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The Foolishness Of Fail Fast, Fail Often

The head of human resources said to me, “We need to become more agile. We’re not lean enough. I want to see our culture shift to ‘fail fast, fail often.’”<p>It was a great moment. For me at least.<p>In my head, I was playing buzzword bingo, and with the use of “Agile,” “Lean,” and “fail fast, fail …

Schadenfreude

How To Be A Gentleman In Your Personal And Professional Life

We live in uncivil times. From our relationships to politics and business, it seems as though the longstanding expectation of decorum has given way to our more impetuous, brutish, and petty inclinations.<p>I suppose it only makes sense. As a society, we accepted and celebrated this behavior in our …

Cigars

How To Create The Future You Want

<b>The best leaders craft an achievable vision for their company. Here are the five steps they follow to do it.</b><p>Let me tell you what I am going to do in the next 993 words.<p>First, I am going to point out the most important superhero power the best leaders have. And then…<br>• I am going to show you how to …

Profit

The bad news about your favorite Mexican beers

<i>This</i> <i>story</i> <i>was originally published by</i> <i>Mother Jones</i> <i>and is reproduced here as part of the</i> <i>Climate Desk</i> <i>collaboration.</i><p>Best enjoyed ice cold<b>,</b> the beers of …

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The Best Workouts That Don't Require Any Equipment, According to Personal Trainers

Airports. Conferences. Deserted islands? You just never know when—and where—you might need to get in a quick sweat.<p>Here's some quick physics fun: A body at rest tends to stay at rest. That's the fitness version of Newton's First Law, and it means that humans will find literally <i>any</i> excuse to not …

Workouts

This Bizarre Optical Illusion Shows if You Have 'Curvature Blindness'

We are freaking out.<p>Everybody loves a good optical illusion - and this recently discovered perception trick has us questioning how we see the world …

Best glasses for men to channel your inner Clark Kent

For those in need of some vision correction, finding the perfect glasses can present a dreaded shopping challenge. Lucky for you, we've found the …

How Do You Know Someone Is a Top-Notch Leader? Look for These 4 Signs

If you're going to build a leadership team to change the world, start with these 4 attributes.<p>If you find yourself seeking to improve your leadership skills, remember this: Leadership is a journey, so enjoy the ride. And just when you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up: You'll …

This Email From a Chief Executive Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence

Short. Sweet. And majorly effective.<p>All companies say they value transparency and honesty. Most are lying.<p>A truly transparent company--one that encourages open and honest communication from all employees--is hard to find. Instead, in most organizations you'll find a complex web of office politics. …

CIOs recommend ditching project management

Is project management on its way out? The concept of having an IT project with a start and end date ...

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

The 17 Best Road Bikes You Can Buy Right Now

Aug 9, 2018<p>Any bike on a road is a road bike, but this roundup will focus on light and swift drop bar, pavement oriented (but not pavement specific), bikes. They might be classified as road racing bikes or endurance bikes, but they’re are intended for the traditional road riding experience: …

Simplify your life with the mental model known as Occam’s razor

Legend has it that NASA spent a decade and millions of dollars developing a ballpoint pen that would work in zero gravity and function in extreme …

How Can You Be Sure You're Really Creative? Look for This 1 Rare Sign (and Ask Yourself 3 Questions)

Scientists have discovered that this type of thinking in teams and organizations increase ingenuity and productivity.<p>There are two prevailing schools of thought related to how we think, problem solve, make decisions, and view the world: "Convergent" and "divergent" thinking.<p>If you're familiar with …

If Your Team Sets Goals, But Fails to Successfully Deliver Them, You Need This 1 Meeting

Teams can set a solid strategy and create great goals but then miserably fail on the delivery. Here is the one meeting that will make a difference.<p>Nothing is more frustrating than having a great planning session and coming up with a breakthrough plan for the quarter, only to have the team fall …

There Was No Big Bang Singularity

Almost everyone has heard the story of the Big Bang. But if you ask anyone, from a layperson to a cosmologist, to finish the following sentence, “In the beginning, there was…” you’ll get a slew of different answers. One of the most common ones is “a singularity,” which refers to an instant where …

How to Build Kitchen Sink Storage Trays

Construct roll-out trays for extra storage space in the sink base cabinet.<p>Sink cabinet tray detail<br>See the Materials & Cutting Lists in the Additional …

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is. In other words, as Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb have written, decision making requires both prediction and …

Watermelon Summer Salad Recipe

"This is a recipe I stumbled upon one hot lazy afternoon. Don't be scared by the ingredients, they work together to make a very tasty and refreshing …

10 Signs You Aren't As Clear As You Think You Are

Increased clarity is the best option for improving profits, performance, and engagement. The reason more leaders aren’t pursuing greater clarity is they don’t recognize the lack of clarity that permeates their organizations and consumes their profit. A good part of that problem starts with the …

Pablo Picasso’s Idiosyncratic Genius

A life in art.<p>Pablo Ruiz Picasso began being an artist at the age of prodigy—at about seven—and at seventy-five he remains the complete phenomenon he has been throughout the intervening years. The excesses of his artistic endowment, of his will, of his life appetites, and of his character appear to …

Pablo Picasso

Here's the Only Definition of Leadership That Matters

Forget the more complex definitions you've seen and heard. Use this one instead.<p><i>You're always right, and you like to let people know.</i><p><i>You get to decide how things run, and when you do, it is going to be a golden rule. Because, at the end of the day, you own the gold and you rule.</i><p><i>You're bossy by</i> …

The Principles of Service Design Thinking - Building Better Services

Service design is all about taking a service and making it meet the user’s and customer’s needs for that service. It can be used to improve an …

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4 Examples That Will Confirm You Were Born to Be a Leader

Do you have a natural bent for people and relationships? That's a good starting point.<p>Ever wonder if you're true leadership material? Perhaps you've been told you are, but the question is, <i>by what standard</i><i>?</i> Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to …

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

The 20 most interesting business school classes in the world, with links to their syllabi

Asked to make a list of things that feel “ripped from the headlines,” you might include episodes of television’s <i>Law & Order</i> or videos by rappers like Childish Gambino.<p>Increasingly, university syllabi also belong in that company—and according to the Aspen Institute, a US-based global think tank …

'The sun barely sets': Why Scandinavia does summer better than anywhere else in the world

Scenes of sandcastles washed with a warm, eternal glow typically belong to vintage Super 8 camera rolls or nostalgic childhood memories. Yet it is possible to travel beyond the bounds of imagination to places where those rose-tinted dreams are very much an annual reality.<p>Praised by artists and …

Creativity Is The Skill Of The Future

When we look at the world we live in today, it is easy to see how the technological advances have completely redefined the way we live and communicate. With the influx of social media apps, we are now able to talk to virtually any person on any corner of the earth. Instagram, as an example, has …

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This Is Why Your Team Isn't Getting Results Even Though Everyone Is Working Hard

There are more channels for teams to communicate than ever. So why is nobody on the same page, just like always?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lack of team alignment isn’t just a problem in organizations today. It’s a flat-out emergency. In a recent MindManager survey …