Amina Kussainova

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How the Hell Did This Man Fit 3,000 People in One Photo?

A conversation with Gregory Heisler, on his instantly iconic Sports Illustrated cover of the Boston Marathon finish line.<p><b>"People have said I'm crazy a fair bit,"</b> chuckles legendary photographer, Gregory Heisler. "Bloomberg said that, Ali said that, and Giuliani might have said that when he was …

The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother

You'll gasp, you'll sob, you'll shriek with wonderThe Associated Press has reported that Gabriel Garcia Marquez, novelist, journalist, and Nobel laureate, has died. He was 87. In honor of his death, this is the first time we are publishing this short story online. It was originally published in the …

RIP: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Greatest Writer of My Lifetime

Remembering the master of the opening line and the creator of magical realism.<p><b>The greatest writer of my lifetime</b> died just now. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner, inventor of magical realism, fearless journalist of the evil lunacies of South American politics, passed away at 87. He had …

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: What I've Learned

The one man I wish I could have interviewed died yesterday. But his wisdom, collected here, will live on.<p><i>People often ask me: Who have you never been able to interview for the What I've Learned column that you'd most like to spend time with?</i><p><i>That man died yesterday. Gabriel Garcia Marquez.</i><p><i>Well, he</i> …

What We Learn from Elizabeth Warren

Charlie Pierce's landmark 2014 profile, reprinted in full.<p><i>Sir Thomas More: Why not be a teacher? You'd be a fine teacher. Perhaps, a great one.</i><p><i>Rich: And if I was who would know it?</i><p><i>More: You, your pupils, your friends, God. Not a bad public, that...oh, and a quiet life.—Robert Bolt, A Man for All</i> …

The Men Who Run Everest Have Had Enough

Sherpas are making a stand in the wake of a devastating avalanche.<p><b>It began with a simple request.</b> The Sherpas asked for 96 hours off, so they could search for the bodies of more than a dozen of their friends and relatives killed on Everest and return to their villages to grieve. It turned into a …

How to Insult People As Well As Billy Eichner

In 8 easy steps...<p><b>No one knows the insult game better than Billy Eichner.</b> On his Fuse show <i>Billy On The Street</i>, he hands out hilarious, occasionally crazed slights on a weekly basis. Recently, in one of the series' best ever moments, Eichner and guest Joel McHale improvised their way through a fight …

Here's Why We're Still Talking About Shakespeare 450 Years Later

Plus: the best Shakespeare movie ever made<p><b>Today is Shakespeare's 450th birthday,</b> and lets face it, it's weird that we're still talking about him. The man wrote verse drama, as dead a genre as there is. He wrote four centuries ago, in a foreign country, in a language that is barely recognizable as …

How to Tell People "No."

Not "No, thanks." Not "nope." Just "No." Clear, unambiguous, empowering "No." But not in a mean way.<p><b>I had a high school</b> English teacher named Mr. Turk, who insisted that the best sentences in the world were just two words. Subject and verb. He said our class had proven too dense to understand …

Seven Ideas For More Efficient, Memorable Meetings

One of the most common reasons entrepreneurs don’t get out and meet other people is they claim they don’t have time. They say they can’t fit in all the extra networking events, workshops and seminars that are available.<p>That’s fine. In fact, you’re more likely to have a memorable connection outside …

14 Social Entrepreneur Ideas That Will Surprise Or Inspire You

Over the last several days, the Social Venture Network (SVN), a national association of social entrepreneurs held its spring conference in San Diego and I had the opportunity to attend.<p>The membership of SVN has a palpable passion for organic food, protecting the environment and changing the world. …

4 Ways You Unknowingly Disrupt Your Career

We oftentimes lose momentum in our careers without any real explanation. Perhaps we are given feedback from our colleagues and supervisors, but many times the details that lie beneath the truth are missing. Over time you may realize that you just don’t fit in anymore and you are on to the next …

Should I Put That On My Resume?

Writing a great resume is hard. To condense your background and accomplishments into 1-2 pages <i>and</i> have it stand out amongst hundreds of resumes is painful but necessary. Crafting a top-notch resume requires being thoughtful and knowing what to include to help you get your foot in the door.<p>As …

Career Changers: 4 Tips To Determine If Your Skills Are Transferable

One of the questions I’m often asked by job seekers who want to change careers is how to figure out if their skills are transferable to other industries. Here are four ways you can do this: 1) Analyze the job requirements, 2) Analyze yourself against the job requirements, 3) Seek out people already …

5 Ways To Figure Out What Interview Questions You'll Be Asked

It’s no secret that the best way to prepare for an interview is to practice answering questions aloud.<p>Problem is, aside from a handful of illegal interview questions, the hiring manager can pretty much ask you anything under the sun. I’ve heard of interview questions ranging from “How many golf …

8 Tips For Creating Office Spaces That Make People Want To Go To Work

The first office I ever worked in was in a windowless basement with about a dozen people crammed into enough space for six. The most exciting facility was a kettle which was also a health and safety hazard. Such a cramped, impractical environment might well make Monica Parker’s hair curl – Parker …

Best Ways To Be Fabulous In A Job Interview

(This article is adapted from the new book, <i>How to Stand Apart @ Work</i> by Judith Bowman.)<p>Most of us know how to behave in a way that is considered <i>fine</i> but very few know how to truly be <i>fabulous</i>. Employers, however, seek out and regularly hire those who have the “it” factor.<p>It’s the subtle, understated …