Donnie Garvich

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Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You'd Expect

Weird & Wild<p>Instead of branching into new species, raven groups experienced something called "speciation reversal."<p>A new study shows that the common raven is anything but commonplace in its evolution.<p>Using DNA samples taken from ravens for nearly twenty years, the study provides evidence that …

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness

It's the most rational reason imaginable--but it can lead to a boring, ordinary life.<p><i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's …

Glassdoor's 100 Best Places to Work All Have These 8 Things In Common

To be a desirable place to work for, making employees feel valuable and providing a competitive salary is only part of the equation.<p>Every year for the past ten years, Glassdoor announces the top places to work all across North America and parts of Europe. The most unique part of this award? You can …

I've been coaching execs for 25 years, and the same 6 habits keep coming up in the best leaders

Over the past 25 years, I've coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg's, Monsanto, SoCalGas, Newark City Government, The United Way, IBM, and AT&T. I've been in board rooms with people fretting about decreases in market share, swirling about regulatory …

What to Do If Your Boss Gets Distracted by Every New Thing

No matter what the strategic plan says, many of us are more attracted to something new that’s glittering on the horizon than we are to the goals that have languished on our to-do list for months. This weakness is as true for senior leaders as it is for the rank-and-file, but when a CEO or other …

I Tried to Interview Richard Lewis About 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and He Threatened to Hunt Me Down

"Were you in a sauna getting a blowjob while you were preparing for this interview?"<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>"House of happiness," says a dry, monotonous voice that resembles a depressed employee answering his work phone. On the other end of the line, in LA, is Richard Lewis, the …

Russia and US will cooperate to build moon's first space station

Part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars, the Nasa-led programme will see the two countries working to create a crewed spaceport in lunar orbit<p>Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project …

The Business Consulting Industry Is Booming, and It's About to Be Disrupted

Every industry will be disrupted. Management consulting is next.<p>Management consulting is a $250 billion industry. It's big. It's growing. It's highly profitable. And it's about to be disrupted.<p>Whether the focus is strategy, operations, tax, finance, HR, or IT, business consultants are a staple of …

In Just 8 Words, Uber's New CEO Gave a Master Class in Leadership

The former Expedia CEO's parting letter to employees bodes very well for the future of Uber.<p>If many of Uber's high-profile problems -- the sexual harassment claims, the bullying, the intellectual property lawsuit -- are attributable to former leader Travis Kalanick's brash take-no-prisoners, …

Fukushima’s melted nuclear fuel likely sighted in ghostly underwater images

By Kyle Swenson<p>Kyle Swenson<p>Reporter for Morning Mix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Thanks to an underwater robot nicknamed “Little Sunfish,” authorities in Japan may have reached a critical stage in the cleanup effort following 2011’s Fukushima disaster.<p>Late last week and this weekend the unmanned craft poked …

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Why Switzerland never takes sides

What most people don’t know is that the Swiss had to choose a policy of neutrality, because for centuries, they'd been a country of mercenaries.<p>I was sitting in a grotto in southern Switzerland, savouring a regional version of risotto made with local merlot, surrounded by vibrant green mountains …

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China has pulled off a 'profound' feat of teleportation that may help it 'dominate the way the world works'

In early July, scientists in China revealed they had used a "spooky" property of the universe to pull off teleportation between the ground and space for the first time.<p>No people or things were teleported, only properties of photons — or particles of light — using a physics theory called quantum …

4 Things You Should Do at the End of Every Meeting

Tired of meetings that are colossal wastes of time? Wrap up with these four things, and those sit-downs will be less talk and more action.<p>Meetings. I can hear the collective groan from here.<p>Your days are filled with what seems like endless sit-downs, conversations, and brainstorming sessions. And, …

The 5 Things That Are Causing Employees To Burn Out

Here’s what you need to do to reduce burnout, which could cost you up to half your workforce.<p>When work culture demands 24/7 availability, it isn’t surprising that more employees are feeling burned out.<p>A January 2017 survey by Future Workplace and workforce management software company Kronos found …