanding. There is a wide array of reading possibilities available in present times as a result of advancements in technology including things like e-readers, tablets and smartphones so there is little justification for not getting your nose into a good book. And the analysis discovered that if Britons stop reading they become less empathetic, interesting and less intricate.

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Women in Leadership

Here you can watch Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO) discuss why a much smaller percentage of women than men get to reach the top of their professional world, and see how she will offer three powerful recommendations to women who are aiming for the C-suite.

Sheryl Sandberg has been traveling the US with a message for women to aim high, to go for the top. She talked to huge crowds about leadership, empowerment and family.

Sheryl Sandberg spoke about the fact that it is reality that men still run the world, not only in business, but in general. She presented  many statistics indicating the shameful representation of women in government institutions and businesses all over the world. She clearly indicated that this implies that every time the decisions are made that significantly have an impact on our world, the voices of women are not equally listened to and heard. During the course of her lecture, Sheryl spoke in a conversational way, and revealed personal stories about her own self, her self-doubt, and about some missteps she has made in her efforts to establish a more equally divided world and workplace.

Sheryl Sandberg openly discussed how she believes that most women are still holding themselves back. Many women still make career decisions based on the expectations to raise children they do not have yet. She also offered advice for women on how to advance in the workplace.

How To Overcome Your Fears And Excuses – 3 Steps For Doubting Entrepreneurs

Think about it for a sec. How often do you have thoughts about what you can’t do in your business? I can’t make a product. I can’t be a consultant. I can’t build a following. I’m not good enough / smart enough / popular enough / funny enough. These types of thoughts stop you in your tracks. You’ll miss opportunities. You’ll half ass projects that could’ve been great. You’ll miss your self-set deadlines and lose face with the few customers you gain. All because these doubts make you feel like it’s not even worth trying. All of these doubts and excuses come from being afraid of where you are. You don’t have confidence in your abilities or what you might have to deal with. If you want to get rid of these doubts, you need to tackle that uncertainty. Here are three things you can do to help stifle those thoughts.

1. Decide If This Is Really For You

There’s nothing wrong with deciding that owning your own business just isn’t for you. Many, many people are just more comfortable with the structured environment of the 9-to-5 life. And there’s nothing wrong with the 9-to-5, if it’s your thing. But this is a decision you need to make right now – are you in or are you out? If this isn’t for you, then stop punishing yourself and just drop all the pretense.It’s not worth hassling yourself for years and feeling like a failure when the truth is that you are smart and talented and capable – your heart just isn’t in it. Be honest enough with yourself to admit that you need something else to be happy. If, on the other hand, you are committed to owning your own business, then knuckle down and shut up because all that worrying back and forth that you might not be good enough is distracting you and draining much needed energy. Decide now if you’re in or out. If you’re in, then accept that you will make this work no matter what you have to do. Continue reading

Why You Should Put Yourself First

Women… most, if not all, give way too much and place ourselves last. We give ourselves emotionally, financially, mentally and even physically to men, women, children and a career. Only to be confronted at the end of the day with piled up resentment and little energy left for ourselves. Well if that’s not frustrating, I don’t know what is. For years, I have eagerly given these precious items away to those who “needed” them. As a GED teacher I pointed many people in the right direction, resolved numerous arguments, spent money on books and organized careers of those around me.

For what? Absolutely nothing. I did it because I thought I had to help others whom I loved and cared for. I did it because I knew that I could make a big difference. I did it because I was so use to others taking number one priority in my own life that I forgot I had a say. Just because I am a responsible human being, doesn’t mean I have to be responsible for everyone around me who seem unable to get their s**t together. Do I hear an AMEN!

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Ready For The Real World?

Before I begin… new layout. It’s slightly out of my comfort zone but I know for a fact that I’ve had a layout similar to this one. I like this one because it’s simple and complex at the same time. The CSS if very fallesque and I’m basically just ready for fall to come. It’s one of my favorite seasons, particularly for fashion. I already have an idea of what my wardrobe will be like this fall. Can’t wait.

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How to get FREE FOOD and FREE COFFEE in Silicon Valley

Since moving to Silicon Valley in June I’ve had at least 25% of my meals and coffee for free and I wanted to share some of the best kept secrets here in the valley. If you are a bootstrapped ramen
entrepreneur read carefully!!

Free meals are easiest to come by in three ways:

  1. Events
  2. Paying it forward with service providers
  3. Corporate friends

Events
There are a TON of events going on in Silicon Valley for the startup industry, and if you don’t know where to find them sign up now. Many of these events offer free meals and finger food (pizza and waffles are very common), and many of these events are free or very cheap. If you want to make this method ABSOLUTELY free and foolproof offer to help the event organizer on a volunteer basis in exhange for a free ticket or if you are a blogger offer to write an article or do a cross promotion in exchange for a ticket. By giving something of value to the organizer, reciprocity inevitably takes over

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How Social Media Help with Your Education

When many people turn from direct phone call to social media and messenger it build a new habit and culture in society. They are easier to write heart’s, feelings, and emotions through social media. first, before the existence of social media, people prefer to call each other, talking about their happiness with each other, their emotions, a sense of joy and sorrow, and their activities. This marks a change in the habits of the people. Especially users of social media, be it Twitter, Facebook, Google plus, and so forth, the influence of a friend, colleague or family is also very big influence someone to use social media. as in a community group or friendship, if any one of their friends who are using one of the social media, call it as Path, another friend of a friend who had come to use the Path, as well as some examples of social media.

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What is a good bottle of wine for if not to share with friends and family ?

I love to collect wine. The problem is that I also love to drink wine. I especially love opening a bottle when friends and family are in town and enjoying the art that is wine as we explore different wines and vintages.
I really started to get into wine over 20 years ago when my good friend Randy and I discovered some excellent wines. Since then my collection has grown to over 1000 bottles and my wife and I make at least one trip up to California wine country a year.

So what have I learned about wine? Well here are some things for the newbie;

1. There is very little correlation between the cost of a bottle of wine and the quality of wine. Right now there is a wine glut and you can get some really excellent bottles of wine for under $20 a bottle. Why spend $100+ on a bottle when you can get 5 really good bottles for the same price?

2. Napa is played out: The next great wines from California are from Sonoma and they are delicious. Some wineries that I recommend are: Papa Pietro Perry, Hartford Family, and Quivera. Napa wines are overpriced and hyped too much. Napa is a beautiful area but big companies have purchased a lot of the great brands and during that time their quality has gone downhill.

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The Truth About MBA Rankings. It’s Kinda Evil

In 1988 BusinessWeek started ranking MBA programs, this changed the whole ballgame. In the rankings student satisfaction played a key role and by the time the leading business schools understood this importance, the quality of teaching improved drastically.

Until then, quality teaching had not always received the attention of business schools it deserved. Promotion decisions and faculty hiring were often based on the number of scientific papers faculty members submitted in research journals, their so-called research productivity. New or young faculty members were advised to concentrate on their research and not to spend too much time on teaching. Understandably the quality of the teaching at some of the best business schools was inadequate. The publication of rankings pressured the schools to really improve their teaching. People also realize that not only ranking matter, highly experienced manager shouldn’t worry about low GMAT score, there are plenty business schools with no GMAT online MBA programs  included in top ranking.

Popular MBA Rankings

Since 1988 more magazines started publishing MBA rankings and it is clear that these publications use different criteria to establish their ranking.

  • BusinessWeek was the first to publish rankings and they use the opinion of graduating students (45%) and business recruiters (45%). Faculty research counts for 10%.
  • U.S. News uses seven criteria to establish their rankings. The inlude, among others, starting salaries, GMAT scores, school dean surveys, recruiter surveys and undergraduate GPAs.
  • Forbes takes a different aproach for their rankings. Forbes considers an MBA degree as an investment and looks at financial gain in the first five years post-MBA compared to their pre-MBA pay.
  • The Economist as well as The Financial Times are European publications and use a mix of factors, like U.S.News, and they concentrate on global rankings of MBA programs.

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Online MBA Easy Admission

As the new academic year is about to begin, students who aspire to acquire a Masters Degree in Business Management are getting set to prepare for their MBA admissions. These days students do their research on the top B schools of the country and all the required details beforehand, making the preparations for exams a planned process. Many private coaching classes are available to help them prepare for the written tests such as MH-CET, CAT, MAT, XAT, ATMA, JMET etc. A majority for students opt for such classes not only to ensure studying and proper preparations, but also to keep up with the trends in selecting colleges and gaining information about the exams. For those who prepare for such entrance exams on their own, there are resources like the internet that provide them with all relevant details on the matter.

Almost all the top B schools  have their official websites online. These sites provide comprehensive information about the institute, courses offered, faculty, ranking, infrastructure, facilities, fee structures, syllabus for particular courses, placements, and the like. This makes the process of choosing a good college for such Masters programs relatively easy and hassle-free. Many B schools also offer admission alert registrations facility on their website that allows students to get intimation on their e-mail addresses and mobiles, about the important dates and procedure concerning MBA admission. In view of the fact that dates for full time MBA Degree admission processes are widely known, but pertinent dates for other part-time MBA programs such as MHRDM / MFM / MMM / MIM and full time programs like PGDM, eMBA, eMBA-Insurance, eMBA Finance (Banking & Insurance) and MMS are not, such provisions come in handy. Continue reading