Anna Kazachevsky

16 Flips | 1 Magazine | 14 Following | @AnnaKazachevsky | Keep up with Anna Kazachevsky on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Anna Kazachevsky”

The Daily Routines of Geniuses

Juan Ponce de León spent his life searching for the fountain of youth. I have spent mine searching for the ideal daily routine. But as years of color-coded paper calendars have given way to cloud-based scheduling apps, routine has continued to elude me; each day is a new day, as unpredictable as a …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

At some point in their careers, most leaders have either consciously — or, more likely, unwittingly — based (or justified) their approach to motivation on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow’s idea that people are motivated by satisfying lower-level needs such as food, water, shelter, and security, …

US police shooting reignites racial anger

The US state of Missouri is bracing for a new wave of racial unrest after another black teenager was killed by an off-duty white cop.<p>The shooting of Venderrit D. Myers, the third fatal incident of a black male by Missouri police, happened as activists and other protesters prepared for four days of …

3 Big Economic Ideas in Waiting

In what has now become an iconic statement about American politics, and maybe politics everywhere, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (now Chicago Mayor) declared that “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste.” He was making the point that it is always hard to summon the will to enact …

Как банки боролись за валютных вкладчиков на этой неделе

До таких процентов по вкладам дело пока не дошло<p>Д. А. Абрамов / Ведомости<p>На этой неделе проценты по депозитам увеличили шесть крупных банков (см. …

This is what London's Tube trains will look like in the 2020s

Gallery: This is what London's Tube trains will look like in the 2020s<p>Gallery: This is what London's Tube trains will look like in the 2020s<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>+ …

Drone video captures close-up of erupting volcano

Gallery: Drone video captures close-up of erupting volcano<p>Gallery: Drone video captures close-up of erupting volcano<p>+ 7<p>+ 6<p>+ 5<p>This epic video isn't a …

В чем стратегическое значение аэропорта в Донецке?

<b>Донецкий аэропорт - стратегический объект, который сепаратисты могут использовать как плацдарм для наступления и для прикрытия авиацией, говорят эксперты.</b><p>В последние дни за контроль над аэропортом идут ожесточенные бои. Украина утверждает, что по-прежнему его контролирует. О контроле над …

The A.I.G. Trial Is A Comedy

Say what you like about Maurice (Hank) Greenberg, the financier is a dogged old coot. For almost ten years now, since an accounting scandal forced him to resign from American International Group, the big insurance company he ran for decades, Greenberg, who is eighty-nine, has been trying to redeem …

The Price of Wall Street’s Power

Artwork: Hubert Blanz, Four Elevators, 060, 2006, black-and-white baryta print on aluminum, 80 x 199 cm<p>Boeing’s launch of the 787 was marred by massive cost overruns and battery fires. Any product can have technical problems, but the striking thing about the 787’s is that they stemmed from exactly …

Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy battle

He's one of the fieriest political activists in Hong Kong — he's been called an "extremist" by China's state-run media — and he's not even old enough to drive.<p>Meet 17-year-old Joshua Wong, a skinny, bespectacled teen whose meager physical frame belies the ferocity of his politics. Over the last two …

The Ride of His Life

After an epic drama of destruction and redemption—worthy of, say, a Marvel super-hero—Robert Downey Jr. is figuring out what he’s learned. Exhibit A, in theaters this month: The Judge, the debut feature from the production company Downey has started with his wife, Susan. At the Malibu home he …

Behind Claude’s Doors

In 1960s Paris she became known as the world’s most exclusive madam, whose client list was said to include John Kennedy, de Gaulle, Onassis, and multiple Rothschilds, and whose beautiful and cultivated girls often went on to marry wealth, power, and prestige. But among the many secrets Madame …

How to Tell If You Should Trust Your Statistical Models

Predictive analytics often sounds a bit like quantum mechanics: fiendishly complex to look at and wildly counter-intuitive. So when someone sells you a tool, how can you verify that the black box is fit for its purpose or even lives up to the vendor’s claims?<p>Of course, there never are ironclad …