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Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule

Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.

In the article "Malcolm Gladwell Got Us Wrong," the researchers behind the 10,000-Hour Rule set the record straight: Different fields require different amounts of deliberate practice in order for someone to become world-class.

If 10,000 hours isn't an absolute rule that applies across fields, what does it really take to become world class in the world of work? Read more: click image or title.

 

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Interesting conclusion.

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She Got Her Start as a Hooters Waitress. Now She Runs a Billion Dollar Company

She Got Her Start as a Hooters Waitress. Now She Runs a Billion Dollar Company | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

One of the things our generation would really love to change in society is to see more female leaders in business. It's on the rise, there's no doubt about that, but we still feel there aren't enough female role models for women to learn and take notes from on how to find success while growing a business. That’s why when we got the chance to chat with Cinnabon President Kat Cole, we couldn’t wait to pick her brain and learn how a real female boss handles business.

You might have heard of Kat Cole before under headlines like “How a Former Hooter’s Waitress Became Cinnabon’s President,” but we found much more than what an interesting headline told us. Kat is the product of a hard working single mother, one of three daughters growing up on a $10 a week food budget in Jacksonville, Florida. The amazing story starts with what Kat learned in those challenging years growing up that made her an intelligent and ambitious woman that rose quickly in corporate America. Today she manages a billion dollar a year company, works to help women and bring water to villages in Rwanda and Ethiopia, and is poised to be one of the greatest role models for women everywhere who aspire to succeed in a business world mostly dominated by men.

To read the full article, click on the title.

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Another great success story about 'women in business'. It doesn't come without hard work and the willingness to start at the bottom, pull up your sleeves and go for it.

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thewarriorsnest's curator insight, February 12, 2014 4:57 PM

if you think that your current job isn't cutting it for you and your not sure if you have what it takes to be successful, then you need to read this article and how it can be done correctly

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An open letter from technology sector leaders on Donald Trump’s candidacy for President — NewCo Shift

An open letter from technology sector leaders on Donald Trump’s candidacy for President — NewCo Shift | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

We are inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, researchers, and business leaders working in the technology sector. We are proud that American innovation is the envy of the world, a source of widely-shared prosperity, and a hallmark of our global leadership.

We believe in an inclusive country that fosters opportunity, creativity and a level playing field. Donald Trump does not. He campaigns on anger, bigotry, fear of new ideas and new people, and a fundamental belief that America is weak and in decline. We have listened to Donald Trump over the past year and we have concluded: Trump would be a disaster for innovation. His vision stands against the open exchange of ideas, free movement of people, and productive engagement with the outside world that is critical to our economy — and that provide the foundation for innovation and growth.

Let’s start with the human talent that drives innovation forward. We believe that America’s diversity is our strength. Great ideas come from all parts of society, and we should champion that broad-based creative potential. We also believe that progressive immigration policies help us attract and retain some of the brightest minds on earth — scientists, entrepreneurs, and creators. In fact, 40% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children. Donald Trump, meanwhile, traffics in ethnic and racial stereotypes, repeatedly insults women, and is openly hostile to immigration. He has promised a wall, mass deportations, and profiling.

We also believe in the free and open exchange of ideas, including over the Internet, as a seed from which innovation springs. Donald Trump proposes “shutting down” parts of the Internet as a security strategy — demonstrating both poor judgment and ignorance about how technology works. His penchant to censor extends to revoking press credentials and threatening to punish media platforms that criticize him.

Finally, we believe that government plays an important role in the technology economy by investing in infrastructure, education and scientific research. Donald Trump articulates few policies beyond erratic and contradictory pronouncements. His reckless disregard for our legal and political institutions threatens to upend what attracts companies to start and scale in America. He risks distorting markets, reducing exports, and slowing job creation.

We stand against Donald Trump’s divisive candidacy and want a candidate who embraces the ideals that built America’s technology industry: freedom of expression, openness to newcomers, equality of opportunity , public investments in research and infrastructure, and respect for the rule of law.We embrace an optimistic vision for a more inclusive country, where American innovation continues to fuel opportunity, prosperity and leadership.

To see the names of the people who signed this letter, click image or title.

 

 

 

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Dave...I downloaded your business plan template...It is great!!!...My tax consultants say your plan is amazing. Thanks Dave!!!

 

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Totally agree.

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