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Watch All 14 Amazon Pilots Online Now – /Film

With the openings of <i>Oblivion</i> and <i>The Lords of Salem</i>, the expansion of <i>The Place Beyond the Pines</i>, and the Netflix premiere of <i>Hemlock Grove</i> today — not …

TV

John Lennon’s Final Interview

On December 5, 1980, three days before he was murdered, John Lennon sat down with <i>Rolling Stone</i>‘s Jonathan Cott for a nine-hour interview. Select …

50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Released Their Debut Single, ‘Love Me Do’

Exactly 50 years ago today, on October 5th, 1962, a new single titled “Love Me Do” hit record stores all over England. It was the debut 45 by the …

The Real Story Behind the Beatles’ Last Days

Sunday marked an anniversary most Beatles fans would rather forget: the day in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced to the world that the Beatles were …

9 Rules Westerners Should Remember When Visiting Japan

In many ways -- to Western eyes anyway -- Japan is as baffling as Bill Murray's facial expressions made it seem in Sofia Coppola's brilliant 2003 Oscar-winner "Lost in Translation." The sea of black suits streaming down Tokyo's sidewalks. The young female barkers dressed like schoolgirls outside …

Japan

Boston Bombing Suspects Put Chechnya in Spotlight

The two suspects are connected to Russia’s restive Caucasus region.<p><b>The two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings—one of whom is dead, the other provoking a massive manhunt across Boston on Friday—are Chechens who were raised in Dagestan and Kyrgyzstan before immigrating to the United</b> …

6 Actions of Great Managers

There are plenty of good business leaders out there, but what separates the good from the great? Consider these qualities when assessing your own leadership skills.<p>How would you measure yourself as a manager? There are plenty of good business leaders out there, but what separates the good from the …

Leadership is Dead

Most of my readers are familiar with Catalyst, the next-gen leadership conference that takes place in Atlanta, SoCal and Dallas and now has one-day …

The brand is a story. But it’s a story about you, not about the brand. | Seth's Blog

Why prefer Coke over Pepsi or GE over Samsung or Ford over Chevy?<p>In markets that aren't natural monopolies or where there are clear, agreed-upon …

10 Steps to a Remarkable Company Culture

Sure, you want your company to be a great place to work. Here's how to do it, starting today.<p>Paul Spiegelman, the founder and CEO of BerylHealth, a hospital call-center business, talks and writes often about the importance of building a strong company culture--not just because it's a nice thing to …

7 Characteristics of Highly Creative People

Looking to hire for creativity? Research says you should look for these traits (but, be warned, not all of them make someone easy to work with).<p>Sure, it's possible for everyone to nurture his or her creative side, but honest observation shows that fresh ideas come more easily to some people than to …

How to Be the Best Version of You

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice." --Steve Jobs<p>Truly happy and successful people get that way by becoming the best, most genuine version of themselves they can be. Not on the outside--on the …

5 Things Leaders Are Thinking, But Not Talking About

It amazes me just how many leaders don’t act like leaders. They define themselves more by their job title and job description, rather than the required courage, resiliency and determination to continually renew and reinvent themselves – while at the same time having their team’s best interests at …

Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To.

As a business leader, I found that one of the scariest things to do was to give your people the freedom to make mistakes. While mistakes allow individuals to learn and grow, they can also be very costly to any company. Scared as I was, I knew that truly great leaders found ways to allow their …

The Key to Creativity and Productivity

Here's why embracing healthy conflict within your team proves to be a necessary part of getting things done faster and better.<p>Brainstorming sessions often begin with the assertion that there's no such thing as a bad idea.<p>That sounds lovely in theory, but research has shown that it's lousy for …

Wall Street

10 Ways to Better Brand Recognition

Whether you’re an Internet Marketer or a businesswoman promoting her business on the Internet, you want your brand to stand out from the crowd. The ultimate marketing goal is to have your target market think of you, and your company, when they are ready to buy.<p>Here are 10 ways you can make sure …

Why Aren't There More Women CEO's — Transformational Leadership

Just today there was a new Linked In poll that was published. The question that was asked is “Why aren’t there more women CEO’s?” You could only pick …

Leadership

The Magic Question: "What do you think?"

Yes, someone needs to eventually make a decision. But, if you want to fully engage the people on your team, you have to routinely ask the magic …

5 Tricks for Working With Millennials

Your youngest employees are creative, bright, and a complete disaster to manage. Here's how to turn the mess around.<p>Just before a recent staff meeting, I overheard one of my Millennial employees ask another, "How crazy is Kim Jong-un?" Her peer looked puzzled and replied, "Who's that, one of your …

5 Reasons Why Some Critics Are Hating on Dove’s Real Beauty Sketches Video

Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" quickly became a viral phenomenon. But as it blazed past 1 million views on YouTube, the video has racked up its fair …

More Evidence That The Gourmet Cupcake Bubble Has Popped

Crumbs, the world's largest cupcake company, isn't doing very well.<p>The company's stock plunged shortly after its 2011 IPO from $13 to $3.75 when its earnings missed Wall Street estimates. It started tanking again last week when Crumbs announced that sales would be 22% lower than projected.<p>Crumbs …