Ben Archibald

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Creating a Strategy That Works

Companies with a record of sustained success may seem very different from one another, but they all have a common focus: using their distinctive …

Are You a Leader, or Just Pretending to Be One?

We’ve rarely needed leaders more — but wanted the leaders we have less.<p>It’s as if we’ve forgotten what leadership really is, and confused it with what it isn’t.<p>What’s not leadership? For one thing, performing. Leadership is not making the right faces, memorizing the right lines, pumping your fist …

2015: the year the data revolution got serious

I will remember 2015 as the year the data revolution got serious.<p>Just the other day I was given a timely reminder of the benefits of technology. The …

Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say

Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters<p>Tower blocks in Hong Kong. More than half of all the concrete ever used was produced in the past 20 years.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/33a2367d99ed22894289223931d4d6c341d3688f/0_0_3500_2101/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Associated Press<p>Istopes common in nature, 14C, and …

Stephen Batchelor Talks Buddhism in a “Secular Age”

Once an ordained monk, the author’s latest work focuses on bringing Buddhist teachings into the 21st century.<p>What is Buddhism? It’s a simple question, but an unanswerable one, at least on a frozen, bite-size, media-ready level. It’s a question not unlike the koan that <b>Stephen Batchelor</b> pondered back …

40 Ways to Be a Better Man in 2016

<i>On this day a year ago, we shared this post on ManMade. We're bumping it to the top again to see if there's anything you tried this year that really</i> …

How Cisco Gets Brutally Honest Feedback to Top Leaders

Any CEO would agree that having a strong core of seasoned executives running the C-suite is critical. Yet many organizations haven’t developed beyond the hunch phase in terms of knowing how strong their top leaders really are. At Cisco, we designed an in-depth executive assessment to help us …

7 Ways to Be a Better Leader in 2016

The end of the year is here. It's time to focus on 2016.<p>Saying you want to be a better leader doesn't do much to propel your business forward without a strategy in place. If you're not sure where to start, you're not alone. In a survey by Deloitte, top executives in the U.S. are confident in their …

Seven Major Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

From sunken treasure to ceremonial bobcat burials, it's time to look back at the year's biggest finds.<p>2015 was a year when archaeology frequently made headlines around the world, but unfortunately, it was all too often for the same terrible reason. This was the year when ISIS (Islamic State) …

Archaeology

Prevent programme 'lacking referrals from Muslim community'

Only a fraction of referrals to the government’s anti-terror scheme are coming from Muslims, leading to distrust and threats of a boycott, according to reports<p>A fraction of referrals to a key government anti-terror scheme are being made from within the Muslim community, leading to widespread …

Getting Ready to Move to Mars

Scientists are hard at work preparing to create humanity’s second home.<p>One day, when earth is destroyed by war or rising seas or a wayward asteroid, humanity will be extinguished—and along with it reality television, baseball stadiums, and thousands of recipes for guacamole, with and without …

Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

The story of a strange linguistic coincidence<p>Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a <i>chien</i>, to Russians a <i>sobaka</i>, to Mandarin Chinese-speakers a <i>gǒu</i>. These words have nothing in common, and none seem any more connected to the canine essence …

The Fading “Grands Ensembles” of Paris

Laurent Kronental’s Souvenir d’un Futur photos capture these stigmatized housing experiments and their aging residents.<p>From the 1950s to the 1980s, Paris erected a series of massive apartment complexes to address a burgeoning housing crisis and accommodate an influx of foreign immigrants after …

How to Frame Your Subject (Part Two..... In Post Processing)

We reviewed ideas and tips on framing our subjects while in the field here. We'll now explore framing our subject in post processing. There are times …

A Photographer’s Portraits of His Wife Over 40+ Years

42 years ago, photographer Frank Gross said “I do” to his wife Helene. Since that day, through the ups and downs of his photographic career, Gross …

The Same Difference Between Us and Them - Photographs by William Douglas | LensCulture

<i>William Douglas is one of the 50 best emerging photographers for 2015, as voted by the eight-member international jury for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2015. Here is his winning entry and artist’s statement. View his profile to learn more about him and to see more of his great work.</i><p>In …

23 days in Europe – Adventure and Travel Photography with Fujifilm X-E2 and GOPRO By Danielle Vitarbo

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Abandoned Buildings

16 Wikipedia Pages That Will Change The Way You See The Universe

Earth Science

Great Read: Quake engineer returns to Nepal to learn from disaster

Binod Tiwari leaps out of an SUV onto the busy Araniko Highway and stops in front of a foot-wide crack in the pavement.<p>As trucks and motorcycles whiz by, Tiwari, wearing a fluorescent yellow vest over his Cal State Fullerton shirt, raises his camera to snap photographs of the crack. A bridge nearby …

Inside Obama's Stealth Startup

President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works.<p>For Eric Maland, the whole thing goes back to that San Francisco wedding. Mikey wasn’t there—well, wait, actually, Mikey was there. But Eric didn’t meet him at …

Adam Smith’s Underappreciated Wisdom on Benevolence, Happiness, and Kindness

“Man naturally desires, not only to be loved, but to be lovely; or to be that thing which is the natural and proper object of love.”<p><i>“Spiritual health and material well-being are not enemies: they are natural allies,”</i> wrote E.F. Schumacher in his timeless clarion call for “Buddhist economics,” …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

What's an efficient way to overcome procrastination?

Nela Canovic, 10,000 hours and counting on becoming the best version of myself.<p>Answered May 26, 2016 · Author has 838 answers and 18.4m answer …