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- May 1 20161 minute
How To Score And Cultivate Top Intern Talent
BE UNDERSTANDING. A startup may be everything to you, an obsessive entrepreneur, but not all interns will be on the same page, says Kerry J. Sulkowicz, founder of Boswell Group, a management consulting firm, and a professor of psychiatry at the NYU S
- Mar 20 20171 minute
The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We're Stuck In A Hole
When you really need something — whether it's money, food, or even time — it can be hard to focus on anything else. Researchers call this scarcity, and say it can affect many aspects of our lives.
- Oct 24 20161 minute
How Thinking Like a Kid Can Spur Creativity
IT’S COMMON FOR ADULTS TO FEEL LIKE we’re drowning in judgment—“You’re not famous enough,” “You’re not smart enough,” “You’re not thin enough.” The weight of these appraisals, from others and from ourselves, can prevent us from looking at the world a
- Nov 1 20161 minute
Noncash-Bonus Time: Three Key Strategies
KNOW YOUR OBJECTIVE. It’s critical to determine how the bonus you’re awarding supports what you and your company want to achieve, says Susan David, a psychologist at Harvard Medical School and the author of Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Cha
- Oct 1 20161 minute
Three Strategies For Hiring A Business Coach
MANAGE TRANSITIONS. Moving into a new phase of your business can generate anxiety, says Harvard Law School’s Sheila Heen, who teaches negotiation, co-authored Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well, and is co-owner an
- Mar 1 20132 minutes
Finding the Right Hire for Your Company
How do you make sure new hires will mesh well with your other employees and with your company's culture?
- Nov 1 20162 minutes
You’re Already Good. Here’s How to Step It Up
Fortune reviews three major releases this season that promise to help you elevate your thinking, motivation, and creativity in work and in life.
- May 1 20161 minute
4 Common Sayings in Business Translated -- Finally!
Business is full of clichés. Three successful entrepreneurs turn all that "blah blah blah" into a real advantage.
- Feb 1 20132 minutes
Why Being a Workaholic Is Counterproductive
Give yourself a break, says researcher, author and professor Leslie Perlow. Photo© Natalie Brasington Sometimes self-destructive workaholic behavior can get so out of hand there's only one recourse left: an office intervention. Enter Leslie Perlow, a
- Jun 1 20162 minutes
Lessons From The Master
Yo-Yo Ma, whose multinational Silk Road Ensemble just released a new album, has sound advice for politicians, parents, and jittery performers.
- Apr 1 20141 minute
3 Strategies for Dealing With Toxic People
"Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing," Ralph Waldo Emerson once mused. It's a solid observation about handling interactions with difficult people. Mark Goulston, a Los Angeles-based business psychiatrist and consultant an
- Aug 1 20144 minutes
The Esquire Guy: Stop Using Your Phones During Meetings
May I check my mobile device during a meeting? No. But what if I'm expecting an important call? No. OK, fine … if you're the most important person in the room. Then there won't be any immediate and overt social repercussions from snagging a look-see.
- Mar 1 20141 minute
9 Ways to Become a Better Leader
From encouraging dissenting voices to showing compassion, here are tips for leading with purpose and poise.
- Jan 16 20171 minute
Eva Amurri Martino Inside Her Traumatizing Postpartum Scare
PATRICK GOMEZ A few days after Thanksgiving, Eva Amurri Martino was awakened by the piercing scream of her infant son Major James. “Our night nurse fell asleep while holding [then-1-month-old] Major and dropped him, and he cracked his head on the ha
- Feb 1 20151 minute
Do You Have Entrepreneurial DNA?
The Founder Institute, a startup training and launch program, has developed a test to identify entrepreneurial personality traits. Take the abbreviated quiz below for a quick evaluation of your entrepreneurial prowess.PART 1: Each puzzle has three ro
- Nov 27 20162 minutes
Sucking at Stuff
Where, how, and why to play piano, bake sourdough, and learn Thai massage in spite—and because—of the fact that you’ll be very bad at it. At least at first.
- 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.
- May 30 20133 minutes
A Crowdsourced Expert Interview: Nautilus readers delve further into the idea that metaphors make us human.
In “Metaphors Are Us,” biologist and neurologist Robert Sapolsky made a good case for why symbolic thinking may be the key feature separating humans from our nearest animal relatives. But that essay didn’t end the discussion, which spilled onto socia
- Aug 1 20152 minutes
What to Do When a Colleague Acts Unethically
Q: One of my law partners had an intern pretend to be him and take an ethics course the partner needed to satisfy his continuing legal education requirement. When I learned about it, I challenged his actions. He pushed back, claiming he’d created a w
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
The Literacy of Long-Form Thinking
A man from ancient Rome said it was better to know nothing about a subject than to half-know it. I’m worried that this Republic of ours is set on proving his wisdom all over again. Only, we aren’t even bothering to know 50% of what’s going on. Seems
- Jan 16 20171 minute
Are Some Years More Important Than Others?
LILY ROTHMAN THE YEAR 2016 MIGHT BE OVER, BUT debates rage on about whether it was one of the most important—or worst—years ever. Yet amid talk of surprising election results and shocking celebrity deaths, these conversations often miss a key point:
- May 5 20153 minutes
How Enormous Dominoes Can Help You Rethink Saving for Retirement
It’s a clear warm day in early August, and the Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert is lucky it isn’t windy. Towering right behind him stands a 30-foot tall domino. It’s 15 feet wide, four feet long, and weighs two tons. Gilbert, who is bald and has a th
- Oct 1 20141 minute
This Translation App Helps Professionals Traveling in China and Japan
Waygo, a mobile app, takes a snapshot of written text and translates it into basic English.
- Dec 1 20163 minutes
Who's That Gift Really For?
Hey, everyone in my imaginary office. Gather round. I have some new holiday rules for you all to follow.Here we go: General cheer is OK. Merriment will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The occasional burst of mirth will be tolerated. Kyle can w
- Oct 16 20161 minute
What is the Point of a Quantified Self?
MELISSA DAHL: The Fitbit was introduced at a tech conference eight years ago. It’s kind of incredible to realize that, before then, this idea of the “quantified self” didn’t really exist in the mainstream. JESSE SINGAL: I feel like it’s the intersec
- Jan 1 20162 minutes
Why Points of Difference Could Be What Brings Your Company Together
Q: A prospective business partner is a strategic fit, and there is no evidence of impropriety or unethical behavior. However, I have heard that the new party can be difficult to work with and doesn’t operate the way my company does. Should I guide my
- Jun 1 20161 minute
Leaders: Who's Shaping Your Company's Culture?
I’m a woman in a male-dominated industry. When I was an employee, I could roll as one of the guys. Now I own a company, and an unpleasant bro culture has emerged here. I can’t hang with the guys (I’m the boss, after all), but I also can’t seem to inf
- Oct 16 20161 minute
When Paranoia Feels Sane
TYPICALLY, CONSPIRACY PROCEDURALS pay a price when they migrate from plausible universes to really hard-to-follow ones. The hacker dystopia Mr. Robot was different. Almost as soon as it premiered in the summer of 2015, it became clear that the show w
- Dec 7 20163 minutes
Testosterone Can Make Men Feel Generous
Testosterone gets a pretty bad reputation. It’s been long known as the hormone of aggression. In his 1998 book, The Trouble With Testosterone: And Other Essays on the Biology of the Human Predicament, the neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky writes, “What
- Nov 28 20161 minute
Think you can make it as a pro gamer? Great! Just have the nerves of an Olympic sharpshooter and reflexes 40 percent faster than the world’s quickest draw. A Sport Science investigation.