Andy Akhigbe

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Creative Leadership

This is the result of a conversation I had with Patti Brennan about the nature of creativity and imagination that was inspired by Maslow’s famous …

How Steven Spielberg Made Millions Off 'Star Wars' After A 1977 Bet With George Lucas

Steven Spielberg would go on to win the bet and take millions of dollars from George Lucas over time.<p>Here's how the out-of-this-world wager came to be.<p>In the mid-1970s, science-fiction films weren't very popular.<p>1968's "2001: A Space Odyssey" led the way for the genre but made just $56 million at …

How a Dream Became a Law: Passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Enacting the landmark Civil Rights Act took a lot more than arm-twisting by Lyndon Johnson. Civility and canny bipartisanship in Congress were the …

Infinite Creativity

This is a story of an apprenticeship turned friendship that taught me a powerful lesson.<p><b>IN HIGH SCHOOL I’D LEARNED HOW FULFILLING IT WAS</b> to make my …

(Try To) Make As Much Money As You Can, Without Taking On Lots Of Risk

<b>Larry Pitkowsky and Keith Trauner, Co-Founders, Managing Partners, and Co-Portfolio Managers, GoodHaven Capital Management & the GoodHaven Fund</b><p><b>Larry Pitkowsky:</b> Keith and I started our firm and the GoodHaven Fund to capitalize on our prior success and take advantage of our decades of experience in …

The 3 P's of Manhood: A Review of Protection, Procreation, and Provision | The Art of Manliness

Are men everywhere alike in their concern (and desire) for being manly?<p>Is the concept of manliness meaningless and entirely culturally relative?<p>For …

Five Life Lessons You Can Learn from Successful Corporations

When you think of good role models, businesses probably aren't your first thought but you may be surprised by the wisdom they have to offer. After …

The Myth of Creative Inspiration: Great Artists Don't Wait

Franz Kafka is considered one of the most creative and influential writers of the 20th century, but he actually spent most of his time working as a …

Creativity

What These American Educators Learned in Finland

Dr. Hunter O’Hara and Dr. Merrie Tinkersley visited Finland, and this is what they learned:<p>“American Educators Find Surprises in Helsinki and at Home …

Marcus Aurelius and the Key to Happiness, by Carolyn Gregoire

One of the greatest texts about happiness and living well wasn't written by a self-help expert, spiritual leader or psychologist. It was written by …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

How to Handle Anxiety in a Moment's Notice (Without Doughnuts)

<i>Photo Credit: Patternity: Sesame Seed Topping | Broma Bakery</i><p>When you feel overwhelmed emotionally, mentally or even energetically, don't fret. Know that it is all energy and can easily be dissipated.<p>The thing about energy is it can not be created or destroyed; it can be changed. Overwhelm is an …

Who Was Carl Sagan?

The famed scientist, and celebrity, had a lot more going on than just hosting a television series.<p>It was almost like a dispatch from another planet: the invitation to the young astronomer to leave Brooklyn and visit the lakes and gorges of upstate New York.<p>"A letter shows up in my mailbox from Carl …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Call Her Miss Ross, Fashion Superstar

Chain Reaction<p>She outdid herself in a glittering jumpsuit last night, but from her early days as the big-haired, disco-loving lead of The Supremes, …

Bob Marley: The Stories Behind 17 Rare and Unseen Images

Babylon By Van<p>This is the first photo Morris took of Marley, back in 1974, in the singer's Ford Transit tour van. "When you're looking at it, he's …

Bob Marley

Money Saving Tips From Warren Buffett

5 Saving Money Tips From Warren Buffett<p>5 Money Saving Strategies Inspired By Warren Buffett<p>“Long ago, Ben Graham taught me that ‘Price is what you …

What 12 Years A Slave Teaches Us About Black Education Today

<i>12 Years a Slave</i> is about a free black New York man’s abduction into slavery in the Deep South two decades before the onset of the Civil War. However, Steve McQueen’s nuanced film is about more than the pernicious institution of slavery. It has something profound to say about black education in …

How Challenge and Adversity Can Actually Help Your Career

My grandfather, whose formal schooling never exceeded the third grade, was one of the wisest men I ever knew. Laboring from dark to dark on a Missouri farm as a boy and enduring the Great Depression as a young husband and father, he certainly had his share of hardship. But he knew how to keep tough …

Why People Are Unfaithful

Esther Perel, a couples therapist and the international best selling author of "Mating in Captivity," reveals her provocative perspective on the subject of infidelity.<p>Aiming to spark a new conversation about this taboo topic, Perel reverses the lens by proposing that affairs are not a symptom of a …

Why We All Need To Start Rethinking How We Invest For Retirement

<i>This video is sponsored by OppenheimerFunds.</i><p>The traditional ways of saving for retirement just aren't measuring up anymore. As people live longer, markets continue to underperform, and Social Security becomes uncertain — experts say it will become insolvent by 2035 — investors will have to be even …

Here's What Top Chef Joël Robuchon Eats For Breakfast

The French chef made a name for himself at Paris' Jamin, regarded as one of the best restaurants in history. After retiring from Jamin in the '90s, Robuchon re-emerged with a series of restaurants bearing his name and helmed by his protégées.<p>With 22 locations around the world — from bakeries to …

Five Surprising Ways Richard Branson Harnessed Flow To Build A Multi-Billion Dollar Empire

Over the past few blogs, I’ve been writing about the state of optimal performance known as flow. This offering continues with that theme, though I’m turning over the reins on this one to Jamie Wheal, the executive director of the Flow Genome Project.<p>A few months back, Jamie had the chance to travel …

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon layer of glistening black worms in an orderly grid. With a knot of pipes and wires rising up to a big hopper, it looks like a high-tech liquorice production line. But this could be the …

Headline, Meet Cover Photo: The True Secret to Creating Viral Content

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Promoting your business on social media successfully is a science -- one that often involves number crunching, data analysis and diligent tracking, trending and graphing. And while social-media managers and content strategists have yet to …

Infographics

Why You Should Work A Tough Job, Even When You’re Old

Can your job condition your brain to stay active into old age? A new study from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor suggests that it might.<p>The study took place over a long period of time, from 1992 to 2010, and involved 4,182 subjects. Those subjects worked in all kinds of jobs, from all kinds …

Ann Arbor

Design Principles: Visual Perception And The Principles Of Gestalt

This is the start of a series of posts about design principles. It begins with these principles of gestalt, because <b>many of the design principles we</b> …

Maxim Loves...Katy Perry Dancing

0<p>SHARES<p><i>Maxim</i> cover girl Katy Perry has been on our minds since 2008 when she debuted her sexually charged single "I Kissed A Girl." A mere two years …