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How the Democrats Can Stop Neil Gorsuch

And why they absolutely must.<p>A full-throated chorus has been assembled, under the leadership of Republican concert masters, to <i>mainstream</i> Colorado appellate judge <b>Neil Gorsuch</b>, <b>Donald Trump’s</b> choice to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Scholars of varied political leanings …

How we design our Salesforce dashboards

Choose the right chart type<p>You can visualize a metric in many different ways, but choosing the wrong chart type can bury the insights.<p>So how do you …

CBC Gets Answers About JDI Hardwood Management

What’s the Connection Between Counting Squares and Innovation?

Take a look at the following figure, and then consider the questions below.<p>How many squares are there in this picture?<br>• How did you arrive at this number?<br>• What connection (if any) do you see between this exercise and breakthrough innovation?<p>We will provide the answers to these three questions in a …

The 12 Things That Successfully Convert a Great Idea Into a Reality

How many times have you been in a meeting and someone says to you, “That’s a great idea, you should take the initiative and make it a reality.” What typically happens? Most of the time – nothing. Most great ideas remain dormant because people don’t have the courage, resources, time and/or money to …

The 10/10/10 Rule For Tough Decisions

It’s good to sleep on it when there are tough choices to make, but you also need a strategy once you wake up–which is why you should employ the 10/10/10 rule.<p>It’s easy to lose perspective when we’re facing a thorny dilemma. Blinded by the particulars of the situation, we’ll waffle and agonize, …

The Power Of Metaphors In Pitching New Ideas

Can you imagine pitching Twitter before the first tweet had ever been sent? Didn’t think so–but putting a powerful metaphor behind your idea would greatly increase your chance of success.<p>I’m hovering over the Arizona desert, on my way to Los Angeles, so it’s appropriate that I’m thinking about …

One Reason Everyone Has Outsourced Their Brains To Evernote

CEO Phil Libin wants Evernote to be consistent on every device. Which has meant a lot more work–but a much better user experience.<p>Evernote CEO Phil Libin has this great story about the iPad launch. Let’s crank back to April 2010, before tablets were everywhere and people debated about whether …

One Key To A Happy Team? Storytelling

Studies show that the stories we tell each other–to our kids, our employees, and our peers–have an impact on the emotional health of the group.<p>Outside of extenuating circumstances like tragedy and hardship, why are certain families happier than others?<p>A recent article in the <i>New York Times</i> profiles …

How To Maintain Motivation When Your Goals Are Epic

Companies like Box, TaskRabbit, NASA, and The Huffington Post have such huge missions that there’s no easy way to put it on a to-do list. So how do founders and leaders at these places stay motivated? Read on for advice from Aaron Levie, Leah Busque, Arianna Huffington, and more.<p>Many of us looking …

Motivation

How To Use Conflict To Unlock Creativity

By Sudhir Venkatesh5 minute Read<p>The average CEO spends 25% of his time coping with conflicts. It’s worth asking how much of that conflict has truly …

Creativity

7 Ways To Get More Time To Think Today

There are little pockets of solitude in any schedule. You just have to know how to find them.<p>Think about what we mean when we say <i>knowledge worker</i>–people who stare into screens and whiteboards trying to torque ideas into something new. Not <i>data</i> or <i>information</i> work, but knowledge.<p>As Nate Silver …

Seven Rules for Managing Creative-But-Difficult People

Moody, erratic, eccentric, and arrogant? Perhaps — but you can’t just get rid of them. In fact, unless you learn to get the best out of your creative employees, you will sooner or later end up filing for bankruptcy. Conversely, if you just hire and promote people who are friendly and easy to …