Lauren Carpenter

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Research shows jerks get ahead in spite of their jerkiness, not because of it

Does it really pay to be civil? Or do jerks get ahead? Some point to leaders that seem to succeed even though they behave uncivilly, but after researching the topic for over two decades, I believe those people have succeeded <i>despite</i> their incivility. Studies by Morgan McCall including those with …

Leadership

For Your Brain’s Sake, Keep Moving

Because we can never have enough reasons to keep exercising, a new study with mice finds that physical activity not only increases the number of new neurons in the brain, it also subtly changes the shape and workings of these cells in ways that might have implications for memory and even delaying …

Neuroscience

'Sleep should be prescribed': what those late nights out could be costing you

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

Sleep

Patagonia joins forces with activists to protect public lands from Trump

Native Americans and environmental advocates get help from outdoor retailers as they battle proposal to change monuments’ boundaries<p>Environmental activists, Native American groups and a coalition of outdoor retailers have vowed to redouble their efforts to protect public lands, after the US …

Can People Change After Middle Age?

I sometimes read that people don’t change much after middle age. But everyday experience contradicts this on a weekly basis.<p>For example, this week in Shreveport, La., I met two guys in their 60s named Bo Harris and Mike Leonard. Bo was a football star at Captain Shreve High School. During his …

What I’m really thinking: the burned-out businessman

‘I sailed on, hitting target after target, until one day I couldn’t do it any more’<p>Everyone told me to be careful. “Watch out: you’re burning the candle at both ends.” “Maybe you could do with some support?” And I would wave them away dismissively. Of course I could cope. They hadn’t seen anything …

Inside the secret Brooklyn 'farm' where Adidas is creating the future

In Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in an unassuming warehouse space just across the street from a stone supplier, Adidas is plotting the future.<p>That's where the company has built its Brooklyn Creator Farm, a relatively secret location where Adidas hosts a small team of designers from studios around the world.<p>…

Adidas

Deloitte Thinks Diversity Groups Are Passé

Megan Schumann doesn’t seem like a woman who’d be cheerleading the end of the female advocacy group at auditing and consulting firm Deloitte LLP. The …

The exact moment to end a client meeting, whether your client is Bob Dylan or Citibank

In her 41 years as a professional designer, Paula Scher has dealt with a lot of egos. That’s why she has become a mastermind of “client diplomacy”—drawing on experiences from her days designing record covers for moody musicians to her current job creating high-profile brand identities for complex …

Graphic Design

This Emotional Intelligence Test Was So Accurate It Was Creepy

Experts believe that emotional intelligence is the job skill of the future. So I had mine tested, and the results were scarily correct.<p>A few weeks ago, after receiving a 21-page PDF report breaking down my so-called “emotional intelligence,” I did the logical thing and forwarded it to my boyfriend. …

Steve Jobs taught me before employees can be creative, they have to feel psychologically safe

I was once in a meeting with Steve Jobs where he admitted his fallibility. I was involved in the design of the common dining area at the Pixar atrium at the time, and it was an awesome trust-building moment for the team. We were discussing the look of the exposed steel beams and how they should …

Employment

Four Ways to Be More Effective in Meetings

Meetings!<p>Those endless blocks of time during the workday in which we are given tacit approval to zone out but that we cannot skip.<p>One study estimated that American companies hold 11 million meetings daily. Another said the unproductive ones cost the country about $37 billion yearly. This amusing …

Being Quiet Is Part of Being a Good CEO

After interviews with 200 senior business executives, Hal Gregersen of MIT found that one of the virtues of good leadership is listening properly.<p>The amount of literature devoted to teaching people how to become a successful executive is vast. And that’s no surprise: People aspire to be in the …

Leadership

Her brand helps others brand themselves: The design maven who helped name TiVo and Kindle

<b>The gig:</b> Karin Hibma, 65, is co-founder and principal of brand-strategy consulting firm Cronan, based in Berkeley, and is best known for coming up with the names for TiVo and Amazon's Kindle. Cronan has done work for Apple, Levi Strauss, Estee Lauder and many others. Hibma and her team plumb a …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Nili Lotan, Queen of Tribeca, Still Attracts New Customers Like Gigi and Kendall

Despite The Odeon restaurant in Tribeca now teeming with fashion editors and neighborhood scions like Lena Dunham, it is still easy to spot the 59-year-old designer Nili Lotan on any given night wearing a black silk top and jeans in her favorite booth.<p>This is Lotan's spot, as it has been since the …

New Vice Documentary Aims To Help Change The Future Of American Infrastructure

Now Rifkin stars in a new documentary (named after his book) from Vice, talking to young people about a roadmap to solve the converging issues of …

Detroit Auto Show

UPDATED: We Don’t Know If This Is A Real Adidas Ad Or Not, But It’s Pretty Awesome

<b>WHO:</b> Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Eugen Merher<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> It is possible, likely even, that in 2017 there will be a strong appetite for …

Marathons

“Write Drunk. Edit Sober.” According To Science, Ernest Hemingway Was Actually Right

“Write drunk, edit sober” was Hemingway’s decree. Despite the fact that this quote likely owes less to creative experimentation and more to the …

Alcohol

Why you need a midday martini and the psychology of cocktails

People rarely go to a pub because they’re thirsty.<p>This observation has shaped the career of Colin Field, head bartender of the legendary Bar Hemingway at the Hotel Ritz Paris. The 66-year-old South African, thrice voted best bartender in the world by <i>Forbes</i>, says he can prescribe a drink based on …

Martinis

SF’s Democrats keep up the internal warfare

On soggy, windy Sunday, I witnessed American democracy — in its raw and primal form — in action at a San Francisco labor hall. It was beautiful, and …

What Medium needs to do to survive

<i>There is a need for platform such as Medium. Its only way up is monetizing quality using a two-sided, paid-for system.</i><p>I am a huge fan of Medium. Notwithstanding the recently announced layoffs, I remain optimistic about its survival. Here are my reasons for such hopefulness, and suggestions for the …

Evan Williams

To survive in an increasingly unpredictable world, we need to train our brains to embrace uncertainty

We don’t like experts to express uncertainty. Imagine a politician running for president who promises “I’ll <i>try</i> to make good decisions most of the time. Our policies will <i>probably</i> improve the economy.” Would you vote for them? Probably not. We also want doctors devoid of any doubt over treatments and …

Critical Thinking