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11 Body Positions and Gestures That Can Improve Your Performance

The mind/body connection can be incredibly powerful. Here's how to use your body to your intellectual and emotional advantage.<p>Join Shark Tank’s Daymond John, MailChimp's Ben Chestnut, Drybar's Alli Webb, Boxed's Chieh Huang, Harry’s Jeff Raider, and hundreds of scrappy and trailblazing …

New Orleans

Going Viral: 10 Strategies to Get People to Listen to, Engage and Share Your Message

Last week I finally had a chance to read <i>Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World</i> by Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary is …

5 Japanese Work Customs to Try—Anywhere in the World

Bowing to your colleagues, using super-polite language, and observing formal rituals when exchanging business cards are just a few of the ways doing …

Japan

Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them)

Ronald Heifetz has been a professor of public leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School for three decades, teaching classes that have included aspiring business leaders and budding heads of state. Each year, he says, the students start his course thinking they'll learn the answer to one question:<p>As …

Fail Safe: Debbie Millman’s Advice on Courage and the Creative Life

The seasonal trope of the commencement address is upon us as wisdom on life is being dispensed from graduation podiums around the world. After Greil Marcus’s meditation on the essence of art and Neil Gaiman’s counsel on the creative life, here comes a heartening speech by artist, strategist, and …

Crazy Facts You Never Knew About Business Cards

You probably don't put much thought into the history of those little pieces of paper that you hand out and collect at networking events. They act as …

Networking

Words To Live By: 5 Timeless Commencement Addresses

It’s graduation season, so commencement addresses by actors, politicians, writers, musicians and other luminaries are sweeping the world of higher education across the entire spectrum of mediocrity and profound wisdom. Let’s use this as an invitation to remember some of the most compelling, …

Every Entrepreneur’s Least Favorite Question

It’s happened to every founding CEO. You’re in a meeting — with fellow founders, potential partners, VCs, or even just friends — and you’re asked that simple question that often feels like the hardest one:<p>“How are things going?”<p>“Great!” you respond<p>Cue, awkward pause. Where do you go from there? As …

Manage Your Day-to-Day

Stop doing busywork.<br>Start doing your best work.<p>Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only …

Time Management

Maya Angelou on Courage and Creativity

An interview with <b>Dr. Maya Angelou</b>, renowned author. For more, read the Life’s Work section in the May issue of <i>HBR</i>.<p>ALISON BEARD: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Alison Beard. I’m on the phone today with one of America’s most beloved writers, Maya Angelou. Dr. Angelou, …

Five Bucks Well Spent: Soup, Salad, and Support for Creative Social Change

Every month, about 300 Detroiters each pay $5 for soup, salad, bread, and a vote to support a creative local project for social change. The music is …

Urban Agriculture

Want to Work for a Nonprofit? Here's What Hiring Managers Look For

The last time we wrote about finding a career in the nonprofit sector, we shared some lessons we learned from successful job seekers and from our …

Employment

Saudi Arabia launches first campaign to stop violence against women

The advertisement, showing a woman dressed in a full veil with one of her eyes blackened and bruised, aims to encourage women to speak out about …

Saudi Arabia

Streetsmarts: Learning Local History Through Street Signs

The Carolina Panthers’ New Owner Is No Trump Fan He also proudly called him a “demented, narcissistic scumbag.”<p>Sports<p>New Zealand To Get Its Entire …

New Zealand

Why The iPhone Is Falling Behind

Apple haters, Android geeks and misinformed Wall Street analysts will tell you that Apple’s iPhone is falling behind because Apple can’t innovate anymore.<p>I don’t buy the Apple-doesn’t-innovate BS. Apple is super innovative, and their innovation is focused, disciplined and ultimately results in …

Google Glass

Content Marketing Rises, But Will It Hurt Paid Ads?

My high school-age son gets lots of information from lots and lots of colleges. One that caught his attention was a place I’d barely heard of — …

Left

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Sean Penn: What I've Learned

Say what you will, but Sean Penn is a man you'd want on your side. Why? He knows how to fight. He's fighting his own renegade war to save Haiti. He's fought battles over money and creativity in Hollywood for decades. He fights for any idea he believes in. Will he ever stop? Music: "Ballad of the …

Making Movies

Articles about six book reading nooks on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable...<p>Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for...<p>One of our New Year's resolutions? To read …

Architecture

Google Fiber Is Coming to Austin, Eventually

So it’s increasingly looking like Austin, Texas, is going to be the second market for Google Fiber.<p>Having yesterday sent out invitations to a bunch …

Google Fiber

Facebook exec Emily White heads to Instagram to grow partnerships, make money

Facebook’s Director of Mobile Partnerships, Emily White, is heading over to Instagram, fostering partnerships and growing the hugely-popular photo sharing service’s revenues as director of business operations, reports <i>All Things D</i>. A lot of White’s previous experience revolves around monetization, …