Heath Flanagan

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Only Capitalism Can Save the Planet

Lester Brown, environmentalist nonpareil, isn’t waiting for government. He thinks the free market is the way to address climate change.<p>A warming …

This Drone Startup Has An Ambitious (Crazy) Plan To Plant 1 Billion Trees A Year

That’s why Lauren Fletcher wants to automate the process with drone technology. His startup, BioCarbon Engineering, plans to seed up to 1 billion …

Building a Collaborative Enterprise

Artwork: Geoffrey Cottenceau and Romain Rousset, <b>Logo</b>, 2008<p>A software engineer we’ll call James vividly remembers his first day at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). The very first message he received: “Here are your Instructions” (yes, with a capital I).<p>“I thought I was bringing the know-how I’d …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …

Career Choices You Will Regret In 20 Years

Every day we are faced with choices in our careers that will affect us over the long term. Should I volunteer for that new project? Should I ask for …

8 Ways Toxic People Poison Even the Best Workplaces

Oddly enough, the obviously terrible employees don’t cause the real problems.<p>Why? Whether clearly incompetent or unbelievably easy, they’re easy to …

Wrong KPIs? Why Questions Are The Answer!

Albert Einstein once said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining …

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

DSLR vs Mirrorless: Which is right for you?

I’m going to try and dispel a bit of the confusion regarding mirrorless cameras and give you information on making the choice between DSLR vs …

Cameras

10 Common Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Not a grammar geek? Doesn't matter. Using words incorrectly can make you look bad. Here's some help.<p>How well you use words can make a lasting impression on people. Wield those words skillfully and people may perceive you in any number of positive lights--as intelligent, poised, persuasive, funny, …

Language

10 Techniques to Help You Change Your Life

Making positive changes in your life is hard. Fortunately, one entrepreneur has a bumper crop of tricks that can help.<p>Making positive change is hard. Just how hard? So difficult that millions of Americans persist with terribly unhealthy behavior, facing ill health or serious financial difficulty as …

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

How I Went From CEO to Hot-Dog Hawker. . . and Back

When this founder lost everything, he also lost the fear that was holding him back.<p><i>When Mike Fuller's career and life derailed, he realized the worst had happened. That's when he let go of fear and got to work building his Newton, Massachusetts-based company.</i><p>In 2000, I founded Wandrian, a Web-based …

Hot Dogs

The six habits of a popular boss

<b>Be friendly</b><p>Do you know every employee's name? If your business has less than 100 employees, you should.<p>Greet each person you pass in the hallway or …

The Workplace

5 Things Successful Leaders Do in a Crisis

Running your own business can be difficult, and sooner or later it's going to test you. Here are the traits you'll need to remain a successful leader during those challenging times.<p>A lot of people believe that the true leadership capacity of a person is tested during times of crisis. Performance …

Looking for Extra Motivation? 52 Quotes on Persistence

Whether you're a schoolchild or a CEO, persistence is the factor that will allow you to make the most of your natural ability.<p>Your natural ability in life is largely predetermined. What you do with it is not. In my book <i>Trajectory</i>, I dedicate a chapter to "Persistence as a Differentiator." …

Motivation

Results and Performance

We know that results are critical: they are what we work for. The only way to get results is to maximize performance, since it is the performance …

How To Shine Shoes Like A Real Man: The Men's Essential Guide

There’s fashion advice that real men should know how to do even if they can afford to pay someone else to do it for them – whether that’s mending an …

How to Manage Your Time on a Chaotic, Irregular Schedule

Not everyone works 9-5. When you schedule doesn't fit into neat little boxes, it can require some special skills to keep everything in order. Here …

How Apple and Google plan to reinvent health care

Mike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. There was only one problem: “At my heaviest I clocked in around 330 pounds,” says Dittenber, a technical writer from Michigan. “That’s above the weight restriction for a tandem jump.” During a doctor’s visit last spring, he got some more bad news. …

Jobs Are Over: The Future is Income Generation- Part 4

<i>This is part four of a four-part series on the changing shape of employment, the emergence of the collaborative economy, the potential impacts on</i> …

Innovation

9 Science-Backed Methods For More Productive Meetings

Research says you should ban laptops and sitting down, set a timer, and have silence breaks if you want meetings that accomplish anything.<p>If you have ever wanted to pop an escape hatch or teleport to distant worlds just to get out of a meeting, take heart.<p>There are ways to hold a better …