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Lessons from Late Night

What separates the women from the men.<p>In 1997, I realized one of my childhood dreams. (Not the one where I’m being chased by Count Chocula.) I flew to New York from Chicago, where I was working as a performer at Second City, to interview for a writing position at “Saturday Night Live.” It seemed …

A Helpful Guide to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

<i>“Comparison is the thief of joy.”</i> —Theodore Roosevelt<p>I’ve struggled with it most of my life. Typically, I blame it on having a twin brother who is …

Happiness

How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work

Difficult conversations — whether you’re telling a client the project is delayed or presiding over an unenthusiastic performance review — are an inevitable part of management. How should you prepare for this kind of discussion? How do you find the right words in the moment? And, how can you manage …

Self-help

Freshpet Holiday Feast - 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands

The Creative Gifts of ADHD

“Just because a diagnosis [of ADHD] can be made does not take away from the great traits we love about Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes. …

Design Is Eating The World

By Greg Satell | Oct 21, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>Design is no longer something that we add to enhance a product, it is the product. The future, will not be made …

Product Design

Three Secrets To Becoming A Better Teacher

By Dr. Jonathan Wai | Sep 04, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>Elizabeth Green, author of Building a Better Teacher, on how we all can learn to be better teachers.<p>When we …

Where Original Ideas Come From

By Greg Satell | Sep 05, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>In order to create new paths, we first must venture outside of those that we have already travelled.<p>Revolutions …

Mathematics

Why Do Businesses Today Need To Be Creative?

By Greg Satell | Aug 25, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>We take it for granted that business today is an essentially creative activity, but never question why. What’s …

Satisficing: How to Reach Your Best by Not Giving a Damn

By Emilia Lahti | Nov 19, 2013<p>Synopsis<p>Check yourself before you wreck yourself - aim to 'satisfice' to make sure your nervous system works for you, …

Domestic Violence

Does Brain Training Work? Yes, If It Meets These Five Conditions

By Alvaro Fernandez and Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg | May 24, 2013<p>Synopsis<p>What are the five conditions that any type of brain training, from meditation to …

Time to Scrap Performance Appraisals?

Times have changed. More and more companies have decided to <i>radically change (read “scrap” or “re-engineer”)</i> their performance appraisal process.<p>Last week at our research conference we spoke with Adobe, Juniper, Kelly Services, and a variety of other companies who have decided to do away with …

Brand Thinking: Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, and Other Mavens on How and Why We Define Ourselves Through Stuff

The art of the interview may be nearly obsolete, but a handful of its contemporary masters still hold its fort. One of them is <b>Debbie Millman</b> who, besides being an extraordinary artist and modern-day philosopher, is also a maven of design and branding who has spent nearly a decade interviewing some …