George Themelis

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Lao-Tzu’s 10 Ways to Find Happiness And Peace of Mind

Lao-Tzu also known as Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher, and the author of the book Tao Te Ching, which is the base of the religion Taoism. …

Spirituality

The One Quality Most People Want From A Leader

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Why our brains see the black and blue dress as white and gold

Have you seen this dress? Depending on whom you ask, it might be black and blue or white and gold.<p>Tumblr/Swiked<p>Exactly one year ago, the internet had a conniption over the image. The debate, which started after a photo of the dress was posted on Tumblr, raised some obvious scientific questions …

The telescope gets its first major upgrade in centuries

Lockheed Martin is working on new technology that promises to drastically reduce the size of telescope needed to see a long distance<p>The general design of a telescope has remained more or less the same since the techology was first invented in the 17th century.<p>Like an eye, the telescope collects …

MailButler Adds New Tools to Apple Mail

Like many of Apple's stock Mac apps, Mail gets the job done without many bells and whistles. That leaves gaps for third-party developers to fill with their own apps and plugins. MailButler does just that – it's a plugin for Apple Mail from Berlin-based Feingeist Software that adds six tools to Mail …

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh explains why 18% of employees quit during the company's radical management experiment

Two years earlier, Hsieh had a pilot group of employees adopt Holacracy, a self-management system developed by former software developer Brian Robertson that eliminates traditional manager roles and job titles with the intention of creating a faster, more efficient, and more innovative company.<p>When …

The Workplace

Humble Versus Egocentric Leaders: When Lacking Self-Awareness Helps

Self-awareness has two important components.<p>The first is possessing an accurate view of your own skills and abilities, along with your shortcomings and weaknesses.<br>• The second is understanding how colleagues perceive your behavior. It enables you to know how you impact them and what you contribute to …

Remember Dan Price of Gravity Payments, who gave his employees a $70,000 minimum wage? Here's what happened next.

<i>This</i> post <i>originally appeared in</i> Inc.<p>Before Dan Price caused a media firestorm by establishing a $70,000 minimum wage at his Seattle company, Gravity …

10 Gorgeous Love Words That Have No English Equivalent

Kilig! Firgun! Mo chuisle mo chroí!<p>Inspired by love~* and all the beautiful feelings that come with it, U.K. illustrator Emma Block created drawings of untranslatable lovey words from a bunch of different languages for Vashi. The words are beautiful mouthfuls, the illustrations are pretty stories, …

Our startup got rid of email, meetings, and managers — and thrived

Our company has just turned eight years old, has a presence in all of Latin America, and currently has 36 members on its team. Our biggest obsession: productivity.<p>Since 2007 we have analyzed in detail each one of the tasks we carry out with the goal of scaling our earnings exponentially while …

Latin America

21 easy habits to start today that will help you 5 years from now

One Quora thread is full of such contemplations, originally addressed to a 23-year-old physics student but applicable to everybody.<p>Here are the takeaways.<p><b>1. Work on your public speaking skills.</b> It's scary. Even Warren Buffett used to throw up before giving a speech. But it's crucial: As you advance …

Harvard Business School

Most good people have the same basic life story

A new study from Northwestern University shows that folks who fit the classic mold of "good people" — those who care about others while also having high well-being and mental health — have life stories that share remarkably similar narrative arcs.<p>In two to three hour interviews, researchers Dan …

Northwestern University

14 Powerful Motivational Quotes You Have Never Heard (but Should)

A very different collection of inspirational quotes, plus the reasons why they can actually make a difference in your life.<p>I once despised motivational quotes, probably because my wrestling coach liked to say, "If you're not puking or passing out, then you're not trying hard enough."<p>(Feel free to …

Architizer

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

The Coming Financial Bubble: Why It May Be The Worst Of All - Part I

<b>Intro</b><br>Asset bubbles have become a regular occurrence in modern history. From the first recorded bubble to the most recent, these destructive forces always leave a trail of misery in their wake. Is another bubble forming? I believe it is and will fully explain why in the next two articles. In this …