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Leaders as Decision Architects

All employees, from CEOs to frontline workers, commit preventable mistakes: We underestimate how long it will take to finish a task, overlook or ignore information that reveals a flaw in our planning, or fail to take advantage of company benefits that are in our best interests. It’s extraordinarily …

From “Economic Man” to Behavioral Economics

When we make decisions, we make mistakes. We all know this from personal experience, of course. But just in case we didn’t, a seemingly unending stream of experimental evidence in recent years has documented the human penchant for error. This line of research—dubbed heuristics and biases, although …

Critical Thinking

5 Common Mistakes Guaranteed to Screw Up Your PR Strategy

Most pitches will fail, regardless of how well you craft them. But one of the best ways to get your email dumped straight into the trash bin is to send journalists what looks like a copy of your latest memoirs.<p>According to a recent survey by MuckRack, 59 percent of journalists want pitches to come …

The Best Lecture I’ve Ever Heard

Mr. Frost, my superb economics teacher in England, once shared the story of two people talking about a lecture given by the late Milton Friedman, the father of Monetarism. The first said, “Twenty years ago, I went to the worst lecture I’ve ever heard! Friedman gave it and I still remember how he …

47 Iconic Album Covers Recreated With Legos

Lego Albums has recreated all of your favorite albums, block by block.

Indie Music

The Best Gluten-Free Pastas

Gluten-free pasta doesn't have to feel like a sacrifice. To prove it, a panel of Bon Appétit editors gathered in the Test Kitchen for a blind taste test.<p>Gluten-free pasta doesn't have to feel like a sacrifice. To prove it, we procured 35 types (in five different shapes) from over a dozen producers: …

Cooking

10 Charts from 2013 That Changed the Way We Think

1. Asian countries are overtaking European countries when it comes to prosperity:<p>2. The most common area of weakness for ineffective senior leaders is their ability to develop others, followed by their ability to collaborate (but research shows it’s entirely possible to reverse these bad habits):<p>3. …

Science! This is Why Hot Water Can Freeze Faster Than Cold Water

Last week researchers at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore proposed what might be the most plausible explanation yet for the Mpemba effect [PDF].<p>You've probably heard before that hot water freezes faster than cold water—that's the …

La ricetta perfetta: Cacio e pepe

Intelligente è chi trova difficile ciò che agli altri sembra facile. Adesso bisogna capire se sono io il genio o gli altri a fare errori di …

Il numero della bellezza

Spesso la matematica viene considerata, da chi non lavora in ambito scientifico o comunque non svolga una professione che ne richiede l’utilizzo, …

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

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The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Can't wait until the world ends and EVERYTHING looks like this.

Abandoned Buildings

All Alone in the Night - Time-lapse footage of the Earth as seen from the ISS

Time-lapse Photography

A spasso per Googlezia

Un gondoliere mi fotografa mentre mappo Venezia. Foto © Marco Sabadin / Vision Venezia, 2013<p>Sto mappando Venezia. Vorrei dire: mi sto <i>pappando</i> …

What Happens To Your Data After You're Dead?

The only things certain in life are death and data.<p>Every year, Facebook cheerfully suggests I reconnect with some friends on their birthdays. I’d certainly like to, but there’s a glaring complication: these particular friends are dead.<p>The grieving process being one of the most human of them all, it …

Noam Chomsky: America is a terrified country

The philosopher on the violence we wage abroad, the income inequality we face at home and where we go from here<p><i>This is an excerpt from the just released 2nd edition of Noam Chomsky’s "Occupy: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity," published by Zuccotti Park Press.</i> Reprinted from Truthout.org. with …

Don't forget to look down. #sanmarco #wandering #venezia

20 Ways to Find Your Calling

Not sure what to be when you grow up (whenever that is)? Fret no more.<br>We can figure this out together. Let’s get started.<p><b>1. Ignore the future, deal with the present.</b> <br>The question, “What should I be when I grow up?” is wrong. Ask instead, “What is next today?” People become fat one bite at a time, …