To be a great innovator, learn to embrace and thrive in uncertainty

Innovators don't ignore risk; they are just better able to analyze it in uncertain situations.

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Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, was America's first female self-made millionaire.
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7 steps to build a mentally healthy workplace

Six in 10 people say poor mental health impacts their concentration at work.

Good mental health enables people to realize their full potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and contribute to their communities.
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Why your rapport with coworkers is about much more than small talk

Scientists have proven that small talk with coworkers leads to stronger team cultures and better collaboration.

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  • A recent Rutgers study has found that although small talk in the office can be distracting, employees and employers alike gain far more from these seemingly trivial interactions than we lose.
  • Non-work banter can lead to more cohesive culture and higher-quality output.
  • To deliver output with a higher value, you need to view productivity through a different lens, one that has leeway for freeform discourse.
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How "thinking about thinking" can help children in school and in life

Teaching your child metacognitive techniques can improve their learning and life skills.

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  • Metacognition is the idea of "thinking about how we think" - this can give us insight into our feelings, needs and behaviors that allow us to adapt and grow.
  • Metacognition can (and should) be taught from an early age to allow for students to do their best in school and in life.
  • Simple forms of metacognitive thinking techniques can be taught at home and in the classroom.
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​How start-ups raise capital when their bank account is empty

Big Think's co-founder and CEO, Victoria Montgomery Brown, offers six pieces of advice to founders in her forthcoming book.

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  • Big Think's CEO and co-founder Victoria Montgomery Brown explores the challenges of being a female entrepreneur in her forthcoming book, Digital Goddess.
  • In one chapter, Brown offers key insights into how to raise capital when you have no money and no MVP.
  • She advises to use every edge at your disposal; perseverance and tenacity are essential.
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