- Sep 1 20163 minutes
If You Work From Home, Do This Every Day
It's time to give yourself a break.
- Jun 13 20161 minute
How Islam Is Different From Other Religions
WE WANT TO BELIEVE WE’RE ALL BASICALLY the same and want the same things, but what if we’re not? Islam, in both theory and practice, is exceptional in how it relates to politics. Because of its outsize role in law and governance, Islam has been—and
- 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
- 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 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
- Sep 1 20153 minutes
6 Secrets About The Human Brain That Will Make You A Better Marketer
Knowing how the mind processes information and images can help you send the right message.
- Oct 17 20161 minute
How Mindfulness Can Save You Money
IF YOU PUT PEOPLE IN BRAIN SCANNERS and give them something delicious—say, wine or chocolate—the reward centers of their brains light up. In other words, it’s making them feel good. But if you promise them a delicious item in the future, there’s no r
- 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
- Sep 5 20161 minute
The Bright Side Of Darker Emotions
IT’S NATURAL TO WANT TO BE HAPPY all the time. But it’s telling that most of what many consider to be our seven basic emotions—joy, anger, sadness, fear, surprise, contempt and disgust—reflect the dark side of the human experience. These emotions are
- Sep 15 20161 minute
A Reading List For Powerful Women
Two new books on gender in the workplace can help women and men become better colleagues and managers.
- 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 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
- Apr 1 20131 minute
The 5 Branding Rules Of Attraction
Your brand draws customers to your business. Here are the elements you should consider when designing it.
- Aug 1 20152 minutes
Don't Just Build A Business -- Build A Business With Soul
You need more than brains to create and sustain a business that has a lasting impact.
- Aug 7 20163 minutes
Cleveland: Four Days In Donald Trump’s America
THE FIRST THREE NIGHTS of the Republican convention turned in a halfhearted and largely unsuccessful effort to draw Donald Trump closer to the party he conquered. The final night was the one in which he fully consummated his conquest. Trump’s accept
- 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.
- 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.
- Jun 1 20161 minute
This Founder's Meditation Startup Draws Cult Demand: How She Did It
Suze Yalof Schwartz has modernized meditation with Unplug.
- Jan 1 20162 minutes
Meet Fear's Antidote: Hope
A seemingly small act -- returning to normal, daily life after tragedy -- takes a great deal of courage.
- Apr 1 20161 minute
Make Your Mark: Branding Is About What You Say, Not How You Say It
It can be funny or serious, but your brand has to be authentically you.
- 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.
- Aug 21 20165 minutes
Is It Story That Makes Us Read?
Plots: the who, what, and where—but maybe not why—of literature.
- Nov 7 20161 minute
SAM LANSKY The American-British actor, 33, stars as conscientious objector Desmond Doss in Hacksaw Ridge, out Nov. 4 (see review, left); next, on Dec. 23, he’ll appear alongside Liam Neeson and Adam Driver in Martin Scorsese’s Silence, about 17th ce
- Jan 1 20162 minutes
Why Points Of Difference Could Be What Brings Your Company Together
Someone "not like us" may be just who you need.
- Oct 17 20161 minute
Time Travels In Two Directions
LILY ROTHMAN SOME BOOKS OUGHT TO COME WITH A warning—not for the reader but for those nearby, who are bound to be interrupted with passages read aloud. Mind-blowing ideas demand to be shared. Such a warning ought to come with both James Gleick’s Ti
- Oct 10 20162 minutes
A New Chaos Theory To Live Your Best Life
SADIE STEIN “LOTS OF PEOPLE TOLERATE mess,” a friend once observed while looking at my living room, strewn with clothes, dishes and junk mail. “You’re the only one I know who seems to have a positive preference for it.” So you can imagine my initial
- 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
- Aug 8 20161 minute
Women’s ‘Empowerment’ Is Not Real Power
THE WORD EMPOWERMENT HAS BECOME the rallying cry of mainstream feminism, with virtually any act performed enthusiastically by a woman—from washing her hair to posting her bikini photos—now designated as “empowering.” But while everyone from Unilever
- Oct 16 20161 minute
How America Got “Woke”
MUCH OF THE INTERNET may have learned the adjective woke—highly attuned to prejudices of all kinds—from BuzzFeed’s 2015 article “Can We Talk About How Woke Matt McGorry Was in 2015?” (For instance, “This year McGorry wrote an essay for Cosmopolitan o
- 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.