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How to Ask Great Questions

Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an …

Psychology

The brain learns completely differently than we’ve assumed, new learning theory says

(credit: Getty)A revolutionary new theory contradicts a fundamental assumption in neuroscience about how the brain learns. According to researchers …

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

It’s never been easy for people to change their mind. But in a world of social media and polarised opinion, the stakes are now even higher. Time for a listening revolution<p>In the past week, the spectacle of the American gun lobby facing down the bereaved families of Parkland, Florida, has been …

Marco Rubio

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates | Inc.com

<b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b><p><b>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b><p><b>Questions about employee behavior and past performance were asked most frequently inside the interview rooms.</b><p>Amazon …

Employment

Creating Your Own Attendance “App” with Google Forms

For those who like to keep class records electronically, a quick search of the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store will turn up a variety of …

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

The topic of industry disruption — “a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses” — is rife with misconceptions. One of the biggest is that it is a mysterious, random, and unpredictable event. Another is that it happens …

Innovation

A Fully Solar-Powered Car May Be Hitting The Road by 2019

The car that charges itself.<p>Lightyear One, a car whose ability to use solar power has been thought of as an impossible feat, just won a Climate …

Optical Illusion Makes It Look Like Floor is Sinking So People Stop Running in Hallway

At first glance, you might think that this floor looks too warped to cross safely. It looks like it’s sinking in on one side, but it’s actually perfectly flat. This award-winning wonky walkway can be found at the Casa Ceramica showroom in Manchester, England. The checkerboard design—which comprises …

A 2×2 Matrix to Help You Prioritize the Skills to Learn Right Now

So much to learn, so little time.<p>The world is bursting with learning. There are several million business books, 3,000 TED talks, 10,000 MOOCs, hundreds of thousands of e-learning courses, and millions of self-published articles on platforms such as LinkedIn and Medium. The article you’re reading …

Learning

The Business Consulting Industry Is Booming, and It's About to Be Disrupted | Inc.com

Management consulting is a $250 billion industry. It's big. It's growing. It's highly profitable. And it's about to be disrupted.<p>Whether the focus is strategy, operations, tax, finance, HR, or IT, business consultants are a staple of corporate life. Today, over 700,000 consulting firms provide …

Innovation

3 of Nature’s Greatest Mysteries May Be Solved Thanks to Quantum Biology

Quantum mechanics is known for weird occurrences and bizarre outcomes. Consider superposition where a particle can be in two places at once, while …

Quantum Physics

Help Employees Create Knowledge — Not Just Share It

Many leaders see organizational learning simply as sharing existing knowledge. This isn’t surprising given that this is the primary focus of educational institutions, training programs, and leadership development courses. It’s the “sage on the stage” model, in which an expert shares what they know …

The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games

Here’s yet one more “The Best…” list — this time focusing on web tools that let teachers and students <i>create</i> their own online learning games.<p>If you …

In the early days, bicycles were blamed for making riders—especially women—crazy

Mental illness, Bad Morals and Heart Attacks<p>The year was 1890, and a bicycle boom was underway. Its cause? The safety bicycle, a cheaper, more …

Scientists Find an Undeniably Effective Technique for Mastering New Skills | Inc.com

We tend to convince ourselves we're really bad at learning new things. We think our tired, old brains can't possibly absorb all the new information required to master new skills.<p>That's baloney.<p>The age of our brains is not the problem. The real impediment to learning is that we tend to do it the …

Learning

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy ResearchThe post How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 …

Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus

The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying …

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Gives More for Personalized Learning at State Level

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Chiefs for Change see the Every Student Succeeds Act as a lever for supporting personalized learning at the state …

This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Doc Bot<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, …

The Double-Slit Experiment Cracked Reality Wide Open

The double-slit experiment seems simple enough: cut two slits in a sheet of metal and send light through them, first as a constant wave, then in …

Blue-Collar Revenge: The Rise Of AI Will Create A New Professional Class

New, more-modern manufacturing processes, including the use of robots, have gutted the number of high-paying factory jobs in the U.S. and caused economic angst in large portions of the country. The movement of manufacturing plants overseas has compounded the problem and fueled the working class’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Employee Burnout Is a Problem with the Company, Not the Person

Employee burnout is a common phenomenon, but it is one that companies tend to treat as a talent management or personal issue rather than a broader organizational challenge. That’s a mistake.<p>The psychological and physical problems of burned-out employees, which cost an estimated $125 billion to $190 …

10 Platforms You Can Use To Host Your Online Courses

E-learning market size was valued over $165 billion in 2015 and is likely to grow at over 5% from 2016 to 2023, exceeding USD 240 billion.<p>If you are looking for a profitable side hustle, creating and self-publishing courses might be a good idea. It’s a great solution for busy learners and a great …

Infographic: Lean - or - Six Sigma?

Six Sigma

Saving The Planet, One Burger At A Time: This Juicy Patty Is Meat-Free

A Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City debuted a new dish last week that's getting a lot of buzz. It's a burger made entirely from plants.<p>This isn't just another veggie knock off. The rap is that this burger looks, cooks and even bleeds like the real thing.<p>The Impossible Burger, as it's …

Reached Via a Mind-Reading Device, Deeply Paralyzed Patients Say They Want to Live - MIT Technology Review

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby suffered a massive stroke that left him paralyzed and speechless, with only the ability to blink his left eyelid. Using …

Tutorial: How to Fake a Tilt-Shift ‘Look’ in Post and Miniaturize the World

If you love those timelapses that make our great big world look tiny—people scurrying around Manhattan like ants, or airplanes moving around an …