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The Relationship Between Anxiety and Performance

I choked.<p>It was just a middle-school tennis match against a manifestly worse player, but I became overwhelmed with anxiety. Before we’d started, the most important thing was to win. But during the match, I just wanted to get off the court <i>fast.</i> Burping uncontrollably, afraid of throwing up, I hit …

7 Ways To Increase Your Star Power

Some people have natural star power—they drip charm, they radiate a preternatural confidence, and they know they have the ability to take over a room.<p>Oftentimes they turn out to be clinical narcissists or even full-blown sociopaths, as I’ve noted in the past. The annoying thing is that these …

The Origin Of 'The World's Dumbest Idea': Milton Friedman

No popular idea ever has a single origin. But the idea that the sole purpose of a firm is to make money for its shareholders got going in a major way with an article by Milton Friedman in the New York Times on September 13, 1970.<p>As the leader of the Chicago school of economics, and the winner of …

8 Things That Can Make You Smarter

<i>This article originally appeared on Annie Murphy Paul’s Brilliant Blog.</i><p>In “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” the poet Wallace Stevens takes …

Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles

Consider this now familiar view from the field:<p><i>“I’ve run a virtual team for the past 18 months in the development and launch of [a website.] I am located in Toronto, Canada. The website was designed in Zagreb, Croatia. The software was developed in St. John’s, Newfoundland; Zagreb, Croatia; Delhi,</i> …