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The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …

The Twisted Psychology of Busyness (You're Not as Busy as You Think You Are) | Inc.com

A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, is there a demographic category or job function …

Time Management

Lessons from Leaders: Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett, billionaire investor and chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, shares his thoughts on leadership as part of POLITICO's feature series "Lessons from Leaders."

Connected, but alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human …

Internet of Things

Success is a continuous journey

In his typically candid style, Richard St. John reminds us that success is not a one-way street, but a constant journey. He uses the story of his …

Dare to disagree

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes …

Leadership

The leaders who ruined Africa, and the generation who can fix it

Before he hit eighteen, Fred Swaniker had lived in Ghana, Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What he learned from a childhood across Africa was that …

What it takes to be a great leader

The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde …

Why good leaders make you feel safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a …

Be an opportunity maker

We all want to use our talents to create something meaningful with our lives. But how to get started? (And ... what if you're shy?) Writer Kare …

Herman Mashaba: Work hard, take risks, give back

<b>South Africa’s Acting Chief Judge Dikgang Moseneke described entrepreneur Herman Mashaba as “a true son of the soil”, and many others see him as a</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Are You a Leader or a Manager? There's a Difference | Inc.com

Leaders aren't always managers and vise versa. It is a rare individual that is both of these things. They have very different skill sets, both critical to success at a high-growth business.<p>Understanding who your leaders are and who your managers are will help you create an organizational structure …

Leadership

Leadership versus Management: What is the difference?

Leadership versus management, isn’t it the same thing?<p>Nope!<p><b>Leaders</b> set goals and direction, challenging the norm, and seeking new ways of working …

Team Building

How Successful Leaders Think

We are drawn to the stories of effective leaders in action. Their decisiveness invigorates us. The events that unfold from their bold moves, often culminating in successful outcomes, make for gripping narratives. Perhaps most important, we turn to accounts of their deeds for lessons that we can …

Develop Your Natural Ability

MAP: China Totally Dominates Global Trade

Last year, China leapfrogged the U.S. to become the world's biggest trading nation as measured by total exports and imports of goods.<p>This map from Brendan O'Reilly at Chinese Relations helps put this in a global context. China is the largest bilateral trading partner for all of the countries in …

China

New galaxy 'most distant' yet discovered

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1022000/1022239_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524624321_d5cfe1fa49840dd01285c842b77bedae<p><b>An international team of astronomers has detected the most distant galaxy yet.</b><p>The galaxy is about 30 billion light-years away and is …

Universe

Man With Stage 3 Colon Cancer Refuses Chemotherapy & Treats Himself With Vegan Diet

I'm in!<p>Chris Wark shares his short and powerful testimony of how he refused chemotherapy and survived stage 3 colon cancer. We often hear of …

The Unknown

On the Edge, Trolltunga, Norway.

Researchers Unveil A Thought-Controlled Drone

A month ago this was Iron Man 3 level science fiction. Now? Reality.<p>Researchers at the University of Minnesota today revealed a drone that can be controlled merely by thought, and that's not even the coolest thing about it. Published in the <i>Journal of Neuro Engineering</i>, the project has implications …

WiFi gesture recognition lets you control objects through walls

Imagine, with the wave of a hand, adjusting the thermostat without getting out of bed, or turning up the music in the other room while in the shower. …

Yes, You Do Have a Purpose

<b>What the heck is purpose anyway?</b><p>To some, the word lights a fire in their belly because they truly understand what it means to live life with a purpose or calling. Others will cringe at the word... <i>what a silly word, purpose</i>. They doubt that everyone (including themselves) has a purpose or that …

3 Reasons Why We’re All Loafing At Work–And What To Do About It

People stop slacking when they work with people they like and respect. Are you ready to join the good culture club?<p>The mechanics of loafing are subtle.<p>To hear Wharton organizational psychologist Adam Grant tell it, at-work freeloading is a heady cocktail: a mixture of intrinsic and extrinsic …

How I Survived Without Tech at Digital Detox Camp

A Digital Detox at Camp Grounded<p>Preparing to Detox<p>Farewell, San Francisco<p>Over the River and Through the Woods<p>Navarro<p>Welcome<p>Digital Detox<p>Surrender<p>No …

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The Creative Benefits Of Taking “Mini-Sabbaticals” From All Your Various Screens

Research suggests that taking a quick break from technology can set your week on track and get good ideas flowing freely. Embrace the downtime–it might be the only chance you get.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson, one of the best ways to enhance your creative output is to clearly …

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