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Trump Voters Driven by Fear of Losing Status, Not Economic Anxiety, Study Finds

Ever since Donald J. Trump began his improbable political rise, many pundits have credited his appeal among white, Christian and male voters to “economic anxiety.” Hobbled by unemployment and locked out of the recovery, those voters turned out in force to send Mr. Trump, and a message, to …

Voting

The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

France

Better, Faster, Stronger? Design Thinking Gets a New Study

<b>Proof of the value of design thinking is good news for practicing designers.</b><p>What’s the true value of design to business? This has been an unanswered …

Design

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know About Negotiation

<b>In Life, everything is a negotiation.</b><p>Your Job.<p>Your Bonus.<p>Your Promotion.<p>Your Project.<p>Your Deadline.<p>And the negotiation doesn’t stop when you get home …

Emotional Intelligence

A Little-Known Hack to Learn a New Skill in a Fraction of the Time

It's called 'deliberate practice' and it's a proven way for your staff to master a new skill in a fraction of the time. Here are the five core elements that make it work.<p>In this article, I'm going to share one of the most effective tactics for coaching your key team members. I call it "deliberate …

Management

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

A 2-Year Stanford Study Shows the Astonishing Productivity Boost of Working From Home

The jury was out on the productivity effect of working from home. It has returned with a surprising verdict.<p>There has been much debate about working from home and whether or not it's a productivity boost or major productivity drain. Paranoid managers envision employees lying on their couches at …

The Workplace

Coding Bootcamps Cross the Chasm

Back in September 2016, I applied Gartner’s Hype Cycle theory to predict the coming year in the coding bootcamp industry. Though many things in the …

Innovation

100 Small, Nice Things to Do For Your Wife Just Because

Because it's the little things that matter.<p>By<p>Mar 28 2018, 11:09 PM<p>It sounds a bit cliché, but it’s the little things that make a marriage. Grand …

Relationships

Sociologists Examine Hackathons and See Exploitation

As the gospel of Silicon Valley-style disruption spreads to every sector in the economy, so too have the industry’s favorite competitive ritual, …

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

Mockups

WeWork acquires SEO and marketing intelligence platform Conductor

Shared work space giant WeWork has acquired Conductor, an online marketing services company that collects online search data and helps companies create content based on what people are looking for. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>Founded out of New York in 2006, Conductor offers a number of …

World's Best LinkedIn Profile? This 'Hungarian' Olympic Skier From California (Who Can't Really Ski Very Well)

True, she gamed her way into the Olympics. But she'll never have to answer an awkward "tell me about yourself" interview question again.<p>They say she used a loophole to get into the Winter Olympics in Korea.<p>I say she used ambition, hustle, and grit (and yes, she revealed some absurdity in the …

Skiing

HR has lost the trust of employees. Here is who has it now

Human resources has to be one of the greatest bait-and-switch professions one can join today. HR departments position themselves with a forward-facing fluffy image, whether improving the productivity of workers through training and development programs or perhaps righting the yawning inequality gap …

The Workplace

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

The Real Story Behind The Crazy Watch Tony Fadell Helped Invent

No other watch has the same photocells that power orbital satellites–and an origin story intertwined with Fadell’s own forgotten experiments in creating a pocketable MP3 player.<p>Benoit Mintiens was 12 years into his industrial design career when his friend, a diamond dealer, came to him with an …

Wearable Tech

Why HomePod is actually a steal at $349

Don’t make the mistake of comparing HomePod to rival smart speakers and lamenting its $349 price tag. There are good reasons why the device costs more than three times as much as an Amazon Echo — and yet is still an absolute steal.<p>Apple is keen to point out that HomePod is an awesome music …

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why | Inc.com

Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p>For the past 15 years, I've been devoted to studying the deep disconnect people feel between themselves and their jobs, and …

Study Skills

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Where (and what) you should be eating in the PATH right now

Because it's too damn cold to go outside

Toronto

Forget Iceland — these are the 10 places around the world everyone will be visiting in 2018, according to travelers

We're barely into 2018, but travelers are already chiming in on this year's newest travel hotspots.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its annual list of global travel destinations on the rise, and this year's list includes gems from Croatia to Kenya.<p>TripAdvisor based its rankings on year-to-year …

European Travel

Edward Snowden made an app to protect your laptop

Wait, Snowden built an app?<p>Earlier this year, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden met with Jacqueline Moudeina, the first female lawyer in Chad and a legendary human rights advocate who has worked tirelessly to bring former dictator Hissène Habré to justice. Habré was convicted of human rights abuses …

Surveillance

How To Avoid Creating Innovation Orphans - Products That Customers Want But Your Company Won't Sell

Most of our conversations on innovation in large companies centre around how to get more innovation happening within the organization. In our haste to create new products, services and business models, we have neglected another major challenge that large companies face. In his new book <i>The Startup</i> …

Innovation

How to Make Agile Work for the C-Suite

Many companies are attempting a radical — and often rapid — shift from hierarchical structures to more agile environments, in order to operate at the speed required by today’s competitive marketplace. Companies like ANZ, the Australian-based banking giant, have made explicit commitments to adopt …

Management

Design Thinking Is Your Secret Weapon for Building a Greater Good

Jeanne Liedtka is a strategy professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, where she works with MBA students and …

Design

Asia Miles CEO: "Tolerable Risk" Is Key To Design Thinking For Businesses

He may be one of Hong Kong’s leading names in the field of design thinking, but don’t call Asia Miles chief executive officer Stephen Wong a designer.<p>…

Design

First class for less: How to use miles on even the stingiest airlines

Loyalty is a good thing, except when it comes to airline upgrades. And this is especially true for those with the No. 1 complaint about loyalty programs: “I never can use my hard-earned miles!”<p>But the situation isn’t all bad. With a little inside knowledge, you can beat the system, even though the …

Demonstration

Why Apple Should Buy Netflix

Imagine an all-stock deal valued at $100 billion. Beating Amazon to the punch is worth the price.<p>I try not to give billionaires or corporate managers unsolicited advice on what they should do with their money. Warren Buffett and Apple Inc. both have done rather well for themselves and their …

Market Capitalization

The uncomfortable secret to creative success is “disequilibrium”

It’s a Wednesday morning in the IDEO San Francisco studio. Bright sunshine reflects off the Bay and through the floor-to-ceiling windows. But in the project space, the mood is darker.<p>The team is on week five of their project. They’ve been conducting tons of human-centered interviews and broad …

When AI becomes too big to fail

The FSB has just published a 45-page report into the financial stability implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in financial …

Machine Learning