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Steve Jobs Taught This Man How To Win Arguments With Really Stubborn People

He spent 26 years working with the notoriously stubborn Steve Jobs, one of Pixar's other cofounders. Jobs once told him that his method of working things out when people disagreed with him was to "just explain it to them until they understand."<p>So Catmull discovered a way to work with that without …

Books We Love - Issue #240

<i>Magic Color Flair: The World of Mary Blair</i><p><b>Magic Color Flair: The World of Mary Blair</b> <b><br>By John Canemaker</b> <b><br>[Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, $40]</b><p>Iconic …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

7 easy steps to more creativity in the workplace - Phoenix Business Journal

By Tom Zender <br>– Guest blogger<p>Jul 25, 2014, 2:29pm MST<p>Creativity is highly valued in most job settings.<p>When there is more constructive creativity in …

Pixar boss explains why Steve Jobs was such a great architect

Designed in collaboration with Steve Jobs by Norman Foster, the new Infinite Loop has Apple fans excited… but not architects. Informally polling a group of 6,000 architects around the world gathered for a South African conference, <i>Fortune’s</i> Philip Elmer DeWitt discovered that, by and large, the …

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FT and McKinsey Business Book longlist revealed

Books about rising inequality, how high-frequency traders rig the equity markets and why LGBT people still feel compelled to hide their sexuality at …

Leadership books for the beach

With summer vacation season in full swing, many of you are probably on the lookout for good beach reads. While you may be tempted to search out fiction and seek total escape, there are a number of engaging books that can help you become a better leader.<p>These books offer federal leaders practical …

10 Must-See Videos on Business, Creativity and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On the unpredictable road of entrepreneurship, it can be immensely helpful to receive guidance and advice from those who have traveled those roads already.<p>Their experiences, distilled into teachable information, can help the rest of us …

TMZ Thinks This Is an iPhone 6, Bless Its Heart

TMZ, famous for showing us some of the world's most prominent genitalia, has another big exclusive on its hands—this time for all you tech nerds out …

New Photos Supposedly Show An iPhone 6 Smuggled Out Of A Factory, But We're Not Convinced

The buzz around Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 has grown so big that even TMZ is getting in on the action.<p>New photos published by TMZ allegedly show an iPhone 6 model "smuggled out of a Foxconn factory in China." The phone is supposedly not running Apple's iOS 8 operating system (you can see that the …

17 Guys Share The Most Romantic Thing A Woman Has Ever Done for Them

So we talked to 17 men to find out the most romantic thing a woman has ever done for them. (Interestingly, most of these gestures involve food…) Consider this all the proof you need that the whole "tough guy" image is simply a stereotype:<p>“I was having a bad day at work and my girlfriend surprised …

Xbox One's new media player is perfect for watching torrents

DLNA and MKV support included<p>Microsoft announced its plans to bring a standalone media player to Xbox One earlier this week, and now the company is previewing some of its new features. A dashboard update for Xbox One preview users is rolling out in preparation for the media player app beta, with …

The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie

The officers got the wrong man, but charged him anyway—with getting his blood on their uniforms. How the Ferguson PD ran the town where Michael Brown …

Dutchman returns Holocaust medal after family deaths in Gaza

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1101000/1101535_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524770348_efd40caf50a9d08c0646b301ca6930f0<p><b>A Dutchman honoured by Israel for hiding a Jewish child during World War Two has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in an</b> …

More Details on Upcoming Xbox One Updates

For preview members only.<p>Starting today, a number of social and entertainment features both known and unannounced are now available to Xbox Live …

Guillermo del Toro's 'Silent Hills' teaser is the scariest thing you can play this weekend

Turn off the lights, put on a headset, and prepare to get scared stupid<p>Rather than just coming out and saying, "we're making a new <i>Silent Hill</i> game," horror legend Guillermo del Toro and <i>Metal Gear Solid</i> creator Hideo Kojima this week released a free demo for PlayStation 4 entitled <i>P.T.</i> (as in, …

Samsung SL-M2020W review: A mini laser printer at an unbeatable price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Samsung SL-M2020W printer is small, relatively fast, and bristling with features, including Wi-Fi, NFC compatibility, and the ability to print from iOS and Android mobile devices.<p><b>The Bad</b> Replacement toner cartridges cost almost as much as the printer itself.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Samsung …

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Don’t Be Afraid of Housework, Guys. It Won’t Lead to Less Sex

Housework can be a downer, but when husbands pitch in to cook, clean and keep the abode tidy, it could also put a damper on their sex lives. So said …

In Threatening Baghdad, Militants Seek to Undo 800 Years of History

IS leader al-Baghdadi has established a caliphate and seeks to undo the 13th-century destruction of Islam’s premier city, but they’ve got it …

Swiss Tourists Arrested While Having an Orgy

You can't make this stuff up<p>Ibiza is the bacchanalia capital of Spain. The island off the coast of Valencia is where British royalty go to lounge on yachts in white bikinis. It's where Justin Bieber flocks to get punched in the face by Orlando Bloom. And apparently, it's where Swiss tourists go to …

How to Respond to a Family Member Looking for Money

Brother asking you for money? Dating an older woman and you don't want your friends to embarrass you? Jimmy the Bartender has answers to all of your life questions, and more<p><b>Q: My brother asked me to help save his failing café. He knows I have the money. I’m just not sure he’s good at this. Can I</b> …

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9 Facts About the Israel-Palestine Conflict On Which We Can All Agree

Simply open your mouth on Israel-Palestine, and faster than you can blink you'll be labeled either a heartless Zionist or a Hamas terrorist. Both extreme labels are equally fruitless.<p>If we cannot find a middle ground in dialogue, how can we expect Israel and Palestine to find a middle ground during …

What Our Clothes Say About Our Health

Have you noticed lately that a lot of men's shirts seem to be called "slim fit"? I bet you even own a few. Somebody has to own them because they're everywhere. And just recently, I've been baffled by this new category of shirts -- EXTRA slim. What the heck does that mean? What makes it extra slim? …

Silence Is No Longer an Option When There Is a War on Children

When I first moved to the United States from the Middle East after working for numerous media outlets including Al Jazeera in Qatar, I managed to secure a phone interview with someone from CNN about a possible junior position. Before I'd opened my mouth to explain what I could offer, the woman who …

An Atheist's (Somewhat) Relaxed View of the Qur'an

Horrific acts of violence are currently being carried out in several areas of the world in the name of Islam, from Iraq and Syria to Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, to provide a partial list. And, of course, Islamic terrorism is not a new phenomenon.<p>For well over a decade now, there has been a …

Three Jews Visit Scandinavia

Just before the Israeli-Gaza conflict, I emailed Mousa, a Palestinian-American actor I know, to say that I wanted to sit down with him to discuss what's going on in the Middle East and to see if there was something the two of us could do as artists to try to help spark change for the better. I come …