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6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership

Want loyal, dedicated, and passionate employees? Be a loyal, dedicated, and passionate boss. Here are some tools to develop well-being in your workplace through better communication.<p>When you use compassionate communication in your conversations, something quite surprising occurs: both your brain …

Mindfulness

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6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective

Get familiar with the Holstee Manifesto and join the fast track to a better understanding–and appreciation–of your work, your life, and the world around you.<p>This is your life.<p>Do what you love and do it often.<p>If you don’t like something, change it.<p>If you don’t like your job, quit.<p>If you don’t have …

4 Out Of 5 Dentists Aren’t As Psychotic As This One: Newport Film Festival Promo Will Only Increase Your Phobia

When you’re making a short film and your codirector and DP claims <i>Django Unchained</i>, <i>Kill Bill</i>, and <i>nglourious Basterds</i> as resume highlights, then you’re going to get some tension. <i>Mandible</i>, a cinematic spot for the 2013 Newport Film Festival (April 25-May 2) is six glorious minutes of foreboding and …

Kill Bill

How To Hack Your Memory Into Better Shape

Now, where are those keys?!<p>If you’re like members of the <i>Fast Company</i> editorial team, you may have difficulty remembering where you put your keys. Or your phone. Or whether you locked the door.<p>Research psychology has shown that this happens because these automatic actions don’t even make it into …

Why Every Email Should Be 5 Sentences Long

“Proper email is a balance between politeness and succinctness,” entrepreneur-investor-author Guy Kawasaki tells Entrepreneur.com. “Less than five sentences is often abrupt and rude, more than five sentences wastes time.”<p>In this way, the email is like poem. A sonnet maybe, with the way its …

Lessons On Leading A More Impactful Life From Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore

Understanding the wisdom of Rabindranath Tagore’s Sādhanā: The Realisation of Life.<p>“I have had my invitation to the world’s festival, and thus my life has been blessed. My eyes have seen and my ears have heard.It was my part at this feast to play upon my instrument, and I have done all I could.”–</i> …

How iOS 7's AirDrop Could Transform The Way We Share

Despite the persistent gnashing of teeth over Jony Ive’s re-making of iPhone’s apps, colors and iconography in the upcoming iOS 7, the real story is the many new features that Apple is incorporating into its highly lucrative mobile platform.<p>Features such as wireless content sharing AirDrop could …

3 Wondertacular Rules for Going Viral From The Most Viral Site on the Web

Upworthy.com, dedicated to sharing “Stuff that Matters,” drives 20% of interactions around media online. You read that right. Here’s how.<p>This morning Upworthy.com, which crested at 30 million unique visitors in May thanks to a runaway viral hit, announced that they’ve started piloting sponsored …

Amy Sherman-Palladino on Making “Bunheads” The Most Accurate Ballet Show Ever

The co-creator of the ABC Family show talks to Co.Create about how her dance training permeates every aspect of “Bunheads,” including how the extras wear their leotards.<p>If you’re a fan of Amy Sherman-Palladino and the shows she’s produced–most notably, the WB/CW show <i>Gilmore Girls</i>, and now the ABC …

Dancing

How Is 'Experience' Valued In the Sharing Economy?

How do you buy or sell something so abstract as an “experience”? And what is it worth?<p>That’s not an idle question for companies in the sharing economy. The experience of staying in an Airbnb apartment–with all its quirks, blemishes and unique qualities–is the differentiator from the equivalent …

Local Discovery Engine Spindle Acquired By Twitter, Gets Shut Down

Social discovery engine Spindle has been acquired by Twitter in an acqu-hire deal. The move will see the team leave Boston to join “the Flock” in San Francisco. The deal was first reported by All Things D. Unfortunately for users of the service, the Spindle service will be shut down starting today …

Idio secures $2.35m to take ‘Big Content’ to US

The UK-based personalized digital content marketing company Idio has secured $2.35 million from Notion Capital in its first round of external funding since the service launched in 2006.<p>The cash will go towards fueling its expansion into the US, where it already has customers and a freshly opened …

Associated Press Invests in Bambuser Citizen Journalist Service

The Associated Press (AP) is furthering its relationship with Bambuser, the mobile-based service that helps mobilize citizen journalists, after announcing that it has bought a minority share in the company.<p>AP partnered with Bambuser in April 2012 to help give the service’s users — which then …

What Instagram Taught A Photographer About Life

Dirk Dallas, a graphic designer currently residing in southern California, downloaded the photo-sharing and -filtering app Instagram the day it came out on October 6, 2010. He then promptly deleted it.<p>“It didn’t make sense because unless you follow people or have followers, what is it?” the …

6 Ways To Create A Culture Of Innovation

Reward employees with time to think, while providing them with the structure they need.<p>Every organization is designed to get the results it gets. Poor performance comes from a poorly designed organization. Superior results emerge when strategies, business models, structure, processes, technologies, …