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    1. This AI Startup Wants To Automate Every Store Like Amazon Go

      This AI Startup Wants To Automate Every Store Like Amazon Go

      When Amazon teased its automated convenience store, Amazon Go, late last year, reactions ranged from fascination with the new technology to mortification at AI’s continuing takeover of the workplace. Using machine learning, cameras, and other sensors, Amazon would track what people take off shelves and charge them for what they walk out with—no cashier needed.

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    2. The Surprising Reason Some Bosses Are Jerks No Matter What

      The Surprising Reason Some Bosses Are Jerks No Matter What

      Why on earth would bosses be jerks to their employees? According to this new study, it's because they need to relieve stress. Apparently, if these bosses hold their tongue and try to keep themselves in check, they end up "draining" their willpower. Now, I understand that bosses and entrepreneurs work 10.4 hour days on average (I can relate since I work a lot myself as the head of my company), and this can lead to having a shorter fuse... But if you ask me, venting on your team is a strict no-no.

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    3. These Free, Remote Coding Lessons For Venezuelans Help Them Find Work

      These Free, Remote Coding Lessons For Venezuelans Help Them Find Work

      If you have a job in Venezuela–where the unemployment rate could reach 25% this year–you may still not be able to afford basic necessities. In October, a one-kilo package of pasta cost around 56,000 bolivares, or a little more than 40% of the monthly minimum wage; a large package of diapers cost more than three times the monthly salary.

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    4. 21 Simple Ideas for a Successful Small Business Saturday

      21 Simple Ideas for a Successful Small Business Saturday

      It’s hard for small businesses to compete with the big guys. But that’s why there’s Small Business Saturday. American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010, giving small businesses and brick-and-mortar stores across the country a special boost and a way to get shoppers’ attentions between Black Friday and Cyber Monday (Small Business Saturday will take place on Saturday Nov. 25 this year).

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    5. Job Searching? Skip The Job Boards And Take These Five Steps Instead

      Job Searching? Skip The Job Boards And Take These Five Steps Instead

      It might prove better to look for opportunities off the beaten path, and one way to do that is to reach out to target employers before they post any openings–call it the art of the “speculative job application.” If you do it right, you’re more likely to connect directly with the decision-makers inside companies, without having to elbow past dozens or hundreds of other candidates. This five-step process can help you do just that.

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    6. These Emotionally Intelligent Habits Can Make You A Better Listener

      These Emotionally Intelligent Habits Can Make You A Better Listener

      1. Reinforce What Others Feel, Not Just What They Say The starting point for emotional listening is reinforcement–nodding your head, or saying “yes” and “I understand”–but it doesn’t stop there. Show that you empathize by using phrases like, “I can see why you feel that way” or, “That must have been a difficult decision for you.” This encourages others to open up and share their feelings, not just their thoughts and ideas.

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    7. 3 Times You Should Say Yes To Office Happy Hour

      3 Times You Should Say Yes To Office Happy Hour

      But instead you say: “Of course!” Sound familiar? The reality is this: What can appear to be just a casual invitation isn’t always so straightforward in the workplace. The truth is that with almost every interaction, you’re being judged, and if you choose to not participate, you risk being labeled as anti-social or not a team player. Oh yes, the joy of office politics! Of course, you know that there are times when you have to play the game if you want to get ahead.

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    8. How Wealth Shaped Mitzi Perdue and Blaine Vess

      How Wealth Shaped Mitzi Perdue and Blaine Vess

      To better understand how the sources of wealth might change one's view of it — and life — I reached out to the multimillionaires Blaine Vess, 36, an entrepreneur , and Mitzi Perdue, 76, an inheritor, who bring equally complicated views to their wealth.

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    9. This Is The Right Way To “Play Politics” At Work

      This Is The Right Way To “Play Politics” At Work

      In his book Adults in the Room, the economist and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis reflects on an obstacle lots of people face in their jobs: Getting other people to go along with their ideas. Working with fellow economists, Varoufakis developed a plan to get the Greek economy out of its cycle of debt with the Eurozone and the International Monetary Fund. But he ultimately failed to gather enough support for these policies to be enacted. One lesson from that experience?

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    10. A New And Unexpected Season of Work-Life Balance by @ChristyCareer

      A New And Unexpected Season of Work-Life Balance by @ChristyCareer

      I have come to a season in my life where the phrase “work-life balance” has suddenly taken on a whole new meaning—one I never expected. A lot of people don’t even like that phrase, work-life balance, since the word “balance” can make it sound like the ultimate goal is to achieve a perfect balance of both work, and the rest of our daily lives. But anyone who has spent any amount of time juggling the different areas of their life, learns very quickly that there will never be a perfect balance.

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    11. 5 Entrepreneurs Share How They're Hedging for an Economic Downturn

      5 Entrepreneurs Share How They're Hedging for an Economic Downturn

      Hedging your bets is part of playing smart in business. The next economic downturn isn't a question of if, but when. That’s why top entrepreneurs continuously reinforce their war chest while strategizing for the next seismic economic shift. Five savvy members of The Oracles share how they recession-proof their businesses so they can stay at their best even if the market is at its worst.

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    12. This Successful Entrepreneur Shares How to Find Opportunity Where It Seemingly Doesn't Exist

      This Successful Entrepreneur Shares How to Find Opportunity Where It Seemingly Doesn't Exist

      Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's "20 Questions" series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders. If you go ...

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