Pedro Sarasqueta

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A Theory of Trump Kompromat

Why the President is so nice to Putin, even when Putin might not want him to be.<p>The former C.I.A. operative Jack Devine watched Donald Trump’s performance standing next to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, and his first thought was, “There is no way Trump is a Russian agent.” The proof, he told …

Russia

10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” — Mark Twain<p>As the bestselling author of five books, I can tell you without …

Writing

5 Proven Ways To Improve Your Writing Instantly

These five proven ways will improve your writing instantly.Most articles are littered with words or phrases which are not only unnecessary but make …

Creative Writing

50,000 Free Resources From the Met Museum’s Library Are Now Available to Download

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has increased its digital presence over the last few years. With accessibility in mind, the world-famous institution has made public domain images, photographs of its permanent collection, and even free full-text art books available to the public. Now, it even offers …

Museums

Servant Leadership Is Not What You Think: Ken Blanchard Explains

What is “servant leadership” and how can it make you a better leader?<p>Often in life and work, we become focused on tasks instead of people. If left unchecked, this “results first, team second” mentality can lead to low morale and even lower performances. However, by leading from the ground up and …

Leadership

Download 200 Free Art Books, Courtesy of the Guggenheim

Perusing through a beautiful, hefty art book is one of life’s simple pleasures, but beautiful, hefty art books can be pretty expensive. Fortunately, …

Over Two Hundred Free Art Books Are Now Available to Download from the Guggenheim

Tomes of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt, Rothko, and more are as good as yours.<p>A veritable art history degree's worth of books digitized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are now available for free.<p>There's Wassily Kandinsky's 1946 treatise, <i>On the Spiritual in Art</i>; books …

10 Powerful Gmail Extensions To Supercharge Your Productivity

With over 1 billion monthly active users, Gmail is a clear leader of email providers. If you work online, there’s a big chance you use Gmail. No matter how great the platform is, eventually, emails pile up and it’s hard to keep track of them.<p>To improve your productivity using Gmail you should …

Google

To understand Britain today, look to the 17th century

DAMN her eyes! I took over as Bagehot only the other day, on April Fools’ Day, having not focused on British politics since 1993. I was gently easing …

Great Britain

The travel pillow that claims to let you sleep anywhere

The embarrassment of falling asleep on your neighbour’s shoulder in the middle seat of a plane, bus or train, could be resigned to the past with a new travel pillow that claims users can “cradle themselves to sleep” while sitting or even standing anywhere.<p>The Dream Sling attaches a pillow to a …

How to Criticize Anyone (Yes, Even Your Boss) and Maintain Your Relationship

Use these seven steps for a successful outcome when providing feedback.<p>Management expert Ken Blanchard coined the phrase, "Feedback is the breakfast of champions," for good reason. Feedback is a two-way street. We all need it, yet your delivery can make or break a relationship.<p>When under pressure, …

Self-improvement

10 ways smart people stay calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

Crack Open an Ice Cold Animation of Charles Bukowski’s Ode to Beer

Creative production studio, Nerdo, produced a short animation visualizing Bukowski's poem, "Beer."<p>Thanks to 20th century writers like Jack Kerouac, William Faulkner, and Ernest Hemingway, the literary drunk has become something of a romantic archetype, despite its obvious failings. This idealized …

The Roman Empire Was Brought Down By Structural Rot

One way of telling the story of the fall of the Roman Empire is to examine the lives and personalities at the very top of the political spectrum, the …

Why Leaders Should View Themselves as Servants

Show your employees you really care about each and every one of them. Success will follow.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

Christmas Eve

The pickiest of kids ate dozens of new foods after a two-week training devised by a psychologist

If a child is a fussy eater, there’s probably not one single reason why. It could be genes. It could be the subtle hints the child—or small baby—has learned by watching their family at the table. It could be the psychological connections that their parents have helped forge between certain foods …

Nutrition

The forgotten Trump-like terror lurking in a sci-fi classic

<i>The Dystopia Project</i> <i>is Mashable's ongoing book series reflecting on what dystopian fiction has to teach us under our new political climate. This</i> …

Why Smart People Make Stupid Decisions

We’ve all been there.<p>We make what we think is a rational decision. And then seconds, minutes or days later we wonder “What was I thinking?!” Was it a temporary lapse of sanity? Were we just distracted and decided anyway?<p>We knew it wasn’t the right decision or the best decision, but in that moment, …

Critical Thinking

All About Pacing - 4 Important Questions To Ask

<b>1. What is pacing?</b><p>Pacing is all about the manipulation of time and controlling the speed and rhythm of a story.<p>“Pacing is part structural choices and …

Containing Trump

He may well try to govern as an authoritarian. Whether he succeeds depends less on what he does than on how civil society responds.<p>Whatever his intellectual and political gifts, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was a cunning and dangerous criminal. For him, issuing illegal …

Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, Continuous Delivery… Which Should I Use?

This curated post is by Cauri, Instructor at Rhubarb Studios, Los AngelesThe post Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, Continuous Delivery… Which Should I …

Watching President Trump with Horror Around the World

On Thursday, Donald Trump’s sixth full day in office, I asked a British friend for his initial impressions. Noting that the new American President had moved swiftly, signing executive orders to end Obamacare, complete the Dakota Access pipeline, and begin building the border wall with Mexico, my …

Future of Farming and Technology Grow Together

<b>In the Salad Bowl, Silicon Prairie and other top producing farmlands of the world, attention is turning to technology and education to bring</b> …

NAFTA and other trade deals have not gutted American manufacturing — period

Politically speaking, there was no debate on United States international trade agreements in 2016: All politicians seeking to win a national election, or even to create a party-spanning political coalition, agree that our trade agreements are bad things.<p>From the left, we had Democratic presidential …

Globalization

Followers Don’t See Their Leaders as Real People

Great leaders, especially in large organizations, aren’t really people. They’re mental images.<p>They may be flesh and blood to the senior team and the assistants in the C-suite, but to people in outer orbits, from operational departments to business units, they are imaginary constructs. Employees …

‘He Has This Deep Fear That He Is Not a Legitimate President’

On the eve of the inauguration, Trump’s biographers ponder his refusal to bend his ego to his new office.<p>In the days immediately after the election that shocked the world, POLITICO Magazine convened the group of people who know Donald J. Trump better than anyone outside his family. We asked his …

Donald Trump

I look like a self-made millionaire. But I owe my success to privilege.

I am a millionaire. The first in my family. A self-made success. It’s the story we love to tell ourselves in America about how anyone can make it. Except it’s not true. The reality is that most entrepreneurs — myself included — are the product of generations of privilege that enable success. You …

Entrepreneurship

Why Innovators Should Study the Rise and Fall of the Venetian Empire

Most organizations would be happy to last for centuries, as the Venetian Republic did. From 697 to 1797 AD, Venice’s technological acumen, geographic position, and unconventionality were interlocking advantages that allowed the Most Serene Republic to flourish. But when change comes suddenly, it …

Innovation

Make Your Kid an Investing Genius

Because who else is going to support you?<p>A woman once told me she had come up with a great idea to educate her 14-year-old son about investing: She …

Investing

100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity

Gain some inspiration for the new year with these motivational quotes.<p>Everyone wants to be productive, but boosting productivity doesn't happen by itself.<p>Sometimes it takes a motivational quote to shift us in the right direction. Here are some powerful thoughts to get you started on a more …

Motivation