Philip Ashill

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There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Employment

The Autistic Brain

• <b>Author:</b> Temple Grandin & Richard Panek<p>A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate<br>When Temple Grandin was born in 1947, autism had only just been named. Today it is more prevalent than ever, with one in 88 children diagnosed on the spectrum. And …

Mile-high mischief, and an Instagram travel job from heaven

Airline crew are battling travel boredom with an intriguing take on flight connections, and Netflix and Instagram team up for a dream travel-the-world job. Plus: photography and stories we love<p><b>Here at Guardian Travel we’re still trying to work out</b> just what it is that makes “shacking up” on a plane …

Manage Your Emotional Culture

Before leaving work each day, employees at Ubiquity Retirement + Savings press a button in the lobby. They’re not punching out—not in the traditional sense, anyway. They’re actually registering their emotions. They have five buttons to choose from: a smiley face if they felt happy at work that day, …

Paris Review - Chinua Achebe, The Art of Fiction No. 139

Interviewed by Jerome Brooks<p>Issue 133, Winter 1994<p>Chinua Achebe was born in Eastern Nigeria in 1930. He went to the local public schools and was among the first students to graduate from the University of Ibadan. After graduation, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation as a radio …

Destinations

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Corsica: an in-depth guide

Alexandra Ferguson offers an in-depth guide to the rich pleasures of a rugged island.<p>A crumbling watchtower guards the glittering waters of the bay. The scent of myrtle and thyme drifts among the olive trees. High above, the mountains, silent and impenetrable, frame the scene.<p>It is indeed an <i>''Ile</i> …

The alternative city guide to Leipzig, Germany

Photograph: Souvid Datta<p>Spaghetti with arabic tomato at The Casablanca.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/4/1438704676192/d848c6d9-554e-4533-9f1f-4fe10e3a50b7-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Souvid Datta<p>Spaghetti with arabic tomato at The …

No dice required: A medieval prayer wheel surfaces, but how it was used is anyone's guess

The Liesborn Gospel Prayer Wheel with Latin to English translation. Photo courtesy of Les Enluminures Ltd.<p>NEW YORK (RNS) The directions, if a little …

Medieval

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

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Harar: Inside Ethiopia's timeless city of mosques | CNN Travel

7 Marketing Skills You Really Need In 2015 And Beyond

Marketing Skills for Marketers of Today and the Future<p>If you’ve been a marketer for less than a decade, you probably find it downright staggering to …

Marketing

5 Steps to Audit Your Digital Marketing Strategy for 2015

It is critical to audit your content marketing to ensure you’re focused on the right goals from the start. Many look for shortcuts to success with content, which can be avoided by understanding how your content performs today and what you want to achieve in the future.<p>“Don’t look for loopholes to …

Marketing

Jan Brueghel the Elder - Alte Pinakothek. The Great Fish Market (1603)

6 Critical Questions Your Business Plan Must Answer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Never underestimate the importance of your business plan. It is the backbone of your company, a foundational pillar from which your enterprise will be built. It’s going to serve as the first impression for countless potential partners and …

Small Business

The 101 Best Social Media Tools (Free & Premium) For 2014

Over the past several months I’ve collected a ton of Internet tools that are useful for bloggers and marketers in my Evernote. I’ve organized all of …

Social Media: An Excellent Channel for Companies That Don’t Want to Sell Anything

The proliferation of social media — some may say, obsession — has resulted in the opening of social media marketing purse strings. Wide open, in fact.<p>…

Wales summer holiday guide: the best new attractions

The far western reaches of southern Wales have nearly 200 miles of national park coastline, with rugged cliffs, glorious golden beaches and superb walking and wildlife. Here’s how to make the most of it this summer.<p><b>A new walking and cycling route</b><p>Everybody knows the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, but for …

Sylvia Plath on Poetry and a Rare Recording of Her Reading the Poem “The Disquieting Muses”

In 1957, <b>Sylvia Plath</b> (October 27, 1932–February 11, 1963) — beloved poet, secret artist, dedicated diarist, passionate lover, little-known children’s book author, youthful beholder of the transcendence of nature, repressed “addict of experience” — submitted a few of her poems for consideration for …

E.O. Wilson on How We Give Meaning to Life

Just as the fracturing of our inner wholeness ruptures the soul, a similar fissure rips society asunder and has been for centuries — that between science and the humanities. The former explores how we became human and the latter what it means to <i>be</i> human — a difference at once subtle and monumental, …

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