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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Women Supporting Each Other at Work

Don’t underestimate the power of women connecting and supporting each other at work. As my experiences from being a rookie accountant to a managing director at an investment bank have taught me, conversations between women have massive benefits for the individual and the organization. When I …

Leadership

Longform Podcast #303: Rukmini Callimachi

Rukmini Callimachi covers ISIS for <i>The New York Times</i> and is the host of <i>Caliphate</i>.“My major takeaway that I have come away with in this work is go to …

3 Simple Ways for Women to Rethink Office Politics and Wield More Influence at Work

Men and women don’t look at office politics and power dynamics the same way. That’s what my consulting partners and I recently found when we surveyed …

Management

How to Build Trust with Colleagues You Rarely See

When you exchange pleasantries with a co-worker in the elevator, the two of you are building trust. When you stop by a colleague’s office and see their family photographs on a desk, you learn about that person’s life outside the office and, as a result, usually feel closer. Face-to-face meetings, …

Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili with Kahlua

This black bean chili is a little bit naughty, but mostly nice as we round the corner into the new year. Quite honestly, I'm not sure the world needs …

Spicy Rainbow Chopped Salad with Peanuts

The base of this rainbow hued chopped salad is a new-to-me, homemade, red curry paste. I can't stop using it, and it was the perfect back note to …

Curries

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

The Culture Factor

Strategy and culture are among the primary levers at top leaders’ disposal in their never-ending quest to maintain organizational viability and effectiveness. Strategy offers a formal logic for the company’s goals and orients people around them. Culture expresses goals through values and beliefs …

Employment

CEOs Should Stop Thinking That Execution Is Somebody Else’s Job; It Is Theirs

The common perception is that strategy is done at the top of the org chart, and execution is done below. It is exactly the opposite – let me explain why.<p>First, I should explain that I have always hated the use of the term “execution.” Its common definition is fundamentally unhelpful, and …

A Coconut Milk–Laced Beef Stew to Warm You Up in an Instant (Pot)

The Instant Pot combines several appliances in one, but it’s the pressure-cooking function that most people swoon over. (Yogurt-making, I love you too, but you’re an occasional romance; pressure-cooking is my steady dinner date.)<p>Part of the charm of pressure-cooking in the Instant Pot is developing …

Recipes

Guiding Principles for Closing the Gap Between Strategy Design and Delivery

Every CEO or leader knows that strategy design, coupled with excellence in the implementation of that strategy, is central to an organization’s sustainable growth and prosperity.<br>Yet most strategic initiatives fail to deliver, and they do so at great cost in time and resources. In a new global …

How to Tinker With *Any* Flour, From Rice to Cricket (Yes, Cricket)

Some people keep a list of every book they read. I keep a list of all the flours I use.<p><b>Wheat flour is not exactly passé—but a baker who uses it exclusively is an artist with half a paint box</b>. Whether you are gluten-free, grain-free, seeking a healthier diet, or just curious and hungry, new flours …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

15 Spicy, Fiery Noodle Bowls to March You to Spring

I know I shouldn't wish time away (Mom: If you're reading this, I've been listening to you all this time!), but I can't help but wish that March were, uh... over already? I'm ready for my toes to feel the fresh air again. (My legs, on the other hand, can wait.) And I'm ready for raw vegetables! I'm …

Your 10 Favorite Weeknight-Friendly Recipes (Grocery List & Cooking Plan Included)

Do you know what you're making for dinner tonight? Oh, us neither! Maybe you'd like a sandwich pretending to be spanakopita? Or a bowl of sparse-on-ingredients, big-on-flavor soup?<p>Oh, or how about one tonight and the other tomorrow night? Look, there you go—meal planning! <b>Here are your 10 favorite</b> …

grilled cheese

Make One-Pot Spiced Lentils & Rice Once, Have Dinners All Week

<i>For more on how to master meal planning, check out A New Way to Dinner, a playbook for stressless weeknight dinners. Get your copy here.</i><p>Like many folks of Italian origin, lentils were served in my home in the New Year to represent luck and good fortune, as symbolized by the small, coin-like …

New York City

11 Dinners Even My Brother Can Cook on His Ski Vacation

The best cooking questions I get are from my brother, via an out-of-the-blue phone call. "What's the difference between a scallion and a shallot?" "What's a bomb [<i>yes, bomb</i>] but easy fish recipe?" And recently, "What are some good, easy (see a pattern here?) dinners that my friends and I can make …

Recipes

24 Answers to the "What Do I Want for Dinner?" Question

When I ask myself the question (and sometimes, if I'm very hungry and/or not careful, it's aloud, on the subway), "What do I want for dinner?", very rarely does an answer come easy.<p>But then I look at the latest recipe from Alexandra Stafford. A writer, photographer, cook, and mother of four, her …

Recipes

Hear Long-Lost Rock 'N' Roll From The Native American Heartland

For a time during the '60s and '70s, it was not uncommon to hear pop musicians sing about Native American issues. But the voices were almost never Native American.<p>There are plenty of great stories in the <i>Native North America, Vol. 1</i> set, but maybe the most compelling is about the Algonquin-Mohawk …

Panda Adds More News Feeds, Sources of Inspiration, and Bookmarking

Web/Chrome: Panda, the news feed that keeps you inspired and informed at the same time, just rolled out an update to its webapp and Chrome extension …

Butterflies and Iron Bolts: What Virginia Woolf Teaches Us About Great Design and the Value of the Ungoogleable

In 2002, a small and confounding book titled <b>Schott’s Original Miscellany</b> (<i>public library</i>) was released to very little fanfare by British independent press Bloomsbury, publishers of such diverse and beloved offerings as <i>Harry Potter</i> and <i>Lost Cat</i>. The author of this unusual book was a young man named</b> …

Cheap at sea, pricey on the plate: The voodoo of lobster economics

Small lobsters are thrown back during an early morning fish off the coast of Nova Scotia. (Scott Munn for The Globe and Mail)<p>To the best of my recollection, Larry the Lobster showed up in one of Lloyd Robicheau’s traps some time between dawn and 8 a.m. on a Tuesday. My memory of the event is …

Camp Lejeune and the U.S. Military's Polluted Legacy by Alexander Nazaryan

How the Pentagon makes “Koch Industries look like an organic farm” when it comes to toxic water contamination.

Military

One of a Kind

What do you do if your child has a condition that is new to science?<p>Matt Might and Cristina Casanova met in the spring of 2002, as twenty-year-old undergraduates at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Cristina was an industrial-design major with an interest in philosophy; Matt was a shy computer …

Our 25 Favorite Unlocked New Yorker Articles by Larissa MacFarquhar, Burkhard Bilger, Tim Page, Ian Parker, Peter Hessler, David Grann, Peter J. Boyer, Haruki Murakami, Connie Bruck, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Atul Gawande, Janet Malcolm, Jeffrey Toobin,

A marriage devoted to the mind-body problem.<p>Has a remote Amazonian tribe upended our understanding of language?<p>Bonobos are celebrated as …

A “Dynamic Interaction”: Leo Buscaglia on Why Love Is a Learned Language

Love might be one of the most quintessential capacities of the human condition. And yet, for all our poetic contemplation, psycho-scientific dissection, and anthropological exploration of it, we greatly underestimate the extent to which this baseline capacity — much like those for language, motion, …

Letters of Note

10 Books Melinda and I Recommended to the TED Crowd

Melinda and I attended TED this year, and the organizers asked us to suggest a few books that attendees might enjoy. I thought I’d share the lists we …

Self-improvement

The Story behind the Rob Ford Story

Reporters noticed a trail of digital bread crumbs soon after Rob Ford’s election in 2010: snapshots on social networks of a flustered mayor out on …

Here Are All 49 of Our No. 1 Story Picks From This Year

Every week, Longreads sends out an email with our Top 5 story picks—so here it is, every single story that was chosen as No. 1 this year. If you like …