Inc .: How to become a good listener
The author of books on motivation Brenda Bens believes that it is important for a good seller not only to speak beautifully, but also to listen carefully. She gives seven tips to those who want to learn this. In particular, you need to tune in correctly, choose a good (not too noisy) place to talk, focus on the main thing and try to understand how the interlocutor feels. At the same time, you should not interrupt him, be distracted by reading SMS and social networks, as well as forcibly drive the conversation into a certain framework.
Business Insider: The Most Vivid Photos
from the world cup
The main fights of the World Cup have not yet begun, and Business Insider has already made a large selection of impressive photos from Brazilian football fields. There are bright goals, and indescribable emotions of the players, and just beautiful shots.
Businessweek: Airbnb conquers New York
Such a story could only happen in law-abiding America. New York renter Ken Podziba once found out that one of his tenants is renting an apartment using the Airbnb service. He really did not like it, but he could not break the contract with him. Podziba began to understand and found out that by law it is impossible to rent housing for less than a month, and turned to the local authorities. They said that no fine or punishment for this violation has been established. Then the property owner contacted the Airbnb administration, but she refused to intervene in the conflict. Having installed a video camera at the door, Podziba found out that the tenant receives $ 220-260 per night, giving him only $ 1,400 per month for the apartment. Thus, in four years he could earn half a million dollars. All that the owner managed to do was write a poisonous note in the New York Post. Businessweek talks about how Airbnb is changing the situation in the rental market and what resistance it encounters along the way.
Fast Company: An Easy Way to Be More Effective
With the development of social networks, procrastination has become an epidemic. Employees spend hours looking at interesting posts or funny photos, putting things off for later. Fast Company correspondent Rebecca Greenfield offers a simple but effective way to deal with this ailment: close all unnecessary tabs in the browser. As a rule, she herself opens only mail, a window with an article she is working on, and relevant links. For those who are not accustomed to such asceticism, she suggests holding a "non-investing Thursday" - to refuse on this day from viewing all distracting sites and evaluate their effectiveness.
Forbes: How Business Works
The correspondent of the Russian publication, Ilya Zhegulev, visited the industrial center of Ukraine, where now, according to him, businessmen have finally taken power. Unlike neighboring areas, everything is calm here. He met with local businessmen and learned the secret of a relatively prosperous life.