Cecile Wake

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As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify

Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today's businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex -- and traditional pillars …

Could future devices read images from our brains?

As an expert on cutting-edge digital displays, Mary Lou Jepsen studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. And as a brain surgery patient …

Shark Tank judge Naomi Simson: The one way to keep the passion alive in your business

The life of an entrepreneur can be a gruelling one, with little down time and the weight of a company’s success or failure resting on your …

Entrepreneurship

Getting More Women into Senior Management

In my first job out of college, in the late 70s, I was the only woman on the manufacturing floor as a production manager at General Motors. It didn’t take long to realize that I should have asked a few more questions during my job interview. I knew I was in for a challenge the first day I walked …

One of the first execs Marissa Mayer really trusted at Yahoo just quit the company

Earlier today, Kerns tweeted about leaving Yahoo. He wrote, "fascinating five years...learned a lot and met/worked with great people. Made a positive impact and can't wait to get to what's next."<p>Kerns was a favorite of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's for a long time after she joined the company in the …

Advertising

How To Communicate Executive Presence

According to a new year-long study by the Center for Talent Innovation, leadership potential is signaled through an employee's gravitas, communication skills and appearance. The following six communication skills were deemed the most important by director-level executives and above.

Communication Skills

Hidden toxins in the fish we eat

What's link between the ocean's health and our health? Marine biologist Stephen Palumbi shows how toxins at the bottom of the ocean food chain find …

The Valedictorian Speech that will change your life

8 TED Talks that just might save your relationship

No matter how long you've been together, it never hurts to have a little refresher course on what really matters.

A Rosetta Stone for a lost language

Rajesh Rao is fascinated by "the mother of all crossword puzzles": how to decipher the 4000-year-old Indus script. He's enlisting modern computation …

The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla

Combining projection mapping and a pop-up book, Marco Tempest tells the visually arresting story of Nikola Tesla -- called "the greatest geek who …

Why we need to slow down our lives

As technology accelerates our lives, many of us feel an urgent need to slow down. One seductive solution: A secular sabbath. Pico Iyer makes the …

How bacteria "talk"

Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria "talk" to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The find …

Let's help refugees thrive, not just survive

Today's refugee crisis is the biggest since World War II, and it's growing. When this talk was given, 50 million people had been forcefully displaced …

The state of men-only clubs in Australia? Alive, well and popular. | Women's Agenda

News of the LNP’s event at Tattersall’s Club this week got us thinking about men-only clubs. Do many still exist? How many are there? Do people …

Australia

5 Steps to Effectively Leading Your Company

In the last three years, I’ve transitioned from being an auditor at a public accounting firm to a successful franchise owner of a million-dollar business. The company operates seven days a week in New York City. Running a business in the concrete jungle requires learning some fundamental lessons, …

How to give more persuasive presentations: A Q&A with Nancy Duarte

Stepping onto the TED or TEDx stage — or speaking in front of any group of people, for that matter — is truly nerve-wracking. Will you remember …

TED Talks on the weird science of love

Love often feels inexplicable, the most unpredictable of forces. Using science, math and methodical observation, these speakers offer clues to …

Love letters to strangers

Hannah Brencher's mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural -- she …

The art of stillness

The place that travel writer Pico Iyer would most like to go? Nowhere. In a counterintuitive and lyrical meditation, Iyer takes a look at the …

We all fail. But here's how these incredible women bounced back

<b>(CNN) —</b> These days, failure is in fashion.<p>Books with titles like "The Wisdom of Failure" top bestseller lists and there is even a popular annual conference, FailCon, that gathers people together to study past fails.<p>But in spite of all the noise about how it's ok -- nay, productive -- to fail, it …

Women's Agenda - News for professional women

B&T Women in Media Awards 2018<p>B&T Women in Media Awards 2018, presented by Bauer Media – Friday August 17th, Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf: …

The secret structure of great talks

From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs' iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with …

Why are so many women in China rich?

I’m halfway through <i>Age of Ambition</i>, Evan Osnos’ riveting account of 21st century China, when I start noticing the number of ground-breaking women who …

Why I must speak out about climate change

Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he …

The danger of silence

"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says poet and teacher Clint …

London: Sexism and the City | Financial Times

When she was molested after a night out with colleagues, Penny Duncombe* felt a mix of numb shock and vindication. After a few years in investment …

Kids need structure

How can you help kids get a good start? In this heartfelt and personal talk, Colin Powell, the former U.S. Secretary of State, asks parents, friends …