Eissa Khoury

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The Gods of Tango , a Novel by Carolina De Robertis

During the last 25 years, Argentine tango has gone through a worldwide renaissance of interest. You can now dance tango in almost every major city on all continents. When you dance, the accompanying music comes from a very long tradition of respect for the past that is nonetheless enriched by …

People Remember What You Say When You Paint a Picture

When leaders communicate a vision of their organization’s future, they tend to emphasize ideals and ideology — the importance of “success,” “stewardship,” or “sustainability.” Leaders are likely to emphasize this type of abstract rhetoric more as businesses become increasingly digital. Given that …

The myth of the beautiful Israel

"We are in the midst of an intense battle that is being waged against the State of Israel, an international campaign to blacken its name," Prime …

The Biggest Threat to the Earth? We Have Too Many Kids

Today is Earth Day. For 45 years, the secular holiday has brought people—along with their ideas and enthusiasm—together to confront the world's …

Want To Make Better Products? Start By Trusting Your Client

Plus, four tips for how to build trust with even the most difficult clients<p>Twenty or so years ago, when designers of all kinds were trying to own a seat at the table of business strategy, one of our favorite ways to demonstrate our relevance was by insisting that clients were asking the wrong …

Your Employees’ Emotions Are Clues to What Motivates Them

One goal of developing emotional intelligence is to better understand the people around you. This can help you to interact with them more effectively and to understand what they want. It can also help you understand people’s motivations, which even they themselves might have trouble …

“Competitive Intelligence” Shouldn’t Just Be About Your Competitors

In April 2010, Mars, one of the world’s largest privately owned businesses, embarked on a breakthrough initiative. For the next year, Jessica Eliasi, then the director of Competitive Intelligence at Mars Chocolate, travelled the world running “competitive simulation” games with local market teams …

How to Get the Feedback You Need

You need feedback to learn and grow, and if you’re waiting for your annual review to find out how you’re performing, you’re not getting enough of it. But how do you get the focused input you need? And if your boss is stingy with pointers and advice, how do you encourage her to give you more? Who …

A Very Unusual Book about Startup Culture

Orbiting the Giant Hairball is one of the most unusual business books I’ve read. It’s irreverent, full of drawings, and completely chaotic in the …

Creativity

Back to the Future: Do Banks Really Learn from Long-Term Relationships?

A pair of economists examine whether banks acquire any special wisdom from repeat borrowers.<p>Who hasn’t dreamed about visiting the future and coming …

How to Create Innovation Cultures That Keep Working

Americans are innovative almost by nature. We grow up with lemonade stands, <i>Shark Tank</i>, and Kickstarter projects. Our national identity is built in part on bootstrapping and experimentation. We’re indoctrinated early with the twin beliefs that each of us holds the seeds of invention and that a good …

Why Innovation Is More Than A Buzzword -- It's A Necessity

Innovation is more than a good idea. Despite a lot of hype to the contrary, being innovative doesn’t just mean brainstorming or coming up with weird and wacky new ideas. Those ideas are crucial of course, but without a process for implementing, testing and refining them, they are useless.<p>Innovation …

Why No One Uses the Corporate Social Network

Imagine an organization that is completely digitally connected. Colleagues connect seamlessly with each other across silos and across the globe. Management has its finger on the pulse of the company, aware of every crisis-induced quickening. And throughout the organization there is a deep sense of …

5 Of The World's Best Places To Buy A Second Home In The Sun

Which overseas property markets should have your attention this shiny new year? The world is alive right now with markets in crisis and markets benefiting from the strong dollar (and the weak euro).<p>Specifically, here are five places where you could get a great deal on a second home in the sun, a …

127 New Movies And TV Shows To Be Really Excited About In 2015

From Better Call Saul to Westworld, and Fifty Shades of Grey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there are a lot of new film and television offerings to look forward to in the next year. In chronological order!<p><i>Freeheld</i> is based on an Oscar-winning documentary short from 2007 that marked a step in the …

TV

What Games Are: Is Formal Game Design Valuable?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a consultant game designer and creator of leading game design blog What Games Are. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>There’s a number of us who claim the title of “game designer” but we aren’t really a contiguous group. Game design isn’t a set job description that …

How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …

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ISPs

5 Big Ideas To Make Cities Better

Take a look at the creative ideas–from Warsaw’s beacon system to help the blind to Lisbon’s plan to capture the kinetic energy of commuters–that could earn cities 5 million Euros for their urban innovations.<p>Barcelona thinks it can create a city-wide “trust network” to take care of elderly …

Customer Service

Religions: For the Love of Shalom Focus on Truth Gathering Rather Than 'The Truth'

A friend of mine on Facebook lists as his Religious Views this:<p>"I don't know and you don't know, either."<p>Exactly.<p>By some definitions (Merriam-Webster for these purposes) faith is "a firm belief in something for which there is no proof." Protestant faith, Catholic faith, Islamic faith, Jewish faith, …

Leta Sobierajski: Personal Brand Identity

About Courtney<p>Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now …

Type Love: Grey Sans

About Courtney<p>Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now …