The Conversational Habits That Kill Your Credibility (Inc.)

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Whether it’s a job interview, a presentation or simply chatting with someone new, there are conversational habits that can leave your listener with a less-than-stellar impression. Inc. runs down “eight verbal habits that immediately mark you as somebody who’s either foolish or shifty.”

Interpreting ‘Know Thyself’ in the Modern World (The Week)

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The ancient Greek aphorism “know thyself” may be “the hardest thing in the world because nobody lies to you about you more than you do,” writes Eric Barker in The Week.

Knowing yourself means knowing your strengths, according to management thinker Pete Drucker, who asks, “What are you good at that consistently produces desired results?” Read the article here.

Serial Entrepreneurs Are the Most Successful Ones (Inc.)

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The more businesses you run, the higher your success rate is with each successive development. New research out of the Stanford Graduate School of Business shows success is not dependent on the industry of your achievement — if you successfully run a diner, you still have an increased success rate if you wanted to open a salon. Read more about serial entrepreneurship in the Inc. magazine article, “Repeat Entrepreneurs Are More Successful.”

An Upright Position: Why Flight Attendants Hate Cell Phones (The Atlantic)

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You know how you can now use your cell phone during takeoff? The largest flight attendant union in the country took the FAA to the U.S. Court of Appeals to try to bring back the cellphone ban — that’s how much they hate your phone. The Atlantic explains why.