Arnold Lukito

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Here’s how many people can be in a meeting before it’s unproductive, according to Harvard

Meetings are at peak production level when there are fewer people involved — specifically, no more than eight, according to Harvard Business …

How to Mentor Someone Who Doesn’t Know What Their Career Goals Should Be

“Tell me about your career goals.” How often have you said this to a person you’re managing or mentoring, only to get a blank stare in return? Perhaps the person confides that they don’t know what their goals should be, or even whether there are opportunities to advance at your company. How do you …

Employment

Making Movies with Virtual Reality

The pioneers who are making the first virtual-reality narratives.<p>Janicza Bravo makes short films about loneliness. In one, Michael Cera plays an abrasive paraplegic who can’t get lucky. In another, Gaby Hoffmann plays a phone stalker for whom the description “comes on too strong” is not strong …

Virtual Reality

Liu Cixin Is China’s Answer to Arthur C. Clarke

Last week, a team of astronomers at Peking University announced the discovery of a gigantic black hole with a mass equivalent to twelve billion suns. The black hole formed near the beginning of time, just nine hundred million years after the Big Bang. It’s twelve billion light years away, but, …

Black Holes

What Are the Odds We Are Living in a Computer Simulation?

Last week, Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and other cutting-edge companies, took a surprising question at the Code Conference, a technology event in California. What, a man in the audience asked, did Musk make of the idea that we are living not in the real world, but in …

Singularity

Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?

NEW YORK—If you, me and every person and thing in the cosmos were actually characters in some giant computer game, we would not necessarily know it. …

Quantum Physics

Did the Oscars Just Prove That We Are Living in a Computer Simulation?

Last night’s Oscars bizarreness was not just bizarre but bizarre in a way that is typical of this entirely bizarre time. The rhythm of the yes-they-won-oh-my-God-no-they-didn’t event, with “La La Land” replaced by “Moonlight” as Best Picture, was weirdly like that of . . . Election Night. First, a …

Serving the Public While Riding a Segway

In 2007, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Omar Ahmad had decided to take a stab at politics after working at a string of successful high-tech startups and companies. While charging up the San Carlos, California, hills on his trusty Segway meeting potential voters, he came across a woman who struck up a …

Want to Work Smarter, Not Harder? 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

Masters of Love

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.<p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry …

Commitment Counts

MIT

Marc Prensky

Born<p>March 15, 1946<br>New York City, New York, United States<p>Nationality<p>American<p>Alma mater<p>Oberlin College<br>Yale University<br>Harvard Business …

Spotlight

<b>Spotlight</b> or <b>spot light</b> may refer to:<p>Spot lights, automotive auxiliary lamps<br>• Spotlight (theatre lighting)<br>• Spotlight, a searchlight<br>• Spotlights, stage …

How to manage your time: an MIT postdoc writes 3 books, but finishes by 5:30pm

I’m always on the lookout for “hidden gems,” or people who are doing remarkable work that the whole world hasn’t caught on to, yet.<p>Today, I asked my …

So Good They Can't Ignore You Summary

<b>1-Sentence-Summary:</b> <i>So Good They Can’t Ignore You sheds some much needed light on the “follow your passion” myth and shows you that the true path to</i> …

Deep Work Summary

<b>1-Sentence-Summary:</b> <i>Deep Work proposes the idea that we have lost our ability to focus deeply and immerse ourselves in a complex task, but not without</i> …

5 Great Warren Buffett Books (Learn How The Master Thinks)

The most important investment you can make is in yourself. <b>- Warren Buffett</b> That’s one of the numerous nuggetsof wisdom provided by Warren Buffett, …

The Know-It-All

Cover to <i>The Know it All...</i><p>Author<p>A. J. Jacobs<p>Country<p>United States<p>Language<p>English<p>Subject<p><i>Encyclopædia Britannica</i><p>Publisher<p>Simon & Schuster<p>Publication date<p>…

Ammon Shea

<b>Ammon Shea</b> is an American writer, known for his nonfiction books about the English language. With Peter Novobatzky, he wrote <i>Depraved English</i> (1999) …

The Best Books On Mental Models

After numerous requests I have finally put together a list of the books that been the most helpful in my quest to learn more about Cognitive Biases …

The Charlie Munger Reading List (30+ Fascinating Books)

<i>In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time -- none, zero. You'd be amazed at how</i> …

Make Your Good Team Great

High-functioning teams are what make high-performing companies click. Whether the task is to create an innovative service or implement a new system, groups rather than individuals are shouldering more of the burden than ever before. The ideal team merges individual talents and skills into one …

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

<b>Like most 25-year-olds,</b> Julia Rozovsky wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She had worked at a consulting firm, but it wasn’t a good match. Then she became a researcher for two professors at Harvard, which was interesting but lonely. Maybe a big corporation would be a better fit. Or …

Leadership

Digitization is creating a talent gap for manufacturers

The Industrial Internet is revolutionizing the way companies collect, analyze, and benefit from big data. By installing sensors on industrial machinery and tapping machine learning analytics software to pore through observable data, companies are better able to act on insights and optimize their …

After years of intensive analysis, Google found the key to good teamwork is being nice

Google wants to know the secret to building a more productive team.<p>The tech giant charged a team to find out. The project, known as Project Aristotle, took several years, and included interviews with hundreds of employees and analysis of data about the people on more than 100 active teams at the …

Want a Better Pitch? Play This Game.

<i>Teaching pitch structure to CEOs, founders, and Uber engineers.</i><p>In the last four weeks, I’ve led strategic messaging workshops for Uber’s engineering …

For Startups, the Power of “Why Now”

You’ve defined your target customer. You’ve explained why his or her life is hard without you, and why your product is going to make things …

Surprisingly, These 10 Professional Jobs Are Under Threat From Big Data

When you read or hear news stories about the imminent takeover of robots and algorithms that will eliminate jobs for human workers, many times the first examples given are blue-collar jobs like factory workers and taxi drivers. And you may have mentally congratulated yourself because your …

Machine Learning

Big Data Overload: Why Most Companies Can't Deal With The Data Explosion

Most companies I interact with already have too much data. With this post, I would like to make the point that people and companies already can’t cope with the data they have today, let alone the data that is around the corner.<p>Most of them believe that information is a valuable commodity, and one …

Big Data