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Strategic Choices Need to Be Made Simultaneously, Not Sequentially

The CEO of a large Australian company called me to relay a particular strategy development problem his firm was facing, and ask for my advice. The company was an eager user of my “cascading choices” framework for strategy that I have used for decades and written about extensively, most prominently …

Management

24 books to read that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

'The Road' by Cormac McCarthy<p><i>'This book gave me a real sense of my own mortality. I'm usually grateful for this, but not always! It also made me</i> …

Books

A 4-Step Process to Help Senior Teams Prioritize Decisions

Leaders and their teams often pride themselves on their ability to deal with an onslaught of decisions. But the reality is they often end up making rapid-fire calls on issues big and small and wasting their time. They and their organizations would be better served by an approach that treats …

Management

If You Want to Be Happy at Work, Have a Life Outside of It

We spend most of our adult waking hours working. Half of Americans continue to work when they reach their mid-sixties, and, according to a 2015 Gallup survey, full-time American employees work an average of 47 hours a week. If you’re keeping track at home, that’s six days’ worth of hours packed …

Commuting

OK, WTF Is a Time Crystal?

Physicists have made a new phase of matter called a time crystal—but what does that even mean?<p>Last month, a team of physicists from UC Berkeley said they'd created a blueprint for a new phase of matter called a time crystal. Their paper, in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, turned what was once a pretty far …

Quantum Mechanics

These 25 Productivity Principles Will Change How You Work Forever

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups AccordingThe post These 25 Productivity Principles Will Change …

Time Management

To Achieve a Major Goal, First Tackle a Few Small Ones

One of the difficulties with achieving great things is knowing how to get there. Every book you read was written by someone who completed a book. Every concert you attend involves musicians who can play well enough to be onstage. You can see the final product, but you can’t see all of the steps …

Writing

Largest network of cortical neurons mapped from ~100 terabytes data set

Neuroscientists have constructed a network map of connections between cortical neurons, traced from a ~100 terabytes 3D data set. The data were …

Neuroscience