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Hearst Magazines

Craft a Sustainable Career

Imagine crafting a sustainable career for yourself. Year after year, you perform work that makes full use of your skills and challenges you to develop new ones. Your work not only interests you, it gives you a sense of meaning. You enjoy opportunities for learning and development. You work with …

Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists

<i>“Good music can act as a guide to good living,”</i> <b>John Cage</b> (September 5, 1912–August 12, 1992) once remarked. But what, exactly, is good music, or good living, or, for that matter, goodness itself?<p><b>Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists</b> (<i>public library</i>) is a …

How to get important people to respond to your emails

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>Two years ago, I made a commitment to do something that made me profoundly uncomfortable. I had just finished writing my first book, and I promised my publisher that I would reach out to bestselling authors and senior leaders, …

Self-improvement

How Not To Worry: Timeless 1934 Advice on Controlling Anxiety and Mastering Life

As far as vintage finds go, they hardly get more fortuitous than <b>You Can Master Life</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a marvelous 1934 compendium of sort-of-philosophical, sort-of-self-helpy, at times charmingly dated, other times refreshingly timeless advice on cultivating “the power to think, to create, to …

How Using 15 Minutes Of Downtime At Work Can Realign Your Work-Life Balance

Got 15 minutes of downtime at work? Learning how to use it right can ultimately save you hours so you can limit work to, you know, work hours, says productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>For years, my evenings have looked like this: After my kids go to bed, I go back to work. As soon as the last light …

Create Your Own Charisma–And Supercharge Your Personal Brand

What Darth Vader (okay, James Earl Jones), Steve Jobs, and others teach us about gaining confidence and telling great stories.<p>The boy never thought he’d be able to communicate with others.<p>He developed a stutter that was so severe, he chose not to speak at all. As a matter of fact, he remained …

The Key To Getting Meetings With Insanely Busy People

Here’s a hint: It doesn’t involve the words “pick your brain.”<p>Steve Blank is a popular dude: He came to Silicon Valley in 1978 and has been part of the entrepreneurial hustle since then, though he’s now turned from running companies to teaching at Stanford and other techy schools. As you may …