Art of Business

Succeeding in the world of business requires a deep understanding of the subtler principles of trust, attraction, confidence and judgment. In this vertical, we share our unique approach to networking, deal making and negotiation, entrepreneurship and productivity. From getting things done to negotiating a raise to meeting new customers, this section will offer new exercises and tools to up your professional game.

The Art of Feedback (And Why It Really Matters)


The Art of Feedback (And Why It Really Matters)

Confession: I’m not exactly a natural when it comes to feedback. Offering meaningful criticism was a skill I learned later in life, and to this day, I have to work consciously to give and interpret feedback the right way. For a long time, I felt like this was a gap in my ability — a sensitivity to criticism I just … Read More


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5 Easy Ways to Stop Hating Business Networking Events


5 Easy Ways to Stop Hating Business Networking Events

Business networking events can be nerve-wracking affairs if you don’t enter with a strategy in mind. Luckily, we present these five easy ways to stop hating business networking events so you’ll always be ready to face them with dignity and, of course, charm. First of all, we don’t really recommend business networking events, because there are so many more effective ways … Read More


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Intentions: How to Figure out What People Really Want


If we can become more interested in one another’s real intentions, we can become better colleagues, better partners, better parents, better bosses, and better friends. That’s what this article is about: How to figure out what people really want — from you, from themselves, and from one another. [Photo by Parker Knight] “Words are deeds.” -Ludwig Wittgenstein The writer David … Read More


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10 Things I Learned from James Altucher about Minimalism, Failure, and Not Giving Advice


10 Things I Learned from James Altucher about Minimalism, Failure, and Not Giving Advice

James Altucher is an extraordinary man with extraordinary perspectives on everything from smart business to living a satisfying life — and how they intertwine. Here are 10 things he taught us on episode 540 of The Art of Charm. [Photo by Joao R] James Altucher’s appearance on episode 540 of The Art of Charm was so chock full of wisdom … Read More


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The Real Way to Dress for Success


The Real Way to Dress for Success

The way you dress sends signals to the real world; here’s how to make sure you’re sending the right ones. On its own, “dress for success” is kind of an absurd piece of advice. (Though you might find the specifics detailed by Rishi Chullani in How to Dress for a Networking Event and How to Dress and Prepare for an … Read More


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How to Create a Great Elevator Pitch


Here are 13 reasons why you shouldn't compare yourself against the success of others. With your unique perspective, can you think of more? Share with us!

An “elevator pitch” is so called because you’re supposed to be able to summarize your pitch so quickly that you can effectively get it across in an elevator ride. The idea here is if you’re ever lucky enough to trap Richard Branson in an elevator for three minutes, you can pitch him on your killer idea and get him to … Read More


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How to Get Powerful People to Notice You


Because everybody needs help with something, meeting your heroes -- even the rich and famous ones -- is easy if you follow this simple advice.

Every successful career starts with reaching out to just one powerful person the right way. Here are three ways you can do this — right down to the exact email scripts! [Photo by Alan Light (with Adam West!)] When we get out of college, we usually take any job we can get. After all, it’s not what we’re going to … Read More


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