Here is a neat property of numbers often useful in math competitions and theoretical proofs. For two positive numbers a and b, we have the following ordering of sizes from largest to smallest: Root-mean square (RMS) √((a2 + b2)/2) ≥ Arithmetic mean (AM) (a + b)/2 ≥ Geometric mean (GM) √(ab) ≥ Harmonic mean (HM) … Continue reading The Famous RMS-AM-GM-HM Inequality Read more ›
The world has forgotten how to stop. Researchers have declared a sleeplessness crisis, pointing to the health damage caused by all work and no play. Mobile technology lures work into the home. And laziness has regained its rank as a Deadly Sin. As a result, relaxing is big business. Cashing in on the …
The technology skills gap is a well-known issue in American employment circles. Yet, research tends to focus on only one aspect of the problem – the shortage of hard tech skills like programming and information security management. But there is… Read more ›
Think Act Succeed “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.“ Dalai Lama Read more ›
By Cathie Ericson When Beth Brooke-Marciniak first started her career, she found she was intensely focused on the job at hand, rather than paying special attention to building relationships along the way. But she soon learned the importance of building those by giving to others. “If your relationships are built based on what you can… Read More
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Think Act Succeed “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.“ Nelson Mandela Read more ›
What is your favorite strange-but-effective branding tip that has surprised you with positive results?
These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC has also launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.
Having a well-planned mobile marketing strategy is an important part of building your personal brand on social media. Leveraging hashtags to their fullest potential is also important for visibility and growth.
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Think Act Succeed “When you stop taking chances, you’ll stay where you sit. You won’t live any longer, but it’ll feel like it.“ Bono Read more ›
Thanks to Oladele from Nigeria for suggesting this problem! Team A has 4 girls and 7 boys. Team A takes 5 days to paint 4 rooms. Team B has 7 girls and 10 boys. Team B takes 4 days to paint 5 rooms. Team C has 8 girls and 5 boys. How long will it … Continue reading The Boys And Girls Painting Rooms Puzzle Read more ›
I love it when seemingly disparate things come together in interesting ways. In one of the courses I teach at the University of Denver, we discuss how to be more persuasive. I begin the class by discussing Robert Cialdini’s six principles of persuasion: Reciprocity, Scarcity, Authority, Consistency, Liking and Consensus. On the other hand, I’ve […] Read more ›
From the interviewer’s vantage point, the selection process is about availability, choices and risk. That principle applies to many things the rest of us do, too, throughout the day. For instance, isn’t it interesting that when a group of people dine together in a restaurant, some of them make their menu decisions within a few …
Think Act Succeed “A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.“ Friedrich Nietzsche Read more ›
By Cathie Ericson Knowing and understanding that it’s ok to take risks because that’s how you will grow and learn has helped forge a successful career path for WEX’ Virgen Tracey. She is quick to point out that there’s never a dumb or perfect idea, and just because you’ve been somewhere longer, it doesn’t mean… Read More
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Behavioral interview questions are interview questions about your past experience. They usually start with “Tell me at time…” or “Give me an example…” They are very popular at most every company, especially medium to large corporations. Hypothetical interview questions revolve around fictitious scenarios that could happen in the future. It’s a way to evaluate what […] Read more ›
The world feels small when you stay in the same place for too long. What if you could travel the world and work on your terms whenever you wanted?
Think Act Succeed “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.“ Muhammad Ali Read more ›
Guest contributed by Sarah Dixon Ann thought that she knew herself well. At 45-year-old, she’d been tested by life often enough to know her strengths and weaknesses. She’d done a few personality tests over the years and had a handle on how she worked most effectively at work. Then Ann’s firm called in team-building experts,… Read More
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