Ethan Eismann

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Cancelling One-on-One Meetings Destroys Your Productivity

We all can agree that we have too many meetings. From the one-off event to the weekly check-in with an employee, meetings are taking an increasing amount of time in our daily work. But removing meetings from your calendar isn’t always the best way to take back your time.<p>When faced with an onslaught …

Time Management

Chinese Taxi App Yidao Yongche Hints At Deal With Uber

Uber appears to be on the cusp of a deal with a rival ride-sharing app in China that could boost its presence in the country.<p>Yidao Yongche, one of the companies that pioneered an Uber Black-like limousine service in China, used microblogging platform Sina Weibo to hint at a coming together with …

China

Why Are Some People Better at Drawing than Others?

Since the dawn of human art-making, the divide has been clear: There are people who can effortlessly sketch an object's likeness, and people who …

University College London

Why Big Businesses Are So Concerned with Quantifying Our Emotions

A chat with William Davies, author of <i>The Happiness Industry</i>, a book that looks at why governments, media companies and marketeers have an increasing interest in our wellbeing.<p>I've always been sceptical of attempts to peddle happiness, from the laughable claims of adverts promising joy via a …

Happiness

Here’s the advice you get from Vanguard’s new robot-human hybrid

Vanguard’s response to the robo-adviser boom went into wide release this month, so MarketWatch asked for a recommended portfolio for a typical …

Investing

Google's New Self-Driving Car Is About to Hit the Streets

Here’s everything you need to know about Prototype.<p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—The rooftop of the new Google X building is a parking lot, but today it's also kind of a circus. There's even a tent. Chris Urmson, head of the self-driving car program, is discussing the autonomous prototype that Google built …

Hillary Clinton has a smart and surprisingly simple investment strategy

When Hillary Clinton released a financial disclosure statement on Friday, there was a lot of controversy over the long list of special interest groups that paid her speaking fees over the last 18 months. Yet there is something in Clinton's disclosures that everyone should emulate: investing in …

Investing

3 truths about millennials that will change the way you manage them

During my HR career, it's been difficult to ignore the uptick in managers complaining about the still (relatively new) challenge of managing …

Vietnam War