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The 5 Branding Rules of Attraction
Your brand draws customers to your business. Here are the elements you should consider when designing it.
- Dec 10 201615 minutes
In Defense Of Facts
A new history of the essay gets the genre all wrong, and in the process endorses a misleading idea of knowledge.
- Mar 1 20166 minutes
22 Qualities That Make a Great Leader
Want to be a laudable leader? Study these characteristics -- and the wise words of leaders who strive to embody them.
- Jan 1 20172 minutes
10 Entrepreneurs Share Fail-Safe Strategies For More Effective Meetings
We asked readers: How do you make the most of everyone's least favorite work routine? Here's what they had to say.1. Plan ahead. Set the agenda one week ahead of time. Allow employees to comment on it prior to the meeting so they have time to really
- Mar 1 20152 minutes
What Leadership Is -- And What It Is Not
Great leaders inspire and create meaningful, lasting opportunities and new ways of thinking. They believe in change. They have an impact on the future.
- Dec 6 20164 minutes
Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self
The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves.
- Jan 4 20176 minutes
How Design Thinking Became A Buzzword At School
The trendy concept is in high demand among educators, but its specifics are vague.
- Jan 4 20176 minutes
Earth's Oceans Are Steadily Warming
Another study argues there was no sea-surface slowdown in warming.
- Dec 1 20161 minute
The Facebook Founder In His Own Words
Zuckerberg often muses on management. Here, a selection of quotes from public Q&As posted on Facebook.
- Sep 1 20163 minutes
If You Work From Home, Do This Every Day
It's time to give yourself a break.
- Nov 7 20161 minute
The Danger of Having Too Many Experts
IN OUR GLOBALIZED, TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN world, we have convinced ourselves that the route to excellence and progress lies in specialization. Consider entrepreneur Peter Thiel’s recent argument that workers should make a lifelong commitment to a single c
- Jan 7 20177 minutes
The Atlantic Ocean And An Actual Debate In Climate Science
Scientists have recently begun to re-examine a scary question: Will a crucial ocean current shut down?
- Dec 21 201616 minutes
President Trump And The Unnatural World
David Biello, author of The Unnatural World, talks about the paradox of climate change in the Trumpocene.
- Nov 1 20142 minutes
The Idea vs. Execution Debate: Why Ideas Are Everything
Leonardo da Vinci never stopped exploring and challenging conventional wisdom. And neither should you.
- Nov 1 20142 minutes
Why a Phone Call Is Better Than an Email (Usually)
Our obsession with e-mail ignores a crucial truth about human beings: that we have evolved as listeners, not as readers.
- Jul 4 201613 minutes
Life, the Remix
A new technique that lets scientists edit DNA with ease is transforming science—and raising difficult questions
- Apr 1 20132 minutes
How to Cut Through the Clutter and Make the Best Decisions
Making clear-headed decisions is the ability to see beyond your entrenched biases and move your business forward. Here's how to do it.
- Feb 1 20161 minute
The Artist Otherwise Known as an Entrepreneur
'Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.' – Pablo Picasso
- Jun 1 20162 minutes
How Real Brilliance Is Measured
Rather than looking at typical benchmarks, we focus on the ideas, almost all fueled by passion and implemented by strong leaders.
- Sep 1 20151 minute
How One Incubator Is Using Behavioral Science to Encourage the Products Customers Really Want
Based out of Duke University, the Startup Lab wants companies to consider customer behavior in the design and the features of their products.
- Jan 9 20172 minutes
The Moon May Be Formed From Many Tiny Moons
New research suggests the moon was the result of a series of smaller collisions rather than a single catastrophe, contradicting a theory that has been widely accepted for over 30 years.
- Sep 1 20142 minutes
A Yoga Franchise for Kids Stretches Bodies and Minds
Imagination Yoga uses storytelling to encourage kids to move through a series of yoga positions.
- Oct 1 20164 minutes
Does the World Really Need Nation-States?
To CHIGOZIE OBIOMA, there is more to writing fiction than crafting engaging characters and plots. Writers, he says, have an opportunity to assess and critique the world in which they live. The 2015 Global Thinker’s debut novel, The Fishermen, is a do
- Oct 31 20162 minutes
Why Fitness Trackers Aren’t Making Us Healthier
ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO, WHEN THE first generation of wearable fitness trackers became popular, they were heralded as the dawn of a revolution. Health experts and businesspeople alike said that giving people access to real-time calorie-burning and step-
- Oct 3 20162 minutes
What you said about ... LATE NIGHT POLITICS Comedians like Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers have brought late-night TV a long way, “from Carson, when I was a kid, to nowadays, [when it’s] really sharp and really partisan,” said MSNBC’s Kate
- May 1 20132 minutes
How to Keep Employees Engaged
The key to developing employees with oomph is communication.
- Dec 1 20131 minute
The 5 Traits You Need to Dominate Any Industry
Great people, no matter their field, have similar habits. Learn them and then use them in your own quest to greatness.
- Sep 19 20161 minute
We Shouldn’t Dismiss People Who Deny Facts
IT’S EASY TO DISMISS PEOPLE WHO believe things that are factually incorrect—that vaccines cause autism, for example, or that climate change isn’t real. But if we really want to change how they think, we need to take an honest look at what’s driving t
- Dec 8 20163 minutes
The Best Music For Productivity? Silence
Studies show that for most types of cognitively demanding tasks, anything but quiet hurts performance.
- Mar 1 20132 minutes
Inside the Brains of Rebellious Leaders
True iconoclasts don't just happen upon a novel approach. Their brains are actually wired in a way that makes them more likely to take the road less traveled.