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Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: "Today's management tip: Do something challenging this weekend http://t.co/0oNUOIG5GJ"

Replying to @<b>HarvardBiz</b><p>Emma Howells-Davies Retweeted Harvard Biz Review<p>Emma Howells-Davies added,<p><b>Harvard Biz Review</b>Verified account …

Google's New App Converts Your Sloppy Handwriting Into Text

You can even draw emoji on it!<p>It's easy to forget that our hands can do more than just swipe or tap our touchscreens. To remind you that you're fully capable of handwriting, Google released a new keyboard for Android phones and tablets that converts your scrawl into digital text.<p>The new feature, …

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

Leadership

What Is Strategy?

This article has benefited greatly from the assistance of many individuals and companies. The author gives special thanks to Jan Rivkin, the coauthor of a related paper. Substantial research contributions have been made by Nicolaj Siggelkow, Dawn Sylvester, and Lucia Marshall. Tarun Khanna, Roger …

Management

What Makes an Effective Executive

An effective executive does <i>not</i> need to be a leader in the sense that the term is now most commonly used. Harry Truman did not have one ounce of charisma, for example, yet he was among the most effective chief executives in U.S. history. Similarly, some of the best business and nonprofit CEOs I’ve …

Management

Chart Shows You Everything You Need To Know About Pairing Wine With Food

Food pairing is a science — there's a right way and a wrong way to do it. Just ask a sommelier.<p>And some pairings are obvious. For example, a fish dish goes best with a light wine like Pinot Grigio while a grilled steak would pair well with a spicy Shiraz.<p>But herbs, spices, starches, and dairies are …

Spices

This Is Google's Latest Ploy to Lure Apple Users to Android

Google is encouraging iOS defection by publishing a step-by-step guide explaining how to switch from an Apple device to Android 5.0 Lollipop.<p>The instructions include how to backup photographs to Google+, transfer music from iTunes to Google Play Music, and keep all of your contacts and data.<p>The …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do.The Android App That Lets You Drive an Awesome Robot.<p><b>1. Send Your Ex Straight to Voicemail</b><p>We've all …

Sun Tzu's The Art of War, Illustrated (Chapter 10: Terrain)

<b>Chapter 10: Terrain</b><p>1. Sun Tzu said: We may distinguish six kinds of terrain, to wit: (1) Accessible ground; (2) entangling ground; (3) temporizing ground; (4) narrow passes; (5) precipitous heights; (6) positions at a great distance from the enemy.<p>2. Ground which can be freely traversed by both …

Apple's Entirely Unnecessary But Very Cool Method Of Making The Mac Pro

This is an interesting little tale to me covering as it does two parts of my working life: tech and business and then the wider shores of the metals business which is what I do in my day job. Apple's new Mac Pro uses one particular metals manufacturing technique which is entirely unnecessary in a …

Context is king: Cover for Android changes your lock screen as you move

Contextual features that use information such as time of day and your location are becoming increasingly important on smartphones today. Today’s smartphones know where you are, where you’re going, who you’re with, and what you like to do. After years and years of claims from smartphone companies …

23 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Know

A buddy of mine is a big-deal business professor at an even bigger deal university. And for reasons I still don’t understand, he asked me to come in and explain to his graduate students what I have learned from spending 30 years talking to, researching and writing about entrepreneurs.<p>Here’s what I …

Sitting at computers all day is killing us. This video could help save your life.

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re heading toward an early grave. I know, that sounds extreme, but we’re only just starting to …

Want to Know What Really Makes You Happy? Try Tracking It

Throughout our careers and lives, the big decisions we have to make usually lead back to a single, overriding concern: What really makes me happy? Too often we try to answer these questions without knowing or understanding the real data from our lives. Our self-analysis devolves into speculation or …

Who Invented the Umbrella: The Romans, the Chinese, or Frogs?

We've seen umbrellas stuck into car doors; optimized for wind resistance; slapped onto bikes; and the design potential for this simple device is so …

Palme d'Or

Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Beneath the Gloss, a Seriously Slimmed Chassis

Mercedes-Benz's new S-Class is getting oodles of press for its veritable smorgasbord of luxury items, from heated armrests and an aromatic atomizer to hot stone massagers and self-driving capabilities. Though this big daddy sedan is loaded to its gilded hilt with virtually every amenity you could …

Science Of Persuasion

Ford's New Freeform Fabrication Technology Produces Metal Stamped Parts--Without Any Stamping or Dies!

Metal stamping is the quickest, most efficient way to bang millions of parts out of sheet metal. It also requires expensive dies and a big-ass press …

3D Printing

Next-Gen Audi A8 to Debut in 2013 With Matrix LED Headlights

The next-generation Audi A8 will debut before the end of 2013 with so-called Matrix LED headlights, the brand has announced. Now that HID headlights are available on a few compacts and the 2014 Toyota Corolla offering standard LEDs, Audi is attempting to stay ahead of the game with more advanced …

Audi A8

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Corgan's long legacy of architectural innovation extends to its present-day workflow.<p>This gastronomic masterpiece sets "a stage for cuisine that ignites the senses.”<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>Delta Millworks guides us through the art of shou sugi ban.<p>Taking …

Architecture

The Handibot, a Portable CNC Mill with Unlimited Work Area Capacity, Goes Live on Kickstarter

CNC mills live in shops, and power tools are things you can carry around. That's been the paradigm. But building on their successful 17 years of …

Living Rooms

Business Secrets Of The Trappists

<i>Columbia Business School Publishing is releasing my book,</i> <b>Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks</b><i>, today. The book is based on the article below that originally appeared on Forbes.com in 2009. I especially want to thank Fred Allen, the leadership editor here at Forbes.com: it was his idea to turn</i> …

How To Influence Anyone, Any Time, Anywhere: 4 Subconscious Secrets

How many times have you tried to influence, enroll, engage someone in the past 2 weeks?<p>How many times were you successful?<p>Now more than ever leaders need to be able to influence outcomes. Good intentions are rarely assumed, people are on the lookout for manipulative tactics, and even subtle …

Stop Work Overload By Setting These Boundaries

Why is it that when your friends, your significant other, and especially your mom tell you, <i>You need to stop working so much!</i> — you hesitate? On the one hand, you know they have a point. It’s unsustainable to pull 12- to 14-hour days on a consistent basis, and you feel burnt-out and cranky. But when …