Introverts in the office: rules of survival
The modern world is a world of smiling, sociable, very active in communication and leisure, physically healthy people, in which, unfortunately, there is little space for those who do not…

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That awkward moment
The negotiations — a delicate thing. Sometimes the sales Manager feels that he did everything right, but the deal still didn't happen. Does this mean that he was actually wrong?…

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Advertising methods of business promotion
Advertising is the engine of trade. This statement has long been unquestionable. The rule works almost 100%, applies to the promotion of almost all products and services on the market.…

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The cost of evolution: why it is pointless to fight procrastination and thank God

Every time I was about to start writing this article, something happened that required urgent intervention. A Facebook tab that was accidentally left open flickered — and now I’m already, I don’t remember why or how long ago, pointlessly scrolling through the social network feed…
As a result, I was irritated by the realization of my time wasted, and now I’m upset and can’t collect my thoughts. I’m going to get some tea. But I will not waste time and while the kettle is boiling, I will check my email directly in my smartphone. Oh, how many letters! I should have answered. Okay, I’ll answer later, when I at least start writing this article… Continue reading

What is the problem with smart people

There’s nothing worse than working with fools, is there? When hiring new employees, it is logical to pay attention to smart people — it seems that it will be easier to work with them, because they know a lot and understand everything. However, this is not always the case: in some cases, too smart an employee does more harm than good, says Sidney Finkelstein, author of the BBC article “The problem with smart people”.

This article will be useful for startups, HR managers, and those geniuses who would like to learn that they also have weaknesses.

To make sure that intellectuals are able to ruin a good cause, it is worth remembering the fate of the American energy Corporation Enron, about which few people now remember. Continue reading

How we are being manipulated

Now you can easily meet smart guys who have read books on hard sales and are ready to break the will of the first comer.

Hello, friends!

I am for protection from such figures. Therefore, I will share with you the techniques of manipulation. Learn to defend yourself and don’t let your friends get hooked.
Test yourself

These are the basic manipulations described by Robert Cialdini in the book “psychology of influence”. But let’s make an experiment: read the description of the manipulation technique without reading the section “Protection”. Continue reading

How to succeed in networking without feeling disgusted with yourself
Hello! For those of us who are torn between the desire to develop our communication skills, communicating with people without embarrassment and awkwardness, and an almost unbearable desire to close…

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How to survive the winter
The cold season itself is a difficult time to concentrate on productivity: short daylight hours, temperature changes, a gray city, and stiffness of movement provoke stiffness of thoughts and actions.…

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Attention, scammers! 11 proven ways to lose money online
The oldest profession in the world, perhaps, is not prostitution, but deception. People cheat on each other both for fun and for money. People cheat more often for money. With…

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The power of our habits
In his book, the American journalist Charles Duhigg comprehensively explores the topic of habits. His book is good for this diverse approach-habits are considered not only from the point of…

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