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29 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in July

It’s the height of summer, so whether that means lazy vacation days or a desperate need to stay indoors bathed in icy air conditioning, you’re going …

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical and mental). Learning is the act of taking conscious control of this process, and books are the …

Self-improvement

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

Self-improvement

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Luddites have been getting a bad rap for 200 years. But, turns out, they were right

Things did not end well for the Luddites. The group of weavers and textile artisans in early 1800s were crushed by the British government after resisting the destruction of their livelihoods by industrialization. History, in one of its callous twists, recast their story from a workers’ revolt for …

Black Lives Matter

Che Guevara in the Congo

The new issue of Jacobin, “Journey to the Dark Side,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a discount.The death of Fidel Castro in November …

Africa

The Macron Phenomenon

The new issue of Jacobin, “Journey to the Dark Side,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a discount.The French presidential election later …

Political Science

We love IKEA because it is the capitalist version of Stockholm Syndrome

Walking into IKEA is an Alice in Wonderland–level vertiginous feeling: down the rabbit hole and into a catacomb of rooms upon rooms. A veritable Disneyland for middle-class living, the IKEA store blends fantasy, the social, and cheap cuisine in a wrap of stark yellow and blue. The meals include, of …

IKEA

The Crazy, Amazing Life Of Immigrant Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was one of America’s greatest inventors and carries a mystique unlike any other immigrant to the United States. Before he became the name of a car company and a character in modern science fiction novels, Nikola Tesla immigrated to the United States and turned into an inventor …

5 Books That Recruiters Say You Must Read — Even if You Don't Need a Job

Headhunters say books by Malcolm Gladwell, Phil Knight, Martin Ford, and ex-Navy Seals will help you find a job and navigate any career field.<p>Whether …

What is Purim? The history and meaning of the Jewish holiday

The Jewish celebration of Purim, the festival of lots, begins at sunset on Saturday, March 11, and lasts until nightfall on Sunday, March 12. Purim …

Religion

Thinking Machines: 7 of the Best Books on Artificial Intelligence

Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solvingthe Modest Problem of Death<p>Mark O'Connell<p>The growing presence of robots and artificial intelligence in human societies is but one of the issues that O’Connell covers in this book. It’s a sprawling look at the different opinions …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

14 Doctors Who Deserve A Round Of Applause

Without them, we wouldn't have open heart surgery, blood banks, syphilis testing, automatic defibrillators, laser cataract removal, and the list keeps going...

To Achieve a Major Goal, First Tackle a Few Small Ones

One of the difficulties with achieving great things is knowing how to get there. Every book you read was written by someone who completed a book. Every concert you attend involves musicians who can play well enough to be onstage. You can see the final product, but you can’t see all of the steps …

How Manufacturers Can Get Faster, More Flexible, and Cheaper

Meeting customers’ expectations for personalization and customization requires flexibility. And such flexibility can provide a distinct competitive advantage — as long as costs aren’t spiraling out of control. In a study of nearly 250 manufacturers over a 10-year period (2005–2015), we found that …

8 human weaknesses that threaten to wreck your wealth

Even the savviest of us make mistakes with investing – trading too often, refusing to sell losing stocks or chasing past performance. These errors, and many more, are common among investors.<p>But psychologists and behavioural experts say many of them are deeply rooted in human nature, making them …

The Missing History of Ravensbrück, The Nazi Concentration Camp for Women

<i>Sarah Helm |</i> Ravensbrück: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women <i>|</i> Nan A. Talese <i>| March 2015 | 48 minutes (13,071 words)</i><p><i>Below is a</i> …

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Posted in Best Books for Men and Media<p>Since the days of conquistadors, tales have been told of a lost city in the jungles of Honduras. Called the …

The Smartest (or the Nuttiest) Futurist on Earth

If you went around saying that in a couple of decades we’ll have cell-sized, brain-enhancing robots circulating through our bloodstream or that we’ll …

25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of psychological research to suggest that certain activities can help …

Happiness

"Nature is not good to human beings": A food industry titan makes the case for a new kind of diet

The modern food movement has brought us to a fork in the road. On one path are people who say it is enough to eat the fresh fruits and vegetables that spring from the earth, the milk from our cows, and the meat from farmed animals. Simplicity is the path to fulfillment, and sticking close to nature …

Nestlé

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Self-improvement

Read the Novels 3 Billionaires Swear Changed Their Lives

Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos share the fiction titles that most shaped their thinking.<p>Running a billion-dollar business empire is nothing if not time-consuming, so you can be pretty sure that the men and women atop these companies only spend their time on activities that offer rich …

Five Annual-Review Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Performance reviews shouldn’t be one awkward conversation every December. Here are the common missteps to avoid.<p>Companies like Accenture, Microsoft, and General Electric are ditching annual performance reviews for more frequent feedback sessions, but for many others the practice is a way to end the …

Harvard Business Review - Ideas and Advice for Leaders

What Genghis Khan Could Teach Trump

Revered by the likes of Chaucer and Jefferson, the Mongol leader is dismissed today as merely a ruthless barbarian. So why did he succeed in the …

Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry is, at 82, America’s most celebrated living architect. His designs, including the Guggenheim Bilbao and Disney Hall in Los Angeles, are all technically challenging and unmistakably his. Gehry’s creative process famously borrows from artists; less well known is his fierce commitment to …