Adam L Smith

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The Art of Storytelling

<b>How would you define your role as CIO of JetBlue?</b><p>As CIO of JetBlue, I am more like the Chief Integration Officer. My team and I need to come to the …

Want To Learn, Remember, And Create Better? Science Says Dick Around A Bit More

A New York Times science writer explains why daydreaming, napping, and web surfing are the best ways to learn.<p>From an early age, students are taught a series of study skills to enhance learning. Teachers extol the virtues of highlighters and flash cards, memorization and dogged concentration. They …

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Happiness

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

Animation

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences.<p>While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van …

Public Speaking

Only known chimp war reveals how societies splinter

PICTURE the scene: a weak leader is struggling to hold onto power as ambitious upstarts plot to take over. As tensions rise, the community …

A Founder Who Is Now A Billionaire Was Once Rejected By Silicon Valley Investors For Having A Dumb Startup Idea

Drew Houston attended MIT and wanted to get into one of the most prestigious startup accelerator programs in the world, Y Combinator, in 2005. He eventually got in with the idea for Dropbox in 2007. But two sessions before that, he applied and was rejected. The reason he was rejected was because …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

The Best Leaders Ask for More Feedback

It's not enough to just ask for feedback once. Research shows that the most effective leaders also follow one rule: Get lots of feedback.<p>The value of feedback has been written about time and again. But new data from leadership consultancy Zenger/Folkman really drives home the value not just of</i> …

Top 10

The 7 Main Elements of Happiness and How To Use Them All | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You know, I think happiness has become a complicated game thanks to the self-help world. As much there are people, books, guides, articles, blogs and …

Become a Rockstar of Productivity

Today I wanted to share some of my most powerful productivity insights and tools with you…<p>…so you become The Bono of Your Craft, The Jagger of Your …

Time Management

The best iPhone apps for stress awareness

Stress can wreak havoc on the body if you let it. Check out our list of the best iPhone apps for stress awareness and learn how to avoid, prevent or …

Facebook and the race to make content go viral — meet the new boss, same as the old boss

There are two charts that have been making their way around the media blogosphere recently, and they both tell aspects of the same story: namely, a …

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How to Live Life to the Fullest (28 Plans) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is made to be explored and it’s content, be reached to the utmost. Limits are no limits when you don’t recognize them. With a burning-desire to …

Motivation

How-to: Setup and start using Evernote

Evernote is one of the most popular and talked about apps in the App Store. In this article, you’ll learn how to install and configure the app, gather and organize notes, and review workflows that include sharing and advanced features. You’ll also learn about Evernote’s accessories and “baby apps” …

'Fight for what you believe in': How best-selling authors battled rejection - TODAY.com

Today<p>James Patterson, Samantha Shannon and Khaled Hosseini talk about how they dealt with rejection and got their careers going.<p><i>Samantha Shannon’s “The Bone Season” is the first pick for the new TODAY Book Club. Read</i> <i>an</i> <i>exclusive excerpt and</i> <i>RSVP to join a Google Hangout with Shannon and Natalie</i> …

Writing

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Ultra-Wide Angle Lenses: 5 Reasons to Use Them

Getting a new lens is always exciting for a photographer. Whichever one you get, it’s likely going to open up new areas of creative possibility. For …