Richard Chawke

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THE SHOT: Tree of Life

Many world philosophies view humanity as being One with all of life: all that exists, existed and will ever exist. I share this philosophy and as I watch nature grow around us and the constellations surround us, I realize that we were all once star dust: elements from the cosmic, descendants of the …

Angry Orchard Issues Recall Due To Bursting Bottles

There's no buzzkill like a bursting bottle.<p>Spirits company Angry Orchard announced earlier this week it's issuing a voluntary recall of its Crisp Apple Hard Cider. This will apply to the company's 12-packs and 6-packs, including both 24- and 12-ounce bottles.<p>The recall comes after some <b>consumers</b> …

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

The Most Effective Strategies for Success

For years, I’ve been trying to convince people that success is not about who you <i>are</i>, but about what you <i>do</i>.<p>Roughly two years ago, I wrote about the “Nine Things Successful People Do Differently,” which became HBR’s most-read piece of content over that time span. It was a list of strategies, based on …

Does Being Passionate About the Work You Do Increase Your Chance of Success?

Often times I am asked to speak on topics such as entrepreneurship, leadership, corporate culture, and so on. Whenever I speak at universities, one of my favorite questions to ask students is, “What career do you want to pursue,” or, “What business do you plan to begin?” After I hear their initial …

Connect, Then Lead

<b>Is it better to be loved or feared?</b><p>Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be both,” he acknowledged, “but because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”<p>Now …

What Stops Leaders from Showing Compassion

Most good people want to act compassionately at work. And recent research suggests that compassion also creates positive outcomes in organizations: People who experience compassion feel more committed to the organization and feel more positive emotions at work; when people receive bad news that is …

Want to Successfully Scale Your Startup? Master the Mundane.

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This is a guest post by Michael Hershfield, COO at Kitchensurfing, and Ben Sesser, Director of Strategy and Development at Sailthru.</i> …

6 Tips For Startups Wanting To Add A Blog To Their Website

<b>Since I started being involved with blogs back in 2006, a lot of people ask me questions about how their startup can add one to their website.</b> When I …

10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People

Creative people are humble and proud. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative. How creative are you?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>I frequently find myself …

Empowerment Play: Why You Should Put People First

People-centered businesses often outperform their profit-centered competitors. Here are seven ways to unleash the full potential of your people.<p>Organizations today are moving and reacting to their environments far more quickly than ever before. While this increased speed has led to tremendous gains …

3 Reasons Founding Teams Don't Survive

What begins as a promise can turn into a mess as everyone pursues different paths. Here's how to avoid it.<p>I used to compare founding a company to getting married--that is, until I actually got married and learned that starting a company is far more complicated.<p>The process of marriage is …

10 Ways Great Speakers Capture People's Attention

First you must grab your listeners' attention--then you need to hold it. Check out these simple ways to do both.<p>In my mind, there are two kinds of attention: neck down, and neck up. Neck-up attention is when the listener has to make an effort to pay attention. Neck-down attention is when the …

Jon Stewart Shows Why Brands Don't Control Their Narratives

It seemed a little weird that Koch Industries bought ad time on Jon Stewart’s <i>The Daily Show</i> on Comedy Central last week, and somehow reasonable when the show re-edited the spot, adding images of things like oil spills and a VO declaring the company’s support of conservative activism.<p>The bad news is …

Tesco’s fall tells a wider story about our failing capitalism | Will Hutton

The supermarket giant has not been alone is being organised as a profit machine dedicated to shareholders, not customers<p>It is the sixth biggest corporate loss in British history and the largest ever in British retailing, just the latest in a lengthening list of disasters. Tesco’s £6.4bn fall from …

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

UI Design

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

How To Win Friends And Influence People In The Digital Age

Throughout human history, the predominant way we’ve built relationships is through real-time conversation. This throne is about to be taken over if it hasn’t already been.<p>As I wrote about in Why Creating Content Trumps Face-To-Face Meetings, the new king of the land is content.<p>Beers at the bar has …

BrewDog snubs the establishment with £25m fundraising project

Independent craft beer maker’s shares sale deliberately bypasses the City, which it blames for ‘bastardisation’ of beer<p>BrewDog, the independent Scottish craft beer maker, has launched Britain’s biggest crowdfunding project – attempting to raise up to £25m from enthusiasts in a campaign that blames …

Craft Breweries Troll Budweiser With Pumpkin Peach Beers

A group of craft brewers has discovered that revenge is both sweet <i>and</i> a dish best served cold.<p>More specifically, for a nationwide group of breweries led by the acclaimed Bell's Brewery of Kalamazoo, Michigan, revenge is an icy glass of pumpkin-peach beer. The idea for the strange-sounding beer came …

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